The Toronto foodie scene in general is one that any food lover can appreciate, considering the city boasts some pretty insane creations. Though, the "luxe" foodie scene is in a completely different league. From gorgeous interiors and warm ambiances to impeccable service and equally as impressive food, luxe dining is pretty hard to beat. 

Though, if you aren't down to spend that generously on a meal out, don't worry! Not every luxe dining experience in the city comes with an insane price tag. There are tons of spots in the city that look as though they'll come with a hefty price tag, but in reality are quite reasonable! So read on to check out the top 11 spots that appear and feel boujee but won't break the bank! 

La Palma

Where: 849 Dundas St W 

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Type: Italian 

Price: 💸 💸

If you are a fan of Italian and are looking to eat somewhere that has as incredible of an interior as the food they offer, look no further than La Palma, The spot has gotten a ton of buzz due to the clean and posh yet still fun interior and their 100 layer lasagna. There are a ton of items on the menu that won't break the bank, and the ambiance will have you feeling as though you had to pay way more to enjoy the space! 



Where: 633 King St W 

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Type: Italian

Price: 💸 💸

If you are looking for some more Italian but also are obsessed with charcuterie boards, Oretta is the perfect spot for you! Not only is the interior super bouj' but their menu is amazing! From their apps to main meals, you are seriously going to have a hard time figuring out what to eat. Luckily, seeing as it doesn't majorly break the bank, you can afford to revisit again and again to try out the entire menu! 


Piano Piano 

Where: 88 Harbord St 

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Type: Italian 

Price: 💸 💸

Trust me when I say the bill should be the last thing you stress over when you visit Piano Piano. The ambiance is incredible, the food is seriously divine and the pricing is fair. The only issue is getting a reservation, which as of recent has been nearly impossible considering how popular it is. If and when you finally grab a reso, trust me when I say you'll be embarking on one of the best Italian meals the city has to offer! 


Where: 295 Adelaide St W 

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Type: Italian 

Price: 💸 💸

Figo is such a gorgeous spot and while the resto is primarily known for its unbelievable interior (seriously, scope through their Instagram location and you are going to be in awe of how gorgeous it is), they serve up great food as well. They arguably host some of the most authentic Burrata pizza in the city, but if you aren't feeling pizza don't worry! They've got other equally as incredible pasta and meat dishes! 


Mahjong Bar

Where: 1276 Dundas St W 

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Type: Chinese 

Price: 💸 💸

If you are looking for a luxe resto location that's a little harder to find and has a bit more novelty to it, Mahjong Bar is the place to be. The tropical undertones in the design are pleasing for anyone aesthetically inclined, but you'll have to pass through the secret entrance past the false convenience store front before you get to marvel at the interior! Apart from the design of the space, they serve some relatively inexpensive small plates that are perfect for anyone who loves to taste and try everything on the menu! 


Cafe Can Can 

Where: 89 Harbord St 

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Type: French 

Price: 💸 💸

Café Can Can saw some major hype this past year, and who can blame anybody hyping up this spot?! It's practically a slice of Paris in the city and boasts the cutest interior I've ever seen! Apart from the interior (though that could be talked about for hours), they've got a great brunch menu as well as a lunch and dinner menu heavily inspired by French cuisine. 


The Broadview Hotel 

Where: 106 Broadview Ave 

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Type: Eclectic 

Price: 💸 💸

While the rooftop patio will run you a pretty penny, if you grab dinner at the café and bar downstairs, you can save a considerable amount of money and still enjoy some incredible food! Plus, personally, I find the café/bar area way more fun and so gorgeous! 


Bar Raval 

Where: 505 College St 

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Type: Spanish 

Price: 💸 💸

Looking for some Spanish inspired eats in the city? Bar Raval does an incredible job at doing Spanish styled food justice with their tapas style menu, found inside hands down the coolest bar in the city. The wood bar screams luxury and just feels so warm and inviting, especially in the chillier weather! If you make the trip, definitely check out their mussels and make sure to take advantage of their eccentric drink menu! 



Where: 1240 Bay St 

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Type: Eclectic 

Price: 💸 💸

Located (literally) right beside Bay station is a very small, but unbelievable wine and dinner spot. Brothers serves up some incredible meals from fish to red meat and boast an unbelievably extensive and impressive wine list- though it definitely fits the Yorkville neighbourhood they reside in! While the spot can get a little crammed, it's most definitely worth it for the food and wine you'll be getting! 


Nuit Social

Where: 1168 Queen St W 

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Type: Tapas

Price: 💸 💸

Nuit is the perfect place if you are the type of person who only orders appetizers at restaurants or are obsessed with charcuterie boards. Nuit is dedicated to small plates and some unbelievably elaborate charcuterie boards that make it the perfect venue for your next night out with friends. It even makes a great spot for a date if you and your partner want to grab a glass of wine or two and enjoy some cheese and meat! 


Drake Commissary 

Where: 128 Sterling Rd

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Type: Eclectic

Price: 💸 💸

The Drake's newest venture has made a massive splash in the Toronto foodie scene, but who is surprised? In their signature fashion, the space is outfitted in mid-century styled and inspird pieces with some more modern touches throughout. While the space feels super luxe, the prices are more than reasonable and they've got a great range of food to grab! 


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