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Merlot Restaurant

2994 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke, ON, M8X 1C2


Merlot Restaurant proffers classic bistro on the genteel Kingsway.

Category: Restaurants


Cuisine Type | French
Ambiance | Bistro
Pricing | $31 - $40
Payment | Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa


Neighbourhood | High Park
Getting There | Royal York station
Cross Street | Bloor and Royal York


Mon-Thurs: 11:30AM-2PM & 5PM-10PM Fri: 11:30AM-2PM & 5PM-11PM Sat: 5PM-11PM Sun: 5PM-9PM

Profile Last Updated: March 21, 2007

The Antidote to Bland and Boring Bistro
Merlot Restaurant specializes in classic bistro fare of ethereal quality at merciful prices, and since the Kingsway gentry know value when they taste it, Merlot draws both the ladies that lunch and laid-back lovers of the bona fide bistro.

A Judicious Wine Selection with Classic Bistro Entrees
Merlot’s slim white space of French posters and elegant settings invites an idle study of a wine card of judicious selection (though it must be said, Merlot makes a fine martini). Entrees, in the classic sense, include onion tart “alsacienne,” with béchamel sauce and bell pepper goat cheese, Merlot’s homemade pate of chicken liver and pork and fish soup “St. Tropez,” with rouille and grated emmenthal. Tortellini and tagliatte (vegetarian pasta) and a zazou salad of goat cheese and roma tomatoes complete.

Bistro Mains that Revel in Creamy Cuisine
Merlot revels in cream, as did the giants of French cuisine, careme and escoffier. Mains include paillard of veal normande, drizzled in a mushroom and calvados cream sauce, and ballotine of chicken leg, stuffed with veal and bathed in mustard cream. Seafood catches include calamari, Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout “dieppoise,” dabbed with a light cream sauce with mushrooms and shrimp. You too should revel, if you believe that bistro is a rare thing done well, and worth a trip to the Kingsway.


Wheelchair Access: No

Patio: Yes