Table 17 in Leslieville, on our way back into downtown. Table 17 has an ever-changing menu, inspired by local and seasonal ingredients. Sunday and Mondays feature table d'hote menu, a 3 course prix fix for $35 with 5 options each for appetizers and mains and 3 choices for dessert - plenty for any dining party! Some items have additional cost but we were not swayed away and led our taste buds lead the way. Not that the delicious 3 courses were not enough, but we also wanted to try the polenta with braised lamb shoulder, something for the table to share. It was DELICIOUS, very fresh and not too creamy as is often my issue with polenta. It was a nice way to start off our meal.
Dessert was also a treat, I opted for the apple bread pudding, served with this AMAZING apple butter. I was extremely full but basically inhaled the dessert. Tony was sold by the chocolate brownie served with a black sesame brittle. It surprised us that the brownie was not too sweet, but very satisfying for a chocolate craving, and the sesame brittle was a unique touch.
We really enjoyed our meal at Table 17, it has been a little while since we've had such a great meal (hence the low posting activity...sorry!) I have been following Table 17 for some time and regret not visiting earlier...but it's never too late to add a new favourite in the city. It is a nice restaurant for a casual night out, intimate and warm with that neighbourly feel, or visit for a special occasion - the great food deserves some celebration, and you will be welcomed with great service. The menu offers familiar favourites for a comfort meal along with some unique tastes and accompaniments. Table 17 opened my eyes to several new foods and flavours, can't beat that for a good food experience.
782 Queen Street East
www.table17.ca (reservations available on OpenTable)