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#50 Noorden

Noorden

Jennifer Gittins and Michael van den Winkel kept Little Sister and Bar Batavia, closed Quince, jazzed up the space casual and cool, and re-opened it with nouvelle Dutch food, tapas style. Servers are knowledgeable and friendly and the entirely gin-based cocktail menu goes down very easy. Best food bets are sweet raw scallop tostada with grilled corn salsa and avocado, and perfectly grilled skirt steak with fast fried long beans and the strong spice of rendang and sambal from Indonesia. There’s also carefully charred broccoli with lime leaf and chili, and glass noodle veg salad cleverly spiked with preserved lemon. Octopus carpaccio is super tender and loaded with flavour from lemon oil and sesame. Skip the war fries


  • Noorden
  • 2110 Yonge Street, Toronto (map)
  • 416-488-2110
  • noordento.com/

  • Chef: $52.00
  • Sous Chef: Peter Tompkins
  • Cuisine: Dutch
  • Cost of dinner for two: -79.397858
  • Hours: Seven days, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Reservations: 2016
  • Meals served:
  • Veggie-friendly: yes
  • Wines available: Yes
  • BYOB?: yes
  • Corkage fee: 22
  • Patio: yes
  • CC accepted: Dutch fried donuts called “okie bollen”
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