7 Best Waterfront Restaurants in Toronto – Rated By Diners

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Toronto's delectable waterfront dining scene is a place where plates dance with international flavors, and the views are as mouthwatering as the meals.

From Japanese delights at Miku, to the old-world charm of Ancaster Mill, we're about to embark on a culinary journey that combines gastronomic pleasure with stunning lakeside vistas.

So, loosen your belt, sharpen your palate, and let's dive fork-first into these amazing waterfront restaurants.

Best Waterfront Restaurants in Toronto

waterfront restaurants in toronto

Miku Toronto

10 Bay St. #105, Toronto, ON M5J 2R8, Canada

As a Japanese cuisine enthusiast, Miku was a dream. Their Aburi sushi, slightly charred with a blowtorch, offered a smoky twist to a classic favorite.

The fusion of local and Japanese ingredients presented a symphony of flavors that delighted the palate.

Oh, and that spacious patio and sushi bar view? Magnifique!

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Boxcar Social

235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8, Canada

This cool, hipster-haven at Queens Quay was a surprising treat. I’m a sucker for a waterfront patio, and their view of Lake Ontario didn't disappoint.

Late into the night, with Ontario's finest burrata and grilled peaches in hand, I felt a beautiful, rustic sense of community.

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Amsterdam Brewhouse

245 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2K9, Canada

A behemoth of a patio, paired with robust, house-brewed beers and an inventive menu that sneaks in beer-flavored delights, Amsterdam Brewhouse is a haven for beer lovers.

The wood-fired oven and Cherrywood smoker give the dishes a unique touch. Enjoying an ice-cold pint with the vista of Lake Ontario - it doesn’t get much better!

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80 Blue Jays Way 44th Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 2G3, Canada

Eating at Kōst felt like sitting on the edge of the world, 44 levels up, basking in the aura of the CN Tower.

The vibrancy of Chef Bellis’s Californian influenced dishes were a feast for both my eyes and palate. The cocktails? Out-of-this-world refreshing!

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Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Cuisine

207 Queens Quay W #200, Toronto, ON M5J 1A7, Canada

A long-standing pillar of the waterfront dining scene, Pearl Harbourfront delivered on its promise of authentic dim sum.

The view, the ambiance, the food – it was a complete package. The perfect blend of traditional flavors and modern surroundings.

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66 Wellington St W 54th floor, Toronto, ON M5K 1H6, Canada

Dining at Canoe felt like a soaring trip across Canada, sans the travel. The modern Canadian dishes, inspired by the country’s diverse landscapes, were culinary masterpieces.

Sitting cozy on the 54th floor, overlooking Toronto through massive windows, was pure bliss.

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Ancaster Mill

548 Old Dundas Rd, Ancaster, ON L9G 3J4, Canada

Tucked away in old Ancaster Mill, this quaint eatery was like a trip back in time. The seasonal fare tasted fresh and homey, and the waterfall view was enchanting.

Whether it’s for a dreamy Sunday brunch or a romantic date night, it's an ideal destination.

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Top Waterfront Restaurants in Toronto

  1. Miku Toronto
  2. Boxcar Social
  3. Amsterdam Brewhouse
  4. Kōst
  5. Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Cuisin
  6. Canoe
  7. Ancaster Mill

So there you have it, foodie adventures across Toronto's waterfront. Each restaurant offering a unique experience, a flavorful dance across the taste buds, and of course, views to make your heart soar. Bon Appétit!

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  • Ashleigh Bandimere

    Ashleigh Bandimere is a Freelance Foodie & Travel Writer who loves all things travel! She takes advantage of every opportunity to get away, Ashleigh is always ready for her next adventure.

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