Mill Street Brew Pub

Mill Street Brewery serves tasty & cold beer and typical “pub food”. Mill Street Brewery is definitely the place to go if you want to enjoy good beer on a casual night out with friends. The restaurant, opened in 2006, is located in Toronto’s historic Distillery District. When you first walk into the Mill Street Brewery, you’ll see a humongous brewery plotted on the left side of the restaurant, a bar on the right and tables and chairs all over this wooden beams restaurant. Mill Street Pilsner. 4.8% alc./vol. “Mill Street’s organic continental lager has a deep golden hue, a giant rocky white head with a malty sweet nose. The first taste is sweet but leads quickly…

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Bannock

Bannock is O&B’s newest restaurant, located in the heart of the Entertainment District – literally right cross from the Eaton Centre. The location is extremely convenient for shoppers & those that work nearby – Bannock has a dining section on the left, a part coffee cafe and a grab and go section – conveniently available for those in the midst of the hustle and bustle. I visited Bannock on a week night to grab a late dinner. About 1/3 of the place was filled as it was almost closing. Their menus were also used as place mats. Very simple and easy to read. Definitely didn’t want to be overwhelmed by choice after what it seemed to be an…

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Gilead Cafe & Bistro

So after my early dinner at Zee Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, (see post here) we ended up venturing around downtown Toronto for a while until we both started to madly crave for desserts and  a random but major craving for poutine (lol) I instantly thought of Jamie Kennedy’s Gilead Cafe & Bistro, plus all the reviews and pictures of the famous “JK poutine” had made me long to try the place even more… For those that don’t know, Jamie Kennedy  is a Canadian Chef and owner and operator of Gilead Café, Jamie Kennedy Kitchens and former owner of the Jamie Kennedy at the ROM based in the City of Toronto. – Wikipedia FYI, Gilead Cafe & Bistro located…

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La Société

About a month ago I ventured off to downtown Toronto after work to try Yorkville’s newest restaurant . I feel like it’s one the most expensive restaurants I’ve ever been to or I will ever go to. HA!  But  my friend and I decided that we will try a new restaurant every time we get our pay cheques =D La Société is a French restaurant that opened 2-3 months ago on Bloor with renovations that cost over $4 million!!. This restaurant is intended to give you a “night in Paris” experience and it definitely did because everyone around us were pretty, tall and dressed like models! I enjoyed everything that night except for one thing…

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Ematei Japanese Restaurant

A few months ago I ventured off to downtown Toronto to check out one of Toronto’s few authentic Japanese restaurants. I was tres excited as I have heard many good things about Ematei. I really enjoyed dinner there and unexpectedly came out loving Japanese style curry dishes =D Ematei is located  in the entertainment district. It’s like a hidden gem on St. Patrick St so it’s easy to overlook this restaurant if you aren’t actually looking for it. When you walk into the restaurant there’s a sushi bar on your left and a few tables on the right and all in the back. Actually, I had an awkward experience while waiting to be seated. My…

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Cafe by Crêpe it up

Crepe it up is definitely the best crepe joint in Toronto by far!!! I’ve tried many dessert places around town but none of them have made me crave their desserts the day after (lol). I have past by this place numerous times and if I had known about their amazing crepes I wouldn’t have wasted so much time looking for the perfect “crepe place” Crepe it up is a small and some what cozy place in the village. There have a  few small round tables and a communal table that seats about 10 people sitting in the middle of the place. If it gets real busy you definitely can’t study or lounge around the place. Crepe…

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Zee Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Zee Grill Seafood Restaurant is one of the oldest and best seafood restaurants in Toronto. I read several great reviews and a friend had also recommended their “surf and turf”. I absolutely LOVED my experience there – minus 1 thing… but will definitely come back! The exterior of the restaurant isn’t fancy or anything but when you walk in it’s a totally different vibe – romantic with lots of candles and spotlights. I loved how they filled up the exposed brick walls with random quotes!   I loved how cozy and warm the restaurant felt. There’s also a private party room to the left of where I was seated “All your dreams can come true……

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Dinner @ 新疆 (Xin Jiang)

My friend had been going on and on for almost a year and a half (lol) about the best lamb skewers in town and I didn’t think I was much of a lamb person or a skewer person for that matter until she brought me here a month ago. I absolutely loved it and went back with my parents recently! I actually regret not coming here earlier and have no idea why it took me SO long (lol) I went to Xin Jiang on a Saturday night around 6pm and around an hour later – the place was COMPLETELY packed and people were huddling around the door! My parents and I felt under pressure to…

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Windsor Arms Hotel

I had my very first high tea experience at Windsor Arms Hotel EIGHT MONTHS AGO back in May (lol) YES! I realize how late this post is – and for those that know me –  I am a HUGE procrastinator. Anyways, enough about me! Windsor Arms Hotel is located on St. Thomas Street, steps away from Yorkville.   The lobby of Windor Arms Hotel The tea room is absolutely stunning and beautiful. The room is painted dark purple with light purple drapes, white ceiling and a beautiful crystal chandelier filling the center of the room. This picture was taken when we first arrived. But when the room started to fill to capacity- I thought it was way too…

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Shiso Tree Cafe

Drove all the way out to J-town and indulged in a delicious Japanese inspired Italian cuisine for the very first time. When I first heard about it I was like huh? How does Japanese & Italian work?! But nevertheless, when I arrived at this particular comfortable and cozy cafe, I came to realize that this was a Japanese owned pasta house. I am a sucker for pasta and I must say their pasta was very “detail -oriented” – the uniqueness and combinations is very different then the pastas you usually find.  The pasta was pretty good but I’ve had better but I did indeed loveeeeeeeeeeed their fries *nom nom nom* They have 3 different types…

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Toula Ristorante & Bar

(Super delayed post! & a Super short post- because I’m in a rush!) My relatives from Hong Kong came to visit during the weeks of Summerlicious. I was totally excited to take advantage of the summerlicious deals and chose go to  Toula again. Despite the mixed reviews, I actually enjoyed my first visit there a year ago- absolutely loved the lobster pasta and the tiramusi I ordered for dessert. Server was friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself had magnificent views during night – overlooking the nightlife of downtown Toronto. However, I was really disappointed with my whole experience during this second visit. The food and service was “meh” so I was literally just paying for…

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Nami Japanese Seafood

Driving along Adelaide, I noticed Nami Japanese Seafood. Judging from the exterior, I thought Nami was something mysterious because the outside is solid black with just “NAMI” written. You definitely couldn’t tell it is a restaurant – and at one point I thought it was a nightclub because the entrance looks so much like the entrance to Embassy Night club (lol)   Anyways, after doing some research about Nami, I came back a few days later =D The traditional cuisine is really warm and cozy. Booths were lined up along one side of the restaurant, the back had long tables for larger groups and on the right was an open sushi bar and a open…

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Five Guys

When I walked into Five Guys, I noticed that it was a very “50s” feel – red and white checkered throughout the whole restaurant and then I noticed all the signs along the walls reading = “Voted Best Burger for Families” ,  “Voted Best Bargain” , “The BEST $5 Burger a man can eat” etc. – Umm, I guess I was slightly disappointed and don’t get me wrong – the burgers were fresh – but nothing special in my opinion (I’ll explain more later). The menu is simple and easy to read. There are no combos – so it becomes slightly more expensive.  A meal can cost a person up to $10-$15 if you get fries…

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Yuzu Sushi & Sake Bar

Hands Down. Yuzu Sushi & Saki bar is one of my top picks for sushi in downtown Toronto. I enjoyed a delicious dinner at Yuzu a few months ago. Everything I ordered was made insanely fresh and well presented and the sashimi was UBER DELICIOUS!!. I absolutely love everything about this restaurant. Yuzu is very modern and comtemporary looking – opened by Chef Ken (owner of Sushi Couture, former owner of Japango). However, Yuzu is more on the pricey side but it is definitely money well spent.  I would definitely recommend this place for sushi lovers =] Website: Interior of the Restaurant: Spicy Tuna Roll ($7) absolutely loved this roll the only thing I didn’t like was…

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