A Toronto landmark where wheeling, dealing, and lots of eating have gone on since 1959, Barberian's is also romantic: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton got engaged here (for the first time). The menu is full of steak-house classics, like starters of tomato and onion salad and jumbo shrimp cocktail. Mains are all about the meat, be it a perfectly timed porterhouse, New York strip loin, or rib steak. Fresh fish of the day and grilled free-range capon also hold their charms.
One of the oldest steak houses in the city, Barberian's offers a selection of 3,000 labels in its underground two-story wine cellar.