797 College St.
ON, M6G 1C7
Stuart Cameron, of Byblos, Patria and Mira, is one of the chefs
who placed Bar Isabel on his list of top T.O. restaurants.
POST CITY'S TAKE: It's hard to believe that Bar Isabel, Grant van Gameren’s first post–Black Hoof eatery, opened back in 2013. But let's not get all misty-eyed — let's just focus on the eats. It’s easy to load up on jamón and manchego and the marinated mussels escabeche, but always save room for the octopus. A menu mainstay since day one, the whole octo (or half or quarter) boasts fork-tender grilled tentacles, jazzed with grilled dandelion greens and smoky pimentón. Sip on a Rusty Peach — a buzzy tipple with gin, manzanilla sherry, the wonderfully named RinQuinQuin peach liqueur and hits of ginger — and be transported to a bustling eve in Barcelona.
- Denver | 1400 Jackson St.