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BEST NEW STEAK HOUSE

Who doesn’t want to dine un­der Prince’s like­ness, stuff­ing one’s face with a stack o’ seafood and a 40-ounce porter­house? Thanks, BLUEBLOOD STEAK­HOUSE. 1 Austin Terr.

BEST SER­VICE

SCARAMOUCHE should have a Miche­lin star. Chef Froggett still works the pass and his ded­i­ca­tion is ev­i­dent. The ser­vice is flaw­less, as is the co­conut cream pie. 1 Ben­venuto Pl.

BEST SUSHI

It’s not only about fish-topped rice at EDOKO; it’s got lunch bento boxes, chicken teriyaki din­ner … and there are rolls. Try the Wav­ing Unagi with bar­be­cued eel and bonito flakes. Yum. 425 Spad­ina Rd.

BEST SUBS

This nos­tal­gia-in­duc­ing sub shop reaches back to 1974.

BELLY BUSTERS can con­jure up the clas­sics (think salami or BLTs) and also suf­fices those late night crav­ings with clos­ing times at 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. 3447 Yonge St.

BEST FILIPINO

Mow down on the LASA sam­pler plat­ter with all the things: BBQ pork skew­ers in soy 7 Up glaze, veg lumpia with ji­cama and green beans, chicken adobo and more. Save space for sweets like ube-stuffed turon.

634 St. Clair Ave. W. BEST BAGUETTE

Carb lovers can savour

THOBORS’s fresh baguettes, like-in-Paris crois­sants and veg­stud­ded fougasse. Sweeter bites in­clude mac­arons in flavours like apri­cot-rose­mary and or­nate patis­series aplenty. 627 Mt. Pleas­ant Rd.

BEST IN­DIAN

Bayview’s KA­MA­SU­TRA has been woo­ing the nabe with their north­ern In­dian fare since 2004. Munch on shat­ter-crisp onion bhaji and the in­dul­gent veg-friendly Malai kofta (for cheese and cashew lovers.) 1522 Bayview Ave.

BEST PI­ANO BAR

THE GATSBY, tucked into the Wind­sor Arms, is like walk­ing into the past. Nosh on seafood plat­ters or fancy chicken while some­one tin­kles the ivories. 18 Saint Thomas St.

BEST FISH AND CHIPS

OLD YORKE FISH AND

CHIPS is a fam­ily-run chippy with proper English roots stem­ming from the ’50s. Op­tions in­clude flaky cod, had­dock or hal­ibut, lightly bat­tered and served with hand-cut fries. 96 Laird Dr.

BEST CHI­NESE

When the mood for take­out strikes, dial up C’EST BON. It’s got egg fried rice with chicken, pork and shrimp. It’s got spicy Szechuan noo­dles with veg. It’s got chow mein. And more! 2685 Yonge St.

BEST LATTE ART

A main­stay of the Yonge ’n’ Eg nabe, DE MELLO PALHETA has scooped up many an award for its work, in­clud­ing a re­cent one for latte art. Cof­fee can be quaffed in the colour­ful café or pur­chased for home. 2489 Yonge St.

BEST CARIBBEAN

This is­land out­fit serves up plenty of heat. Tuck into the RITZ CARIBBEAN FOODS clas­sics, like ox­tail, chana roti, fes­ti­val and, yes, that jerk chicken. For dessert, some rum cake will do just fine. 32 Eglin­ton Ave. W.

BEST LUNCH

Mid­day eats are never dull, thanks to PANTRY’s tasty mix ’n’ match op­tions. Peren­nial faves in­clude jerk chicken, teriyaki-glazed grilled salmon, co­conut curry quinoa salad, and the prices won’t hurt the wal­let. 1094 Yonge St.

BEST FRESH FISH

JOSO’S is about the seafood (and the scene). Fish is flown in daily from the Adri­atic and pre­sented ta­ble­side: squid, spot prawns and sea bream might be on of­fer. 202 Daven­port Rd.

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