The Dominion ~ 500 Queen St E ~ (416) 366-5555

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The Dominion Pub & Kitchen is the newly-restored space by FAB Restaurant Concepts (the folks who brought you The Brazen Head, etc). Standing on the corner of Queen St. E. and Sumach St. since 1877,  this heritage building has been given the makeover it so desperately needed, while still maintaining enough interior space to continue the tradition of live musical performances. The Toronto Food Blog is so pleased to see this spot continue on as one of the city’s oldest watering holes.

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Now, I used to frequent The Dominion back in the day before the ownership change and actually really liked their food. I must say, though, that the revamped & renovated patio and kitchen has really taken this place to the next level. There are a number of daily food and drink specials on offer that range from $5 Burger Mondays and Fried-Chicken Wednesdays, to Thorogood Thursdays where you get 1 shot of bourbon, 1 shot of scotch and a beer for $10. The only thing I might suggest is that for $14, as tasty as they are, their Wings should probably come with Fries.

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With 24 taps of craft beer including a daily $4.50 pint special, there’s a little something-something for everyone, everyday, including a boozy brunch menu on the weekends. It’s a true culmination of the old and the new, with space to boot for larger groups. As Regent Park continues to evolve at a meteoric pace, The Dominion has firmly re-established itself as the ‘hood’s best local.

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