Following my previous experience of Earls King Street, I was invited back by the restaurant to give them another shot. I had brought along the same people, who came from the first visit, so that they can give Earls another shot too. We sat at the Patio which was newly renovated.
For appetizers, we shared the following:
– Tuna Poke – albacore tuna, mango, avocado, spicy lime dressing, macadamia nuts
– Sicilian Calamari – tomatoes, cucumber, olives, herb salad, greek citrus yogurt, gluten aware flour
The Tune Poke, though was actually good, was quite small and didn’t have much tuna in it. I liked the calamari more than the Tuna Poke because of the portions of seafood. I really liked the herbs and greek citrus yogurt that was in the calamari.
For mains, we got:
– Chimichurri Skirt Steak – marinated in tamarind, cumin, garlic and coriander, smoky poblano chimichurri sauce, baby potatoes, pan roasted tomatoes
– Full BBQ Ribs + Cajun Chicken – with warm potato salad, coleslaw
– New York Striploin
– Lois Lake Steelhead Salmon – feta, caper and dill aioli, jasmine rice and seasonal vegetable
I really enjoyed the Chimichurri Skirt Steak as I love the taste of chimichurri. And the chimichurri here was done really well, with the steak being perfectly made in doneness.
My favourite was the BBQ Ribs. I’m a big fan of ribs and it’s often very hard to find the fall of the bone tender type of ribs in restaurants, but this one delivered. The Cajun Chicken that came was also tender and juicy, but also spicy which I liked (but people who can’t take heat should avoid).
The New York Striploin I found a little bit salty, and this was the consensus among the group. Although we also agree that it was juicy and cooked well.
I liked the Steelhead Salmon the least as it was very unremarkable.
For cocktails, I got tried:
– Old Fashioned – maker’s mark bourbon, demerara sugar and rootbeer bitters
– Whiskey Sour – george dickel whiskey, bitter orange marmalade, fresh lemon juice + meringue foam
– Pandemonium – appleton white and vx rums, falernum, guava, orange and fresh lime
Though the Pandemonium looked cool in the tiki mug, I actually found it too sweet to my liking. My favorite is the Old Fashioned as it was strong with just the right amount of sugar and bitters.
Service was outstanding all throughout. They made sure we were taken care of. However, I should take this with a grain of salt since this was to fix a previous experience and they knew we were coming. But if they can maintain this level of the food and service, then Earls King Street would be a good place to hang out!
Disclaimer: Although the food was complimentary by Earls King Street, the opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the companies.
Earls King Street
150 King Street West Unit 100, Toronto ON
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