The Strand is a unique upscale restaurant and Piano bar located in the heart of Collingwood. Housed in a converted bank building, its high ceilings, chandeliers, crisp tableclothes combined with the dulcet tones from our grand piano promise a special and elegant dining experience.
To provide the best restaurant experience anywhere north of the 401.
Our main dining room seats up to 60 people with an additional private room in "the vault" (a converted bank vault on the main floor) which seats up to 12.
The cuisine is distinctly French Fine Dining quality, created by our brilliant and talented young head chef Taylor Dow. See our "Dining Side" tab for our dining room menu.
5pm to 9pm Sunday
5pm to 10pm Tuesday to Saturday
We do not provide specific birthday cakes and the like, but you are welcome to bring in your own if you wish. We charge a plating fee of $4 per person.
Our stunning bar with generous seating accommodates up to 18 people, with additional bar side seating for up to a further 16 guests.
At the bar you can enjoy a separate, more casual menu (not available in the dining area). See our "Bar Side" tab for the menu.
The bar side is a casual place to enjoy a cocktail, a glass of wine or beer and soak up the atmosphere of The Strand.
We have an extensive wine list at The Strand with over 1,000 bottles in inventory, mostly stored in the original bank vault deep in the basement. This room provides a naturally perfect environment for storing wine. Our Bartender, Sommelier and front of house Manager, Ky Tynan, will help you with wine sections from our comprehensive selection of wines by-the-glass, up to our captains list of fine wines from all around the world.
We only sell our own wines, we do not provide a corkage service.
We have a private car park at the rear of the building with 9 dedicated spaces, including a handicapped car parking space, this leads to a wheelchair ramp into the restaurant via an assisted access door. On the main floor, we have a fully equipped unisex handicapped washroom. The main customer washrooms are in the basement.
Friday and Saturday all year round - starting at 7pm
with resident pianist and entertainer David Schindler featuring American songbook and other popular favorites. Special requests encouraged!
Early Friday Cocktails
With guitar /vocal and saxophone duet - Honeymoon Phase at 5pm
Join us at the bar for cocktails or an early dinner, relax and get into the weekend with this amazing and talented young duet.
(check them out at www.honeymoodphasemusic.com)
Monthly Wine Event Dinners
Once a month, on a selected Thursday night, join us on a viticultural journey as we explore wines from around the world paired with a specially selected fixed menu. Each dinner will be hosted with different producers & feature wine producing regions of the world.
By reservation only
during the events the bar & restaurant will be closed to normal business.
Thursday March 23rd
ECHEVERRIA WINE DINNER
With guest host / speaker Daniel Sanz from Echeverria winery in Chile
Bar open at 6pm, dinner at 7pm,
menu: no substitutions (vegetarian option available upon request in advance)
$68 plus taxes & gratuities
PAN SEARED SCALLOP
Sweet potato & ginger puree, beetroot chip, lemon dill beurre blanc
5 oz Echeverria Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Parsnip crisps, truffle oil, toast points
5 oz Echeverria Reserve Carmenere 2013
Australian Rack of Lamb
Truffle chive mashed potato, heirloom carrots, chimmichuri sauce
5 oz Echeverria Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
We will shortly be announcing details of our "Happy 4" a bar night to be held every Wednesday where we will offer fantastic discounts on our bar dining experince.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for details or call 705.293.7979.
The Strand is an ideal venue for your special event, including weddings, engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, holiday parties, etc. (up to 100 guests). Enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705.293.7979.
Reservations are strongly recommended, especially during weekends and high season.
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People make all the difference.
Head Chef: Taylor Dow
FOH Manager: Ky Tynan
Head Server: Shelly-Ann Williams
We would like to thank Shelley and the entire staff at the Strand for making our wedding dinner extremely enjoyable and memorable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Shelley made us laugh the entire night! She was very knowledgeable with the different types of wine available.
The restaurant is beautiful and the atmosphere was great. It was a very relaxing evening. The food was incredible and the presentation was 5 star! Virginia and I will be coming back on a regular basis to explore the rest of the menu and to enjoy the friendly atmosphere.
Thank you again for making our night special!
Cody & Virginia Ness
On the corner of Hurontario and Simcoe, The Strand is located on the original sight of the Grand Hotel (1869). Following a devastating fire, the (bank) building that is now our home, was built in 1922. The conversion to a restaurant started in the fall of 2015 and took 6 months of hard work to complete, but we hope you agree, it was worth the effort! We now have The Strand, a bold and unique investment at the heart of this vibrant and growing community that is Collingwood.
The Strand Collingwood was inspired by the iconic deco hotel, the Savoy, located on the street, "The Strand" beside the river Thames in the heart of London, England. The Savoy is not only home to one of the finest restaurants in London, the Savoy Grill, but is also the home for the American Bar, perhaps the most famous piano bar in the world. We wanted to bring just a little piece of that elegance and style to Collingwood and create a place that we would ourselves choose to go. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.