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What began with a few chefs on Ossington and Dundas has exploded into a movement: Dozens of resto/bars opened in the last year. Artistic control is the one god this cowboy serves. He doesn’t take reservations, he may not have a phone, the place is a hole and he’s open late. A sign outside would be uncool; and since he’s doing this without investors to account to, he can do whatever he wants. We flock! Which makes us uptown girls into food tourists. We live north of Bloor but we graze in downtown’s Wild West.
BY JOANNE KATES

What began with a few chefs on Ossington and Dundas has exploded into a movement: Dozens of resto/bars opened in the last year. Artistic control is the one god this cowboy serves. He doesn’t take reservations, he may not have a phone, the place is a hole and he’s open late. A sign outside would be uncool; and since he’s doing this without investors to account to, he can do whatever he wants. We flock! Which makes us uptown girls into food tourists. We live north of Bloor but we graze in downtown’s Wild West.
By Joanne Kates

100
53
Aria
99
-
Kwan
98
93
Luckee
97
-
Rasa
96
84
Queen Margherita Pizza
95
83
Origin South
95
83
Origin North
94
82
Dayali
93
81
Amaya Indian Room
92
76
Torito Tapas Bar
91
79
New Sky
90
78
Chiu Chow Boy
89
77
Grand Chinese Cuisine
88
80
Electric Mud BBQ
87
75
Kinton Ramen
86
72
Kingyo
85
74
Playa Cabana Cantina
84
73
The County General
84
-
The County General Riverside
83
71
Carmen
82
61
Asian Legend
81
-
Jim Chai Kee Wonton Noodle
80
70
Pho Hung
79
-
Nodo
78
69
Golden Turtle
77
68
Pho Tien Thanh
76
-
King Place
75
67
Pizzeria Libretto Ossington
75
67
Pizzeria Libretto Danforth
74
66
The Stockyards
73
65
Rose and Sons
72
28
Mistura
71
-
Nao Steakhouse
70
64
Guu SakaBar
69
63
Guu Izakaya
68
62
Taste of China
67
-
Mr. Flamingo
66
-
Chantecler
65
59
Porchetta & Co.
64
-
Nana
63
57
Banh Mi Boys
62
-
Bar Fancy
61
-
Peoples Eatery
60
52
Barque Smokehouse
59
51
Bymark
58
50
North 44
57
49
Chiado
56
92
The Drake Hotel
55
54
Hiro Sushi
54
-
Pukka
53
-
Hanmoto
52
37
F’Amelia
51
48
The Carbon Bar
50
46
The Harbord Room
49
45
The Saint Tavern
48
34
Momofuku Noodle Bar
47
44
One
46
-
Los Colibris
45
35
Local Kitchen & Wine Bar
44
-
Dandylion
43
33
Richmond Station
42
27
The Black Hoof
41
96
Woodlot
40
30
Foxley
39
29
JaBistro
38
22
Lee
37
56
Big Crow
36
41
Nota Bene
35
43
Khao San Road
34
42
Union
33
39
L’Unità
32
38
Enoteca Sociale
31
15
Campagnolo
30
14
Frank’s Kitchen
29
-
Patois
28
-
Bar Raval
27
31
7 Numbers
26
32
Patria
25
24
Auberge du Pommier
24
25
Joso’s
23
18
Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto
22
16
Solo Sushi Ya
21
17
Zen Japanese Restaurant
20
21
Scaramouche Pasta Bar
19
19
Grand Electric
18
-
Actinolite
17
20
Sushi Kaji
16
13
Yunaghi
15
12
La Cascina Ristorante
14
9
Zucca Trattoria
13
11
Tutti Matti
12
-
Yasu
11
6
Hopgood’s Foodliner
10
10
Bar Buca
9
8
Cava
8
7
Splendido
7
23
Byblos
6
-
Boralia
5
4
Bar Isabel
4
5
Edulis
3
3
Buca Osteria & Bar
2
2
Scaramouche Restaurant
1
1
Buca
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