This is probably Toronto's only upscale vegan cuisine.
I love that they have a separate vegan menu although it would be nice to incorporate it into the main menu so that others are more likely to try it out as well.
I opted to try the wild mushroom and pearl barley risotto with crispy sage and truffle oil as a starter. It was decadent and delicious. It was also rich and filling, so I decided to pace myself and take half of it home. I also tried the nori rolls stuffed with a creamy ginger dill sunflower seed pate but we didn't find them that exceptional.
For our mains, I happily munched on the herbed portobello mushroom and tempeh burger which was the highlight of the night. I have never had such a flavourful veggie burger. Unfortunately, the sweet potato fries were subpar, even after I asked for fresh ones since mine were cold. They also forgot to give me the sun-dried tomato aioli, but I am glad I reminded them because it was really good with the burger.
I also sampled the cornmeal crusted tempeh steaks, spiced sweet potato coconut mash, steamed greens with caramelized onion and cherry tomato relish but we both found it lackluster. I suppose we've been spoiled by great vegan eats elsewhere (although not in Toronto).
For dessert, I was salivating the vegan Mango Cheesecake with a Raspberry Coulis. However, it was bad. It was uber sweet but in a dry icing sugar kind of way. Turns out, I can make a better version at home anyhow.
In summary, the risotto and burger are your best bets.
Cons: price, hit-or-miss meals