Lunch Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm;
Dinner Mon-Sat 5pm-1am
Dripping candles. Bow-tied waiters. Piaf and au poivre, tartare and Tatin. Hubert could so easily have been yet another cookie-cutter bistro, one of those Madame Tussauds eateries where the patter from the waiters is as waxy as the food. Instead it crackles with life, not bound by the old-school details but glorying in them. This sprawling basement space is a collaboration between the bar czars behind The Baxter Inn and the chef from 10 William St. That means the couple in the next booth tapping their feet to Sinatra are as likely to be decked out in neck tatts and Ramblin' Rascal tees as diamond necklaces and couture, the tarte Tatin will be the complement to a toasty slice of boudin noir, and it'll be a confit field mushroom with the au poivre, not a steak. The really likeable thing about Hubert is that, from the food to the service to the superb wine list, it might be fun but it also really delivers. Welcome to your new favourite night out.
Wine List of the Year award winner
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