Located in the historic Queen West area of Toronto, Czehoski restaurant and lounge is housed inside a 19th century building with a faded wooden sign out front dating back to 1924 — but don’t be fooled by the stark exterior. The inside combines traditional elements like hardwood floors and original brick walls with more contemporary decor like pendant lighting and black leather banquettes. A fireplace offers warmth upstairs, while the rooftop garden patio is popular during warmer months. The food includes upscale versions of classic dishes like macaroni and cheese made from Cheddar stout rarebit sauce, Ontario curds and Reggiano.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.