Toronto’s highly anticipated Summerlicious is back which means it’s time to indulge in a journey through the city’s culinary landscape. From July 7 to July 23 2023, the city will be buzzing with delectable dishes, innovative flavours and tempting tastes.
With a diverse range of participating restaurants, there’s something to satisfy every palate. The pre-fixe lunch menus are priced at $20- $55, with dinner priced at $25-$75.
This year, some of Toronto’s most renowned eateries are participating with returning favourites and new additions. Here are a few standout restaurants to check out and make sure you get those reservations in for!
NEW THIS YEAR
Roses Cocina ($48 Lunch / $65 Dinner)
Roses is a modern North American restaurant is situated in a bright space inside Hotel X Toronto and the menu is inspired by culinary trends from across the continent.
This year for Summerlicious you can expect three-course dining options for both lunch and dinner showcasing a fresh and summery menu.
Location: Hotel X Toronto, Second Floor, 111 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto
Curryish Tavern ($41 Lunch / $55 Dinner)
The contemporary Indian restaurant using seasonal Canadian ingredients to create Indian food with a twist is a quaint and romantic spot on Queen West. Head to Curryish for these elevated and creative dishes with local wine, craft beers and Indian inspired cocktails.
Location: 783 Queen St W., Toronto
SmoQue N Bones ($55 Dinner)
The second location of SmoQue N’ Bones is located in a historical building with a breathtaking, wrap-around patio in the heart of Baldwin Village and offers American BBQ with homemade, made from scratch dishes, and an outdoor Argentinian grill.
Expect sliders, ribs, sides, brisket, and more on their Summerlicious menu!
Location: 30 Baldwin St., Toronto
The Kettle ($34 Lunch / $45 Dinner)
The Kettle is an upscale Indian restaurant, offering authentic Indian street-food style dishes in a Canadian style! Their Summerlicious menus show off a tasty fusion variety of items like South Indian Mushroom Aranchini, Tandoori Prawn Tikka, Smoked Paneer Curry Bowl and so much more!
Location: 685 Queen St W., Toronto
ēst Restaurant ($55 Lunch / $75 Dinner)
Offering a delightful blend of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours, ēst Restaurant is a must-visit during Summerlicious. Their prix-fixe menu includes dishes like Charred Octopus, Truffle Burrata, and 12 hour Braised Beef Short Rib.
Location: 729 Queen St E, Toronto
The Drake Hotel ($41 Lunch / $55 Dinner)
A trendy hotspot known for its vibrant atmosphere, The Drake Hotel never disappoints. Their Summerlicious menu features mouthwatering options such as BLT Halibut and Chicken Tostada.
Location: 1150 Queen St W, Toronto
Rosalinda ($34 Lunch / $45 Dinner)
Step into Rosalinda and prepare for a vegan culinary journey through Italy. Their Summerlicious offerings include classic Italian favourites like Macha Tofu Bowl, Jackfruit Carnitas and Pastel De Tres Leches.
Location: 133 Richmond St W., Toronto
Minami Restaurant ($48 Lunch / $65 Dinner)
If you love sushi, Minami Restaurant is ready to tempt your taste buds with their innovative Japanese cuisine. Their prix-fixe menu includes options like Australian Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, Aburi Sushi Selection (8 pieces), and Earl Grey Panna Cotta.
Location: 225 King St W Suite 100, Toronto
Piano Piano ($34 Lunch / $45 Dinner)
Get ready for an Italian feast at Piano Piano, where traditional flavours are elevated with a modern twist. Their Summerlicious menu boasts dishes like Proscuitto Crudo, Canestri alla Vodka, and Nutella Tiramisu.
Location: 88 Harbord St., Toronto
R&D ($65 Dinner)
R&D is a culinary gem that combines the flavours of Asia with modern techniques, resulting in a truly unique dining experience. Their Summerlicious menu features delightful dishes like Wagyu Beef Donburi, Lamb Spiducci, and Ube Panna Cotta.
Location: 241 Spadina Ave., Toronto
The Haam ($27 Lunch / $35 Dinner)
Experience the bold flavours of Korea at The Haam, a contemporary Korean restaurant that pushes the boundaries of traditional cuisine. Their Summerlicious menu showcases dishes such as Ceviche & Tortilla Chips, Pressed Sushi, and Dorayki.
Location: 342 Adelaide St W, Toronto
SAKU ($27 Lunch / $35 Dinner)
Saku is a hidden gem that offers an authentic taste of Japan in the heart of Toronto. With a focus on fresh ingredients and precise craftsmanship, Saku’s Summerlicious menu is sure to impress. Indulge in dishes like Tataki Sashimi, Chirashi Donburi, and Churros.
Location: 478 Queen St W, Toronto
These restaurants are just a taste of the incredible dining experiences that await you – here is a full list of over 200 other participating restaurants. Reservation acceptances have already begun and it is highly suggested to make them in advance.
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