Against all odds, Chef Patrick Kriss opened his fine dining, tasting menu restaurant on the third floor of an old Victoria building, in a section of Toronto, not known for its dining options, and where patrons were abandoning fine-dining and tasting menus, in favor of hipster-casual. Since its opening in 2015, Alo has become the hardest reservation in town to get. With an admirable culinary pedigree (on top of working at
Toronto best restaurant, he also did a three-year stint at Daniel, in NYC), Chef executes an ambitious, seasonal Michelin star* worthy menu with superlative ingredients at a reasonable price. Extensive wine list and outstanding service complement the chic décor. If you can’t get a reservation, they seat walks-ins at the 6-person kitchen bar. *The Micheline Guide does not exist in Canada – therefore it’s impossible to have a Michelin star restaurant.