Charming French Bistro in Baldwin Village
Simple, classic french cuisine - nice intimate little find if you don't mind small spaces.
Great little corner set aside with a RESERVED sign for a birthday celebration- nice way to start the evening. 3 Course prix fixe menu costs $33 per person- your choice.
Here's what we chosen:
Appetizers- Warm goat cheese with honey on toast, greens, pine nuts & Curried crab potato cakes. Really lovely
Dinner- Special of the Day- Coq au Vin, Steak Frites. Coq au Vin was really delicious tender moist thighs with chunks of bacon visible in the sauce. Only negative with the frites though they were really delicious were there was way too overly salted for our tastes.
Dessert: Cream Puffs filled with vanilla ice cream & drizzed with fudge sauce & chocolate walnut cake ( warm from the oven when it arrives at your table). Server had let us know that it would be 15 -20 mins for chocolate walnut cake as it was made to order.
Relazed atmostphere where you are not rushed out- there was only 1 server for the bistro but she did an amazing job of ensuring everyone was looked after. She was apparently one of the original wait associates who was back to cover a few shifts. If there is a little bit of a wait, good food is worth waiting for so enjoy your dinner companion and bon appetite!
168 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T1W4, CA
Wow, that's really unfortunate. I go regularly for the prix fixe lunch, and it's usually packed. I didn't get the impression that the restaurant is failing, but I obviously don't see the bottom line (is $3k in rent expensive for 28 seats?). Maybe the owners just want a change?
Thanks for the review, fooddiva7. Midi is one of my favourite restaurants, and it's often overlooked when the subject of French bistros comes up. Every meal I've ever had there has been very good, the service ditto. And the restaurant itself is, as you say, charming. (The tables are fairly close together, and occasionally the noise levels can get a little high,. But somehow in that setting the chatter seems--to me, anyway--festive rather than irritating. Odd, because normally I can't stand noisy venues.)