We are proud to announce the latest addition to our extensive restaurant portfolio in Toronto, with Margo. Located on the fourth floor of private members’ club Clio, the reimagined, Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and lounge will be open to the public from April 25th, 2023.
A hidden gem in the heart of King West, Margo guests are invited to step off Clio’s elevator into a luxurious space, with vibrant hues and velvet accents, artfully curated lighting, captivating art adorning the walls, and weekly entertainment creating an inviting and electric atmosphere for culinary adventures, enthralling conversations, and intriguing encounters to take place.
Carefully curated by Executive Chef Marc Cheng (previously George, Patria, NAO Steakhouse and Kōst) and Chef de Cuisine Jo Castrinos (previously Splendido, Storeys, and Portland Variety), Margo’s robust menu pulls inspiration from the diverse cultures, fresh ingredients and unique flavours found along the Mediterranean Coast, from the Iberian Peninsula to the shores of Lebanon.
“We’re excited to open the doors of Margo at Clio and inject some Mediterranean flavour and hospitality to King West’s thriving culinary scene,” said Charles Khabouth, CEO and Founder of INK Entertainment Group. “Some of my fondest childhood memories involve sitting in my mother’s kitchen, tasting her incredible food which was heavily influenced by her own culinary experiences and travels along the Mediterranean. As an homage to her, we wanted to create a similar culinary adventure at Margo with a menu that transports guests through the region’s vibrant coastal towns, and a welcoming atmosphere to ensure every visit is a memorable one.”
Celebrating the bountiful Mediterranean ingredients from both the land and sea, Margo’s menu features an extensive seafood offering including dishes such as Whole Lobster Linguine for two, Grilled Octopus, and Mediterranean Sea Bass, as well as seasonal items sourced directly from both local and international suppliers. From the land, guests will also be able to indulge in both traditional and modernized Mediterranean plates including a flaming table side Saganaki, locally sourced Ontario Rack of Lamb, and Mushroom Kosheri, an Egyptian Street food dish with shaved black truffles.
Perfectly paired with Margo’s culinary offering is a Mediterranean-inspired wine program, with a dedicated section on Margo’s wine list featuring unique varietals from different Mediterranean countries, including an Indigenous grape-based white from Mallorca, the famous Château Musar from Lebanon, a selection of Greek whites and reds, as well as a few classics from Bolgheri, Sicily and Provence.
A signature cocktail menu completes Margo’s beverage program, with innovative creations inspired by the vibrant flavours and colours of the Mediterranean region. Standouts include Amara, a bright and refreshing cocktail featuring Tsiporo Greek Moonshine; Oud Fashioned, a twist on the classic presented with a tableside smoke show; and Viola, a modern take on a French 75 with gold flakes, creating a beautiful glimmer upon arrival.
Margo marks the first of many new concepts INK will be launching in Toronto this year, including Mr. Vander, a new, late-night lounge, opening on the 2nd floor of Clio in early May; an American concept Restaurant and Bar in the Financial District, in partnership with Michael Cooper and his team at award-winning real estate company Dream; and a Supper Club in Midtown in partnership with Harlo Entertainment alongside their co-founder and legendary entrepreneur Michael Kimel, both slated to open later this Spring.
Located at 600 King St. West, Margo will be open to the public starting Tuesday, April 25th, with reservations available Tuesday to Sunday, 5.30 PM until 11 PM, as well as from 11 AM to 3 PM for brunch on Sunday. Advance reservations can now be made via OpenTable.