Former Junction Eatery transforms into chic Cajun cocktail bar to bring a taste of the South to the West end.
Photos by Nevena Todorovic
After a full makeover in the summer of 2013, Roux has grown into a stylish and elevated Creole restaurant while sticking to it's nostalgic origins. Serving familiar southern comfort fare, Roux has attracted a whole new generation of Junction diners while keeping it's old customer base, which was important to owners Jamie Delaney and Derrick Markland when they decided to transform the old Junction Eatery on Dundas.
A chic renovation, a slick new name, and a refreshed menu are all welcome additions, but the true spirit of Roux comes from veteran chef Derrick Markland's solid signature dishes that draw from French-Cajun, American Southern comfort foods that incorporate his own unique twists and flourishes into each plate. They include classics like tuna, crawfish and beet ceviche, scallops plated over creamy grits, fried yardbird, and waffles with bourbon maple syrup.
The sight of the barkeep shucking oysters over an offshoot of the bar, the smell of pan-frying catfish, and the feeling that you're being served food reminiscent of home will keep new and old customers alike returning to Roux time and time again.
2790 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON M6P 1Y5
Dinner Tuesday - Wednesday 5:00pm - 10:00pm Thursday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm