Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

Roosevelt Room
Slip down this side alley and slide back into the Old Hollywood of the roaring twenties.
Tutti Matti
Real passion imbues the kitchen and the staff – all radiating out of chef and owner Alida's love of all things Italian.
Queen And Beaver
If you're pining for an exemplary British roast or a fish and chips fix, proprietor Jamieson Kerr grew up in the U.K. and knows how to do it right.
Guu Izakaya
An Izakaya is a chaotic Japanese bar and snack-stop that promises a bullet train to inebriation. The crazy Guu chain has been getting around Vancouver, and now it's Toronto's turn.
Jacobs & Co.
There's a whiff of machismo about this sophisticated meat Mecca in the trendy King Street area.
Nota Bene
This is fail-safe fine-dining: a large creamy room with flattering light and unobtrusive music, a smart-casual dress code and an exquisite menu.
Le Select Bistro
Two Parisians came, saw and created a traditional French bistro where there was none (when it comes to this cuisine, Toronto will never likely threaten Montreal's crown).
Sotto Sotto
Mamma bustles around this Yorkville treasure with no airs or graces, yet her secret sauces are the stuff of dreams.
Scaramouche
As one of Toronto's most reputable restaurants, expectations run high, not least because of its famed 'view'.
Lucien
If you are looking for real Russian cuisine, then look no further than increasingly popular Lucien.
L’Unita
Though only a few doors up from its younger, seafood-centred sibling Maléna, the surrounding neighbourhood of posh Yorkville seems to love both these restos in equal measure.
Gilead
Conceived as merely the kitchen for Kennedy's catering business (which he runs alongside various restaurants), loyal fans demanded breakfast, lunch and now dinner here.
Foxley
Foxley was one of the first restaurants to take a gamble on what is now coined as the 'Ossington Strip'.
Canoe
Taking a punt on the Financial District 15 years ago, this pioneering restaurant is still one of the grandest and greatest in the area.

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