Azarias 647.352.8448 www.azariasrestaurant.com open daily 5pm-close
While at taste of the Kingsway, I stumbled upon Azarias. The menu has a bit of everything though mainly focuses on seafood. Large windows flat panel televisions give the front of the house a sports bar feel, towards the back, modern décor keeps the dining area looking warm and cozy. Servers could use a lesson or two.
Peruvian ceviche with sweet potato is good but nothing spectacular, a little spicy and you really don’t get enough protein for the $8 pricetag. Smoked salmon latkes with dill cream cheese $9, need a touch of pepper and salt to bring up the dish. Red wine sangria $12 with crème de cassis, fresh fruit and juice is served in a wine glass brimmed to the top – mostly with the juice. And the white version $12 fares better with elderflower cordial, fresh berries and mint.
The vibe in the place feels Italian; however, the servers say it’s more international. What do I know anyway – see for yourself. Overall they need to work on the dishes but they do have a great setup for Sunday night football.