The Picky Eater's Guide to Boundary

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Boundary is located at the Cheshire Hotel. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • Boundary is located at the Cheshire Hotel.
Newly open in the Cheshire Hotel, taking the place of the Restaurant at the Cheshire, Boundary (7036 Clayton Avenue) serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. It’s a pretty sexy place – low lighting and lots of dark wood with a huge bar and double-sided green banquette serving as the focal points. The vibe at Boundary is a little bit more chill than Basso, the scene-y restaurant downstairs at the Cheshire – if you do happy hour at Basso, dinner at Boundary is a nice complement. 
Interior of Boundary. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • Interior of Boundary.
While the setting is gorgeous, the menu at Boundary can be a bit of a challenge for picky eaters – lots of meat, lots of butter and a good amount of dairy. Read on for our tips on what to order if you’re a vegetarian or following a gluten-free or paleo diet.

The enormous bar at Boundary. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • The enormous bar at Boundary.
Vegetarian: Start with the Brussels sprout toast or artisanal cheese board. Next, there’s the beet, endive or local greens salad. Sadly, there are no vegetarian entrees, so we recommend combining a salad with the mac and cheese side or the roasted leek and butternut curry side dish. For dessert, there’s local apple crisp, Meyer lemon cheesecake, pear polenta cake or organic chocolate mousse.
Brussels sprouts toast. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • Brussels sprouts toast.
Gluten-free: To start, there’s mussels frites, house sausage, pork ribs, oyster Rockefeller and charcuterie. Boundary offers a raw bar featuring oysters, tuna poke, ceviche, smoked golf prawns, kona kampachi, lobster and steak tartar. For the salads, you’d need to request that they be made gluten-free.

The gluten-free main plates include smoked piccata, rainbow trout, steak frites, roasted heritage chicken, brisket and pork shank.
The local greens salad features pears, goat cheese and walnuts. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • The local greens salad features pears, goat cheese and walnuts.
The tartiflette side dish features potatoes, caramelized onions and crème fraîche. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • The tartiflette side dish features potatoes, caramelized onions and crème fraîche.
Paleo: Among the starters, there’s the poutine (minus cheese curds), mussels frites, house sausage, pork ribs and oyster Rockefeller. Boundary also offers a raw bar featuring oysters, tuna poke, ceviche, smoked golf prawns and kona kampachi. None of the soups are salads are super paleo-friendly, but could be modified. For paleo entrees, there’s the swordfish picatta, steak frites, roasted heritage chicken and brisket.
Oysters on the half-shell. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • Oysters on the half-shell.
Kids: No high chairs in sight – if your kids are incredibly well-behaved and wearing their trendiest clothes, feel free to bring them. We’d leave ours with the babysitter.

Don't skip the dessert on your night out — ours were delicious. And, as always, make sure to let your server know about your dietary needs; ours said the chef would be happy to accommodate. 

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