Toronto, ON M5S 1G6
Dreyfus is a cosy French bistro from Zach Kolomeir, former chef de cuisine at Montreal’s revered Joe Beef restaurant. The brief, ever-changing menu focuses on simple, well-executed French fare, with a few nods to Kolomeir’s Jewish heritage and the culture’s influence on Québécois cuisine. Think dishes like baked oysters, with smoked eel and Parmesan, and mini-cubano sandwiches topped with pickles. Most ingredients come from local farms, fisheries and small producers. The wine list, too, is constantly rotating and emphasizes unusual natural wines. The restaurant’s homey Victorian townhouse setting can only accommodate about 30 diners, so plan to reserve a table well in advance.