If you’d told us this time last year that patio dining would become a major winter activity in Toronto, we would not have believed you. But here we are! It’s November and we’re looking forward to a week full of outdoor patio eats. There are tons of incredible restos and bars around the city that have pulled out all the stops on heated patios. Plus, we heard a rumour that temperatures could be in the teens this week! So there’s really no reason not to hit up one (or all) of these stellar spots. Here are 12 of the best heated patios in Toronto.
You’ll eat like a king at this delicious heated patio. Stop by any day of the week for tasty menu items like their short ribs benny, stuffed portobello salad, or chicken parm. All their dishes are made from scratch in-house, so you know you’ll be getting optimal freshness. Yum!
Where: 905 King St W
This scrumptious Italian spot is a Yorkville classic. Hit up their heated patio to enjoy some of the best pasta in town. We recommend scarfing down a bowl of their agnolotti al tartufo. It comes with roasted mushrooms, ricotta, hazelnuts, and black truffle. Yeah, we’re drooling too. Pair it with a selection from their extensive wine list and you’ve got a great night on your hands.
Where: 99 Yorkville Ave
This rooftop patio was rocking year-round heating long before the pandemic became a thing, so they’ve had loads of time to perfect it. The vibe here is pretty much unbeatable, with loads of fresh greenery and bright airy space. Oh, and their menu’s pretty stellar too.
Where: 485 King St W
Sometimes all you need is a solid dose of pub food. That’s where this spot comes in handy. Stop by for burgers, fries, brews, and more. Plus, their patio is full of heated pods that are tailor-made to keep you warm. So BYOB (bring your own blanket) and have a grand old time.
Where: 539 Bloor St W
So you can’t dine on the iconic rooftop of this spot at the moment, but you can hit up their heated and covered ground floor patio. It’s got all the great vibes you know and love, plus the delicious menu to match. Stop by here for an afternoon happy hour or an evening snack.
Where: 80 Blue Jays Way
A cozy dinner on E11even’s heated patio is simply unmatched. You can enjoy loads of delicious dishes paired with one of their fabulous signature cocktails. We recommend trying their sangria personal pitcher. It’s basically a pitcher of sangria that you don’t have to share.
Where: 15 York St
A heated patio that comes with great skyline views? We’re certainly on board for that! An evening at the Broadview Rooftop comes with loads of amazing perks like a complimentary warm drink, a cozy blanks, and tons of special signature cocktails. We’ll definitely be sipping a warm bourbon apple cider up here sometime soon!
Where: 106 Broadview Ave
Head on over to Yorkville for a heated patio experience on The Pilot’s Flight Deck. You’ll enjoy industrial-chic vibes and, of course, delicious eats and drinks during your trip here. It’s the closest thing we’ve got these days to boarding a plane and heading on a tropical vacation, so we plan on making the most of it.
Where: 22 Cumberland St
This Toronto favourite is coming in clutch this season with a heated patio stacked with all the best drinks in town. Stop by to enjoy a cocktail (or several) along with some tasty bar-side snacks. The heated patio is perfect for a little socially distant social hour with all your closest quarantine pals.
Where: 487 Adelaide St W
You can’t go wrong with the enclosed rooftop terrace at Gusto 101. This spot operates their heated patio year-round, with incredible vibes and even better menu items. You can hit them up for pretty much any meal of the day, but we suggest stopping by for Sunday brunch. They have unbelievable options available like their goat cheese frittata or their ricotta berry pancakes.
Where: 101 Portland St
This gorgeous spot is serving up major ski lodge vibes this winter. Their patio is equipped with wooden accents, fire pits, and tons of blankets. Stop by for delicious eats including all the Italian classics. Plus, they have a wine list with over 50 labels so you know you’re in for a treat.
Where: 1595 Dupont St
You classy folks can enjoy a delicious French bistro experience with a trip to this heated patio in the Distillery District. They have amazing Parisian-inspired dishes, classic café items, and an ambiance like no other. If you don’t believe us, you’ll just have to stop by and see for yourself. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
Where: 35 Tank House Lane
So enjoy all these amazing heated patios all season long. There aren’t many silver linings to the pandemic, so we might as well enjoy this one.