Weslodge 416.274.8766 weslodge.com open daily lunch and dinner
My first thought is New York City meets an old western film. The room is stunning and unmatched by anything in the city right now. There are still a few kinks in the machine but that’s to be expected of a restaurant that’s shy of a month old. What I especially love is the attention to detail, from the tile patterns on the floor to the leather fatigues the servers wear.
The cocktail list is bound with leather and follows the city’s latest Bourbon trend. Meet the Copperhead: Four Roses Bourbon, Amaro Nonino, green chartreuse, and a blend of caramelized sugar and roasted orange peel ending with hints of fruit and amazement.
Garlicky buffalo tartar with pickled mustard seed, egg, and foie gras is instantly addictive with hints of honey and pepper, served with sliced sourdough.
Rustic slow-roasted Ontario lamb shoulder is rich, deeply savory and sided with a lovely peach stone fruit cous cous and a European style red cabbage (like my dad used to make). As I suck out the bone marrow I think this place is better than most, and between five people (the dish is meant for two) we are more than satisfied. And not a bite left!
A side of egg, bacon and potatoes with a hint of truffle oil is a tad under seasoned; however, the house made ketchup is perfect.