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Toronto’s Union Station is getting a ritzy new restaurant

August 23, 2022

A new restaurant that will riff on classic steakhouse offerings as well as premium grade sushi and a daily seafood selection is coming to Toronto’s fabled Union Station, located at Bay and Front Streets, in the heart of downtown.

VineRoutes has recently learned that Liberty Entertainment Group will be behind the project, which plans to open in 2023, and that a name has been chosen for the coveted spot. It will be called Blue Bovine Steak + Sushi House.

Sexy and modern in design, the large, windowed venue will juxtapose the iconic history of the original train station heritage building with a fresh contemporary feel as envisioned by Liberty Group’s international award-winning VP and creative director, Nadia Di Donato. The buzzy restaurant will accommodate dining and premium bar service, as well as offer private dining spaces for special events. No details yet on capacity limits. Both lunch and dinner service will be offered seven days a week.

Union Station

Fresh seafood will be on the menu daily.

Most recently, Liberty Group opened the new North American location of world-renowned Michelin star Chef Ernesto Iaccarino’s Don Alfonso 1890, on the 38th floor of Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. The breathtaking space boasts an unrivalled 360-degree view of Toronto and Lake Ontario, enveloping an intimate, sexy yet elegant 90-seat five-star restaurant, currently enjoying wide acclaim.

Read Also: Don Alfonso 1890: An unparalleled food and wine experience

In addition to Don Alfonso 1890, Liberty Group is also responsible for the development of some of Toronto’s most prolific restaurants, including BlueBlood Steakhouse, Xango and three Cibo Wine Bar locations (King West, Yonge St and Yorkville), and the vibrant nightlife space, Arcane. With over 500,000 square feet of hospitality space, the company caters to a diverse clientele upwards of 1.75 million people per year including A-list celebrities, sports personalities and industry leaders.

As developers and operators of numerous landmark establishments, the Liberty Entertainment Group – led by Nick Di Donato – is recognized as one of the most successful and innovative in the industry, redefining Toronto’s restaurant, nightlife and special event experience.

Stay tuned for more details on this exciting new project…


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