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Taboo Resort Restaurant - CLOSED


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Certificate of Excellence2015 Winner


US$23 - US$57
American, International, Contemporary, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Seasonal Soup
Watermelon Tartare
Cashew feta w/ shaved celery hearts, kelp dust, dandelion slaw & endive cup
Salad of Muskoka Farmed Lettuces
Four seasons sprouts, smoked milford bay trout, pickled onions, wild blueberry creme fraiche
Vegan''california Rolls"
Herbed sunflower seed & ginger pate, romaine, avocado, peppers & cucumber, sweet tamari dipping sauce
Fresh Mussels
Steamed​ w/ pinot grigio, garlic, tomato, fennel & capers
Shrimp Bruschetta
Grilled​ tiger prawns, fresh tomatoes, marinated olives, sheep's milk feta, basil infused olive oil
Summer Kale Salad
Heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, cabbage, mixed sprouts, hemp seeds, lemon oregano dressing
Romaine Heart Caesar Salad
Chopped & leaf, "fougasse" croutons, prosciutto, creamy dressing, white anchovies
Taboo Angus Brisket Burger
Lettuce, fried green tomato, pickled onions, black pepper pancetta, smoked shiitakes on a toasted sourdough bun
Quinoa Lentil Burger
Sprouted grain bun, caramelized onion & cherry tomato relish, avocado, baked potato wedges, sundried tomato hemp mayo
The Boathouse Club
Grilled chicken, thick sliced tomato, crisp prosciutto, basil mayo on grilled calabrese bread
Thai Collard Green Wrap
Shredded coconut, mango, red pepper, Thai style almond butter, spiced almonds, apple jicama slaw & fresh lime
Grilled Tuna Tacos
Flour tortillas w/ albacore tuna, napa cabbage, grilled sweet corn, cucumber & mango salsa, smoked poblano chile mayo
(All sandwiches come w/ your choice of salad or French fries)
Barbecued Beef Tenderloin & Sea Scallops
Pommes lyonnaise, smoked tomato, corn & caper relish
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Roasted red pepper, walnut & basil pesto, baby arugula, cumin toasted pumpkin seeds
Grilled bc halibut, English style chips, sweet potato puree, green goddess & tartare sauce
Tandoori Spiced Chicken
Cornish hen, curried fingerling potato salad, buttered snap peas, garam masala, lime & yogurt sauce
Linguini & Smoked Trout
Tomato, olive, caper & spinach, organic olive oil & asiago
Sesame Glazed Tempeh
Marinated soba noodles, chili lime bok choy carrot, umeboshi plum dressing
Steak Frites
Certified angus ribeye steak, creamy smoked mushrooms, yukon frites, jalapeno lime butter
Black Bean & Corn Saute
Spicy black beans & corn, new potato salad, chipotle tahini cream, mole sauce, grilled kale & crisp corn tortilla
Tuscan Style Grilled Vegetables
Peppers, onions, zucchini, tomato & eggplant w/ shaved parmesan & basil olive oil
Vine Ripened Tomatoes
Olive oil, sea salt & balsamic
Yam & Potato Wedges
Thick​ cut & roasted w/ fresh herbs
Steamed Kale w/ Lemon
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Casual restaurant called The Boat House as their main one burned down. The prices are of fine dining not and a casual boat house however the food appeared to be presented that way. The staff seemed friendly although I'm not sure why no one ever...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank TorontoFanula
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Read my review of Taboo (Sept. 2017) Resort! The Boat House restaurant offers great views in their spacious deck but be warned the service is painfully slow and inexperienced. We waited an inexcusable amount of time for coffee, our breakfast and 30 mins for toast!?!...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank TorontoJourneyman
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We were staying on site and had hoped this would be our go to restaurant during our vacation. We tried breakfast, lunch and dinner and the entire family agreed it was terrible. So terrible we will not come and stay here again. Seriously. It is...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank TorontoMaxie
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

So, we stayed at Taboo for 2 nights for our anniversary. The food at the restaurant was delicious. The service was not so good. I'm not generally a complainer, I'm the person who tips regardless of service just because I feel obligated to do so....More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 19 July 2017

A great boat ride destination for lunch on the beautiful patio overlooking Lake Muskoka. Lunch menu was excellent.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Attended the Boat House restaurant at Taboo Resort on two occasions in June 2017. The first was for dinner with four couples for a birthday. The food was good but nothing spectacular. The service was average at best. We waited a long time for our...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank TravelGurlz
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Great that Taboo is no longer leasing out their restaurant and now has a skilled, caring chef Rachel Hobbs who can bring on some great tastes! This was the first of their pairing events - this time with Sawdust City Brewery and Tawse Winery. It...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank mcdivitt
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This is the first time back at Taboo in a few years and we went as a family for Mother's Day. We had a fabulous time, the food was amazing and fresh and the staff were wonderful. We were ever so happy to see Chef...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

I've been to the Boathouse before it was JUST ok nothing memorable very Pub food! The prices are very high...on new menue with new chef...I guess everyone on Muskoka is rich and can afford to eat out a lot! Why don't reputable resorts or restaurants...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Rannadanna53
Brandon Z, Director of Rooms at Taboo Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Rannadanna53, Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts about our 2017 menu. We are very excited to be opening back up for the season on Friday, May 5th. This year, under the direction of our new Executive Chef, the focus was to...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

The restaurant at Taboo Resort, formerly Muskoka Sands Inn, is in a great location but the food isn't great, the service tends to be snobby, and the prices are way too high. What are you paying for: the view?

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Martin A
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