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The Month That Was: the Toronto restaurants and bars that opened and closed in April

The Month That Was: the Toronto restaurants and bars that opened and closed in April
The whole roasted cauliflower at Fat Pasha. (Image: Jackie Pal)

Openings

LuckeeCeleb chef Susur Lee’s new destination for refined Cantonese cuisine and around-the-clock dim sum. Read our Introducing post »

Fat PashaAnthony Rose opened his new Middle Eastern restaurant on Dupont Avenue (it’s just as bustling and chaotic as the other two).

Read our Introducing post »

Farmer’s Daughter—Fish and bivalves are the focus at Farmhouse Tavern’s new seafood spin-off in the Junction Triangle. Read our Introducing post »

Blackbird Baking Co.—This cute new Kensington bakery is backed by the owners of Michelin-starred Manhattan pub The Spotted Pig. Read our Introducing post »

Pain PerduLawrence Park residents now have a new place to go for buttery escargot and foie-topped brioche. Read our Introducing post »

The PassengerThis new gastropub in the Junction specializes in Prohibition-era cocktails and retro hors d’oeuvres. Read our Introducing post »

Market Street CatchYet another new spin-off seafood restaurant, this one from the owners of Buster’s Sea Cove in St. Lawrence Market. Read our Introducing post »

BampotThis new social-gaming centre and vegetarian café caters to an earthier, freer-spirited variety of gamer. Read our Dish post »

Sam James Coffee BarToronto’s indie coffee maestro opened an ultra-minimalist coffee bar on the Ossington strip. Read our Dish post »

La CréoleThis refined island kitchen on St. Clair West serves traditional French Caribbean food in a romantic, fabric-draped room. Read our Introducing post »

The Workshop by Latitude—The menu at this new Roncey restaurant revolves entirely around cheese. Read our Introducing post »

Speakeasy 21—A handful of decorative steamer trunks are the only thing that’s old-fashioned about this big, modern bar in the Financial District. Read our Introducing post »

Cleo—Uptown’s answer to the Middle Eastern dining trend. Read our Introducing post »

Tavern by Trevor—Over-the-top comfort cuisine reaches new heights of decadence at this new downtown restaurant (deep-fried foie gras, anyone?). Read our Introducing post »

Ed’s Real Scoop—The cheerful Leslieville parlour opened a new west-end location, on Roncesvalles. [Ed]

KenzoThe ramen chain opened a new outlet in the former Murray’s Sandwich space on Queen West. [Kenzo Ramen]

North of BrooklynEast-end pizza lovers welcomed this popular pizzeria’s new Church Street location. [North of Brooklyn]

Closings

The Pantry—The Irish-food shop beloved by expats citywide has reopened as a specialty cheese shop (same name, new ownership). [Facebook]

Teatro—The College Street restaurant announced its closure early in the month. [Facebook]

Dinah’s Cupboard—Yorkvillers looking for fancy prepared food will have to head to Pusateri’s; Dinah’s closed for good this month, after 35 years on Cumberland Street. [Eater Toronto]

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