2016 JOANNE KATES 100 BEST RESTAURANTS

The Spend A Little list represents Joanne’s favourite 50 Toronto restaurants at which two people can eat for under $65 excluding taxes, tip and drinks.

#24 Flock Rotisserie & Greens

Flock Rotisserie & Greens

Cory Vitiello’s second Flock took over the space where his THR was floundering, and what a splendid new lease on life for the corner of Harbord and Robert. The signature rotisserie chicken is moist and tender, its skin irresistible. Fried chicken is super-crisp, its go-with flaky cheddar biscuit and red cabbage slaw both alluring. The fixings show enormous thought. Rapini with broccoli has a chili garlic kick. Roasted yellow beets and Brussels sprouts have the kiss of acid from schmaltz vinaigrette and crisp-fried onions on top. Mac and cheese is uber-creamy. Salads are funky and encyclopedic. Save room for coconut crust key lime pie and brownie sundae zinged with salted caramel. Flock is fast food redefined. It’s cheap but oddly swanky, as if to give the middle finger to normal fast food. From leather banquettes to marble tables and a great patio, it’s batting way above its station.


  • Flock Rotisserie & Greens
  • 97 Harbord St., Toronto (map)
  • 647-748-7199
  • www.eatflock.com

  • Chef: Cory Vitiello
  • Cuisine: Canadian
  • Cost of dinner for two: $50
  • Hours: Mon. to Sun. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Meals served: Lunch, dinner
  • Veggie-friendly: Yes
  • Wines available: 12
  • BYOB?: Yes
  • Corkage fee: $25
  • Patio: Yes
  • Private party area: Can rent entire venue
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • CC accepted: Yes
  • Parking: Street parking
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