We fully admit that creating a best restaurants list is subjective. Any foodie has their own list of memorable must-eat meals. It is pretty well guaranteed that no two people in Toronto would choose the same favourite restaurants. Our list tries to include many different cuisines, even though we understand that some people have no interest in trying horse tartare, let alone declaring it to be one of the best dishes in the city. We run the gamut from offal at the Black Hoof to incredible (and authentic) Thai food at Khao San Road.
Whether you prefer to splurge with an amazing view at Scaramouche or save with an acclaimed sandwich at Bahn Mi Boys is your perogative. Toronto will support any size of wallet or stomach. Some restaurants stand out with inventive menus that embrace food trends. Others stick to the classics but execute them perfectly every time.
The main problem we have, whether we are a resident or a visitor of Toronto, is a limited amount of stomach space. There are only so many meals in one lifetime, yet there seem to be an infinite number of restaurants in this city alone. This list, if anything, is meant to give you a break from endlessly deciding what to eat. Just go, already.