SPLENDIDO 88 Harbord, at Spadina, 416-929-7788
Though this splendiferous supper club has been around since the early 90s, David Lee 's oft dazzling lineup remains cutting-edge. Seasoned servers make this a truly special evening.
VIA ALLEGRO 1750 the Queensway, at Sherway Gardens, 416-622-6677
When money's no object, this theatrical Italian trat never fails to impress, especially the 200-seat house's nine-course $120 Moody Chef tasting menu and its award-winning wine cellar.
SUSUR 601 King West, at Portland, 416-603-2305
Susur Lee sits at the top of Toronto's culinary scene for good reason. His ever-astonishing card of East-West fusion paired with polished service guarantees an unparalleled dining experience. See listing, page 48.
GEORGE 111 Queen, at Mutual, 416-863-6006
Susur accolyte Lorenzo Lesoto often surpasses his mentor with a thoughtful and original menu. A riotously romantic room and approachable servers add to the magic.
COLBORNE LANE 45 Colborne, at Church, 416-368-9009
Ex-Senses chef Claudio Aprile takes molecular gastronomy beyond the microwave at this heavily hyped room in the former Café du Marché . Expect a lot of foam and weird frozen things.