Your new late-night dinner destination is here! From its exquisite menu offerings to an almost intimate interior, this luxe resto-bar is everything you’d hope for in a Toronto dining experience. Tucked away on one of Toronto’s most notorious nightlife strips, King Street West, is Empire Supper Club, a fresh spot for dinner, dancing, and the best nightlife vibes.
If you have yet to stop by Empire Supper Club, make this part of your first night out in 2023. The Italian-inspired fine dining experience has been a few years in the making, having opened up this past summer at 220 King St West.
The dining experience is described as upscale but casual, with a “masterpiece” food and drink menu curated by head chef Ivan Bekcic.
Curiocity had a chance to check out the space and all it has to offer.
If there’s a way to describe Empire Supper Club, it’s “don’t judge the book by its cover.” Why? Well compared to other dining destinations on King Street, its exterior isn’t flashy. And if you’re not sure where you’re going, you’ll miss it. There’s an outdoor sign propped up by the entrance so you can find your way indoors. But once you’re inside and step right into the space, you’ll love what you see.
As you make your way in, you’ll definitely notice the welcoming light-up bar that features a wide selection of liquors and spirits – a perfect spot if you’re just looking for a drink or two.
And in the back, a state-of-the-art video wall, a DJ booth, and 4K LED screens decorate the brick interior. You’ll feel an almost warm and cozy vibe if you’re there for dinner and drinks – especially at night, as the lights dim and the DJ plays their set, the space transforms into THE nightlife destination.
But as we were there for dinner and drinks, we definitely made sure to try the best of the best.
Guests are offered wine from the start, red or white, as they take a look at the menu offerings.
Along with wines, Empire Supper Club has a great selection of cocktails. We tried the Empresso Martini, their version of the classic Espresso Martini but with reposado tequila instead, and the Schnapps Mule, a vodka-based drink with peach schnapps and ginger beer.
As for appetizers, while there are several options to choose from, the Beef Carpaccio is a must. It’s composed of a 30-day marinated tenderloin, and arugula, topped with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh parmesan. You’ll find yourself eating it all rather than sharing.
Other appetizers include the traditional bruschetta, which you can’t pass by, and sauteed broccolini as a side.
Now for the main course, options include pasta, risotto, meat, and seafood plates.
We recommend trying the mushroom risotto which is made of wild mushrooms, fresh herbs, white wine, cream, and shaved black truffle.
But if you’re looking for a filling meal, try the veal chop – a delicious combination that almost melts in your mouth.
Other choices include the wagyu flat iron, rack of lamb, New York striploin, and tomahawk steak.
Hungry yet? You can book your next night out online!
Where: 220 King St West
When: Wednesday 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Thursday and Friday from 5:00 PM to 2 AM, Saturday from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM, and Sunday from 2:00 PM to 2:00 AM. It’s closed Mondays and Tuesdays.