ViVetha Bistro….FoodbySaje

Few weeks ago we celebrated Xp’s birthday at ViVetha Bistro in the beaches area of Toronto. We heard about this little gem from our friend, the human Urban Spoon, who always picks the best places to eat both in the GTA and everywhere else.

ViVetha features typical European Bistro menu, designed by executive chef and owner Siva Thambinathan. I for one enjoyed the items on the menu and was having a hard time picking one dish to order. They all sounded so delicious. After much debate at the table we all decided on what we wanted and here are our selections.

Bruschetta - Served on a thin pizza crust with enoki mushrooms, asiago, goat cheese and a Cajun shrimp garnish

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Master Steaks – Restaurant Review

Now, to call this a “restaurant review” may be a bit of a stretch. As opposed to most other reviews, there will be no evaluations of ambience, service or decor. Master Steaks is the most random and obscure place (in fact, Solmaz “discovered” this place when she made a late-night visit there with an ex) but it is definitely worth a visit if you enjoy good food and adventures to in-middle-of-nowhere dives.

Master Steaks is a self-serve style diner/steakhouse. They serve a wide range of burger, grill and bbq dishes. If you enjoy a good steak, you will definitely enjoy the low-priced but good quality meat that they serve here. The servers are efficient and friendly and trust me, the ladies behind the counter will let you know if they think that you are choosing the wrong kind of topping/accompaniments on your steak or burger. Continue reading “Master Steaks – Restaurant Review”

Restaurant Review – The Roosevelt Room and Nyood Restaurant

I managed to check out a couple of restaurants for Summerlicious with some mixed results. I like trying different places during Summerlicious and Winterlicious since it allows me to try new places without any expectations or commitment – this way I know which restaurants to come back to, whether it be a special occasion or a night out with the girls. I’ve discovered quite a few restaurants this way. No matter how busy a restaurant is during these events, it’s really easy to tell which  places are still holding up their standards and which ones just are just sub par. A great restaurant will never have terrible food or service during the “-licious” events even if it isn’t their best work. Besides, I always cut them some slack when I try places this way.

The first restaurant I tried was The Roosevelt Room. I didn’t manage to take pictures of the decor but it was kind of dark and plain. I know that it’s a “supper club” concept but even for a club it was pretty shabby. For a place that it supposed to be art deco and glamorous 20s themed it was sorely lacking in style.

As a starter I had the Sweet Pea and Cheddar Risotto.

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Sushi Moto Sake and Wine Bar – Restaurant Review

After a long day of work (for me) and an evening of dragging Solmaz around to shop for my dad’s birthday, we were in dire need of dinner and a drink on Friday night. We were planning to hit our usual “being-a-patio-bum” spot, Smoky Joe’s, but instead found a new restaurant at Sheppard and Yonge.

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Mildred’s Temple Kitchen – Restaurant Review

Hi y’all. Just got back from an excellent dinner at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen for Winterlicious. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the service. Here are some pics… Mildred’s Temple Kitchen is situated in the very-hip Liberty Village area. There is underground parking in the same building as the restaurant which is always a big plus (especially in the winter!!!) The decor … Continue reading Mildred’s Temple Kitchen – Restaurant Review