Review: Earls King Street, Toronto

I visited Earls on King Street for the first time in September with my sister. We hopped up at the bar and enjoyed two apps as we were just looking for a quick bite. Flipping through the menu I knew I wanted to come back for a visit to sample the rest of the menu. Last week I returned to the restaurant to showcase signature plates and seasonal favorites. I invited my cousin Serena (who works at the Woodbridge location) so that she could share her comments and expertise on each dish as it came to the table. I also had my friends Mel and Mike tag along for a rather robust menu that had us mumbling “how many more dishes are coming to the table?” Needless to say we all waddled home well fed.

Our Feast (* notes my favorites):

Dirty Martini

* Raspberry Mojito

Blended Mojito

The Skinny Martini

Green With Envy Martini

Albino Rhino Pale Ale Signature Lager

 * Rascal Down Under Riesling

Rascal Down Under Shiraz/Cabernet


* Potato Leek Soup

Albacore Tuna Poke Nachos

crisp togarashi wontons, tuna, cucumber, avocado and tomato poke, spicy mango coulis, sliced serranos, crushed macadamia nuts

Gnocchi with Italian Rose Sauce

hand made potato gnocchi, San Moarzano tomato cream, burrata cheese, fresh basil

 * The Bronx Burger

half pound patty, beer battered onion rings, roasted garlic aioli, red pepper relish, aged white cheddar and rocket greens

Chicken Mediterranean Linguini

olive oil and San Marzano tomato sauce, marinated roasted red peppers, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, parmesan cheese and crumbled feta, pan fried chicken

* Pulled Pork Sandwich

bbq braised pork, chipotle mayonnaise, red onion, coleslaw

Lois Lake Cedar Planked Salmon with Tomato Caper Chutney

grape tomatoes, capers, fresh tarragon and garlic, brown basmati, seasonal vegetables

Warm Gingerbread Cake

roasted brown sugar apples, salted caramel sauce, vanilla bean gelato

I was absolutely floored by the deliciousness of both the Bronx Burger and Pulled Pork Sandwich. Their Bronx Burger is most certainly in the top ten list of best burgers in the city. Just take a look at that picture below and tell me you don’t immediately fall in love with its artistry. The Pulled Pork Sandwich consisted of juicy strands of meat which were complimented by a perfectly creamy coleslaw. Earls has a lengthy West Coast inspired menu which could take several visits to truly adventure through. On your first visit take my advice and order these two sandwiches. Seems like everything that Earls serves up between a bun is heaven.

#255 restaurant reviewed in Ontario since moving to Toronto in 2010. 

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