Considering this jealousy, I'm wary of anything Yorkvillian, but nonetheless, my recent trip to One was pretty mind blowing, food-wise.
YES, it's expensive. My first drink was $17. No joke. (Luckily, my boss was paying. I was there for a corporate dinner with five others.) We were on the corporations dime (sketch-o? yes-o!) so my boss chose to get us all tasting menus.
I almost hate to say it, but the food was delicious. Truly delicious. Rare beef, perfectly cooked seafood, tiny amuse bouches with ingredients that I can't name, but that ganged up on my tastebuds for a serious little party, and a cheese-based dessert with chocolates that made me want to eat dessert exclusively, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, for the rest of my natural life.
(During my unnatural life, I intend to drink blood. Obviously.)
I can't give One five stars because it IS pretentious and it IS overpriced. Our bill came to over $1500. There's grey pony hair on the walls. We were seated steps away from a Cougar sucking face with her boy-toy, and mere feet from Ben Mulroney of TV and Daddy-o-political fame. That said, the food was truly impressive.
Damn those richies. They get all the breaks! ;)
116 Yorkville Ave.
Toronto, ON M5R 1C2
*Photo by Charles Thompson from Stock Xchng.