Appetizers : 7-10$
Larry’s is a small café-resto-bar located on Fairmount St East. The team behind Larry’s are the same owners as Lawrence Restaurant – Sefi Amir, Marc Cohen, Annika Krausz and Ethan Wills. Larry’s is absolutely charming and we can recommend it to everyone.
You might recognize the location as the former Café Sardine, however, it has been seriously upgraded! Annika Krausz, co-owner, created and revamped the space. There are now about 30 seats with 15 or so at the bar and the rest are at the tables. A ceramic wall and a lot of blue colour surround you and although the space remains limited, it is now pretty, comfortable and warm, very inviting if staying for a drink or ordering something to eat.
Think of Larry’s as a European-style café, the kind that are open all day, seven days a week, where you can come for coffee and snacks, breakfast, lunch, dinner or a light meal. “We just want Larry’s to be a place where you can drop in at any time of the day, on any day of the week, and have a drink or eat. We don’t want to be held back by a definition.” Think of Larry’s as offering a multi-purpose formula, as we so enjoy in many European countries.
The menu was created by Marc Cohen and chef Jessica Mallette. It is made up entirely of small appetizers: terrines, charcuteries, soups, salads, stews, fries, tartares, ceviche, chicken, pork chops and more, carefully prepared with many delightful flavours. Everything here is very, very good! Some seats at the window and bar offer a view of the kitchen. The menu regularly undergoes minor adjustments but the intention is to be consistent and also different from Lawrence. In the dining room, Keaton Ricci will take care of you, adding even more to the enjoyable occasion.
Larry’s offers a dozen cocktail choices, and specialist Keaton is also responsible for the wine list with choices of natural wines and private imports.
And to answer the question everyone is asking – “So is it expensive?”. Small portions cost between $6 and $14. If you order very light food, you will probably still be hungry and the bill will then go up quickly. However, if you order the more generous plates, it’s very easy to have an affordable meal. The wines start at $39 a bottle, which is pretty nice as well.
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