What’s on the menu at Hotel Delilah, Leslieville’s new pescatarian bar that’s also a hotel
Name: Hotel Delilah
Contact: 1036 Gerrard St E., 416-897-4125, hoteldelilah.ca, @hotel_delilah
Owners: Joshua Seaton (marketing/B&B; formerly Brooklynn Bar), Ryan Boudah (general manager; formerly Brooklynn Bar), Damon Snider (designer)
Chef: Marcus Monteiro (Melrose on Adelaide, Brassaii)
Accessibility: A few steps up to bar area; washroom in basement
Vegetable and fish dishes, including oysters, jerk-roasted cauliflower, tuna hand rolls, barbecued jackfruit tacos, and fish and chips, all made using local-when-possible ingredients. Seaton, Boudah and Snider hoped to replicate the tropical vibe of bohemian surf towns in Costa Rica and Nicaragua in both the food and the hotel room upstairs.
A selection of citrusy and fruity tequila-, rum- and vodka-based cocktails. A single draught beer (Kona Big Wave) and a small but carefully curated selection of reds, whites and two bubblies round out the drink menu.
With a street-facing roll-up garage window and a colourful mural painted by local artist Valmor Garcia, Seaton wants to recreate the feeling of reaching a tropical destination and sitting down for that first drink. The upstairs B&B is still in the works, but when it’s finished, it will have two bedrooms each with a king-size Endy mattress, perfect for hosting bachelorettes and other group gatherings. Next summer, guests will be able to enjoy brunch on a back patio.