Good wine has never been so important an element in fine dining as it is today. Restaurateurs know that wine lovers are their best customers, and wine lists continue to improve. As we’ve discovered through our editorial team and contributing panelists, there’s no shortage of places with exceptional wine lists, delicious food and next level hospitality.
In an effort to list some of the most memorable food and wine experiences, VineRoutes is starting in Ontario – with additional lists to come, in due time, that present a more nationally diverse selection.
From seasonal and sensory experiences, to signature and traditional seafood and steak houses, these 25 establishments are doing things a little different. They value engagement and considerate business practices as much as innovative dining and drinking experiences. Many blur lines between formal and casual dining, and between restaurants and wine bars. But all offer opportunities to enjoy a delicious meal and savour wines and other drinks that reflect their commitment to make Ontario stand out.
If we’ve been reminded of anything over the past couple of years, it’s that our favourite restaurants foster a sense of connection, community and discovery. From north to south, east to west, these are the restaurants that remind us that going out for a meal can be exciting, fun and fulfilling.
Pay a visit to any of these spots, and you’re in for a memorable night. Learn about each place by clicking the images below: