What’s on the menu at Leña, O&B’s new Argentine restaurant in Saks Fifth Avenue
Neighbourhood: Financial District
Contact: 176 Yonge St., 416-507-3378, lenarestaurante.com, @LenaRestaurante
Chef: Corporate executive chef Anthony Walsh and executive chef Julie Marteleira (Jump, Luma, Auberge du Pommier)
For breakfast, there’s a takeaway spread of sweet pastries, but guests can dine-in with a menu that includes breakfast empanadas with poached eggs and chimichurri, or a slice of tortilla. Lunch brings Argentine sandwiches. Things get a bit heartier for dinner with dishes such as rabbit with snails and rice. On the weekend: brunch.
Wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain; local craft brews on tap; and a selection of Latin-inspired cocktails, like the Leña, a South American take on an old fashioned.
Taking up a chunk of Saks, Leña has an all-day bar off of Queen West, a second-floor dining room and a lower-level lounge. The third level—yes, there’s a third level—is where the private dining areas live.