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Segar (on Bayview)

estufarian | Mar 25, 2010 09:21 AM

Some good news here.
Only open a couple of months, this place (which several people have described as 'Indian' - but I don't agree) has already become a favourite of mine.
Let's be realistic - this is hardly a place that I'd drive across town for, but it's a strong neighbourhood place that provides excellent food at fair prices.
The menu is small - and each time I've been, some of the dishes have been 'not available today', which is a little annoying (at first), but reflects that the food is freshly bought and cooked.
I'd describe the food as 'mediterranean with Indian spices' - I don't think a neighbourhood place merits the term 'fusion'. But expect chicken, lamb, duck etc with a 'spice twist' (actually I'd prefer stronger spicing, but even the subdued spicing shows layers of flavour).
The crab & shrimp fritter appetizer was spectacular - totally non-greasy with a great texture. And the soups are also good.
And full marks for the small, but well-chosen, wine list - even included a Douro red (my current value proposiotion as a food wine). Full meals with a bottle of wine for around $120 (all-in for 2) and lunch with a glass of wine for around $55 (for 2). Of course, much less without wine!

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