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Best Steak in Collingwood/Blue Mountain

dublem Feb 22, 2008 07:41 AM

Any suggestions?

Thanks in Advance

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    SMOG RE: dublem Feb 22, 2008 08:10 AM

    I've heard that Oliver & Bonacini in the new Weston hotel is great (haven't been myself). I went to a place that's 10 mins away from Blue Mountain called Sisi on Main and enjoyed it there.

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      sexxydevil RE: SMOG Mar 26, 2008 12:09 PM

      NOT RECOMMENDED - I don't even know how they could open another restaurant. I was EXTREMELY disappointed with the quality of food during my visit to Blue Mountain. While the service was still good, the food service was extremely SLOW ...our reservation was after the evening rush. While we ordered different items from the menu and they were alright but we still couldn't understand why we could be served soup that was BURNT. Yes, it tasted burnt. And for main course served ONE hour later, the Fusili with chicken was like Chicken Noodle Soup. I spoken with Allison, the Assistant of Marketing and Communications and she said there was supposed to be a little broth - it was not a little broth. An overall disappointment.

    2. torontovore RE: dublem Feb 22, 2008 09:42 AM

      If you've got time for a short drive I'd suggest Ted's Range Road Diner which is just a little north of Meaford. They specialize in all kinds of game meat and they really know how to cook it. I had an amazing bison steak there last year. Don't be put off by the look of the place from the outside and I'd recommend calling for reservations since they get quite busy. There's a review and photos here:

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        missmouse RE: torontovore Feb 22, 2008 06:13 PM

        Torontovore... you are lucky! We went to Ted's, waited over an hour for our food on a seemingly not busy night, with no explaination of why, or even an offer to refill our drink. When we finally got our food it was AWFUL. Truly the worst meal I have ever had. (and being a mom, usually anything anyone ELSE cooks is fine with me!) I was looking so forward to it and it was so very disappointing. On a brighter note, the B&B we stayed at, Irish Mountain, right near there, was wonderful, I'd highly recommend it!

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          torontovore RE: missmouse Feb 23, 2008 07:09 PM

          I feel bad that I recommended the place after your experience. Did you go recently? What did you order?
          I'll make sure I find time this summer to try them again. Maybe I was just lucky last time.

      2. food face RE: dublem Feb 24, 2008 04:22 AM

        Rockdell steak Tavern off the highway used to be suprisingly yummy. I haven't been there in years so I can't fully vouch for it anymore. It looks shady from the outside but is clean and homey once your'e in. An old school family run resto. Nice sauteed mushrooms and salad bar with pickles. It's a local secret. If it's as good as it once was, you may be in luck.

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          fussimist44 RE: food face Jul 18, 2008 11:25 PM

          Go to the Rockdell if you like a big slab of beef cooked perfectly with a beautifully cooked baked potato and overcooked/non-existent veg. If you are a meat eater you will be in heaven. Vegetarians (or even those who like greens) beware! Their salad bar - the last time I was in - had lettuce, pickles, carrots and celery. But if you want a steak and nothing but - it's perfect. Plus, the service is terrific.

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          Snarf RE: dublem Feb 24, 2008 03:45 PM

          Isn't that like asking for the best sushi in Smith's Falls? Okay, apart from the regional sniping, Kaytoo does a decent steak, usually fairly closely cooked to order; and the Pottery gives you the 50's feel with current pricing, but solidly executed.

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            magic RE: dublem Feb 25, 2008 05:26 AM

            Although I’ve never been, Largo in Thornbury has certainly established itself as the food destination in the Blue Mountain area. I’m sure they’d have steak - and going on reviews it'd likely be a good one.

            Always been curious about Rockdell, but never checked it out….

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              food face RE: magic Feb 25, 2008 03:05 PM

              Yes Largo is the best upscale resto in the Blue Mountain/C-Wood area. An unexpected treat. It is your safest bet if you can afford it. Usually mains are between $35-45. The portions are massive for high end cuisine, enough to share with an app. Everything including the steak is divine.

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              Mr. Millygirl RE: dublem Feb 25, 2008 03:42 PM

              Go to "3 Guys and a Stove". They have recently opened in the make believe village. Very good food at reasonable prices, in a well run restaurant. Owner is a friend who also has a location of "3 Guys and a Stove" just outside of Huntsville.

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                thenurse RE: Mr. Millygirl Feb 26, 2008 05:45 AM

                I have to disagree. I was there on Friday night (Collingwood location) and found the food expensive and disappointing. We both had a salad to start - me the kitchen salad and he the spinach salad. While they were a nice size and quite fresh (as expected), the vinaigrette was too vinegary, even for me, who likes more vinegar than most. For mains, he had the beef tenderloin stew ($18.95), which was anything but tender, with a broth that tasted like Chalet sauce.
                I had the beef ribs ($30.95), which were too sweet and quite dry. The accompanying vegetables ranged from mushy to crunchy, and not surprisingly, were the same that were in the stew, cut the same as well (matchsticks, 1/2 mini potatoes).
                Service was confused and apathetic. We never knew who our server was, and who to order from. Bread (homemade, salty) arrived after our salads were finished - we could have used some bread to soak up the vinegar and give my mouth a rest from puckering.
                Total was $100 incl. tax and 15% tip, with a glass of wine and a beer.
                We cancelled at Oliver and Bonacini to go here, and I almost wish me hadn't (blasphemous, I know..)

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                  Mr. Millygirl RE: thenurse Feb 26, 2008 02:39 PM

                  Sorry to hear of your experience "thenurse". I hope for their sake that it is a matter of growing pains, as I know they have only recently opened. I have known them to be much better in Huntsville.

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                    food face RE: thenurse Feb 27, 2008 05:30 PM

                    Wow, I have only been there once and found my experience to be the opposite of yours thenurse. Everything was perfect. The bread incredible. The salad dressing so creamy and garlicky my aunt desperately pleaded for the recepie. The service was perfect as well.

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