Divino, which closed its doors earlier this month. Now the team behind Rodney’s By Bay is setting up shop there with an upcoming seafood spot to be known as John & Sons Oyster House.">

The team behind Rodney’s by Bay is opening a midtown oyster house


Published:

The space at 1 Balmoral Avenue has housed a number of different restaurants over the past few years: most notably Terroni, then the short-lived Divino, which closed its doors earlier this month. Now the team behind Rodney’s By Bay is setting up shop there with an upcoming seafood spot to be known as John & Sons Oyster House.

The concept of the new restaurant, of course, will be oysters and seafood. Co-owner John Belknap says that the venue will be similar to Rodney’s By Bay (Pencil Design, for example, will once again take care of décor) with minor changes expected in order to adapt to the neighbourhood.

Belknap was careful to maintain that neither Rodney’s By Bay nor John & Sons are affiliated with the famous Rodney’s Oyster House (Belknap uses the Rodney’s name through a licensing agreement, but the connection ends there).

The new restaurant is expected to open by September.

John & Sons Oyster House, 1 Balmoral Ave. 

Edit Module

Join the conversation and have your say by commenting below. Our comment system uses a Facebook plugin. Please note that you'll have to turn off some ad-blockers in order to see the comments.

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...

Too Close to Call: Get set for the Simpsons’s season premiere with a doughnut showdown

Too Close to Call: Get set for the Simpsons’s season premiere with a doughnut showdown

Surprise! T.O. is home to not one but two makers of massive doughnuts. These GTA bakeries have taken the traditional hand-held fave and turned it on its ear. For the hole story, read on.
Posted 2 days ago
Spotted: The Baked Alaska making a comeback in Toronto restaurants

Spotted: The Baked Alaska making a comeback in Toronto restaurants

The baked Alaska first made waves at New York’s Delmonico’s restaurant back in 1876 now Toronto's Cafe Boulud is bringing it back.
Posted 4 days ago
Lunch Pick: Eggs Benny from Parkdale’s beloved Skyline Restaurant

Lunch Pick: Eggs Benny from Parkdale’s beloved Skyline Restaurant

When Parkdalians got word earlier this year that the iconic Skyline Restaurant was shuttering, tears were shed.
Posted 5 days ago
Restaurant Review: The new Chantecler shines in spots, underwhelms in others

Restaurant Review: The new Chantecler shines in spots, underwhelms in others

Chantecler 2.0 has nothing to do with the Asian fusion lettucy thingies of chef Poon, but the room is unchanged — still a small and incredibly sweet bistro with thick wooden tables, some high-top, some regulation height, white tile floors a la française and a cheerful atmosphere with friendly service.
Posted 5 days ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit Module