Food is something we all love, of course that’s because we need it to live but that doesn’t mean we can’t have our favourites! Toronto is home to one of the most diverse communities in the world which also makes it one of the toughest cities to rank the best food for. Luckily we’re here to help you out with your food journey, this article will be focusing on the many unique restaurants that the Don Mills area has to offer.
The 5 Best Restaurants in Don Mills
1) David Duncan House:
The David Duncan House is known as an award winning restaurant for a reason. Its one of a kind experience combines exceptionally prepared authentic steak and seafood inside one of Toronto’s most historic landmarks. Nestled within 4.25 acres of land in Toronto, guests can choose to dine on the scenic outdoor patio with seating for up to 120 people, inside the restored Gothic Victorian inspired dining space or reserve one of five chic private rooms. Its features and atmosphere are sure to solidify a top spot as one of the best restaurants in Don Mills.
The newest additions to the David Duncan House encompass a custom oyster bar, a brand new outdoor patio with a bar and spectacular views of the property as well as a temperature-controlled wine display with hand-selected wine from around the world.
Features include: Fine Dining, Historic Venue, Private Dining, Extensive Wine List, Open on Sunday, Hotel(s) Nearby, Prix Fixe, Full Dinner Menu, Lounge, Wheelchair Accessible, WiFi
Dining Style: Fine Dining
Location: 125 Moatfield Drive, North York, ON, M3B 3L6
2) Diwan Restaurant
Are you up for a diverse meal and experience? Look no further than the Diwan Restaurant which conveniently is attached to the Aga Khan Museum. Diwan offers innovative approaches to Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian cuisines. It features special dishes inspired by the culinary traditions of cultures featured in Aga Khan Museum exhibitions, and an ambience that blends 18th-century decorative art with contemporary design and comfort.
Dine at the Aga Khan Museum and experience the culinary magic of Toronto restaurateur Mark McEwan and his team, who bring their passion for quality and innovation to Diwan, the courtyard café, and private event catering.
Grab a light meal or quick bite under the soaring ceiling of the Museum’s courtyard café.
*Tip: From mid-May until September, weather permitting, you can enjoy alfresco food and drinks on Diwan’s patio, which is called one of Toronto’s prettiest patios by the Los Angeles Times and one of Toronto’s best by Now Magazine.*
Dining Style: Casual Dining
Location: 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1K1
3) Baretto Cafe (AKA L’arte Del Caffé)
Originally opened in Rome in 1998 as “L’arte Del Caffé”, since then it has become a destination for tourists and locals alike. This inspired Baretto Cafe to open up shop in Toronto with the aim to bring an authentic Italian cafe experience to the diverse city. Baretto is dedicated to crafting the perfect cup of coffee, their made-to-order cappuccinos and lattes are mini works of art – adorned with beautiful designs to delight customers.
Baretto offers a relaxed environment which is the perfect setting to enjoy a cup of coffee or have a quick lunch with a friend.
Features Include: Complementary Wi-Fi and customer parking.
Dining Style: Cafe
Location: 1262 Don Mills Rd.Toronto, ON. M3B 2W7
4: Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ
This restaurant capitalizes on a fun social dining experience, with one of its main features being “shared plates”. It has a personal grill installed at every table, which allows for everyone to instantly become an expert cook. Their friendly staff aspires to lead guests through the dining experience with helpful suggestions. The sounds of laughter and parties around you lead to the PERFECT restaurant choice for first dates, families, and catching up with friends.
Gyu-Kaku, meaning “Horn of the Bull” in Japanese, provides the authentic Japanese yakiniku (grilled barbecue) dining experience where customers share premium cooked meats over a flaming charcoal grill, while sipping on Japanese sake, shochu, and frosty cold beers.
Best Sellers include: Harami Skirt Steak in Miso Marinade and Certified Angus Kalbi Short Rib in Tare Sweet Soy Marinade.
Dining Style: Social Dining
Location: 153 Yorkland Blvd, North York, ON M2J 0E9
Fabbrica is inspired by the design aesthetic that emerged in Italy during the early 1950s. Industry meets craftsmanship in this 150 seat restaurant where you are served the most authentic Italian cuisine from the finest possible ingredients: Roma tomatoes ripened in the San Marzano valley, flour hand-milled in Naples.
Wood-burning pizza ovens and a large bar bring the casual and convivial atmosphere to life. Get ready to enjoy the rustic authenticity of Fabbrica.
Dining Style: Casual Dining
Location: 49 Karl Fraser Rd. North York, ON M3C 0E5