Between writing two cookbooks, starting a seafood company and running the now-closed restaurant chain Rock Lobster, well-known celebrity chef Matt Dean Pettit has his hands full. Next on the resume is a delivery-only turf-and-surf restaurant located across Toronto. Favourites at Coast by MDP include the PEI Lobster Roll, made with fresh sustainable PEI lobster, special
This North York steak house promises an unforgettable experience that combines exceptionally prepared authentic steak and seafood inside one of Toronto’s most historic landmarks. Located on 4.25 acres of land near the corner of York Mills Road and Don Mills Road, diners have the choice of eating on a scenic outdoor patio, inside the restored
Dave and Blake, the trained chefs who left the kitchen for the cold bar, want to bring people the freshest and highest quality seafood from Canada and around the world with their store, De La Mer. All locations offer a large selection of organic, naturally raised, sustainably caught and farmed fresh seafood and fish choices
For some of the freshest oysters in the city, it’s worth making the trek out to Lawrence and Warden to visit Diana’s Seafood Delight. Though it may seem unlikely that some of the best oysters and seafood in the city can be found in Scarborough (spoken like a true downtowner), Diana’s Seafood has been supplying some of the city’s top restaurants for years.
A bar on one side and a dining room on the other, Eastside Social is the radical and nautical seafood restaurant that Leslieville locals are loving. It’s one of those great spaces where the decor matches the culinary theme. Dark wood finishings, a navy accent wall and light fixtures that look like (and could very
If there ever were a seafood heaven, Fishman Lobster Club House is where you’ll find those Pearly Gates. The moment you walk in, you’re surrounded by mouthwatering crustaceans — tanks full of mostly crab and lobster but also a rotating cast of seasonal fish, such as Green Bass and Flounder. The Scarborough hotspot has long
Downtown Markham is getting pretty fishy with Good Catch Boil House. Toronto restaurateur Patrick McMurray is responsible for bringing one of the first raw seafood bars to the area in addition to the freshest daily seafood catches that are served. Good Catch Boil House is not serving up just your average seafood favourites, though its
If you peer through the front window of the Junction’s newest butcher shop, Gourmeats, you’ll see barn beam table with three stools. No, this little nook isn’t for munching on your prepared foods (they aren’t making any, at least not yet) — it’s the meal-planning table.
The only scales Honest Weight cares about are the ones on its fish. The New England–style restaurant and fishmonger have made a name for themselves in the Junction as being a top-notch seafood restaurant and retailer as well as a wholesale destination for other Toronto restaurants and caterers. Depending on what Honest Weight has in
Kristin and Dan Donovan’s Leslieville seafood shop, Hooked, has been keeping east-enders up to their ears in sustainable fish since March of last year. Tapping into Toronto’s desire for ethically-sourced products ensured the duo’s runaway success, and they’ve already embarked on the next step, opening up a “wee shop” in Kensington Market.
Chef Dan Donovan, formerly of Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar, opened Hooked, “the knowledgeable fish store,” around four weeks ago, and the hook is sustainability. The sign is merely a banner in the window; its website is a one-page, text-only intro with a link to its Facebook page. Donovan says Hooked has such a strong community
Fat Tuesday (otherwise known as Mardi Gras) is today, and what better way to mark the occasion than with a hefty, overindulgent, trashy-good Southern sandwich known as the po’ boy? While an authentic New Orleans po’ boy is hard to find in Toronto, various takes on the sandwich are popping up on menus across the city. Herewith, four po’ boy-esque creations from around the GTA.
Of all the places to eat in Toronto, why do people still flock to Joso’s? It’s sure not because of the old school decor, the red tablecloths, incredibly cramped tables and ubiquitous chatchkas. Or the faintly ridiculous paintings and sculptures of large-breasted women… But the fish is superb. There is no better grilled octopus in
From Chase Hospitality Group comes Kasa Moto, one of Yorkville’s hottest casual restaurants. Alongside sushi rolls and seafood, signatures at this contemporary Japanese restaurant include the AAA skirt steak and whole grilled sea bass. The two-story lounge provides a comfortable and elegant dining experience with wooden floors, rounded cushioned chairs, and large open windows. Or
La Fenice Tucsan Chophouse has been a source for authentic Italian cuisine since 1984. The menu at this Entertainment District diner features an extensive list of Italian dishes made with fresh local ingredients including pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, steaks, and seafood. La Fenice additionally features a pantry on their menu with ready-to-cook meals and pasta sauces
Lobster Burger Bar is bringing a fresh new spin on seafood to Toronto. After settling into their first location above Coffee Oysters and Champagne, the lobster and burger bar is now getting ready to expand all over the city. When managing partner Marcel Schneebeli and president Ivan Ye first heard about the U.K.-based restaurant chain