A Unique New Bar In Toronto

October 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Event Venues, Ontario, Toronto

Thoroughbred Food & Drink (TBTO) is the city’s newest bar and restaurant providing a dynamic, nostalgic dining experience. It opened on Sept. 2nd in 2014, where many people were immersed in an environment of art, music and creative cuisine and beverages.


Co-owners Ariel Coplan (chef), Jacob Fox (maître d’) and Robin Kemp (general manager) focus on the hospitality industry, sophisticated menu and environment, so they have designed a great dining experience.

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TBTO is a Canadian restaurant, it boasts a modern yet cozy design, offering lunch, dinner and cocktail menus. However the chef recommends the Shaved Summer Squash ($6) that squash sliced with with watermelon chunks, pine nuts, shredded Italian cheese, and drizzled in a lemon vin dressing.


TBTO features an extensive list of premium natural, organic and sustainable wines, including 2010 Nerello Mascalese ‘Fatagione’ Cottanera (Etna, Sicily).

They has unique highly limited offerings craft beer and various cocktails too.

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TBTO is located at 304 Richmond St. W. across the street from the Scotiabank Theatre. The first floor hosts the bar area, focusing on cocktails, wine and craft beer with seating for 55 guests. The second floor is more intimate for a refined dining experience, with seating for 35 guests. A second private room on this level features a Chef’s Table overlooking the open concept kitchen that can seat up to 10 guests.


The owners have also planned collaborations with a variety of local artists for in-house exhibits, and the space will feature music from an in-house DJ creating a distinct, old school vibe. TBTO shares the event information by social media, so before go to there, it might be better to check it.

Hours of operation

For Lunch : Tuesday through Friday from 11.30 a.m. until 2.30 p.m.

For Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m.



304 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3M6


Phone: 416.551.9221





Written by:

Tomohito Takada


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