What’s on the menu at Bar Reyna, a new Mediterranean lounge with a year-round patio

What’s on the menu at Bar Reyna, a new Mediterranean lounge with a year-round patio

Name: Bar Reyna
Neighbourhood: Yorkville
Contact: 158 Cumberland St., 647-748-4464, barreyna.com, @BarReynaTO
Previously: Carens Wine and Cheese Bar
Owner: Nicki Laborie
Chef: Omar Ma (THR & Co., Cava, Buca Yorkville)

The food

Greek, Spanish, Turkish snacks and sharing plates—and a burger, of course. There are lighter vegan options like zucchini crudo spiked with piquillo pepper, as well as heartier (and meatier) stuff: the cataplana, a stew for two, is chock full of shrimp, clams, lobster, mussels, monkfish and comes with hunks of sourdough.

Eggplant byaldi with tomatoes, pine nuts and pomegranate seeds. $8. Eggplant byaldi with tomatoes, pine nuts and pomegranate seeds. $8.
 

 
The veggie flower pot comes with a tray of veggies including heirloom carrots, blanched broccoli, pickled fennel and cauliflower, and a trio of dips (zatziki, hummus, green olive tapenade) in teeny planters. $18. The veggie flower pot comes with a tray of heirloom carrots, blanched broccoli, pickled fennel and cauliflower, and a trio of dips (tzatziki, hummus, green olive tapenade) in teeny planters. $18.
 

 
 Reyna Salad: tomatoes, cucumbers, radish, beets, Napa cabbage, quinoa and red kale, topped with crispy chickpeas and shallots. Served with a Serrano-chili dressing. $16.
Reyna Salad: tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, beets, Napa cabbage, quinoa and red kale, topped with crispy chickpeas and shallots. Served with a Serrano-chili dressing. $16.
 

 
Zucchini fritters in a roasted tomato aioli. $9. Zucchini fritters in a roasted tomato aïoli. $9.
 

 
Merguez pide with preserved lemon–herb salad and 15 per cent yogurt. $16. Merguez pide with preserved lemon–herb salad and yogurt. $16.
 

 
Octopus is cooked sous vide with white wine before hitting the grill. Served on romesco sauce with fried shishito peppers. $22. Octopus is cooked sous vide with white wine before hitting the grill. It’s served on romesco sauce with fried shishito peppers. $22.
 

 
 The burger (a mix of brisket with 32-day aged rib-eye) comes on a house-baked sweet potato bun and is topped with Muenster cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato and chipotle aioli. $18.
The burger (a mix of brisket and 32-day aged rib-eye) is piled onto a house-baked sweet potato bun and topped with Muenster cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato and chipotle aïoli. $18.
 

 
There are five different types of fries: Greek, Arabic, French, Italian and Spanish, each with their own distinct toppings. $10. There are five different types of fries: Greek, Arabic, French, Italian and Spanish. Each comes with their own distinct toppings. $10.
 

The drinks

Specialty cocktails, like Her Royal Highness (the crown jewel of them all), a $30 citrusy vodka-and-rum concoction served in a copper pineapple; and a list of international wines that includes a $42 bottle of Greek sauvignon blanc, a $63 bottle of Kiwi pinot noir and, for the high rollers, a $650 bottle of Dom Pérignon.

King Arthur's Concubine: Botanist gin, strawberry, basil, lime, rhubarb bitters, sparkling. $14. King Arthur’s Concubine: Botanist gin, strawberry, basil, lime, rhubarb bitters and sparkling wine. $14.
 

 
5 a.m. in Mykonos: Mount Gay Black Barrel, Averna, orgeat, espresso, coconut cream, mole bitters. $16. 5 a.m. in Mykonos: Mount Gay Black Barrel, Averna, orgeat, espresso, coconut cream andmole bitters. $16.
 

 
Poseidon’s Poison: Metexa, Oloroso Sherry, Lillet Rouge, Luxardo Maraschino, Campari, cherry bitters. $16. Poseidon’s Poison: Metexa, Oloroso sherry, Lillet Rouge, Luxardo Maraschino, Campari and cherry bitters. $16.
 

 
 Her Royal Highness: Elyx vodka, Mount Gay XO, saffron, cardamom, rosewater, orgeat, citrus blend. $30.
Her Royal Highness: Elyx vodka, Mount Gay XO, saffron, cardamom, rosewater, orgeat and citrus. $30.
 

The space

Solid Design and Build (the team behind La Carnita and Valdez) transformed this two-storey Victorian row house in Yorkville. Both the main and second-floor dining rooms have their own bar, and out back there’s a 48-seat enclosed patio with a retractable roof—one of the city’s few year-round patios.

Here's the main floor. Here’s the main floor.
 

 
And the bar, also on the main floor. And the bar, also on the main floor.
 

 
This is the second-floor dining room. This is the second-floor dining room.
 

 
On the second floor, Moroccan lanterns project light patterns across the ceiling and walls. On the second floor, Moroccan lanterns project light patterns across the ceiling and walls.
 

 
And here's the back patio. And here’s the back patio.
 

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There's a small street-facing patio, too. There’s a small street-facing patio, too.
 

 

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