Toronto’s Top Dinner-and-a-Show Destinations
Whether you’re vising Toronto, or happen to live nearby, a good show can always be enhanced by a great dinner. If a live performance is on your agenda, check out these restaurants located throughout the city’s entertainment district.
E11even serves "a twist on North American classics in the heart of the city’s sports and entertainment district" near the Air Canada Centre. With a modern atmosphere, the restaurant offers lunch, dinner, and dessert. Their signature roast chicken with mashed potatoes and country stuffing is a dinner menu standout.
Also near the Air Canada Centre, Aria offers Italian fine dining. Restaurant owners Guido Saldini and Elena Morelli have been running acclaimed Italian establishments in Toronto for more than 20 years and value using "the freshest, highest quality ingredients to create dishes of elegant simplicity." Aria serves lunch and dinner, with menu highlights including a seared quail, roasted cauliflower, bone marrow polenta, mushrooms, and marsala wine dish.
EPIC restaurant brings "a dynamic, fluid, and contemporary room" to The Fairmont Royal York, one of the city’s premier luxury hotels. Serving "the best of Ontario’s growers," the restaurant is open for breakfast (Monday through Friday), weekend brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night dining. The wild mushroom ravioli with asparagus, butternut squash, Monforte fresh chèvre, and tarragon cream sauce looks delicious.
ki Modern Japanese + Bar
At three locations across Canada (Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver), ki Modern Japanese + Bar serves both sushi and hot dishes from the kitchen. The lunch menu varies weekly and in addition to their extensive sushi menu, they serve "fallbacks" like honey-ginger pork chops with green beans and kabocha mash. They have an excellent bar near the Air Canada Centre and serve lunch and dinner.