Decided to try out "7 Numbers" (the one on the danforth) last friday for dinner.
We started off with the an Apple Martini and a glass of Perseco while perusing the menu and wine list (for show).
I ordered the pan fried artichoke thinking it would be lightly fried in olive oil with a bit of salt and lemon, but it was actually more of an artichoke parmesan w/o the cheese, battered and fried in a tomato sauce. It was ok. The artichoke was tender and the sauce was flavourful but much of the batter was just mush. My gf had the scallops in spicy tomato sauce. They were prepared very well and practically melted in your mouth. Mmmm.
We then ordered a glass of red wine each to enjoy with our next two courses.
Pasta (small or large. A definite plus when you're planning on dessert):
I had the linguine w/ shrimp and spicy tomato sauce (always a sucker for anything spicy). The shrimp was not shelled, but I'm used to eating whole shrimp so it doesn't really bother me. GF had the veal lasagna. She really enjoyed it. I tend to find most restaurant lasagna dry.
I had the ossobuco braised in a tomato sauce. Meat was very tender and flavourful, but maybe just a touch too much celery flavour (i'm not that big a fan). my gf ordered the veal sausage. they were about the size of breakfast sausages and came with sundried tomatoes and something else.
By this point I would normally way too stuffed to enjoy dessert, but everything was well portioned so it wasn't a problem. I ordered the key lime pie with a cappucino. Both were excellent. The pie had very nice lime flavour and tang. Not too sweet, which I find in many key lime pies. GF had a glass of port and the flowerless chocolate cake. She really enjoyed both.
The 4 courses each, 5 glasses of wine and 1 cappucino came out to $125, tax and tip included.
The service throughout the meal was good. The only thing is that our water glasses were never topped off, but we did constantly have other drinks on the table. Overall we really enjoyed the restaurant and look forward to heading back.
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