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Best Neighborhood Gem restaurants in Chinatown / Kensington Market

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A photo of Grey Gardens restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(1108)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary American • Chinatown / Kensington Market
Booked 22 times today
Hello, we are looking forward to you joining us at Grey Gardens! Bar Seating option is at our chef's counter, surrounding the kitchen, and at our wine bar.
A photo of R&D Restaurant - Toronto restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1446)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary Asian • Chinatown / Kensington Market
Booked 15 times today
R&D is an urban casual restaurant in the heart of Toronto’s iconic Chinatown, headed by first-ever MasterChef Canada winner Eric Chong and his mentor, Michelin-starred restaurant owner Alvin Leung. The stylish interior reflects R&D's dualistic nature: open & abuzz with energy while preserving an intimate atmosphere.At R&D, eastern dishes meet western style in the form of modern Chinese sharing plates, where classic ingredients are given a vanguard treatment.
A photo of Hawker restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(204)
Price: Expensive
• Tapas / Small Plates • Chinatown / Kensington Market
Booked 7 times today
At Hawker, Chef's Jeff Merkel and Leah Steduto spotlight their naturalistic worldview with beautifully composed plant-based small plates, cocktails, and a thoughtfully curated list of vegan wines.Located in Kensington Market, the cozy dining space features an earthy, palette of dark wood and moss. A picturesque, romantic back patio is naturally decorated with ivy. A front patio lets you enjoy the lively sights and sounds of the market.All reservations have a 15 minute grace period. Please call us if you are arriving later than 15 minutes. Your table will be reserved for 1 hour 45 minutes for parties of 1-2; 2 hours for parties of 3-6; 2 hours 30 minutes for parties of 7 or more. If arriving late, we may not be able to extend your seating time if there are reservations scheduled after your allotted timeframe.Please note, an 18% gratuity is automatically added to the bill for groups of 6 or more.
A photo of SmoQue N' Bones - Baldwin restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(135)
Price: Expensive
• Barbecue • Chinatown / Kensington Market
Booked 23 times today
Historical meets industrial-chic at our new SmoQue N' Bones located in Toronto’s Baldwin Village. Our Southern Barbeque is inspired by flavours of America’s deep south, from regions like Memphis, Texas, Kansas, and the Carolinas. For 12 years, our kitchen has focused on Quality Scratch Cooking crafted with a whole lotta love and old-school techniques, led by Executive Chef and Pitmaster Alex Rad. Taste perfectly smoked meats, and authentic southern sides paired with an abundant selection of Dark Spirits. Our locally sourced meats and seasonal produce bring the freshest ingredients to your plate. We’ve made our name across the country with our famous family platters for your casual get-togethers and special events - served with a side of Southern Hospitality! Join us for an intimate dining experience or host your special group events for up to 120 guests. For large parties of 14+, please email events@smoquenbones.com
A photo of AGO Bistro restaurant
4.5
Awesome(3604)
Price: Moderate
• Comfort Food • Financial District
One of the Frank Gehry-designed spaces, AGO Bistro is conveniently located on the first floor with access from Dundas Street. The restaurant is casual chic: modern Danish furnishings are paired with acrylic tabletops in a multitude of vibrant colours. Etched glass and vertical-grain Douglas fir also accent the space. With a dedication to using the best local produce, menus reflect seasonal changes and availability. Ingredients are sourced from the finest suppliers and farms, and are cooked simply to showcase the natural flavours of the food.
A photo of Omai restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(46)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Chinatown / Kensington Market
Booked 14 times today
Hey, we're looking forward to hosting you at Omai! We're a snug 20-ish seat Japanese-inspired restaurant serving up the freshest sashimi with sake and natural wine.Nominated Canada's Best New Restaurant by Air Canada 2018
A photo of TacoTaco restaurant
4.3
Awesome(59)
Price: Moderate
• Canadian • Chinatown / Kensington Market
Booked 6 times today
TacoTaco is Kensington Market's newest resident, offering unique artisanal tacos that are inspired by the experiences and identities of the owners and staff. We specialize in new California taco trends, healthy Canadian game meats, and delicious vegan tacos. We promise that you won't find these tacos anywhere else in Toronto.Beyond our tacos, come enjoy our selection of craft beers and large sun-lit patio in the walkable, funky and hip Kensington Market.Our experiences range from the speakeasy-style Moonlight Lounge to our tropical dining room and our beautiful patio. Let us know your preferred space and we'll try our best to accomodate!
A photo of Aera restaurant
4.3
Awesome(406)
Price: Very Expensive
• Steakhouse • King West
Booked 134 times today
A stylish steakhouse, sushi counter and cocktail bar with panoramic views of downtown Toronto, Aera celebrates the art of contemporary American cuisine. Presenting a range of superior steaks and chops, a seasonal raw bar, and creative reimaginings of beloved comfort dishes, Aera promises peak indulgence 38 floors above the city. Please note that all reservations from 2:30–5pm from Monday to Friday, after 10pm from Monday to Wednesday, and after 11pm from Thursday to Saturday will be offered our bar bites menu. For our full à la carte lunch and dinner menus, please make a reservation during our regular dining hours.For bottle-service, please contact us via aerarestaurant.com
A photo of Lee restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(4235)
Price: Very Expensive
• Global, International • King West
Booked 59 times today
Balancing the epicurean traditions of Southeast Asia with the classical techniques of French cuisines, Chef Lee improvises a daring and original culinary aesthetic. As Susur Lee’s brand-new flagship location, Lee offers a menu inspired by refreshing bright flavors and the spices of Southeast Asia in a family style setting.Our maximum party size for online reservations is 8.Reservations will be limited to 2 hrs for parties of 2 to 4, and 2.5hrs for 5/6.See you soon!
A photo of Quetzal restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(720)
Price: Very Expensive
• Mexican • Little Italy / College St.
Booked 44 times today
At Quetzal, we celebrate regional Mexican cuisine, inspired by traditional flavours and cooking styles, all cooked over a 28 foot-long open fire that runs the span of the hot line.  Traditional moles, sauces and little-known native ingredients are transported to Toronto and infused with the bounty of local Ontario and Canadian produce, for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Quetzal is located at the corner of College & Bathurst, at the edges of four Toronto hotspot neighbourhoods: Little Italy, Kensington Market, Harbord Village, and the Annex.
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