20 top Toronto wine restaurants and bars
Whether it is a dedicated wine bar, restaurant, hotel lobby bar or otherwise, here is a guide of wine venues in the city that put the wine lover first and offer a great wine experience.
Phone: +1 416-260-2222
Address: 163 Spadina Avenue, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON
Voted as Canada’s Top Restaurant (2018) and a recent entry on the Best 50 top 100 list, Alo is a contemporary French restaurant and cocktail bar. Head chef Patrick Kriss serves blind multi-course tasting menus while the sommelier team runs the wine program and is tasked with pairing wines with the ever-changing offerings.
Phone: +1 647-748-0909
Address: 909 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON
Archive is a casual Toronto wine bar with small plates for sharing.
Phone: (416) 532-2222
Address: 797 College Street, Toronto
The restaurant that started Toronto’s Iberian revolution is located on the edge of College Street’s Little Italy neighborhood. Warm wood and colourful glass accent the bustling room where reservations are bragged about among diners who know. The ever-evolving menu features big flavours, many smaller tapas dishes and balanced larger plates. Spanish titles dominate the wine list, with both benchmarks and lesser-known gems from exciting producers on offer. The list is rounded out by well thought out old-world offerings, as well as some of the sommelier’s preferred Canadian wines.
Phone: (416) 597-0335
Address: 7 Elm St, Toronto, ON
Barberian’s steakhouse is a Toronto institution with charcoal grilled favourites like the Ribeye that should not be missed.
Address: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON
The restaurant BlueBlood Steakhouse resides in the historic castle Casa Loma in midtown Toronto and is fast becoming a steakhouse destination in Toronto.
Phone: +1 416-777-1144
Address: 66 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON
Since 2002, Bymark has been established as a wine-drinking hotspot in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. The restaurant serves contemporary food with a classic touch around an active and bustling bar. A large patio allows for a chance to slow-down amongst the crowd, have a glass of wine and enjoy a round of people-watching.
Phone: +1 416-703-4222
Address: 169 Niagara St, Toronto, ON
Edulis restaurant in Toronto offers 5 or 7 course meals chosen from seasonal ingredients and is served in a cozy and welcoming setting. The food is largely seafood & vegetable inspired and there is a special black & white truffle menu when truffles are in season.
Phone: (416) 964-0606
Address: 972 College Street West, Toronto
This sleek Italian restaurant sits on the west end of Toronto’s College Street strip. The Roman-inspired menu will please even the staunchest traditionalist. Sitting at the kitchen bar is the best way to watch the chef’s control and precision in action.
Phone: +1 647-351-1552
Address: 199 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON
Grey Gardens is a wine bar in Kensington Market in Toronto with small and medium sized dishes of international cuisine.
Phone: +1 416-366-0200
Address: 12 Brant St, Toronto, ON
Jacobs & Co is an elegantly decorated fine dining steakhouse restaurant in Toronto. In addition to the temperature controlled wine cellar, Jacobs & Co also has an in-house dry-aging room for their steaks.
Phone: (416) 551-6263
Address: 227 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
On Toronto’s Ossington Avenue there is no shortage of great places to eat and drink, none better suited for special occasions than La Banane. Chef/Patron Brandon Olsen has put all of himself into the space, which can be best described as a marriage of Art Deco and glamorous Brasserie. The kitchen’s forte is in precise French fare, but the piece de resistance has to be one of the city’s finest raw bars serving beautiful shellfish towers. What better way to pair these delicacies than with a wine list with a focus on grower Champagnes! The list is rounded out with carefully selected, predominantl...
Phone: +1 416-929-4900
Address: 492 Queen St W, Toronto, ON
La Palette is a casual and cozy French bistro restaurant in Toronto that serves classic dishes as a great neighborhood spot.
Phone: +1 (647) 345 7005
Address: 1434 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON
Midfield is a relaxed and casual Toronto wine bar focusing on small plates, cheese and charcuterie to complement the interesting and always changing wine list.
Address: 3rd Floor, 190 University Ave, Toronto, ON
Kōjin is Momofuku Toronto's third-floor restaurant spearheaded by Eva Chin. The menu and offerings are a love letter to her upbringing on the island of Hawaii, and inspired by global cuisines.
Phone: +1 416-921-3105
Address: 37 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON
Opus restaurant in Toronto resides in the affluent Yorkville neighborhood with European inspired cuisine and top notch service.
Phone: +1 416-535-5656
Address: 1161 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON
The Toronto wine bar Paris Paris offers patrons to enjoy wine in a fun, unpretentious setting (Rock and Pop classics from the 1990s fill the room). The food menu has some original gems showing French/Chinese influence.
Phone: (416) 929-7788
Address: 88 Harbord Street, Toronto
Piano Piano on Harbord Street's restaurant strip in Toronto is an Italian restaurant which serves pizza from it’s wood-burning oven, and perfectly al dente handmade pastas. The always bustling room is colourful and playful with a definite focus on warm hospitality.
Phone: +1 416-572-8008
Address: 181 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON
TOCA restaurant is located in Toronto’s Ritz-Carlton hotel and offers Italian cuisine from local ingredients.
Phone: (647) 348-1300
Address: 121 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
One of the most authentic pubs in Toronto sits in an old house in the chic Yorkville neighbourhood. Dark, worn wood, and deep earthy colours make the room feel like it was transported straight from England, as does the chef’s authentic pub fare. This however, is no ordinary public house, as the wine culture here rules the roost.
Phone: +1 416-622-6677
Address: 1750 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON
Via Allegro Ristorante is a fine Italian dining restaurant in Etobicoke, west of Toronto.
Via Allegro is temporarily closed.