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The Best Toronto Restaurants for a Monday Night Out

The Best Toronto Restaurants for a Monday Night Out

The Best Toronto Restaurants for a Monday Night Out

The best restaurants open on Monday in Toronto have the ability to elevate the dreaded beginning of the week to Friday-like status. Sure, not every place is open but a quick search will reveal those that treat every day of the week as a new opportunity to feed you. Whether you're tired from weekend cooking extravaganzas, have a special day that falls on a Monday or simply need a pick-me-up to start the week, plenty of Toronto restaurants are happy to welcome you on Mondays and beyond.

With an outing on the horizon, Monday mornings seem tolerable and afternoon meetings fly by. As the sun sets, you can revel in the knowledge that you'll eat well, relax in comfort and feel like the weekend never ended. The one drawback? Don't blame us if you can't remember what day it is come Tuesday morning.

90 Portland Street

VELA

VELA

If you exude suave sophistication, there's only one room on King Street West to match your vibe. Happily, it's open seven days a week, so you never have to do without its cosmopolitan menu and creative cocktails.

72 Ossington Ave

Union

Union

For lunch or dinner, Union's fine French-bistro style fare is hearty, comforting and utterly delicious. With a number of tables spread between the restaurant's dining room and patios, plan ahead and you stand a chance of snagging one.

153 Yorkville Ave

STK

STK

Give Mondays the drama they deserve with a visit to STK Toronto. The modern steakhouse has no shortage of deluxe dishes; all served in a room guaranteed to elevate your Monday mood.

120 Avenue Rd

Sotto Sotto

Sotto Sotto

Just like Yorkville, Sotto Sotto is always bustling. Open seven days a week; you can sit down for an authentic Italian lunch or dinner at this long-standing Avenue Road fixture whenever you're in the neighbourhood.

1 Richmond St W

Richmond Station

Richmond Station

Nestled in the downtown core, Richmond Station has been feeding financial district-denizens since 2012. From the popular Stn. Burger to items for vegetarians and the younger set, owner Carl Heinrich's thoughtful menus have something to satisfy every guest every day of the week.

100 Front St W

Reign Restaurant

Reign Restaurant

Housed in the historic Fairmont Royal York hotel, Reign has something to please every palate. Open for breakfast and dinner every day, with a menu that includes a range of dishes inspired by Canada's bounty, Reign is a serene escape from bustling city streets.

597 College St

Pompette

Pompette

Mondays truly are the new Saturdays at Pompette, a restaurant that closes on the weekends to give its staff a better quality of life. Toast to the team's progressive approach over artful plates of French cuisine, with cocktails and wines to match.

18 Duncan St

Pai

Pai

Pai now has two Toronto locations, plus a pick-up location in Etobicoke, all doling out a thrilling assortment of dishes from northern Thailand. Open seven days a week; you can always get your fix.

892 Queen St W

Le Swan

Le Swan

Mondays weren't made for difficult decisions, meaning Le Swan's menu, divided between "French" and "Diner" dishes, is ideal. Order a corn dog for one kid, a tuna melt for the other and beef bourguignon for the adults, no questions asked.

1263 Queen St W

Le Phenix

Le Phenix

You'll want to take advantage of the reservation system at this beloved neighbourhood gem. Book next Monday and the one after that, because the kitchen's expertise with dishes like trout en papillote, steak frites and more, means free tables can be hard to find.

601 King St W

Lee

Lee

A true King Street West institution, Lee is the type of place you go to celebrate life's big moments. Say "cheers" over dishes brimming with Lee's signature Singapore-style slaw, and more, without a second thought to what day it is.

80 Blue Jays Way 44th Floor

Kost

Kost

Perched on the 44th floor of the Bisha Hotel, Kōst is the type of place that inspires grand plans. Its all-day menu of Asian-by-way-of-California dishes will also inspire repeat visits.

222 Richmond St W

JaBistro

JaBistro

Since 2012, JaBistro has been impressing guests with some of the city's freshest, most sophisticated sushi and sashimi. Whichever day of the week you're in the Entertainment District, JaBistro's contemporary cuisine and craft cocktails will hit the spot.

1214 Dundas St W

Gia

Gia

For celebratory, plant-forward dining, Dundas Street West's Gia always fits the bill. Open for dinner from Monday to Saturday; you'll want to make up reasons to go out as the new week begins.

928 Dundas St W

Bar Vendetta

Bar Vendetta

Cozy and intimate, Bar Vendetta serves up classic cuisine that's simply more stylish and more delicious than what you make at home. There for you every day of the week, this is a restaurant that could easily become a habit.

163 Spadina Ave 1st Floor

Aloette

Aloette

Since we don't believe in "cheat days," any day of the week is perfect for Aloette's casual yet sophisticated menu. With both locations open seven days a week, you can sate your cravings for Beaufort-cheese-laden burgers as soon as they hit.

80 Blue Jays Way

Akira Back

Akira Back

For Michelin-calibre eats on Mondays, chef Akira Back's eponymous restaurant at the Bisha Hotel is the place to be. With a menu of high-end Japanese cuisine steeped with Korean flavours, every bite is a transformative experience.

The Best Toronto Restaurants for a Monday Night Out

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The Best Toronto Restaurants for a Monday Night Out

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The best restaurants open on Monday in Toronto have the ability to elevate the dreaded beginning of the week to Friday-like status. Sure, not every place is open but a quick search will reveal those that treat every day of the week as a new opportunity to feed you. Whether you're tired from weekend cooking extravaganzas, have a special day that falls on a Monday or simply need a pick-me-up to start the week, plenty of Toronto restaurants are happy to welcome you on Mondays and beyond.

With an outing on the horizon, Monday mornings seem tolerable and afternoon meetings fly by. As the sun sets, you can revel in the knowledge that you'll eat well, relax in comfort and feel like the weekend never ended. The one drawback? Don't blame us if you can't remember what day it is come Tuesday morning.