Summerlicious is back for its 17th year and restaurants are already taking reservations.
This year’s event runs from July 5 to July 21 and includes almost 200 restaurants across the city.
Enjoy three-course prix fixe menus at some of the city’s most prestigious eateries without having to pay five-star prices. Lunch menus are priced at $23, $28 and $33, while dinner menus are $33, $43 and $53.
Please note that some restaurants are not honouring Summerlicious lunch promos on the weekend. Contact the restaurant for more details.
Check out our top 10 picks for where to go for Summerlicious this year. We’ve even included some meal recommendations.
Address: 133 Richmond St. W.Cost: Lunch $28, Dinner $43Recommendation: The Braised Lamb Shank
If you’re looking for great Greek food, look no further. Volos perfectly combines traditional Greek eats with local Canadian ingredients and high-quality meats and seafood.
Address: 153 Yorkville Ave.Cost: Lunch $33, Dinner $53Recommendation: The Manhattan Striploin
Interior design lovers will adore this pick. STK is the furthest thing from a traditional steakhouse. The fine-dining restaurant has a Euro-club atmosphere complete with sleek designs and an in-house DJ.
Address: 176 Yonge St.Cost: Lunch $28, Dinner $43Recommendation: Grilled Veal Loin Milanesa
The food is fantastic, but the interiors are simply incredible. This gorgeous restaurant is bursting with character, which is to be expected since it was created in honour of Chef Anthony Walsh’s Argentinian mother-in-law Elena.
Address: 955 Gerrard St. E.Cost: Dinner Only $43Recommendation: The Burger - believe it or not, Chef Jesse Vallins spent three years perfecting his burgers, so you can bet they’ll be good.
Taverns have become synonymous with sports bars, but Maple Leaf Tavern breaks that mould with an intimate atmosphere that encourages conversation. Oh, and did we mention their dessert menu is to die for? Choose between preserved cherries, Monforte cheeses, sticky toffee pudding or a one-of-a-kind chocolate treat made in collaboration with Häagen-Dazs.
Address: 1701 Bayview Ave.Cost: Lunch $23, Dinner $33Recommendation: The Mango Butter Chicken
Street food is the best food and the Indian Street Food Company proves it. This delicious little restaurant at Mount Pleasant and Davisville serves up mouthwatering dishes inspired by the streets of India, but made with local ingredients.
Address: 18 St. Thomas St.Cost: Lunch $33, Dinner $53Recommendation: The Charcoal Risotto
Styled by Jacques Dinel of Dinel Designs, this beautiful restaurant was designed to be the perfect place for locals and tourists to grab a drink and a great meal. With over 60 local craft beers on the menu and a premium wine selection, you’ll definitely want to grab a drink with this meal.
Address: 1 Balmoral Ave.Cost: Lunch $28, Dinner $43Recommendation: The Blackened Haddock
Tucked away in Summerhill, this restaurant brings together the best of both worlds with mouthwatering eats and a California-cool vibe. With six items to choose from for your main, there’s truly an option for everyone.
Address: 10 Bay St.Cost: Lunch $33, Dinner $53Recommendation: The Signature Aburi Sushi Selection
Arguably one of the best sushi restaurants in the city, Miku is a must-visit during Summerlicious. Every dish is carefully crafted to have you savouring every bite whether you’re a seafood lover, meat-eater or vegetarian.
Address: 100 King St. W.Cost: Lunch $23, Dinner $33Recommendation: The Korean Chicken
As we all know, location is everything. Perfectly situated in the heart of the Financial District, King Taps offers perfect city views to pair with their diverse menu.
Address: 696 Queen St. E.Cost: Lunch $23, Dinner $33Recommendation: The Truffle Mac & Cheese
This casual restaurant is beloved for its indulgent dishes. You can’t go wrong with comfort foods here. The Mac and Cheese is superb, as is the House Smoked Brisket Sandwich.