Three-Course Tasting Menu for Two or Four or $12 for $25 Worth of Eclectic Bistro Fare at Insomnia

Downtown Toronto

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In a Nutshell

Three-course tasting menu includes cheese plate, walnut penne or strip steak, crème brûlée, and draft beers or Two Oceans wine

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 26, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation recommended. Dine-in only. 2-person option valid only for tasting menu for two. 4-person option valid only for tasting menu for four. Not valid for specials or weekend brunch. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose From Three Options

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.

Insomnia

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.

Customer Reviews

Great service,nice ambiance and very good food.
Herb C. · August 4, 2013
Wording on the groupon was a little unclear (mentions the tasting menu on the $25 groupon) but otherwise a good time.
Jack B. · September 26, 2012
Fantastic restaurant, fantastic food, and fantastic staff - Roberta was the best!
Jayme J. · September 23, 2012

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