Restaurants & Bars Ontario (inc. Toronto)


Snarf | | Jun 19, 2009 09:01 AM

It's open.

Let me start this by saying I'm not a fan of his restaurants. Mostly because the price points are so high, and the food doesn't appear to be cutting edge. But definitely everything I've had has been prepared to order and the service has been flawless.


I found the produce counters to probably be among the prettiest in the city. Not a flawed product on there, with a selection that's on a par with the Harvest Wagon, including many things I haven't seen at the Harvest Wagon, such as blue foot mushrooms. Prices are consistent with HW and Pusateri's.


Very nice looking, with a good selection of organic, kosher, etc. Priced fairly competitively with other high end places. They have real Kobe (just kidding, Ontario Wagyu), and many game animals.


The seafood looked good, though the oysters looked to be closely mirroring restaurant rather than retail prices (beginning around 2$). Somewhat surprised that they subcontracted the sushi counter to Edo. Prices were high for the items on display.

Prepared Food:

Not as much as I would have expected. Soups, sauces, stews, aiolis (4$ for a considerable amount, exceptional value). Midrange in terms of prices compared to other purveyors.

Overall Impression

The pricing is competitive with high end stores, there are definitely more bodies per square inch helping than at other stores, and the shop is clean and beautiful. They're going to take a while to find all of the glitches (pate was marked as 'misc meat'), but they seem to have hired people with a lot of industry experience. Worth a visit. Was extremely crowded this morning.

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