The Top 12 Toronto Restaurants for Dining Outside

It’s been an especially long winter and spring, making it all the more important to take full advantage of summer and get outdoors. With the recent reopening of restaurant patios across the city, restaurateurs are welcoming back customers to reinvigorated outdoor dining spaces. From rooftops to backyard settings, the patios are bigger and better than ever, with even more safety precautions and the same, great food.

Read on to book a reservation at some of the top restaurants for outdoor dining in Toronto.

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Restaurants:Bar Reyna, BlueBlood Steakhouse, El Catrin
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Mediterranean, Steakhouse, Mexican
Neighborhoods:Yorkville, Midtown / Uptown, Distillery District
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7:00 PM

Bar Reyna

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Yorkville
663 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Set in a Victorian townhouse in Yorkville, Bar Reyna’s patio oozes charm. Upturned umbrellas, foliage, and string lights line the ceiling, while brick and wood walls add warmth. The Mediterranean menu...

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Mediterranean in Toronto / Ontario
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BlueBlood Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown / Uptown
2,106 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Scenic View

Majestic castle-style Casa Loma, a landmarked home and gardens, is the backdrop at BlueBlood Steakhouse, where dining outside means being surrounded by stunning landscaping, historic architecture, and...

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El Catrin

$$$$·Mexican·
Distillery District
4,267 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem

The sprawling, industrial, colorful patio at El Catrin in the Distillery District makes this Mexican restaurant one of the city’s most fun for outdoor dining. Beyond Mexican favourites such as tacos, ...

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Cabana Waterfront Patio

$$$$·Canadian·
Distillery District
1,152 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront

Fifty-thousand square feet overlook Lake Ontario and Toronto’s skyline at Cabana Waterfront Patio, a restaurant with a something-for-everyone menu that includes salads, sandwiches and burgers, sushi, ...

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Most Booked in Toronto / Ontario
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Amal Restaurant

$$$$·Lebanese·
Yorkville
363 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance

The spacious second floor terrace — complete with greenery and white wrought iron chairs — lends a charming outdoor backdrop to Amal’s stunning composed plates featuring Lebanese fare. Start with stan...

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Best Ambience in Toronto
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Lapinou

$$$$·Contemporary French·
King West
406 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion

No alleyway has ever been more charming than the one at Lapinou, with its string lights, lanterns, and wrought iron, padded seating. The French neobistro — a term for trendy, modern Parisian wine bars...

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Lee

$$$$·Global, International·
King West
2,685 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

Celebrity chef Susur Lee leads the kitchen at Lee, an award-winning Chinese-French restaurant on King Street West. This is Lee’s flagship, with a menu that showcases Chinese flavors with French techni...

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Global, International in Toronto / Ontario
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Steam Whistle Biergärten

$$$$·Beer Garden·
Downtown / Entertainment District
199 reviews
  • Casual
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Great Beer

If it weren’t for the up-close view of a Toronto landmark, you’d think you were in Munich at Steam Whistle Biergarten. The German-style beer hall at the base of the CN Tower serves up traditional Germ...

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Terroni Price

$$$$·Italian·
Rosedale / Summerhill
2,827 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

See and be seen at Terroni’s Miami-like Summerhill patio. All-white furniture with blue accents, string lights, and skyline views make for a chic place to dine on Italian classics such as pizza, pasta...

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JaBistro

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / Entertainment District
115 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance

JaBistro specializes in pristine fish, from pressed and torched blocks of sushi, or oshizushi, to omakase with nigiri and sashimi. On the rooftop, a wood-paneled patio with string lights offers a sere...

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Japanese in Toronto / Ontario

The Chase

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Financial District
1,189 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot

Fine dining is at its best on The Chase’s stunning rooftop setting. Tucked in between soaring Financial District skyscrapers, The Chase’s indoor-outdoor bar and seating is the place to celebrate speci...

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Mira

$$$$·Peruvian·
Toronto / Ontario
670 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies

Mira’s dreamy patio in King West is dripping in flowers, with comfortable couch seating for an array of Peruvian flavors. The menu uses ingredients straight from Peru in dishes such as fluke ceviche w...

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