Beast Restaurant Toronto Serves Meat Lovers Brunch on King Street West

Beast Restaurant Toronto offers a Canadian menu focussing on whole beast preparations and local meats. The cozy dining room serves one of the best brunch menus on King West. In the summer, locals line up at Beast restaurant to snag a spot on its coveted outdoor patio.

Beast Restaurant Toronto on King West.
Beast Restaurant Toronto on King West.

Beast Restaurant Toronto

Toronto’s favourite west end neighbourhood brunch spot can be found tucked away on Tecumseth. The restaurant sits on an unassuming tree-lined residential street just north of King Street West near Bathurst.

Step inside Beach Restaurant Toronto and you’ll find an intimate no-frills dining room. If there’s good weather on a weekend you’re likely to find a line snaking out the door as brunch fans patiently wait for a finger-licking-good morning meal.

American culinary icon Anthony Bourdain gave beast his stamp of approval during a visit to Toronto, “If I weren’t eating here, by the way, I’d be over at Scott Vivian’s Beast in King West. His food got me here in the first place, after all. And it is delicious…The man knows the good stuff, and he knows what to do with it.”

The dining room at Beast Restaurant Toronto.
The dining room at Beast Restaurant Toronto.

Bar at Beast Restaurant Toronto

The drinks menu at this popular King West restaurant features a well crafted and diverse offering. You’ll find top quality Japanese sake alongside craft cider, and wine (bubble, red, white). The resident sommelier has a penchant for showcasing local Ontario bottles from Niagara as well as new world wines from Spain, France and Italy. Beast is also one of our favourite intimate bars on King West to sip craft cocktails.

  • Ontario Caesar: dillon’s vodka, walter well spiced caesar mix
  • Corpse Reviver No. 2: tanqueray gin, lillet blanc, triple sec, lemon juice, dillon’s absinthe
  • Dark and Stormy: kraken black spiced rum, house ginger beer, lime juice
  • Lot 40 Manhattan: lot 40 rye, sweet vermouth, bitters
  • Mezcal Negroni: mezcal, campari, sweet vermouth
Cute house made bread with whipped butter.
Cute house made bread with whipped butter.

Beast Restaurant Toronto Menu

Chef Scott Vivian is the culinary mastermind behind Beast restaurant. His locavore menu does a great job at celebrating Ontario’s local producers and farmers.

Chef Vivian switches up his menu on a weekly basis to reflect what fresh products are available to his kitchen. Chef de Cuisine Jason Poon is tasked at evolving the menu to satisfy the diehard regulars visit often.

While dinner at Beast restaurant in Toronto can certainly be a late night romantic affair. We’d suggest starting your love story here over the restaurant’s popular brunch service, Wednesday to Sunday (and holiday Monday’s too!)

Sweet Potato Wedges with pecans, maple vinaigrette and sultana raisins.
Sweet Potato Wedges with pecans, maple vinaigrette and sultana raisins.

Brunch at Beast Restaurant Toronto

  • Fried Pickles: side of ranch
  • Crispy Pig’s Ears: Valentina’s, creme fraiche, feta
  • Buttermilk Biscuit: smothered in pork sausage gravy
  • Wedge Salad: iceberg lettuce, bacon, semi-cured tomatoes, pickled onions, crispies, ranch or blue cheese dressing
  • Poutine: fried gnocchi, gravy of the day, cheese curds, creme fraiche
  • Ace Hill Breakfast: choice of beast bacon, spicy chorizo sausage, pork belly, peameal bacon or crispy pork hocks served with two eggs any style, buttered toast or multigrain bread and tallboy of ace hill pilsner
  • Eggs Benedict: peameal bacon, smoked fish salad, or guacamole with poached eggs and Tabasco hollandaise on an english muffin
  • Meat or Vegetable Scramble: three eggs, combo of the day, buttermilk biscuit
  • French Toast: duck confit, cranberry mostarda, whipped creme fraiche, maple syrup
  • Huevos Rancheros: crispy corn tortillas, mexican-style chorizo, refried black beans, guacamole, tomato-red chile sauce, sheep’s milk feta and two sunny side up eggs
  • Beastwich: fried chicken thigh, pimento cheese, pork sausage gravy, fried egg
  • Chicken Club: fried chicken thigh, beast bacon, tomato, iceberg lettuce, ranch or blue cheese
  • Walking in Memphis: smoked brisket, bbq sauce, coleslaw, cheddar cheese
  • Pollo Loco: fried chicken thigh, guacamole, ranchero sauce, sheep’s milk feta
  • Bruce Leroy: fried chicken thigh, house kimchi, kecap manis, kewpie mayo, fried egg
  • Buffalo Bird: fried chicken thigh, buffalo sauce, iceberg lettuce, pickles, ranch or blue cheese
  • Mad Maple: fried chicken thigh, beast bacon, ontario maple syrup, fried egg
  • Bone Marrow French Toast: half portion of french toast with an oven roasted marrow bone on top
  • The Tarana: peameal bacon, white cheddar, daikon slaw, fried egg, ballpark mustard, martin’s potato roll
  • Scott’s Breakfast Sandwich: english muffin, pimento cheese, beast bacon, house kimchi
Pork Terrine with pickled watermelon rind at Beast Restaurant Toronto.
Pork Terrine with pickled watermelon rind at Beast Restaurant Toronto.

Dinner at Beast Restaurant Toronto

  • Canadian Oysters
  • Garlic Parmigiano Rolls: marinara sauce
  • Winter Squash: burrata, pumpkin seeds, chimichurri
  • Beet Root: radicchio, blue cheese, toasted walnuts 
  • Brussels Sprouts: tehina, dukkah, pickled fresnos
  • Bison Tartare: kewpie mayo, celeriac, salsa verde, crispy onions
  • Bone Marrow: escargot + mushrooms on toast
  • Pork Hocks: sweet soy, beast kimchi, roasted peanuts
  • Hokkaido Scallops: fregola, parsnip, grapefruit, daikon
  • Grilled Quail: cranberry mostarda, celery
  • The King of the North Burger: beef patty, white cheddar, bibb lettuce, au poivre sauce, martin’s potato roll
  • Beastwich: fried chicken thigh, pimento cheese, pork sausage gravy, buttermilk biscuit
  • Mad Maple: fried chicken thigh, beast bacon, cheddar cheese, ontario maple syrup, buttermilk biscuit
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding: toffee sauce, creme fraiche
Signature gnocchi poutine at Beast Restaurant Toronto.
Signature gnocchi poutine at Beast Restaurant Toronto.

Beast Restaurant Toronto Hours

Monday and Tuesday: closed

Wednesday to Friday: 5-10pm

Saturday: 10am-3pm and 5-10pm

Sunday: 10am-3pm

Beast Restaurant Toronto Reservations

96 Tecumseth Street, 647-352-6000

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