Do Not Disturb is the Restaurant for Your Next Date Night in Toronto

Do Not Disturb is the Restaurant for Your Next Date Night in Toronto

A complimentary meal was provided and I chose to write a review. As always, all opinions are my own.

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to taste Do Not Disturb‘s November menu, and it was beyond words. I’ve walked by The Beverly Hotel hundreds of times, and never even knew this gem was there! It’s now become one of my favourite places to eat in the city. This cozy little restaurant is the perfect spot for your next date night in Toronto, or even for an intimate gathering with a few friends.

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The Beverly Hotel's Do Not Disturb Restaurant in Queen Street West, Toronto | Toronto Restaurants | Date night in Toronto ideas

Do Not Disturb’s menu is designed by Executive Chef Vittorio Colacitti, and it focuses on local and seasonal ingredients designed for guests to share plates, to help create a more welcoming and social dining experience. Their cocktails also feature local and seasonal ingredients, and there’s an endless list of them (didn’t I say it was the perfect spot for date night in Toronto?)

We got to try theĀ Rinomato Matto cocktail (withĀ Rinomato Amaro, rosemary, apple, and sparkling wine) and the Pickled Roots cocktail (with Tromba Blanco, citrus, sugar, beets, carrots, and basil). TheĀ Rinomato Matto was the perfect amount of sweet and theĀ Pickled Roots was a little too bitter for me, but it paired well with the food.

The Beverly Hotel's Do Not Disturb Restaurant in Queen Street West, Toronto | Toronto Restaurants | Date night in Toronto ideas

Some of Do Not Disturb’s dishes are inspired by other cultures, and Chef Vittorio calls it “Toronto food” rather than “fusion food”, because Toronto is so multicultural. The restaurant itself is a reflection of the lively Queen West neighbourhood, and there’s a huge mural of the King and Spadina intersection in the 1920sā€“what a way to celebrate Toronto!

To start off our dinner, we tried two different appetizers: the Sea Bream Ceviche ($15) with leche de tigre, watermelon, and cilantro, and the Roasted Squash ($14) with buffalo mozzarella, pepitas, chiles, and aged balsamic. I enjoyed them both very much, but the Sea Bream Ceviche was absolutely divine. I’m a seafood fiend!

The Beverly Hotel's Do Not Disturb Restaurant in Queen Street West, Toronto | Toronto Restaurants | Date night in Toronto ideas

We got to try quite a few mains. First up was the Octopus a la Plancha ($15) with Harissa, potatoes, peppers, and olives, the Crispy Korean Broccoli ($9) with Gojuchang, sesame seeds, and scallions, and the Brussels Sprouts ($8) with maple soy glaze and chili. I’m typically not much of a vegetable-eater, but the broccoli and brussels sprouts wereĀ to die for. No matter how full I was, I couldn’t stop eating them, even when our kind servers kept trying to clear our tables so we could have space for more food lol!

The Beverly Hotel's Do Not Disturb Restaurant in Queen Street West, Toronto | Toronto Restaurants | Date night in Toronto ideas

Next up, we had theĀ Bo Ssam platter ($25) with Kalbi marinated sirloin, garlic fried rice, poached egg, and assorted pickles and sauces, and the Fried Chicken ($13) with Alabama sauce. The Bo Ssam platter is meant to be shared, and you can fill the lettuce wraps with steak, rice, veggies, and sauces. The Fried Chicken was lovely, and so was the sauce that came with it!

The Beverly Hotel's Do Not Disturb Restaurant in Queen Street West, Toronto | Toronto Restaurants | Date night in Toronto ideas

Last up was the DND Burger ($10), which is on the late menu, and features ground chuck, Bev sauce, and processed American cheese. It’s your classic cheeseburgerā€“delicious and juicy!

The Beverly Hotel's Do Not Disturb Restaurant in Queen Street West, Toronto | Toronto Restaurants | Date night in Toronto ideas

Do Not Disturb is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, for brunch every Sunday, and for drinks Monday through Sunday from 5-12 AM. For more information, visit their website.

Have you been to Do Not Disturb before? Where do you like to go on a classic date night in Toronto?

P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on James Cheese Back Ribs, another great restaurant in Toronto.

Jessica Lam

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  • Leah Hall

    This looks like a lovely restaurant! Sounds like some great food and setting!

  • These look like great spots…and the burgers have my taste buds fired up!

    Valerie

  • Sarah

    Love your article about date night restaurants, definitely worth a bookmark. When you get the chance, check out a new Toronto company called Treemarc. They make as 50 custom printed boxes, at low rates. #prettyboxswag https://www.treemarc.com/

  • Kimberly Hsieh

    The burgers are seriously so cute!! And yummm brussel sprouts šŸ™‚

  • Wow, everything looks delicious. I’ll have some roasted squash and sliders, please!