A few weeks ago, I found myself on The Danforth on the cold Thursday night after the previous day’s impromptu snow storm. Cold and looking for a new restaurant to try, of course, I fumbled on the recently opened Louis Cifer Brew Works. An enormous two level space that was former home to a few restaurants over more than twenty years.
A brew house that has a big list of beverages and gastro-pub fare – a little something for everyone. Their craft beer includes IPA (Indian Pale Ale), lager, blondes and hoptails. The bar menu includes Bourbons, whiskies and tequila.
Two levels make for lots of space to host events. With Steel Dan and Doobie Brothers playing, it wasn’t overly noisy that night, even though there was a party of about twenty people on the second level. Enough quiet tables for couples and family friendly.
The jumbo wings from the Shareables menu were crispy but a little dry. It probably would have been a good ideaa to ask for more blue cheese sauce, which is quite good, but not enough. The Rosemary Fries are crispy and aromatic with the accompanyin roasted garlic aioli.
I always gravitate towards fish dishes, no matter where I am. The Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon did not disappoint. It is served with green beans and roasted potatoes over a sweet corn chowder. The chowder is rich and smooth complementing the fish. It will be hard for me to visit Louis Cifer again and not order this dish.
Creme Brule, yes, another one of my go to desert on a wintry night! Sweet and creamy, I happily devoured ever spoonful
For a cold night, it was busy – lots of good-looking burgers, sandwiches and fish and chips have flown by me as I enjoyed my salmon.
Warm atmosphere, comforting food and enough craft brews to take you through the winter, are good reasons to go to get yourself to The Danforth. Happy Eating!