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“A new beginning”
Review of FK

Ranked #1,242 of 9,440 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: US$18 - US$77
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Neighbourhood: York-Crosstown
Description: We are a full service fine dining restaurant. We are known for our food with a serious focus on service in a warm and fun atmosphere.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We have been visiting Frank's Kitchen regularly for the past five to six years and was shocked when it closed a year ago. We were very excited that the Frank and Shawn open their new venture, FK, and finally had a chance to try it last week.

From a cozy little bistro, FK is still a bistro-like restaurant, but probably doubled in size of it's former self. The decor is bright and fresh. We are really glad that Frank has kept many of his old staff and we felt welcome the second we walked in the door.

Almost everything we tasted were incredible combinations of presentation and tastes. There were a lot of "wows" around the table as each course is presented. The highlight in the appetizers was the cold pea soup over a "ring" of crab meat. The presentation was sensational as was the taste. Perhaps a warm version of this soup could be offered during the early Spring as it could be a bit intimidating to have "cold soup" when it's single-digit out. The combination of escargot, short-ribs and crispy chicken skins was a sight to see and tasty in each of these components. The short-rib, however, was a bit overwhelming over the taste of the escargot and the chicken skin. I had the octopus which was a tad undercooked, making it a bit rubbery. I would've preferred the octopus being finished on the grill, giving it a bit more flavor and mouth feel.

All of our main dishes were excellent. From the duck breasts, the cod and lamb chops were all well presented and made. Every one of our plates were "cleaned." That said, I thought the sauces for the duck was a tiny bit too salty. We had ice cream and sorbet for dessert and they were all very tasty.

Overall, we loved our experience at the new FK and would definitely return. The prices have gone up about 15-20% from the Frank's Kitchen days, but still well worth the high quality, eye-opening food and welcoming services.

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Thank PSYeh
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

My fiancee and I are beyond ecstatic to have learned that "Frank's Kitchen" reopened :)

We came to celebrate her birthday and sure enough, we were wonderfully reminded why we keep coming back - from the very beginning of the meal to the last treasured bite of dessert.

In comparison with the old location, the decor here has a more modern vibe without having a cold corporate feel to it and brightly lit with lots of natural light. Aside from the decor, nothing else has really changed! Food and service are both flawless. We've literally ordered most of the menu and haven't been disappointed with anything.

I can't rave enough about the flavours, presentation, and the fact that it's all made in-house. By far, one of the best Toronto has to offer. Go and experience it yourself!

Can't wait for their tasting menu!

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Thank Geoffrey W
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Tried Frank’s new venture on St Clair and unfortunately it was a bit of a miss. We absolutely loved his place on College St and ate there frequently. On this visit we had a variety of appetizers- of note was the cold pea and crab soup. That was the best of the meal. The asparagus dish was just ok. We also had the Heirloom tomato salad and it wasn’t pleasant.The concoction was infact stomach turning, with tasteless fresh tomatoes mixed with soggy cooked tomatoes, and a cloying strawberry confection interspersed. It actually still isn’t pleasant to think about. On to mains. The lobster was a hit but two steaks, one medium-rare and one medium-well both arrived on the extreme side of well. We couldn’t didn’t get through them. The desert menu was quite underwhelming so we skipped. Of note was the bread basket - home made and heavenly - and the signature hand made chocolates. We had been so excited that Frank had a new place to make our new go to for higher end dinners but unfortunately it was a big let down.....may give it another chance but I’m not sure....

Honourable mention to the wait staff...who stayed loyal to Frank. You are awesome as always.

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3  Thank TheGentleGourmand
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely incredible! FK brings top quality in every element. The dishes are complex, artful, and truly delicious. The service is personal, friendly, and attentive. The dining room is modern and open but still feels intimate. What we love the most about FK (and its predecessor Frank’s Kitchen) are the little added touches that make the meal feel even more special - pottery made by the chef himself, a complimentary amuse-bouche, made-in-house truffles to top everything off. We used to love Frank’s Kitchen, and are so glad to see the team back again as FK - they have not only matched their former excellence, but have managed to elevate it even farther. We could not recommend FK more highly!

Thank Jason B
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Me and some of my co-workers went for dinner on Thurs Apr 19, my first time visiting since they opened up the new restaurant in the new location. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure your dining experience is second to none. The food made to absolute perfection. I can't wait to go back again the next time iam in town. Always best to call and make a reservation, and if you haven't tried this restaurant before I highly recommend that you do.

Thank DanR1515
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