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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Branca, Butter Avenue, America, NODO, Buca Yorkville, Bareburger

Toronto 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.

NOW OPEN

  • Branca, an Al Asador-style Argentinian BBQ restaurant, is now open in a converted tri-storey house at 1727 Dundas St. West.
  • Queen West has a new destination for macarons, Butter Avenue (sorry Nadege). The patisserie and cafe has opened at second downtown location at 477 Queen St. West.
  • NODO, a new Italian trattoria, opened this week in the Junction at 2885 Dundas St. West.
  • The 31st floor of Trump Tower (325 Bay St.) underwent a flash facelift this past week. Just in time for TIFF, the restaurant, formerly known as Stock, has been reinvented as America, an all-new concept helmed by Oliver & Bonacini and INK Entertainment.

OPENING SOON

  • @bucatoronto and @chefrobgentile have been teasing out peeks at the new Buca Yorkville (55 Scollard St.) on Instagram all week. It looks close. Real close.
  • It looks like Denny's isn't the only U.S. chain coming to Bay and Dundas. Bareburger, an all-natural, organic burger chain hailing from Queens, New York, is slated to debut in Toronto this November at a yet-to-be-announced address. [Eater]

OTHER NEWS

  • Jerk chicken and noodle destination Rasta Pasta, at 61 Kensington Ave., has expanded taking over the adjacent address.

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

Photo via Butter Avenue on Facebook.


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