|the Bohemian Gastropub - Choucroute Garnie|
Now, I used to live in England and know from good Gastro pubs and the first thing that struck me was how UNpubby the Bohemian was. All clean lines and walls with big wood tables, it was perhaps a yuppy take on what Martha would want a pub to be but a pub it wad not. Or am I missing something? Is it a semantics thing. This is what Gastro pub means in Toronto. Don't misunderstand me. It was nice just not a pub.
A Gastro pub in its original sense, are those little cozy, dark pubs, real pubs, that have ventured beyond the traditional bags of crisps or Pad Thai and decided to hire a proper chef. So you walk into what looks like your granddad's pub and to your wonder, is this astonishing menu.
The decor and the malapropism aside, the other odd bit was the food. It was quite pubby fare. Is that it? Reverse Gastro pubs? Is that a thing? Well, it was not English pub fare though. It was more, central/eastern European. Perhaps that was given away in the name, a region in the Czech Republic. That means heavy, rib sticking, meaty eats. I was in for it, eek.
|the Bohemian Gastropub -Bratwurst Spatzel Poutine|
|Fish of the Day with Potato Pave|
|the Bohemian Gastropub -Reuben Tarte Flambe|
Service: friendly but poor
Ambiance: LOUD LOUD, chic and unpubby
The Bohemian Gastropub(416) 361-6154
571 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5V