Accolades

  • 99 Chefs Can't be Wrong
    The Grid
  • Three and a Half Stars (Bar Isabel)
    The Globe and Mail: Chris Nuttall-Smith
  • Top 100 in Toronto (Bar Isabel)
    Post City Magazine: Joanne Kates
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Toronto

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Grant van Gameren reviews  at post.venue.name
"Our new joint @tennesseetavern ain't about the chicken wings. Visit us in Parkdale at 1554 queen street. Reservations welcomed, big appetites as well. Open early 7 days a week 4pm till 2am. Patio. Music. Cabbage rolls. Schnitzel. Pierogies. Cevaps. Smoked-fish. Pepperettes. Good times only. #tennesseetavern #parkdale #parkdalelife #torontolife #longweekend #ovbinc. #Repost @itismekar with @repostapp ・・・ Nothing can be accomplished following the consumption of this pile of meat and pierogies and cabbage rolls save for deep, exhausted sighs #tennesseetavern #parkdalelife #blamecaroline"
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From My Menu

Chef Daniel Boulud reviews Caterina Bay scallop at Bar Isabel
$$$ | Spanish/Portuguese
Little Italy, Bickford Park
"This dish takes two delicious ingredients, black pudding and scallops (which you don’t see together very often), and combines them with wonderful seasonal additions of wild asparagus and porcini."
Chef Rob Gentile reviews Chorizo verde at Bar Isabel
$$$ | Spanish/Portuguese
Little Italy, Bickford Park
"This is a great industry hot spot and is amazing for late-night dining. Amazing ingredients are simply put together at this joint, resulting in flavour heaven."
Chef Matt Blondin reviews Fried chicken & sticky eggplant at Bar Isabel
$$$ | Spanish/Portuguese
Little Italy, Bickford Park
"My buddies Grant, Guy, and Brandon are turning up some real good late-night eats in a really cool part of town. The fried chicken is the best in the city, as well as any of the late-night platters they serve that are large enough to feed an army."
Chef Steve Gonzalez reviews Whole grilled octopus at Bar Isabel
$$$ | Spanish/Portuguese
Little Italy, Bickford Park
"I love the grilled octopus with wild leeks and potatoes. It's a great dish for sharing with others. By serving it grilled, you get to enjoy the freshness of the catch. They always cook it to perfection."