One of the most exciting new additions to the district has been this cocktail and shared-plates bar on Wellington Street. The chef is Brent Maxwell, who comes from an impressive pedigree, having worked in some of the top restaurants in the city, notably Millcroft Inn, The O&B empire (Auberge du pommier, Canoe, Biff's, Luma), and recently Spencer's at the Waterfront in Burlington. There are no apps or mains; everything is designed for sharing, with the option of having a larger main-size dish if you wish (duck confit, boudin blanc). Maxwell is looking forward to launching a limited late-night snack menu, and possibly keeping the kitchen open past 1 AM.
Must-Order: $5 mixed drinks daily from 4 PM to 7PM; octopus with smoked potato, lamb burger, Humboldt squid with togarashi mayo.
36 Wellington St. W.; 647-350-3636