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NEWLY Closed/Changed 2015 Restaurants in Toronto, July 1 - end of the year 2015

I may have missed the posting on this one but Black Skirt on College Street near Rusholme Road closed at the end of July.

Aug 20, 2015
Reithd in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 Restaurant OPENINGS in Toronto, to June 30...

Tried to go yesterday night but it wasn't opened nor was the general store. I am not sure what their "24 hour bbq" actually means

May 24, 2015
Reithd in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 Restaurant OPENINGS in Toronto, to June 30...

Not exactly on topic but even after two years, we still really miss Hadleys!

Mar 17, 2015
Reithd in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 Restaurant OPENINGS in Toronto, to June 30...

Buster Rhino's on College Street - While it has been mentioned elsewhere on Chowhound, I haven't seen a mention on this thread but Buster Rhino's will be opening in the former Phil's BBQ space.

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

I was at Baju on Tuesday night with my wife and two adult children.

We're bbq enthusiasts but not bbq experts. We loved everything we tried which included the ribs, brisket, hush puppies, moink balls, beans and mac & cheese. Good smoky flavour overall and we found the spice level on the rub to be very much to our liking. Special call-out for the jersey chicken drumsticks which were really tasty.

Great atmosphere at the Monarch Tavern and the service was great - friendly, fast when it needed to be but we never felt rushed at all.

Jan 31, 2015
Reithd in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Headed to Toronto--restaurant recommendations?

We've found Frank's Kitchen on College Street to have consistently great food and service.

Casual brewpub or gastropub for party of 14 just before Christmas

You might also want to consider Habits Gastropub at College and Dovercourt. Our experience there has been consistently good food and service, it is within your price range and they have a space that can accommodate a group you size.

HADLEY'S 940 College St -- new BBQ joint

I had lunch at Hadley's today with my wife and her parents and we really enjoyed our meals. We shared their pulled pork sandwich, their smoked chicken club sandwich and the grilled vegetable sandwich.

Everything tasted good and there was a nice smoke flavour in both the pulled pork and chicken club sandwiches. In addition, the fries were fresh cut and done perfectly.

Oct 16, 2010
Reithd in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New location of Le Gourmand at Yonge & Eglinton

I work in the office building across the street from this place and on the several occasions that I have gone there, the food has always been quite good but the service is quite frankly disorganized.

They still seem terribly unprepared to handle the lunch time rush that is inevitable at a Yonge & Eglinton location with lots of staff confusion about who has ordered what. I have personally experienced a number of unacceptably long waits for food and when I haven't, I have seen others in line in that situation.

Aug 25, 2009
Reithd in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Southern Rub Smokehouse

I was here last night (Saturday, June 6th) with my wife, my older son and 2 friends and we had a great meal.

All of our food was quite good and we found the portions to be very generous.

As the bbq fanatic in the family, I really loved the spare ribs but we all enjoyed the Savanah skins, the chicken wings and the hush puppies.

What was most impressive was the quality of service that we received. We were able to have a great relaxed meal with the food taking exactly the right amount of time and all of the staff was very friendly and willing to share information and details about the food and bbq. They also went above and beyond with us including providing a few extra Savannah skins for one of our dinner party who can't eat cheese, sending us home with some extra corn bread for my younger son who wasn't able to be there with us and loves corn bread and providing extra sauce for the food we took home.

We didn't have room for dessert as we kind of over-did it on the appetizers but next time, I am going to pace myself better so that I can try their cobbler. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal and we will definitely be back in the near future.

Jun 07, 2009
Reithd in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

good food at niagara falls, canada? [Moved from Canada board]

The Stone Road Grill in Niagara on the Lake is absolutely amazing ... one of the best meals I have ever had with great service

It is definitely worth the trip from Niagara Falls

Sep 15, 2008
Reithd in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Karuchie Closed???

A sign went up on the door yesterday which simply said "We're Closed thanks guys"

I walked by today and there was a notice from the landlord about non-payment of rent so it looks like it is permanently gone

Too bad as my wife and I had been there 4 or 5 times and always enjoyed our meals there

Sep 15, 2008
Reithd in Ontario (inc. Toronto)