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Chantecler, Toronto

CHANTECLER, Toronto, Ontario

Chef: Jonathan Poon
Website: www.restaurantchantecler.caCuisine: French.
Telephone: 416 628-3586. Twitter: @ChanteclerTO
2015 Rank: 42. 2014 Rank: 40. 2013 Rank: 18.
Price Range: $15-$21 for main courses
You Must Order: Spicy Shrimp ($13)
Need to Know … from John Placko, Culinary Director of Modern Culinary Academy: “The talented Jonathan Poon is under control in this open kitchen even when it is jam packed. Be ready for a little heat as most of the dishes have a good amount of chili-inspired ingredients. The spicy popcorn shrimp is amazing as well as the fancy wings but as usual I normally order one of every item in the menu when it's not too large. The techniques and textures are well executed, with plating with powerful flavours. The only dessert is a banana split with kid-friendly Fruit Loops cereal. Fun.”

Food photographer Huge Galdones of Chicago says: “ A small menu that hits all the right spots. Perfect drinking food, not shy of salinity (or flavour) ... and a great cocktail program.”