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Toronto Restaurant Openings: El Caballito, NODO, Grasshopper, College Street Diner, Patois, Lucky Red

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 6, 2014

Toronto restaurant openingsToronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.


  • CopaCabana Brazilian grillhouse has opened another location at 230 Adelaide Street West.
  • El Caballito, a new antojitos and tequila bar is now open at 220 King Street West.
  • Grasshopper Restaurant, a casual new vegetarian eatery is now open at 310 College Street (formerly Mexi-Can Market).
  • Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar has opened a second location in the Cosmopolitan Hotel (8 Colborne Street). [Post City]
  • College Street Diner is set to reopen in place of Maggie's at 400 College Street. The brunch spot is long overdue for a makeover and is set to reopen by week's end.


  • NODO, a new Italian restaurant and wine bar is opening soon on Dundas Street West in the Junction [via @junctionTO]
  • Patois Restaurant inspired by chef Craig Wong's Jamaican-Chinese heritage is opening at 794 Dundas Street West (the floral storefront with the pink cursive mom sign).
  • Banh Mi Boys is opening new spot called Lucky Red, a bao shop at 318 Spadina Avenue. [Toronto Life]
  • New barbecue and bourbon destination, Smoque N' Bones is opening at 869 Queen Street West (formerly Gino's Pizza). [Post City]
  • Muchos Latin Cuisine is slated to open in Mississauga at 1971 Lakeshore Road West.




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Yasmine / February 6, 2014 at 11:51 am
God, enough with the bourbon n' BBQ places already.
Yasmine / February 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Enough with the bourbon n' BBQ already, jeez.
Shannon / February 6, 2014 at 02:21 pm
You should add Murray's Sandwich Emporium to the closed list. :(

Excited for the Bao shop! I love Banh Mi Boys fried chicken steamed bao!

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