Mideastro location in Yorkville
Was there earlier this year and absolutely loved it. Call me crazy but they have incredibly good gnocchi, definitely top 3 gnocchi in Toronto in my books.
And the service is very good (but might be a matter of taste). The waiter I had was a very polite mild-mannered gentleman, very nice guy.
Just got an email from Dining Date Night about this restaurant. They are adding it to their list of participating restaurants. Basically, if you pay $10, you can get 30% off at the restaurant. They have some other great participating restaurants as well: https://www.diningdatenight.com/
Seems like a good deal if you intend on trying it out!
A group of wine writers went at the end of January...The Food: it was really very stunning. Here was the Menu
Canapes Served at the Bar with Reception wines:
olive oil and garlic, tomato spread, tapenade – all with black olive bread.
Canapés Served at the Table:
mini babaganoush, hummus, matbuha, fried eggplant
Served with black olive bread
1st Course [excellent, best plate of the evening]
Black truffle carpaccio
12 week aged Wagyu tenderloin rolled on arugula, Parmiggiano Reggiano, balsamic and black truffle oil on a layer of pomegranate honey reduction
Served on lime root vegetable cream and ox tail caviar lentil pot au feu
4oz Sea-bream Couscous, Tripoli-style couscous
8oz New York Steak [I was so full, I took half my steak home with me]
On black truffle mashed potatoes, sea asparagus & baked bone marrow in balsamic & chestnut demi-glace
Stuffed with dry fruit, dark chocolate ganache with coconut semifreddo and garnished with mint and white chocolate coulis.
I have been twice, and really enjoyed both visits.
I really like the lamb pizza, and other appetizers with their pickled-in-house vegetables. Falafel shrimp are tasty.
I had the lamb kefta main. It's served in a metal pan, with a roof of baked bread. There are three very large kefta under the bread, simmering in a delicious mixture of eggplant, tomato, onions, and Moroccan spices. Really tasty. And it's unique. They are doing something that no one else in town does: fancy, creative, Middle-Eastern inspired cuisine.
The service could not be friendlier.