The Boiler House: An escape from Yorkville

The Boiler House: An escape from Yorkville

Each day of the 2008 film festival, Toronto Life will introduce one of TIFF’s hot spot restaurants. We inquire about the vibe, the celebs who dine there and, of course, the food. Today’s special: The Boiler House.

The usual suspects: Leslieville lawyers and Leaside loiterers.

Celebrities in the mix: Jeremy Piven, Thandie Newton, Gerard Butler, Leelee Sobieski, Matt Damon, Ed Norton and Dustin Hoffman.

Why here and not another venue? “We are much more easygoing,” says Jason Rosso, director of operations. “It’s a little crazy in Yorkville, and that’s not us.”

Give us a taste: This year, the Boiler House created a British-style menu for Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla party with all the trimmings of a typical Sunday dinner: Yorkshire pudding, sirloin roast with dark beef gravy, broccoli with cheddar sauce and sticky toffee pudding.

Signature dishes: Roasted Alberta lamb with white bean fricassee, wine consommé–poached Angus tenderloin.—Jen McNeely

The Boiler House, 55 Mill St. (at Trinity St.), Bldg. 46, 416-203-2121.