23 Must-Visit Summer Patios

Jul 22, 2020

Please note that restaurants may be adjusting their days/hours of operations and/or their reservation policies during Covid-19. Please contact them for the most up-to-date information.

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Allen’s | 143 Danforth Ave, Toronto ON | 416-463-3086
Relax beneath the gigantic willow trees on the back patio, sipping a beer and enjoying the upscale pub fare.

Visit: www.allens.to

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Bairrada Churrasqueira Grill | 1000 College St, Toronto ON | 416-539-8239
The modest shop front of this eatery has a secret: a massive back patio with plenty of shade on a hot, summer day. Let the sunlight bathe you as you sip sangria. Try their amazing, Portuguese chicken.

Visit: www.bairrada.ca

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Café Can Can | 89 Harbord St, Toronto ON | 647-341-3100
Enjoy contemporary takes on French Bistro staples, while relaxing on their private back patio. No reservations! First come first serve.

Visit: www.cafecancan.com

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El Rey Mescal Bar | 2A Kensington Ave, Toronto ON | info@elreybar.com  (No phone)
Saunter down Kensington Ave, and you will find a lively Mexican eatery in the heart of Kensington Market. Stop in for a variety of mezcals plus small plates of Mexican eats.

Visit: www.elreybar.com

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Her Father’s Cider Bar + Kitchen | 119 Harbord St, Toronto ON | 647-347-7747
Calling all cider lovers! Located in historic Harbord Village, offers a selection of 100+ ciders from Ontario and around the world.

Visit: www.herfathers.ca

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House on Parliament | 454 Parliament St, Toronto ON | 416-925-4074
The front and rooftop patios, boasting a rustic-chic vibe, are now open for table service from 11:30am daily.

Visit: www.houseonparliament.com

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Kasa Moto | 115 Yorkville Ave, Toronto ON | 647-348-7000
Sophisticated Japanese fare served atop this sleek and vibrant rooftop patio. Reservations advised!

Visit: www.kasamoto.ca

Terroni Queen Street | 720 Queen St. W, Toronto ON | 416-504-0320
Enjoy a nicely shaded patio at the back of the restaurant. It’s a casual-chic spot, specializing in classic Southern Italian fare.

Visit: www.terroni.com

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Terroni Yonge Street | 1095 Yonge St, Toronto ON | 416-925-4020
A fabulous rooftop terrace, serving Terroni’s yummy Italian-inspired fare.

Visit: www.terroni.com

The Rooftop at The Broadview Hotel | 106 Broadview Ave, Toronto ON | 416-362-8439
One of the best spots in the city for sunset views over the Toronto skyline.

Visit: www.thebroadviewhotel.ca

The Courtyard Patio at The Old Mill Hotel | 9 Old Mill Rd, Toronto ON | 416-236-2641
Nestled in the heart of Humber Valley, you will find a gorgeous, serene courtyard where you can enjoy a tasty, new smokehouse barbecue menu.

Visit: https://www.oldmilltoronto.com/dining/patio4-2/

The Dogfish Pub and Eatery | 7 Brimley Rd. S, Toronto ON | 416-264-2337
Located at the bottom of The Scarborough Bluffs, and right on Lake Ontario, you’ll feel as though you’re in cottage country.

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/thedogfishpubeatery/

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The Green Wood | 461 King St. W, Toronto ON | 416-365-5314
Offering an all-day menu, crafted using sustainable, locally-sourced ingredients, with brunch served daily until 3pm.

Visit: https://eatgreenwood.com/

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The Riviera (Ward’s Island) | 102 Lakeshore Ave, Toronto, ON | 416-203-2152
The patio behind the restaurant is large and shady, a great place to enjoy some peace and quiet, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown.

Visit: https://www.islandriviera.com/

Union Restaurant | 72 Ossington Ave, Toronto ON | 416-850-0093
Stop by Union for classic Paris bistro and its simple, hearty fare, with a focus on organic, farm- fresh, locally-grown provisions.

Visit: https://union72.ca/

Out of Town:

Crossroads (Muskoka) | 2 Cardwell Rd., Rosseau | 705-732-4343
Looking for a patio on the way to the cottage? Located at the crossroads of Parry Sound and Muskoka, here you will find everything local, from their products to ingredients to food suppliers. Pure, simple and delicious!

Visit: https://www.crossroadsrosseau.com/


Elora Mill Hotel and Spa – 77 West Mill St., Elora | 519-846-8464
Their patio is open only to guests of the hotel or spa… so here’s your chance to enjoy a day or two of luxury in a stunning setting over the Elora Gorge!

Visit: https://eloramill.ca/

Glenn Burney Lodge | 49 Glenn Burney Rd, Parry Sound, ON | 437-349-5340
Enjoy great food and music, right on the water, in beautiful, Ontario cottage country.

Visit: https://www.glennburneylodge.ca/

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery | 1366 York Rd., St. David’s | 905-262-8463
Reservations required! Relax on the summer patio with a charcuterie board and your favourite wine.

Visit: https://www.ravinevineyard.com/

Revival House | 70 Brunswick St., Stratford | 519-273-3424
The restaurant is located in an old, converted church. Its patio enjoys a garden setting amid planters overflowing with colourful blooms.

Visit: https://www.revival.house/


Snug Harbour | 14 Stavebank Rd. S., Mississauga | 905-274-5000
The patio tables at this casual fish and seafood restaurant are right on the water, where the Credit River empties into Lake Ontario. Excellent sunset views.

Visit: https://snugharbourrestaurant.com/

Stillwaters | 61 Grand River St. N., Paris | 519-302-3000
Enjoy the sounds of the river as you perch on a rooftop patio offering a panoramic view of Paris and the Grand River. Pure relaxation!

Visit: http://stillwatersplateandpour.ca/

Turtle Jack’s | 123 Medora St., Port Carling | 705-765-1753
Experience the warm, cottage-style hospitality of Port Carling’s oldest and largest restaurant, overlooking the Indian River. Their newly-expanded and tented patio serves delicious, home-made food that the whole family will enjoy.

Visit: https://turtlejacks.com/locations/port-carling/