Mediterra: best seafood?
We'll be in Toronto for one night staying at the Westin Harbor Castle. Do you recommend Mediterra as the best seafood restaurant in town?
Never heard of Mediterra, but Starfish has a good reputation for oysters and seafood. Lobster, crab, soon soft shell crab season too. It's a small place with a good selection of fish,and usually quite busy, which means the fish would be fresh every day. It's also quite close to the westin almost walking distance depending on the person. Some people think there's no reason to eat seafood in Toronto b/c of our proximity to the sea but that's silly.
Unfortunately the Harbour Castle is away from all the better restaurants - and Mediterra aims at tourists (locals rarely go there).
The advice below is as good as any - but both Chiado and Joso are a long way from the Harbour Castle (I'm guessing $15 to Joso $20 to Chiado, each way). My preference would be Chiado (a very upscale Portuguese retaurant) as you can try several fish not easily available elsewhere. But, realistically, Toronto isn't a fishy city.