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The Best Steak Tartare in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / March 28, 2016

Steak Tartare TorontoThe 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.

Black Hoof

Black Hoof

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 »

416 Snack Bar

416 Snack Bar

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 »

Drake One Fifty

Drake One Fifty

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 »

Auberge du Pommier

Auberge du Pommier

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 »

Jacobs & Co.

Jacobs & Co.

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 »

Richmond Station

Richmond Station

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 »

Cafe Boulud

Cafe Boulud

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 »

Gusto 101

Gusto 101

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 »

Bestellen

Bestellen

The College Street steakhouse changes up its dray-aged steak tartare ($17) seasonally, taking creative license with recent editions that incorporate green olives, shallots, and parsley mixed into hand-chopped meat and served with padano crisps. More »

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