DineSafe Toronto

This week on DineSafe: Bar Italia, Lion on the Beach, Mavrik, Remarkable Bean, The Friendly Thai

Two weeks in a row of no closures! But some of these conditional passes may disappoint you. The Friendly Thai gets a yellow card for the third time this year. It also gets booked for a total of nine infractions - the most on the list this week.

Another three-time offender this year is Noble Seafood Restaurant. I always cringe when a fish place isn't kept up to par, especially when one of the infractions was "operator failed to properly remove solid waste." As expected, my imagination runs wild. I'll spare you the details of my thoughts while you read about the rest of the offenders.

Bar Italia (582 College Street)
Inspected on: September 26
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 3 (Minor: 1 , Significant: 1, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Employee fail to wash hands when required

Bourbon Street Grill (260 Yonge Street - Eaton Centre)
Inspected on: September 23
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 2 (Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to maintain hazardous foods at 60C (140F) or hotter, operator fail to maintain hazardous food(s) at 4C (40F) or colder

Lion on the Beach (1958 Queen Street East)
Inspected on: September 26
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 2 (Minor: 1, Significant: 1)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

Magic Spot Grill (2973 Bloor Street West)
Inspected on: September 26
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 3 (Minor: 2, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operate food premise maintained in manner adversely affecting sanitary condition

Mavrik Wine Bar (676 Queen Street West)
Inspected on: September 24
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 3 (Minor: 1, Significant: 1, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to ensure premises swept to prevent food contamination

Noble Seafood Restaurant (530 Dundas Street West)
Inspected on: September 25
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 4 (Minor: 1, Significant: 3)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

Remarkable Bean (2242 Queen Street East)
Inspected on: September 23
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 5 (Minor: 3, Significant: 1, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to ensure food is not contaminated/adulterated

The Friendly Thai (223 Roncesvalles Avenue)
Inspected on: September 23
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 9 (Minor: 3, Significant: 6)
Crucial infractions include: N/A


Latest Videos



Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Pub known for its wings and live music permanently closes after 39 years in Toronto

One of Toronto's most popular taco joints will soon be permanently closing

Sean Paul just surprised staff by showing up at a Toronto ramen restaurant

Popular Brazilian restaurant opening their first ever Toronto location

People vowing to never buy from these Ontario wineries again after Doug Ford visited

Toronto restaurants lost a full night of business due to the power outage

7 hot new restaurants to try in Toronto this weekend

Toronto Brazilian restaurant has permanently closed after over 10 years in business