Everyone loves dinner with a view, and these restaurants do it best. From rushing waterfalls to sandy beaches and glittering city lights, these spots overlook some of Ontario’s most captivating scenery. Check out these restaurants with a view in Toronto, the GTA, and beyond to start dreaming up your next picture-perfect date night.

Ancaster Mill


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This restaurant at the historic Ancaster Mill overlooks a rushing waterfall and serves delicious seasonal cuisine. Stop by on a Sunday morning for the prix fixe brunch menu, or an evening date night followed by a stroll along the bridge.

Where: 548 Old Dundas Rd

Headwaters Restaurant – Millcroft Inn & Spa

Spectacular views and exceptional menus — a match made in heaven, if you ask us! Headwaters Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the perfect pit-stop in between spa treatments and leisurely walks along the water.

Where: 55 John St, Alton



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This rooftop restaurant and bar on the 44th floor of Toronto’s Bisha Hotel is the closest thing this city has to the tropics. The sky-high resto faces the CN Tower and the outdoor pool, ideal for cooling off in the summertime.

“Inspired by the Baja Peninsula, Executive Chef Morgan Bellis, unites the bright, fresh and lively flavours of the Californian coastline by way of colourful dishes and refreshing cocktails,” the description says. Our tastebuds are ready!

Where: 80 Blue Jays Way



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Soaring above Toronto’s skyline, Canoe is located on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower. It serves contemporary Canadian cuisine with the finest locally sourced ingredients, its dishes inspired by the landscapes of the country it calls home. The atmosphere is both intimate and spacious with ample windows to soak up the incredible views.

Where: 66 Wellington St W


Isabelle Restaurant & Lounge is a lakeside oasis inside Burlington’s new Pearle Hotel & Spa. It has both an intimate dining room and an expansive, all-weather terrace where you can soak up the sun and feel like you’re on vacation in every season. The California coast-inspired menu is made up of plant-forward cuisine and share plates that highlight the freshness and seasonality of Ontario produce.

Where: 3 Elizabeth St, Burlington

Toronto Beach Club

This Mediterranean dining destination sits right on the sandy shorelines of Toronto’s beaches. The leafy outdoor terrace overlooks the water, making it the perfect environment for ejoying fresh seafood and refreshing cocktails in the sunshine.

Where: 1681 Lake Shore Blvd E

The River Room


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This waterfront dining destination sits right on the forks of the Thames and serves up brunch and dinner with a view. It’s rated one of the most scenic restaurants in Ontario, according to reviews on OpenTable.

Where: 421 Ridout St N, London

Against the Grain Corus Quay

Lakeside dining doesn’t get much better than this. Against the Grain serves up brunch, lunch, and dinner and you can choose from a variety of small plates to share, or a large plate for yourself if you’re feeling extra hungry. Have a seat on the patio and gaze out at the sun setting over the Toronto Islands this summer.

Where: 25 Dockside Dr