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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).

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Dukem
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.

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    Weezie's
    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.

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      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.

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        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.

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          Didier
          1496 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T1Z6, CA

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            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

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

             
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              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!

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

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              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.

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

              Noce
              875 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J1G5, CA

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

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                Bigtigger Jul 18, 2011 02:37 PM

                IMHO the buffalo tartare at Le Select is best

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

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                  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.

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                  Batifole
                  744 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M1Y3, CA

                  Dukem
                  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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