Rating: NNNLE BIFTHEQUE (96 Richmond West, 366-4333) A meat 'n' potatoes steak house in the Sheraton Centre serving, well, meat.
LE BIFTHEQUE (96 Richmond West, 366-4333) A meat ‘n’ potatoes steak house in the Sheraton Centre serving, well, meat ‘n’ potatoes. A Montreal chain reminiscent of the Steak & Burgers of yore, it serves Canadian beef at half or a third the USDA Prime prices of other downtown cow palaces. Warning: stay clear of the vegetables. And expect a lineup unless it’s weekend lunch, when the place is deserted. Best: 16-ounce New York sirloin with baked potato, garden salad and rolls 18-ounce rib-eye with same 8-ounce burger with slaw and iffy fries battered and deep-fried Vidalia-onion “flower” with bland ranch dip, big enough for four bottomless soda-pop refills. Complete meals for $30 per person, including all taxes, tip and a glass of wine. Open daily 11:30 am to 11 pm. Fully licensed. Access: barrier-free. Rating: NNN