Everyone loves dining with a view, and these restaurants do it better. From tumbling waterfalls to sandy beaches and twinkling city lights, these locations overlook some of Ontario’s most captivating landscapes. Check out these restaurants with views of Toronto, the GTA and beyond to start imagining your next perfect date night.
This restaurant in historic Ancaster Mill overlooks a rushing waterfall and serves delicious seasonal cuisine. Stop in on a Sunday morning for the prix fixe brunch menu, or an evening date followed by a walk along the bridge.
Or: 548 Old Dundas Road
Spectacular views and exceptional menus – a perfect match, if you ask us! Headwaters Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the perfect stop between spa treatments and leisurely walks along the water.
Or: 55 John Street, Alton
This rooftop restaurant and bar on the 44th floor of Toronto’s Bisha Hotel is the city’s closest to the tropics. The high-rise restaurant faces the CN Tower and the outdoor pool, ideal for cooling off in the summer.
“Inspired by the Baja Peninsula, Executive Chef Morgan Bellis unites the bright, fresh, and lively flavors of the California coast through colorful dishes and refreshing cocktails,” the description reads. Our taste buds are ready!
Or: 80 Blue Jays Road
Soaring above the Toronto skyline, Canoe is located on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower. He serves contemporary Canadian cuisine with the finest local ingredients, his dishes inspired by the landscapes of the country he calls home. The atmosphere is both intimate and spacious with large windows to soak up the incredible views.
Or: 66 Wellington Street West
Isabelle Restaurant & Lounge is a lakeside oasis inside Burlington’s new Pearle Hotel & Spa. It has both an intimate dining room and an expansive all-weather terrace where you can soak up the sun and feel like you’re on vacation whatever the season. The California Coast-inspired menu features plant-based cuisine and sharing plates that highlight the freshness and seasonality of Ontario produce.
Or: 3 Elizabeth Street, Burlington
This Mediterranean dining destination is located on the sandy shores of Toronto’s beaches. The leafy outdoor terrace overlooks the water, making it the perfect environment to enjoy fresh seafood and refreshing cocktails in the sun.
Or: 1681 Lake Shore Blvd East
This waterside foodie destination sits just at the fork of the River Thames and serves brunch and dinner with a view. It is considered one of the most picturesque restaurants in Ontario, according to Comments on OpenTable.
Or: 421 Ridout St N, London
Dining by the lake doesn’t get much better than this. Against the Grain serves brunch, lunch and dinner and you can choose from a variety of small plates to share, or a large plate for yourself if you get really hungry. Sit on the patio and watch the sun set over the Toronto Islands this summer.
Or: 25 Dockside Drive