Seven years in, this West Queen West pioneer continues to offer generous plates of comfort food in its cramped, charmingly dingy space. On weekends, when the place hosts a dance party, the lighting is so dim that anyone over 28 might find themselves squinting at the menu. Once deciphered, however, the card offers approachable fare. A starter of pistachio pâté looks and tastes like a slice of good stuffing, packed with nuts, soft shreds of onion, sunflower seeds and carrots, and sided by super-fresh crostini and olives. Two plump house-made pork sausages are mild and juicy; to ensure no one goes home hungry, they’re accompanied by mixed greens, a dull potato salad and two large slices of grilled sourdough.
Neighbourhood: Little Portugal
Payment Method: Visa, Master Card, Interac, Cash
Hours of Operation
Monday: Open from 10:00 AM until 2:30 AM
Tuesday: Open from 10:00 AM until 2:30 AM
Wednesday: Open from 10:00 AM until 2:30 AM
Thursday: Open from 10:00 AM until 2:30 AM
Friday: Open from 10:00 AM until 2:30 AM
Saturday: Open from 10:00 AM until 2:30 AM
Sunday: Open from 10:00 AM until 2:30 AM
Reader Reviews of The Beaver
Average user ratings (out of 10):
Good stuff by A Regular from Toronto on 2012-08-26
"The review doesn't mention the brunch, which is pretty great. Really light and delicious. The coffee's so strong it could cut through any hangover. There's a cute patio out back, too!"
- A Regular
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