Cherry Street Restaurant is open
After riding by this area for the past 6 months and seeing a progressively more weather beaten sign advertising for a cook, I feared that the owner had made the classic mistake of spending too much money and had run out before even opening the doors. I rode by today though, and found that the restaurant had in fact opened just two weeks ago. Given the desolate area, but beautiful restoration of the building, I had no idea what to expect, anything from a coffee shop to a 5 star dining experience seemed possible.
The menu is classic diner fare, all day breakfast options, burgers and sandwiches. I ordered a corned beef sandwich on a kaiser with fries. Service was pleasant and quick, the kaiser was fresh, the fries were above average. Ketchup and mustard were not artisanal-100-mile-homemade, but in fact Heinz in squeeze bottles.
The menu and the stunning work done on the building seem a bit out of sync, but it’s working. Given two weeks, and an industrial neighbourhood, the restaurant was more than half full at 1pm and seemed to be doing a brisk business. I would certainly recommend this to anyone in Toronto, and encourage a visit in a thank you to the owners for restoring this building to what I am sure is well beyond the glory it has ever realized in any previous incarnation.
Open 6am to 6pm Monday to Friday, unsure of the Saturday hours, closed Sunday
Thanks for that--great to know! An under-served area, if you are tired of the same old Distillery District lunch options!
55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA
Thanks for the info! Every time I pass by that restaurant on Cherry Street on my way for grocery shopping at T&T Supermarkets, I've always been curious as to the success of the restaurant. I had my doubts to the success of this restaurant since it doesn't get much traffic and it's in a heavily industrialized area. The renovation of the place on the outside looks fantastic, and now with your review, I'll stop by on my way to T&T one night. Is there also a bar available? Probably not since it closes at 6pm?