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“Elk whole beast menu”
Review of Beast Restaurant

Beast Restaurant
Ranked #321 of 9,385 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: US$10 - US$29
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
Description: Local flare in a small and intimate setting. Located in Toronto's King West area with a beautiful patio for the summer time.
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Our visit to the Beast was to experience the “whole Beast’ menu. Our team have a restaurant in the Niagara region specializing in “ nose to tail” cuisine when all parts of the animal are used in the menu. Our choice of animal was Elk and our chef conversed with the Beast chef to establish we were interested in the more challenging cuts of the animal.
What we were served was an excellent 5 course meal. Heavy on meat.
The Terrine and tenderloin tartare were excellent the tartare being paired with a home made hummus. This was followed by a perfectly cooked Elk rack served with braised cabbage. We were just about done at this point but were then served a dish of grilled elk tongue, hearts and an elk sausage with a mushroom/Taro ragut.
The-meal finished with a light desert although i cant remember too much about it as we were all in somewhat of a meat coma !
This was a great meal we although thought it a little unbalanced as by the time the tongue. And hearts etc arrived we we all full.
We were expecting more courses based on organ meat but i will admit we are more adventurous than most.
Recommended but go hungry, let the know how adventurous you are and font take vegetarians.

Thank David H
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

I went there with a few friends and the food was really good. They have an excellent selection for every taste. The service was a bit slow and they forgot one of my orders, but other than that we had a wonderful experience.

Thank Kathi H
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

We went there strictly based on TripAdvisor reviews and it was so worth it. It's located in a corner home in a small residential neighborhood. There is indoor and outdoor seating, but seating is very limited. Expect to wait at least 20-30 mins if you don't get there before opening.

Get there early enough to get the homemade donuts on the weekend. We had a maple bacon and a vanilla bourbon and they were to die for. We were at breakfast for 40 mins and they sold out completely.

Service was really good and you can tell there was quality and freshness to the food. Our server was super sweet and helped us with whatever we needed! Be adventurous and try the meat special! My husband had tongue and it was delicious.

Lots of locals! Truly a hidden gem! They don't take reservations.

Thank Lauren L
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

We came here for brunch on a Sunday around 10:30-11AM. We expected to wait a bit as they do not take reservations, but were seated within 20 minutes. The food was pretty good, we each got a different type of biscuit. The biscuits were interesting and creative. The potatoes were not good. I think what really drove down the points here was the service. It's a small place that seems to have a hard time accommodating a crowd...both in the kitchen and with the servers. I think there were 2-3 servers there, but they were also the hosts and the bus crew, so they were doing everything which delayed service significantly. All in all, I would only come back on a quieter day.

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Thank Capo44
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

We went their because of all the good reviews we saw on internet.
The place is not very nice, it is a very simple room with chairs and tables but it was not the reason we went there, so it was ok.
We went there for the food and this point was very disappointing. We were waiting for more than a hour for 2 brunch meals and when they finally arrived, it was very bland and simple. You can easily make something better at home and you can definitely find better in Toronto for the same price or cheaper.

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Thank melanie2299
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