Oui Partake: French-Inspired Cocktail & Food Bar

It feels like I haven’t had a proper sit down meal in so long. I’ve been accustomed to ordering takeout and eating while working or just grabbing a quick bite. Hence, the lack of posts in September. I came across Oui Partake on Instagram after a recommendation, and knew I had to put this restaurant right on top of my list of places to try.

Oui Partake, located 12431 102 Ave, is a French-inspired restaurant that opened about 2 weeks ago. Without a website or any advertisements, it’s already booming with customers.

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The interior is small, warm, and cozy. Fitting approximately 3 large booths, a few tables, and the bar.

After my first meal, it’s became my favourite place for cocktails and bites!

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casual ardor (front) $14, champs elysees (back) $15

Our server sold me on the casual ardor which contains pisco ABA, Aperol, Giffard passionfruit, lemon, lime, and egg whites to finish. This was a bright and fruity drink – just the way I like my cocktails!

Champs Elysees was a little dry with a smooth finish. Both drinks are meant for sipping and I could see myself drinking these on a regular!

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the empyreal $13

I saw this “purple drink” on Instagram and wanted to try it right away. It’s a purple Empress gin with maraschino liqueur, Gifford Creme de Violette, and citric acid. Tart with a hint of sweet.

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potato $8

I LOVE POTATOES. I have to get it every time I see it on the menu, and these pommes duchesse certainly did not disappoint. Potatoes with a drizzle of truffle oil, parmesan, and served with chive garlic aioli. They reminded me of macaroons in potato form! Soft and creamy on the inside, lightly crisp on the outside.

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croque mon’soubise’ $14

My personal favourite was this sandwich. It’s a classic sandwich that contains Meuwly’s ham, gruyere, and a sweet soubise sauce. I can’t even begin to tell how you addicting that sauce is — I can drink it like soup! You have the option of either dipping the sandwich in the sauce, or enjoying it on its own. I practically dumped my whole sandwich into the sauce…

Soubise is essentially a simple sweet onion sauce made from slow-cooked onions and butter. Simple but rich.

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pissaldiere $10

Pissaldiere is a savoury onion tart with olives, anchovies, caramelized onions, and pesto tomatoes. The dough itself resembles a puff pastry which made the whole dish light and fluffy.

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Beef tartare served with capers, dijon mustard, shallot, cornichon, and beet barley relish. Mixed at the table. This was great but not spectacular.

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coq au vin $12

Braised drumsticks with red wine jus, smoked bacon, wild mushroom. Served with a side of bread to soak all the sauce. Another classic.

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seasonal vegetables $6

Not going to lie, we only got this for that soubise sauce but probably wouldn’t order this again. Just something about ordering vegetables in a restaurant (unless it’s mind blowing…)

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chiffon cake $6.50

House-made, great for sharing, and a sweet ending to our meal.

It’s always a shame to see cocktail restaurants with amazing drinks but poor food; however, this was not the case here. The food was as delicious as the drinks. I’ll be coming back to try their charcuterie and more meat-focused dishes! It’s the perfect spot for after work drinks with your coworkers, or a cozy date night spot.

Check below for more pics!

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complimentary popcorn!
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inside of the potatoes!

 

 

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