Word of mouth is essential for any restaurant's survival. Today, with the constant stream of facebook updates, tweets and instagram posts - any restaurant has the chance to go viral in the best possible way. It could also very well backfire, but for the few month old Gusto 101 - word of mouth has done wonders.
From the old garage space turned modern/sleek interior, to the attractive waiters dressed in chambray using iphones to take orders, to chefs wearing blue tooth headsets, to the appealing dinner and brunch menu - Gusto has truly captured people's attention. Oprah's producers even knew this was the spot to check out while they were working in Toronto last week.
The food is not spectacular, but just good. Again, it's about the experience here.
Below you'll see the following dishes - crispy calamari with roasted garlic aioli, prosciutto pizza topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, arugula and shaved parmigiano, ravioli with ricotta, spinach, tomatoes and smoked bufala mozzarella, grilled flank steak salad with arugula and roasted grape tomatoes, and the 10oz striploin steak. And side dish - crispy potatoes with toasted bread crumbs, parm and smoked paprika.
Click here for the full menu. Prices are impressively reasonable.
Best to make a reservation for their first seating, which starts at 6, or be prepared to wait a while.