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Mildred's Temple Kitchen

85 Hanna Ave., Ste. 104 (East Liberty St.) Send to Phone
Local and seasonal cuisine served in a contemporary, industrial-chic setting.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Mildred's Temple Kitchen Restaurant Review

: Like a phoenix from the ashes, after an 18 month hiatus, Mildred’s Temple arose near the original location of Mildred Pierce, and it's very much a contemporary, stylish, industrial-chic place. The 110-seat restaurant is twice the size of the former, with cement ceilings and floors that come to life at night under twinkling soft lights. The walnut tables have sound-dampening cork underneath, but with a large, communal table, open kitchen and bar seating, the bustle of a busy restaurant is part of the ambience. Regular customers of the past have insisted the menu keep the classic Mildred burger with aged Irish cheddar, onion relish and frites. There was an uprising when the powers that be tried to do away with the profiteroles with milk chocolate ice cream and caramel and chocolate sauces; they stayed. However, chef Tyler Cunningham does have latitude to express his own creativity. Actively involved with the Local Certified Farmers’ Market, located around the corner in Liberty, his menu is full of locally sourced, seasonal offerings, such as Georgian Bay whitefish fritters and Tamshire pork chops. Brunch is a longstanding local favorite. The 50-label wine list is constantly evolving, with a focus on Ontario but not exclusively.

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