If you want to experience the finest communal dining experience in Toronto, Brant House is just the place where you should be. As the name suggests this form of dining would require you to share your table (not the food) with the other guests of the restaurant. Communal restaurants are a common in Canada and can be found attached with Japanese Sushi bars, Italy’s trattorias, Spain’s tapas bars, and Germany’s beer halls.
The interiors of these restaurants are designed in such way that they extend the feel of homeliness and cosiness in a perfect manner. The restaurant with its heated patio dining can accommodate up to 540 persons at a time. There is no valet parking available with this restaurant.
The place hosts events like New Year’s Eve, What Time Is It? Wine Tasting, Brantlicious, etc for guests to attend. They offer coat check, which is quite unusual to find in restaurants in the city. They also have a DJ service playing hip-hop, 80s, and house music.
The Brant House, situated at 522 King Street W, is also perfect for a grand dinner and an after dinner party. The ambience has a very cozy feel with its comfortable seating, deep colors and dim lighting, and its large TV screens. The staff here does its best to make the guests feel completely at home.
The atmosphere inside is very pleasant, conversational, and not too uptight for an upscale place. This must be mainly because of the coming together of strangers as family around the communal tables and the retro DJ music. There of course is the dance floor for some of your signature moves.
Talking about food, the regular dinner menu entres start at $15 and the Prix Fixe is available for $35 and $50. The cuisine is not any region specific and has fish, burger, lasagna, roasted chicken, and steak. The desserts are limited to White Chocolate Brownie, Crme Brulee, and Chef’s special for $9 each.
The guests tend to prefer the bar at the Brant House Toronto much more than the food. While the communal seating out here is very famous, the food has its critics. The dance floor is quite small, and usually gets over-crowded. Even while some people find the music a bit old and boring, most consider it a fun place to chill out with friends and party.
Saturdays are usually the most crowded, and whether or not you have a reservation, you would probably need to wait. If food is all you want, it is better to go early, as dancers tend to storm the place during the later hours. On the whole, the Brant House gets a thumbs up from most people as a great place to have a drink and dance with friends.