While you may often think of eating out as a social affair, it seems that solo dining is on the rise in Canada. According to data from OpenTable reservations for one have actually gone up 75% since 2017, as people start to venture out to restaurants without any company. Toronto's solo dining restaurant results are in, and here are the top 10 places that OpenTable diners love the most. According to Open Table, city dwellers aren't afraid to go out alone, and reservations for one are consistent throughout the year.
While October is the month that sees the most lone diners, autumn, in general, has a spike of people that go out to eat alone. Due to this, OpenTable put together this list of top restaurants in Canada for solo diners and ten amazing Toronto restaurants made the list.
The list was based on the highest overall ratings, along with the number of reviews, and the percent of reservations for one.However, it is important to note that this list is put in alphabetical order, meaning that no restaurant was ranked better than the other.
Yet, this just gives you an excuse to enjoy some 'me time' and take yourself on a date to these 10 Toronto restaurants that are perfect for loners.
Address: 80 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Chef Akira Back blends modern Japanese cuisine with authentic Korean ingredients and flavours to bring you some high-end fusion food at the Bisha Hotel.
Address: 503 College St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This place serves up high-end Chinese recipes with a modern flair. All the dishes are super colourful and experiment with accommodating the western palate by using local ingredients.
Address: 199 Augusta Ave., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This wine bar in the heart of Kensington serves up oysters and a wide array of different seafood dishes in a beautiful atmosphere with warm lighting.
Address: 134 Avenue Rd., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This neighbourhood Italian spot has over 300 wines to choose from and they do them half price on Tuesdays.
Address: 227 Ossington Ave., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This contemporary spot for French cuisine is a collaboration between some of the best chefs in Toronto. It also has a raw bar and a primarily French wine selection.
Address: 37 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This place has been around for 18 years and is still a favourite amongst Open Table diners. They fuse French, Mediterranean and Asian cuisines while adding a Canadian twist.
Address: 1 Benvenuto Pl., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This high-end pasta bar offers a gorgeous view of the city and high-quality food.
Address: 3328 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This place serves up simple Tokyo-style sushi that is fusion free and completely authentic.
Yasu Sushi Bar
Address: 81 Harbord St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This place is extremely high end and authentic Japanese. Treat yourself.
Yukashi Japanese Cuisine
Address: 643 Mt Pleasant Rd., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: There's more to Japanese food than just sushi. This is a great place to explore what else they have.