5 Must-Try Restaurants on Ossington

October 27, 2014
Dunpar Homes

There’s no doubt that the Ossington area has come a long way. Now referred to as Toronto’s new cultural corridor, today the Ossington is transforming into a hip and trendy area. From one-of-a-kind boutiques, art galleries and restaurants, there is much to explore and be a part of in this lively area!

With so many diverse and delicious restaurants to try on Ossington Avenue, it can be hard to choose what to check off the list first. If you want to be part of the Ossington’s night-life district, be sure to make your way to one of these 5 restaurants and follow the Top 7 Rules for a Great Night Out!

1. Rock Lobster

Address: 110 Ossington Ave.

This was Rock Lobster’s very first location! If you’re a seafood lover, this is the place you have to try. What to order? The lobster mac’n cheese or lobster poutine. For something a little simpler, their selection of fresh and classic lobster rolls will not disappoint. What to drink? Their signature Caesar topped with a fresh lobster tail.

lobster ceasar
Rock Lobster Caesar. Photo courtesy of blogTO.

2. Union

Address: 72 Ossington Ave.

This eclectic restaurant inspired by the classic Paris bistro puts a contemporary twist on traditional dishes. Fresh and locally sourced ingredients with a focus on seasonal fruits and vegetables can mean a different daily menu!

Union Restaurant
Photo courtesy of Union Restaurant.

3. Boehmer

Address: 93 Ossington Ave.

Boehmer is a beautiful restaurant that is all about creating an experience alongside mouth-watering dishes from pan-seared scallops to 60 day aged striploin steak. There is no shortage of flavor at Boehmer.

Boehmer Restaurant
Photo courtesy of Boehmer.

4. Mamakas

Address: 80 Ossington Ave.

If you like Greek food (and who doesn’t?), Mamakas is the real deal. This Greek tavern offers up a seasonal menu with fresh fish ordered daily. Only open from 6pm-close daily, enjoy an all-Greek wine list alongside your beautifully prepared dinner.

lamb chops
Photo courtesy of blogTO.

5. Foxley

Address: 207 Ossington Ave.

Last but not least, Foxley is a South-Asian inspired bistro that is a staple along the Ossington stretch, especially if you’re a Toronto foodie. Shrimp and mango salad, fried chicken and lamb and duck dumplings are just a taste of what’s on the menu. Dishes are meant to be shared which means you get to try a bit more of everything!

Foxley Restaurant
Photo courtesy of blogTO.

Now that we’ve shared our favourite places to wine and dine, what are your top local hotspots for a night out on the town? Let us know in the comment section below!

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