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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

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  1. 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

      IMHO the buffalo tartare at Le Select is best

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

      1. re: Bigtigger

        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

    2. IMHO, for classic tartare, no one beats Didier.

      1496 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T1Z6, CA

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      1. re: sloweater

        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

          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

          Another vote for Didier.

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

              354 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1K9, CA