Toronto restaurants offering fancy food for takeout and delivery

Toronto restaurants offering fancy food for takeout and delivery

While it could be some time before Torontonians can again enjoy a meal in their favourite restaurant’s dining room, a number of businesses are offering takeout and delivery. And some—because they were never a takeout restaurant to begin with—are serving up food that’s neither fast nor casual. Whether it’s for a social-distancing special occasion or just because, here are some gussied-up options to enjoy at home. (And now that you can tack on a bottle of wine with your food order, it’s almost like having the full restaurant experience.)

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Aburi Hana x Miku

Enjoy refined Japanese cuisine from the city’s newest high-end kyō-kaiseki restaurant. For a limited time, you can get lobster tempura with yuzu miso ($45), maguro don ($65) or Hana’s gorgeous chirashi sushi ($60), rice topped with things like steamed uni, tyutoro (tuna) and kinmedai. The aburi bento box ($75) is chock full of premium goodies like Canadian seabass, wagyu steak and smaller portions of the chirashi and lobster tempura. Proceeds go to hospitality peers who have been affected by the current situation. Takeout from Miku and delivery through Ritual and Uber Eats. 10 Bay St., 647-347-7347, @hanayorkville.
 

Alobar

Alo Food Group’s Yorkville lounge is now offering a weekly changing multi-course menu of things like grilled beef tenderloin, hamachi sashimi, baby shrimp ceviche and potato gnocchi.. Desserts, however, are available as an added supplement. But the highlight is Sunday, where brunch is offered that might offer items like salmon sashimi, lobster with melted butter, wedge salad, classic steak tartare, and charred potato flat bread with ricotta. Reserve in advance on exploretock.com. Curbside pickup. 162 Cumberland St., 416-961-1222, alobaryorkville.com
 

 

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Aloette

In the mood for gourmet diner dishes? Get some fried chicken with yuzu honey and hot sauce ($18) or a burger topped with griddled Beaufort cheese ($18). While you’re at it, include an order of the chive cream–topped iceberg wedge salad ($12), some Alobar house rolls ($6) and a slice of lemon meringue pie for dessert ($10). Oh hey, and you can now order a bottle of Pearl Morissette wine. Takeout or delivery through DoorDash, Ritual and Uber Eats. 163 Spadina Ave., 416-260-3444, @aloette_restaurant
 

 

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Alma

At chef Anna Chen’s Bloordale restaurant, you can choose from dishes like mapo shrimp and tofu in a house-fermented chili bean sauce ($29) or sweet soy wok-fried noodles tossed with fresh egg noodles, garlic chives, egg, bean sprouts and crispy lap cheong ($25). Must-order items include the fried chicken ($18) and the scallion flat bread served with stracciatella cheese or coco blanco bean hummus ($9). Bonus: you can add some craft beer from Hamilton’s Fairweather, wine from Nicholas Pearce or Revel cider to your order. Curbside pickup and delivery through Uber Eats. 1194 Bloor St. W., 647-346-1881, @alma.toronto
 

Arthur’s

Chase Hospitality Group’s midtown American restaurant is now doing takeout service out of sister restaurant KasaMoto, serving up dishes like triple-decker sandwiches packed with smoked turkey, bacon and coleslaw on rye with matzo ball soup, and thick slices of New York cheesecake. Pickup or delivery by Door Dash and Uber Eats. 115 Yorkville Ave., 514-293-8902, arthursrestaurant.ca
 

 

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Buca

Bring home a taste of chef Rob Gentile’s popular bigoli al’anatra ($19) or black truffle–blanketed pizza pomodoro ($24). Or consider the Dinner for Two kit ($78) which includes garlic nodini, marinated olives, kale salad, polenta with tomato-braised pork and fennel sausage, plus a tub of hazelnut tiramisu for dessert. While you’re at it, throw in a mini CXBO disco egg ($17), a cook-at-home cacio e pepe kit ($16) or lasagna tray ($60) for good measure. Takeout and delivery from Wednesday to Sunday. 2 St. Clair Ave. W., buca.ca,
 

Coast

The Junction’s Italian restaurant serving coastal-inspired cuisine is now offering a takeout menu that includes their regular offerings, as well as special dinner packages on the weekend. Their package for the weekend of April 30 includes shrimp bisque, breaded Icelandic cod, potato salad and a banana–coconut cream waffles ($30 for two, $60 for four). There’s also an antipasto platter packed with all kinds of charcuterie and cheese, and beer and wine to go. Takeout or free delivery in the Junction. 23 St. John’s Rd., 647-352-4999, coastcafebar.ca
 

Dandylion

This Queen West favourite finally got an Instagram account—just in time to announce their new takeout service. Chef Jay Carter’s weekly prix-fixe menu features his unfussy but delicious dishes and home-style desserts. A selection of low-intervention wine is also available. Email your order to dandylion@rogers.com and pay at the restaurant. Pickup only. 1198 Queen St. W., restaurantdandylion.com
 

 

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Dylan to Go

The new Brockton Village takeout venture from the Uncle Mikey’s team offers creative Korean food with European influences. Bibimbap rice bowls ($14.95) are topped with tofu, eggplant or grilled chicken and an assortment of veggies, house-fermented kimchi and  house-made hot sauce. Add on a side of crispy tteokbokki with a spicy maple glaze ($9.95) or kabocha squash in cashew sauce ($6.95), and—why the heck not—a fried chicken burger ($11.95), plus natural wine or sake. Takeout and delivery through Uber Eats. 1597 Dundas St. W., 416-537-8973, @dylan.to.go
 

 

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Eatertainment Catering

Eatertainment is delivering large-format spreads for the whole family. There’s a Mediterranean box that includes falafel, chicken souvlaki and spanakopita, plus pitas, lavash and dips ($145), and a Southwestern box filled with glazed beef skewers, Cajun shrimp and black bean quesadillas, plus sides like a jalapeño-cheddar cornbread and condiments ($165). Free delivery on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 29 Booth Ave., #100, 416-553-7935, eatertainment.com
 

Edulis

Edulis fans (and really, who isn’t one?) can now feast on Michael Caballo and Tobey Nemeth’s five-course meals—from the comfort of their own homes. The weekly changing spread might include wild side-striped shrimp or marinated squid; a pâté en croute of duck, foie and pistachio; or chicken Marbella with prunes and capers. Add-ons include bottles of wine, Monforte Dairy cheeses, fresh Oregon mountain porcini and organic produce from Antony John. Place your order on exploretock.com. Curbside pickup only and Edulis requires customers to wear a mask when they pick up their order. 169 Niagara St., 416-703-4222, edulisrestaurant.com
 

Favorites Thai BBQ

Number one on our Best New Restaurants list, this Thai restaurant tucked behind a coffee shop on Ossington is doing takeout as of April 16. Get chef Haan Palcu-Chang’s sweet, salty and funky dishes (pad thai, pad see ew, red curry, green curry) to-go, and treat yourself to an interesting bottle of wine from Favorite’s cellar to make a real night of it. Takeout only, Thursday to Saturday. 141 Ossington Ave., 416-588-3376, myfavethai.com
 

 

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Figo

Start with the chopped salad of mixed chicories, fennel salami, provolone, cherry tomatoes and crispy chickpeas in an oregano dressing ($16), before digging into a main of chittara cacio e pepe ($18) or the bucatini in a wild boar ragu ($12). Be sure to leave room for some tiramisu ($10). Takeout or delivery through Foodora, DoorDash, Ritual and Uber Eats. 295 Adelaide St. W., 647-748-3446, @figotoronto
 

Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

The recently relaunched Bay Street steakhouse is now doing takeout. Their “Hy’s at Home” menu includes both the restaurant’s ready-to-eat items (jumbo prawn cocktail, caesar salad, porterhouse steak) as well as meal kits (like a BBQ dinner for two) that require just a bit of DIY cooking or assembling in your own kitchen, but instructions are provided. You can also tack on a bottle of wine (or three) with your order. Contactless payment and pickup from Tuesday to Saturday, 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. 365 Bay St., 416-364-6600, hyssteakhouse.com/order
 

 

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Labora

Whether it’s the paella for two ($22 and up) or 10 ($195 and up), the gluten- and dairy-free rice dish includes all kinds of luxe add-ins like black truffle, chorizo, grilled red prawns and octopus. Ritual takeout or delivery through Uber Eats or Labora’s private service. 433 King St. W., 416-260-9993, @laborarestaurant
 

 

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Lai Wah Heen

Craving some fancy Chinese takeout? This staple banquet hall has wok-baked lobster with ginger and scallions ($65) and Peking duck two ways. Take things up an extra notch with some foie-gras-and duck fried rice ($32). Takeout or delivery through Foodora, F.O.D, DoorDash and Uber Eats. 108 Chestnut St., 416-977-9899, @laiwahheen
 

Little Sister

Chef Michael van den Winkel’s is selling his flavour-packed Dutch-Indonesian dishes to go, along with some pre-packaged frozen meals and cocktail kits. The restaurant is also participating in Feed the Frontlines, providing meals to hungry health care workers. Pickup or delivery through Uber Eats. 2031 Yonge St., 416-488-2031, littlesisterto.com
 

Maple Leaf Tavern

Craving a good burger? Chef Jesse Vallins has you covered. Besides his signature cheeseburger, he’s also selling a surf-and-turf dinner, a sausage extravaganza, brunch kits and DIY cocktails to go. Pickup only. 955 Gerrard St. E., 416-465-0955, mapleleaftavern.ca
 

Marben

Depending on the day of the week, Marben’s family meals to go might feature battered Fogo Island cod and chips, pasture-raised fried chicken or a Black Angus roast beef dinner with all the fixins’. And their new online market also includes grocery boxes that bring the restaurant’s farm-sourced and artisan-made goods to your kitchen table.You can also add bottles of organic and biodynamic wine or local craft beer to your order. Pickup only. 488 Wellington St. W., 416-979-1990, marben.ca
 

 

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Montecito

Order up Montecito’s famous kale salad ($14) tossed in an anchovy dressing with pecorino cheese and bread crumbs, or their roast chicken on a bed of local greens ($26). Or you can get both as a full dinner, with all the fixins ($36). Takeout or delivery through Foodora and Uber Eats. 299 Adelaide St. W., 416-599-0299, @montecitotoronto
 

Osteria Rialto

The newly renovated Paradise Cinema’s restaurant is now selling antipasti, house-baked focaccia, and fresh pasta for takeout and delivery. Hot tip: You can add chef Basilio Pesce’s famous lasagna from his Porzia days to your virtual cart (but it’s only available on Wednesday and Saturdays, for pickup at the restaurant). Takeout or delivery through Uber Eats. 1006 Bloor St, 416-306-8124, osteriarialto.com
 

Restaurant Le Phénix

For fancy French fare, this pop-up offshoot of Chantecler is serving East Coast oysters with all the accoutrements ($15 for six), steak tartare ($13), French onion soup ($8) duck two ways ($30) or an eight-ounce filet of Atlantic halibut on a citrus-fennel salad ($30). Takeout or delivery through Uber Eats. 1263 Queen St. W., 416-342-1587, @lephenixto
 

 

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R&D

At this collaboration between MasterChef Canada winner Eric Chong and judge Alvin Leung, you’ll find things like French onion spring rolls filled with beef short rib, caramelized onions and Swiss cheese ($11 for three) to go. Need something heartier? There’s a whole Peking duck dinner ($90) or laksa seafood chow mein ($24). Takeout or delivery through Door Dash or Uber Eats. 241 Spadina Ave., 416-586-1241, @rdspadina
 

 

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Sapori

If it’s charcuterie you’re craving, this west-end bar has a spread of house-cured meats and Ontario cheeses, smoked olives, giardiniera and focaccia (from $30) accompanied by a bottle of minimal-intervention wine. Takeout or delivery between 5 and 7 p.m. 1588 Dundas St. W., 647-351-7700, @saporitoronto
 

Skippa

Ian Robinson’s bento box meals incorporate seasonal ingredients from his suppliers in Ontario and Japan. Recent ones have included spring spinach with sesame, morels, Japanese wagyu beef, binchotan-grilled Hokkaido seafood, chirashi don (sashimi on sushi rice and their signature sourdough nori pan served with miso butter. Sake, wine and beer is also available. Pickup only. 327 Harbord St., info@skippa.ca, skippa.ca
 

Sushi Masaki Saito

Celebrating something extra (extra extra) special? Michelin-star sushi chef Masaki Saito is now delivering fancy rice bowls topped with wild blue fin tuna, chirashi (rice topped with veggies and glittering seafood until it looks like a box of jewels) or his own personal selection of premium seafood—it’s like an omakase menu but in the comfort of your own home! Maybe consider changing out of those dirty sweatpants and putting on something nice for a change—this is worth dressing up for. Dinner only, Monday to Saturday. Order by phone at least one day in advance. 416-924-0888, @sushimasakisaito
 

Tanto

Over at Ossington’s Argentinian-inspired steakhouse, chef Julian Iliopolous has started a Saturday supper series. The meat-centric family-style meal may include grilled chicken, short ribs or coal-roasted lamb shoulder in a sour cherry reduction. Customers can also tack on gratuities or donations to the restaurant’s Staff Relief Fund. Pickup or delivery by DoorDash. 74 Ossington Ave., 416-546-3022, tantorestaurant.com
 

Trattoria Milano

Typically sit-in only, Eataly’s Trattoria Milano is now offering weekly four-course meals to go made up of traditional northern-Italian dishes. Those dishes might include zuppa d’orzo made with fancy Italian speck and Ontario ramps, malfatti (spinach-ricotta dumplings), osso buco, saffron risotto and tiramisu. Sommelier-suggested wine and cocktails are also available. Friday to Sunday only. Available for order exploretock.com for curb-side or in-store pickup. 55 Bloor St. W., 437-374-0250, eataly.ca
 

Ufficio

Deleted: Dundas West’s fish-focused Italian spot is offering rotating dinner-for-two menus that feature things like ricotta gnocchi in a truffle cream sauce or squid ink spaghetti with prawns, clams and mussels. Plus, wine bottles are half price with any food purchase. Curbside pickup or delivery with a $5 fee. 1214 Dundas St. W., 416-535-8888, @ufficiotoronto
 

 

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Weslodge

Get gussied-up comfort food like beer-battered Fogo Island cod with triple-cooked chips ($22) or a fried chicken platter to share ($42). Don’t forget the sticky toffee pudding ($8). Takeout or delivery through Foodora, DoorDash, Ritual and Uber Eats. 480 King St. W., 647-660-0999, @weslodge