922 Queen Street West
(East of Ossington)
416 532 2550
As we arrive at this stylish restaurant in "trendy" Queen St West Friendly, a friendly greeting from the servers makes us feel welcome. The interior has a clean, contemporary decor with gleaming Jatoba cherry wood flooring, wooden table tops and chairs. The framed photos of Brazilian urban and rural life are engaging.
A small wooden platter of bread and butter & glasses of water arrive promptly. Our server described the specials, helped with food selection.
We share a starter [pictured below] : Beringela Grelhada: Grilled eggplant with roasted garlic and goat cheese purée, with field mixed greens and passion fruit dressing, $ 9. Main course: Peixe com Vatapa: Seared fish of the day (today's catch is Monkfish), served with Vatapá (a blend of cashew nuts, ginger and coconut milk) with a red pepper sauce, $ 24. We finish up with decaf Cafe Americano, $2 each and share a rich dark chocolate confection topped with passion fruit for dessert, $7. Total for two with tax and tip, $85.
The quality and freshness of the food is excellent. It may be a bit pricey, but it does not disappoint. The staff are very well trained and gracious in guiding you through an exceptional dining experience.
Rating: Ambiance (4)
Food Presentation (4)
Food Quality (4)
Value for Money (3)