Toronto, ON M6J 2Z8
In French, avoir la banane means you’ve got a big grin on your face. So it’s fitting that every single dish at La Banane is known to put smiles on faces. Inside the contemporary bistro on Ossington, the interior makes you feel like you’re part of the artsy crowd thanks to the countless works of art that dot the space. With executive chef Evan Davis at the helm, the cuisine is a spin on classic French fare with plenty of seafood from the raw bar. The menu changes at whim, but depending on the night you go, Salt Spring Island mussles meet crème fraîche and Normandy cider; an omelette gets a treatment of caviar (if you wish); and seared foie gras is gussied up with roasted pineapple and sweet spice.