Italian-inspired casual fine dining at Brownstone Bistro | Toronto, Ontario

Dating back to 1888, The Brownstone is a bar and bistro along downtown Yonge Street serving Italian-inspired casual fine dining for over 20 years. I had the opportunity to try Brownstone Bistro for a media tasting with other bloggers.

New interior is modern and trendy. It has a very welcoming feel to just sit down, relax and have a drink… or more (tip: they offer $5 Fridays Special for bottled beer).

They recently started offering Steak Night (from Fri – Sun, 4pm-10pm).

FILET MIGNON – 28.5 – 8oz beef tenderloin topped with wild mushroom demi-glaze

The beef was deliciously tender and flavourful. However, the demi-glaze overpowered the steak. Be sure to ask to have the glaze on the side so you have control on how much you want to put on your steak.
NEW YORK STRIP LOIN – 27.95 – 10z striploin

We ordered medium rare but we got medium, bordering on medium well. There was a strong char taste to this steak that was soooo good! However, since it’s striploin, I found the steak a bit tough.

I wish they had Rib Eye as an option since that’s my go-to for steaks.

LOBSTER RISOTTO – $25 – Lobster meat, shallots and arborio rice topped with rock lobster tail

My favorite here! This was so delicious. Perfectly aldente risotto with a lot of lobster chunks in the risotto itself, plus a lobster tail to top it off! I’d go back for this alone!

FRUTTI DI MARE – 22.95 – Calamari, P.E.I. mussels, baby clams, scallop and black tiger shrimp in a garlic tomato sauce served over linguini

The pasta is homemade, but I didn’t find it perfectly aldente. They gave a lot of seafood here, which is a win! Didn’t see much baby clams, but there were a lot of mussels. Didn’t like the tomato sauce that much – it was pretty watery (e.g. wouldn’t stick to the pasta).

HOME MADE ANGUS BURGER – 12.95 – 8oz house-made AAA Angus burger

Considering it was sort of sitting for a while already by the time I got around to try this, I can only imagine how good it must be when you eat it fresh.

The burger is very delicious and you can actually taste chunks of steak inside.

Brownstone Bistro
Address:603 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 1Z5

Disclaimer: Although the food was complimentary as provided by Brownstone Bistro, all opinions are my own.

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