Toronto Restaurants with Views of the Lake

Firkin On The Bay | Humber Bay Shores

For the longest time the only place to eat on a patio on the Humber Bay Shores was at Eden. It's really good but it's nice to have some other options. Firkin on the Bay is a welcome addition to this pretty area. Even if you sit inside, the huge floor-to-ceiling windows give a great view of Lake Ontario and the downtown Toronto skyline. The interior is inspired by a London tube station and is really fun and funky, with huge industrial open ceilings and giant bright canvases.

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Amsterdam Brewhouse | Harbourfront

Amsterdam Brewhouse is the perfect place to go if you want to meet a bunch of friends on a Saturday night to watch the Leaf game, in a really nice bar with really good food. I love anyplace on the water that has a view like this:

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In addition to an excellent beer selection, the menu has some really well-above-average tasting pub food. Highlights for me were this poached pear salad with bruleed goat cheese, and brown butter lobster rolls with poutine:

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A casual, lively and lovely spot that overlooks the harbourfront. Rosie :)

Snug Harbour | Port Credit

Snug Harbour is a seafood restaurant right in the Port Credit Marina. I love it. It feels like you've gone on vacation when you eat there. If you enjoy waterfront dining, this is such a perfect spot to have lunch or dinner. Check out these views:

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The menu has a great selection of fresh seafood. Here are some Glacier Bay and Blue Point oysters:

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Highlights of the antipasto platter include the kiwi mussels, genoa salami, sweet chili marinated shrimp and incredibly flavourful ciabatta loaf and cheese:

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The blackened catfish is seared and seasoned with Cajun spices:

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And the tiger shrimp were cooked perfectly with garlic, shallots, white wine, lemon juice and chili peppers.

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There is also selection of pizzas and pasta as well as burgers and sandwiches if you don't dig seafood. Snug Harbour was recently renovated and now has a much more modern, hip atmosphere, so if you haven't been in awhile it's definitely worth a revisit. Rosie :)