145 Richmond St W, Toronto
Well, I had planned on getting all of my Summerlicious posts done before the end of the event. I really did! There are just not enough hours in the day. Anyhow…
My family and I had a wonderful dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House during Summerlicious. We had never been before because we had heard that the prices are crazy, but I’m glad we finally went. The quality of the food was good, and the service was even better. Here’s a look at some of the dishes we ate.
The picture above is the Steak House Salad with iceberg lettuce, romaine hearts and baby greens. My parents both enjoyed this salad, and said they would order it again. My brother had the Caesar Salad, which I ate some of, and we both thought it was good.
I opted to go for the Fresh Corn Chowder as my appetizer. I loved the balance between sweet and savoury flavours in this soup, and it was very comforting to eat. I would get this again.
Of course the star of the meal was the 6oz Filet of corn-fed Midwestern beef. These steaks are broiled, topped with butter, and are sent to your table piping hot. Those plates are 500°F! The heat of the dish browned the butter, adding a nutty flavour to what was already a delicious piece of meat. I had no complaints about this super-tender steak whatsoever.
My dad decided to order the salmon dish, as he’s not a huge fan of steak. This is Atlantic salmon with spinach, tomatoes and BBQ butter. The fish was tender and very flavourful, and my dad really enjoyed it.
We were also able to select a side dish to go with our protein. We tried the sautéed mushrooms, fresh creamed spinach and mashed potatoes. Honestly, the sides were just alright. I was expecting more flavour from the mushrooms especially. The creamed spinach is ok, but I like the version I make at home better. The mashed potatoes were basic mash – nothing fancy.
An area where Ruth’s Chris Steak House really excels is dessert. Oh my goodness.
I ordered cheesecake, and was so thrilled to discover that their cheesecake is light and creamy. I think the crust has walnuts in it, but I’m not sure. I also enjoyed their cappuccino. which was excellent.
My mom ordered the Key Lime Pie (not pictured) which had a ton of lime flavour, but it wasn’t overly sour. She doesn’t usually finish her desserts (she’s a small eater), but she polished that pie off!
The showstopper, though, was the Chocolate Sin Cake. This rich and creamy dessert is more mousse than cake, and it’s delicious with coffee. I know this because I ate most of my brother’s portion while I drank my cappuccino. Luckily for me, he’s not really into desserts.
Overall we had an excellent meal, and I would love to go back for a special occasion.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post.