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“Stick to the appetizer items”

Hawthorne Food and Drink
Ranked #1,174 of 8,880 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: US$8 - US$23
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: Hawthorne Food & Drink was established for the sole cause of giving back to the community. On the one hand, the restaurant serves delicious farm to fork city food made from local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. On the other, it provides free training and career development for people in need of skills and employment. The menu represents the amazing diversity of Toronto. Hawthorne Food & Drink is a social enterprise of Hospitality Workers Training Centre (HWTC), a non-profit organization based on a sectoral workforce development approach.
Reviewed 29 August 2013

We tried Hawthorne this week with 5 adults. We found the appetizer items very good (peach/tomatoe salad a surprise favourite, zucchini salad, minestrone soup, corn flan and Montcorte cheese options were well worth ordering). The fried oysters were delicious but honestly... THREE tiny oysters for $12..that's outrageous. The the pork ribs (which was the only substantial dish, size wise) were greasy and tasted like ham (they were ok, but not great). The fish was bland, the quinoa salad was bland. The best dessert was the date bar, hands down.
The music is way too loud also, we could not hear each other and we were at a table for 6.
I would drop in for craft beer and a few snacks if in the area but I would not come back for a full dinner.

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Been here a couple of times, the food has been good no matter what I got. Service was great, but they've had some turnover so need to check out the new chef's creations.

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Reviewed 11 July 2013

unique bistro items like fish and chips but made with fried smelt and fries and instead of fried chicken wings it's a bucket of fried game hen drumsticks. Great selection of wine by the glass and friendly service.

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Reviewed 6 May 2016
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Reviewed 16 August 2013
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