Website: http://stoneysbreadcompany.com/ @stoneysbreadco Twitter and Instagram
Address: 1045 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON (There is also an Oakville location)
Date visited: October 2016, dinner, 4 people
The CraveIT Restaurant group has joined hands with Via Cibo Italian Street Food, Burger’s Priest and Stoney’s Bread Company. With delicious restaurants in their portfolio, I was surprised that it has taken me this long to try out Stoney’s.
The restaurant first opened in 2004 and is owned by Steve Chabot and Blake Stoneburgh. The name of the restaurant was inspired by Blake’s dad, Norm Stoneburgh, who was famously known as “Stoney” during his strong and long career with the Toronto Argonauts.
My family and I was invited to the Etobicoke location to try out their menu items. The restaurant is located close to the Queensway Cineplex Odeon and a Milestones restaurant. Enjoying a family friendly restaurant with kids menu options, change tables in the washrooms, and food that comes out quickly is important to me, and Stoney’s met the criteria. The service was great with servers who accommodated my requests.
Stoney’s Bread Company operates as a casual eatery where customers order up front at the cashier before dining in the large dining area. Customers have the option for take-out, or pick up if they ordered online.
Here’s a short video showcasing the decor:
I was told that this location is busiest during their weekend brunch with a bustling atmosphere. The brunch menu includes crepes, omelettes, sandwiches and French toast (Stoney’s weekend brunch menu). Even better, coffee is about $2 and it includes unlimited refills. All soups, salads and pizza are also available during brunch.
I went during their Saturday dinner service and there seemed to be a mix of regulars and new customers. Their regular menu was listed behind the cash, with daily specials listed by the open kitchen.
With “Bread Company” in their name, I did notice that the majority of the menu was under the sandwich section. The restaurant takes pride in making their bread fresh daily.
For dinner, we ordered:
East Coast Clam Chowder ($5). This reminded me of a Manhattan clam chowder with a tomato base with lots of veggies. I did not see chunks of clams, but the clam flavour was present. I was a fan and for the price, it was a steal!
Shrimp and Scallop Caesar with bacon, tomatoes, and roasted smoky garlic emulsion ($16). I would definitely re-order this fresh salad plate that paired well with the heavy entree dishes we ordered. The shrimps were cooked to perfection and the portions were generous.
Grilled NY Steak (Special of the day, $18). This was my husband’s dish. Not super tender but well seasoned and the toppings paired well with the steak.
Fettuccine with Smoked Salmon (Special of the day, $15)- The stand out was the blistered roasted tomatoes that tasted like sundried tomatoes without the dehydrated texture. I enjoyed the blush sauce that didn’t feel overly heavy.
Giuseppe’s Pizza with pepperoni, calabrese, bacon, mozzarella and fire roasted tomato sauce ($15). The pizza felt like it could have been in the oven for a few minutes longer to get a crispier base, but I enjoyed the rustic look of the chunky toppings and the flavourful sauce.
Stoney’s Bread Company is a great casual eatery with weekend brunch, and a regular menu filled with comfort foods and sandwiches that highlight their housemade bread.
*Disclosure: The meal was complimentary but the opinions in the post are my own.