Although inflation has caused the cost of dining out to soar, there are many standout restaurants in the city with quality food at reasonable prices. And when it comes to restaurant recommendations, who better to trust than a chef — and a Michelin chef to boot!
Chef Anthony Rose, recently awarded a Bib Gourmand for Fat Pasha— a hip Annex eatery serving up decadent Middle Eastern and European Jewish cuisine — recently shared his favourite affordable restaurant in Toronto where two can dine with wine for under $100. Read on to find out which spot he selected.
Chef Rose wants to eat at: Shaker’s Club
“I’ve been going to Shaker’s Club recently. Prawn spring rolls, Japanese curry pie, clam frites — absolutely spectacular,” Rose told us. ” Plus Graham Sterling Pratt is one of my favourite chefs in the city. Just dreamy.”
The newest addition to the Pinky’s Ca Phe and Pepper’s team, Shaker’s Club is a happening spot in Bloordale Village that harkens back to the retro diners of yesteryear. Featuring an eclectic and playful interior where you can cozy up the bar and take in the views of the open kitchen, this spot is serving up some of the tastiest shared plates in the city including oysters, Niçoise salad and beef and scallop tartare. While the food does most of the heavy-lifting, make sure to try a refreshing cocktail or two, like the spiked Yuzu sweet tea or the Francesca 75, a delicious concoction made with tequila blanco, mezcal verde, honey and lemon topped with a funky Cidre Fermier du Borceliande. 1261 Bloor St. W.
If you want to know where chef Steven Molnar of Quetzal eats cheap, click here, for Rob Rossi of Osteria Guilia click here. And to find out where chef Anna Chen eats cheap, click here.