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Reds Midtown Tavern

 Reds Midtown Tavern is an upscale tavern and is the second location of the original Reds Tavern that's located in the Financial District. Additionally, the two locations actually share the same menu. Despite its namesake, it's not exactly located in midtown, but rather at Yonge and Gerrard. I came here for a friend's birthday, and his girlfriend booked the private dining room that was located in the back of the restaurant for us. 

The menu was printed on a double-sided board with the average casual fare such as sharable appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads, steaks, etc ...

While perusing through the drinks menu, I realized that they have an extensive list of alcoholic drinks. They have roughly 20 or so beers on tap, various cocktails ,and wine bottles. To toast the birthday boy, the table got a bottle of Domain Luquet Roger (price's unknown).

Three of us at the table decided to share a platter of freshly shucked oysters (1/2 dozen) ($14) - served chilled on frozen river rock with freshly grated horseradish, green apple mignonette and wasabi cocktail sauce. The oysters were indeed fresh and was priced fairly.

The steak frites 14 oz rib eye ($34) - AAA Canadian‏ Beef, truffle parmesan frites, wild mushrooms, Madeira jus, was a lot larger than I expected. However, the steak was mighty tasty as the steak itself was tender and full of flavor. I really enjoyed this dish and recommend it.

I love chicken wings a lot, but unfortunately the ultimate chicken wings ($13.25) - Buffalo butter sauce, fresh market vegetables and blue cheese dip, didn't do it for me. The wings themselves were of a decent size, but I wasn't too fond of the taste of the butter sauce.

I was able to add a fresh sidecar salad to my chicken wings order to make it into an entrĂ©e for an additional $5.95. I added a knife & fork Caesar which was tender romaine lettuce with mild white Spanish anchovies, shaved Parmesan, bacon and garlic confit dressing.

Mediterranean braised lamb shank ($22.95) - 8-hour slow-cooked lamb with creamy polenta, green beans, orange gremolata and black olive relish.

Lobster cobb salad ($26.95) - East Coast lobster with crisp pork belly, 63-degree egg, fresh croutons, cherry tomato and a poached shallot dressing.

Chicken carbonara ($17.95) - a creamless twist on a classic. Rigatoni, sweet garden peas, confit garlic, smoky bacon, chives and a perfectly poached egg.

One waitress was assigned to our table for the entire dinner. Overall, I thought that she did a wonderful job of managing everything by herself. She was friendly, conversational, and our glasses of water were constantly refilled throughout the night.

Address: 382 Yonge St, Unit 6, Toronto, ON, M5B

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