(Toronto) Chapter 11 in Cabbagetown
- mainja Oct 1, 2006 08:27 PM
I'm wondering about the relatively new place on Parliament, Chapter 11. What kind of hours they're open, if they're open on Sunday and/or Monday? What kind of menu do they have? What kind of prices? Is there any chance there is a menu online somewhere?
Info would be appreciated.
I am wondering about this place too, I can't seem to find a website or menu anywhere on the Internet!
Anyone been there recently?
I don't think they have a website. I've only been for Sunday brunch. As I've posted previously, they make a great, tangy hollandaise from scratch and know soft-poached involves yolk that still runs.
If you search Chapter 11 on this site, you'll find a couple of other opinions one good and one bad. It's, as you know, a start-up resto so I think they're still working things out. That said, the couple that run it are nice people, the service good, prices reasonable. The sort of thing you'd want in a neighbourhood resto. Not high end quality by any means, but nice.
The rooms show a fair bit of promise as well. Fireplace room in the back, a back patio, pub like feel in the front room. Hopefully they'll continue to reinvest in the space to bring out it's full potential.
I was in Chapter 11 recently and found the food generally very good. The burger, in particular was excellent (although the bun was a detriment). I also like the fried pepperoni, a dish I haven't seen since I lived in Nova Scotia. Moreover, the atmosphere is excellent, the back room is cozy, the front very lively.
re: Tout Garni
More of a pub than a restaurant really. In the front anyway. And the food is mostly pub grub type food. Steak sandwich, sweet potato fries, burgers, Fish (Salmon) and chips. Everything is pretty good and the owners are friendly and attentive. Prices are reasonable. All in all a nice neighbourhood bar where you can join the front room conversation, or opt for seclusion in the back room. They have lots of board games you can play as well.
They're open in the afternoons, and usually until 2:00 a.m. I live a couple of blocks away and I go all the time. Nobody has mentioned the fact that they have 5 or 6 Ontario microbrews on tap, which is the best selection in Cabbagetown. Their food is variable depending on who's in the kitchen, but never really bad. Prices are reasonable - similar to House on Parliament. As someone mentioned, the owners are really nice. It's not slick, but it's a good, solid neighborhood pub with zero pretension. It's also the kind of place that, as a woman, I'd feel comfortable going to alone.