Bagel World, while chef-owner David Badler comes from Al’s Grillhouse in South Africa. The three of them teamed up to bring barbecued meals to Thornhill, something they thought the area was missing.

">

First Look: Boneyard Grill, a new burger and rib destination in Thornhill


Published:

What do you get when you team up two local bagel shop owners with a South African barbecue chef? In this case, you get Boneyard Grill, which opened at the beginning of July. Owners Ephraim Dloomy and Michael Sherkin are the team behind Bagel World, while chef-owner David Badler comes from Al’s Grillhouse in South Africa. The three of them teamed up to bring barbecued meals to Thornhill, something they thought the area was missing.

The concept: A casual upscale restaurant with a focus on ribs and other grilled grub. The beef is lean top sirloin; chicken is grain-fed and the wine list features mostly local selections. The interior is decked out in dark leathers and woods. If you’re thinking about firing up the barbie at home, the restaurant also has a butcher shop where you can pick up fresh meat, like the 12-ounce New York steak ($14.95). Takeout is also available.

The hood: Thornhill, near Bathurst and Centre, in the spot that used to house The Butchers.

The eats: With a name like Boneyard Grill, it would be hard to imagine a menu that didn’t centre around burgers, ribs and steak. In fact, even the salads are a carnivore’s delight, served with an unexpected combination of chicken and steak. For starters, the onion brick appetizer ($7.95) is a standout. Unique to Boneyard Grill, the dish features a brick of onions, breaded and fried in a mixture of beer and flour. Another newly-created selection is the Juicy Lucy ($12.95): a behemoth of a burger, weighing in at 10 ounces, stuffed with cheddar and sprinkled with chips. On average, mains go for $20-$25. If you like the Boneyard Grill’s signature barbecue sauce — described by Dloomy as sweet, with some kick — you can buy a bottle for $6.95.

The owner’s favourite: The full rack of ribs with fries and coleslaw ($22.95).

Coming soon: Currently, Boneyard Grill is open for dinner only, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends. Come September, it’ll be open for lunch.

Boneyard Grill, 10 Disera Dr., #130, 905-762-0825

Join the conversation and have your say by commenting below

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Restaurant Update: Kohl, Patchmon and Booyah open; new snack menu at Nota Bene

Restaurant Update: Kohl, Patchmon and Booyah open; new snack menu at Nota Bene

Smoque ’n’ Bones is opening a cocktail bar called Kohl; Patchmon is selling Thai desserts in Bloor West Village; Booyah has opened on Vaughn; and the fourth Cibo Wine Bar is going into the old Centro space.
Posted 2 days ago
Cibo Wine Bar taking over former home of Centro and Vita Sociale

Cibo Wine Bar taking over former home of Centro and Vita Sociale

The space that was Vita Sociale (and Centro before that) will be converted into the fourth location of Cibo Wine Bar by June 2015.
Posted 2 days ago
Eigensinn wild leek and maple syrup festival returns with stellar culinary cast of chefs and producers

Eigensinn wild leek and maple syrup festival returns with stellar culinary cast of chefs and producers

Stadtlander's annual event is part a celebration of spring and part a chance to bring some of his chef friends from various corners of Ontario from Niagara to Stratford.
Posted 3 days ago
First Draught: Silversmith’s Hill 145 is a golden ale with historical roots

First Draught: Silversmith’s Hill 145 is a golden ale with historical roots

Hill 145 Golden Ale is the most recent addition to the lineup at Niagara's Silversmith Brewing
Posted 3 days ago

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleEdit Module