Thursday, February 7, 2013

Harbour Sixty (Toronto)

Harbour Sixty (Toronto)
Harbour Sixty

Harbour Sixty, located at 60 Harbour Street in downtown Toronto, is one of my all-time favorite restaurants.  It must have been about 15 years or so ago that I first discovered it - and I don't remember how - but I do remember it was a time in my life when I was quite a huge fan of steaks, and Harbour Sixty was where I devoured the best steak of my young life.

Over the years, I have been back on occasion while in town - the price point does make it a bit out of reach to visit too frequently - but I have made a point to return when my belly craves a good steak.

I had been thinking I was due for an outing to Harbour Sixty when I heard that the building it is housed in has been sold and the fate of the restaurant is uncertain. It's hard for me to imagine that Harbour Sixty might close...but I sure wasn't going to risk never dining there ever again! So I made immediate plans for dinner at Harbour Sixty.

My last visit had been six years prior, but Harbour Sixty was every bit the same as I remembered.  The atmosphere screams old world extravagance, the service impeccably professional.  At Harbour Sixty, I feel like I'm getting a taste of what it's like to be a rich lady.

And, the place was packed, too.  My two-day advanced reservation got us in at a very late 9:00 pm on a Thursday night.

Although Harbour Sixty serves other items, our party was there for steak, priced at around $51-61 per serving, depending on cut and size. One thing to note about the steaks at Harbour Sixty is that they do not come with sides.  Instead, sharable sides are ordered separately.  The steak is truly all about the steak.

I opted for the Ribeye, cooked to a perfect medium rare.  The slightly charred skin housed a piece of meat that was tender, juicy, and perfectly seasoned. Every bite was chock full of flavor. The quality of the steak at Harbour Sixty was every bit the same as I remembered.

Ribeye at Harbour Sixty (Toronto)
Ribeye ($58)

My brother and his girlfriend split a Double Porterhouse, which looks and tastes all kinds of amazing.

Double Porterhouse at Harbour Sixty (Toronto)
Double Porterhouse ($125)

Although we are not big eaters, and the steaks were plenty to fill us up, we couldn't resist ordering a side of the Lobster Mashed Potatoes, which taste as incredible as it sounds.  This ended up being a big hit.

Lobster Mashed Potatoes at Harbour Sixty (Toronto)
Lobster Mashed Potatoes ($15)

I was glad to have the opportunity for my favorite steak again.  Even R., who is not much of a steak eater, enjoyed his meal quite a bit.

I should note that this particular visit to Harbour Sixty took place on December 20, 2012 - the day before the supposed "end of the world." And if the world had truly ended on December 21, I would have been supremely pleased with my choice of Harbour Sixty as my last meal on earth.

Restaurant info:
Harbour Sixty Steak House
60 Harbour St, Toronto, ON M5J 1B7
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