Best seafood restaurant in Toronto
- Disneyfreak Jul 16, 2009 11:15 AM
So I spoke to my coworker about her dining thoughts for this trip. She doesn't want to do anything to "enthic funky" I'm thinking of Nota Bene and Scaramouche (doing a August tasting menu) for two of the dinners.
She told me she like seafood so now I come back to you, my Chowhound friends, to help me find a good seafood place. It can't be too expensive -- our food spending is about $103 a day. We are staying at the Sherton Centre on Queen Street West and will not have a car.
thanks for your help!
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As I recommended Starfish to you in another of your posts, I'll go with it again. It suits your needs in terms of quality, proximity, and pricing. Chiado, as worth a rec as it is, would involve a long ride on a streetcar or dipping into your pd's for cab fare.
Agree with the Starfish rec, but would also like to mention that the seafood at Scaramouche (where you mention you might do a tasting menu) is topnotch. When I dine at Scaramouche, I tend to order the seafood dishes.
Nota Bene also sources great quality seafood. The lobster salad at Nota Bene uses perfectly cooked lobster, but I wish they'd dress the salad with a non-creamy, possibly citrusy dressing rather than the buttermilk dressing they currently use. Nota Bene's wild Digby scallops are also high quality, and cooked expertly. They've changed their previous preparation (which didn't work for me), and are now serving the scallops with pineapple, jicama & coriander salad and chili oil. If I was at Nota Bene, I'd probably still stick with the seafood.
re: Charles Yu
Just had dinner at Zee Grill tonight. I hadn't visited ZG for a few years. My meal was fantastic, especially considering the price point (mains mostly in the mid $20s, desserts $9).
Enjoyed the wild gulf shrimp and calamari noodle dish, and an upside down apple tart with house-made vanilla ice cream. Nice fresh bread, too.
Thought the quality was comparable to Starfish. Friendly, courteous server, too.
641 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA
I love Zee Grill! It's actually my favourite choice for fish in the city. I love the cozy, friendly atmosphere, great (usually!) service and excellent menu. I always feels like a "downtown" restaurant has been plopped into my neighbourhood. The only reason I didn't mention it to the OP is that they are downtown and without car.