Immaculately designed and decorated with undulating oiled mahogany millwork inspired by Gaudí, Bar Raval is a Basque pintxos bar where both food and drink are masterpieces. There are ten vermouths, a dozen sherries, beautifully-judged fizzes, flips, shaken martinis, an icy Old Fashioned made with cream sherry and stirred through with frankincense. An hour or two spent in such a space is a magical undertaking.
Furlough is a neighbourhood bistro focusing on fresh ingredients, French techniques and an extensive cocktail menu. Nestled in an inviting neighbourhood spot with tin ceilings, tufted brown leather and warm woods, it’s the kind of place you keep coming back to.
924 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1G6
+1 (647)348 2525
The decor is inspired by the pre-prohibition cocktail lounges of the past Parkdale’s west end, decorated in a classic Parisian style. Step into Geraldine and you may think you’ve stepped back into 1920s Paris. The seasonal dinner menu features standout small plates like crispy fried smelts, Toulouse sausages and smoked duck breast with foie gras, supplemented by late-night bar snack offerings and handcrafted retro cocktails made with artisanal ingredients, including spirits from its own absinthe fountain.
1564 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1A6
+1 (647)352 8815
The One Eighty
The One Eighty sits at the ManuLife Centre’s 51st floor with a 180° view of Toronto’s skyline and a L.A. inspired menu. When it comes to cocktails, The Shaken + Stirred cocktails are bottled in-house, flavoured with all-natural ingredients.Taking advantage of the stunning view of the city, The One Eighty has a 1,500 square foot patio on the north and south side, offering an almost seamless view of the night sky.
51, Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M4W 1A5
+1 (416)967 0000
Located in the Ritz-Carlton in heart of the Performing Arts & Theatre District, TOCA is one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the diverse culinary spectrum of downtown Toronto, providing a unique take on handcrafted Italian cuisine created with the best of Canada’s natural bounty, focusing on seasonal flavours and locally sourced produce.
Mezzanine Level, 181 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7
+1 (416)585 2500