6233 Bathurst Street, North York, ON, M2R 2A5
Open since 2002, Anton Restaurant brings the international flavours of Uzbek food to North York.
|Cuisine Type |||Eastern European, Middle Eastern, Russian|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Casual, Family Style|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Live Entertainment, Parking, Party Space, Bring your own alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Catering, Children's Menu|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||North Toronto|
|Getting There |||Bathurst bus|
|Cross Street |||Steeles|
|Mon-Thurs 11AM-10PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-11PM, Sun 11AM-10PM|
Profile Last Updated: January 04, 2009
Located in the northern reaches of Toronto, Anton Restaurant serves up an eclectic menu for its diverse clientele. What may appear at first glance as a menu composed of Middle Eastern fare, closer inspection reveals some specialty dishes that are rarely found in the city, even as multicultural as the food scene here is. Anton is one of a handful of restaurants featuring the signature plates of Uzbekistan. The country is peopled by various cultures, including Russian, Korean, Tajiks, Kazakhs, and Tatars, and because of this the cuisine is an incredibly varied mix of Uzbek, Russian, European, and Middle Eastern foods.
A Family-Style Restaurant
A family-style restaurant, Anton offers a warm atmosphere and abundant seating. With heaping plates of food and plenty of free parking, Anton invites you to enjoy a causal lunch or dinner with the family. A live band sets the stage on the weekends, a talented bunch that takes requests and can sing in French, English, Greek, or Russian. Beneath the main dining room, a banquet hall is devoted to large group functions of up to 75 people.
Familiar Middle Eastern recipes line the menu, like shawarma, falafel, shish kebobs, and hummus. For some traditional Uzbek options, try lagman, an aromatic noodle soup made with lamb and veggies. Other interesting appetizers include pelmenis (a variety of Russian dumplings), Moroccan cigars (beef-filled phyllos), and Israeli salad (finely diced tomatoes and cucumbers). Pilav, considered the most famed of Uzbek dishes, is a blend of spices with rice, lamb, carrots, cumin, and chickpeas. Manti is another popular recipe that is sometimes served after the meal, made of steamed dough wrapped with meat and vegetables.