It's a Furniture store! It's a Restaurant! It's Restoration Hardware Cafe!

March 26, 2018

Restoration Hardware Cafe - Restaurant Review

As a graphic design graduate, I'm always drawn to all things art and design related. You might not know this but I actually applied for interior design program as a post secondary major back then. Although, I didn't end up pursuing down that path but my love for interior design was always there. When my parents decided to renovate their kitchen recently, my spark for interior design had reignited again. This time, I took a part time course. And, now that I've moved into my own home, I'm constantly coming up with DIY projects and tackling small home improvements with Will together. Interior designing my home has become my hobby. And I wish one day, my home could be as close to the decorating at Restoration Hardware. That's my #housegoal.

When I found out Restoration Hardware opened up a cafe in Yorkdale Shopping Centre, I knew I needed to go. And who would have thought that Will decided to take me there for brunch on my birthday? He usually has no idea what I wanted but this time he actually does.

Restoration Hardware Cafe - Restaurant Review

We arrived early to the mall as we were told that they don't take any reservations. The cafe is at the extension end of Yorkdale so we had to walk a bit from the underground parking side. As we stepped closer to restaurant, we felt like we were at an exclusive destination! The size of this building amazed me. It was 4-storey high! The receptionist marked our phone number down and told us that the wait would be about 45 minutes. Thankfully though, we arrived early and could easily kill time off in the mall.

About 30 minutes later, we got a text message (yes, a text message!) from the Restoration Hardware telling us that our table was ready and that we had 5 minutes to claim it before they give it away. Despite their odd policy, the cafe was stunning! Huge, sparkly chandeliers hung throughout the ceiling. Riser chairs, comfy nooks, plushy cushions, marble tables and massive artificial grass walls. Restoration Hardware didn't hold back on their decor, which of course shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

Restoration Hardware Cafe - Restaurant Review

Restoration Hardware Cafe - Restaurant Review

Restoration Hardware Cafe - Restaurant Review

A visit to Restoration Hardware is certain to give you tons of content to post for your Instagram. This place is gold and gram-worthy to say the least!

Now onto the food, which almost sounded like it was secondary at this cafe. The menu here was limited. If you're here for brunch classics like the eggs benny then I'm sorry you'll be disappointed. But they do offer pastries, scramble eggs, granola and toasts to start your mornings. Will and I ordered the Shaved Prime Rib French Dip and the Lobster Roll with a cup of coffee.

I wasn't sure which one I liked more between the two. They were both delicious! My lobster roll had generous amount of fresh, meaty lobsters stuffed between the soft white bun. The roll could be a handful to eat as the meat kept falling off. The Prime Rib French Dip was also tasty! Tender and juicy beef sandwiched with slices of melted Swiss cheese. We paired it with a side of crispy sweet potato fries. YUM!

Restoration Hardware Cafe - Restaurant Review

Restoration Hardware Cafe - Restaurant Review

Restoration Hardware Cafe - Restaurant Review

Towards the end of the meal, our hostess surprised me with a freshly baked cookie topped with ice cream for my birthday! What a lovely way to end our dining experience.

After we finished eating, we browsed around each floor and day dreamed ourselves in a home like this. You could also grab a cup of latte while furniture browsing here. I wanted to bring the whole store home! Will got so comfy sitting on one of their loungers at the rooftop garden that he didn't even want to leave!

Restoration Hardware Cafe - Restaurant Review

Restoration Hardware Cafe - Restaurant Review

The lavish experience here at Restoration Hardware cafe was definitely worth its hype. Anybody who's a big fan of interior design or just want a nice backdrop for photos should pay a visit here. You'll not be disappointed!

Restoration Hardware Cafe - Restaurant Review

Restoration Hardware Cafe - Restaurant Review

Restoration Hardware Cafe - Restaurant Review

Restoration Hardware Cafe - Restaurant Review

Restoration Hard Courtyard Cafe
Yorkdale Shopping Centre
3401 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON M6A 2T9

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