This is my 2nd time to Barbarian, when me and Ben first dated 2 years ago, we went there for their after Ten menu for Cheese Fondue for two and loved it
This Elm Street landmark celebrated its 51st anniversary this year, in the dining room that remains unchanged from the day when Raquel Welch broke the no-jeans dress code.
Founded by Harry Barberian and run today by his son Arron, it features an epic wine cellar and a staff that stays around for decades.
♥ Thanks hun for dinner ♥
Have to have a bottle of Red Wine w/ my steak (^_^)
Out Basket of Garlic Bread arrives with some pickled vegies which was very delicious, not overly sour, done just right (the jalapeno was super spicy)
Coquilles Saint Jacques
~ this was a let down, I expected something more flavorful but it falls blend
~ this is one one the best I've tasted in Toronto, not too oily or salty and it was rather large in size =)
New York Sirloin Steak (10 oz) w/ side of spinach
~ I ordered RAW and it came a little bit overcook =( the meat itself isn't as flavorful as Jacob's, maybe because it's not aged as long
Ben's Rib Steak (16 oz) w/ baked potato
~ this was much better than mine, the meat w/ the fat is much more flavorful and wasn't overcook like mine
Hot Apple Beignets with Vanilla Ice Cream
~ this was my favorite dish of the night, I was expecting to have some sauteed apple on the side.... but it came and it was actually like an apple ring (just like onion ring but with apple instead) =P
The Bill, so old school
It was not bad for it's price and I can't compare to Jacob's since it's half the price. We arrive late that night and I sort of felt bad if not I would have return my steak for being slightly overcook.
But this will definitely not be my #1 steakhouse, I obviously prefer Jacob and even Chris Ruth is much better. But I do like their wine list which has a lot of variety and yet still affordable.