Thompson Diner TorontoPosted By Jennifer Ho Feb 01 2012 · 0 comments · Dining Out
The Thompson Diner is the restaurant counterpart to the swanky Thompson hotel, located in the trendy King West Village district. Home to the offices of One Method, Cossette and other creative agencies, the area is teeming with artistic and eclectic shops, restaurants and clubs (I’m talking about Spin Galactic, the ping pong club founded by Susan Sarandon – how amazing is that?!). While some elements of the traditional diner remain – vinyl booths, servers dressed in gingham and unbeatable milkshakes – it is clear that they have revamped the concept with an eye for a more modern look suitable for the times.
All three of us ordered sandwiches for brunch: we got the traditional BLT which came with maple smoked bacon, tomato and lettuce, the 550 chicken club with smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo along with an order of onion rings and the smoked turkey with brie, dijon mayo, lettuce and tomato. There’s just something about hot pressed sandwiches that gets me, every time. For some reason, it just makes everything taste more delicious. That being said, each of these sandwiches tasted almost exactly as you would think they would. The food is good – but nothing to write home about. The onion rings though, were exceptionally great. The consensus was that they were the definitive highlight of our meal. If you’re looking to catch up with a friend and potentially pay a little more than you would normally for a sandwich or a burger, the Thompson Diner is a perfectly decent spot to do so.
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