We’ve all seen those insta worthy pics of a rooftop restaurant with a central pool and the CN tower in the background. Seeing it all over instagram made me curious to check this place out. That popular spot is Lavelle. This is my honest Lavelle review of both the food and the vibe.
People go to Lavelle for the vibes. How can you not love summertime on a rooftop patio, overseeing downtown and the CN Tower. Majority of people dress up but some people dress casual as well. There’s a pool in the middle of the restaurant that isn’t just a decorative accent. People can actually go in for a swim if they’d like to. They have a change room and everything. Personally, I wouldn’t go for a swim it’s a little awkward but I’ve seen pictures of people enjoying the water (mostly for a photo op). Music choice was good. Not too loud, but loud enough to enjoy. The spot is open till late so it’s a great place for a nighttime lounge type of vibe.
Let me just start off by saying that I didn’t have high expectations on the food. Like none. Wasn’t going for no culinary experience. We went for vibes first, and then we can eat. I went with a safe option and also the popular choice which was the Wagyu Burger. The burger came with a “special sauce” and truffle fries. The burger was good. Tasted like a watered down big mac with tomato . I think I enjoyed the truffle fries more than the burgers.
My friend ordered the sushi which tasted good but the portion to the price was too expensive.
Another popular dish is the chicken karaage which my friend enjoyed. The food for the portion is quite expensive. The burger and fries is $27 which is a lot for the quality. It is however a safe food option if you’re looking for something to have. They do have a variety of food option on their menu from hot and cold plates, vegetarian options, sushi, and dessert.
My favourite part about the menu is they have a whole mocktail menu. I do not drink alcohol and often when I go out, many restaurants do not have virgin cocktails, or a variety of it. What I loved is they have a section on the menu for mocktails. I ordered a virgin sangria and really enjoyed the drink.
My final Lavelle review verdict: would I go again? Maybe if I get invited. It’s an experience. I wouldn’t be going for the food, I would be going for the environment and the summertime vibes. The idea of Lavelle is great and beautiful, a great place to bring someone that’s from out of town. If their food was more up to par matching the price with the quality, it would definitely bring the restaurant to the next level.
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