When I first decided to do a restaurant review I thought it would be rather difficult to find a fine dining restaurant in or around Guelph. I was pleasantly surprised to fine a variety of high end restaurants right in the down town area. I decided on The Other Brothers and was accompanied by my friend Matthew; who is just as in to wining and dining as I am. The restaurant is located on Yarmouth St. and was suggested by a couple of friends. From the outside it does not look much like a restaurant, but the atmosphere inside was lovely!
We agreed that the tables were nicely situated in that we were sort of secluded and did not have to watch other people eat. There was also live music! A classical guitar player serenaded us through dinner.
The restaurant has a 3 course option for $36, which I thought was very reasonable. They also have a surprise 6 course meal for $50. It is only available on Saturday’s but it is definitely something I would like to try.
To drink I had a red Farnese Sangiovese. It was quite nice. The was a smoother red wine with just the right amount of tannins! Not very expensive either; a bottle of it at the LCBO is only $12. If your looking for a wine that would not easily offend people I would definitely recommend it.
For the entree I had the braised Ontario beef. It. Was. Delicious. I don’t eat meat very often at school, and if you are someone like me who appreciates a good steak I would highly advise trying this. The beef was super tender and very flavourful. The sauce was quite BBQ-ey, and could have maybe been toned down slightly, but other than that; awesome. The potatoes it came with were just average potatoes, nothing too much to discuss. One thing missing on the plate was another vegetable. There were two very small pieces of carrots on the plate that I found only at the very end. Perhaps this is the nutrition student in me, but I could have used some asparagus or even just some more carrots. Overall, though, an excellent dish.
For dessert: White Chocolate and Raspberry Crème Brûlée. Mmmmmm. I did wish it had been a little warmer when it was served but other than that; it tasted as good as it sounds.
The prices were very reasonable as well. With appetizers ranging from about $8-10, entree’s $22-24, and dessert $7-9, it’s similar to menu prices you would see at a Casey’s. The difference being that many times those appetizers and desserts are shared because the portion sizes are so large. These portion sizes were definitely just enough for one person. I also left feeling pleasantly satiated, as opposed to having to be rolled out the door.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone looking to change up their restaurant choices!