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10 Best Rooftop Restaurants In Toronto, Canada - Updated 2020

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Toronto lies along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore and it is the capital city for the Ontario Province. The large metropolis is a mix of modern skyscrapers set among landscaped green spaces. The bustling city is a popular Canadian tourist destination. Visitors can enjoy many outdoor and water activities on the lake, history buffs will love the many museums and galleries to visit, and foodies can dine to their heart’s content at the many restaurants around the city. You can combine site seeing along with your love for food by dining at any of these top 10 rooftop restaurants in Toronto. They all offer tasty dishes served with stunning scenic views. Check them out below.

1. The Rooftop Bar


The Rooftop Bar serves cocktails and appetizers on its glass enclosed terrace. Enjoy the stunning views of the Don River and the Toronto skyline while dining. The menu includes upscale appetizers like the scallop Ceviche or the Blistered Shishito Peppers alongside standard pub food like chicken wings or their housemade guacamole and chips.

The Rooftop Bar

Address: 106 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4M 2G1

Website: The Rooftop

Opening hours: Sunday - Saturday 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM

Price range: 10 - 30 USD

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2. The Pilot


The Pilot Tavern is everything you want a bar/restaurant to be, great drinks served alongside delicious food. The Pilot consists of three floors, with the main floor restaurant, the Stealth Lounge on the second floor and the third-floor patio, The Flight Deck. The patio is open seasonally from March through December. Their menu features traditional appetizers and pub food like nachos and wings, with burgers and sandwiches for lunch. The dinner menu features local favorites including the Baked Mac n Cheese or the Asian Sticky Ribs.

The Pilot

Address: 22 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M4W 1J5, Canada

Website: The Pilot

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM, Saturday 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM, Sunday 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Price range: 10 - 20 USD

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3. Gusto 101

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Gusto translates to “tasty” in Italian and that is what you can expect here. They have taken classic southern Italian dishes and revamped them into modern culinary delights. They have a rooftop patio for dining as well as the main restaurant built inside a renovated garage. The menu features daily specials, antipasti, pizzas, and pasta. One of the most popular dishes is Maflade Ai Funghi, a blend of three mushrooms and pasta in a truffle cream sauce.

Gusto 101

Address: 101 Portland Street, Toronto, ON M5V 2N3, Canada

Website: Gusto 101

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM, Thursday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Price range: 15 - 40 USD

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4. The Chase


The Chase is an upscale restaurant located on the fifth floor. Besides their main dining room, they offer a rooftop terrace with a lovely view of Toronto. They are mainly a seafood house but do offer beef short ribs, chicken and venison. One of their signature dishes is the Arctic Char that is pan roasted with sunchokes, pickled carrots and served with a brown butter sauce. Or if you are feeling indulgent, try the Diamond Platter, a two-tier dish featuring a variety of fresh seafood.

The Chase

Address: 10 Temperance Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 1Y4, Canada

Website: The Chase

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM, Saturday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Price range: 30 - 60 USD

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5. Trattoria Nervosa


Trattoria Nervosa is located in a renovated house that is now a multi-storied Italian restaurant. Since opening their doors in 1996, The cozy restaurant has become a favorite place for locals to meet up. They have an upstairs patio that is heated, so you can enjoy your meal even on a chilly fall night. They serve Southern Italian cuisine that includes pasta, pizza, and salads. Be sure to leave room for their Torta di Mandorle, an almond flavored cake that’s topped with whipped ricotta cheese and toffee almonds.

Trattoria Nervosa

Address: 75 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 1B8, Canada

Website: Trattoria Nervosa

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM, Thursday - Saturday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Price range: 11 - 30 USD

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6. Cactus Club Café


The Cactus Club Cafe has a number of restaurants in the Toronto area, but the home restaurant has something unique; they have a rooftop patio. The Deck is open during the warm months and during the colder ones, they enclose it and add heat lamps to make it cozy. They are primarily a cocktail lounge, so you will find a full drink menu that includes their seasonal creations. They also have a dinner menu that features many of the standards from steak, seafood, and chicken dishes.

Cactus Club Café

Address: 77 Adelaide Street W, Toronto, ON M5H 1P9, Canada

Website: Cactus Club Café

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM

Price range: 30 - 60 USD

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7. The Fifth & Terrace


The Fifth & Terrace is the restaurant to take a date to. Everything inside and on the rooftop patio is designed for romance. Chef Robert Toppan has created a menu to reflect modern tastes with an elegant flair. They have a regular menu or you can enjoy a Sicilian-style tasting menu with wine paired to each course. They are best known for their grilled octopus that is served with a smoked raisin puree and orange.

The Fifth & Terrace

Address: 225 Richmond Street W, Suite 501b, Toronto, ON M5V 1W2, Canada

Website: The Fifth & Terrace

Opening hours: Thursday - Saturday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Price range: 60 - 90 USD

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8. Hemingway's Restaurant


Hemingway’s Restaurant & Bar is “the” place to spend a fun evening. The large restaurant features three bars, four patios, 24 beers on tap, and enough television screens to please any sports fanatic. The menu selection is as large as the venue, with food, drink, brunch, late night and even a kids menu. Here you can enjoy New Zealand style cuisine, like their pies of the week, a different hearty filling tucked into flaky pastry.

Hemingway's Restaurant

Address: 142 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R 1A8, Canada

Website: Hemingway’s Restaurant

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Price range: 11 - 30 USD

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9. Baro


Baro is an upscale, multi-storied restaurant that specializes in Latin flavors used to create sophisticated, modern dishes. On the ground floor is the main dining room, on the second floor is Pablo’s Snack House and cocktail lounge while the third floor is called The Loft. They have both a dinner and a brunch menu. A popular brunch item is the Chori Papa, eggs, chorizo, potatoes, peppers and goat cheese served with flour tortillas.

Baro

Address: 485 King Street W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4, Canada

Website: Baro

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Price range: 30 - 60 USD

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10. The Porch


The Porch is a rooftop patio restaurant located in the entertainment district. They specialize in cold beers and margaritas served alongside some tasty bar food. While dining, you will enjoy a stunning view of the city. Two popular menu items include their Nachos and the Butter Chicken Flatbread.

The Porch

Address: 250 Adelaide Street W, Toronto, ON M5H 1X6, Canada

Website: The Porch

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Price range: 11 - 30 USD

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Meal with a view

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No matter what food you are craving, one of these tasty places will have something for you. And you can enjoy a little something extra, a meal with a view. Enjoy great food, good company and a stunning view of either the lake or the city skyline.

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Shawna is a domestic goddess living by the sea in the beautiful state of South Carolina. She has earned two degrees in Criminal Justice and Human Services but now spends her time pursuing her...Read more

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