Friend insisting on going although I'm skeptical - looks somewhat scenester and pretentious but actually not of that caliber.
Anyone have input on best items on menu? And they're promoting BYOB on their website - what's the corkage fee?
Lobby IS pretentious, but not even "scenester". It's where the Forest Hill married types hang out when the kids are with the babysitter.
It is a very pretty place with mediocre food and less than stellar service. It's prices are astronomical, especially for what you get.
Other than that, it's fantastic! I have no idea what the corkage fee is, but I'm betting if you call them they won't either.
re: Cereal Killer
Drinks it is! Life is too short to eat pretty crap. At least the surroundings should be nice and I assume they can shake up a martini.
I imagine the menu is kind of unintentionally funny to a Chowhound - it certainly is to me:
-sashimi plate of sushi grade hamachi, organic pacific salmon & tuna 17
(a sashimi plate uses 'sushi grade' fish! I'm glad they didn't use 'normal' grade raw fish...
)-6 freshly shucked oysters on crushed ice 18
(I wasn't thinking they were pre-shucked until now...)
-selection of artesian cheeses & cured meats 16
(Calling for help on this but I always thought it was 'artisanal')
At least we'll have fun with the menu but it's just so derivative - like they filled out a mad-libs using words from a Toronto Life food issue.