Many of you living in Toronto probably know of this steakhouse hot-spot, but for those of you who don't let me introduce you to Bardi's Steak House. Run by the dad of one of my good friends, Bardi's is located in the heart of Toronto's financial district, across the street from The Royal York. Bardi's is known internationally for their excellent service, food and wines. They serve only "Certified Angus Beef" and since 1994 have been the recipients of Wine Spectator Magazine's "Award of Excellence." This steak house is a huge step up from any Keg type steak place. Pricier, but well worth the extra money and is reflected in their delicious approach to all of their meals.
I am quite lucky as I have been to Bardi's many times! For those of you working downtown, this is a perfect spot for a business lunch or dinner. The steaks are excellent, perfectly cooked and blackened very nicely. The mushrooms that accompany most of the steaks are top notch, they are famous for their "cheesy bread" and the peasant salad is a perfect start to any meal.
Peasant Salad: Hothouse tomato topped with sliced onion, olives, oregano, feta cheese and extra virgin olive oil
Cheese and garlic bread for two
Shrimp Cocktail: "the largest Shrimps in the city"
"Shrimp Bardi's:" in herb garlic butter
Fresh Ontario Mushrooms
"BARDI'S SPECIAL": Bone in rib steak
Filet Mignon: 6oz, 8oz, 12oz
STEAK "DIANNE": Pan fried with mushrooms and green onion, demi glace and flamed with Remy Martin. Cooked entirely at table side.
Check out Bardi's if you are looking for a great steak and a cozy and welcoming atmosphere!
Bardi's Steak House
56 York St.
photo credit: bardis.com