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Toronto’s Restaurant Scene Sees Stars

Toronto’s Restaurant Scene Sees Stars

Toronto’s culinary scene has gotten a boost with the publication of the city’s first-ever Michelin Guide.

Seventy-four dining establishments made the inaugural list, including one two-star restaurant, 12 one-star restaurants, 17 Bib Gourmand restaurants and 44 recommended restaurants.

Selection of Michelin-starred restaurants followed the guide’s historical methodology, based on five universal criteria: quality products; harmony of flavours; mastery of cooking techniques; personality of the chef in the cuisine; and consistency between each visit.

The Bib Gourmand is a designation given to restaurants that offer good quality food for good value – often known as personal favourites among the Michelin guide’s anonymous inspectors when dining on their own time.

Two Star Restaurant
Sushi Masaki Saito (Japanese)

One Star Restaurants
Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto (Japanese)
Yukashi (Japanese)
Shoushin (Japanese)
Enigma Yorkville (Contemporary)
Aburi Hana (Japanese)
Osteria Giulia (Italian)
Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto (Italian)
Alo (French)
Alobar Yorkville (French)
Frilu (Contemporary)
Quetzal (Mexican)
Edulis (Mediterranean)

Big Gourmand Restaurants
SumiLicious Smoked Meat & Deli (Deli)
Alma (Asian)
Puerto Bravo (Mexican)
Wynona (Italian/Mediterranean)
Indian Street Food Company (Indian)
Cherry Street Bar-B-Que (Barbecue)
Fat Pasha (Middle Eastern)
R&D (Chinese fusion)
Grey Gardens (Contemporary)
Bar Raval (Spanish)
Campechano (Mexican)
Fonda Balam (Mexican)
La Bartola (Vegetarian/Mexican)
Favorites Thai (Thai)
Enoteca Sociale (Italian)
The Ace (Gastropub)
Chica’s Chicken (American)

Toronto was announced as the first Canadian Michelin Guide destination in May, and the sixth in North America.