Now we know comic books are all about the visuals. What if I told you there is an eclectic lounge and restaurant in Toronto that invites you to indulge in a charming culinary experience, whilst reminiscing on retro, decoupage-style comics?
This gem of a bar/lounge/resto is called Figures, and it is tucked away in Toronto's glamorous Yorkville. They serve exquisite and unique food and exclusively crafted cocktails, and strikes the perfect balance between class and playfulness. The chefs are incredibly unique in their food and drink presentation, hoping to draw on your fondest memories of comic books and superheroes, bringing them back to life. It is sincerely nostalgic!
Guests will feel a rush of enchantment and charm upon entering Figures, as comic strips and poetry decorate the walls, complimenting their deep hardwood and velvet seating. They offer eclectic appetizers like Caprese Salad, Tataki Banh Mi, Oysters and Charcuterie. For mains, Figures offers meals like slow cooked oxtail, wagyu burger, poke and grilled branzino. To add to the fun and frivolous 'comic book feel' even more, they serve snacks like hot and cold popcorn, house-made pogoes and dim sum! It's like a bar for adults who crave to relive their childhood, or who are kids at heart.
What is truly special about Figures are their uniquely blended cocktails made in house, with amusing and humorous names. Here are some of their cocktails off the menu: