Superhero & Villain themed restaurant and bar
Figures is a restaurant and bar with locally commissioned comic book art as decor and tons of hidden surprises in the best way possible. Typically when you walk into a restaurant, you're greeted by a host and then escorted to your table in the main dining room or perhaps the bar if that's your calling. At Figures, Michael and I walked into a room covered in comic book pages from floor to ceiling. There was no sight of the restaurant, just two hosts with a bright smile standing at the host stand ready to welcome us. We were hella' confused. It made us think twice if we were at the right spot until the hosts pointed towards a button that we pushed to access the secret door that led into the main dining room and bar. As the door opened, we were shook. (Ps. The hidden entrance is the only way to get in!)
The ambiance of the restaurant was unlike anything I've ever experience in Toronto. It has a speakeasy feel. Throughout our meal, I felt like we were transported to a modern, slick supper club on Las Vegas Blvd. Not to mention, the interior is every Marvel comic fanatic's dream! The music was upbeat, the decor was eye-catching and to top it all off, the service was exemplary.
Fun Fact: the executive chef worked for a Michelin star restaurant and the bartender previously worked for Bar Chef.
Typically when you go into a fine-dining establishment it's almost always given that you should dress to impress. However at Figures, you get to dress how you please. The aim is to feel comfortable, enjoy a rad meal and take in the experience. Ultimately the food speaks for itself and the drinks well... they're so unique that you'll want to order a second round (we sure did!).
On the Table
(Inspired by Marvel + Star wars)
From the Earth
From the Sea
From The Land
Overall, our meal was exquisite and definitely one for the books. If you're looking to re-connect with your childhood or experience something a little of the ordinary, I highly recommend checking out this speakeasy feel restaurant disguised as a comic book store in Yorkville!
Figures is located at 137 Avenue Rd. The major intersection is Avenue and Davenport Rd. It's a short walk up Bay subway station.