26 Jan, 2023
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toronto winterlicious 2023

We’re only a couple days away from Winterlicious, and it’s time to discover Toronto’s undefeated restaurant scene.  Winterlicious is a unique food festival held in Toronto during the first two weeks of February.

Dining out on a regular basis may be costly to our wallets. That’s why we get thrilled about this event when hundreds of Toronto’s finest restaurants offer discounted meals.

Winterlicious began in 2003 with 35 restaurants participating. As far as restaurant attendance goes, the first two weeks of February tend to be the worst. It was created to help the restaurant industry during a slow season. Since then, it has become a popular semi-annual event.

Reservations are not required during Winterlicious, although they are strongly advised. It can be done online or by phone with the restaurants directly. Lunch three-course prix fixe menus are $23, $28, and $33, and dinner menus are $33, $43, and $53.

Winterlicious 2023 will feature over 220 restaurants this year. Winterlicious meals will be available from January 27 to February 9. Don’t pass up these delicious offers!

To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve selected a few restaurants. Due to the high number of restaurants this year, we decided to reduce the list and present places that provide contemporary food.


Sassafraz, housed in a collection of Victorian rowhouses, has evolved over the years to become a lovely location in the heart of historic Yorkville. From the early hippy movement of the 1960s, this spot has seen it all. It provides French-inspired Canadian cuisine and is located on the corner of Bellair and Cumberland.

The ambiance is ideal for gatherings with friends and family. The site provides the best nighttime views.

Address: 100 Cumberland St

Phone: 416-964-2222

Neighborhood: Yorkville

Cuisines: Canadian, Contemporary

Features: Vegetarian, Local

Menus: $41 Lunch, $55 Dinner

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Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill

Michael Bonacini is a co-founder of Oliver & Bonacini Restaurant and a British-Canadian chef of Italian origin. This refined downtown Toronto restaurant serves casual luxury dining, weekend brunch, and after-work beverages.

From casual afternoon shopping trips to nighttime festivities, the restaurant is ready to entertain any event. Its wide and globally inspired cuisine, which includes fresh soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, and fire-roasted pizzas, always has something for everyone.

Ambiance is ideal for gatherings with friends and family. The site provides the best nighttime views.


Hotel/Attraction: Bayview Village

Address: 2901 Bayview Ave

Phone: 416-590-1300

Neighborhood: North York

Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Italian

Features: Accessible, Vegetarian

Menus: $34 Lunch, $45 Dinner


King Taps

This is a two-story bar with excellent food and a lively ambiance, ideal for watching sports or catching up with friends.

The menu features high-quality in-house meals using fresh, sustainable, and locally sourced products.

The restaurant staff is attentive and welcoming.

Hotel/Attraction: First Canadian Place

Address: 100 King St W

Phone: 647-361-2025

Cuisines: Canadian, Comfort Food, Contemporary

Features: Accessible, Vegetarian

Menus: $34 Lunch, $45 Dinner



Signatures is a classy, light-filled restaurant themed with images of Toronto’s surrounding neighbourhoods. The location has a pleasant and elegant atmosphere, and guests are always welcomed with great vibes that ensure a good start to your day.

A professional chef, Chef Chris Perera, prepares the daily cuisine inspired by top-quality fresh Canadian produce, meat, and fish. A professional crew is always available to assist with the ideal wine or cocktail combination.

Hotel/Attraction: Yorkville Royal Sonesta Hotel

Address: 220 Bloor St W

Phone: 647-464-3310

Neighbourhoods: Annex, Yorkville

Cuisines: Canadian, Contemporary

Features: Accessible, Vegetarian

Menus: $41 Lunch, $55 Dinner



A refined Japanese restaurant in the Entertainment District serves nigiri or chirashi followed by duck breast or sablefish.

Address: 225 King St. West Toronto, ON M5V 3M2

Phone: 416 519-9182

Cuisines: Japanese, Contemporary

Features: Accessible, Vegetarian

Menus: $48 Lunch, $65 Dinner


Reign (Fairmont Hotel)

Get ready for a swanky night out in the Financial District with a prix fixe dinner that includes mushroom bisque, smoked trout, striploin or a half rotisserie chicken.

Address: 100 FRONT ST W, TORONTO, ON M5J 1E3 

Phone: 416-368-2511

Cuisines: Canadian, Contemporary

Features: Accessible, Vegetarian

Menus: $75 Dinner


Roses Cocina (HotelX)

This Harbourfront restaurant offers dishes such as queso, huevos rancheros, and adobo chicken.

Address: 111 Princes’ Blvd, 2ND FLOOR Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Phone: 647-259-6825

Cuisines: North America, Contemporary

Features: Accessible, Vegetarian

Menus: $41 Lunch, $55 Dinner

What restaurant will you try this year?