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CN Tower Restaurants: 9 Amazing Dining Options Near the Tower

By ANA TAVEIRA

CN Tower Restaurants

CN Tower Restaurants: you can’t get closer to the tower than the 360 Restaurant

Most travellers are all familiar with this situation: you find yourself in an area of a new city that is popular with tourists, and all the food options appear to be fast food chains looking to capitalize on their familiarity. You don’t want to waste one of your meals, but you’re hungry from a day of sightseeing. To help you avoid this scenario when visiting Toronto’s CN Tower, we present our list of reliable restaurants near the landmark, at Front and John Streets. Any one of these will give you a dining experience to remember.

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360: The Restaurant at the CN Tower
Located right in the CN Tower, there is no restaurant like this on Earth. The revolving dining room offers magnificent views of Toronto from over 350 metres (1151 feet) above the ground, and is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner or an evening with friends. Enjoy an exquisite glass of wine (from the world’s highest wine cellar, no less) paired with a delicious meal made with the freshest ingredients.
• 360: The Restaurant at the CN Tower, 301 Front St. W., 416-868-6937, cntower.ca
Map and reviews

Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant
For the sports fan, this place has it all. Great food, friendly service and, of course, non-stop sports. Located just a block north of the CN Tower, the restaurant is divided in to three distinct sections: the dining room where you can enjoy a delicious meal while taking in Gretzky memorabilia, the sports bar which offers a casual spot to catch all the action of the hottest games on TV, and the Oasis rooftop patio which is a lovely urban getaway during the summer months.
• Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant, 99 Blue Jays Way, 416-348-0099,  gretzky.com/restaurant
• Map and reviews

CN Tower Restaurants

CN Tower Restaurants: Joe Badali’s is a great spot for a family pizza night

Joe Badali’s Ristorante
Sightseeing with the whole family? Stroll a couple of blocks east of the CN Tower to this Italian restaurant that serves delicious country-style pasta, pizza, meat and seafood. There’s plenty to do after dinner, too, as Joe Badali’s is located in the heart of downtown near the Toronto Convention Centre, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, Roy Thomson Hall and two of the city’s major theatres—the Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra.
• Joe Badali’s Ristorants, 156 Front St., 416-977-3064, joebadalis.com
• Map and reviews

Baton Rouge Restaurant & Bar
This family-friendly restaurant right next to the CN Tower prides itself on wide-ranging menu and inviting atmosphere. Baton Rouge is open daily for lunch and dinner is famous for its steak and signature slow-cooked back ribs.
• Baton Rouge Restaurant & Bar, 277 Front St. W., 416-593-6620, batonrougetoronto.com
Map and reviews

E11even Restaurant
Wine is the specialty at E11even, where over 3,200 bottles sit in a beautiful glass cellar. Pair your choice with high-end and heavenly prepared North American classics such as crab cakes, jumbo shrimp cocktail and dry-aged steaks. The restaurant is just east of the CN Tower, in Maple Leaf Square.
• E11even Restaurant, 15 York St., 416-815-1111, e11even.ca
Map and reviews

CN Tower Restaurants

CN Tower Restaurants: creative spelling and cuisine at E11even

Azure Restaurant
Enjoy a gourmet dinner and the wonderful cityscape view under a spectacular glass canopy. Featuring the soothing jazz sounds of the Dan Bodanis Band and exceptional service, Azure is an oasis in the lobby of the InterContinental Toronto Centre. Plus, the restaurant is just a five-minute walk from the CN Tower.
• Azure Restaurant, 225 Front St. W., 416-597-8142, azurerestaurant.ca.
• Map and reviews

Benihana Japanese Steakhouse
Located at the Fairmont Royal York hotel, the food is prepared in spectacular fashion, right at your table by highly trained Japanese chefs. An impressive performance of chopping and juggling creates a fascinating teppanyaki-style dining experience for all ages and any occasion. The distance between the restaurant and the CN Tower is about four blocks, or a 10-minute walk.
• Benihana Japanese Steakhouse, 100 Front St. W. 416-860-5002, website
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CN Tower Restaurants

CN Tower Restaurants: the stage is set for cooking pyrotechnics at Benihana

Canyon Creek Chophouse
After a long day of sightseeing, the casual and relaxed atmosphere at this chophouse is a welcome setting. Fuel up on outstanding slow roasted prime rib or cedar plank salmon, or any of the other dishes prepared with quality ingredients cooked to perfection. The restaurant and CN Tower are incredibly close—just a couple of blocks apart along Front St. W.
• Canyon Creek Chophouse, 156 Front St. W., 416-596-2240, canyoncreekchophouse.com
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The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
The Keg is a Canadian institution known for fine cuts of tender juicy steak, slow roasted prime rib, mouthwatering shellfish and an impressive wine list. The location closest to the CN Tower (the restaurant is just north, on York St.) offers an exquisite dining experience complete with a welcoming atmosphere and professional, attentive service.
• The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, 165 York St., 416-703-1773, kegsteakhouse.com
Map and reviews

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