Chantecler’s Jonathan Poon is probably opening a new restaurant on Queen West
For a couple months now, we’ve been keeping an eye on the Twitter account for Bar Fancy, a new restaurant scheduled to open on Queen West this fall. The psychedelic pizza avatar may not scream “serious culinary endeavor,” but we’d bet good money that it’s a new restaurant from Chantecler co-owner and chef Jonathan Poon, which would make it one of fall’s most exciting openings. The biggest clue? Poon has been aggressively re-tweeting all of Bar Fancy’s tweets, and most of Bar Fancy’s photos, including ones from a recent eating tour of New York, have been reappearing on Poon’s personal Instagram feed—the most recent being this pic of the under-construction restaurant’s interior, which was posted by Poon with the caption “Day 1.” The apparently gold-plated space seems to be located at 1070 Queen West, just east of Dovercourt. Updates to come.