By John Borst with a lot of help from 14 other Toronto Rotarians.

On Friday, February 2, 2018, I visited the Rotary Club of Toronto. It is the one that exists in the heart of Toronto’s Central Business District. Many of its members have responsibility for organising the convention.

Nothing beats a night out with new friends from across the World. Some of these restaurants require reservations a long time in advance, so it is never too early to contact them.

Here are their recommendations

Rotarian
Restaurant
Website, Menu & Price Range
Valerie Clarke
OLIVER & BONACINI CAFÉ GRILL, YONGE & FRONT
33 Yonge St.,
Toronto, ON
M5E 1G4
(647) 260-2070
https://yonge-and-front.obcafegrill.com/menus/
O&B24387569
CDN$30 to $50
$$ – $$$
3.5
 
Diane Phen
Lee Chen Asian Bistro
(Taiwanese)
832 Yonge St,
Toronto, ON M4W 2H1
Lee Chen
http://leechenbistro.com/
http://leechenbistro.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/LeeChen_Menu2018-website-sample.pdf
$$ – $$$
4
Morifigan Wolf 150x200
Morrigan Wolf
Balzac’s Distillery District
1 Trinity StreetToronto, ON, 416 207 1709
a speciality coffee shop
http://www.balzacs.com/locations/distillery-district/
dd10
$
4.5
H J Heatherington
Canoe
66 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5K 1H6
(416) 364-0054
https://www.canoerestaurant.com/menus/
Canoe 100x98
$$$$
4.5 stars
Ross Amos 150x200px
Ross Amos
Sassafrass (contemporary French)
100 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R 1A6
(416) 964-2222
http://www.sassafraz.ca/menu.aspx
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 $$$$
4.5 stars
Richard White
 Nami (Japanese)
55 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1K6
(416) 362-7373
http://www.namirestaurant.ca/menus/dinner/
Nami
 $$$$
4.5 stars
Salem Kamin 150x200  Saleem Karmin
Estiatorio Volos
(upscale Greek)
133 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2L3
 (416) 861-1211
https://volos.ca/pages/menus
Volos 100x83
$$
4.5 stars
Walter Psotka
Pho East (Vietnamese)
610 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y3
647.349.8868
Pho East 100px
$$
4 star
 
Jeff Dobson
Jacobs Steakhouse
12 Brant St, Toronto, ON M5V 2M1
(416) 366-0200
https://jacobssteakhouse.com/menu/
JACOBS100
$$$$
Star 4.6 Jacobs
 
Bellieppal T’Mada
Tandoori Flame
(East Indian)
8150 Dixie Road
Brampton, ON L6T 5N9
905.451.1686
or
5975 Mavis Road
Mississauga, ON L5R 3T7
905.502.8555
http://tandooriflame.com/buffet/
Tantoori Flame 100
$$-$$$
4 star
Nariman Youse 150x200
Naeima Youse Ri
 Shomal (North)
Persian
100 Steeles Ave W #27, Thornhill, ON L4J 7Y1
(905) 881-7704
http://shomalrestaurant.com/entree/
North
$$ – $$$
star 3.4
 
John Fortney
Lavelle (French)
627 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5
(647) 347-9353
http://chezlavelle.com/menu/
Lavelle 100
$$$
3.6 stars
 
John Borst
Chadwicks (Mexican)
268 Howland Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 3B6
(416) 944-1606
 http://chadwicks.ca/dinner/
chadwick
$$
Star 4.6 Jacobs