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A Bold Approach to Quick Serve Seafood

Little Fin is the younger sibling to sister and brother restaurants The Chase and The Chase Fish & Oyster. Little Fin is located adjacent to the two, in the historic Dineen Building on Temperance, in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core. And while the word "little" is in the restaurant's name, it refers only to size and not to the quality of Little Fin's exceptional seafood-driven menu. Part of the Chase Hospitality Group, Little Fin is a quick service restaurant that takes a bold approach to healthy fast food.

Executive chef Michael Steh says, “We’re taking all the nuances of what a chef knows and does in a restaurant, and applying that to a quick service restaurant where there usually isn’t that ability, talent, creative knowledge."

We’re taking all the nuances of what a chef knows and does in a restaurant, and applying that to a quick service restaurant where there usually isn’t that ability, talent, creative knowledge. - Michael Steh, executive chef
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Fun and Rambunctious

The environment at Little Fin can be described as fun and rambunctious. Dressed up in a bright New England colours, Little Fin feels like a lively marketplace, but is sleek and modernized. Although a quick service establishment, Little Fin offers seating for 30 inside, and another 36 on the patio in the summer. Full restaurant service is also available, with a small beverage list of house wines and local canned beers.

There are many quick service establishments downtown, but Little Fin strives to be that much more and caters to a crowd that is looking for quality, healthy fast food. And with the Chase commitment to excellence, Little Fin focuses on incredible ingredients and puts a lot of value into what you’re paying for.

Being connected to the neighbouring Chase restaurants means Little Fin has access to the suppliers and the talents of two exceptional kitchen teams. The menu is built around several different fish throughout the year, including tuna, haddcock, salmon and mahi mahi. The fish get prepared in very special marinades, and then are offered as an entree, salad or on one of Little Fin’s signature black cholla buns. There’s also a selection of sandwiches, including burgers, fried chicken, crispy shrimp and a lobster BLT. For sides, you can choose a lobster poutine, a selection of mouth-watering rolls or one of Little Fin’s signature salads. It seems like standard seafood fare, but the Little Fin difference is using the finest ingredients and stepping away from the fish shack mentality - that means replacing mayo with vinaigrette in the Little Fin Slaw.

Last but not least, fresh lobster may the biggest draw for Little Fin’s customers. Live market-fresh lobsters are on site and can be steamed or cooked right before your eyes in about nine minutes. And if you’re paying by the pound, you can have them live-to-go.

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Fine Fast Food Downtown

With four new restaurants opened in only a few short years, Chase Hospitality is helping downtown dwellers celebrate good food and fine experiences in new ways. Opened in Fall of 2014, Little Fin is the most recent addition to the group. It’s a new take on quick service dining and provides the downtown core with a much-needed outlet for healthy, high-quality seafood fare.

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