Few elevator rides are more covetable than the one up to Alo, a contemporary French restaurant and cocktail bar atop a heritage building in downtown Toronto. It’s position at the top of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants has made scoring a table tricky, but perseverance pays dividends. A stylish dining room offers blind, multi-course tasting menus led by talented chef-owner Patrick Kriss and complemented by sommelier-matched fine wines. Unashamedly classic dishes – not a foam or dry ice in sight – include the technique-driven Venetian caviar with potato and Nova Scotia lobster with romesco, shishito pepper and paprika.
163 Spadina Avenue, Third Floor, Chinatown, Toronto, ON M5V 2L6