Best Restaurants near the Rogers Centre Are in the Heart of Toronto

The Rogers Centre is in the heart of downtown Toronto. Formerly known as the Skydome, this magnificent retractable dome is easy to spot from a distance, as it takes up 12.7 acres of city space. Tourists and locals swarm around it by foot, transit or car. As a "must see" tourist attraction, it is pretty high up there (even though it may not be as physically high as its neighbour the CN Tower).

Whether you are watching a Blue Jay's game or participating in a tour with your Smartphone in hand, being a visitor to Toronto can be a hunger-inducing experience. Don't wait until you are so starving that you will scarf down some stadium nachos. You can do better than that. In the surrounding vicinity is some of the top cuisine in the country. Plan ahead for anything from gourmet grub to comfort food classics and your stomach will thank you.

Admittedly, some of our choices are obvious, like the 360 revolving restaurant at the CN Tower, also known as the highest "cellar in the sky." Others are just as appetizing, but perhaps not as easy to stumble upon, such as the delightful housemade pasta at Tutti Matti.

There are lengthy eating guides to Toronto available that you could pore over and scrutinize to your heart's delight. Make it easy. Choose one of these ten, go for a walk and build up an appetite.

Wayne Gretzky's
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If you go to Toronto, and talk badly about Wayne Gretzky, it is about on par with going to London and bad-mouthing the Queen. It may be even worse. Get on board by getting your sports fix at Wayne Gretzky's in the heart of the entertainment...  Read More


It is rare to find a restaurant that will satisfy a craving for a hot dog and provide you with sommelier approved wine. E11even is located right near the Rogers Centre and has style without sacrificing friendliness. The food classifies as...  Read More

Pizza Rustica
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There are a million ways we can get pizza at home, whether it be homemade, delivered or fresh from the freezer. However, it just tastes better when it comes from a wood oven straight to your lips. Pizza Rustica is great at thin crust pizzas,...  Read More

Le Select takes the meticulousness of French cooking and knocks it out of the park in the heart of downtown Toronto. Dishes are diligently prepared with accents as pronounced as the one in the restaurant name. Most ingredients are organic and...  Read More

360 Restaurant

How many restaurants can offer you a main with a side of a glass floor view? The CN Tower's 360 restaurant is a splurge, but it offers a genuine reason to get dressed up for dinner. The restaurant revolves slowly as you dine, so you get more...  Read More

Arriba Restaurant

Located inside the Renaissance Hotel in the Roger's Centre, dining out at Arriba is the most upscale way to enjoy the game. There are menus that are designed for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, kids and more, so there is always time to get...  Read More

It is not often that you can go to a restaurant in downtown Toronto and be as connected to your food as you are at Hush. Order a burger and be aware of the local beef farmer that is behind your first bite. Locally sourced honey, produce, goat...  Read More


Some people have been to Italy and fondly remember the flavours. For others, the closest they have come is watching Under the Tuscan Sun on the W Network. In either case, going to Tutti Matti is a flavour experience that is rare in downtown...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Metropolitan Hotels

Luckee Restaurant is worth every nickel to quell the dim sum craving you didn't realize you had. Located at the base of the Metropolitan Soho, Luckee supplies the kind of meal that you dream about for days afterwards. The ambitious and inventive...  Read More

Rodney's Oyster House
Photo courtesy of Rodney's Oyster House Facebook page

While most produce and meat sources dwindle in the wintertime, it is a happy truth that seafood, specifically oysters, thrive. Therefore, visiting or living in Canada during the colder months of the year can be seen as a happy circumstance....  Read More


Meet Courtney Sunday

Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney

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