|Cuisine Type |||Tapas|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Brunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Mon-Sat 5:30PM-2AM, Sun 5:30-12AM, Weekend & Holiday Brunch 9AM-2:30PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 03, 2009
Abigail's Party is a name taken from Mike Leigh's 1977 cult film, a satire of the narrow-mindedness of suburbanites. It’s a name that has been adopted ironically by this very sophisticated and progressive restaurant. James, one of the owners, was inspired to do something unlike most North American restaurants with Abigail’s Party. After honeymooning in Italy, he decided that he would bring a European-styled eatery, where people could mingle like they were at a bar, but eat as well as if they were in a restaurant.
A collective experience is encouraged where the food is shared. The difference between Abigail’s Party and your average tapas place is that Abigail’s Pary seeks to create a more relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. In this sense, it is similar to the gastropubs that have become popular in Britain. The intimate feeling is present in the very design, everything from the dark wood to the ‘champagne tables’ surrounded by high stools where you can sit or stand.
Pique Your Taste Buds
Abigail’s Party prides itself on presenting dishes that are made with fresh ingredients. To that end, their menu changes all the time, depending on what is in season. Often West Coast seafood makes an appearance with a zesty twist of one variety or another. They boast one of the best martini lists in the city, as well as a carefully chosen list of beers and wines.