It’s almost that time again! TIFF is returning to Toronto next week, and if you’re hoping to immerse yourself in the action and spot some celebrities while you’re at it, these restaurants are where you need to be.

From celeb-favourite rooftop lounges to buzzworthy eateries in the heart of festival territory, these are Toronto’s most ideal spots for post-show dinner and drinks.

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Toronto’s newest hot spot is sure to be a popular TIFF after-party venue. With its Tulum-esque vibes and chill environment, Soluna will definitely attract a new crowd! Who knows? Drake hosted his album release party at Soluna so we may see a couple of celebs stop by to see what all the hype is about.

Where: 312 Queen St W

Mademoiselle Raw Bar + Grill

King St is home to the bold and elegant dining destination that is Mademoiselle. It’s so great that it has already earned its spot as Toronto’s top venue for dining and cocktails. On top of that, this spot was designed with TIFF in mind as it was inspired by venues surrounding Theatre de La Licorne in Cannes.

Where: 563 King St W



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Marbl has always been one of the top spots for TIFF after parties so we’re sure it’ll be a hit this year as well. It’s been a TIFF Hospitality Partner in the past and has been known for its luxurious parties and list of stars. Like previous years, Marbl is hosting the Jaguar Supper Suite a VIP pop-up which will include a wide variety of exclusive events and experiences. Jaguar Supper Suite’s star sightings will include Kit Harrington, Sir Ben Kingsley, Daniel Radcliffe, Nicolas Cage, and Kate Beckinsale, just to name a few!

Where: 455 King St W

Writer’s Room Bar


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When it comes to celebrity spotting, you can’t go wrong with the 17th-floor cocktail lounge at Park Hyatt Toronto. It’s considered “one of the city’s most iconic luxury hotels and celebrity hotspot during festival season,” and the cocktail lounge has been visited by the likes of Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Wilde, Charlize Theron, Pierce Brosnan, and Tilda Swinton, and many more.

If you don’t see any A-listers, you’re guaranteed to enjoy unparalleled views of the Toronto skyline and a new specialty cocktail menu launching just for TIFF.

Where: 17th Floor, Park Hyatt Toronto, 4 Avenue Rd



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Situated right across from TIFF | Bell Lightbox and Festival Tower, Minami Toronto is ideal in terms of proximity to the red carpet. Minami is now taking reservations for TIFF in its award-winning space, with a live DJ on Friday and Saturday evenings and a happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Where: 225 King St W Suite 100

EPOCH Bar + Kitchen Terrace 


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This reimagined British gastrobar is known for its over-the-top menu items just for TIFF. Last year, the restaurant served an Alfred Hitchcock-themed cocktail and luxurious King crab and Kobe beef platter for a jaw-dropping total of $1,075. We can only imagine what this year’s creations will be!

Where: Ritz-Carlton Toronto, 181 Wellington St W

Parc Ave


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Yorkville’s newest luxury cocktail bar is sure to be a hot spot when the celebrities come to town for TIFF. Given its location in the famously star-studded neighbourhood, the intimate ambiance, and “mesmerizing” cocktail menu, we wouldn’t be surprised to see an A-lister or two here during the festival.

Where: 265 Davenport Road, 2nd Floor

Shangri-La Lobby Lounge and Bar


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Shangri-La Toronto is one of the Hotel Partners of TIFF and it’ll be teeming with festival-goers this September. Enjoy the luxurious surroundings, Film Collection cocktail menu and live entertainment during TIFF season.

Where: Shangri-La Toronto, 188 University Ave

Sotto Sotto


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Most might recognize Sotto Sotto as being one of Drake’s favourite Toronto restaurants, with him even going as far as to mention it in a song on his 2013 album Nothing Was The Same. But, he’s far from the only star to frequent this upscale trattoria.

Jennifer Garner and Ricky Gervais once dined at Sotto Sotto too, reports CTV News. And according to The Daily Beast, so did Brad Pitt, Oprah, Liam Neeson, and Robin Williams, along with the many other stars on the restaurant’s photo wall.

Given its popularity among celebs, there’s a good chance that it’ll have some famous visitors during TIFF.

Where: 120 Avenue Rd

Bisha Hotel

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The tree-lined wraparound patio of this trendy restaurant offers a front-row view of Yorkville, making it the perfect place to celeb-spot and people-watch. The sumptuous bar and lavish dining area are also worth visiting — if you’re prepared to treat yourself, that is.

Where: 116 Yorkville Ave

Bisha Hotel


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Bisha is the place for a luxury hotel experience in Toronto’s Entertainment District, steps from TIFF Bell Lightbox. High-end Japanese restaurant Akira Back at the Bisha Hotel is one of Toronto’s best restaurants, so it’s no surprise that Arnold Swartznegger himself dined there back in May. What famous guests will stay at Bisha during TIFF? Only time will tell.

Where: 80 Blue Jays Way