About 10 men are gathering in Toronto in mid-June for a big weekend to celebrate friend's belated 40th. Baseball game will be had, and the plan is for a dinner fit for a 40th. The initial idea was steakhouse but, have to say, prices @ Barberians & Jacobs look quite steep.
Have some questions for Toronto Chows that can help focus things, and perhaps identify better values on the food/wine side:
1) Are Barberians and Jacbos the top 2 choices for steak? Was wondering if Tom Jones is an alternative to the two? Not considering House of Chan due to location. Morton's, maybe, but no to Hys or Ruth Chris.
2) Should the Fifth be thrown in as a "meaty" alternative?
3) Person suggested maybe Crush or Brasaii as they have private rooms/spots for 10 people. Of the 2, which is recommended, and are their wine lists better priced than the habitual steak houses?
4) Other suggestions fit for a 40th dinner with 10 guys, with prices slightly below the normal steakhouse fare for TO? I would suggest mains priced between $26 to $35, with good wine list. (All are employed but don't necessarily want to blow a week of pay on dinner).
Look forward to suggestions.
7 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G1H1, CA
17 Leader Lane, Toronto, ON M5E1L8, CA
House of Chan
876 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C2B6, CA