The name of this Mount Pleasant restaurant sums up its cooking philosophy. Sweet, tender roasted red and golden beets accompany sharp arugula, chunks of creamy goat cheese and a drizzle of maple-walnut vinaigrette in a fuss-free summer salad. House-smoked trout is soft and flavourful, though overwhelmed by the blast of raw garlic shaved overtop. Practically every regular in the room orders the duck, which brings seared pink slices of breast and a crisp confit leg enriched by a sweet yet sinus-clearing Pommery mustard jus. A slightly gristly seared striploin needs daubs of aïoli and horseradish butter to keep the flavour alive, but the copper-toned frites are crisped to perfection.
Neighbourhood: Mount Pleasant
Reader Reviews of Simple Bistro
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AMAZING FOOD THANKS TO CHEF "MATT COWAN" by VANESSA BENSON (JOSH/LUKE) from BELLEVILLE on 2012-10-23
"FOOD IS ALWAYS AMAZING! SHOULD BE ON DINERS DRIVE IN & DIVES SHOW DEFINITELY! #1 CHOOSE FOR DINING OUT IN TORONTO!"
- VANESSA BENSON (JOSH/LUKE)
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