This new King West restaurant is the ideal place to unwind

Feb 1 2019, 2:33 pm

Sometimes, you go out on the town wanting high-energy club vibes.

And sometimes, you just want to take a load-off from the busy week with some delicious food and a chill atmosphere.

And Laissez Faire, new to the intersection of King and Portland, is offering you just that.

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The spot’s title offers the perfect description of its vibe. Tucked above Local’s Only, it’s beautiful and warm, but manages to maintain an effortlessness that makes it easy to feel ultra comfortable amid the vast menu and dim lights.

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Cozy booths offer the opportunity to get close with your company and share a cheese plate or sample different meats, while you sip on a beet mule or an espresso martini.

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Or choose a smaller table for a date night, and opt for a couple main dishes instead. Whether you’re a hard-core omnivore or prefer your dishes plant-powered, there’s a mouthwatering option for you.

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Enjoy a half or whole chicken, served with lemon and chopped herbs. Or Waygu beef served with brown butter and bitter greens.

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There’s also a beautiful cauliflower steak option, which isn’t actually steak at all. Instead, it’s a whole roasted cauliflower done up with romesco, pine nuts, herbs and Jerusalem artichoke. There’s a wicked vegan caesar with cashews and roasted chickpeas, too.

Prefer the flavours of summer? Fish is always a good decision. The grilled sea bream is served whole with citrus and herbs.

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And the dessert options are delightful. Chocolate lovers can enjoy the sweet four ways with a shareable plate to finish a meal.

If you choose to share, that is.

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So if you’re looking for a Friday-night wind-down, a chill birthday celebration or a relaxed anniversary date, Laissez Faire has you covered.

What’s in a name? In this case—plenty.

Laissez Faire

Address: 589 King Street West
Phone: 647-508-5088

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