Wish is at once peaceful and full of energy. Located at 3 Charles Street, it's just a few doors west of the ever busy, always bustling, Yonge Street. Its warm and inviting interior is perfect for a date night while its patio, with painted country chairs and slip covered sofa seating, is an ideal place to spend an evening with friends who plan on having more wine than dinner.
A man in a plaid shirt seats us and returns promptly to take our drink order. We decide on a bottle of flat water ($6) to share and I order a Mill St. Organic ($7). My date goes for the Paris Mojito ($11) because it combines two of her favourite things: Paris, and j's that make h sounds.
Bread and freshly prepared hummus with just the right amount of garlic arrives in quick succession.
When out for dinner, I try to choose meals that I'm least likely to prepare at home. That being said, from time to time a (Turkey) Burger and Fries ($13) is the only thing that will hit the spot. Topped with delicious guacamole and pickled red onions, Wish's burger is light and the perfect choice for a summer night. The fries, with fresh ground pepper, were among the best I've had recently.
In her own words my date's choice of the Fish and Chips with Saffron Tatar Sauce and Beetroot Slaw ($14) is "lovely". The battered fish is light and crispy and the hand cut shoestring fries are tiny works of art. The freshly prepared saffron tartar sauce is the perfect addition.
For dessert we finish things off with a delectable Chocolate Volcano Cake ($7), and a Limoncello Cheesecake ($7). We are accidentally charged for a third dessert but if the cake and cheesecake were any indication, I'm sure it would have been delicious as well.