If you’re someone who (too often) refuses to venture out of downtown, we’re here to tell you it’s time to spread your damn wings already.
We promise your stomach will thank you.
Located in the freshly opened Saks Fifth Avenue, the bright and stylishly designed restaurant is just as fashion-forward as the high-end department store. It offers a healthy-meets-indulgent cuisine (aka: the best type of fusion), featuring approachable options with a sophisticated twist.
Beaumont Kitchen’s ingredient-driven and vegetable-focused menu was created by District Chef Michael Hay and steered by Inaugural chef de cuisine Chef Paul Senecal who draws from his experience working in Paris at the Michelin starred Passiflore under renowned Chef Roland Durand. You’ve likely tried some of Chef Senecal’s creations in the past at places like Luma or Jump, where he spent time perfecting his skills, or at Biff’s Bistro where he worked as a senior sous chef under Chef Amanda Ray.
It’s safe to say he comes armed with some quality O&B experience.
Drawing inspiration from several regions, Beaumont Kitchen’s healthy menu is full of memorably delicious (and totally Instagram-worthy) dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
The menu follows a food philosophy that respects ingredients and showcases them in ways that are close to their original form, such as Crudités Salad ($12) with buttermilk dressing and fine herbs; Thai Root Vegetable Salad ($12) with cashew butter, lime & chili dressing and cilantro; and Cauliflower Thin Crust Pizza ($18) with fior di latte, oregano and walnuts.
Another decided favourite is the creamy Burrata ($19) with currants, roasted Bartlett pear and hazelnuts (especially when accompanied by a glass of white wine).
No-fail shareables include Polenta Fries ($9) with lemon aioli; Yellowfin Tuna Tartare ($19/26) with watermelon, taro chips and charred jalapeno dressing; and Parmesan Zucchini Sticks with pickled pepper aioli ($8).
Mains like the Turkey Meatballs ($22) and Braised Beef Brisket ($28) with cremini mushroom confit, gremolata, and roasted garlic whipped potato, anchor the menu, which magically seems to offer the perfect option for every type of dietary restriction and taste.
To kick off a Saturday or Sunday of shopping through the newly renovated mall, there’s no better place to brunch than at Beaumont Kitchen. Standout weekend brunch dishes include the PB&J Stuffed French Toast ($18) with mascarpone, brioche, vanilla ice cream and fruit compote; Smoothie Bowl ($16) with banana, dates, cocoa, almond milk, fresh fruit and granola; and Smoked Salmon Toast ($20) with poached eggs, pickled red onions, black sesame, sumac and herbed cream cheese.
If shopping with a slight buzz is your thing (either that, or soothing your buyer’s remourse), Beaumont Kitchen offers a diverse beverage menu with craft draft, a well-curated wine list, and daily cocktail specials, including the Fifth Avenue Sangria ($8 on weekends).
One thing’s for sure: this is nothing like the typical mall restaurants we’re used to.
A destination in its own right, Beaumont Kitchen literally makes shopping a byproduct of a lunch or dinner as opposed to the other way around (not that we don’t love a good Sherway shop).
Don’t just take our word for it; check it out for yourself. You can thank us later.