Food & Drink

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

The Month That Was: the Toronto restaurants and bars that opened and closed in February
(Image: Caroline Aksich)


Ze Ze Food and Drink—Grilled-brioche crostini come topped in creative ways at this new Parkdale café, lunch spot and cocktail bar. Read our Introducing post »

Scaddabush—Restaurant-power-group SIR Corp opened its third cavernous restaurant in the Aura condos at Yonge and Gerrard. (This one’s Italian.) Read our Introducing post »

Cut the CheeseThe Junction’s newest lunch counter specializes in straight-up comfort food, like a monster grilled cheese stuffed with deep-fried pork belly and hickory sticks. Read our Introducing post »

GrasshopperThose seeking to indulge without the pesky guilt factor can head to Grasshopper, where the quinoa mac n’ cheese is meat-, dairy-, soy- and gluten-free. Read our Introducing post »

The GreekJudging by the number of trendy new Greek/Israeli/Turkish/Moroccan restaurants, Mediterranean food is going to be really big this year. Read our Introducing post »

Rose City KitchenReally, really big. Read our Introducing post »

District OvenChef Isam Kaisi even came up with a new name for the cuisine: “Middleterranean.” Read our Introducing post »

Apiecalypse NowThis basement bakery sells vegan versions of 90s kids’ snacks, like passion flakes and Dunk-a-Roos. Read our Introducing post »

Come and Get ItThe decorative theme of the snacky pop-up’s new permanent location: urban playground. Read our Introducing post »

The GoodsThis lunch counter on Dundas West bills itself as the city’s “cleanest” takeout shop—“clean” meaning meat-, dairy- and gluten-free. Read our Dish post »

El Caballito—Tostadas and molotes complement the tequila-heavy cocktail menu at the new King West snack bar. Read our Introducing post »

Mad Mexican—The local salsa company now operates a combination restaurant, retail store and commercial kitchen in Baby Point. Read our Introducing post »

CopaCabana—Grilled meats are carved tableside at the Brazilian restaurant’s new digs on Adelaide. [BlogTO]

Wildfire—The North York steakhouse opened a sleek second location in the Cosmopolitan hotel. [BlogTO]


The Corner House—The quaint cottage near Casa Loma went out in style: it gave part of the proceeds from its last meal to food-rescue program Second Harvest. Read our Dish post »

Grace—After six years on College Street, the pretty bistro has closed for good. Read our Dish post »

Chai Healthy Choices—The popular Leaside brunch spot closed quietly at the beginning of the month. [BlogTO]

Mt. Everest—Downtowners hungry for Nepalese momo will have to trek to Eglinton and Laird; the restaurant closed its Bloor street location. [BlogTO]


Sign up for Table Talk, our free newsletter with essential food and drink stories.

By signing up, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.
You may unsubscribe at any time.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


The Latest

Kiss and Tell: "I started dating my best friend's ex. It ruined our relationship"

Kiss and Tell: “I started dating my best friend’s ex. It ruined our relationship”