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Bestellen
 
647-341-6769
972 College St. ,
Toronto , Ontario M6J 3H8

43.652820 -79.428030
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At 6 p.m., trays of fat, fresh New Brunswick oysters emerge from the kitchen of this hip College Street restaurant, and the quiet room encourages lingering over them with a bottle of Cava. Soon enough, west-enders—modern day Popeyes and Patti Smiths—slide into the communal tables for microbrews and Bestellen’s formidable burger. It’s made of Ontario beef, dry-aged up to 45 days in the restaurant’s glass-encased aging room until the patty is so powerfully beefy Ron Swanson would grunt his approval. For soaking up the red juices, there’s a freshly baked, butter-slicked brioche bun piled with sweet caramelized onions. Other dishes, like the plump seared scallops and the garlicky steak tartare, are good, too, but can’t compete with the burger. The chef, Top Chef Canada veteran Rob Rossi, adores his meat: the aging room faces a bloody mural of butcher cuts and the menu’s big-ticket items include a whole suckling pig and an enormous Cote de Boeuf platter for two. He could do better with the scant, expensive wine list.
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Almost great by Stiffler from High Park, TO on 2012-08-25

Overall Rating: 7.7 (out of 10)
Food: 7  | Decor: 8  | Service: 8

"The reviewer is totally right! The food is mostly good here (especially the brunch), but watch for all the little tricks they do to add to your cheque. The burger is decent, the fries are pretty good. The atmosphere is pretty cool, too, and Rossi is usually kicking around the kitchen and socializing, which is kinda cool to see. Not every chef in town does that. Whatever you do, order meat here. It's a meat place. There's meat everywhere, even in the interior design. This place is way better than the Black Skirt, which is next door. If you have to choose, choose here."

- Stiffler

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