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Brothers Food and Wine announces permanent closure

Brothers Food and Wine announces permanent closure

Brothers Food and Wine announces permanent closure

One of Yorkville’s most cherished, celebrated restaurants, Brothers Food and Wine, has gone the way of so many others during these uncertain times and announced that it will be closing for good, with a last service on July 18th. 

Opened in 2017 by friends, not actual brothers, Christopher White and Jonathan Nicolaou, Brothers instantly thrilled critics and diners with its seasonal, internationally-inspired fare and rare, often natural, wine finds. That year, Brothers was named the city’s best new restaurant by Toronto Life magazine. Since 2018, it has also appeared yearly on the list of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants.

“It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to close the restaurant,” reads a message posted to Instagram on July 13th. Though the owners intended to, “ride the waves of uncertainty with the hope that we would get back to regular service as soon as possible,” in the end, the world’s new reality made reopening impossible.

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NOTHING ENDURES BUT CHANGE. AT THIS TIME, WE WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS SATURDAY'S DINNER WILL BE OUR LAST SERVICE AT BROTHERS. IT IS WITH HEAVY HEARTS THAT WE HAVE DECIDED TO CLOSE THE RESTAURANT. WITH THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE THIS SPRING IT WAS OUR INTENTION TO RIDE THE WAVES OF UNCERTAINTY WITH THE HOPE THAT WE WOULD GET BACK TO REGULAR SERVICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE NOW FEEL IT IS NO LONGER RESPONSIBLE TO PLAN ON ANY FORM OF NORMAL OR MEANINGFUL DINING IN THE NEAR FUTURE. BROTHERS WAS PURPOSEFULLY BUILT AS A SMALL AND INTIMATE SPACE. THIS CONTRADICTS ANY REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS OF MOVING FORWARD GIVEN THE GUIDELINES FOR A SAFE REOPENING. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR STAFF WHO HAVE BEEN NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING.THE SINGLE HARDEST PART OF RUNNING BROTHERS HAS BEEN BUILDING A TEAM THAT SHARES OUR VISION AND INTEREST IN FOOD & HOSPITALITY. OUR TEAM IS THE MOST DEDICATED GROUP OF EMPLOYEES WE HAVE EVER WORKED WITH, MANY OF WHOM ARE READY TO CONTRIBUTE THEIR OWN VISIONS IN THIS CITY, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THEIR SUCCESS. THE RELATIONSHIPS WE HAVE BUILT WITH OUR GUESTS ARE TRULY BEYOND WORDS. ANY SUCCESS WE HAVE EXPERIENCED IS A REFLECTION OF OUR COMMUNITY & BROTHERS IS NOTHING WITHOUT IT. YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT HAS TRULY BEEN OVERWHELMING. THANK YOU, WE LOVE YOU. WE NEVER INTENDED FOR THIS TO BE FOREVER, ALWAYS UNDERSTANDING THIS WAS A STEPPING STONE IN OUR CAREERS. BROTHERS WAS INTENDED TO BE A VESSEL IN WHICH WE SHARED OUR THOUGHTS ON FOOD, WINE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, HOSPITALITY. WE ARE VERY PROUD THAT BROTHERS NEVER WAVERED IN ITS INTENTIONS. IT PAINS US GREATLY NOT BE ABLE TO HOST YOU HERE FOR A PROPER GOODBYE, BUT KNOW THAT WE HAVE EVERY INTENTION OF RE COMMITTING TO THIS WORK & FEEL WE HAVE A LOT LEFT TO CONTRIBUTE. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, SEE YOU DOWN THE ROAD. “THIS RIVER I STEP IN, IS NOT THE RIVER I STAND IN”

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Beyond its deceptively simple cuisine, the tiny spot was loved for its intimate, romantic vibe made up mostly of bar seating with a few tables in back. Unfortunately, the restaurant’s small size added to the challenge of reopening. “Brothers was purposefully built as a small and intimate space,” reads the Instagram post. “This contradicts any reasonable expectations of moving forward given the guidelines for a safe reopening.”

Trout Crudo with Cucumber and Sorrel

The only glimmer of hope to the truly bleak situation may be in the team’s parting words; “Know that we have every intention of recommitting to this work and feel we have a lot left to contribute.”

We will miss this place dearly ❤️

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Brothers Food and Wine announces permanent closure

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Brothers Food and Wine announces permanent closure

Christine Peddie

Christine Peddie

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One of Yorkville’s most cherished, celebrated restaurants, Brothers Food and Wine, has gone the way of so many others during these uncertain times and announced that it will be closing for good, with a last service on July 18th. 

Opened in 2017 by friends, not actual brothers, Christopher White and Jonathan Nicolaou, Brothers instantly thrilled critics and diners with its seasonal, internationally-inspired fare and rare, often natural, wine finds. That year, Brothers was named the city’s best new restaurant by Toronto Life magazine. Since 2018, it has also appeared yearly on the list of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants.

“It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to close the restaurant,” reads a message posted to Instagram on July 13th. Though the owners intended to, “ride the waves of uncertainty with the hope that we would get back to regular service as soon as possible,” in the end, the world’s new reality made reopening impossible.

View this post on Instagram

NOTHING ENDURES BUT CHANGE. AT THIS TIME, WE WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS SATURDAY'S DINNER WILL BE OUR LAST SERVICE AT BROTHERS. IT IS WITH HEAVY HEARTS THAT WE HAVE DECIDED TO CLOSE THE RESTAURANT. WITH THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE THIS SPRING IT WAS OUR INTENTION TO RIDE THE WAVES OF UNCERTAINTY WITH THE HOPE THAT WE WOULD GET BACK TO REGULAR SERVICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE NOW FEEL IT IS NO LONGER RESPONSIBLE TO PLAN ON ANY FORM OF NORMAL OR MEANINGFUL DINING IN THE NEAR FUTURE. BROTHERS WAS PURPOSEFULLY BUILT AS A SMALL AND INTIMATE SPACE. THIS CONTRADICTS ANY REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS OF MOVING FORWARD GIVEN THE GUIDELINES FOR A SAFE REOPENING. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR STAFF WHO HAVE BEEN NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING.THE SINGLE HARDEST PART OF RUNNING BROTHERS HAS BEEN BUILDING A TEAM THAT SHARES OUR VISION AND INTEREST IN FOOD & HOSPITALITY. OUR TEAM IS THE MOST DEDICATED GROUP OF EMPLOYEES WE HAVE EVER WORKED WITH, MANY OF WHOM ARE READY TO CONTRIBUTE THEIR OWN VISIONS IN THIS CITY, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THEIR SUCCESS. THE RELATIONSHIPS WE HAVE BUILT WITH OUR GUESTS ARE TRULY BEYOND WORDS. ANY SUCCESS WE HAVE EXPERIENCED IS A REFLECTION OF OUR COMMUNITY & BROTHERS IS NOTHING WITHOUT IT. YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT HAS TRULY BEEN OVERWHELMING. THANK YOU, WE LOVE YOU. WE NEVER INTENDED FOR THIS TO BE FOREVER, ALWAYS UNDERSTANDING THIS WAS A STEPPING STONE IN OUR CAREERS. BROTHERS WAS INTENDED TO BE A VESSEL IN WHICH WE SHARED OUR THOUGHTS ON FOOD, WINE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, HOSPITALITY. WE ARE VERY PROUD THAT BROTHERS NEVER WAVERED IN ITS INTENTIONS. IT PAINS US GREATLY NOT BE ABLE TO HOST YOU HERE FOR A PROPER GOODBYE, BUT KNOW THAT WE HAVE EVERY INTENTION OF RE COMMITTING TO THIS WORK & FEEL WE HAVE A LOT LEFT TO CONTRIBUTE. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, SEE YOU DOWN THE ROAD. “THIS RIVER I STEP IN, IS NOT THE RIVER I STAND IN”

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Beyond its deceptively simple cuisine, the tiny spot was loved for its intimate, romantic vibe made up mostly of bar seating with a few tables in back. Unfortunately, the restaurant’s small size added to the challenge of reopening. “Brothers was purposefully built as a small and intimate space,” reads the Instagram post. “This contradicts any reasonable expectations of moving forward given the guidelines for a safe reopening.”

Trout Crudo with Cucumber and Sorrel

The only glimmer of hope to the truly bleak situation may be in the team’s parting words; “Know that we have every intention of recommitting to this work and feel we have a lot left to contribute.”

We will miss this place dearly ❤️

Tags:

Restaurant Closure

Brothers