Check out the latest Joanne Kates Top 100 Restaurants!

 

This is the year of the sliced and diced list — because the world of restaurants has changed profoundly. No longer is the best — or the most revered — food in town served at temples to haute gastronomy where the gracious welcome rules. Fine dining has lost its cachet and mostly been replaced by roadhouses with pork, fat, smoke and barbecue, benches for seats, no reservations, loud music and cold drafts, bourbon cocktails and servers whose idea of hospitality is a 20 per cent tip. I’ve still ranked the city’s 100 best restaurants — so you know where to eat — but the 2014 ranking acknowledges that fine dining is out of style.

2014 Last year Restaurant Name
31 35 7 Numbers
81 79 Amaya Indian Room
53 53 Aria
61 - Asian Legend
24 45 Auberge du Pommier
57 51 Banh Mi Boys
10 - Bar Buca
4 7 Bar Isabel
52 49 Barque Smokehouse
98 94 Ba Shu Ren Jia
56 - Big Crow
89 87 Big Mouth Kee
58 50 Black Camel
1 4 Buca
3 - Buca Osteria & Bar
23 - Byblos
51 47 Bymark
15 11 Campagnolo
71 62 Carmen
95 - Casa Imperial
47 56 Catch
8 8 Cava
100 - Centre Street Deli
49 44 Chiado
78 73 Chiu Chow Boy
82 82 Dayali
5 3 Edulis
80 75 Electric Mud BBQ
38 37 Enoteca Sociale
60 54 Estiatorio Volos
30 25 Foxley
14 12 Frank’s Kitchen
91 84 Frida
37 32 F’Amelia
69 68 Golden Turtle
77 72 Grand Chinese Cuisine
19 10 Grand Electric
63 63 Guu Izakaya
64 64 Guu SakaBar
54 78 Hiro Sushi
87 85 Holy Chuck
6 5 Hopgood’s Foodliner
29 23 JaBistro
25 28 Joso’s
18 17 Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto
43 38 Khao San Road
72 67 Kingyo
75 70 Kinton Ramen
12 24 La Cascina Ristorante
26 20 Lai Wah Heen
22 26 Lee
35 33 Local Kitchen & Wine Bar
39 58 L’Unità
93 - Luckee
85 71 Mengrai Gourmet Thai
28 22 Mistura
34 30 Momofuku Noodle Bar
99 90 Morton’s The Steakhouse
79 74 New Sky
50 46 North 44
41 39 Nota Bene
44 - One
83 80 Origin North
83 80 Origin South
32 36 Patria
70 - Pho Hung
68 - Pho Tien Thanh
67 77 Pizzeria Libretto Danforth
67 76 Pizzeria Libretto Ossington
90 89 Pizzeria Via Mercanti
74 69 Playa Cabana Cantina
59 52 Porchetta & Co.
84 88 Queen Margherita Pizza
33 27 Richmond Station
65 65 Rose and Sons
21 19 Scaramouche Pasta Bar
2 1 Scaramouche Restaurant
97 - Smoked & Cracked
16 14 Solo Sushi Ya
94 - Soos
7 6 Splendido
86 81 Starfish
20 18 Sushi Kaji
62 60 Taste of China
27 13 The Black Hoof
88 86 The Burger’s Priest
48 - The Carbon Bar
73 59 The County General
92 91 The Drake Hotel
55 48 The Emerson
46 43 The Harbord Room
45 55 The Saint Tavern
66 66 The Stockyards
76 61 Torito Tapas Bar
11 42 Tutti Matti
42 57 Union
36 34 Ursa
40 29 Vita Sociale
96 93 Woodlot
13 - Yunaghi
17 15 Zen Japanese Restaurant
9 9 Zucca Trattoria
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