The Dish Power Rankings: Jamie Oliver at Large Edition
In this week’s roundup of Toronto’s buzziest restaurants: Jamie Oliver almost kills himself, and Jessica Alba goes on an unusually well-documented Toronto restaurant crawl.
3. Drake One Fifty (↓2)
The new gastropub has settled down after its flashy first week. Several prime-time tables are up for grabs this weekend.
4. The Huntsman (new this week)
Things are looking good for the brand-new College Street tavern, which got a glowing early review from culinary connoisseur James Chatto (he recommends the venison stew and the Scotchy Scotch Scotch).
6. Edulis (↑2)
Last week’s cool-down was indeed a fluke. Chances of scoring a table before Halloween are slim.
8. Bero (↓4)
Last week’s buzz spike continues to deliver: the new Leslieville restaurant is fully booked on Friday and Saturday nights.
9. Patria (↓3)
For the first time in weeks, there’s a Friday table up for grabs at the King West hotspot. The only catch: it’s at 4:30 p.m.
10. Aroma (new this week)
Jessica Alba was so invested in her meal at the Indian restaurant she made a video diary about it. (This might be an example of celebs occasionally not having the best intel about the city’s must-try culinary destinations.)
Honourable Mentions: Snap-happy Alba also instagrammed her meals at power-penthouses Stock and Canoe; Drake lived up to his lyrics by dining at Yorkville’s Sotto Sotto; and Black Hoof owner Jen Agg showed some online love for new College West brunch spot Me and Mine.
Dropped off the list this week: Kaiseki Yu-Zen Hashimoto, Chantecler, Bent