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 Fine dining has lost its cachet and mostly been replaced by roadhouses with pork, fat, smoke and barbecue, benches for seats, no reservations, loud music and cold drafts, bourbon cocktails and servers whose idea of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