Toronto Welcomes Second Joey


TORONTO — There’s a new kid on the block. Joey Restaurant, a West Coast concept known for its casual fine-dining experience, has opened its second Toronto location, this time in the downtown core. 

“Toronto Eaton Centre is the ideal landmark for our first downtown Toronto restaurant. The Yonge-Dundas core draws an extensive and diverse crowd. We’re thrilled by the prospect of introducing Joey Restaurant’s globally inspired menu to new palates,” said Jeff Fuller, president and CEO of the chain. “We look forward to … making Joey Eaton Centre a must-visit destination for those seeking a truly remarkable urban dining experience.”

The new 280-seat, 10,000-square-foot resto, which opens today, July 4, features a design that offers a twist on modern industrial, with natural, warm textiles, exposed high beams and an open-ceiling concept.  A 1,400-square-foot mezzanine that features an Enomatic wine dispensing system and a DJ booth seats about 60 people, while a 1,400-square-foot open-air dining space lines Dundas Street West.

Celebrated executive chef Chris Mills created new menu items for the Joey Eaton Centre, including a steak and sushi entrée with sirloin and chimichurri, a rainbow roll with Ahi tuna, sockeye salmon, crab, avocado and siracha aioli and a charcuterie plate with a mixture of local and international meat and cheese selections. The menu will also include Joey signature dishes such as ahi tuna tacos, lobster grilled cheese and bombay butter chicken.

Mills has received countless accolades and awards during his career. He was invited to be Guest Chef at James Beard House in New York City twice, is one of two Canadian chefs to compete on the Japanese Iron Chef and has won numerous awards, including the Canadian Federation Chefs and Cooks’ Top Canadian Apprentice award.

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