2014 was a good year for restaurants. Openings in Toronto seemed like a daily, maybe even hourly occurrence — but not every new spot is equally deserving of your hard-earned dollars — so please allow us to direct you to the 11 most commendable eateries to cut the ribbon this year…
St. Lawrence Market
The area around St. Lawrence Market is becoming more and more diverse where eating options are concerned. Barsa Taberna is one of the standouts in the neighbourhood and it’s smartly taken the concept of Spanish tapas to a fresh new level by incorporating flavours from around the world. So while the underlying idea might be Spanish in nature, you’re likely to find it tweaked with unexpected ingredients (dashi, or tamarind for instance) that elevate every bite.