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Boiler House

lolly | Nov 22, 2003 02:25 PM

We went to the Boiler House in the Distillery District Friday night. I thought I would post a report as people were asking about it in earlier posts. Please bear in mind that I am a basic Foodie not an English major. The Boiler House is in a really interesting restored distillery area. It is 2 floors with the top floor being a loft that you can look down to the floor below. There was a jazz band playing. They were not overly loud and the patrons basically ignored them. We resreved a table upstairs but there was a private party so we sat downstairs. Caesar salad ($9)was good with freshly grated cheese. Scallops($12) were also good, served chilled and accompanied by a hot pepper sauce. Oysters ($12)were a disappointment. I had blackened rib steak ($21) which was cooked a bit too much. Friend had the salmon and loved it. Hubby had the striploin ($28) and said it was good. There are no domestic beers there. I had 2 Steam Whistles. We also had a bottle of the Distillery District red wine. Friend had a glass of DD white wine, the portion was very small. The apple crumble ($6.95)was delicious and the bread pudding was to die for. As we are not from Toronto, it was a neat place to go on our weekend visit. If I lived in TO, I would probably take friends from out of town to the District. One caveat, the district advertised being open until 10:00pm but all the little galleries etc. were closed at 9:00pm when we left the Boiler House. Thay might have winter hours. Another caveat - the bathrooms consist of individual rooms with plain wooden doors in two long rows. You can tell it's vacant by a little green bar on the door - hard to find and kind of weird. Also men and ladies use the same bathrooms. The one I went in was not very tidy.

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