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Starfish Oyster Bed & Grill


100 Adelaide St E
Toronto, ON M5C 1K9

(416) 366-7827

Rating: out of 5 stars (11 reviews) Average Rating Over Time
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Hours: Sun-Thu & Sat 12pm-10pm
Status: Closed
Payment Methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club

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Super-shucker owner Patrick McMurray hand selects a variety of fresh oysters every day from Beausoleil to Stellar Bay. The menu changes daily, but items have included Lake Huron pickerel with lobster perogies, organic black cod with white beans and white gazpacho, and P.E.I mussels. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Casual. Entrees: $22-$29. AE, MC, V.
by whereca on June 01, 2014 from whereca

Reviews

Much More Than Oysters: First off, we adore oysters, so this is reason numero uno for us to go. But both recent times we've restricted ourselves to having the oysters only as a starter and have partaken of the rest of the menu, and it does not disappoint!<br/><br/>The atmosphere of Starfish is "cozy boîte". On entering it feels like you've come in to a warm neighbourhood bar, and really you have, because the bar is action central, where all the shucking is done. But it's also a lovely simple dining room, perfectly suited to date nights.<br/><br/>The oysters are impeccable. There is always a selection of close to a dozen sourced mostly from the coasts of Canada & the US but with the occasional UK treat thrown in. The best way to partake is to go for the Shucker's Choice- you'll get a nice mix & they will be well explained by your knowledgeable server.<br/><br/>The mains that we've tried have all been excellent. Seasonal, local and very well prepared. They range from other seafood fare to offerings of a more hoof-ed variety!<br/><br/>Deserts are also excellent, although one minor pique is that there hadn't been any attention paid to gluten-free offerings on our last visit. Other than the ice-cream, everything had some form of wheat in it.<br/><br/>It can often be difficult so far from the sea to get really good seafood in Toronto- the one main exception being oysters. And in this field, Starfish is the one of the few standouts. We highly recommend you try it!
Rated 5 stars by myshell on September 16, 2010

Editorial Reviews

"Sit at the bar and watch" staffers "effortlessly shucking oysters" at this Downtown Core "seafood destination" where fin fans "indulge" in "some of the best" bivalves plus other "succulent" dishes in a "folksy" wood-accented setting with a "down-home atmosphere"; add in "accommodating" servers, and fans willingly overlook somewhat "pricey" tabs.
by zagat on May 31, 2014 from zagat

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World Champion Oyster Shucker, Patrick McMurray shows the best Oysters and finfish Mother Nature is showing on the day
by googleplus on November 05, 2013 from googleplus
The atmosphere is cosy, intimate and relaxed. Starfish is the perfect setting to hold a business luncheon, reunite with a group of friends or colleages or for a intimate dinner for two. Open since the fall of 2001, Starfish features a unique assortment of oysters shucked by World Oyster Opening Champion, Patrick McMurray. The menu changes daily to ...
by n49 on May 05, 2010 from n49
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