Fred's Not Here Restaurant
321 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1J5
This local mainstay has been a magnet for theatre-goers and entertainment district denizens, and is as lively as the neighbourhood itself.
|Cuisine Type |||Vegetarian, Asian, Mediterranean|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Casual|
|Amenities |||Great Wine List, Must Reserve, Pre-Theater|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Osgoode Station|
|Cross Street |||King and Widmer|
|Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30AM-2:30PM, Dinner: Sun-Thurs 5PM-10PM, Fri-Sat 5PM-11PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 16, 2009
An open kitchen and a vast, fire-toned wall mural create a feeling of warmth among diners, and a crystal chandelier adds a hint of glitz. But the overall mood at Fred’s Not Here is casual and upbeat, serving as an ideal setting for a pre or post-show feast.
Mediterranean and Asian Offerings
An award-winning wine list features selections from around the world. It compliments what is a truly international menu, with accents of both the Mediterranean and Asia. Appetizers include an array of exotic soups and salads as well some colourful seafood options, like grilled jumbo tiger prawns and baked escargot, stuffed with mushrooms in a romesco sauce. Meat lovers will find plenty to choose from on the entrée menu, from pork 3 ways (sausage, ribs, and suckling pig all on one plate) to a crackling pork shank doused in sweet apple sauce. A portobello mushroom biryani caters to vegetarian patrons, as does the authentic pad thai in a spicy bean sauce. Crème caramel, mousse cakes and a caramelized banana split are favourites among those with a sweet tooth.
The restaurant seats 100 and attracts a fairly constant flow of people, so reservations are certainly recommended. And for patrons combining a visit with a show on King St., the restaurant offers a number of affordable specials worth looking into.