5 Featured Danforth Restaurants

by Meredith Barrett

Want to find the perfect place to eat tonight? Whether you’re looking for family-friendly, lots of drink options, or a place to hang out with friends, the restaurants on the Danforth offer it all!

Il Fornello
With its upscale atmosphere and delicious food, Il Fornello is the perfect place for a business lunch, a meeting with the girls, or even a date night.
Located at the corner of Danforth and Carlaw, the restaurant prides itself on being “family friendly and a neighbourhood favourite.”

Try the: Agnolotti Fornello, filled with cheese and topped with a spicy tomato sauce.

Katsu Sushi
Conveniently located right next to Il Fornello, Katsu offers a great variety of Japanese dishes including sashimi, tempura, and even noodle dishes. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, and the service is prompt, making Katsu an excellent place for a family dinner or an evening with friends.

Try the: Sweet Potato Tempura.

Brass Taps Pizza Pub
With excellent food and a variety of drinks, Brass Taps is the perfect place for an after -work drink or an evening out. The service is great, the atmosphere welcoming and accessible, and the pool tables add fun to any night! Brass Taps is also a family-friendly spot, offering great food for kids and parents alike.

Try the: Basket of fries (inexpensive and delicious!)

Court Jester Pub
The Court Jester has all the makings of a fun night: great food, great drinks, and even board games. The food and drink prices are excellent, and the selection is exceptional. The beers include some hard-to-find Ontario craft ales, along with the usual popular selection of domestic and imported beers.

Try the: Pita and hummus.

Auld Spot Pub
Located just west of Chester, The Auld Spot is a warm, welcoming pub with an excellent selection of food—including delicious desserts—and drinks. The servers are attentive and the bartenders knowledgeable.

Try the: Hickory smoked ribs.

Other Danforth Eats

Fox and Fiddle: At Danforth and Carlaw, this pub has great prices and pool tables for the players out there.

The Friendly Greek: In the heart of Greektown, this restaurant has delicious food and friendly staff!

Old Nick English Pub: Live music and inexpensive drinks make this pub a great spot for students!

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