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great prime rib at a non chain/non cheap/not extravagant resto in Toronto

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great prime rib at a non chain/non cheap/not extravagant resto in Toronto

spaetzle | Nov 12, 2006 12:51 PM

Had visitors staying with me this weekend who wanted to have beef for dinner last night after the Royal Winter Fair, and I wasn't sure where to take them. I knew I wanted to take them to a steakhouse, but I didn't want to go to a restaurant like the Keg/Ruth's Chris/Hy's/Le Biftheque or Ki. I didn't want to pay Harbour 60 prices, but I also didn't want to take them to the Tulip.

One of them didn't want to try a Japanese steakhouse or a Brazilian steakhouse,which would have been my choice since they'd probably have more interesting nonbeef items that I could order.

I was thinking about trying Carmen's or Barberian's but couldn't remember their exact street addresses and we were starving.

So I took them to Tom Jone's, a restaurant I've walked by for years but had never visited. It was a little pricier than I expected, roughly $40-$65 for most mains, but the food was delicious. When I got home, I googled a few other restaurants and realized that Tom Jones' pricing was consistent with most of the other oldschool steakhouses in TO.

They had the prime rib. A nice thick slab, served rare as requested, which looked great, and they said tasted amazing.I know it's generally a faux pas to order seafood at a steakhouse, but I ordered the Dover sole almandine which was very good. Possibly the best garlic bread in town, too. http://www.tomjonessteakhouse.com/

Do any of you have other recommendations for good prime rib at non-chain moderately priced restos in Toronto?

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