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COVID Update

Dear friends,

After Saturday, October 31st, we'll be closing our heated curbside patio as mandated by the city in preparation for the winter.

While our dine-in experience is closed, we’ll continue to offer pickup and takeout options for food, wine, beer, and premium home cocktail kits.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to say another massive THANK YOU for the patronage and support you've shown our team over the last few months. We couldn't be here without you.


Chef Kendall Collingridge

A globally-inspired bistro in the heart of Little Portugal. How Toronto.

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We invite you to dine safely with us and to be considerate of the health of your loved ones, our staff, and the community we share.

  • Face masks are required for all guests and staff members.
  • No shared menus. Browse our new menu on your own device.
  • Surfaces will be sanitized before and between reservations.

Review our full Health & Safety Policy

2020 Diners' Choice Award Winner

Founder was voted as one of the best restaurants for international food and handcrafted cocktails by OpenTable diners. We were also voted as one of the best for romance, which means our dance moves are totally working (or that diners love us for date night).

We're lucky to serve a community that cares deeply about great food, great drinks, and great company. They think we're pretty great, too. Like, 4.8 out of 5 stars great. 

"Amazing isn't strong enough of a word to describe this gorgeous bar. The passion and creativity of the chef is clear and present in every dish. This is why Founder shines. Did I say the décor is stunning? It's definitely a must visit for everyone visiting Toronto. You won't be disappointed."


"The team at Founder is awesome. Their fried chicken is the best in the city in my opinion. Their chef, Kendall, is awesome! The cocktails are god send. I hosted a dinner party there and was really blown away by the service provided by the whole team there."


Our cocktails are pretty damn good, too

"Cocktails are classically inspired with creative twists and textures – a pomegranate foam here, a palo santo perfume there – and lesser-known spirits like aquavit and calvados step into the spotlight."

NOW Magazine