Introducing: THR & Co., the new restaurant on Harbord Street from the owners of The Harbord Room

Introducing: THR & Co., the new restaurant on Harbord Street from the owners of The Harbord Room

THR & Co.
(Image: Megan Leahy)

Name: THR & Co.
Neighbourhood:
University
Contact Info:
97 Harbord St., 647-748-7199, thrandco.com, @THRandCo
Owners:
David Mitton (The Harbord Room, Czehoski), Cory Vitiello (The Harbord Room, The Drake), Mike Logue (The Harbord Room, Czehoski) Liz Campbell (The Harbord Room, Czehoski), Curt Martin (The Harbord Room)
Chef:
Cory Vitiello (Executive Chef), Curt Martin (Chef de Cuisine)

The Food: A more accessible version of the menu at The Harbord Room. Appetizers include beef heart tartare and grilled romaine and chicory salad with crispy pig ear, cured tomato, chopped capers and anchovies. Mains include pizzas, pastas and meat and fish plates, like slow cooked lamb neck osso bucco with dried currant and pinenut gremolata and 22 oz bone in rib eye.

The Drinks: Old world wines that pair well with food, most of which are priced under $60 a bottle. There’s also a small selection of beers available by the bottle, natural cane sugar soda from Dry Soda and juices from Chasers.

The Place: Brad Denton designed the décor to resemble a classic bistro with rich red, gold and green banquets that dominate the room and a wrap-around bar standing on geometric tile flooring.

The Numbers:
• 175 wines sampled by sommelier Mike Logue to create the list
• 125 total seats
• 65 patio seats
• 33 banquet seats
• 15 bar seats
• 10 years the owners have been friends and co-workers at various Toronto restaurants
• 7 cooking techniques employed in preparing the seasonal and tropical fruit composition: raw, sous vide, compressed, sorbet, freeze-dried, dehydration, spray-dried