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Apr 28, 2009

bloor street diner's restaurant makeover

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Apr 28, 2009

bloor street diner's restaurant makeover

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Here's another restaurant makeover that really rocked my socks. The recent $750,000 refresh of Yorkville's iconic Bloor Street Diner brought the 28-year-old eatery into full-on cool and contemporary territory, without sacrificing the casual comfort (and surprisingly affordable menu) that originally put it on the map. And the Cobb salad's just as tremendous as it always was. I was lunching at the Diner last week, and had the chance to chat with Sebastien Centner, director of  Eatertainment — the firm that operates the Diner in addition to some of Toronto's most celebrated (and celebrity-frequented!) restaurants, including the Panorama Lounge. Sebastien kindly shared the "before" shots, knowing that I absolutely luuuuurve a tasty transformation!   Here's the Dining Room BEFORE the makeover... An late-'90s mix of American diner and French brasserie... diningroombefore     ... And after! diningroomafter diningroom2after Designed by Mehran Foroughi, the ceiling is solid teak panelling, elegantly lit by 40 spectacular conical pendants. The real standout for me is the textured white wall that lends the dining room a Euro-chic wine cellar vibe. And I'm a sucker for an achromatic approach done well, which is certainly the case here. "We didn't want the renovation to look dated in five years," says Sebastien of the timeless black-and-white scheme (with a few hits of rich bordeaux, primarily in the cafe and billiards areas). Congrats, and bon appetit!    Bloor Street Diner , Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St. W. (Bay & Bloor), Toronto, 416-928-3105
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