Right now, this indulgent pursuit is seriously hampered by the price of gas. But what if there were a secret city lunch spot that made you feel like you’ve gone somewhere fabulous without having to leave town?
The CN Tower’s 360 Restaurant is the easiest destination lunch option in Toronto.The panoramic views of the city stretch as far as 160 kilometres, and the prix fixe menu ( $75 for two courses or $90 for three) also gives you complimentary access to the Main Observation Level after your meal (minimum spend of $75 per guest on food required).
Start with a rosé margarita while you try hard not to order everything on the menu. There are duck wings with black garlic, mustard seed mayo and chilli. An excellent wedge salad with iceberg lettuce, Bleu Bénédictin cheese, heirloom tomato, duck egg, and 360 ranch dressing. Since this is meant to be an indulgent lunch, the frenched bone-in pork chop with hominy grits, romanesco, partridgeberry, and mustard seed gastrique might be the way to go. Or try 360’s Indigenous menu from Chef David Wolfman, a celebration of Canada’s Indigenous cuisine and culinary traditions.
If fish is your thing, there’s Atlantic salmon with simmered bistro beans and tarragon beurre vert. Vegetarians will be spoiled for choice with options like saffron and lemongrass risotto with coconut cream, grilled radicchio, wild orange oil and mustard greens, and chilled glass noodle and charred cauliflower with chickpea and pickled chanterelles. If it’s hot, maybe you should just head to the seafood bar. And don’t skip dessert. The berry and basil meringue with blackberry posset, strawberry crisp, and freeze-dried raspberries will end your meal on a sweet note.
When dining in 360, you can sail through the lines and head straight to lunch. We suggest inviting a group of food-loving friends – you can tell them this trip is on you.