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Jul 29, 2009 06:07 PM

Single best dish you've had in Toronto?

Let's say... within the past year or so?
It could be dessert/dinner/lunch/anything! Give the restaurant name and what the dish was.

I rarely eat out (maybe like 2-3 times a year?), but the best dish i've had was the steak tartare from Canoe......... so far. Stay tuned.

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  1. Within the last year?! None!! Looks like overall quality has gone down with the economy!
    However, if allowed to go back a few years, the 'Sauteed primini veal liver' at Il Posto Nuovo, Yorkville. Texture and taste, absolutely amazing!
    Close second was the Grilled tiger prawns with roasted baby potatoes in black truffle sauce reduction at the now closed JOV bistro.

    1. I'd probably say the Bymark Burger, medium rare, with fries instead of onion rings.

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      1. re: tjr

        OMG! So agree! Still recall how my mouth watered like crazy after the first bite; have never experience quite the same sensation with another dish...except for the bread pudding from The Drake hotel. It was as memorable as the Bymark burger and I suspect that the only reason my mouth did not water as much was because I was already full when I ate it.

      2. Within the past year, my best dish in Toronto is the Applewood Smoked Yorkshire Pork Belly with Corn Emulsion at Splendido.

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        1. re: skylineR33

          This version of Splendido? I saw it was closed (I live near-by) but understand it re-opened for business last Tuesday...maybe there is an up-to-date review?

          1. re: LJS

            I tried this dish late last year at the old Splendido. I have not visited the new Splendido yet.

        2. dinner- italian at Marcellos- penne alla vodka- my fave
          dessert- simple creme brulee at Ruth Chris- in my opinion the best in the city
          lunch- Fish Store- salmon fish sandwich- sooo good

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          1. re: ttran88

            i love the linguine a la nonna at marcellos...though i did't go last year
            also had a great fish sandwich, you mean the one on college?

            1. re: Splendid Wine Snob

              Sure why not? I'll start! Had a 1990 Chasse Spleen over the weekend! Yuuuuum! Tasted refined like a first growth!

              1. re: Charles Yu

                Wine should only count if it's frozen and served in a "dish"

                  1. re: foodyDudey

                    I was treated to a lovely fragolino gelato in the home of a former chef in Woodbridge- would that count :)? Unfortunately, he only made a small batch.

                    But the Woodbridge part of the equation would mean that dish was served outside of Toronto....

                    I like the Singapore Slaw at Lee, and it's one of my favourite dishes of all time- but I have to confess it has been a few years since my last order.

                    My half lobster at Starfish ( I split it with a friend) was excellent- standard, classic preparation. That was probably the best dish I've had in Toronto in the last year.

                    1. re: phoenikia

                      They've been serving it at Brickwork's farmers market the last few weekends. Once, Mr. Lee himself was schlepping it.

                      1. re: grandgourmand

                        Yes, but alas they arrived late, and I was already heading back to my car...