The new year calls for new culinary adventures to embark on. You read that right! There are new eats, drinks, and experiences to enjoy in Toronto and they’re ready to serve you right up with their best menu items. We’ve compiled a list of new restaurants and bars in Toronto this month and believe us, you’ll want to try them all.

Whether you’re looking for elevated cuisines or looking for your new go-to spot for light bites and drinks, we’ve got a list for you. These new Toronto restaurants can’t be missed!

Here are a few new restaurants and bars to try in Toronto, this January:

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And/Ore

Elegance, glamour, sophistication – these are just some of the words to describe Toronto’s newest dining destination, And/Ore.

Unlike anything we’ve seen in Toronto as of recent, And/Ore offers two unique dining spaces, transporting you to another world. Enjoy a meal on the upper floor where you can enjoy picnic-inspired share plates and snacks or enjoy a delicious cocktail on the mezzanine.

If you’re looking for a more dim and intimate setting, head downstairs to its underground space. “Adventurous diners will embark on a culinary journey of seasonal plates, bold wines, and classic cocktails,” shares the restaurant. The space itself resembles a cave, taking the term “underground hideaway” to another level.

When: Upper level – Tuesday to Saturday from 5 PM to 12 AM // lower level – Wednesday to Saturday from 5 PM to 11 PM

Where: 1040 Queen St West

La Bella Sangweech


Introducing your newest go-to sandwich shop! La Bella Sangweech has claimed a spot in Toronto’s Little Italy, and opened its doors back in December. With a small yet mighty menu, this spot offers a playful take on traditional Italian flavours.

We recommend La Big Bella, a delicious sandwich creation made with mortadella, hot soppressata, prosciutto, capicola, provolone, mozzarella, olive salad, iceberg lettuce and their own Bella Sauce.

When: Sunday, Tuesday to Thursday from 12 PM to 8 PM, Friday to Saturday from 12 PM to 1 AM and closed Mondays
Where: 584 College Street

Aera

Described as a “luxuriously appointed steakhouse, sushi counter, cocktail bar, and rooftop terrace,” Aera is located on the 38th floor at 8 Spadina Avenue. It features “an expansive rooftop patio with dramatic views of the CN Tower and Lake Ontario.”

THE spot for a date night or night out with some friends. This is the perfect excuse to dress up!

When: Monday to Saturday from 5 PM to late
Where:  8 Spadina Avenue, 38th Floor

Last Call Cocktail Club

Toronto loves its hidden bars and speakesies so you’re in for a treat! Last Call Cocktail Club is the latest addition to the city’s night scene, tucked away behind an unseemingly storefront – La Bella Sangweech on College Street. Head inside the sandwich shop and through a freezer door to unveil the dimly lit and intimate lounge space.

Whether you’re out for cocktails with a few friends or looking to party all night, Last Call Cocktail Club is the place to be.

Where: 584 College St

Mezcantina

Add this to your new restaurants list! This Cantina-inspired restaurant has claimed a spot on Church St, offering Mexican dishes and small plates paired with refreshing cocktails. Mezcantina is not just your typical dining destination! Located in a two-level heritage space, it boasts its one-of-a-kind Agave bar, seating on each floor, and two patio sets.

When: Sunday to Thursday from 11 AM to 11 PM, Friday and Saturday from 11 AM to 1 AM
Where: 640 Church St

Rosa’s

 

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St Clair West is poppin’ thanks to its latest addition, Rosa’s. Brought to you by the same team behind Atomic10, this new spot offers a modern take on Latin American cuisine and asados.

Stop by for some mouthwatering eats and cocktails. You’ll find yourself ditching the downtown scene for this.

When: Tuesday to Thursday from 4 PM to 11 PM, Friday from 4 PM to late, Saturday from 3 PM to late and Sunday from 3 PM to 11 PM
Where: 1067 St Clair Avenue W

Lulu Bar

Lulu Bar holds influences from Asia to Hawaii and California to British Columbia. Hopefully that paints a picture for you as to what you can expect.

It will have a fun, refreshing drink menu that includes sake, beer, and cocktail offerings. Also, expect a Pacific-inspired food menu that will be “light and fresh but heavy on flavour.”

Where: Inside The Well, 486 Front St W
When: Opening January 19th, 2024

Enjoy these new restaurants and bars in Toronto – we know we will!