La Banane, the long-anticipated restaurant from chef Brandon Olsen, opened its Ossington home in January. In the partnership between Olsen, Olsen’s fiancée, Sarah Keenlyside, and King Street Food Company, the 5,500-square-foot French restaurant is a sleek space with a bit of an Art Deco feel courtesy of the design by Mason Studio. Throughout the space, paintings can be found from the chef and his partner’s private art collection, including works by Douglas Coupland, Talia Shipman, and Brent Macintosh, as well as a 40-foot mural designed by graphic designer Barr Gilmore. The restaurant is split into three distinct areas including a front space, a marble-topped raw bar, and a back dining room that can be used for semiprivate dining. The dining room seats 88 and has 24 seats at the bar. The entire space holds 120 for cocktails. Full buyouts are available.
Photo: Courtesy of La Banane