grilled octopus, sesame garlic potatoes, green harissa, spinach

A vibrant Mediterranean feast

A brand new addition to York Mills Shopping Centre, Babel is a welcoming neighbourhood restaurant serving delicious, creative and colourful Mediterranean fare. Featuring live-fuel cooking and warm hospitality, Babel is open for lunch and dinner daily. Bringing together explosive flavours, friendly service, and a polished design, Babel has everything you need to enjoy a casual weeknight dinner, a quick lunch with friends, or a celebratory evening out.

Our chefs pay tribute to the culinary traditions of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea – including Greece, Turkey, Israel, Morocco and Lebanon – reflecting the cultural mosaic that influences these cuisines. In addition to shared platters of flatbreads, salads, spreads and dips, Babel’s menus are centered around the use of the kitchen’s 12-foot hearth, featuring meat, fish and vegetables cooked over an open flame. At Babel, we invite you to feast by the fire among family and friends. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty as you reach across the table to break bread, double (or triple!) dip, and sample as many flavours and textures as possible. This is the kind of family-style dining that never gets old.

chef de cuisine

Aviv Moshe

Born in Montreal but raised in Tel Aviv, Aviv Moshe’s Canadian-Israeli heritage has shaped who he is as a chef today. He considers himself lucky to have grown up with a family that enjoyed hosting. “Our door was always open,” he recalls. “My mom would cook in huge batches. Even when she was just cooking for two people, she would make enough for 20.”

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Corporate Executive Chef

Anthony Walsh

One of Canada’s most highly revered chefs, Anthony Walsh is the Corporate Executive Chef of Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality. In this role, Chef Walsh oversees the culinary direction of all properties in the diverse O&B portfolio, including the restaurants, the event spaces and the catering department.

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