From Our Editors
A cornucopia of savoury delights awaits diners at Encore! (formerly Ali Baba Steakhouse), where fresh, local ingredients are spun into a tapestry of thoughtfully prepared steaks, salads, fish, poultry, sandwiches, and more. Casual encounters may prefer Encore!’s lounge area where live jazz struts its artful dissonance Friday and Saturday nights in a sidecar with cocktails ($7–$9), beers ($3–$5) and martinis ($8). Intimate affairs of the heart or limbic system or may prefer the dining room, where professional service is on tap for lunch or dinner. Encore!’s flavour-fondling dishes—including duck confit springrolls ($10), grilled 8 oz. AAA beef tenderloin au poivre ($33), and lobster & chorizo papardelle ($24)—feed the soul via the mouth, an optimal place to store sips of Encore!’s dozens of red and white wine bottle selections ($29+) or an auxiliary stomach.