DIANA'S OYSTER BAR AND GRILL
|2105 Lawrence Avenue East Scarborough, ON M1R 2Z4|
Service: 2 . 5 / 4
Ambiance: 2.5 / 4
Food: 2.5 / 4
Diana's started as a Toronto wholesale fish market supplying restaurants all over the GTA. In 2011 it opened a full service restaurant supplying the freshest fish around. The fish was some of the freshest we have ever had, although the flavours can use a bit of work.
We started of with a dozen KUMAMOTO OYSTERS. Kumamoto oysters are deep set in their shells, they look small but they are very plump. They have a smooth texture and a sweet fruity flavour. YUM!
The CRAB CAKES were fluffy and well season. Nice large chunks of crab were visible when you cut it apart, they were light on the fillers which was nice. The chipotle aioli could have been a little more spicy, but the coolness blended well with the crab cake.
Whenever I see OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER on the menu I have to order them. The crust was crispy, the spinach pernod sauce was creamy and tasty. I would have like more spinach but still a great dish.
We ordered the one pound of gallo STEAMED MUSSELS IN A TOMATO BROTH. The mussels were a good size, and you can tell they were fresh. The tomato broth tasted like canned tomato soup which was a little off-putting.
The FRIED CALAMARI was lightly dusted with batter. The batter was under seasoned and the calamari was rubbery. The calamari was cut so perfectly that it had a little bit of a frozen president choice box look to it.
The YELLOW FIN TUNA CARPACCIO was beautiful. Thinly cut slices of sushi grade tuna was served with a sweet honey maple sauce, mixed greens and sliced toasted almonds.