Insomnia Restaurant Bar and Lounge, located on Bloor West has been a neighbohood gem for years. This classic Annex staple always provides great food, music and an impressive martini and cocktail selection. With true torontonian flavours, the menu is a mixture of Mediterranean, French and international flavours.
I've been to this restaurant a few times with my friend who absolutely loves this restaurant, but I don't. I don't tell her of course, but I don't find the food all that great. The atmosphere is cool, romantic, chic, and the wait staff is great, but the food is not spectauclar. I would only go there for the drinks.
The selection of drinks and food was a little more expensive than what I'm used to, but the ambience and food is great! The drinks are well prepared and taste quite fresh, while the workers were super pleasant. I especially loved the dim atmosphere, and the welcoming ambiance. I would definitely go again!
My boyfriend first introduced me to Insomnia when we first started dating. We go there EVERY Saturday for breakfast. Hands down this place has the freshest, tastiest and healthy food I have ever had. Their breakfast "potatoes" come smothered in their own bbq like sauce and I am telling you once you have tried these potatoes they will have you coming back for more every time! The staff there is upbeat and friendly. They build a bond with their clients wether you are new or a regular. They have cozy seating in the back in couches and chairs for a softer comfier dining experience. They open at 10 am for breakfast and if you are not a morning person that is okay because they serve it all day long.
If you are looking for some relaxed night life they also are an open lounge/bar at night with awesome music and a comfy seated atmosphere where you can just kick back after a long work week with some close friends and not be bombarded by loud club music and people bumping into you every step.
I was impressed by the great atmosphere, very friendly and understanding service and the amazing panko crusted curried crab cakes which are now my favourite :)
There is also a great selection of martinis and cocktails and I would definitely recommend this place for a great night out!
Every year on my boyfriend's birthday this is where he wants to go for supper. It's a great little restaurant, cool without being too cool, trendy without being too trendy, nice without being too nice. The ambiance is fantastic: exposed brick, fairy lights, candles, and they're always playing great music. The menu isn't extensive, but the food is tasty -the steak is divine! Prices are slightly on the high end of the spectrum (for me anyway), but not outrageous -for a special night the price is just right! The service is consistently good, the location is great (Bloor Street at Bathurst in the heart of the Annex)... I would recommend checking it out!
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