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Bar Wellington

Personally I'd for the most part only recommend going during summer. They have 2 patios, one along the side and out back and one on the rooftop.

Beer selection had improved last time I was there with an increased focus on craft options whereas it used to be really european import focused.
Food is non memorable. We usually just order a bunch of apps which are perfectly fine for snacks with drinks, and the one time I ordered a full meal went with the beef tenderloin. I don't remember feeling impressed or disappointed by it.

Nov 19, 2014
Honto in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Niagara Falls, ON and NY - Restaurant recommendations

not Mexican, but check out Angelos Trattoria.
really good Italian food and affordable bottles of local wine (from what I remember every bottle was under $35). Potentially the best meal I've eaten in Niagara Falls.
http://angelos-trattoria.com/

Oct 03, 2014
Honto in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Cabbagetown is becoming the new Ossington

Under the Table deserves a mention as well, as Fry Haus does for arguably being the best takeout option in the area.

Oct 03, 2014
Honto in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Califonia Sandwiches on Yonge @ Carlton

I've never had anything bad to say about a California Sandwich before visiting this location, but I was not impressed when I stopped here a few weeks ago. Seemed like less meat than usual stacked up, and they forgot my jalapenos.

The good news from this is that I haven't gained any weight from wanting to return every day on my commute home like I did when I lived in Little Italy.

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Omi (sushi place at Carlton & Parliament) is closed now.
Paper covering windows says will be replaced by Ronnie B's Southern Kitchen and Taps.

Hopefully they'll be offering something other than just bbq, which (I never thought Id say this) is getting played out.

Jul 25, 2014
Honto in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Patio Dining

College Street has some of my favourites:
the Caledonian (nice yet quaint feeling backyard garden patio with trees and high quality pub food)
Barraida (Portuguese chicken served in an an environment that feels like your eating at some families backyard get-together, and its relatively cheap)
Kalendar (streetside patio yet still slightly romantic vibe, always been very satisfied with my meals)

Downtown =
Rivoli (the food is decent, but the patio is some of the best people watching in the city)
Bar Volo (its very hard to get a spot on this patio, but their beer selection is potentially best in Toronto and l like the "make your own charcuterie board" option of meats and cheeses)

East end of downtown (Cabbagetown) =
House on Parliament (serving some of my favourite food in the city, and last year added an enclosed rooftop patio which is nice)
Hey Lucy (much better than the King St location, and the back patio is probably the nicest patio in all of Cabbagetown)
the Irv Gastropub (newer pub opened in Cabbagetown with both a streetside and back patio, good food)

East of the DVP = Aft (delicious bbq and amazingly seasoned french fries, beautiful back yard patio)

Jul 09, 2014
Honto in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cardinal Rule on Roncesvalles Ave - Anyone been yet?

I had Sunday brunch there last summer around June or so and was satisfied. I had the hawaiian stuffed french toast with an extra side of bacon, and was actually very impressed. The pineapple chutney was definiely fresh cut pineapple so Im not sure if its just seasonal when they can get fresh pineapple or what has changed, and I can understand that with canned pineapple the result would be a fraction as good. Hopefully they fix that back up.
$4 for a side of bacon seemed a little steep but it went so well with the french toast, peameal bacon, pineapple, and syrup I'm willing to look past that.
My girlfriend had the breakfast pie and really enjoyed it.
Breakfast x2, coffee, an orange juice and a pint of beer, came to around $40 which seemed like a fair deal. Haven't been back since though as I dont make it down to the Roncesvalles area often as I should.

Feb 07, 2012
Honto in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bertucci's on College

I'd like to ask this same question. Its 7 years since this was originally posted, and the building of Bertucci's still sits looking the same way it has since moving to the neighbourhood 3 years ago.

I just called the number I found online and someone answered, and said that they are renovating and don't have a scheduled opening date. But seriously, how can a place spend numerous years on end renovating? Makes me wonder what's really going on inside the place right now. *shift eyes*

Jan 26, 2012
Honto in Ontario (inc. Toronto)