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Listings restaurants Little Anthony’s Italian Restaurant 121 Richmond St. W.; 416-368-2223 www.littleanythonysrestuarant.com Specializing in homemade pasta, veal, fresh seafood, Black Angus steaks and decadent desserts. Located across from the Sheraton Centre, Hilton and Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Walking distance to theatres. Mistura 265 Davenport Rd.; 416-515-0009 www.mistura.ca Contemporary Italian cuisine with the menu changing seasonally to ensure the freshest of ingredients and the best possible flavour. Extensive wine list. Pleasant professional service. Elegant, candlelit atmosphere. Noce 875 Queen St. W.; 416-504-3463 www.nocerestaurant.com A fine Italian eatery featuring an extensive menu of seafood, fresh homemade pasta, gnocchi, risotto and their famous Tuscan Porterhouse steak of certified Angus beef. Something for even the most discerning of palates. Old Spaghetti Factory 54 The Esplanade; 416-864-9761 www.oldspaghettifactory.net A family favourite. Much in the food and whimsical decor to amuse the kids. Specializing in pastas, chicken and steaks. Children’s menu available. Walking distance to downtown attractions. Lunch, dinner daily. Entrées: $10-19. One Up Resto Lounge 130 Dundas St. W.; 416-340-6349 www.oneup.ca Brings a keen sense of style, a wealth of experience and shared expertise in capturing the dining lifestyle. The perfect space to create an elegant dinner party illuminating your special occasion. Private dining rooms available. ORO Restaurant & Private Dining 45 Elm St.; 416-597-0155 www.ororestaurant.com Daring cuisine is complemented by an award-winning wine list and refined service in a most elegant yet welcoming environment. Private rooms with fireplaces also available. Dinner: Mon.Sat. Entrées: $16-36. Ristorante 101 3265 Yonge St. 416-481-8101, 416-481-4101 www.ristorante101.ca Serving Italian cuisine with a variety of Daily features. They have a warm interior with an old world charm, as well as a second floor dining area perfect for functions. Spuntini Ristorante & Bar 116 Avenue Rd.; 416-962-1110 www.spuntini.ca Located close to Yorkville, Spuntini boasts an intimate dining atmosphere with a menu that features homemade pasta, fresh seafood, a friendly staff and a patio perfect for people-watching. Verona Ristorante 335 King St. W.; 416-593-7771 www.toronto.com/verona Patrons’ pick as Toronto’s favourite restaurant. Authentic Northern Italian cuisine. Located in the heart of the Theatre District. mediterranean Arriba – Renaissance Toronto Hotel Downtown One Blue Jays Way; 416-341-5045 www.arribarestauranttoronto.com Toronto’s new culinary and entertainment destination. Arriba delivers a dynamic high-energy atmosphere combined with Executive Chef Michael Jensen’s innovative menu, featuring familiar foods with a fresh inspired Mediterranean twist. Blacksmith’s Bistro 166 Main St., Unionville 905-305-0503 www.toronto.com/blacksmithsbistro Charming historic building featuring outstanding cuisine with a strong Mediterranean/northern Italian influence. Elegant service, extensive house and cellar wine lists, formal dining room, casual main floor, 3 patios and onsite corporate meeting room. The Sultan’s Tent & Cafe Moroc 49 Front St. E. 416-961-0601, 905-326-3044 www.thesultanstent.com Experience a four-course French Moroccan Sultan’s feast while dining on plush divans under shimmering lantern lit tents, sipping cocktails and mint tea, admiring the charms of the belly dancers. Brant House 1 Brant St.; 416-703-2800 www.branthouse.com Brant House has a reputation for style with its intimate décor and exemplary service. Outfitted with in-house catering, sound and multimedia capabilities, Brant House is an adaptable venue. Fire & Ice Restaurant 25 Cochrane Dr., Markham 905-947-1900 www.fireandicestirgrill.com Canada’s best stir fry restaurant offering a selection of 28 different recipes to choose from and a large selection of seasonal vegetables and spices to create your own. Monsoon Restaurant and Lounge 100 Simcoe St.; 416-979-7172 www.monsoonrestaurant.ca Winner of the James Beard Award for outstanding restaurant design, the 2004 Wine Spectator Award and is consistently voted one of the top 10 restaurants in Toronto. Lunch: weekdays 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Dinner: Mon.-Sat. from 5 p.m. lounGes & Wine Bars Absolute Lounge Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa 8500 Warden Ave., Markham 905-470-8500, 1-800-668-8800 www.torontomarkham.hilton.com A tantalizing menu of Tapas, ordered individually or grouped as a full meal. Enjoy their thin crust pizza, daily martini feature and live jazz performances on selected Saturday nights. Crush Wine Bar 455 King St. W.; 416-977-1234 www.crushwinebar.com Celebrated wine bar with extensive offerings by the glass complemented by modern cuisine with an emphasis on local produce and organics. Spacious restaurant/bar feels like a cross between a loft and a Parisian brasserie. Private rooms available. Eight Wine Bar 8 Colborne Street 1-800-958-3488, 416-350-8188 www.cosmotoronto.com Offering North-American cuisine, comfort food, and signature Duck Shepherd’s Pie. Boasting the city’s most extensive wines by the glass, Eight is perfect for unwinding after a day of shopping or casual cocktails. Far Niente 187 Bay St.; 416-214-9922 www.farnientegrill.com Simple luxuries prevail on this classy menu. Lobster pot pie and Angus beef. Stellar wines and a sexy, relaxed dining room complete the scene. Recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The Fifth Social Club 225 Richmond Street W., Ste. 501 416-979-3000 www.thefifth.com “Easy” bar/nightclub with its upscale clientele remains a continued favourite after 9 years. “The Fifth” restaurant has been twice rated number one in Toronto. Great venues for private events. Jamie Kennedy at the Gardiner 111 Queen’s Park; 416-362-1957 www.jamiekennedy.ca Located on the third floor of the newly renovated Gardiner Museum, offering a seasonal à la carte lunch menu 7 days a week. Reservations are accepted for lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. everyday. Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar 9 Church St.; 416-362-1957 www.jamiekennedy.ca Located in the historic St. Lawrence Market district, inviting patrons to embrace gastronomy and enjoy the best Ontario has to offer. Tastingsize portions of local, naturally grown fare are offered with Sommelierselected wines. jaPanese Benihana Japanese Steakhouse 100 Front St. W. 800-441-1414, 416-860-5002 www.fairmont.com/royalyork Enjoy the excitement of teppan cooking right at your table with Benihana’s highly skilled and trained chefs. Winner of WHERE Magazine’s Most Memorable Meal award for two consecutive years. The Fairmont Royal York. Izakaya Restaurant 69 Front St. E.; 416-703-8658 www.izakaya.ca Enjoy the Japanese tradition of a reasonably priced dining in a warm, welcoming environment, providing guests with a dynamic experience. Selected as a top 10 restaurant by Toronto.com. ki modern japanese + bar 181 Bay St.; 416-308-5888 www.kijapanese.com At ki, chefs prepare dishes in both the open principal kitchen and at the sushi bar. Dishes are meant to be shared, with a sensation of flavours brought steadily to the table throughout the meal. Mikado Japanese Steakhouse 901 Dixon Rd.; 416-674-1954 www.mikadosteakhouse.com Entertaining “Teppan-yaki” style dining. Newly renovated Japanesethemed décor including handmade designer wall lighting fixtures and Japanese kimono-dressed serving staff. Non-smoking and wheelchair accessible. Individual, group and private party seating. Toronto Airport Marriott. Marky’s Deli & Restaurant 280 Wilson Ave., North York 877-4-MARKYS, 416-638-1081 Glatt kosher family deli-restaurant since 1969. Casual. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Sun.-Fri. (closed for Fri. shabbat). Casual. Entrées: $8-18. toronto | 2008

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Contributors
David Miller
David Whitaker
Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Around Town
Impulse Purchase
On Location
City Gastronomie
Discovery District
Tower of Strength
Crowd Surfers
The Haunting
Starchitects
Super Fans
The Creative City
Fashionable People
The Streets
After Dark
Listings
Culture & Recreation
Accomodations
Restaurants
Shopping
Tour Operators
Transportation
Neighbourhoods of Greater Toronto
Adventures Beyond Downtown
Visitor Resources
Index
2008 Event Calendar
The Lightbox
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