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Named for one of Canada's founding fathers—who was assassinated on nearby Sparks Street in 1868—this massive pub manages to maintain a cozy, intimate feel. Set in a historic structure from 1883, it features comfortable booths that are separated from one another by beautiful stained glass windows. Try one of the daily pub fare specials or an Irish breakfast on the weekends. The pub often draws large crowds on Wednesday through Saturday evenings, when local musicians entertain patrons with live Celtic tunes.
Owned and run by Venezuelans, Gustavo Belisario and Daniela Manrique, The Soca Kitchen is a fabulous gem in the city's dining scene. The kitchen helmed by Daniela has a wonderful menu of tapas delights. An artistic blend of Venezuelan and Spanish cuisines, their delectable fusion platters has something for everyone. Though the menu changes regularly, you can be sure of scrumptious dishes that will make you want for more. The bar is headed by Gustavo who creates some interesting cocktails using natural ingredients. These include the likes of Soca Caesar, a blend of Walter Caesar mix, vodka, prawn, horseradish and cilantro. Their raw bar, cheese and characuterie selection keeps on changing daily. These appetizing teasers are well worth the try to begin your dinner. Don't forget to try their decadent desserts such as the Dulce de Leche Cheesecake. This intimate diner is a great spot for a romantic date or special occasions. Reservations are recommended.
Little Turkish Village Dining Lounge is a no-frills restaurant tucked away in a strip mall. This modest eatery is known for their excellent Turkish cuisine that is full of flavors. According to loyal patrons, it is the best in town. Having been around for more than two decades, this diner is reputed for its consistent good quality and service. Savor their dishes like doner kebab, iskender kebab, pirzola, shish tavuk and Turkish balik. They also have vegetarian options. Great food and reasonable prices are reasons for this restaurant's success.
If you are craving some delicious Mediterranean fare, then Zizis Kitchen and Wine Bar is the place for you to be. Cooked using fresh ingredients, all of the items on the menu are sure to take you on a delightful gastronomic journey. The restaurant is tastefully decorated; it is intimate and the interior is adorned with vibrant wall art and a tangerine hue. The lunch menu features dishes like kofte wrap, shrimp tabbouleh, and a few pizza options. The Rustic Moussaka is among the must-try dishes for dinner. An extensive wine list is also available.
With as many as 150 beers sourced from different parts of the globe including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Ukraine and British Columbia, Central Bierhaus is one of the best places to go for a pint in the whole city. Along with stouts, lagers and IPAs, the bar also offers a selection of beer-based cocktails like the Shotgun which is a mix of Innis & Gun beer with Jameson Whiskey. The ever-changing food menu consists of perfectly-cooked gastropub fare including big and small plates and a range of appetizers and sides. The huge flat screen TVs and the lively ambiance makes this pub one of the best options for a game night.