Imagine if Canada got the same sun as the Mediterranean all year round. At least we’re privy to Mediterranean food all year round in Toronto. And Aviv Restaurant is a great place to help with that. Located along the St. Clair West strip of the Wychwood area, Aviv Restaurant pulls from Spanish, Italian, Israeli and
Babel’s concept, led by O&B’s corporate executive chef Anthony Walsh and chef de cuisine Aviv Moshe, is a fresh take on Middle Eastern cuisine with a focus on live-fire cooking. The space, designed by DesignAgency, is earthy and bright and features a 45-foot mural inspired by ancient cave paintings by Moss & Lam Studio. The
The opportunity to own her own restaurant drove Nicki Laborie out of bed and back to the biz, with her newly open Bar Reyna. Though French by birth, Laborie didn’t want to compete with the swarm of high quality French restaurants in Yorkville, and sought to bring a new flavour to the neighbourhood.
In continuing their steady takeover of Toronto’s dining scene — following the openings of the hugely successful Weslodge Saloon and Patria — restaurateurs-du-jour Hanif Harji and Charles Khabouth had originally planned to open a seafood restaurant as their latest venture. Then, Harji took a business trip to the Middle East, where he experienced food that he knew he had to bring to Toronto.
College Falafel has been keeping west enders happy for some time now with its irresistible sandwiches and wraps, all complete with that trademark saccharine sauce. Hailing from Halifax the East Coast original donair wrap is something to marvel at here. The donair ($6.99) begins with a pile of well-spiced, shaved beef that’s cooked on a
AlterEgo, the restaurant group that brings together Craig Harding and Alexandra Hutchison, (Campagnolo) Jack and Domenic Scarangella, and Steven Christian (Mercatto) have opened their new Mediterranean restaurant, Constantine inside the new Anndore House hotel on Charles Street from the Silver Hotel Group (Novotel on the Esplanade, Radisson on the Lake, Pantages Hotel). The project has
Taking over the former Niagara Street Café space is Edulis, a charming new bistro from Tobey Nemeth and Michael Caballo. After a veritable tour of the world saw the married duo working and living in Italy, Spain, Panama and Vancouver, it was time to find a place to call home. Last year, when they caught wind that Anton Potvin was selling the Niagara space, they figured it was just what life had in store.
Estia, located in the former NAO Steakhouse space on Avenue Road, is the latest restaurant in the ICONINK collection. When asked why the change of concept was made, Director of Operations Christina Kuypers says “peoples' lifestyles are changing; people are eating out more frequently at places with more diverse offerings.”
Aiming to stimulate all the senses, Flor de Sal takes Mediterranean fine dining to the next level. With the classic French interior, including white Frette linens, fresh flowers and an elegant mise en scène, Flor de Sal is aiming to bring old-world charm up to modern expectations. The menu boasts a global philosophy using only
Don’t let the name fool you: Mersin Mediterranean Cuisine isn’t just your standard kebabs and shawarma. Owner Emin Kocacinar and his chef Mustafa Ogzur are turning out traditional Turkish eats in a casual dining space that does it’s best to replicate the sights and flavours of Turkey and create an authentic Mediterranean experience.
In the heart of the bustling Beach neighbourhood, Neruda is spreading Latin, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours over the world’s longest open flame. Executive chef Romain Avril behind the city’s La Societé and Lavelle, aimed for the skies when constructing the inside of this restaurant. With one of Canada’s biggest dry-age room and a capacity
From Yorkville to downtown and now to Corktown, Reyna sure does get around. Bar Reyna’s newest expansion, Reyna on King, operates as a café and restaurant when the sun is out, but when it goes down, Reyna on King becomes a spot for cocktails and snacks. Designed as a grab-and-go daytime lunch spot, Reyna on
Sofra Grill is a Thornhill mecca for all things Mediterranean food. Taking its name from the ancient Arab word for “dining table,” Sofra is a gathering place for Semitic suburbanites to come together and share stories over skewered meats and dip medleys. Off Highway 7 in Thornhill Woods, Sofra Grill is a great example of
French and Mediterranean fine dining is one way to see this elegant restaurant. Sorrel is decorated in the most luxurious pastels and white linens, and with crystal and glass bottles lining the wall behind the bar and photos of the Mediterranean on the wall, you can’t help but feel fancy walking in here. The food
East enders already know the Green Wood as a bright, inviting destination for thoughtfully-made breakfast and brunch fare; but with its second location the Green Wood expands its reach as well as its food offerings, adding dinner to its menu line-up. The Green Wood strikes a balance between hearty and wholesome, offering menus focused on