Meet the owner

Rita Khlafon and her husband, chef Yan Khlafon, spent years travelling around Eastern Europe. When they finally settled in Toronto, Rita, who is originally from the Ukraine, and Yan, who hails from Russia, noticed the lack of Eastern European restaurants throughout the city.

In 2012, they opened the first Schnitzel Hub at Yonge and Steeles in Toronto, which was meant to be a grab-and-go takeout place serving homemade schnitzels with a few creative twists. “Our customers kept telling us that the food was amazing and that they wanted to enjoy it with a beer or wine,” recalls Rita, who immediately applied for a liquor license to meet the needs of their customers. Schnitzel Hub at Yonge and Steeles — originally a fast-food schnitzel eatery — was then renovated into a cozy sit-down

Enter the Schnitzel Hub on Yonge and St. Clair, Rita and Yan’s midtown offshoot, catering to everyone in the area from families and the corporate crowd to those who simply want to enjoy the refreshing new flavours of Eastern Europe.

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    Excellent food, bet schnitzel and very good service! Highly recommended and will definitely will be back!

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    April 28, 2017

    Reliable as always.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    April 21, 2017

    I'm new to German cuisine, but the German half of the family loved it (especially the 4 and 11 year old). Food took a little long to arrive, but we didn't mind as we were out for the evening. Clean environment, generous portions, smiling and friendly service, fresh pilsner on tap... We all would go back. The beet salad is delicious and fresh, schnitzel are huge, and rabbit is boneless. For this alone... worth the money paid.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    April 2, 2017

    Awesome!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 1, 2017

    awesome!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 2, 2017

    5 stars across the board! Service is friendly and efficient, food is delicious with good portions, and atmosphere is cozy but modern. Great for a smart casual meal for two but also good for a group of 8! If you enjoy mixed drinks, try the apricot whiskey sour! YUM! If only mixed drinks were available for take out....Loving this restaurant! We'll be back again soon!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 22, 2017

    Everything was excellent. We will definitely be back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 14, 2017

    Went to this place for the first time. Took my father there for his birthday. There was a maximum of 13 people in the restaurant (we were a party of 7). Service was very bad - the serving staff was not attentive to our table. We ordered and when the food eventually came (~40 min) later it was respectable. We brought a cake for Dad and wasn't informed until we got the bill that we would be charged for doing so. We put up a stink and the charge was removed from the bill. The kicker of the day was when I paid the bill with my credit card I didn't leave a tip via the machine - my intention was to leave a cash tip. As I was putting my wallet away to help my physically/mentally disabled father with his coat one of the servers sarcastically said, 'Thank you! Very generous of you!'. Which ended up getting him a nice goose egg on the tip. I would never go back - ever!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 1/5

    February 23, 2017

    Weird atmosphere with brown table clothes and wood chips on the wall. Don't know what decor they are going for here. The service was good, a little rushed since we were only one of 2-3 groups in dining. The place was empty. THe food was adequate but grossly overpriced, way overpriced for what was served.

    Ambiance: 2/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 19, 2017

    This is an extraordinary restaurant. Food is great. Service is exceptional. Highly recommended.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 16, 2017

    The food was very good indeed, the service was excellent; knowledgeable friendly, and attentive. I have recommended it to colleagues.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 7, 2017

    I enjoyed the Winterlicious dessert - cheesecake and sorbet.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 6, 2017

    The service was slow and we did not get water until I asked a second time 40 min in .. asked for coffee never received it .. however the food was great that made up for it

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 3/5

    February 6, 2017

    The attendants could be more friendly.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 6, 2017

    great service, friendly, and nice ambiance. Would come again.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 5, 2017

    A wonderful little resturant. Great service. And our meal was excellent. Thank you to everyone at the Schnitzel Hub.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 3, 2017

    Friendly, attentive staff and great food!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 3, 2017

    Amazing! Huge serving size, delicious food, friendly staff and the best drinks in the city!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 2, 2017

    Waitress was fantastic. Friendly and good sense of humour. Schnitzel was cooked to perfection nice and crispy coating and tender veal. Cherry pierogi for dessert was delicious.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 2, 2017

    2017 Winterlicious Lunch Menu: Salad was fresh and excellent. Schnitzel (veal) was tasty but a bit too greasy. Cheesecake was lovely and a fair portion; apple strudel was good however a very small portion. Purchased 1 drink - a martini - was excellently prepared.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    February 2, 2017

    This was a wonderful Winterlicious lunch! Great value and good food!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 30, 2017

    Absolutely wonderful service, food was delicious. Would definitely recommend and will be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 30, 2017

    Good food, but quite pricey.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 29, 2017

    I have only visited the restaurant during winter and summerlicious but both visits were excellent. Servers are attentive and efficient without giving you the feeling of being rushed. Music level is perfect - loud enough to recognize the song but low enough that you can have a conversation at a comfortable indoor volume. Food was flavourful and beautifully plated. If you enjoy cocktails, try the apricot whisky sour. It's the perfect balance of apricot and whiskey flavour. Will definitely visit this restaurant again!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 29, 2017

    First time. We will be back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 28, 2017

    Great food - cabbage rolls - delicious. Apple strudel exquisite! Service was friendly.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    January 22, 2017

    We were a table of 7. Drinks were well served, orders were taken. Two of our group ordered an appetizer, as well as a main course item. Regrettably the appetizer was served to the two of our members at the same time as the main courses for our table mates. The waitress then became busy with other tables and there was a long, long gap for the two of us who had received appetizers but not their main courses. By the time the waitress was able to serve these two remaining mains, the rest of the table had already finished their dinner. when it came time to request the bills for the table there was another long period of time (at least five minutes) where the waitress was unavailable of too busy to respond to the request. To learn upon presentation of the bill that a 18% percent gratuity had been automatically included in our bill added insult to injury by poor service. I highly recommend the restaurant, great food, just not the server we had.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 3/5

    January 20, 2017

    What a gem ! A new go-to place to eat. Hearty and tasty food. Attentive and helpful service.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 15, 2017

    Really, really good food. Great service, great ambience. Did I say, really, really good food?

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 15, 2017

    I guess I have found my favourite restaurant!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 27, 2016

    It was the perfect Christmas getaway. Ty guys

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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    Winterlicious 2017: Let's get you seated

    Winterlicious 2017: Let's get you seated

    $23 Lunch | $38 Dinner Eastern European, German, Ukrainian

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    Winterlicious 2017: $38 dinners

    Winterlicious 2017: $38 dinners

    Schnitzel Hub is a cozy restaurant and artisan vodka bar located in midtown Toronto. The casual environment, warm and friendly service, paired with authentic Eastern and Central European cuisine offer a convivial dining experience. For Winterlicious, the menu options include borscht, potato cheddar perogies, jaeger schnitzel, chicken à la Kiev, and the classic apple strudel.

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    Winterlicious 2017: $23 lunches

    Winterlicious 2017: $23 lunches

    Schnitzel Hub is a cozy restaurant and artisan vodka bar located in midtown Toronto. The casual environment, warm and friendly service and wide selection of beverages make you feel at home. When dining, expect authentic Eastern and Central European food made from scratch daily. For Winterlicious, try the Borscht, beet hub salad, or potato cheddar periogies; lunch-time options include: Jaeger schnitzel, beef stroganoff, bratwurst sausage; for dessert, try the traditional apple strudel and yummy cherry perogies.

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