A Delightful Lunch at XXI Chophouse at The Doctor’s House

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Buffalo Brussels Sprouts at XXI Chophouse
Buffalo Brussels Sprouts at XXI Chophouse

I love getting out of the city, especially in the summer! That’s why I was excited when I was invited to sample the lunch menu at XXI Chophouse at The Doctor’s House in Kleinburg. The village of Kleinburg is home to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and is located in the northwest section of Vaughan. Although it is a fair drive from Toronto’s Upper Beach neighbourhood where I live, it was pleasant to leave the city behind to relax in the charming village of Kleinburg. We arrived at 1 p.m. on a humid Wednesday and opted to eat indoors in air-conditioned comfort with a view overlooking the pristine patio and chapel.
The Doctor’s House has been around for ages and is a popular wedding venue. I completely see why as the grounds and gardens are subdued and charming.

The Doctor's House in Kleinburg is a popular GTA wedding venue.
The Doctor’s House in Kleinburg is a popular GTA wedding venue.




We were greeted promptly and our drinks order was taken. My dining guest ordered a refreshing Bellini!

For starters, my dining guest ordered the Seared Scallops while I ordered a few Raspberry Point oysters. While we waited for our food, our server arrived with a basket of freshly baked bread with an intoxicating aroma!

Fresh baked bread, Seared Scallops and Freshly Shucked Oysters at XXI Chophouse
Fresh baked bread, Seared Scallops and Freshly Shucked Oysters at XXI Chophouse

When the scallops arrived, we were surprised to see five large scallops on the plate since this is an appetizer. What great value! The scallops came in a delicate cauliflower puree with bacon jam. I had a taste of the scallops and they were meaty, rich and delicious. My P.E.I. oysters were fresh and refreshing on this hot day.

Caesar Salad at XXI Chophouse
Caesar Salad at XXI Chophouse

For the main dish, my dining partner ordered the Caesar Salad, which is made with Romaine hearts, prosciutto, croutons and Caesar dressing. She could not finish this large salad.

Salmon at XXI Chophouse
Salmon at XXI Chophouse

I ordered the Salmon and a side dish of Buffalo Brussels Sprouts. The moist salmon was a generous size and was perfectly cooked with a crispy crust and served with a Lemon Caper Sauce. I couldn’t finish the fish and decided to take the remainder home for dinner. What I loved even more was the good helping of perfectly cooked veggies placed under the salmon. Being a vegetable lover, I am always dismayed when I see only a thin carrot, one undernourished green bean and one lonely broccoli spear as the accompaniment on a dinner plate. Not the case here!

Buffalo Brussels Sprouts at XXI Chophouse
Buffalo Brussels Sprouts at XXI Chophouse



While I loved the abundant heat of the Buffalo Brussels Sprouts (and yes, it was important to have a glass of water on hand lol), they would have benefited from less salt. Otherwise, these roasted sprouts accompanied by crumbled blue cheese were addictively delicious.

Standing in front of the chapel at The Doctor's House in Kleinburg
Standing in front of the chapel at The Doctor’s House in Kleinburg

After lunch, we strolled around the gardens in front of the chapel. So quiet. So charming. So peaceful.

It’s worth the drive to Kleinburg!

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XXI Chophouse at The Doctor’s House, 21 Nashville Road, Kleinburg, Ontario, 905-893-2467

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28 COMMENTS

  1. Great I found a good approved restaurant for lunch in Kleinburg, I am visiting there next weekend, and being a food lover and explorer myself I would love to try their delish food.

  2. Wow! This looks absolutely delicious and tasty lunch that I need to try! Thanks for sharing this with us

  3. first, love that outfit you wore! and being a vegetarian who enjoys brussel sprouts, i am going to try adding the blue cheese next time we make them

  4. I sio am going to have to check this place out when I am ion the area as everything looks amazing! That Caesar salad, the yummy Salmon and those Brussel Sprouts… LOVE them! You were dressed beautifully too!

    • Hi Melissa, I highly recommend XXI Chophouse if you are in the area! And yes, the salmon, Buffalo Brussels sprouts and Caesar salad are must order items! Cheers, Lori

  5. What a delightful lunch experience! I love how you painted a vivid picture of the ambiance and delicious food. It’s making me eager to visit and indulge in their culinary delights. Thanks for sharing this wonderful dining review!

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