Union on Ossington. Not your typical French bistro. No frou frou French food, rather it is contemporary take on the Parisian bistro with more substance. A great emphasis is placed on sourcing its meats and produce locally.
Jeff and I came in without a reservation and they seated us at the kitchen bar. I’ve never had a problem dining by the bar or close to the kitchen. It gives a different experience, as oppose to eating on regular tables. Being able to watch our dishes being cooked and assembled is quite fun.
We decided to order from the Sunday Paris Dinner, a Parisian concept where people recharge and relax by having long dinners in a casual atmosphere so that they’d be prepared for the week ahead. It’s $40 for 3 courses and the portions are pretty generous. The menu does change daily based on what is seasonal, so the dishes is likely not available. This Sunday Paris Dinner is from July 17th.
Steak Tartare with habanero, mustard, bread and butter pickles, toast. The habanero is house-made and a pin needle drop on your tongue is still a suicide heat.
Salade de Mer (seafood salad) – smoked salmon, snow crab and samphire.
Rainbow Trout with new potato salad and swiss chard.
London Broil – marinated top sirloin, pickled beets and turnips.
For dessert, Jeff got crème brûlée. I got the chocolate cake with pistachio and lavender. Lovers of earl grey would have enjoyed it.
It was a very relaxed dinner, and value-wise, quite worth it to do the Sunday Paris dinner. if not, the elk sliders are a favourite here.
72A Ossington Ave.