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10 College Street
For those resistant to the mediocre fare of a standard greasy burger chain, W Burger Bar is a breath of fresh air.
This casual-modern restaurant sits at the corner of Yonge and College, usually packed and boasting a lively atmosphere. With contemporary dark furniture, light walls, and plenty of flat screen TVs playing live sports, the atmosphere is a fusion of fun and style.
W Burger Bar prides itself on using locally raised beef free of hormones and antibiotics; this attention to quality continues right down to the buns, which are preservative free and even come with a whole wheat option. Despite its higher quality approach to food, the menu is reasonably priced and puts other burger joints to shame, offering plenty of choices beyond the basic burger. Varieties range from the bison to lamb to portobello and even salmon, so there really is a burger to please everyone. Condiment lovers rejoice- you can pile them all on at W Burger Bar, since most come at no extra charge. Try out the unique chipotle ketchup or do something different with beets, jalapenos, or even tzatziki sauce.
For the anti-burger crowd, the restaurant offers other sandwiches like the chicken club ($9.99) or pulled pork ($7.99) and a surprisingly varied selection of salads are offered including Ontario goat cheese ($8.99) or steak & blue cheese ($12.99). Many people make the trip to W Burger Bar simply for the panko breaded onion rings – they are that good.
W Burger Bar certainly lives up to the ‘bar’ part of its name with impressive beer, wine, and cocktail offerings – including their unique spiked milkshakes. They have nine beers on tap including Sleeman, Guinness, and Sapporo in addition to bottled varieties. The signature ‘W’ cocktail ($9.99) mixes lime and grapefruit juices with gin and vodka for a winning combination. If you’re feeling really daring, try a 3-oz ‘fishbowl’ concoction! The bar also has weekly specials which include great deals on pitchers, so it’s a great start to a night on the town.
With quality food, fun, and a delicious veggie burger to boot – W Burger Bar is the obvious choice for condo dwellers in the area who want the convenience of casual food without sacrificing quality.