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October 24, 2018

The Insiders’ Guide to Cactus Club Cafe Sherway Gardens

This place. Our new home. Soon to be yours.

Here’s what you need to check out on your first (or second, or third…)
visit, according to the insiders who work here.

 Two floors with two dining rooms and two lounges offer four unique experiences.

Dining Lounge | Cactus Club Cafe Sherway Gardens

The space. With seating for 450 guests over two floors, it’s one of the most beautiful and spacious restaurants in the country. But its design gives each space a unique feel – from the intimate and moody dining room to the high-energy lounge scene. Guests should take a walk around to get a sense of all their options for future visits.” – Corina, General Manager

Chef Cory Vitiello’s Lobster and Prawn Tagliatelle Nero is one of the exclusive dishes on the menu.

Ocean wise™ Canadian lobster and prawns, pistachio green chili pesto, squid ink tagliatelle.

The menu. I work here and I still struggle to make up my mind on what to eat because we’ve got such a range of food people love, made with the highest quality ingredients. We’re really excited to be launching some exclusive dishes like Chef Cory Vitiello’s Salmon Fresca and Lobster and Prawn Tagliatelle Nero, as well as a ridiculously delicious Apple Galette.” – Vasken, Chef

“Marilyn” by Toronto’s Daniel Mazzone is one of twenty original artworks in the new restaurant’s collection.

“Marilyn” by Toronto’s Daniel Mazzone is one of twenty original artworks in the new restaurant’s collection.

The art. We’re really proud of the collection of authentic art that surrounds our guests and this restaurant has some truly incredible pieces at every turn. We’ve curated original pieces from some of the world’s most iconic artists including Andy Warhol, Mr.Brainwash, Takashi Murakami and Jean-Michel Basquiat. We also had the good fortune to work with Toronto’s own Daniel Mazzone on a commissioned piece designed specifically for this space which will welcome guests as they arrive.” – Anna W., Designer

The French 757 is the perfect way to get the party started.

Gordons dry gin, lemon, orange, grapefruit, soda, finished with a bottle of sparkling wine and clouds of cotton candy.

The drinks. Wine lovers will be in paradise (especially when bottles are half price on Tuesday and Wednesday). And our selection of seasonal craft beer will hit the spot at lunch, after work or while watching the game. Those looking for the perfect cocktail can pick from a proper classic to something adventurous…like our new party-sized French 757 (pictured), topped off with a bottle of sparkling wine and cotton candy.” – Sam, Eastern Bar Manager

The entire second floor can become an open air patio thanks to a massive retractable roof and windows.

Second Floor Lounge, Sherway Gardens

The retractable roof on the second floor rooftop. It’s one of the largest of any restaurant in North America and it can open in minutes as soon as the sun is shining or the stars are out. The second floor glass walls totally open as well, which creates one amazing open air dining experience.” – Jamie, Assistant General Manager

Bartender | Cactus Club Cafe

The atmosphere. We’re obsessed with making sure it feels good when you’re here. Whether it’s the great music (including DJs on the weekends), the state-of-the-art lighting and sound design, or the genuinely gracious and caring service, we are here to make you feel like you’re exactly where you should be.” – Yenny, Guest Services Liaison

The details:

Cactus Club Cafe in Sherway Gardens is open every day from 11:30 am – 1 am.
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We are located at 25 The West Mall, off The Queensway.
Mall parking and valet parking are available. 

Click here to visit our online reservations page.