Hi, long time no blog! I hope that everyone had a great long weekend for Vicky Day. The weather in Toronto has been so rainy and dreary lately so we need to all collectively cross our fingers and toes for brighter days. Now that we got the weather out of the way, I present to you the much awaited review of Harbour Sixty Steakhouse. I apologize that I couldn’t deliver this last week as promised in my last post. I was feeling under the weather last week, however as I always say better late than never. So let’s jump right into it.
Harbour Sixty Steakhouse is a fine dining steakhouse located at, you guessed correctly, 60 Harbour St. If you’re driving, it’s quite an inconvenient location to find parking. Thus, their complimentary valet service is a great touch. Just drive on over to the back and they will park your car for you. When you enter in from the rear of the Harbour Sixty building, you will see their beautiful outside patio. When you enter, it will be their lower level which includes their private dining rooms for large groups. If you’re planning on doing a birthday or a group celebration dinner, reserve in advance as there’s also a $500 deposit required.
However, if you are not as we were on this fine date night, then take the elevators to the main floor as we did to the main dining room. We were immediately greeted by the friendly hostess who showed us to our table. I love their booths as they’re private and very comfortable. Our waiter was very professional and friendly. He had asked whether we had dined with them before in which I had and Ben hadn’t. The first time I went to Harbour Sixty, I had Japanese Kobe steak for the first time. I broke out in hives and had an allergic reaction. That was when I realized that I don’t do so well with very fatty meats. Therefore, I was excited to pop Ben’s Harbour Sixty cherry and also rectify my experience there.
We started the rectification off with the Pepper Crusted Beef Carpaccio and the Harbour Sixty Caesar Salad. The carpaccio was hands down my favourite dish of the night. The beef was amazing quality and the truffle crema paired perfectly with it. Let’s move on to the caesar salad. Initially, I was disappointed that they didn’t make the caesar at the table like Jacobs & Co or Octagon. However, it was delicious! The homemade sauce was so creamy and garlicky (can’t believe that’s actually a word). The bacon is double smoked from a specialty butcher made specifically for Harbour Sixty. And the croutons had the perfect crunch. Really hard to explain but I’ll try my best. They were really crunchy but not to the point of it hurting your mouth. Crunchy but soft. You get the point.
Moving on to the mains which consisted of a filet mignon, bone-in rib steak and a Caribbean lobster tail. For our sides we ordered White Truffle Mac & Cheese and the Baby Spinach. Both the steaks were amazing! The quality and the preparation was top notch. The mac and cheese was very heavy but heavenly.
The only downside to the dinner was the Caribbean lobster tail. It was bigger than our steaks combined! I was expecting it to be a regular lobster tail that you can eat on the side of a steak. The waiter told us that the lobster tail was 2 pounds (32 ounces!) When a lobster is that big, the meat is very tough. It literally tasted more like steak than seafood. To be honest, I was disappointed that the waiter didn’t inform us. His excuse was that he assumed I knew because I had been there before. Therefore we paid $100 for this “side lobster tail” that didn’t even taste good. So if you’re looking to have a normal lobster tail, order the Atlantic Lobster tail.
All in all, I had a delicious meal at Harbour Sixty. The ambience and decor has traditional charm and I enjoyed taking outfit pictures there. Click here to see the post on the outfit I wore that night. However, I would have to say that it pales in comparison to NAO Steakhouse and it was double the price. If you’re reading this, you most likely read this whole post. If that’s the case, you’re the best as it was double the writing than my usual posts (maybe I was subconsciously trying to make up for last week’s missing post) In any case, thanks so much for reading and see you next week Thursday?
Overall rating: ★★★½☆