Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Downtown
335 Jarvis Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2C2
Phone: (416) 962-4686
Fax: (416) 962-1725
Established in 2009, Guu is an Izakaya styled restaurant and one of the best Asian restaurant in the city. Celebrating Japanese culture, the restaurant serves Izakaya style food and drinks. Traditional and authentic dishes include appetizers like Kurage - Marinated Jellyfish, Takowasabi - Marinated Octopus with wasabi stem, Grilled dishes like Karubi - Grilled beef short ribs with scallion sauce and noodle dishes like the tantalizing Kimchi Udon - Udon noodles with spicy cod roe, topped with kimchi. Make sure to ask and serve the 'Soup of the day', their delicious innovative chef's special soups are worth trying. Dessert options include cheesecakes, ice-creams, but try their 'Banana Tempera' - deep friend banana with coconut icecream and chocolate & mango sauce! If you want to try something different for a change then this restaurant is worth a visit!
This upscale yet friendly restaurant, set in a Victorian-style, has been offering Szechuan and Cantonese dishes for many years. Traditional red and gold ideograms hang on an exposed brick wall of sandstone, giving the restaurant a warm yet refined feel. The menu is filled with Szechuan delights: Spicy Chicken with Cashews, Sautéed Beef with Ginger and Pineapple and the house special - Fireplace Chicken. Spring rolls, Fried meat Dumplings and Kung Pao Shrimp round out an extensive menu which suits even the most finicky diner. Check website for open hours.
Located on the edge of Cabbagetown, Thai Jasmine restaurant offers authentic Thai food at reasonable prices. Unusual for an Asian restaurant, the setting is an old Victorian home. But the combination works, as this restaurant has won Dining Out magazine's Gold Seal of Achievement Certificate. Fireplaces bookend the warm and cozy room with its light-brown walls, hanging plants, potted flowers and Thai prints. Main dishes include Green Curry Chicken, Green Bean Pork and Red Curry Shrimp. Or try one of the Thai Spring Roll appetizers.
Once you have visited Amalfi Italian Ristorante, you'll definitely know what Italian food is all about. With its charming, tasteful interiors and perfect lighting, this elegant eatery offers you food that will tantalize your palate. Provimi Veal, Angus Steaks, fresh seafood, pastas and risottos feature on the menu and if none capture your fancy, then just request the chef to cook up a special something for you and voila! It will be done. The overall ambiance is mellow and welcoming. So, just come by and enjoy a fine dining experience!
The local student population from nearby Ryerson University makes Ramen Raijin a very popular spot as the weather turns colder. That is because nothing is better at warming you up quickly than a big bowl of ramen noodles and broth, like the Shoyu Tikotsu ramen. Other Japanese dishes are offered, as well as local favorites like the Poutine de Japon, which is french fries topped with seaweed, mayonnaise and soy sauce.
Oro offers a tranquil dining respite from the bustle of downtown. With a strong reputation amongst local foodies, Oro deports itself well with a menu that gives Mediterranean fare an elegant and refined twist. Highlights include a delicate risotto with black truffle, lamb for two and a sinful dessert known as the Chocolate Trio. The fireplace lit rustic dining room is perfect for an intimate dinner. The overall dining experience is complimented by an interesting wine list, with pairings suggested for most dishes, and attentive, knowledgeable service.
Milestones Grill+Bar can be found at 38 locations across Canada, of which Toronto is one. True to their name, they pride themselves on being able to provide the perfect setting for people to be able to celebrate the milestones in their lives. The patio is a good place to sip on one of their many drinks, maybe while enjoying the Wednesday dinner for two 'date night' they are so famous for.
Around the corner from Ryerson University, Salad King Restaurant feeds the young and hungry for lunch and dinner. The cafeteria-style seating houses long stainless steel tables anchored by wooden benches in a space that reveals a cool Asian-fusion vibe. Healthy portions include popular dishes like the famous Phud Thai and Green Curry. Many of the mains feature a choice of chicken, beef or vegetarian while you can test your spice tolerance on any dish with up to 20 chillies. Finish your meal with a classic Thai dessert, Mango Sticky Rice, a sweet serving of fresh mangoes accompanied by rice dressed in palm sugar and coconut milk. Prepare to wait in line during peak dining periods.
At Chipotle Mexican Grill, they serve food that has a heart and is easy on the environment. All the animal produce that is used is of high quality, devoid of any synthetic additives. Even the vegetables are extremely fresh and are grown organically. Chipotle has come up with a unique menu that borrows the Mexican flavors, adds a little fun and turns it into something new. One such example is its Burrito Bowl. All the food served here is high in nutrition value but yet sinfully delicious. The complete package!
Not just your average bar and bistro, this unique establishment offers patrons the chance to enjoy dinner and a show. Jazz artists from around the world visit this venue, making it a popular spot on the weekends. The menu features upscale bistro fare like ribeye steaks and herb roasted pork tenderloin. Be advised, admission is added to your dining and drinks bill.
Redesigned in the mid 1940s, this diner, part of the complex including the Savoy Lounge, has been serving generation after generation of dedicated customers. While pouring maple syrup on a pile of pancakes hot off the griddle or sipping a thick-beyond-belief chocolate milkshake, you will realize that this classic spot, close to the Eaton Centre, Canon Theater and City Hall, has become a Toronto landmark. They have separate timings for their lunch & dinner services, also they have a take away facility.
Set in a historic 1860 house, this classy yet casual steakhouse serves as an eclectic dining spot for families, sports fans, athletes and CEOs. The decor matches the ambiance with a wood bar and paneling and dark-wine colored accents, topped off by impeccable service. Specialties of the house include Rib and Salmon Steaks. A late-night menu features delicacies such as Cheese Fondue, Baked Alaska, Grand Marnier Soufflé and Crepes Suzette. Wine lovers have a choice of more than 800 wines.