The Best Steak Tartare in Toronto
The best steak tartare in Toronto is a true-blue carnivore's delight found at bistros, steakhouses and upscale dining rooms. While plenty of kitchens are happy to adhere to the iconic formula of raw meat with capers and shallots, a dash of Worcestershire or a dollop of dijon, there's many willing to add creative spins, adapting the recipe to represent Toronto's diverse tastes.
Here is the best steak tartare in Toronto.
The horse tartare ($17) is a must at this meat-centric Dundas West restaurant. While the dish is a menu staple, you'll find the preparation varies, ranging from traditional (shallots, capers, dijon) to original takes (seasoned with black sesame or yuzu kosho) each time you visit. More »
This Bathurst and Queen snack bar serves their steak tartare ($7) as a mix of chopped beef bound with egg yolk studded with capers and shallots atop slices of toasted baguette. More »
The restaurant in the Financial District spices up its beef tartare ($18) with a pinch of cayenne and a confetti of crunchy and sharp shallots, tangy capers topped with a silky yolk and is served with an ample supply of crostini. More »
This upscale uptown Oliver & Bonacini restaurant fashions this iconic dish ($24) from hand-cut tenderloin, which is traditionally spiced and garnished with the addition of white anchovies, pickles, and a cornichon gelee. More »
Indulge yourself at this high-end Toronto steakhouse where the prime cuts can best be appreciated raw. The beef tartare ($26) here is tender but attention grabbing, dressed with the bold flavours of anchovies, capers, and a drizzle of truffle oil. More »
Seasonal takes on beef tartare ($11) grace the menu at this distinguished dowtown dining room. Most recently you'll find a classic version with beef sourced from Dingo farms that's specked with cornichons, dotted with an egg yolk emulsion and served with house-made potato chips. More »
Prepared table-side and seasoned to order, the Parisian Steak Tartare ($19/$29) at Daniel Boulud's Yorkville outpost starts with prime Angus beef in a classic gribiche. Spoon it into your mouth with baby romaine or pomme gaufrettes. More »
For an Italian take on steak tartare ($15.50), head to this eatery on Portland where the inventive approach features minced hanger steak paired with truffle ricotta cream, fig jam and honey mushrooms, served with crostini. More »