June 23 is the final curtain for this Midtown institution, which will promptly be replaced by a Hero Burger.
We interrupt this orgy of west-end restaurant openings to bring you some sad news: Midtown’s Senior’s Steakhouse and Restaurant (1397 Yonge Street, at St. Clair West #MID) is closing on June 23.
“We decided to close. We couldn’t stay any longer,” says owner Eddy Marlet, who has been there since day one.
A sign posted in the restaurant window reads:
To our valued friends and customers of 51 incredible years,
It is with mixed emotions, heavy hearts, and a tear that we wish to announce that after 51 years in business, Seniors will be closing its doors on Saturday June 23rd.
We want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your patronage, friendships, and many smiles over the last five decades. It has been our pleasure to have served you all but the time has come for us to retire. We wish you all the best.
A new establishment, Hero Burgers, will soon be taking our spot here at the corner of Yonge and Pleasant Blvd. We hope you will all welcome them as you have so graciously with us. We wish them nothing but success.
Again, thank you for 51 fabulous years!
All the best,
Eddy and Kathy Marlet
Costa and Mary Marlet
Joe, Ravi and Sami!
Opened in 1961, the affordable diner and upstairs steak house became a staple in the neighbourhood for its no-nonsense (but charming) staff, cobblestone exterior and warm, retro interior and menu. Where else would you find tomato juice as an appetizer?
“We were doing some small business in the main floor and then the year after I expanded upstairs with the steakhouse,” he recalls. “It’s been a long time. I’m quite old now. I’m 86 and I should not be working to begin with.
“Through the years, I served millions over breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Not a lot of people can say that.”