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Best tartare in the city?

atomeyes Jul 18, 2011 01:50 PM

What's your take on who serves the best ______________ tartare in the city?

For now, my vote goes to the Hoof's smoked meat tartare (perfectly executed). Second place goes to the raw kitfo at Dukem (Ethiopian).

950 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1L9, CA

  1. Googs Jul 19, 2011 06:16 AM

    The steak tartare at Weezie's. Beautifully executed and sided.

    354 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1K9, CA

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      myriam5555 Jul 18, 2011 09:48 PM

      The Black Hoof always has great tartares. The beef heart tartare currently on the menu is beefier than the beefiest beef.

      The Black Hoof
      928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

      1. Wahooty Jul 18, 2011 05:39 PM

        I've only eaten there once, but the kitfo at Addis Ababa on Queen W. was excellent. Everything else we ordered was disappointing, so perhaps it was a matter of context, but damn.

        Addis Ababa
        1184 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J1J5, CA

        1. sloweater Jul 18, 2011 03:59 PM

          IMHO, for classic tartare, no one beats Didier.

          1496 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T1Z6, CA

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          1. re: sloweater
            foodyDudey Jul 18, 2011 04:51 PM

            You can only say that because you haven't tried mine. Here is a pic of some I made last week using extra lean 40 day dry aged ground beef from Cheese Boutique.

            I really enjoy the elk tartare currently on the appetiser menu at Globe Bistro

            Cheese Boutique
            45 Ripley Ave, Toronto, ON M6S, CA

            1. re: foodyDudey
              pearlD Jul 18, 2011 05:21 PM

              Steak Tartare is my absolute favourite thing to eat and I just had fabulous tartare at Pastis last week..so incredible I might have to go back this week...I would have to say it (Pastis) is now my #1 place...having dethroned Bistro 990 and Auberge du Pommier but I would never turn it down
              at either of these places...Pastis is in my neighbourhood while the others are a car ride away.,,,,frites are way better at Bistro 990 than Pastis..oh well!

              Bistro 990
              990 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5S3A8, CA

            2. re: sloweater
              taterbrandy Jul 18, 2011 05:53 PM

              Another vote for Didier.

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              jamesm Jul 18, 2011 01:55 PM

              Agree with Dukem, or any of the Ethiopian places I've been too actually. Haven't tried Hoof tartare but I imagine it's awesome like most of their dishes are. I do recall having a really great tartare at Noce across from Trinity Bellwoods. BIg flavour, perfectly balanced, well-seasoned.

              950 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1L9, CA

              875 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J1G5, CA

              Bellwood Restaurant
              756 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J1E9, CA

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              1. re: jamesm
                Bigtigger Jul 18, 2011 02:37 PM

                IMHO the buffalo tartare at Le Select is best

                Le Select
                432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

                1. re: Bigtigger
                  1sweetpea Jul 18, 2011 02:53 PM

                  I enjoyed Le Select tartare as well. Batifole makes a nice horse tartare, but I'd ask them to use a lighter hand on the salt. Dukem and Rendez-Vous have good kitfo.

                  744 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M1Y3, CA

                  950 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1L9, CA

                  Le Select
                  432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

                  Rendez-Vous Restaurant
                  1213 Pitt St, Cornwall, ON K6J3T3, CA

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