Victor Restaurant, nestled inside Toronto’s Le Germain Hotel, reopened after an extensive renovation.
As is the trend with hotel restaurants, Victor’s street-facing entrance makes it friendly to locals. The restaurant also features a seamless transition from the lobby for hotel guests inside.
“Victor's new concept blends the look and flavors of great New York brasseries,” says Michael Sullivan, director of food and beverage and restaurant partner. “Our goal is to make Victor not only a great hotel restaurant for guests, but also make it a cozy and familiar neighborhood spot to come to any time for a great meal and a drink in a beautiful setting.”
Remodeled by Toronto-based DesignAgency, the aesthetic was inspired by the classic, comfortable American-style brasserie. Victor's highly fluid space now comprises a dining area, an intimate bar, and a coffee-and-breakfast cafe.
The newly expanded restaurant seats 60, with a glass-walled dining room reaching 2-stories high, which complements the open-floor plan.
An eye-catching 700-square-foot twisted gold metal hanging light fixture above meandering banquettes provides a mix of grandeur and intimacy.
The restaurant, bar and café are replete with timeless and luxurious details; soft, rich colors; authentic wood and peacock-toned blue leather. Historic homages come in antique-bronze accents, frosted amber mirrors, playful concrete tiling and soft Salisbury-green tabletops.
The bar, which has a complementary but distinct color scheme, offers a curated wine list, classic cocktails and Negroni on tap.
The dark wood display cabinets carry over from the dining room.