Reds Midtown Tavern or Reds Wine Tavern are fun and lively spots in downtown Toronto for wine, cocktails and food but I wasn't aware that they recently added a steak menu and introduced a new Wine By The Ounce program. Having had great experiences at the restaurants, when we were invited to check out their steak offerings, we couldn't wait to try them.
I went for 5 ounces of the Leaping Horse, California 2013 (pictured above left) with cherry, blueberry and hints of light oak whereas my sister went for 3 ounces of the Chateau Montalena from Napa Valley 2012 (above right) with ripe peach, green apple & melon.
The program is very much like a wine tasting but you decide how many ounce of the wines on the menu you would like with prices ranging from $1/ounce to $4/once.
Of course, we can't forget about the food.
Crispy Potato Flatbread ($12.55)
Arugula, parmesan cheese, sweet garlic, chimichurri aioli, slow-roasted tomato
& balsamic gastrique
Spicy mignonette, aguachile sauce & ikura ponzu
The steak offering at Reds Restaurants is better than I imagined since they're not a steakhouse. All their cuts are under $25 and comes with an accompanying side. For additional sides there are regular options ($2.75 each) and premium options ($3.50 each).
For those that are like me, order a couple of additional sides to share with whoever you're dining with to get a taste of everything.
Sirloin steak topped with garlic chive poached lobster & hollandaise
Knife & Fork Caesar Salad
Porcini-crusted Filet ($21.75)
with truffle chive butter
Sides: Heirloom carrots & asparagus
We were stuffed to the brim after this big dinner. Overall, for the price for the steak offerings, it's definitely worth a visit for a date or a gathering. However, my favourite menu item at Reds still stand with their Crispy Potato Flatbread and my ideal night out here would include a bunch of dishes from their shareable menu with endless glasses of their wines by the ounce!
- Our meal was complimentary but opinions are our own -