There is something about the combination of the sun, good company, cocktails and city vibes that has a special place in my heart. I’ve discovered a few gems over the years, including some that I have yet to visit, that are worth trying out. So whether you’re a local or visiting, if you’re looking for a place to dine (or have drinks), below are 4 restaurants in Toronto with a view that you need to check out!
One of the best things about summer in Toronto or living relatively close to the city, is getting to enjoy the skyline and views from different spots. If I could spend all my summer days on patios all around the city, or anywhere for that matter, I would.
I’ve decided that my favorite summer activity is finding restaurants in Toronto and the surrounding area that offer patio seating with a view of the city. Though I don’t consider myself a city girl, this is probably my favorite pastime when I get a chance to drive into Toronto.
Restaurants in Toronto with a View
Between you and I, KOST has one of the best views of Toronto skyline and the lake. My favorite details are the infinity pool and watching the CN Tower light up in the evening. It’s the perfect spot for a summer date night, celebrating something special or for a “just because” outing.
KOST is located at the rooftop of the Bisha Hotel so if you’re feeling extra luxurious, it’s the perfect spot for a staycation. Do yourself a favor and try the smoked short rib if you stop by for dinner – it literally melts in your mouth. Hubs and I had the cutest date night here. It felt so good to dress up for the first time in months and head out for a night on the town.
The Porch is such a fun, laid back spot for food and drinks with friends. It’s usually busy (but I mean, can you really blame them?) but is totally worth the wait to get up to the roof top. Maybe I’m bias because I’m have a slight obsession with margaritas (extra salt on the rim) but if you get a chance to go, you have to try their margaritas. They are made in the cutest sand buckets with full size watermelon slices. I think this is such a unique concept!
Against the Grain
Against the Grain has the best Sunday brunch vibes. It’s perfect for sitting on the patio and just relaxing after a busy weekend. It’s located in downtown Toronto and the most unassuming place, away from the hustle and bustle of busy city streets. There’s something about being right by the water and watching people sail by on their boats that is incredibly soothing.
Maybe that’s just me and the mimosas talking. Speaking of mimosas. If that is your brunch attendance requirement, you’ll love that Against the Grain offers the option of an entire bottle of champagne for the table and a variety of different juices.
We discovered Stackt Market towards the end of the summer and wished we had come across is sooner. During the time that hubs and I visited, the indoor market of restaurants were closed however we were still able to order from the assortment of menus that they offered. This reminded me of our experience at Chef’s Hall! This is an amazing spot for a nice summer day.
They offer different areas for seating, food and entertainment which is great if you want to walk around and check everything out. Or you could just pig out, enjoy cocktails in the sun and take tons of pictures like we did! If you love beer, you’ll enjoy the Belgian Wheat brewery selection that they have.
Since Stackt Market is home to a variety of different food and shopping vendors, you’ll enjoy a different food and drink experience each time you go, with the same great view, of course.
I’d love to know if there are any other restaurants in Toronto with a view that are worth checking out. Leave a comment below and let me know if you had a chance to visit any of the restaurants I’ve mentioned or if they’re on the top of the list for your next weekend outing!