Black Ox Bistro - Closed

5
Based on 33 Reviews
416 297 5777
1780 Markham Rd Scarborough, Ontario M1B 2W2
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Wheelchair Accessible:
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Outdoor seating:
No

Neighbourhoods:
Scarborough

Category:
Halal Food
Halal Restaurants

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Toronto, ON
2016/01/11

Evening was made perfect. Black Ox didn't disappoint. Excellent service and excellent food. We had a corner table for nine and never felt rushed or crowded. The Rib Eye was excellent. Definitely grab appetizers,they are wonderfully HUGE! We had a blast.

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Toronto, ON
2016/01/04

We actually had to wait 10 minutes with reservations because the place was packed, but that’s perfectly acceptable anywhere you go. But it was well worth the wait. It was my wife's birthday and the hostess and waitstaff went out of their way to make it a special night. The food, of course, was excellent ( best to share veggie deep-dish pizza), but what I liked best about Black Ox Bistro was the fun and friendly atmosphere.

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Toronto, ON
2015/12/28

Wow I cannot say enough good things about the dinner we had at Black Ox Bistro. We dined on the churrasqueira wings (to die for), filet mignon and grilled garlic butter jumbo shrimp. The meal was a 20/10. The filet mignon literally melted in your mouth and it is served with a creamy cafe de paris butter. I am literally drooling as I write this review. SOOOO good. Definite return trip.

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Toronto, ON
2015/12/21

We ambled into the restaurant with no reservation around 8:30 pm, but was seated quickly and orders taken. I am a huge fan of the bone-in ribeye here at Black Ox, and so I got my favorite! We started with bacon-wrapped scallops and it was lovely, very flavourful. We ordered hand cut fries, a baked potato and lobster tail as sides and they were all very tasty. The waitstaff really worked hard to please us, and for a late dinner, I think it would have been hard to beat.

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Toronto, ON
2015/12/11

I have heard about the King of The Ribs but never tried them until now. OMG! Over the top deliciousness. We ordered the 8 oz filets, charred at medium-rare and that's my absolute favorite way to eat steak, The plates are served to you red hot while your steaks continue to sizzle you can dish up your side dishes. Besides the king ribs, we enjoyed the shrimp curry. Wonderful!

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Toronto, ON
2015/12/03

This is definitely up there with the best steak I've ever eaten. The waiters have immense knowledge are well trained and super friendly. This is the best place to go as far as I'm concerned, it gets pretty busy in there as you'd expect for such a fab steak so you need to book! Don't miss out it’s a must!!!

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Toronto, ON
2015/11/27

I went here with my wife on a recent trip. We have been to other nice steakhouses, but this one really impressed us. The service was impeccable, and the food was amazing. We both had fillets with jumbo shrimp with garlic butter (wow!). We also had salads (a caesar salad and a special which was a grilled chicken with romaine hearts and herbed croutons). I don't have anything negative to say about our experience.

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Toronto, ON
2015/11/19

We visited Black Ox for a late dinner seating, following an awesome day in the city. We were seated immediately, and drinks were served nearly immediately. We were shown the Black Ox's meat offerings, and soon after we were dining on our steaks. My wife ordered the Rib Eye and I had the filet mignon. Our steaks were cooked perfectly. Flavorful, tender, juicy, and delicious. We had lobster tail with lemon herb butter as our side. The food was delicious. The portions are gargantuan and are best shared.

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Toronto, ON
2015/11/12

I was dieting but figured I should actually order what the restaurant was known for, so I ordered a steak. It was seasoned to perfection, cooked just the right temperature. The beef lasagna was amazing. To top it all off, I accidentally left my wallet on the table. I returned several hours later to find it unharmed, sealed in a bag and locked up with security. I am very appreciative of the helpful staff who assisted me in reclaiming it.

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Toronto, ON
2015/11/03

We very carefully chose this restaurant after a lot of thought on picking and choosing an amazing restaurant when me and my girlfriend visited the place and BAM, we chose the best! =)
The food here is spectacular. From the way it is cooked to the flavours, wow!
I must also include the decor and vibe has a very romantic feel to it. The service is also excellent - you will not be disappointed!

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Toronto, ON
2015/10/26

Made reservations when visiting this joint. It was great. Walking distance from my home. I love the location. It can be romantic and for business all in one. I enjoyed my meal -- I got the Filet Mignon cooked medium and side of aged basmati rice. Make a reservation and enjoy fine dining at its best.

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Toronto, ON
2015/10/19

The atmosphere was great, good service as well. We went for lunch got seats no waiting. the waiter was excellent, he gave us space to talk and eat and did not bother us throughout the meal. That's a plus for me. The food came on time and in order, there was time space between appetizer and entree. I recommend this place for the steaks. Best in town!

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Toronto, ON
2015/10/13

We had an excellent anniversary dinner here this past weekend. The waiter was extremely accommodating--informative but gave us room to consider the menu, made some great suggestions. My wife had a new york striploin, which was amazing--our waiter gave a recommendation on how to have it cooked and was spot on. To be honest I normally used to have well done but he politely asked me to try the medium and I must say that I am converted for life. My 8 oz filet mignon was perfect, as was the sautéed mushroom with fresh herb butter and hand cut fries. We had the black ox brisket poutine as an appetizer, which were quite delicious. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a special night out at an amazing steakhouse.

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Toronto, ON
2015/10/06

This restaurant was recommended by a friend who travels frequently. I was not disappointed. I had a filet mignon and grilled garlic butter jumbo strips. This is the only halal restaurant that doesn’t freeze their steaks – so the meat quality and juiciness is insane. It was excellently prepared and quite delicious... The setting was great as well with both indoor and outdoor seating. Next time I visit, I will try the classic beef short ribs.

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Toronto, ON
2015/09/29

Celebrating my birthday and this restaurant was highly recommended by many people. When we arrived 10 minutes late for our reservation due to the traffic, we were expecting a long wait since there was many people waiting. They seated us in only 10 minutes and then moved us twice to give us better table/location each time. They really went out of their way to make our visit and occasion a special one. This type of caring just isn't common anymore. I really must thank the ladies that made this happen as it made our whole visit! The service and presentation was first class and food was delicious. We had the surf and turf and I must I have never seen better presentation. We finished off with their famous crème brulèe.

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Toronto, ON
2015/09/22

This is a well ranked steakhouse across many sources and totally lives up to the praise. The environment is incredibly cozy and tastefully done. The service is very friendly, And the food is exceptional. I ordered the new york striploin and replaced the fries with their signature baked volcano potato. It was so good. The meat was perfectly done and the garnishes on the potato were mouth watering. I ended with a spa salad that ignited my taste buds. It is a must visit place.

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Toronto, ON
2015/09/17

We have eaten here several times for special occasions. Had reservations at 9 pm on a busy Saturday night. Seated within 5 minutes. Server was very friendly and helpful. And now to the food. One of the best meals I have had all year. Would I recommend it? You bet! Worth every penny.

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Toronto, ON
2015/09/11

I was invited by my colleagues to check this place out and judging by all the positive reviews and the strong Facebook following and the packed dining halls... I can tell there is something to discover in this place... Let me start off by saying that I was very excited about this place opening since the winter. I really think our community is ready for a place of this caliber. Everything is done at a much higher level and its about time to have this kind of bistro... simple but elegant! I arrived around 7:30 on Friday night with my colleagues, I was greeted by a warm hostess who showed me to our seats with no wait time. I scanned the room which had amazing decor, modern lighting and spectacular seating and tables. I couldn't believe this was a Muslim place. All the guests looked so happy and were clearly enjoying their food so I couldnt wait to get started. The waitress attended to us immediately and was super polite, always smiling and was able to answer all of my questions. I somehow liked the chcken wings -- BY FAR the BEST wings I have ever had. The brazilian sauce was awesome ($12) typical price for wings. We actually ordered the most famous Black Ox steak.... I ordered the filet mignon and I had it medium rare - the best way to have it. It was really a blast to taste the tender juicy meat! It was just AMAZING! It came just the way I like it and I was blown away. I paid $3 extra for the premium mushroom sauce and I was very happy I did. Best halal steak in Toronto indeed.

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Toronto, ON
2015/09/08

One of the best halal restaurant in the city! Love the food and service in this place!!

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Toronto, ON
2015/09/08

I had an awesome work lunch at Black Ox last week. The waiter was super friendly and helpful in giving menu recommendations. Everything we had was delicious. I already want to go back and have the grilled chicken breast because I saw two people order it and it looked spectacular. The dining room seemed pretty fancy. We just sat our table and the ambiance was still great.

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Toronto, ON
2015/09/03

I had an awesome work lunch at Black Ox last week with the team. The waiter was super friendly and helpful in giving menu recommendations. Everything we ate was delicious. I already want to go back and have the grilled chicken breast because I saw two people order it and it looked spectacular. The dining room seemed pretty fancy but it was modern type of fancy which means we can still be business casually dressed.

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Toronto, ON
2015/08/27

Steak has never tasted this good for me! Our server was engaging, attentive and fun! Service is at a whole new level for these guys. The steaks melt in your mouth. The sweet potato fries are special enough to write home about. Vegetables and garlic mash cooked to perfection. To top it off, the famous beef brisket poutine is the best even if you are not sure you like beef! We went back a month later and were equally impressed. Place was busy on the weekend, we didn’t have reservations but walk-in was fine.

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Toronto, ON
2015/08/18

Easily my fav resto in Toronto this year. And as usual Black Ox Bistro did not disappoint us. Service, from the girl who greeted us, to our waitress, and several others who checked on us, were all amazing. I'm sure the interview system for jobs at the Black Ox must be intense, because I've never had anything even close to imperfect service. Food was as usual first class. Bottom line, I love Black Ox, and I would recommend this to anyone. Food and drinks at Black Ox for me is like the price of fuel!!. Doesn't matter how much they charge, I would still eat here. :)... And they are surprisingly cheap for the high quality you get

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Toronto, ON
2015/08/10

This is a great place to eat. The restaurant itself is very smart and the staff very friendly. The food is fantastic and reasonably priced. The steak was out of this world and melts in your mouth. We enjoyed it so much we went back the following night.

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Toronto, ON
2015/07/31

the place is a bit far from my place... but its worth the drive!
Love the brisket poutine!!!

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Toronto, ON
2015/07/21

I had the Panang curry with rice and it was amazing - very fragrant and light.

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Toronto, ON
2015/07/21

I booked a reservation for around 12 people on Tuesday evening for Iftar and to celebrate a job promotion. I really liked how organized the restaurant was - everything was on the table for us to break our fast and they called us to come a little early so we can get our order in before magrib. So we went there at around 8.30pm and we got a very good spot. We were all happy with our meals and very pleased at how nice the place was. We all enjoyed the food we ordered. Service was fast. And the waiters were busy but were helpful.

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Toronto, ON
2015/07/09

My sisters and I went to Black Ox last Friday. We decided to visit after seeing some good reviews on their Facebook page. And we were not disappointed! We actually ordered filet mignon, some salad, and their lemon cheese cake. It was awesome! My two sisters are self acclaimed foodies and they had a fantastic time. We've made reservations for next week to come for a 27th night event.

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Toronto, ON
2015/06/30

You can tell the ingredients are all fresh in Black Ox Bistro. They have a fantastic menu line up that you can choose from... I will be back with my friends soon!

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Toronto, ON
2015/06/22

Best quality hall steak I have ever eaten. Similar to places in downtown. I no longer have any need to waste my money at Ruth Chris.

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Toronto, ON
2015/06/16

The food and drinks are phenomenal and I personally have been numerous times already. Their prices are very similar to Affys and Crave.

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Toronto, ON
2015/06/09

Tried Black Ox for the first time last week. We went as a group of 5 and we were all very impressed. The manager came by and chatted with us and that put the service over the top for us especially since the restaurant was so busy. The food was delicious and our entire group was very impressed. I ordered sweet potato fries, a mojito, philly cheese steak sandwich and cheese cake for dessert. Our group ordered everything ranging from chicken to steak. Only negative was that the booth was too small for 5 people but we were forewarned so its partially our fault for trying to squeeze ourselves in.

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Toronto, ON
2015/04/23

Dining at Black Ox Bistro has been a great experience for me and my friends. The quality of food is awesome and fresh and the restaurant really lives up to its reputation of sourcing the items from fresh ingredients. The prices are also reasonable. I will definitely recommend it to all my relatives and colleagues.

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