While most people mark the start of the year by counting down until the ball drops, Toronto food lovers ring in the year by attending our city’s deliciously awesome food fest, Winterlicious. From January 29 to February 11, eateries of all kinds are serving up prix fixe menus at discounted prices. Restaurants across the city are partaking in this, but we think the King West ‘hood is boasting a particularly stellar Winterlicious lineup. Learn a bit more about the restaurants that will help you ‘Eat like a King’ this year:
Big Daddy’s Crab Shack
Lunch $15 Dinner $25
Across from Roy Thompson Hall, this restaurant is famous for it’s seafood appetizers and platters. It’s decorated with a New Orleans flair that will cause you to wonder if you’re still in the city.
This restaurant is famous for having rehabilitated ex-convicts prepare the food and wait tables, in fact there was even a TV special done on this spot. The food here is amazing to say the least, but be sure to reserve early.
Crush Wine Bar
Lunch $20 Dinner$35
This wine bar may be famous for its vintage merlot and shiraz, but the real treat is in the culinary masterpieces. The food is created with a British flair that can be tasted in everything from the lamb to the beef wellington.
Fred’s Not Here
Lunch $20 Dinner $35
The dishes here are not to be missed as they are made from a variety of animals ranging from lamb to emu and ostrich.
This spot has something for everybody with steamy seafood, succulent meats and even fresh vegetable dishes.
Lunch $15 Dinner $25
This spot will have your mouth agape upon entering just with the decor. The Asian-inspired dishes will tantalize the tastebuds while the expansive bar will keep you there long after your meal.
Lunch $25 Dinner $45
Presentation is everything, and Vertical does it right by preparing its Mediterranean foods in a way that’s not only appealing to the stomach, but also to the eyes. Be sure not to skip out on dessert, as some say it’s the best part of the meal.
Are you planning on celebrating Winterlicious this year? King West and beyond, we would love to hear about your Winterlicious experiences on OurFaves.