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Best Steak Frites in Toronto

Looking at Charles' post about the steak frites lunch at Cafe Boulud ( http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/902284 ) made me hungry for some!

Suggestions for some goodies at a good price?
Thinking $20 - $25.

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  1. Sidecar has a steak frites that I've enjoyed many times. Non-traditional SF cut -- they use a baseball steak. Great price point.

    1. Both Simple Bistro and Left Bank Bistro have excellent ones around your price point. Photo of the one from Simple Bistro attached

       
      1. It's actually a little below your price point but I'm fond of the version of the dish they do at Jules Bistro on Spadina, $18.

        1. Table 17 in Leslieville has amazing frites - but I suggest you dine early when they are fresh - and get the aioli to dip them in! - the steak is a bit chewy, I'd suggest getting it just past medium rare.

          1. You read my mind !!

            I was wondering about good Steak Frites in TO after last weekends meal at Chez Lucien in Ottawa. They have the best fries in Ontario ! Thin, crispy, and delicious. A true Frite. Anyone can do a good steak, great frites are the tricky bit.

            Looking forward to the replies.

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            1. re: PoppiYYZ

              I disagree vehemently. Very few can do a good steak worth eating.

              1. re: justxpete

                I said "can".

                Steak is one of the few items that anyone can do very very well. Quality meat, aged properly, room temperature, extreme heat for a few minutes, and a quality compound butter. Oh and rest. It is sad that many restaurants haven't been able to master that.

                Making truly excellent french fries is a much more difficult task.