Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: Oct 13 - 19

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Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of Oct. 13 - 19, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.


5) Dang! Vietnamese Tapas Bar and Lounge

When most people think of Vietnamese food, they think of spartan but welcoming pho restos with delicious offerings and prompt turnaround. They don’t often think of swank, bar-style lounges with chic dim lighting and artfully presented tapas dishes. Well, Dang! Vietnamese Tapas Bar and Lounge has changed all that. Located in the Dixie and Courtney Park area, the stylish resto caters to both lunch and dinner crowds by offering a generous selection of traditional Viet fare and creative, well-presented share plates that boast a lot in terms of presentation. The resto is family-owned and run and is the first of its kind in the city.


4) Amantra Food Fusion

If you're looking for Indian food that's tasty, creative, unique and accompanied by a well-crafted fine dining atmosphere (without fine dining prices), you might be happy to hear that a brand new Indian fusion restaurant is calling Mississauga's quaint Streetsville neighbourhood home. Amantra Food Fusion, an elegant but affordable Indian and Asian/North American fusion restaurant that just opened on Queen St. S., offers an expansive menu filled with fun fusion appetizers, traditional curries, authentic desserts and more. Some choice favourites? The amazing mac n’ cheese butter chicken, the cheeseburger egg rolls and Amantra’s special chaat.


3) The Wilcox

The Wilcox Gastropub is located on the corner of Hurontario and Eglinton and is situated in the Wilcox House - one of Mississauga’s oldest Heritage Homes which features Greek and Gothic detailing and was built by Amos and Charles Wilcox in 1850. In a place that serves everything from pork sliders to poutine, Scotch egg, ceviche, cassava frites, braised short ribs, an 18oz bone-in rib eye steak and confit of duck leg I’m going straight to the burger. This is one of their signature dishes here called The Wilcox Burger and it didn’t disappoint. The beef is grounded daily and the only one on this list that actually bakes their brioche buns daily. Now that’s dedication!


2) Congee Queen

After months of waiting, a highly-anticipated (and massive) Asian restaurant recently opened its doors in Mississauga. The spacious, chic and tasty Congee Queen in Heartland Town Centre is a welcome addition to Mississauga's thriving Asian food scene and it hit the ground running with its elegant interior and massive menu. The brand, which also operates locations in Thornhill, North York, Markham, Scarborough and a few other GTA neighbourhoods, is located right beside the newly opened Seafood City Supermarket on Boyer Blvd. As far as food goes, the resto offers lobster super bowl congee, pumpkin hot pot congee with rock crab meat and vegetarian shark fins (which is perfect for shark fin fans who don’t feel comfortable eating the controversial and, in some cases, deeply unethical delicacy), sliced fish and blood jello congee, pork internal delicacy congee and more. As for what dishes are most worth trying, the house super bowl congee is a must.


1) Peter's on Eglinton

Located on the corner of Eglinton and Tomken is a place that you've passed by hundreds of times called Peter's on Eglinton. When you first walk in you, can't help but think that this is what all restaurants looked like in high-end hotels in the 70s. A quick scan of this place and it's obvious it's geared towards an older audience, and low and behold, Hazel McCallion was having her dinner in the booth next to me. I did see a lot of families here and why not? This place is very nice inside, spacious and the food is oh so good with huge portions.



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