FOODIE'S GUIDE TO BLOOR-YORKVILLE

Our foodie’s 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 offers the best of everything from fine dining, exotic cuisine, vegan restaurants, fresh meals to go, dessert bars, and
some of the city’s most revered coffee shops. Popular restaurants in the area offer Italian, Mediterranean, French,
Contemporary-fusion, Japanese, Indian, Canadian, and more, including vegan and gluten-free friendly options.

Conveniently located and accessible by all major transit lines, the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood is marked by the major intersection of Bay and Bloor Street and ranges from Church Street to Avenue Road and from Scollard Street to Charles Street.

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 or from a quaint patio in the heart of the Village of Yorkville Park. 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, known for their unique cocktails, stunning décor, and large patio spaces. Whether you’re looking to dress up for a celebratory night out or for a more casual cocktail hour with friends, there are more than just a few options for every occasion.

Foodie's Guide Overview

FOOD DELIVERY &
PICK-UP IN YORKVILLE

Bloor-Yorkville resaturants offer a
variety of food delivery & pick-up 
options for your convenience

Olive cake at Eataly

Many of our restaurants are available for pick-up and delivery through apps such as Ritual, UberEats, DoorDash, SkipTheDishes, and TOCK. If you are unsure, we suggest calling ahead to find out which delivery or pick-up apps are available.

A number of restaurants offer take-home options that change weekly. These include family style meals or full course meals for two. Many of our top tier restaurants also offer at-home meal kits that provide all necessary ingredients to recreate your favourite meals at home, including cocktail or wine parings, if desired.

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AWARD WINNING
RESTAURANTS & CHEFS

Bloor-Yorkville offers a variety of
internationally recognized restaurants and
award-winning chefs

Darby Piquette: ONE Restaurant

Chef Darby Piquette is the Executive Chef of ONE Restaurant, Hazelton’s contemporary Yorkville hotspot. Under the mentorship of Chef Mark McEwan, he developed his skill and personal style, showcasing his dedication to culinary excellence and consistency by making fine-dining approachable.

Patrick 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.

Ryusuke Nakagawa, Aburi Hana.

Executive Chef Ryusuke Nakagawa grew up on Shikoku Island, Japan and began his culinary journey at a young age. After studying under two master chefs of Kyōto-style cuisine, Nakagawa worked at a three-star Michelin restaurant where he learned the true meaning of kodawari - an obsession with quality and tradition. Chef Nakagawa has since developed his own style of contemporary Kyōto-style kaiseki with modern influences.

Quinton Bennett, Enigma Fine Dining

Chef Bennett is known internationally having led teams in the UK, Denmark, Vancouver, and now Toronto. Training in Michelin Star restaurants, Chef Bennett 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 Appétit, 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 restaurants offer one-of-a-kind dining experiences including
unique decore and private dining.

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Unique Décor

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 innovative Italian meal. Few spaces in the city provide as unique a backdrop as the well-curated interior at Sofia.

Sassafraz: Known for years as the “Little House on the Corner” 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 complement the
interior, creating an escape where food, décor, and even music work together to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

Private Dining & Unique Experiences

SALON by AloBar. AloBar, surrounded by fairy lights in the charming Yorkville Lane, quickly became of the most sought-after dining locations in the city. Salon by AloBar takes this exclusivity to the next level. Located adjacent to AloBar, SALON offers 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 offers 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 offers Kyo-Kaiseki style dining.
This experience originated in Kyoto and incorporates multiple courses into a refined culinary experience. The chefs at Aburi Hana 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. Enigma blind tasting menus, changing with each season.

View: AP Restaurant. Situated on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre, AP Restaurant offers breathtaking views of Toronto and the CN Tower. Their rooftop patio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the one-of-a-kind view, while enjoying the Japanese and Pan Asian dishes by Chef and Partner Antonio Park.

HISTORIC YORKVILLE
RESTAURANTS

Bloor-Yorkville is home to a number of
historical restaurants dating back to 1944!

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Sassafraz, 1997

Set in a row of historic townhouses, Sassafraz 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 ingredients sourced sourced from within Canada, creating dishes that 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 who served in the war. 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 has a casual, feel-good atmosphere with a fabulous rooftop 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 2 a.m., 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 TVs 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.

Common Tourist FAQs

There are a number of subway stations that can connect you to any area within Bloor-Yorkville. Subway stops include Museum Station, St George, Bay Station, and Bloor-Yonge Station. Whether visiting the ROM, planning a visit to the Village of Yorkville Park, or shopping on Bloor Street, these stops make it super easy to navigate the area.

Bus stops are also located throughout the area on Avenue Road, Bay Street, and Yonge Street.

For hours of operation and fare info, call the TTC at (416) 393-4636 or visit www.ttc.ca

From Union Station, take the Line 1 Yonge-University subway northbound. If you hop on the northbound University line, exit at Museum or St George stations. If you’re travelling northbound on the Yonge line, exit at Bloor station.

On Line 2 (travelling east/west), you can exit at St George, Bay, or Yonge.

For hours of operation and fare info, call the TTC at (416) 393-4636 or visit www.ttc.ca

With nearly 20 patios to choose from, Bloor-Yorkville is the ultimate destination for outdoor dining. Some of our most notable patios include:

• Amal
• Bar Reyna
• Cibo Wine Bar
• Constantine
• Eataly
• Flo’s Diner
• Kasa Moto
• ONE
• Sassafraz
• Sofia
• The One Eighty
• The Oxley
• The Pilot
• Trattoria Nervosa
• Wish

Nearly all restaurants in Bloor-Yorkville are available for walk-in bookings. However, we encourage you to phone ahead to be sure! You can view our entire restaurant directory here.

A number of restaurants offer healthy meals for days when you’re on the move! These restaurants also include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options:

• Calii Love
• DICE
• Kupfert & Kim
• Freshii
• Mad Radish
• Palm Lane
• Planta