Best Toronto Patios: Against the Grain

People don’t lie when they say location is everything.

Found along Lake Ontario’s shoreline, Against the Grain’s (ATG) prime location attracts Toronto locals and visitors alike. The patio at this restaurant surely falls into the Toronto’s best patio category.

The rooftop patio makes for a picture perfect view of Toronto’s famous waterfront. It’s this immaculate view of Lake Ontario that makes this restaurant one of Toronto’s best hotspots. This hidden gem (the restaurant sits behind the Corus building) offers a great first date spot, with its friendly service and the signature gourmet-casual meals prepared to perfection. If you decide to leave the patio (which you won’t) the inside’s beauty matches the exterior. Inside the restaurant, a wraparound bar is the perfect place to enjoy one of the many local beers found on tap.

Beer pairing with the mouth-watering menu has been practiced to perfection, and there is a beer to compliment each item found on the menu. Fresh produce is a key aspect to the food. All greens used in dishes are freshly purchased that very morning in local Toronto markets.

“We are proud to have established relationships with the best local producers of high-quality natural food here in Ontario,” their website says. “From our local farms, to our Toronto urban taverns – that is our quality offering.”

Quality meets passion, as head chef Drew Anthony works with his team, producing the best results possible. ATG is well equipped with all of your gluten-free needs, or maybe the organic path is what better suits your eating habits; either way, this restaurant has it all. The cozy patio atmosphere can’t be overseen as this waterfront restaurant has a well-earned reputation. The businesses farm-to-table ideology adds to its success, only serving Toronto’s best.

So if you’re looking for a restaurant with a view, ATG is where you’ll want to be.