I'm a mid-40's New Yorker, leaving the family behind for a weekend of eating / sleeping / wandering / relaxing / shopping & dreaming in Toronto in July. I've booked at room at the Thompson and while I have not researched all of the transportation options, I'm willing to hop in a cab (bus / train / whatever) for a good meal! From Friday to Sunday I'll be able to get in 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 brunch and two dinners.
I've done all the foodie restaurants in NYC, so am looking for unique to Toronto restaurants, with lots of style / atmosphere, great local / organic ingredients and not a lot of attitude. This is what I've come up with so far:
Black Hoof / Cafe
Since I only have two dinners....do any of these do a good lunch? How far ahead do I need to reserve (I know Black Hoof doesn't take reso's)? I figured I'd eat at the bar at Splendido, so probably no need for a reso there. E.A.B. sounds really intriguing. What to do, what to do?
I figure one lunch I'll eat wandering around the market.
Any ideas for a second lunch....maybe somewhere with a great outdoor (roof / patio / waterfront) location since, hopefully, the weather will be nice in July?
Breakfast / Brunch:
Niagra Street Cafe looks good for brunch on Sunday (bacon jam? seriously?! Yum).
Ideas for breakfast on Saturday - or should I sleep in and order room service?!
Anything great I've missed, that is particularly suitable for a solo diner?
88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA
The Black Hoof
928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA