CAFÉS, Bars and Restaurants


The Annex is one of the most diverse and unique neighbourhoods our great city has to offer, and the excellent food and bar destinations are a testament to that statement. No matter what your tastes may be, or if you’re thinking about going out, there is definitely something in the Annex for everyone. Here are some great restaurants to experiment with your taste palette.

Ascari Enoteca

Ascari Enoteca is a neighbourhood locale where people come to linger over a simple, delicious meal washed down by a superb bottle of wine from an extensive menu. Consistently ranked one of the finest Italian restaurants in the city, guests can expect excellent homemade pastas made fresh in house every day.

Bar Mercurio

Every city has its legendary spots, the hidden gems that perfectly encapsulate the mood of a neighbourhood. Bar Mercurio is such a place. A charming and unpretentious Italian trattoria, this hip spot in the Annex has been serving simple Italian fare to professors, politicians and neighbourhood devotés for over 15 years. A stylish restaurant, Bar Mercurio's allure is as much about the setting as it is about the food. 

Atlas Restaurant

Named after the epic mountain range that spans the North West of Africa, Atlas restaurants pays tribute to the regional cuisines of Morocco. Atlas is a very exclusive and intimate restaurant with only twenty-two seats. The cuisine presents a rich tapestry of spices and herbs – textures and tastes. Complementing the food is a thoughtful and inspired list of wines and spirits from the great vinicultural regions of the world. Take your taste buds through a mouth-watering experience of compelling parings and non-typical offerings.

STK Toronto

STK masterfully blends the modern steakhouse and chic lounge into a single, dynamic fine dining experience. STK is distinguished by emphasizing the social experience with a vibe-driven approach to fine dining. A live DJ creates a high-energy environment designed to encourage guests to interact and mingle, all while being served world-class service.

ONE Restaurant

Located in the boutique Hazelton Hotel; low light and textured walls create a sumptuous ambiance that is ideal for entertaining. When the weather permits, the tree-lined candle lit patio is the perfect place to sit back and savour ONE’s unique culinary creations and signature cocktails. If you’re interested in a private dining experience, the restaurant features two exquisite spaces offering an elegant atmosphere for meetings and receptions.