Introducing: The Four Seven, a new Bloordale bar from Tequila Bookworm’s owners
Name: The Four Seven
Contact Info: 1211 Bloor St. W., @the47TO
Owners: Jeff Caires and Andrew Usher (Tequila Bookworm) and chef Daniel Usher (Ortolan)
Executive Chef: Daniel Usher
The Food: Late-night eats served until 2 a.m., including big dishes for sharing. Usher’s concise menu includes an Italian-style grilled squid; socca, a gluten-free chickpea-flour crepe topped with either lamb or eggplant; kashkaval pane, Bulgarian fried cheese; and mushroom and pecorino gnocchi, a holdover from the chef’s Ortolan days.
The Drinks: Small batch local and international brews, wine, a handful of classic cocktails and one tap dedicated to Ontario ciders.
The Place: The space has been revamped since Ortolan closed a few months back, trading clean lines and cloth napkins for a more casual, grittier bar atmosphere, including wall art designed by local graffiti artist Jimmy Chiale.