Toronto is a city with a vibrant and enviable dining scene. Here are my top five faves…for now:

1 Chabrol Classic French cuisine & wines served in an upscale, petite venue.
2 Chantecler Cozy, exposed-brick setting with inventive French small plates & signature cocktails.
3 Gusto 101 Southern Italian classics with a global twist in an industrial setting plus wine on tap.
4 Buca Yorkville Sleek offshoot of Rob Gentile’s Buca empire with inventive and traditional Italian fare and wine.
5 Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie Huge modern French bistro with updated classic fare and Gallic feel, from marble bar to tiled floors.

Last updated: November 2016