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1320 Queen St. W.,
Toronto, Ontario M6K 1L4
43.641684 -79.431355
The ramshackle room, narrow as a railway car, remains its endearing self, with tight-packed tables and enough beards to meet Parkdale bylaws. Chef Jesse Mutch has replaced Jonathan Poon’s Asian experimentalism with a menu that wouldn’t look out of place on the Left Bank. Mutch is a dab hand at the classics: piping-hot cheese puffs, springy snails, salty rounds of roasted tomatoes bathed in a mushroom and chive broth, and succulent duck wrapped in crêpes with its own gravy. His double-fried frites, as golden as a Trump hotel and dusted with a concoction of salt, sugar, fenugreek and cinnamon, are a city-wide champ. For dessert, there’s a perfectly tempting baked Alaska—though you’d do just as well to end with a brandy and vermouth cocktail tasting of cherries and long nights, called (what else?) a Marcel Marceau.


Neighbourhood: Parkdale

Wheelchair accessible: No

Vegetarian options: Yes

Licensed: Yes

Bring your own bottle: Yes

Kitchen open late: Yes

Outdoor dining: No

Private/bookable room: No

Delivery: No

Take out: Yes

Takes reservations: Yes

Caters: Yes

Free Wi-Fi: No

Good for: Kids, Groups, Business

Serves: Dinner, Late Night Eats

Payment methods: Visa, Interac, Cash

Days Closed: Wednesday