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Good find [Left Bank Bistro]

riknpat | Jan 25, 201207:53 AM

This bistro occupies a former bank on Avenue Road south of Wilson. Starters run from $7 to $14, mains from $16 to $26. A taste of house made creamy chicken pate ($4) with my pre dinner cocktal was luscious.My panko crusted sweetbreads on a bed of red cabbage with a Madeira jus ($12) were expertly cooked with the sweetbread flavour peeking out through the panko crust and sweet cabbage. A brave little dish which in lesser hands could be tasteless shake'n'bake. Very good. Equally enjoyable was the Spanish Mackerel en papillote ($20), the fish perfectly steamed and perfumed with julienned vegetables and new red potatoes. Well done and enjoyable. Wines by the glass are around $8 while a wide ranging wine list offers many choices around $40 a bottle. The room is sleek and comfy, the service polite and efficient. Other choices not tried by me include bistro standards like steak frites, onion soup, beef bourguignon and lamb shanks. A plate off assorted charcouterie changes daily. You can bring your own wine for a $5 corkage on Sundays and Mondays. All in all a very enjoyable experience and worth a visit in my opinion.

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