2016 JOANNE KATES 100 BEST RESTAURANTS

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#40 Dandylion

Dandylion

Chef Jason Carter has a golden pedigree (Susur, Lee and Centro) and finally his own sweet lovely resto on Queen way west. The menu is very short and changes often, the food clean, pure and simple. But never lowbrow. He always sends out fresh-made soft cheese with great bread. He tops perfectly pan-fried tilefish with Thai style sweet/sour tomato jam. His lamb chops, pink and tender, come with crispy kale and super-flavoured black lentil stew. Sweets are even sweeter: Chef does a dense pear cake made even more exciting with raw ginger chunks, caramel crunchy bits and rich vanilla ice cream. Jason Carter tries harder.


  • Dandylion
  • 1198 Queen St. W., Toronto (map)
  • 647-464-9100
  • www.restaurantdandylion.com

  • Chef: Jason Carter
  • Cuisine: Canadian
  • Cost of dinner for two: $100
  • Hours: Tues. to Sat. 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Meals served: Dinner
  • Veggie-friendly: Yes
  • Wines available: 20+
  • BYOB?: Yes
  • Corkage fee: $30
  • Patio: No
  • Private party area: No
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • CC accepted: Yes (no American Express)
  • Parking: Street parking
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