It's time to cancel your dinner plans to make room for something way better. Think exposed brick walls, hidden patio, intimate atmosphere, and the best pizza you've ever had in your life. That's what awaits you at Parlour Toronto, a stunning new restaurant that just opened downtown. This place will steal your heart as soon as you walk through the door!
With roots in Vancouver, this is the very first Parlour location in Ontario. Guests can enjoy a wide menu filled with upscale food and drinks while relaxing in the secluded, cozy oasis. Don't leave without trying their signature food item - pizza!
The venue can be a bit tricky to find, as it is situated down a historic alleyway off of King Street West. Hidden from the bustle and noise of the city streets, The Parlour greets you with a sleek patio surrounded by colourful murals and beautiful old buildings.
Residing in what was once an old piano factory, the venue boasts gorgeous exposed brick walls and a rustic-chic feel. The dining area offers a dimmer, more romantic section as well as a bright, open space at the back. Complete with a retractable glass ceiling and lush hanging plants, the space will make you feel as if you're dining outside on a warm summer day.
The hidden beauty parlour is definitely one of the defining features of the restaurant. Located through a velvet curtain, the glamorous powder room will make you feel like a movie star rushing off for touch-ups. Decorated with retro pastel prints, the room houses a cute sitting area perfect for Instagram shots. Mirrors and counters complete with individual pink stools line the walls, as well as outlets for all your charging needs.
If you aren't already jumping in the car, you will be once you hear about the food. Offering upscale, modern fare, the menu is on the pricier side but is well worth it for the taste and quality.
Their pizzas are a must-try, and you have the option of creating a half-and-half pie so that you can taste two! The fluffy, airy crust is absolutely to die for. It's like biting into a cloud. The dough melts in your mouth, and before you know it the entire pizza will be gone. The Goldmember pizza is an all-time favourite, topped with caramelized onion, mushroom, potato, and truffle oil. Are you drooling yet?
If you have any room left at all, the desserts are sinfully good. The raw chocolate torte is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, and it's hard not to eat the entire thing in one bite. Paired with delicious raspberry sorbet, this rich torte is every chocolate lover's dream come true.
Next time you're planning a dinner out, The Parlour is an incredible go-to destination. You'll be left dreaming of pizza all night long, and will fall in love with the unique, intimate atmosphere.
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Cuisine: Modern, upscale, pizza
Address: 642 King St W Toronto, ON M5V 1M7
Why you need to go: Melt-in-your-mouth pizza, a secret beauty parlour, and a secluded, relaxing atmosphere makes this the perfect place for your next dinner date.