467 Bloor St. West, 416.929.2080 (website)
I was intrigued by the idea of 350 Fahrenheit, a restaurant named after the default oven temperature that serves food that’s friendly for several popular diets, including Atkins, South Beach Diet, The Zone, Dr. Bernstein, and the Canadian Food Guide. Being on the South Beach Diet, and posting frequently on message boards devoted to that diet, I see that one of the most common complaints is that there just isn’t much choice of healthy foods in restaurants. Not so at 350 Fahrenheit. Nearly every item on the menu was SBD-friendly.
On the table: hummus with teeny tiny pitas chips, about 1” diameter. Very garlicky smooth hummus. Too bad I don’t like hummus.
Appetizer: Salmon roll
salmon and herbs rolled in lettuce leaves with hoisin sauce.
BF had gazpacho. It was richly tomato-y and spicy. I was going to order this myself, except that I wanted to taste more things on the menu.
Main: Lime glazed chicken with tomato avocado salad. A plain grilled chicken breast with a little dab of sauce on top, just enough for flavour, lightly grilled snow peas and broccoli and the tomato avocado salad, which tasted like chunky guacamole.
BF had vegan pad thai. Low on noodles, very high in vegetables. I cannot comment on the taste as I didn’t steal a bite.
Dessert: uhh, full fat ice cream from a local parlour. heh. Couldn’t get up the nerve to try the ricotta creme which is on the menu.
Price: VERY affordable. $36 CDN ($27 US) for both of us combined.
Portion size: not too big, not too small.
Decor: super swank.