April is just around the corner and what better way to start the month off than with delicious new eats, drinks, and experiences to enjoy? Toronto is now home to several new restaurants and bars and they’re ready to serve you right up with their best menu items.

Whether you’re looking on the more authentic side or looking for your new go-to spot for light bites and drinks, we’ve got a list for you. These new restaurants can’t be missed!

From recently opened to opening soon, here are a few new restaurants and bars to try in Toronto, this April:

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Maharlikas Resto Bar

The GTA’s newest Filipino resto bar has opened, offering guests all-day breakfast, pork, chicken, beef, veggie and seafood dishes, and more. All appetizers are 50% off from Tuesday to Thursday starting at 6 PM to 9 PM. What a delicious deal.

Where: 833 Westlock Road Unit 8 – Mississauga

NBA Courtside Restaurant

What’s described as a “premium, sports-inspired dining experience,” the NBA Courtside Restaurant plans to officially open its doors in early April. Operated by Toronto-based Urban Dining Group, the new restaurant occupies 10,000-square-foot of space and features artwork and decor that celebrate the NBA. Including a modern food and beverage program led by Toronto-based chef Erica Karbelnik, there’s an exclusive retail space, private dining area, and outdoor dining space that’s expected to come in the summer.

Where: 15 Queens Quay East

Trinity Market

Trinity Market is a new snack bar/cafe/wine bar that just opened in the city. Though it’s only been a few days since it opened, it has definitely left a great impression on the Trinity Bellwoods community. Come for the food and stay for the vibes.

When: Tuesday to Sunday from 12 PM to 10 PM
Where: 768A Queen Street W

Black+Blue Steakhouse

The award-winning Vancouver-based restaurant will open its first Ontario restaurant in Spring 2023. Toronto can enjoy Black+Blue, Canada’s premier steak dining experience, and Glowbal Restaurant Group’s flagship restaurant, once it opens its doors in the city’s Financial District at 130 King Street W.

Where: 130 King Street W
When: April 20th, 2023

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Best known for serving Texas-style brisket, wings, ribs, pulled pork, and saucy sandwiches with a selection of sides like waffle fries, coleslaw, and baked beans, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is an American staple and is sure to amass quite the following on the northern side of the border.

When: April 14th, 2023


This new Bloordale Village bar opened its doors back in February but definitely needs some recognition. Whether you’re there for a cocktail, beer or some small eats, 1211 offers some of the most deliciously sophisticated plates that you most likely wouldn’t expect to find. It’s a mighty spot with a lot of heart. And if you’re familiar with DAM sandwiches, you’ll be pleased to know they’re being served here.

If you’re looking for a new hang-out hub, we think you’ve found it.

When: Dinner every day from 6 pm to 12 am, Saturday brunch from 11 AM to 4 PM
Where: 1211 Bloor Street West