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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Bodega Henriette, Food Dudes Pantry, Socialite Tapas Bar, Maison Fou Brasserie

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


  • Uncle Tetsu has now expanded to the GTA (Markham, to be exact) with a new location at 158 Main St. in Unionville. Its grand opening is this Saturday, Oct. 8 but the popular bakery is already churning out Japanese ice cream, madeleines and its beloved cheesecakes during this pre-opening period.
  • Cadillac Jenkins, a Caribbean-inspired restaurant in the former Linwood Essentials space, is now open at 930 Queen St. W.
  • Socialite Tapas Bar at 276 Augusta Ave. in Kensington Market has taken over the space that used to be Torito Tapas Bar.
  • Thai tapas bar Sabai Sabai by chef Nuit Regular has moved from its former location on Church St. to new digs at 81 Bloor St. E.
  • The Food Dudes have opened a second Pantry location - this time in Rosedale - in what was once Doria at 1094 Yonge St. Like the first operation in Leslieville, its focus is on takeout meals.
  • Colaba Junction is now open at 801 Bay St., serving up inventive fast-casual Indian fare.



  • Maison Fou Brasserie, a restaurant with - in case you couldn't tell by its "crazy house" name - a focus on French food and wine, will open at the end of the month at 2197 Bloor St. W.
  • Bodega Henriette, a new venture by Nicole Cheung (no relation to this writer) of Eulalie's Corner Store, will soon open at 1801 Gerrard St. E., in what was formerly the Corner House Irish Pub in the Upper Beaches.


  • Chef Nuit Regular's been keeping busy. After months of renovations, her Pai Northern Thai Kitchen will soon be introducing a new, traditional Thai market-style lunch service at 18 Duncan St. It should be launching by the end of the month.
  • Boxcar Social at Harbourfront is set to veer from Boxcar's usual charcuterie-and-cheese snack menu and launch into a full restaurant-style dining program starting this weekend.

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Photo of Colaba Junction by Hector Vasquez.

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