We went on Tuesday night, which was a smart choice - if you get there at 6pm before the crowd hits, there's plenty of on-street parking (meters) and prompt seating in the funky, dimly-lit dining room.
It has sort of a rustic feel - lots of wood and copper (tin?) with communal tables, walls of wine bottles and a large bull's head (el toro!) overseeing everything. There are also a few sidewalk tables for the warm weather.
I enjoyed a delicious salad of roasted beets, goat cheese and hazelnuts, followed by smoked duck drummets with fresh quince, while Ryan had her usual meal of foie gras with pear and bacon chutney and thinly sliced skirt steak with caramelized onions. All of it - including the basket of warm bread and specialty cocktails - was delicious. I can't wait to go back and try the short ribs, corn on the cob (their signature dish!) and churros con chocolate.
Toro is yet another great addition to the South End which continues to keep Boston on the fine dining map.