Hg2 : The Hedonist


When we asked an elegant, young-ish couple with good looks and disposable income where they like to eat among all the restaurants in Toronto, this is where we were sent. It’s a taverna-chic space with zinc lights, copper pots and candles, with a window side bar peppered with bowls of sugared almonds. 

Taking inspiration from the Ionian Sea, there’s a clean/light/fresh food philosophy here that particularly appeals to the fairer sex. The menu ranges from market fish and summery dishes like chilled East Coast lobster with bufala mozzarella or fishcakes of smoked halibut cheeks to warming braised lamb shank with orzo and Medjool date yogurt in winter.

Meanwhile, the young female sommelier counsels on a wide range of lovely Mediterranean wines.

120 Avenue Road (Bloor),
+1 416 964 0606
Opening Times
5.30-11pm (10pm Tues/Weds). Closed Sundays and Mondays.
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