By Annabelle Goodman –

5095 Yonge St
416 225 2552

Who doesn’t like a nice surprise? Milestones is a large chain with many other locations in Toronto.  I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular. I was wrong. Every bite was a delightful surprise.

A good friend was kind enough to invite me to a Tafelmusik concert at the George Westin Auditorium. The least I could do was to take her for dinner. It had to be close to the North York City Centre. There is a subway stop there and you can walk underground to the restaurant. Seemed like a good idea.

The service was absolutely fantastic. There obviously has been some good training here. Rob was our attentive, warm and very knowledgeable server. I don’t know what we did right but the co-manager Dennis couldn’t do enough to please us. They both made sure we finished dining in time for the concert. They inquired if we were enjoying our dinner. They had recommendations and looked after us as if we were the only guests in the restaurant. (It was full to capacity)

When was the last time you got exited about a salad? We opted for the Seafood Salad.($18.63) The greens were fresh. The grilled salmon and shrimp were fantastic. Dry noodles were an unusual but appreciated addition. Avocado and papaya made this one of the best salads I have ever enjoyed. It was a healthy portion and I heartily managed to clean the bowl. My dining companion agreed that we had made a delicious choice.

Wild Pacific Coho Salmon s prepared with a sweet soy sesame glaze or preserved lemon aioli.($22.99) Portobello Mushroom Chicken is offered for $18.99.

Pasta lovers have many options. Butternut Squash Ravioli is just one of the many vegetarian dishes.($16.99)

Grilled Chicken Penne Asiago is a popular choice.($16.99)

A legend informs you of the vegetarian, gluten free and low sodium intake. That pleases me when a restaurant cares about your health and strives to prepare healthy choices.

From time to time I enjoy a Veggie Burger.($12.99) All burgers are served with a choice of fries or crisp greens. There is even a Gluten Free Burger ($12.99)

This is a menu for everyone. There are so many choices. I saw the plates going by to be presented to other guests. The chef obviously takes pride in the presentation as well as the taste,

We had the dessert highlight of the year. A Sampling of 5 Desserts is offered for $10.99. I still have a smile on my face and I am licking my lips with an ongoing satisfaction. The desserts were served in 5 large size shot glasses. The Warm Apple Crumble was my favorite. No, maybe the Chocolate Concoction was better. The Cheesecake was pretty spectacular. Each bite was better than the next and we finished all five of them. Scrumptious! My only worry was falling asleep in the concert.

I will never hesitate to try another Milestones Restaurant. They are situated all over the city. We both felt appreciated as guests and we in turn appreciated all the fine service and delectable food.