Where to Eat in TORONTO (PART 2) – a Top25 list from NOW’s restaurant critics, April/2014

NOWRESTAURANTS2 NOW Weekly does an annual survey of the hottest TORONTO restaurants. Below is this spring’s TOP 25 list assembled by the magazine’s restaurant critics, along with their ratings (** to *****). All are located in or near the city centre, and accessible by public transport. Reservations are recommended for most.

NOWRESTAURANTS1

#1 – BAR ISABEL, 797 College Street, 416-532-2222, http://www.barisabel.com *****
#2 – AGAVE Y AGUACATE, 25 Baldwin Street, 647-748-6448, http://www.agave-y-aguacate.com *****
#3 – CHANTECLER, 1320 Queen Street West at Brock Street, 416-628-3586, http://www.restaurantchantecler.ca *****
#4 – MOMOFUKU DAISHO, 190 University Avenue at Adelaide West, 647-253-8000, htp://www.momofuku.com/toronto/daisho *****
#5 – BARRIO COREANO, 642 Bloor Street West at Manning Avenue, 416-901-5188, http://www.playacabana.ca/locations/5/barrio-coreano ****

#6 – RICHMOND STATION, 1 Richmond Street West, 647-748-1444, http://www.richmondstation.ca *****
#7 – ELECTRIC MUD, 5 Brock Street at Queen Street West, 416-516-8286, http://www.electricmudbbq.com *****
#8 – BAR BUCA, 75 Portland Street at King Street West, 416-599-2822, http://www.barbuca.com ****
#9 – BANH MI BOYS, 399 Yonge Street at Gerrard OR 392 Queen Street West at Spadina, 416-363-0588, http://www.banhmiboys.com *****
#10 – PATRIA, 480 King Street West at Brant, 416-367-0505, http://www.patriatoronto.com ****

#11 – SNACK BAR, 181 Bathurst Street at Queen West, 416-364-9320, http://www.416snackbar.com ****
#12 – BENT, 777 Dundas Street West at Markham, 647-352-0092, http://www.bentrestaurant.com *****
#13 – PUKKA, 778 St. Clair West at Arlington, 416-342-1906, http://www.pukka.ca ****
#14 – KINGYO, 518 Winchester Street at Parliament, 647-748-2121, http://www.kingyotoronto.ca ****
#15 – KINTON RAMEN, 51 Baldwin Street at Beverley, 647-748-8900, OR 668 Bloor Street West at Manning, 416-551-8177, http://www.kintonramen.com *****

#16 – GRAND ELECTRIC, 1330 Queen Street West at Elm Grove, 416-627-3459, http://www.grandelectricbar.com *****
#17 – DRAKE ONE FIFTY, 150 York Street at Adelaide West, financial district, 416-363-6150, http://www.drakeonefifty.com ***
#18 – SEVEN LIVES, 69 Kensington Avenue at Baldwin, 416-803-1086, http://www.sevenlives.ca **
#19 – VALDEZ, 606 King Street West at Portland, 416-363-8388, http://www.valdezrestaurant.com ***
#20 – BIG CROW, 176 Dupont at St. George Street, 647-748-3287, http://www.roseandsonsbigcrow.com ****

#21 – DISTRICT OVEN, 842 College Street at Ossington Avenue, 416-901-7717, http://www.districtoven.com ****
#22 – SKIN + BONES, 980 Queen Street East at Carlaw, 416-524-5209, http://www.skinandbonesto.com ****
#23 – HUDSON KITCHEN, 600 Dundas Street West at Palmerston, 416-644-8839, http://www.hudsonkitchen.com ***
#24 – URSA, 924 Queen Street West at Shaw, 416-536-8963, http://www.ursarestaurant.com *****
#25 – HOME OF THE BRAVE, 589 King Street West at Portland, 416-366-2736, http://www.thehotb.com ***

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