Upbeat melodies from live musicians travel to each table inside The Mexican Grill on select weekends, blending with the aromas of authentic-style southwestern cuisine. The kitchen staff assembles fresh ingredients into shareable appetizers, dinners, and 14 varieties of burritos. Painted artwork and Mexican flags hang from the casual eatery's colourful walls and serve as a backdrop to events such as Friday karaoke nights, where diners can sing odes to their favourite sombrero and vice versa. To complement meals, servers pour specialty drinks such as sangria and margaritas into giant glasses.
Don-Luciano's Place dishes authentic Italian cuisine with a flair for local flavour. Extinguish hungry flames with the cozze al vino appetizer, mussels doused in a white-wine sauce ($8.99), or unfasten your Ultimate Fighting Championship belt and feast upon a hearty serving of penne Marianna, a heaping plate of penne pasta tossed with sautéed chicken and seasonal veggies, simmering in a rich garlic-rose sauce ($14.95). Like a single, fluttering butterfly lying still as it dreams up all of humanity's existence, the pork tenderloin emerges from its cocoon and bursts into tender medallions to heed a lifetime of flying through rich gorgonzola-cream sauce ($22.95).
Albert Maltese is following in his father Nick's footsteps as owner of Rosa's Restaurant & Pizzeria, offering a menu of traditional Sicilian dishes. Along with mainstays such as chicken parmigiana and margherita pizza, Maltese also features arancini, sicilian rice balls, and mare e monte, a spaghetti dish with jumbo shrimp and mushrooms.
Within the limestone and hand-fired brick walls of a storied former tavern built in 1836, Caldwell's Grant’s team of culinary gurus works tirelessly to craft their signature steak and seafood dishes. Proof of the kitchen’s dedication to environmentally responsible cuisine is evidenced in the menu’s bounty of locally sourced ingredients such as AAA Ontario beef fillet, and chefs’ support for sustainable fishing and fish farming practices is corroborated in their construction of dishes starring seafood including fresh salmon and PEI muscles. Friendly servers bustle about the dining room’s sleek wooden floors as they deliver platefuls of freshly minted fare to tables cloaked in deep burgundy tablecloths whilst avoiding the bite-stealing reaches of the ghost rumoured to haunt the premises. In warmer months, the staff moves their serving prowess outside to the enclosed courtyard patio, whose secret garden atmosphere is bolstered by greenery including climbing ivy and flowers that only blossom upon hearing particularly juicy gossip.