This intimate restaurant has quickly become one of my new favorites. It has all of the marks of an amazing experience: attentive, knowledgeable and friendly staff; simple, yet flavorful dishes; boozy libations and a gorgeous atmosphere (including that perfect date night soundtrack).
Patrons come for the lettuce wraps: braised pork shoulder with Asian-inspired accoutrements like shrimp chips, kimchi, and Sriracha sauce. You wrap up your desired ingredients in one big piece of lettuce. It's interactive and delicious!
You will leave craving the calamari, drenched in a peanut and tamarind sauce. A nice touch—everything is served on pretty antique plates, just like at Grandma's house.
They've also just started serving a tasting menu twice a week.
Everyone raves about Grand Electric in Parkdale, but Chantecler is the underrated underdog restaurant of the neighborhood.