There are few things better than a nice glass of wine after a long day. Whether it's Pinot Grigio or Pinot Noir, Riesling or Rosé, everyone loves wine. But what isn't to love is the expensive price tag that come with a bottle at some of your favourite places. I'm sure you all have once looked at a wine list and thought, "I could get this for a lot cheaper at the LCBO."

Well, what if I told you you could grab a bottle from the LCBO and bring it to a fancy restaurant and enjoy it right then and there? Some Toronto restaurants have 'Bring Your Own Wine' or BYOB policies in place for you to do just that. Be careful though, some restaurants will charge a corkage fee of up to $35 just to open it for you, defeating the purpose of bringing your own bottle in the first place. Read on to find out which Toronto restaurants to go to for the best 'Bring Your Own Wine' deals.

1. Wine Bar // 9 Church St

Wine Bar is know for it's open kitchen, creative tapas and, of course, wine! The restaurant has a cozy, intimate atmosphere and boasts one of the finest wine lists in Canada.

  • No corkage fee Monday

2. Matahari Bar and Grill // 39 Baldwin St

Matahari is a blend of Malaysian, Chinese and Indian cuisines, which all sound like they would go well with your favourite bottle of red.

  • No corkage fee, but call ahead to let the restaurant know you're bringing a bottle

3. BLU Ristorante // 17 Yorkville Ave

BLU Ristorante serves up a contemporary take on tradition Italian dishes. The restaurant has an elegant feel and also has live music on select nights.

  • No corkage fee Monday

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4. Nota Bene // 180 Queen St W

Nota Bene serves upscale Canadian plates in a sleek, modern environment. The spot is a Queen West go-to when looking for a more high end dining experience.

  • No corkage fee after 9 p.m. every night

5. Spirits Bar & Grill // 642 Church St

Spirits is more of a pub-style restaurant, but still offers some delicious wines - thus you won't feel out of place if you're the only one there with a bottle.

  • $3 corkage fee Sunday

6. Tabülè // 810 Queen St E

Tabülè is one of Toronto's gems when it comes to Middle Eastern cuisine. The decor is bright and warm, plus there's belly dancers on select nights.

  • No corkage fee Monday and Tuesday

7. Harlem // 67 Richmond St E

Harlem was inspired by the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, and focuses on cultural diversity. The restaurant is a blend of Afro-American/Afro-Caribbean dishes with a modern edge.

  • $1 corkage fee Monday and Tuesday

8.  Harlem Underground // 745 Queen St W

Harlem Undergound is an expanded version of it's retro sister Harlem. The restaurant features a a funky, bordello-like interior, paired with U.S.-style soul food.

  • $1 corkage fee Monday and Tuesday

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