You may remember the post I did back this summer on Böhmer. We just happened to walk into the place for a quick drink before a show and by the time we left we were impressed enough to come back for dinner.
For starters I had the grilled calamari. The dish looked like an abstract painting on the plate and it was the best calamari I have ever had up to date. The dish could have used a slice or two of bread to soak up all that deliciousness. Yes, I know you’re not supposed to fill up on bread but this dish just screamed for it. The calamari was grilled to perfection and the accompanying sauce was good enough to lick off the plate.
Anthony as usual had oysters. They were from PEI, shucked cleanly and were all uniform. You can either go one of two ways with oysters. Perfection or dismal. These were on par with some of the best he has had. The standard condiments were there, fresh horseradish, lemon and a raspberry chili vinaigrette.
I had went with the pasta special of the day, gnocchi, with spinach and mushrooms. These were perfect little pillows of heaven served in a delicious tomato broth. So good and so filling.
Anthony had the 10 oz 60 day dry aged striploin. It was pan-fried with onions and cooked to perfection. The fries were great for grabbing up sauces left on our plates.
While choosing our mains was tough enough, the desserts were not much easier. We settled on splitting the banana bread pudding. While different in taste it can rival Starfish sticky toffee pudding.
The service was attentive all night and made sure we were looked after. The noise level was decent in that we could talk without yelling but loud enough to create a nice white noise.
Boehmer is on the pricier side as restaurants go, but it definitely is a place we will visit again.
Kitchen and Bar open Tuesday to Saturday from 5:30pm
93 Ossington Ave. (at Queen St W.)