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 Fine dining has lost its cachet and mostly been replaced by roadhouses with pork, fat, smoke and barbecue, benches for seats, no reservations, loud music and cold drafts, bourbon cocktails and servers whose idea of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
98 94 Ba Shu Ren Jia
96 93 Woodlot
92 91 The Drake Hotel
99 90 Morton’s The Steakhouse
90 89 Pizzeria Via Mercanti
84 88 Queen Margherita Pizza
89 87 Big Mouth Kee
88 86 The Burger’s Priest
87 85 Holy Chuck
91 84 Frida
82 82 Dayali
86 81 Starfish
83 80 Origin North
83 80 Origin South
81 79 Amaya Indian Room
54 78 Hiro Sushi
67 77 Pizzeria Libretto Danforth
67 76 Pizzeria Libretto Ossington
80 75 Electric Mud BBQ
79 74 New Sky
78 73 Chiu Chow Boy
77 72 Grand Chinese Cuisine
85 71 Mengrai Gourmet Thai
75 70 Kinton Ramen
74 69 Playa Cabana Cantina
69 68 Golden Turtle
72 67 Kingyo
66 66 The Stockyards
65 65 Rose and Sons
64 64 Guu SakaBar
63 63 Guu Izakaya
71 62 Carmen
76 61 Torito Tapas Bar
62 60 Taste of China
73 59 The County General
39 58 L’Unità
42 57 Union
47 56 Catch
45 55 The Saint Tavern
60 54 Estiatorio Volos
53 53 Aria
59 52 Porchetta & Co.
57 51 Banh Mi Boys
58 50 Black Camel
52 49 Barque Smokehouse
55 48 The Emerson
51 47 Bymark
50 46 North 44
24 45 Auberge du Pommier
49 44 Chiado
46 43 The Harbord Room
11 42 Tutti Matti
41 39 Nota Bene
43 38 Khao San Road
38 37 Enoteca Sociale
32 36 Patria
31 35 7 Numbers
36 34 Ursa
35 33 Local Kitchen & Wine Bar
37 32 F’Amelia
34 30 Momofuku Noodle Bar
40 29 Vita Sociale
25 28 Joso’s
33 27 Richmond Station
22 26 Lee
30 25 Foxley
12 24 La Cascina Ristorante
29 23 JaBistro
28 22 Mistura
26 20 Lai Wah Heen
21 19 Scaramouche Pasta Bar
20 18 Sushi Kaji
18 17 Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto
17 15 Zen Japanese Restaurant
16 14 Solo Sushi Ya
27 13 The Black Hoof
14 12 Frank’s Kitchen
15 11 Campagnolo
19 10 Grand Electric
9 9 Zucca Trattoria
8 8 Cava
4 7 Bar Isabel
7 6 Splendido
6 5 Hopgood’s Foodliner
1 4 Buca
5 3 Edulis
2 1 Scaramouche Restaurant
68 - Pho Tien Thanh
95 - Casa Imperial
56 - Big Crow
100 - Centre Street Deli
93 - Luckee
97 - Smoked & Cracked
23 - Byblos
3 - Buca Osteria & Bar
44 - One
61 - Asian Legend
13 - Yunaghi
94 - Soos
10 - Bar Buca
48 - The Carbon Bar
70 - Pho Hung
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