Downtown Toronto Restaraunts

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Jan 4th, 2018, 06:34 PM
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Downtown Toronto Restaraunts

My wife and I will be going to Toronto in March and staying downtown. Any restaraunt recommendations? We like steaks and seafood.
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Jan 5th, 2018, 07:41 AM
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Price range?
If you are not Canadian, it is worth noting that restaurant meals are subject to a separate tax, not included in the quoted price as it is in some other countries. As well, dining out is a tip-driven business so the customer should add 10 to 15 per cent to the tab (approve of tipping or not, the servers need them.) Together, you should expect to add 25 per cent to the menu price. Sorry, but that's a practical view of the situation.
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Jan 5th, 2018, 09:01 AM
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There are many good steakhouses in Toronto including such chains as Hy's, Ruth's Chris and Morton's, but my choice would be the classic Barberian's which has been serving excellent steaks for almost 60 years.
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Jan 6th, 2018, 09:41 AM
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Lots of steakhouses (above) - my carnivore friend loves Jacobs near King and Spadina

https://jacobssteakhouse.com/

For seafood - The Chase gets good reviews; there's always a party at Rodney's Oyster House (also near King and Spadina); Joso's at Davenport and Avenue Road is still highly regarded 30+ years later.
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Jan 7th, 2018, 01:31 PM
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Why on earth do you think a treatise on the application of sales tax and tipping practices, much less delivering both an apology AND a defence of tipping, is relevant response to the OP's request for recommendations?
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Jan 12th, 2018, 06:57 PM
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Is Morton's closed, now that the Park Hyatt is closed?
Also, in a steakhouse along the lines of Morton's, 10 to 15% would be wildly undertipping.
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Jan 14th, 2018, 07:35 PM
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My friends told me today that even though the hotel is now closed, Morton's (they think) is still open.
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Jan 18th, 2018, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by laverendrye View Post
There are many good steakhouses in Toronto including such chains as Hy's, Ruth's Chris and Morton's, but my choice would be the classic Barberian's which has been serving excellent steaks for almost 60 years.

Barberian's is on Elm Street and I've eaten at some of the other restaurants on that street numerous times but I've never tried Barberian's. .
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Jan 18th, 2018, 08:31 AM
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not sure where the rest of my post went but anyway - maybe I will give it a try next time I'm in TO.
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Donatello Restaurant & The Keg Steakhouse are my most favorite restaurants in town.
Strongly recommended.
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Oct 7th, 2018, 05:39 AM
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The two-block stretch of Elm from Yonge Street west to Bay is home to a half-dozen restaurants. They range from Thai at the lavish Bangkok Garden through Italian to the Queen and Beaver, a gastro-pub which I like a lot. Its menu of updated English fare constantly changes and it has a wood-burning oven that does not make pizza. One look at Barberian's prices and the newcomer may want to shop around. Not typical of Toronto, that steak house posts its menu outside, perhaps having learned that budget customers need due warning. These days travellers can see menus on-line, but it is very useful advice to know that the practical bottom line will be at least 25 per cent higher than given on the menu.

The two-block stretch of Elm from Yonge Street west to Bay is home to a half-dozen restaurants. They range from Thai at the lavish Bangkok Garden through Italian to the Queen and Beaver, a gastro-pub which I like a lot. Its menu of updated English fare constantly changes and it has a wood-burning oven that does not make pizza. One look at Barberian's prices and the newcomer may want to shop around. Not typical of Toronto, that steak house posts its menu outside, perhaps having learned that budget customers need due warning. These days travellers can see menus on-line, but it is very useful advice to know that the practical bottom line in Ontario will be at least 25 per cent higher than given on the menu.
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