By­b­los opens at Yonge and Eglin­ton

Plus North York’s new cheese­cake spot, and southeast Asian eats come to mid­town

Richmond Hill Post - - Food -

big opens

The new lo­ca­tion of BY­B­LOS (2537 Yonge St.) is now open at Yonge and Eglin­ton in the for­mer space of North 44. The menu and drinks will be very sim­i­lar to the down­town lo­ca­tion, in­clud­ing favourites like the ten­der roasted lamb shoul­der for two. The new de­sign by Stu­dio Munge is gor­geous, com­plete with soar­ing ceil­ings, wo­ven light fixtures and an abun­dance of green­ery — but re­ally, would we ex­pect any less from Charles Khabouth & Co.?

Perched on the 31st floor of the St. Regis, you’ll find the re­gal LOUIX

LOUIS (325 Bay St.). With an in­te­rior in­spired by the in­side of a whisky glass and a long menu of boozy li­ba­tions, this swanky spot is the per­fect place to start your night or end it with a night­cap. The food menu is worth a sam­ple too: it’s loaded up with deca­dent dishes like the whole truf­fle chicken for two and Dover sole me­u­nière.

Bayview’s new In­dian restau­rant

GOA KITCHEN (2901 Bayview Ave.) is a sym­phony of tra­di­tional and fu­sion flavours. Build­ing on the cui­sine cre­ated by the Por­tuguese col­o­niza­tion of Goa in In­dia, Hemant Bhag­wani show­cases a metic­u­lously re­searched multi-course menu.

Fring’s is no more. In its place comes MARBL (455 King St. W.), a mod­ern Amer­i­can ca­sual fine din­ing con­cept on the first floor, and

MADE­MOI­SELLE, a cham­pagne pow­ered lounge on the floor be­low. Both con­cepts come to us from the folks be­hind Van­cou­ver’s swanky Mediter­ranean restau­rant West Oak.

foodie finds

The mas­sive condo de­vel­op­ment at Yonge and Bloor now houses a

MCEWAN’S (1 Bloor St. E.), which oc­cu­pies the en­tire con­course level. Open­ing this month, this is the ul­ti­mate pit stop for food­ies. There will be ev­ery­thing from a ro­tis­serie sta­tion to Fabbrica Pizza to a sushi bar, plus spe­cialty gro­ceries and much more.

A new Thai and Viet­namese joint makes its home near Yonge and Lawrence. SAIGON HOUSE (3393 Yonge St.) is now dish­ing out southeast Asian spe­cial­ties in the for­mer lo­ca­tion of neigh­bour­hood Asian fu­sion spot Crav­ings.

Veg­e­tar­ian, ve­gan and gluten-free authen­tic In­dian dishes are abound at RAJ MA­HAL IN­DIAN CUI­SINE (1881 Stee­les Ave. W.). This new lo­cale is the vi­sion of chef Raj Ma­hal, who brings his 20 plus years of culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ence to the restau­rant.

Cheese­cake brand PABLO (the com­pany’s name was in­spired by the artist Pablo Pi­casso) comes to North York’s Fairview Mall (1800 Shep­pard Ave. E.). The rich con­fec­tions, which are made al­most en­tirely with im­ported in­gre­di­ents from Ja­pan, come in flavours from orig­i­nal to cho­co­late to matcha.

Cu­ri­ous about ed­i­bles? Try them in style at Pre­serve In­dul­gence’s

GAR­DEN OF EDEN cannabis-in­fused — and per­haps not strictly le­gal — din­ner se­ries (pre­servein­dul­gence.com). The seven-course (with the op­tion to add four more if you’re still hun­gry) food pop-up event is sure to sell out fast!

Com­muters can grab a snack or a meal at the new 25,000-square­foot UNION STA­TION FOOD

COURT. Seat­ing 600 peo­ple, ven­dors in­clude Loaded Pierogi, Roy­woods and Scac­cia. While you’re there, check out the new Wvrst on the York Street Prom­e­nade.

New grab ’n’ go con­cept HAWK &

CHICK (1426 Dun­das St. W.) serves up made-to-or­der Korean and Ja­panese bento boxes from chef Joe Kim (Han­moto, Pinky’s Ca Phe).

com­ing soon

Queen Street and Assem­bly Food Hall standby THE GOOD SON is open­ing a sec­ond lo­ca­tion in the Shops at Don Mills (11 Karl Fraser Rd.) some­time very soon. No word on the de­tails of the menu, yet, but we’re hop­ing the plan is for a big se­lec­tion of its wood-fired piz­zas.

sad to see you go

(Un) LUCKEE, Susur Lee’s all-day dim sum spot closes its doors for good this month.

Clock­wise from left: Marbl’s steak tartare, By­b­los’ im­pec­ca­bly de­signed in­te­rior, Goa’s pulled short ribs naan sand­wich

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