Dinner at The Harbord Room

I love following Toronto food accounts on Instagram because I get to find out about great restaurants like The Harbord Room (http://www.theharbordroom.com/). It’s in a house and you would never know it’s there since the sign on the window is small and not easily noticeable. It’s very cute and sweet inside with dim lighting and candles on every table. In the back, you will find a great patio.

Our waitress was great at her job, she was very knowledgeable regarding the wine list and easily recommended her favourite dishes. She swapped the cutlery after the appetizers and for the dessert. She was very attentive and easily remembered our order without writing anything down.

The guacamole and tortilla chips were delicious and fresh, there was just a little too much cilantro for my liking.

Crushed Sweet Pea & Avocado Guacamole Tortilla Chips, Fresh Cheese
Crushed Sweet Pea & Avocado Guacamole
Tortilla Chips, Fresh Cheese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheese, Olives & Crostini Marinated Olives with Cheese & Wildflower Honey
Cheese, Olives & Crostini
Marinated Olives with Cheese & Wildflower Honey

The crostini was my favourite part about this dish and they provided more as per our request free of charge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'West Grey Farms' Babette of Beef - fresh creamed corn, prawn hushpuppies, buttermilk fried onion rings chimichurri sauce
‘West Grey Farms’ Babette of Beef – fresh creamed corn, prawn hushpuppies, buttermilk fried onion rings chimichurri sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beef was tender exploding with flavour. The creamed corn was deliciously sweet. I loved the prawn hushpuppies, I thought they were really unique and tasted great. The onion rings were homemade and not greasy.

Dry Aged 'West Grey Farms' Beef Burger Sharp Cheddar, Caramelized Onions on an Egg Bun with Fries & Slaw
Dry Aged ‘West Grey Farms’ Beef Burger
Sharp Cheddar, Caramelized Onions on an Egg Bun with Fries & Slaw

 

The Harbord Room is known for their burgers. It was super tender and juicy with great flavour. The fries were hand cut, delicious and not over salted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spaghetti alla Chitarra Herb & Hazelnut Pesto, Dried Tomato, Shaved Squash, Mint & Fior di Latte
Spaghetti alla Chitarra
Herb & Hazelnut Pesto, Dried Tomato, Shaved Squash, Mint & Fior di Latte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinking the pasta wouldn’t taste so good with the mint, I was wrong it was delicious.

Pistachio & Olive Oil Cake Ontario Blueberry, Fresh Cream, Blueberry Ice Cream & Sorrel
Pistachio & Olive Oil Cake
Ontario Blueberry, Fresh Cream, Blueberry Ice Cream & Sorrel

 

The cake was underwhelming but photographed beautifully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Ricotta Doughnuts Spiced Valrhona Chocolate Pot de Creme, Cocoa Nib Wafer & Candied Orange
Fresh Ricotta Doughnuts
Spiced Valrhona Chocolate Pot de Creme, Cocoa Nib Wafer & Candied Orange

 

The doughnuts were the hit for dessert. The ricotta taste was very minimal and the chocolate was perfect for sweetness. The cocoa nib wafer reminded me of meringues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This restaurant is a great neighbourhood spot and perfect for a date.

Overall Rating 4.5****

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