This spot has been completely redone. Its quirky and odd in the best way. A mash of old school Canadian steak house, with local fish, wild game and seasonal vegetables on the small menu – always a good sign.
Located in Leslieville it’s a total hidden gem. And it is where I am going to have my birthday this year! The room is warm and cozy – as is the staff.
This east end spot is the only restaurant (known to me) in the GTA that has a WOOD BURNING GRILL!
They also have a lovely cocktail list, with Manhattans on tap!
Oh yes, I went in the summer and this picture was taken on their lovely patio. Yes, yes, I’m a little late on this review… But, the spot works in any season. Other delicious elixirs included:
Cucumber Limeade – gin, Maldon Salt, and soda
Coconut Sazerac – coconut fat-washed Rye, Cognac, Absinthe, Peychand’s toasted coconut cordial
Old fashion whiskey cocktail – Forty Creek, Rittenhouse Rye, Smoked maple syrup, De Groff’s bitters, stamped ice. I always LOVE a small, heartfully chosen menu. Since this was our first stop on our crawl, we stayed close to the appetizers.
Warm fresh housemade bread and butter
a fabulous pork terrine, side with bread ‘n butter pickles and grainy mustard
potato crusted fish cakes with tartar sauce – though a tad dry…
I’ve been told that finishing the evening with a Canadian Coffee is a wonderful idea – Lot 40 Whiskey, Hazelnut, smoked maple, espresso, vanilla cream. I can’t wait to come back to this spot in March! It’s a must.