Along with some friends, Nouman and I went for lunch at Black Ox Bistro yesterday. I heard about Black Ox Bistro around a month ago and I have been wanting to go ever since. Nouman and I made plans to go here a few weeks ago but it was closed for renovations.
After our sushi plans got changed last minute, Nouman and I found ourselves at Black Ox Bistro on Sunday. Black Ox Bistro offers North American classics such as steaks and ribs. Being a meat lover, I am sure you can imagine how happy Nouman was to be trying this restaurant.
My first impression of the restaurant was surprise; I was surprised at how nice the decor and ambiance was inside. The decor is contemporary with dim lighting and comfortable seating. I am so happy to have a Halal restaurant that finally looks good. Music was the only component missing in creating the perfect atmosphere.
We arrived at Black Ox Bistro around 4pm and were seated right away. Our server was friendly and he came to check on us several times. The wait for our food was a little longer than we had anticipated. It took about 30 minutes for our food to arrive even though the restaurant was largely empty. We weren’t in a rush though so we didn’t mind!
They say that pictures speak a thousand words so I’m not sure if I even need to say anything about the food. The food was scrumptious. Between the four of us, we ordered the following:
- Philly Cheese Steak: The philly cheese steak was yummy. There was a good amount of meat and cheese and the bread was not too soft not too tough. The steak was cooked well and the cheese was melted through. There was a little bit of salt lacking from the philly cheese steak but otherwise it was delish
- Beef Brisket: This dish was amazing. Nouman liked the brisket better than the philly cheese steak. The only thing we didn’t like was that there was too much oil on the bottom bun. We had two orders of the beef brisket and both were super oily. The taste was great and we would order this again.
- Brisket Poutine: This was scrumptious. I can’t even.
- Beef Wellington: I didn’t try this but our friends liked it alot
We loved the food, the atmosphere and the service and can’t wait to go back!