782 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M1H4
Service: 2.5 / 4
Ambiance: 3 / 4
Food: 2.5 / 4
We finally made it out to Table 17, a cute little restaurant in the Riverdale area. The decor was simple, but made an impact: plenty of small tables for two in a modern-country atmosphere. We arrived at about 7:45 and the restaurant was starting to fill up, so make sure you make a reservation if you're interested in giving it a try. We really wanted to love this restaurant; the menu had all of our favourites. However, in the end it just didn't come together for us. The food was fresh, but nothing wowed us.
We started off with the SALUMI BOARD: a selection of local artisanal cured meats, accompanied by a small portion of picked vegetables. We were not overly impressed by the selection of meats, and they were all sliced so thin we could barely taste them.
Next, we had the OYSTERS. That days variety were the Kumamoto. They were creamy and fresh. As always, we asked for some hot sauce to top them off.
I chose the DIVER SCALLOPS which were roasted with fresh bay leaves, served with creamed corn and tomatillo salsa. The scallops- nicely seared and cooked perfectly- were the most enjoyable dish of the night.
We also ordered the BEEF TARTARE. The cold chopped tenderloin of Ontario beef was mixed with roasted beets, and served with country toast and frites. We were so excited to dive into this dish. Unfortunately all we tasted were the roasted beets, which overwhelmed the flavour of the tenderloin.
The FRITES, accompanied the beef tartar, they were crispy, hot and well salted. However, the lemony mayonnaise for dipping was not to our taste.
Would we go back? Most likely not
STAND OUT DISH OF THE NIGHT:
The Diver Scallops