I've been avoiding this place because I'm a big Bistro fan. But tonight, agreed to accompany someone there. BEST wings I've ever had in Toronto. (I ordered Blackened Cajun, even though there must be 30 options between type of preparation, sauces etc) and FANTASTIC Nachos. Was feeling Cider-y and asked waitress (Shannon - unbelievably attentive without being in our faces and totally on top of everything) for a recommendation. She asked me a couple of questions and nailed it. (Angry Orchard?) Sat on patio on side street which was perfect. We could hear the live band inside, but we could still have a conversation. This place is a 5+ for food (bar food, but EXCELLENT bar food) and service. (I'm assuming everyone is as great as our server.) Hate to say it, but I'm afraid I'm a concert.
This was the 3rd time I ordered delivery from them and this time it was not good. The wings were dry, almost over cooked with more of a char taste rather than sauce. The calamari was under cooked rubbery with breading soggy. Then the poutine, I've never heard a poutine served without gravy. The fries were dark brown and greasy, sign of dirty oil not hot enough. I'm not sure whether I will order from here again.
Bistro on Avenue schools this place. The atmoshpere at Drums N Flats is definitely a bit better, but the chicken wings are most certaintly worse. If you are lookin to grab a pint, Drums N Flats is a good place to go (Except for their brutal beer selection). If you are looking for some good wings.... take a few steps north on Avenue to Bistro - a legendary Toronto wing spot.