Name: Arthur’s Restaurant Contact: 12 St. Clair Ave E., 647-348-7000, arthursrestaurant.ca, @arthursrestaurant Neighbourhood: Deer Park Previously: Timothy’s World Coffee Owner: Chase Hospitality Group (The Chase, the Chase Fish and Oyster, Kasa Moto, Colette Grand Café, Planta, Planta Burger, Palm Lane) Chef: Chief of culinary Tyler Shedden (Chase Hospitality Group, Café Boulud) and chef de cuisine Jason Hajek
Contemporary takes on American classics, like oysters Rockefeller, lobster thermidor and New York cheesecake. Chase Hospitality Group president Steven Salm says these dishes were among the favourites of his late father, Arthur. The menu is also strong on plant-based items, including a chopped salad, mushroom paté and a lasagna made with almond béchamel. Coming soon: lunch service, and weekend brunch with something called Arthur’s Tower—an array of smoked fish, fresh bagels and all the fixings.
The focus here is on cocktails: signature martinis, original creations using house-made infusions, and classics made with American spirits from the pre-Prohibition era.
Taking up more than two storeys of the Weston Centre, Arthur’s can seat 156 guests between two distinct dining rooms: the airy, octagon-shaped Crystal Dining Room and a cozy lounge. A 60-seat 2,000-square-foot rooftop terrace will open later this year.