|Cuisine Type |||French|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining, Casual, Fine Dining|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Must Reserve, Parking, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||$21 - $30|
|Payment |||Diner's Club En Route, Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Sherbourne bus south|
|Cross Street |||Sherbourne and Queen's Quay|
Profile Last Updated: August 05, 2008
Complementing the Waterside Sports Club with its tennis courts, fitness training studio, and Toronto's only downtown indoor golf range is a picturesque bistro by the water’s edge built in 1987. The Waterside Bistro is licensed and open to members and the public for lunch and dinner and features two lakeside patios in the summer and a cozy dining room with two fireplaces in the winter. And unlike many restaurants in the city where parking is a pain, there is lots of lot space here free of charge.
During the summer, the 150 seat Waterside Bistro has a cottage atmosphere with Ward’s Island and Centre Island in full view from the restaurant’s decks, 50 feet from the water. The bistro itself has an “organic” feel during the sunny months with a lot of foliage and umbrellas providing the extra bit of shade. The bistro is designed almost like a greenhouse with a translucent roof. During the winter, seating shrinks down to 75 seats indoors, but has a ski chalet feel to it with floor to ceiling windows looking out on the lake and two fireplaces to cozy up to while gazing at the frozen lake.
Upscale Frisbee Nachos
The menu specials include a home made soup of the day, pasta and entrée. Brunches on the weekend are famous for their eggs benedict. Chicken wraps, spinach salad and ribs are also favourites. The lunch crowd tends to be area businesspeople, while the dinner clientele gear towards local residents in the 35 to 60-year-old range. Still, it’s not uncommon to see a dozen people from a sports team come in for beer and nachos because the golf dome is often rented out to frisbee and soccer teams.