ReservoirPosted By Alex Chinien Mar 24 2012 · 0 comments · Dining Out, Get Basted, Plateau
Reservoir is one of those bars you just can’t help but love. I’ve been going here for years and it’s my go-to spot for bringing a friend from out of town to hang out in warm ambiance and have a good conversation. Did I mention they brew their own beers? Definitely one of my favorite house breweries – they offer the following beers:
India Pale Ale
I’ve had them all except the Cherry Beer, which is a relatively new addition. This time I stuck to the classic India Pale Ale and my friend ordered a Red Ale. The bar has a really delicious snack menu during the week (no reservations) that can definitely provide a full meal if you order a few items. On the weekend they offer a full brunch menu (reservations available) which is absolutely delicious. The weekend brunch fish and chips may very well be my favourite in the city. This time we got the House Roquette Salad with shaved padano cheese and honey garlic dressing along with Gruyere Grilled Cheese with a pear compote, marinated onions and thick cut bacon.
The salad was fresh, clean tasting and I loved the honey garlic dressing – a nice change on a salad you would expect to be dressed in citrus flavours. The grilled cheese sandwich was warm and savory. The pear compote delivered a lovely sweet taste pairing perfectly with the very thick cut salty bacon. Other menu items available include fried calamari, charcuterie board and meatballs with tomato, basil and mascarpone.
Another element worth bringing up about Reservoir is that the interior design is beautiful and the space is extremely well divided. There is a bottom floor and bar with tables that can fill up quickly on summer nights. Then there is a staircase leading up to a second bar and lounge area with more seating. The second floor is surrounded by windowed walls and a narrow terrace along the perimeter.
Each space feels unique and maintains a feeling of busy ambiance and intimacy at the same time. This is one of the best summer spots out there – tell us what you think!
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