When visiting a new city, it’s always nice to take a break from the regular tourist activities to sit down for a glass of wine or two.  It’s even better when you find a wine bar or lounge with a great atmosphere for relaxing or people watching.  Here are a few suggestions:

If you’re shopping at the Toronto Eaton Centre, Nordstrom’s Habitant is a sophisticated spot to sip on your favorite wine.  Ask your bartender for small plate suggestions that would pair perfectly with your drink of choice.

Saluti! Design meets superior Italian wine (and cuisine) at Mercatto in the Eaton Centre.  They have an extensive selection of bottles from Italy’s best wine regions. From light and crisp Pinot Grigios to dry, full-bodied Barolo, the servers at Mercatto are always more than happy to recommend a variety that suits your taste.

Showcasing a vibrant essence of South Ameria, Leña is a lovely establishment to enjoy a glass of wine at. Located in the Hudson Bay/Saks 5th Avenue Building on Yonge Street, the lower level of Leña offers a beautiful space called Bar Lala, perfect for enjoying a glass of Tempranillo or Viognier.

Located just down the street from us is the Jazz Bistro; a beautiful fine dining establishment. Enjoy live jazz performances from globally renowned musicians with a glass or two from their extensive wine list.

Our very own Stages Restaurant & Lounge always has a glass or bottle to quench your thirst.  Explore some of the first-rate Canadian varietals featured on our menu. Anyone for a glass of Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Gamay blend from Niagra?

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