The culture behind the culinary.
As we all know, the dining experience isn’t just about the food. There are a few places that I’m willing to go largely to sit in their chairs, listen to their music, or generally be entertained by the spirit of the place. Of course, it helps if the food is incredible as well. Have you ever organized a birthday party for a friend at a lame restaurant and felt super guilty about it? Pick one of these restaurants for their next birthday to make up for that. Average price between $40-80 a person.
Tried and True:
On My Radar:
Please note: these places all serve great beverages, but are classified (in my opinion) as “more restaurant than bar”. Check out my “For Drinks (with Great Food)” (coming soon) list for other options!
Further note: former favourites including Parts & Labour, Home of the Brave, Mr. Flamingo and Thoroughbred have all recently closed their doors.
Last updated: January 2019