With Toronto having one of the most diverse, creative, and multicultural populations in not just all of Canada, but the world as a whole, it’s no surprise that the city is home to a thriving culinary scene. Catering to a wide variety of tastes, Toronto’s dining options range from the traditional to the avant-garde, from native Canadian favorites to eclectic international cuisines.
If you’re tourist vacationing in the Great White North, here are three original, inventive, and amazing dining experiences you absolutely have to try, pronto. Just be warned, after visiting any one of these restaurants, you might find yourself browsing houses for sale in Toronto just so you never have to leave!
Few things are more emblematic of Toronto as a city than the iconic CN Tower. As one of the tallest free-standing structures in the world, the view from this nearly 200-foot creation is a jaw-dropping, must-see sight that no one passing through Canada can resist. What could be more exhilarating than gazing down upon Toronto’s beautiful downtown area from such an incredible height?
How about eating dinner at the same time? Located at the top of the CN Tower, the 360 Restaurant lives up to its name by slowly rotating all throughout the day, allowing diners to soak up every inch of the Canadian skyline while enjoying delicious meals made with market-fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Scared of heights? If the CN Tower isn’t for you, Mysteriously Yours offers a cozier, more down-to-earth culinary option. As long as you’re not afraid of getting murdered, of course.
A Toronto institution for more than 30 years, Mysteriously Yours is the world’s largest interactive murder mystery dinner theater, combining sumptuous three-course meals with adventure, intrigue, and first-class entertainment. Audiences are encouraged to participate and even attempt to solve the mysteries put before them, making Mysterious Yours a treat not just for your taste buds, but for your mind, as well.
Majestic eagle-eye views and brain-teasing detective stories are great accompaniments for any meal, but at the end of the day, good-tasting food stands on its own merits. No restaurant’s patrons understand that better than those who visit O.NOIR.
What makes O.NOIR’s cuisine has no choice but to win you over, because it’s literally the only thing you’ll experience there. With a unique dine-in-the-dark concept where meals are served in lightless rooms by vision-impaired waiters, O.NOIR isn’t interested in dazzling you with stylish décor or fancy plating. It’s all about the flavor here, with your sensing working over-time to savor every culinary nuance.