clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

The Toronto Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

View as Map

More often than not, diners in Toronto have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the "it" places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change continually to always highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment.


Read More
Eater maps are curated by editors and aim to reflect a diversity of neighborhoods, cuisines, and prices. Learn more about our editorial process. If you buy something or book a reservation from an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

Home Of The Brave

Copy Link
From the owner of La Carnita, Andrew Richmond, comes this comfort food locale on trendy King West. After causing a stir with his tacos-and-art food truck before turning La Carnita into a fixed Mexican restaurant, Richmond’s chefs shift focus to reimagining old-school favourites like tater tots, bologna and American cheese. [Photo from Kiki's BFF]

The Drake One Fifty

Copy Link
The highly-anticipated first outpost of The Drake Hotel brings its own brand of cool to the downtown core. After a long(er than expected) wait, Drake One Fifty has thus far lived up to its hype. Expect the usual creative approach to art and food.

Hudson Kitchen

Copy Link
Excitement swirled around Hudson Kitchen during the Toronto International Film Festival last month and how they hosted Brad and Jen (but not at the same time)! The menu is contemporary with a Filipino influence from chef Robbie Hojilla, and they’ll start serving Sunday brunch in November.

Geraldine Restaurant

Copy Link
This charming Parkdale seafood restaurant has the atmosphere of a Prohibition-era French bistro, and focuses on fresh simple dishes meant to share. La pièce de resistance, of course, is the bar’s absinthe fountain. Because absinthe is the new bourbon. [Photo: Wheretoeatout.ca]

The Chase

Copy Link
The Financial District’s new fine dining restaurant, The Chase, brings contemporary Canadian cuisine to men in suits and ladies who lunch. It’s not surprising that its wine menu boasts 300 bottles when the chef, Michael Steh, is formerly of REDS. Downstairs you'll find The Chase Fish & Oyster, a more casual option.

Big Crow

Copy Link
Anthony Rose’s second of three (the third’s still to come) resto ventures started drawing a crowd even before an official introduction was made. Hidden down a nondescript alleyway behind Rose and Sons (venture number one) is a throwback to camp: wooden benches, s’mores and a whole lot of barbecue.

Beverley hotel

Copy Link
Though from first glance the Beverley is reminiscent of a boutique hotel in Manhattan, its rooftop patio is more South Beach. Chef Eric Wood, formerly of the Hawthorne, creates a menu that provides many reasons to eat, drink and stay. [Photo Credit]
Leslieville’s latest comes from Matt Kantor, of The Secret Pickle Supper Club. It’s a refined Spanish restaurant, with a boutique wine list and white linens. [Photo Credit]

Food & Liquor

Copy Link
This summer, Food & Liquor took over from Poor John's Cafe in Parkdale, offering late night libations and snacks such as duck tongue, escargots and chicken hearts. Thanks to the recent moratorium on new bars in this neighbourhood, expect the buzz to move away from Brock Street and down to Sorauren.

Home Of The Brave

From the owner of La Carnita, Andrew Richmond, comes this comfort food locale on trendy King West. After causing a stir with his tacos-and-art food truck before turning La Carnita into a fixed Mexican restaurant, Richmond’s chefs shift focus to reimagining old-school favourites like tater tots, bologna and American cheese. [Photo from Kiki's BFF]

The Drake One Fifty

The highly-anticipated first outpost of The Drake Hotel brings its own brand of cool to the downtown core. After a long(er than expected) wait, Drake One Fifty has thus far lived up to its hype. Expect the usual creative approach to art and food.

Hudson Kitchen

Excitement swirled around Hudson Kitchen during the Toronto International Film Festival last month and how they hosted Brad and Jen (but not at the same time)! The menu is contemporary with a Filipino influence from chef Robbie Hojilla, and they’ll start serving Sunday brunch in November.

Geraldine Restaurant

This charming Parkdale seafood restaurant has the atmosphere of a Prohibition-era French bistro, and focuses on fresh simple dishes meant to share. La pièce de resistance, of course, is the bar’s absinthe fountain. Because absinthe is the new bourbon. [Photo: Wheretoeatout.ca]

The Chase

The Financial District’s new fine dining restaurant, The Chase, brings contemporary Canadian cuisine to men in suits and ladies who lunch. It’s not surprising that its wine menu boasts 300 bottles when the chef, Michael Steh, is formerly of REDS. Downstairs you'll find The Chase Fish & Oyster, a more casual option.

Big Crow

Anthony Rose’s second of three (the third’s still to come) resto ventures started drawing a crowd even before an official introduction was made. Hidden down a nondescript alleyway behind Rose and Sons (venture number one) is a throwback to camp: wooden benches, s’mores and a whole lot of barbecue.

Beverley hotel

Though from first glance the Beverley is reminiscent of a boutique hotel in Manhattan, its rooftop patio is more South Beach. Chef Eric Wood, formerly of the Hawthorne, creates a menu that provides many reasons to eat, drink and stay. [Photo Credit]

Bero

Leslieville’s latest comes from Matt Kantor, of The Secret Pickle Supper Club. It’s a refined Spanish restaurant, with a boutique wine list and white linens. [Photo Credit]

Food & Liquor

This summer, Food & Liquor took over from Poor John's Cafe in Parkdale, offering late night libations and snacks such as duck tongue, escargots and chicken hearts. Thanks to the recent moratorium on new bars in this neighbourhood, expect the buzz to move away from Brock Street and down to Sorauren.