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)
Enigma Yorkville (Contemporary)
Aburi Hana (Japanese)
Osteria Giulia (Italian)
Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto (Italian)
Alobar Yorkville (French)
Big Gourmand Restaurants
SumiLicious Smoked Meat & Deli (Deli)
Puerto Bravo (Mexican)
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)
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.