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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Portland Variety, The Bristol, Fat Phill's, Denny's, Bgood, Mr. Ciao

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 29, 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.

OPEN NOW

  • Portland Variety, the new cafe market that'll moonlight as a tapas bar is opening Monday, June 2.
  • The Bristol Yard evolves into The Bristol when it reopens on Saturday, June 7 at its new home in The Great Hall (1087 Queen West).
  • Fat Phill's, the greasy spoon burger and souvlaki spot, has relocated is now open at 1921 Yonge St. at Davisville.

RECENTLY REVIEWED

OPENING SOON

  • Grand slam breakfasts are soon to be available in Toronto proper. Denny's is opening its first location downtown location at 123 Dundas Street West. No word yet if it'll be 24-hour.
  • Bgood, a new spot with the mantra: real food fast is coming to 100 Front Street across from St. Lawrence Market. The menu will feature house-ground burgers, hand cut fries, fresh seasonal salads and ice creams.
  • The team behind Triple A Bar are opening Mr. Ciao, an Italian joint at 598 Gerrard St. E. [The Grid]

OTHER NEWS

  • Come And Get It (676 Queen St. W.) is now doing brunch on weekend from 10am to 4pm.

Have you seen restaurants opening or closing in your neighbourhood? Email tips to liora@blogto.com

Photo of the beans on toast at the Bristol

Discussion

13 Comments

Doug / May 29, 2014 at 08:13 am
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Looks like there's an intense Parisian restaurant of some sort opening up in the distillery district too
opens / May 29, 2014 at 08:49 am
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Does anyone know what time in the morning Portland Variety opens? I'm an earlybird!
Bob / May 29, 2014 at 09:47 am
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Dennys YESSSSSSSSSS
tellusnow / May 29, 2014 at 10:03 am
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WHY IS THERE NO DESCRIPTION OF THIS INTRIGUING PICTURE ?? WTF IS IT ??? HUNGRY INQUIRING MINDS NEED TO KNOW !!!
Random Reader / May 29, 2014 at 10:07 am
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that picture looks like someone puked on slices of white bread.
f12 replying to a comment from tellusnow / May 29, 2014 at 10:11 am
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there is always a brief description of the photo at the bottom of the post.
wrong replying to a comment from tellusnow / May 29, 2014 at 10:29 am
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since your peepers clearly dont work..

"Photo of the beans on toast at the Bristol"
MrsP / May 29, 2014 at 10:41 am
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On the BlogTO app, the photo credits do NOT show up.
Just sayin' ...
The Clever Pup replying to a comment from Random Reader / May 29, 2014 at 11:01 am
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To Random Reader: Someone had to say it.
Beans Rontash replying to a comment from wrong / May 29, 2014 at 01:02 pm
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You can't blame people for not noticing a caption that belongs directly under the photo when it is a few paragraphs below! I didn't see it either until I searched the page for it.
Mike / May 29, 2014 at 01:27 pm
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Went to Fat Phil's for lunch today. The staff still have some sorting out to do... looked clumsy behind the counter. But give it a few weeks and they'll be smoother. OK burgers for that area though, there's no other real burger shop in Davisville.
Aunt Viv / June 8, 2014 at 09:46 pm
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My friend and I were unlucky to have been hit twice at this new location of the Bristol this afternoon. Trying to give the place the benefit of the doubt having opened a couple of days prior, we looked past our twin mimosas with lipstick stains on the glasses, which the (manager?) replaced, to his credit. Then came the food. Both of orders did not come out as indicated on the menu. The 'Brighton Toast' was served cold and without the whipped cream as indicated, nor the fresh fruit. Instead I received a side of water-logged strawberries and mushy blueberries. My friend ordered "The Maradona" that was served with a piece of medium-rare grey veal (big difference from the advertised steak) with overcooked poached eggs. The crisps were crispy. Her tomato was raw, halved and served facedown without dressing. Yum. Having worked as a server for 5+ years I would have at least expected that someone would have checked on our meal before we decided it wasn't edible and at the very least, when pointing out the grey meat, that the manager would have asked us about the meal, possibly apologized. However, he did the complete opposite and simply stated, "here's your bill" and dropped it on the table indifferent. The servers seemed really upbeat and friendly. This dude, possibly the manager (Stephen Merchant lookalike), was unkempt and had a lot of ass crack showing, which only sweetened the irony of his snobby demeanour. Not cool, buddy.
Rob / June 17, 2014 at 03:08 pm
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Mr Ciao, located at 598 Gerrard St East will be open to the public starting Wednesday June 18th.

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