Like most other major Canadian cities, Toronto is packed with expensive and exclusive eateries to explore. Let’s face it, there’s nothing like a good meal after a long day of exploring the city’s many museums, art galleries, shops and casinos.
Restaurants like the ones in our guide specialise in the use of luxury ingredients and exotic cooking methods, making them perfect for special occasions and the richest of the rich. With that said, you should be prepared to shell out a pretty penny to sample what these beautiful eateries have to offer. Here are some of Toronto’s most exclusive restaurants to try next pay day!
#1: Kaiseki Yu-Zen Hasimoto
The kitchen at this unique Japanese East York restaurant has been running for over 30 years, and is headed up by chef and proprietor Masaki Hashimoto. Hashimoto runs the restaurant entirely on his own, and the establishment only has three tables so that he can give his guests all the attention they deserve. The spot’s dinner menu features an eight course omakase menu at a flat charge of around $300 exclusive of beverages and tips.
#2: Jacob’s & Co.
This highly regarded steakhouse in King West is home to delicious seafood towers (at $80/pp), duck fat fries (at around $15) and, most notably, juicy charred steaks ranging from a modest 6 ounce tenderloin to a tempting Kobe Black Tajima ribeye at $880 a plate!
#3: BlueBlood Steakhouse
Unlike the casino games at this web platform, this luxuriant restaurant inside Toronto’s Casa Loma is only available to the richest of the rich. Guests can enjoy a substantial porterhouse main course at $200 per person, or indulge in the $32 wagyu beef carpaccio appetizer if they want to experience BlueBlood on a budget.
Canoe focuses on fresh local produce wherever possible, which is reflected in their passionate take on seasonal dining. Guests at this Financial District eatery can sink their teeth into starters like veal tartare (costing around $27) and rich foie gras at around the same price. Connoisseurs can follow this up with main courses like beef fillet, tea smoked duck breast, and other proudly Canadian delicacies.
Scaramouche has it all – stunning views of the metropolis on Avenue and St. Clair, and elevated rustic cuisine that has become a big hit among locals. Starters include mouthwatering duck terrine (around $30) and mains include a sizeable rack of lamb at roughly $50 per plate.
#6: The Chase
This fashionable restaurant in the Financial District kicks off its menu with a fresh strawberry appetiser costing a cool $48. Those with more of an appetite can indulge in a Diamond Platter filled with crab legs, oysters, and buttered lobster for a mere $225.
#7: Auberge du Pommier
This stalwart eatery nearby to Yonge and York Mills welcomes its guests with a $195 champagne pairing and tasting menu. Run by the same owners as Canoe, you can expect an equally luxurious experience here, from Auberge du Pommier’s a la carte dishes to its $135 Arcadian caviar extravaganza.