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.

#25 Mr. Flamingo

Mr. Flamingo

A hipster haven on Dundas West, Mr. F. is a sweetly decorated room, flattering retro amber lighting and nicely spaced tables, with unusually pleasant music levels for a spot so cool. Same deal with the service, which is kindly. The menu is ambitious and often meets it goals, thanks to chef Fan Zhang who learned his chops from Nick Liu at Niagara Street Caf. Best are the brown butter gnocchi, big fat and soft, with popcorn puree, black pepper and rosemary. Welcome to hipster heaven, with taste buds.


  • Mr. Flamingo
  • 1265 Dundas St. W., Toronto (map)
  • 647-351-1100
  • www.mrflamingo.ca

  • Chef: Fan Zhang
  • Sous Chef: Andrew Tham
  • Cuisine: Seasonal
  • Cost of dinner for two: $60
  • Hours: Sun. to Thurs. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Fri. to Sat. 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.; bar open until 2 a.m. nightly
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Meals served: Dinner
  • Veggie-friendly: Yes
  • Wines available: 20+
  • BYOB?: Yes
  • Corkage fee: $25
  • Patio: No
  • Private party area: Can rent entire venue
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • CC accepted: Yes (no American Express)
  • Parking: Street parking nearby
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