Best New Restaurants 2016

Here’s how I’d like my death row meal to go: light-as-air mini–pommes soufflés dipped in a black pepper aïoli; two oysters, the West Coaster deep-fried, the East Coaster raw and briny and crowned by a baby nasturtium leaf; a puff of beef tendon, greasy in exactly the right way, and the always-a-shock-to-the-taste-buds muskiness of foie gras….

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Course correction: At his audacious new restaurant, Alo, Patrick Kriss revives the sullied art of the tasting menu

The entrance to Alo, the best restaurant to open in the city this year—in many years—isn’t promising. The door, beside the Hero Burger in a Victorian-era building at Queen and Spadina, is easy to miss.

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