CHEF NICK LIU, DAILO “The menu is thoughtfully put together using amazing locally sourced ingredients with Craig Harding’s creative touches. Everything I had was super delicious, and I can’t wait to go back to eat everything.”
POST CITY’S TAKE: Tucked away in the back of the terribly cool Anndore House hotel, Constantine is breathing much-needed new life into downtown Yonge Street. Inside, the main space is clean and bright, with lighting emanating from a series of white vases, a clever nod to the food’s Mediterranean leanings. An open kitchen anchors the room, allowing uber-keen diners to watch plates come to life over the wood-fire oven or parilla grill. Menus reach from breakfast through dinner, with brunchy bites come the weekend (think ultra-fluffy buttermilk ricotta pancakes). For dinner, dishes are ideal for sharing, and there’s much focus on veg. Sweet potatoes are roasted and paired with fresh figs and chevre. Tabbouleh is jazzed up with charred broc and radicchio, with crunch from pistachio. Pizzas include one decorated with speck, pear and just enough honey. Crowd-pleasing agnolotti is bursting with butternut squash, salsify and tangerine for a kick of citrus. Hotel dining has never looked better. 15 Charles St. E.
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