The Month That Was: the Toronto restaurants and bars that opened and closed in September

The Month That Was: the Toronto restaurants and bars that opened and closed in September

TMTW Sept Drake One Fifty’s lobster and truffle–topped pizza (Image: Igor Yu)
 

Openings

Drake One Fifty—The hip hotel’s new downtown brasserie serves retro seafood towers and salt cod vichyssoise. Read our Introducing post »

Hudson’s Kitchen—The Toronto film festival’s culinary darling made its public debut. Read our Introducing post »

Hunter’s Landing—The new CityPlace sports bar comes equipped with 10 flat-screen televisions and a 2000-square-foot patio. Read our Introducing post »

F’Amelia Extended—The beloved Cabbagetown trattoria opened a next-door wine and tapas bar. Read our Dish post »

Trambusto—The first outpost of the Mike Harris–backed pizza-pasta chain opened in Vaughan. Up next: 19 more locations in and around the GTA. Read our Dish post »

Olé Olé—The Spanish-Mexican restaurant redefines guilt-free dining: 10 per cent of every bill goes to children’s charities. Read our Introducing post »

Teppan Kenta—Griddled meats and pescatarian pizza from the former manager of Guu Izakaya. Read our Introducing post »

Xola—The casual new eatery brings fish tacos, veal taquitos and other Mexican standards to the Beach. Read our Introducing post »

Smoked and Cracked—A new midtown lobster shack serving all manner of rolls, chowders, slaws and boils. Read our Introducing post »

Humble Beginnings—The Junctioin’s new gourmet lunch counter serves quiches, wraps and vegan snacks. Read our Dish post »

The Scullery—A new, Parisian-style café in Cabbagetown. Read our Dish post »

The Huntsman—The former Red Fish space has become a rustic Canadian tavern, complete with stuffed birds, decorative antlers and a hearty house stew. [PostCity]

Rhum Corner—Jen Agg and hubby Roland Jean’s much-anticipated Haitian restaurant opened in the former Hoof Raw Bar space. [BlogTO]

The Pie Commission—The Etobicoke shop sells miniature meat pies stuffed with things like chicken-cheddar mash and spicy ginger beef with broccoli. [BlogTO]

It’s All GRK­—Ex-Marben chef Greg Welch takes on souvlaki, gyro platters and feta-topped fries. [BlogTO]

Weldon Park—Fruity cocktails and sloppy sandwiches at Little Italy’s newest watering hole. [BlogTO]

Astarté—The Path’s new pastel-pretty snack counter serves Greek yogurt in flavours like blueberry-lavender and strawberry-balsamic. [Facebook]

Crave Healthy Habits—Also new to the Path: a fast food chain catering to health-conscious cubicle-dwellers.  [Facebook]

The Round Venue—The new bar brings live music and Thai-inspired snacks to Kensington Market. [The Grid]

Closings

Earth Bloor West—The restaurant was forced to vacate its Bloor West Village digs when the landlord decided to redevelop the space. Read our Dish Post »

Camerini Ristorante—The traditional Italian eatery has closed after 30 years on Mount Pleasant. [PostCity]

Superior Sausage Co.—After a 35 year run, European grocer on Dundas West is shutting for good. [PostCity]

Kultura—Hanif Harji’s King East eatery has been revamped as Olé Olé, a new Mexican-Spanish restaurant. [Chowhound]

BLD Restaurant—The owners of the Asian-fusion restaurant reportedly cut and ran without notice. [BlogTO]

Namaste Nepal—Rumour has it the Danforth eatery will be replaced by a Caribbean restaurant called Simone’s. [Chowhound]