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Surf ‘n’ Turf It

Carnivores get star treatment at such timeless steakhouses as Barberian’s—renowned for exceptional service—Carman’s and House of Chan (876 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-781-5575), still superb after more than 45 and 50 years respectively. The flagship location of MMM Award–winner The Keg is a historic mansion some people believe to be haunted. The steaks are thick and juicy, too, at Hy’s, Urban and Ruth’s Chris Steak House, while Superior plates alternatives of lamb, duck and more. Outside downtown, you’ll find meaty fare at historic David Duncan House, Mississauga’s chalet-style La Castile, and various Outback Steakhouse locations, where mains like ribs and steak get an Aussie twist. Prefer reef over beef? Get all the seafood you can reel in at premier restos like Harbourfront’s Pier 4 Storehouse—with its eclectic maritime decor—and cozy Mediterra. Cfood and Pure Spirits Oyster House and Grill offer urbane settings and modern preparations of the ocean’s seasonal best, while Rodney’s Oyster House has been the place for the slippery mollusks for 20 years. Fisherman’s Wharf of San Francisco is so impressive that Where readers named it Best Seafood Restaurant in our 2007 MMM Awards.

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