Irie Food Joint
745 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M6J 1G1
“Irie” is a Jamaican noun used to describe a state of happiness and well-being.
|Cuisine Type |||Caribbean, Jamaican|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Live Entertainment, Beer & Wine, Wheelchair Accessible, Catering|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||High Park|
|Getting There |||Closest subway station: Queen|
|Cross Street |||Queen and Bathurst|
|Lunch: Tues-Sun: 12PM–11PM Diner: Mon-Sun 5PM-11PM|
Profile Last Updated: July 11, 2008
This is a Jamaican Restaurant that aims to deliver a state of “Irie” by serving up authentic Afro-Caribbean food in an upscale, yet unpretentious downtown location. While pendant lighting over the bar casts a warm glow that adds to the inviting atmosphere, funky Afro centric, artwork adorns the walls, attracting a crowd in their early- to mid-30s for an intimate drink, or a night out with friends. Adding to the Irie atmosphere, this restaurant comes complete with a heated patio that boasts a full bar decorated with tiki lights and tropical plants all enclosed within a colourful stained glass wall.
Catering to all your Caribbean Cravings
Although the smoky and spicy Jerk Chicken is a house specialty, the menu is varied, offering soups, salads and appetizers with a Caribbean twist. Also popular is the Seafood Gumbo, a mixture of tiger shrimp, scallops and mussels cooked in a tomato Pernod sauce. Vegetarians can sample the Rasta Pasta, an assortment of vegetables and fusilli topped with spicy plum sauce. Wash the meal down with a Jamaican beer or rum punch.
Unwind Weekly with Local Talent
Once a week, local talent takes to the stage for live music, spoken word, photography, and art shows. Among others, The Irie Food Joint has hosted the likes of jazz performer Molly Johnson. There is no cover, and DJs regularly come in to spin to keep the atmosphere lively.
Note: Heated Patio