Driven by the Compass Group (C5 example, host of others) and situated in the RMG (Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery in Oshawa), Arthur's on the 4th was a delicious retreat from the everyday commute and in the sub par Oshawa/Whitby dining scene. My husband and I went for dinner tonight. The place is modern, simple and in a great space. The 4th floor of the gallery. We were promptly greeted, seated and jackets hung for us. The place was not busy because they've been open a few weeks and well, in my opinion, (possibly?) the Shwa doesn't pull in those with a fine dining clientele. They have menu's which change every two weeks to allow for freshness and seasonal updates. The chef had an extensive conversation with us and was friendly and intelligent. The food! Amazing. Three course meal, hearty and substantial portions for $30, two course for $25 - menu simple, offerings of 5 apps, 4 mains and 3 desserts. Covers all bases. We are extremely picky about food being in the food industry ourself, but this place has it all! Starters of pea and shellfish risotto, goat cheese parfait, GRILLED casear salad etc, Mains of petit beef with an amazing hash, chicken stuffed with a sweet potato and celery puree, vegetarian choice, a trout main and something else I can't remember. Desserts pot au creme chocolat, lemon shortcake something or other, and the sticky toffee granny smith dessert. But it all changes next week! Anyway, this is my review. I live in Whitby and have dined at Nice Bistro, Port in Pickering, Chatterpaul's, Avanti, Green St. Mansion, Pimento's, Hot Rocks (still a great spot), the dismal Brock House among a host of others and trust me, this is in a league of it's own for this region. I want our local businesses to succeed and this place is a great place to start!!
Check it out, and comment on this post. I'm just a very satisfied customer!!!!! I'm now hosting my rehearsal dinner there!!
3500 Brock N, Whitby, ON L1R0G2, CA
455 10 Ave, Cochrane, ON P0L, CA