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Opal Dining Lounge

Truffles | Jun 18, 2005 03:21 PM

First off, I have to say that the room is gorgeous. Very warm and inviting. There is apparently live jazz on a Saturday night, but we were there on a Friday…

I don’t remember the full menu descriptions but here goes –

Started with a spinach salad with tomatoes & feta with a balsamic vinaigrette. For my taste, there was a bit too much dressing, but the salad was very fresh and tasty. One of my friends had the grilled calamari, which was declared perfect, beautifully flavored & perfectly grilled.

Two of us had the steak with sweet potato frites & wilted spinach. Steak was a nice cut, prepared well and well seasoned – very tasty. Fries were crispy. My friend also enjoyed her steak. The other dish on the table was a pasta dish – which was apparently very good, and quite rich.

Dessert - two flourless chocolate cakes and a crème brulee. The cakes were inhaled pretty quickly, which I took to mean that they were good! Nice portion size. The crème brulee was very good – great texture – nice and creamy, not at all eggy. Definitely a keeper.

The chef is fairly young, and came out to make sure that everything was to our liking, and solicit feedback.

Dinner for three with drinks, tax & tip - $210

Opal Dining Loung – 472 Queen St. W

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