Opened in 1987, the restaurant has achieved near-institutional status, as its bar – featuring 340 whiskies, over 100 VQA wines and 140 beers, and dining room are considered the very best of type. Allen’s is only steps from Broadview Subway Station. Customers travel from all over Canada, the U.S. and Europe to sample the unique offerings, but a solid core of local regulars maintains a consistent atmosphere of good cheer, conversation and welcome.
The menu focuses on Ontario farmed and grown produce, with an urivalled presentation of naturally-raised or organic meats from area farmers. Breed, feed and age of every animal served is included on the menu. The wine cellar, with VQA selections from all regions of Ontario and British Columbia, serves as testament to Allen’s commitment to Local Fare. In fine weather, there is no better spot in which to dine al fresco than Allen’s backyard, where a dedicated chef cooks to order over charcoal a daily-changing menu of local specialties.
143 Danforth Ave.