5 great new Summerlicious restaurants to try in 2016

Jun 23 2016, 1:56 pm

It’s the time of year we’ve all been waiting for: Summerlicious is almost here!

Make sure to block off some eating time from July 8 to 24.

With over 220 participating restaurants this year, including 24 new spots to check out, making a decision for lunch (menus at $18, $23 or $28) or dinner ($28, $38 or $48) is a bit overwhelming.

Luckily, we’re here with suggestions for the best new restaurants to try this year.

Kasa Moto

  • Go for: Artfully plated Japanese seafood by the Chase Hospitality Group (Little Fin, Colette) and chefs Michael Parubocki (Momofuku) and Daisuke Izutsu (Don Don Izakaya).
  • Summerlicious menus: $28 lunch, $48 dinner

Address: 115 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-7000
Twitter: @kasa_moto

Rose & Sons

  • Go for: A traditional Americana diner experience with contemporary comfort food, aka “fantasy road trip food.”
  • Summerlicious menus: $18 lunch, $28 dinner

Address: 176 Dupont Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-748-3287
Twitter: @Roseandsons


  • Go for: An Italian-leaning pescatarian menu with plenty of wines and cocktails in a design-savvy space.
  • Summerlicious menus: $28 dinner

Address: 1214 Dundas Street West
Phone: 416-535-8888
Twitter: @ufficiotoronto


  • Go for: An eclectic menu of Canadian-Asian and contemporary dishes, and bold design (graffiti walls, studio lights, lofty ceilings) in the heart of Chinatown.
  • Summerlicious menus: $28 dinner

Address: 241 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-586-1241
Twitter: @RDspadina

Beaumont Kitchen 

  • Go for: An eat-and-shop experience inside Sherway Gardens’ new Saks Fifth Avenue inspired by the Californian West coast approach to food, mixed with Mexican and Middle Eastern influences.
  • Summerlicous menus: $23 lunch, $38 dinner

Address: CF Sherway Gardens, Saks Fifth Avenue, Unit #Y101, 25 The West Mall, Toronto
Phone: 416-641-7327
Twitter: @BeaumontSherway

Check out toronto.ca/summerlicious where you can sort Summerlicious restaurants by price, neighbourhood, and cuisine. And tag your Summerlicious photos with #dailyhiveTO and #dhtofood for your chance to be featured!

You can start making reservations with restaurants (highly recommended) today, June 23, so get on it!