FRANK @ The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

FRANK restaurant, Frank AGO, AGO Restaurant, Canadian cuisineNamed after world-renowned architect, Frank Gehry, who masterfully re-designed the AGO, FRANK also reflects the directness of the food that Chef Jeff Dueck serves forth.  Direct. Honest. Ontario.

Frank Gehry’s grandmother lived on Beverley Street, just around the corner from the AGO.  As a child he visited often and he must be happy with how comfort food is being interpreted here.  Season-based, the menu changes often but when I was there this past spring, the smoked whitefish rillettes were served on wild arugula with the first spring asparagus.  It was a beautiful dish.  A mixed endive salad was set on a bed of roasted Jerusalem artichokes (the ones in my own garden are just ready to eat).   Four-year old cheddar, the kind of cheese that made Ontario famous in the 1800s,  is layered with caramelized onions on raisin/walnut bread, then grilled and served with a side of chardonnay grape gelée.  Art and food interface.  Their dishes ooze with obvious flavour.

FRANK @ The Art Gallery of Ontario is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.

FRANK @ The Art Gallery of Ontario est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs . Contactez FRANK directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.

FRANK at the Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Ontario M5T 1G4
T: 416 979 6648
Toll free: 1 877 225 4246