I just had to give a shout out to the CBH. If you're in the mood for good deli, a simple laid back meal and in the downtown Toronto area, this is the place to eat! It's a small place and once the ovens get going in there, it's pretty hot but in my opinion well worth it because the sandwiches are fantastic! The meat is tender and not at all chewy! I cannot say enough good things about this place. Granted deli can be pretty basic but lets face it! Outside of NYC you aren't going to find very many good deli sandwiches with fresh meat cooked to perfection. The Corned Beef house just does it right.
You are always greeted warmly by one of the staff, whether it's one of the very busy servers or the gentleman taking orders behind the bar. I always feel very at ease in the place. Everyone who works there is very personable and that just makes the place so much more appealing (apart from the great sandwiches of course). Even the other patrons are friendly when waiting in the very busy restaurant.
I had lunch there today and have eaten there several times before on a recommendation from a co-worker. Each time is just as good as the last. Today I had the corned beef on rye (which they are known for hence the name) with the spicy mustard. It was the perfect amount of spice and a great compliment to the sandwich. Hats off to the two guys who slave over the hot meat all day! If you don't like spicy, try the regular yellow mustard.
While waiting for my sandwich I sat at the bar and chatted with the gentleman who took my order and it was like talking to an old friend. There's something to be said about the service you receive in establishment such as a restaurant or deli. No wonder it's a busy place! The staff is great and so are the sandwiches! It's a place that is definitely my speed. I work in the financial industry and am used to being in the business world with it's people however I much prefer laid back and friendly places to eat like this. The wait today was only a few minutes which was good considering how busy the place was. You always feel welcome and are always treated well, even if all you are ordering is a $7 sandwich.
Corned Beef House
303 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V1P7, CA