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The Good Son
1096 Queen St. W.,
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H9
43.643444 -79.422680
This Queen West kitchen is a rare breed of Toronto restaurant: not only is it massive by the city’s standards, but it’s survived nearly three years on a red-hot, fight-or-flight strip. Helming the kitchen, former Top Chef Canada contestant and George alum Vittorio Colacitti calls his culinary style “Toronto cuisine,” and, indeed, the menu is hard to pin down—jerk shrimp shares space with roasted-squash hummus and steak tartare. Still, the cooking is solid with some great flourishes. A refreshing sea bream ceviche with sweet, roasted pineapple and crispy yucca chips is an ideal starter, while a perfectly medium-rare cheeseburger is made even better by a side of crispy fries with malt aïoli. A fancified Hawaiian pizza crowned with smoked pork cheek, compressed pineapple and habaneros is short on toppings and missing the brightness of a tomato base—but addictive ice cream sandwiches make up for it. Bartenders get busier as the night winds on and the spot becomes more lounge than restaurant.
The Good Son


Neighbourhood: Little Portugal

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Vegetarian options: Yes

Licensed: Yes

Bring your own bottle: No

Kitchen open late: No

Outdoor dining: No

Private/bookable room: No

Delivery: No

Take out: No

Takes reservations: Yes

Caters: Yes

Free Wi-Fi: Yes

Good for: Kids, Groups, Business

Serves: Brunch, Dinner

Payment methods: Visa, Amex, MasterCard, Interac, Cash

Days Closed: Monday