The 10 most anticipated restaurant openings in Toronto for fall 2018

Sep 18 2018, 4:59 pm

Toronto’s thriving dining scene shows no signs of slowing down just because it’s fall. Those hungry for something new can start looking forward to these anticipated restaurant openings expected sometime this season!

The Annex Food Hall

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Once open, look forward to tacos from El Nahual, Thai street foods from Eat BKK, fresh pasta from Dal Moro, fried chicken sandwiches from PG Clucks, steamed buns from Mean Bao and BBQ from Smoked Up Meats, plus at least one more vendor that’s still to be announced.

Address: 384 Bloor Street West, Toronto

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Virtuous Pie

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Coming soon to Little Italy, this vegan pizzeria is known for pies good enough to not make most people miss dairy and meat, this fast-casual spot quickly rose to prominence in Vancouver’s steadily gentrified Chinatown, where they whip out 10″ pies on hand-stretched three-day dough.

Address: 611 College Street, Toronto

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Grasshopper Salon

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Toronto’s third Grasshopper restaurants will bring vegan eats and date night-worthy vibes to Toronto’s east-end when it opens this fall!

Address: 2252 Queen Street East, Toronto

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Chin Chin Street Side Kitchen

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The fast-casual spin-off from the famous LA restaurant is expected to open imminently. The LA restaurants is a regular setting on episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, known for its menu featuring Chinese Food Burritos and Quinoa “Fried Rice.”

Address: 363 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto

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Lapin

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The bistro from the same team behind Toronto restaurants, Cava, Chabrol and Tanto is shaping up on King West.

Address: 642 King Street West, Toronto

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Maison Selby

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While details are still scarce, this new restaurant from Oliver & Bonacini will transform Toronto’s 134-year-old CH Gooderham House into a chic, bustling all-day restaurant, speakeasy, and garden patio.

Address: Located at Bloor and Sherbourne

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Casa Fuego

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The restaurant is the newest from the same folks behind Toronto’s AYCE Brazilian rodizio, Copacabana (at Adelaide and Duncan), and will serve up a menu of wood-fired favourites from regions within South America from Peru to Argentina.

Address: 230 Adelaide Street West, Toronto

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West Oak and Pierre’s Toronto

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Known for its casual atmosphere and refined fare, West Oak is a popular Yaletown restaurant that’s expanding into Toronto and taking over the former King West address of Frings. It’s opening alongside Pierre’s, billed as “Vancouver’s most exclusive champagne experience,” and offering a “sophisticated and sensual atmosphere” complete with DJs and an extensive champagne list.

Address: 455 King Street West, Toronto

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Storm Crow Manor

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The nerd bar billed is taking over the Victorian mansion to serve up “board games and card games galore and sci-fi TV around the clock,” alongside a menu of fantastical foods likes Teenage Mutant Fried Pickles, Nachos Apocalypto, and Attack of the Killer Tomato Soup.

Address: 580 Church Street, Toronto
Phone: 604-428-9670

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Sara

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The newest restaurant in the Food Dudes family draws inspiration from Japan (Sara is Japanese for “small dish”)  and will serve up menus for lunch and dinner featuring vegan charcuterie, contemporary dim sum, robata, and more.

Zebu Steak + Bar

Zebu Steak + Bar Brazilian steakhouse

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This massive new Brazilian steakhouse, bar, and lounge is opening in the heart of the Entertainment District this fall and promises a patio, various private and semi-private dining spaces, and a Chef’s Table dining experience.

Address: 132 John Street, Toronto

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