|About The Rushton||
One of the newest additions to the Hillcrest Village restaurant district on St Clair West, The Rushton is a treat for all the senses.
As you walk through the curtained doorway, your first impression is the casual elegance of a chalet, with lots of wood and stone walls that cool in the summer and reflect warmth in the colder months. The centre piece antique chandelier catches the eye (and can be purchased for the right price). As you continue looking up, the tin ceiling comes into view, in all it's original glory. Towards the back, the marble-topped bar completes the room. Jazz and world music plays in the background, adding ambiance without imposing on your conversation.
In the warmer seasons there are two outdoor patios where you can enjoy the weather. The large front windows open to extend the patio inside.
The visual experience is enhanced by the attentive service of propietor Frank Pronesti and his staff. You are expertly guided through the menu selections with suggestions on wines that will best compliment your choices.
It is a bistro menu, designed by Frank, which starts with a base of French cuisine and then branches in a number of delicious directions. There are choices for all palates, the portions are generous, the ingredients fresh (locally grown when in season) and prepared a la minute. One the restaurant's signature dishes, the Rushton burger, is made from 10 oz of well-marbled AAA beef sirloin for a real two-handed feast. For late risers and early diners there is a great weekend brunch.
The wine list is extensive, exclusive and paired to the menu. There are over 200 bottles of Old and New World offerings that cannot be found at the LCBO, with the more popular choices available by the glass. If you need it, The Rushton's sommelier can help with your choice. For the beer lover, there is a great selection of imports on tap, while your bartender can provide cocktails if you prefer, as well as cognacs or liqueurs for after dinner.
Comfortable surroundings, great food and attentive service make for a complete sensual experience. Call 416-658-7874 for reservations.