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3362 Yonge St. (St. Germaine) Send to Phone
This neighborhood spot serves comfort-driven food with a local thrust, green initiative and a creative tweak.

Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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: Owners Lisa Rutland and Eric te Boekhorst know their comfortable middle-to-upper-middle-class, socially conscious neighborhood well. They’ve kept the original 1928 glass front from what was once a furrier store and built a cozy, 50-seat restaurant around it, doing much with their own hands. A green initiative is solidly in place with soy candles, take-out packaging that’s 100 percent biodegradable and a focus on local ingredients. Fish ‘n’ chips are a must in this spot, but know chef Matthew Kennedy knocks the dish up a notch, coating tilapia with artisan Creemore Springs beer tempura batter and serving the Yukon gold and Ontario yam frites with tarragon tartar sauce. Bloody Caesar salad with roasted tomato and horseradish dressing, shaved Grano Padano and celeriac crisps is another favorite. Lake Huron pickerel is pan-roasted and draped on fingerling potatoes with tomato Provençal stew. Cornish hens are naturally raised on an Ontario Mennonite farm, while cheese comes from a local Monforte dairy. The wine list is equally earnest and holds a promise to open bottles until you’re impressed with what you have in the glass.


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