|Cuisine Type |||Burgers, Sandwiches|
|Ambiance |||Meet For Drink, Offbeat, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Bit O' Everything, Brunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, Party Space|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Carlton Subway|
|Cross Street |||Church and Wood|
|Monday - Wednesday 11:30AM-1AM, Thursday - Friday 11:30AM-2AM, Saturday 10AM-2AM, Sunday 10AM-1AM|
Profile Last Updated: March 10, 2009
Hair of the Dog is a popular restaurant along the southern borders of Toronto’s gay village, on the corner of Wood and Church. Built into a two-story dwelling, the pub takes up both floors to reach their maximum capacity. It has a modern look and feel, with trendy black and mauve loungers in the upstairs area, in addition to a series of the regular tables. Hair of the Dog has a substantial menu divided into Appetizers, Salads, Burgers, Sandwiches and Pub Favourites. Though the categories may be ordinary, the food itself is anything but, with all sorts of exotic influences across the menu.
Appetizers include more popular choices like Oven Baked Nachos, Hummus, and Cajun Calamari, and they add as little sparkle with gourmet items like Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp (stuffed with havarti and jalapeños) and the Dirty Dozen Escargot. Five Leaf and Et Tu Brute? are Hair of the Dog’s unique names for a balsamic tossed green and Caesar salad, respectively, and they also have Goat Cheese and Pear and Salmon Nicoise (with green beans, egg, potato and olives), for a little something different. Also, check out their brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Hair of the Dog has one regular homemade Half Pound Burger, to which you can add a boatload of toppings for either $0.99 or $1.50 each. They also have a Mini Burger Platter of bite-size burgers topped with salmon, pork and duck, among other items, as well as a Homemade Chicken Burger and Mushroom Pecan Burger for the more adventurous. Sandwiches include the Tuna Melt, Meatball, Brie Clubhouse, and Philly Cheese Melt, which all come with fries or salad.