compare steak between skyline and tulip steak house
this is for the toronto crowd.....
has anyone eaten at the skyline restaurant (1426 queen st. W) and
at the tulip steakhouse (1606 queen st. E) ???
we are trying to decide on which restaurant to go to for lunch.
the skyline is alot closer (5mins) than the tulip (20mins).
i specifically would like to know, if available, what is the difference in
their steak dinners, in terms of the meat quality, taste, and cooking...
thanx in advance...
I love the Tulip, but it is not fancy, or exotic in the slightest (so if you're looking for novelty don't look there). I recommend the steak sandwich, the steak is tender and savory and served on pliant white bread that soaks up the juices. Mostly, It's a good deal at seven bucks.
But really, the thing to order is the meat sauce spaghetti. The sauce is cooked all day with the drippings and scraps from the steak. The pasta is, yes, a little overcooked, (so if you're an Italian who need your pasta to be al dente, you might want to avoid it) but if you don't mind that, it's wonderful. The pie (in particular the Lemon Cream) is also good, so save room for that.
It's really a nostalgic place. If you grew up in the Toronto I did, of white bread and overcooked spaghetti, it's delicious in a comforting, old fashioned way. It is what it is, I guess.
Skyline has been a Parkdale fixture for at least 35 years, and run by the same people, First two brothers, and now one..
It was a typical diner for past time cravings, such as hot beef or Chicken sandwiches on white bread, smothered with gravy and homemade mash, BLT, etc..
It has deteriorated quite a bit as of late, but you still get the same "cheeky" and very efficient wait staff