4 New Toronto Eateries Not to Miss While at the Fest

8:00 AM 9/7/2018

by Etan Vlessing

From Soufi's to Aloette, these are the hot restaurants within Uber range of TIFF's Bell Lightbox.

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  • Aloette

    163 Spadina Ave., 416-260-3444

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    This bistro has opened two floors below the popular Alo for drop-in dining. Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie, already have eaten in the no-reservations diner, where seared scallops ($30), lamb sirloin ($30) and veal sweetbreads ($20) are among the favorites.

  • BlueBlood Steakhouse

    1 Austin Terrace, 416-353-4647

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    Chef Meagan Andrews has taken over a wing of Casa Loma, a 98-room Gothic mansion, and offers red meat for every appetite. Try an 8-ounce barrel-cut filet from Wheeler County, Nebraska ($65), or go big with a 40-ounce Alberta porterhouse ($200).

  • Kiin

    326 Adelaide St. W, 647-490-5040

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    Take a stroll round the corner from TIFF Central to where chef and co-owner Nuit Regular opened Kiin on Adelaide Street to showcase Royal Thai cuisine. Her favorites are chor lada (dumplings; $12) and mieng pla, sea salt-crusted whole sea bream ($36).

  • Soufi's

    676 Queen St. W, 647-350-7737

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    Because it's Trudeau's Canada, try Soufi's, the city's first Syrian restaurant run by a newly immigrated family. Their specialty: manaeesh ($6), oven flatbreads topped with meat and vegetarian options.

    This story first appeared in the Sept. 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.