Stage Wine Bar
Pin yourself down at the maple bar (made from wood salvaged from a bowling lane) at this bustling Fernwood neighbourhood bistro. Small plates, and barkeep Stephen Quigley’s zippy service and savvy cocktails, delight. Chef Sam Harris crafts a hearty, satisfying menu rounded out by artisan cheeses and house charcuterie. Chicken liver parfait is beyond expectations, served with grilled bread, while merguez sausage with grilled eggplant purée is an ample first act. Follow it with duck confit with local beets. The ace by-the-glass wine program changes regularly.