Ferreria exude a warm, festive, Mediterranean grace, and you can’t go wrong with its take on Portuguese classics, including oysters (huîtres à la portugaise; 6 for C$21), salted cod (morue salée rôtie en croûte; C$34), and bouillabaisse (C$38). A smaller, late-night menu for C$24 is available from 10pm Monday through Saturday. For lighter and less expensive fare, Ferreira’s sister venue, Café Vasco de Gama, on the same block, at 1472 rue Peel, offers big breakfasts, a variety of salads, and delectable desserts indoors and at sidewalk tables in warm months. It’s open daily into the early evening. The owners also operate Taverne F, a trendy restaurant specializing in petiscos (small plates to be shared among friends). The restaurant is in a glass box on the sidewalk of the Quartier des Spectacles, next to Brasserie T.
- Leslie Brokaw, Erin Trahan, Matthew Barber