Michael Steh, who left Reds last summer before its big revamp, is the new executive chef at a pair of new restaurants from Steven Salm, formerly a manager at BLT Prime New York and Maple Leaf Square’s e11even. The Chase and The Chase Fish and Oyster are set to open this summer in the Dineen building at Yonge and Temperance, the former serving North American cuisine with French and Italian influences and the latter (you guessed it) devoted to seafood. Both will be large, seating about 100 to 150 patrons each, and The Chase will have a rooftop terrace as well. Salm says the two restaurants will be relatively upscale, bucking the recent trend toward casual dining in the financial district.
The Chase and The Chase Fish and Oyster, 140 Yonge St., thechasetoronto.com