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Sauvignon Restaurant Review: Despite its location on a bleak part of the lively artery that is Queen Street East, Sauvignon offers the best dining in the chill Beach neighborhood. The comfortably eclectic décor suits the food, which adheres to no cuisine in particular but draws inspiration from Europe, Asia and elsewhere. A painted tin ceiling, exposed ventilation system and exposed brick marry with blood-red and green walls, large banquettes and wood tables. A long bar starts near the entrance of one of the narrow rooms and ends half way down. It all works. So does the menu. A tower of sweet, roasted beets, feta cheese and apple is both pretty and tasty. Spicy, grilled shrimp on black bean and avocado has both vertical height and good depth of flavor. In the mains, orecchiette tossed in spicy sausage Bolognese sauce is anything but ordinary. Following suit, pan-seared halibut is matched with a crunchy, smoked paprika spätzle and crispy pancetta. The less adventurous palate is sure to love the grilled Black Angus steak smothered with onions and served with sweet potato fries. House-made desserts include a classic lemon tart and chocolate mousse. The wine list features many well-priced old- and new-world selections. Service is friendly and generally efficient when it’s not packed to the rafters.