FOODIES GUIDE TO BLOOR-YORKVILLE

Our foodies guide to Bloor-Yorkville will help you navigate our
neighbourhood dining options.
Bloor-Yorkville is home to many of Toronto’s top chefs and culinary artists. With nearly 200 restaurants to choose from, Bloor- Yorkville o!ers the best of everything from fine dining, exotic cuisine, vegan restaurants, fresh meals to-go, dessert bars, and some of the cities most revered co!ee shops. Popular restaurants in the area o!er Italian, Mediterranean, French, Contemporary-fusion, Japanese, Indian, Canadian, and more, including vegan and gluten-free friendly restaurants.

Conveniently located and accessible by all major transit lines, the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood is marked by Bay and Bloor Street as the major intersection and extends west to Avenue Road, east to Church Street, north to Scollard Street, and south to XXXX. There are a number of parking options as well, which can be reviewed on our Parking page.

Map of Bloor-Yorkville

Offering tasting menus, private dining experiences and more, our neighbourhood can provide some of your most memorable nights out in Toronto. Additionally, brunches and lunches can be experienced from the top of the Manulife centre (link to one80) or from a quaint patio space in the heart of the Village of Yorkville Park (sassafraz?). Around every corner and every laneway is something new to discover.

Along with unparalleled dining, Bloor-Yorkville is home to a number of bars and pubs (best bars blog but needs to be updated), known for their unique cocktails, stunning décor, and large patio spaces. Whether you’re looking to dress up for a celebratory night out or looking for a more casual cocktail hour with friends, there’s more than just a few options for every occasion.

Foodies Guide Overview

FOOD DELIVERY &
PICKUP IN YORKVILLE

Bloor-Yorkville resaturants offer a
varietety of Food Delivery & Pickup 
options for your convenience
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Many of our restaurants are available for pick-up and delivery through apps such as Ritual, UberEats, DoorDash, Skip the Dishes, and TOCK. If you are unsure, we suggest calling ahead to find out which delivery or pick up apps are available (link to directory?)

A number of restaurants o!er take-home options that change weekly. These include family style meals or full course meals for two. Many of our top tier restaurants also o!er at-home meal kits, sending you home with all necessary ingredients to recreate your favourite meals and also include cocktail or wine parings, if desired.
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AWARD WINNING
RESTAURANTS & CHEFS

Bloor-Yorkville offers a variety of
internationally recognized
restaurants and awrard winnning
chefs

Mark McEwan: ONE Restaurant

Chef Mark McEwan began his career as an executive chef in Toronto and has become an internationally recognized name due to his work as a head judge on the Food Network’s Top Chef. Chef McEwan’s ONE restaurant, located at the chic Hazelton Hotel is a contemporary hot spot where guest vie for a spot on the coveted tree-lined, candle lit patio.

Patrisk Kriss, AloBar.

Before opening his Toronto restaurants, Chef Patrick Kriss trained and worked in New York at a Michelin-starred restaurant, as well as in Paris, eventually opening Alo in Toronto and AloBar in Bloor-Yorkville. AloBar remains one of the most coveted reservations in the city and Chef Kriss continues to be known as one of Toronto’s greatest chefs.

Masaki Saito, Aburi Hana.

Masaki Saito is a 2-star rated Michelin Chef. He set his sights on Bloor-Yorkville, leaving New York and opening Abur Hana in the heart of our neighbourhood.

Quinton Bennett, Enigma Fine Dining

Chef Bennet is known internationally having led teams in the UK, Denmark, Vancouver, and now Toronto. Training in Michelin Star restaurants, Chef Bennet has created a brand-new concept at Enigma Fine Dining.

Daniel Boulud, Café Boulud

No stranger to accolades, Chef Daniel Boulud has been recognized as Chef of the Year by Bon Appetit, received the James Beard Award for Best Chef, and among many global titles, has won the International Outstanding Achievement Award at the Catey Awards in the United Kingdom. Daniel Boulud has also worked as a judge on Top Chef. His Toronto-based restaurant, Café Boulud is located in the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel.

ONE-OF-A-KIND
EXPERIENCES

Bloor-Yorkville resaturants offer a
varietety of Food Delivery & Pickup
options for your convenience
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Unique Decor

Sofia: When it comes to décor, it’s hard to beat the fusion of top tier dining with a world-class contemporary art gallery.
That’s exactly the concept at Sofia, which partners with neighbouring Taglialatella Galleries, pairing the likes of Banksy, Mr.
Brainwash and more with your XXX Italian meal. Few spaces in the city will provide as unique of a backdrop as the wellcurated
interior at Sofia.

Sassafraz: Known for years as the “Little Yellow House,” Sassafraz redesigned in 2019 to include a mural on the outside of
the restaurant and a breathtaking “living wall” inside the house. The living wall is just that: a mix of succulents and seasonal
flowers complimented by a large overhead skylight, bathing the room in natural light. The stunning décor is a true escape
from the outside world.

Amal: With nothing left to chance, every detail at Amal was meticulously well planned. The contemporary designs are
supported by calming hues of rich greens, earthy browns, and bluegrass. The terrace is landscaped to compliment the
interior creating an escape where food, décor and even music work together creating a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

Private Dining

SALON by Alobar. AloBar, surrounded by fairy lights in the charming Yorkville Lane, quickly became of the most soughtafter
dining locations in the city. Salon by Alo takes this exclusivity to the next level. Located adjacent to AloBar, SALON
o!ers a completely private dining experience. Whether you’re looking for a sit-down experience or a cocktail-style party,
you and your guests will have the experience all to yourselves. Salon o!ers multi-course tasting menus fit for corporate
events, meetings, or celebrations.


Bespoke meals at Aburi Hana. Unlike any other Japanese restaurant in Toronto, Aburi Hana o!ers Kyo-Kaiseki style dining.
This experience originated in Kyoto and incorporates multiple courses into a refined culinary experience. The Aburi Hana
chefs approach food as an art form, incorporating modern gastronomy with ancient techniques. Their team creates
bespoke meals for each diner, so no experience is ever the same.


Tasting Menu at Enigma. Nestled on picturesque St. Thomas Street and surrounded by mid-century and modern
architecture, Enigma is Bloor-Yorkville’s very own European-inspired fine dining restaurant. Unlike a typical dining
experience, Enigma o!ers a prix fixe lunch menu and tasting menu dinner services.


Views: The One Eighty is located on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre, o!ering sweeping views of Toronto. The space
features 21-foot ceilings, contemporary furniture, and north and south-facing patios with seamless glass panels. The
unobstructed views are the perfect backdrop to a glamorous night out.


Concept: DICE Fruit Bar will have you reimagining everything you thought about fruit. We guarantee not only will you
discover fruits you’ve never heard of, but also

HISTORIC YORKVILLE
RESTAURANTS

Bloor-Yorkville resaturants o!er a
varietety of Food Delivery & Pickup
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Sassafraz, 1997Sassafraz, 1997

Set in a row of historic townhouses, Sassafraz has has been consistently loved by locals and flocked to by celebrities, with everyone from Mick Jagger, to Bono making appearances. In 2019, Sassafraz celebrated 20 years in Bloor-Yorkville and remains a local landmark. The menu includes French-inspired Canadian food with product being sourced from within Canada, creating dishes thar are fresh, delicious, and sustainable.

The Pilot, 1944

Known as somewhat of an institution, The Pilot has been a staple in the neighbourhood since 1944! Having opened during World War 2, The Pilot was named in honour of the pilots serving during that time. Throughout the last 45 years, the ethos of maintaining a feel-good atmosphere and welcoming every age and every walk of life into their doors has remained the same. The Pilot is a casual, feel good atmosphere with a fabulous roof top deck, and a clientele of locals who can’t get enough.

Trattoria NErvosa, 1996

It’s hard to pass by Trattoria Nervosa on the corner of Bellair Street and Yorkville Avenue and not notice the beautiful yellow house characterized by its charming architecture, planter boxes, rooftop terrace and distinctly European feel. Since 1996 the team at Trattoria Nervosa has been serving exquisite Southern Italian food while placing an emphasis on creating memorable experiences. This attention to detail has maintained their status as a go-to for 25 years and counting.

Hemingway’s Restaurant & Bar, 1980

Open 365 days a year until 2am, Hemingway’s has been a “home away from home” destination in Bloor-Yorkville for 39 years! Having moved here from New Zealand, the owners created a space that feels like home to all with weekly events, 20 TV’s for catching a game, and a menu filled with New Zealand pub classics and delicacies. There are three outdoor spaces, including a spacious rooftop making Hemingway’s a popular patio hot spot.

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