Restaurant 20 Victoria
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2A1
Restaurant 20 Victoria marks the much-anticipated return of Chris White and Jonathan Nicolaou, who closed their critically acclaimed restaurant Brothers Food & Wine just over a year ago during the pandemic. Like their erstwhile Yorkville bistro set above Bay Street station, Restaurant 20 Victoria is intimate and deceptively humble, with just 20 seats. Expect the six-course set tasting menu to build upon the style of cooking that Brothers was known for, which means a focus on seasonal ingredients and simple yet nuanced flavours.
Although the menu adjusts seasonally, and often on a whim, recent highlights on the tasting menu ($150) have included dynamic duos like scallop and endive, pickerel and nettle, clam and potato, black cod and spinach, celeriac and caper, and pork and apricot. Recent desserts have also included a chocolate dacquoise cake, rhubarb and ladyfinger, and grand trunk cheese and strawberry. Top-notch wine pairings can also be added to the meal, alongside a well-rounded bottle list. Restaurant 20 Victoria has also started offering private parties in the bar room, where an à la carte menu and wine list are on offer.