WINE AND DINE LIKE THE BEST OF ’EM AT OUR AREA’S RITZIEST SPOTS
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.
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.
It’s not only about fish-topped rice at EDOKO; 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.