Alo is a contemporary French restaurant and cocktail bar located atop a heritage building in downtown Toronto. We celebrate the finest in seasonal ingredients paired with genuine hospitality. Our dining room offers blind, multi-course tasting menus, which our sommeliers complement with distinctive wines from both familiar and little-known regions and producers. Our cocktail bar, which is walk-in only, offers an á la carte menu and features classically-inspired cocktails.

Bookings for alo’s dining room open two months at a time and can only be made through tocktix.com. We offer two distinct dining experiences, the Dining Room and the Kitchen Counter, which are respectively priced at $135 and $165, with the option of adding wine pairings. Bookings for November and December open on Tuesday, October 2nd at 10:00am.

Alo is typically available for private functions on Sundays and Mondays, as these
are our usual days of closure. The space can accommodate up to 40 guests for a seated dinner, structured as a multi-course tasting menu.

Q What is it like?

The corner of Queen and Spadina was never the most posh or even interesting address in Toronto, so when chef Patrick Kriss announced he would open a restaurant on the third floor of a historic Victorian building right there, local foodies were skeptical. Once Alo opened in 2015 with high-concept, French-inflected cuisine, it soon topped critics' choice lists around the world and Kriss' naysayers became believers. The space, which is elegant without feeling stuffy, is flooded with natural light, and there's ample room to move about.

Q What's the crowd like?

Any crowd that commits to a five-course tasting menu that starts at $90 per person is bound to be serious about food.

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