The glow of comfortable tradition warms Allen’s. Opened in 1987, the restaurant has achieved near-institutional status, as its kitchen and bar are considered the very best of type.
Customers travel from all over Canada, the U.S. and Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe to sample the unique offerings, but a solid core of local regulars maintains a consistent atmosphere of good cheer, conversation and welcome.
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 specialities.
Their specialties are cozy and simple decor; local meat, poultry and game in preparations that emphasize ingredient-quality over culinary fussiness; an outstanding selection of local draught beers; a titanic collection of whiskies and the largest all-Canadian wine list ever assembled.
Allen’s on the Danforth is located at 143 Danforth Avenue.