Long one of Toronto's best-loved restaurants, Alo is all Parisian chic, with Gallic-inspired tasting menus the order of the day. It's the restaurant's adjoining Barroom with its Art Deco-inspired interior that we're most interested in. There's an ambitious selection of cocktails on offer, including the fresh yet complex Threefold, a mix of cognac, pisco, clarified buttermilk, fresh citrus, Peruvian bitters and grapes, or the boozy Ballroom of Mars, which blends mezcal, sloe gin, apricot, almond, lime, egg white and soda. There's also a compact a la carte menu, so you can get a taste of Alo's famous French cuisine without breaking the bank.
163 Spadina Avenue, Chinatown, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2L6