Like an etch-a-sketch or a man covered in ants, cocktails just beg to be shaken. Stir up the nightlife with this Groupon.
Choose From Three Options
- $49 for a three-course tasting menu for two (up to a $130 value)
- $89 for a three-course tasting menu for four (up to a $260 value)
- $12 for $25 worth of bistro fare and drinks from the menu
Tasting meals open with sparkling water and a cheese plate before segueing into an entree course of fish du jour, walnut penne, or new york strip steak. A dessert course pulls from the full menu of possibilities such as crème brûlée and toffee-apple cheesecake. Draft beers or Two Oceans red or white wine accompany each course, and a finale sends diners home alert after espresso drinks, coffee, or tea.
Low lights, wood detailing, and comfortable chairs create a casual lounge vibe at Insomnia, which fosters its namesake with a late-night atmosphere, drinks, and internationally-inspired comfort fare. Contemporary American and European fare populates the menu with dishes such as an 8-oz. ribeye steak in a red wine mushroom reduction. Crispy pizzas call out local locales such as the Queen Street topped with pesto, smoked salmon, and chèvre, or the Annex with grilled eggplant, roasted garlic, and portobello mushrooms. Dozens of martinis give patrons a reason to linger, with sips of innovative Rivera martinis or top-shelf martinis such as a classic preparation with Hendrick's cucumber-infused gin. A cluster of fairy lights twinkles above the bar and guides patrons to their tables, which are often occupied by complimentary imaginary friends. Against one of the exposed brick walls, paintings from monthly featured artists hang above a long wooden banquette faced with tables.
On weekends, Insomnia serves brunch garnished with mimosas and martinis. Multiple variations on eggs benedict feature house-made hollandaise sauce and a Heaven on Earth french-toast sandwich channels dulcet divinity with a filling of wild berries and cream cheese drizzled in Canadian maple syrup.
563 Bloor St. W
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y6