GOTO Dine & Drink: Speakeasy 21


Located at 21 Adelaide Street West, on the main floor of the Scotia Plaza, the new Speakeasy 21 is a new sophisticated yet relaxed resto-bar offering live music, custom craft cocktails and contemporary bistro fare downtown Toronto.

Chef de Cuisine Andrew Wilson who you may also know from popular restaurants such as Canoe, Colborne Lane and Origin North serves up a large menu of unfussy snacks and small plates designed to be shared, plus daily entrées, all made from scratch using quality seasonal ingredients. To compliment the tasty eats, the SpeakEasy 21 cocktail menu includes fresh juices that are cold-pressed in house, generous pours of quality spirits and a selection of classic and unique recipes – like the SpeakEasy Caesar, which features a homemade bouillabaisse. There is also a carefully curated wine list of 38 available. Wine and Ceasar’s?

It isn’t just the menu that we love about Speakeasy 21. The decor is gorgeous. The establishment blends a modern sensibility with elements of 1920s speakeasies using lacquered woods, brushed aluminum, plush leather and raw steel. Our favourite part about the space is definitely its 1920s hotel-style phone booths where you can check your phone at the door. There it will charge in an individual cubby while you enjoy libations and conversations but those looking to make private calls can slip away into the phone booths for ultimate discretion. With how often we use our phones, it’s great to have a place that encourages you to leave your phone at the door. More time to enjoy your company!

Able to accommodate 115 for a seated event and 200 cocktail-style indoors, and the covered patio is also available for private events, there seems to be no party too big to host a get together!  We can picture summer nights on the patio while enjoying  a glass of vino with friends!

If you’re looking for somewhere new in Toronto to try, grab your friends and head to Speakeasy 21.










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