I came here with two other friends to use the dealfinder coupon that expired earlier last month. This was our 2nd attempt to eat here, because we came the day before and they closed the kitchen down at 9pm cause it was quiet. The place looks absolutely beautiful, and I had high hopes for the evening. We order the Braised Short Rib Poutine, Prime Beef Dip, The big one burger and the meat lovers pizza.
When we got the poutine, there was no shortrib in it. At all. So we told the server and he was very nice about it, sent it back to the kitchen. Then our mains arrived, the beef dip was ok. To be honest, it wasn't that special, and the dip reminds me of those lipton gravy packs you get at the store (add water and stir type). The bread was nicely toasted and i think it had some mayo? in it.
I got the burger and the first few bites were ok, then I discover the other 1/2 of the burger was burnt. So I made due by eating all the bacon and other things around the non burnt parts. I told the waiter and again he took it away.
By this time our poutine came back! This time it had short rib (versus the normal poutine) and it was better. The grave was different from the other regular poutine, but the short rib wasn't that flavourful. I just felt I could have made this better at home in someways :S
My other friend got pizza and while I liked the pizza. The complaint from my friends was that the pizza was very doughy/chewy. Surprisingly so for a thin crust. I guess your love it or hate it factor would be if you like chewy crust.
I should mention the beef dip and the burger comes with sides options, and we both go the bacon chowder that day and it was ok. I didn't mind the chowder but I felt something was missing, couldn't really put my finger on it, sort of made it bland otherwise.
The waiter asked if I wanted another burger, but by finishing the soup and poutine I was pretty full so it was a bit of a moot point to cook me another one. We ended up using our teambuy coupon, and the waiter still charged me the full price for the burn burger, but I guess it was because we were using the teambuy voucher that we didn't get compensation for the burger. I didn't want to make a fuss over it because it was very late by then 10:30, and it took over 20 to get our bill sorted. If I made a fuss, I'd never get to go home.
Just a note, the web menu is different from the in house menu and we didn't get any drinks cause everything starts at $9 and above from what I could see. Maybe beer was cheaper, but we didn't get any. The service was very good, I didn't much to complain there. I think our server was very overwhelmed with the service that day and it was late. I was just more disappointed in the kichen cause we had to send food back 2x. Our server deserved his 15% no doubt about that.
Regardless of our food disappointments, we did like the atmosphere and this would be a nice place to take a date to impress them. However, if they are foodies, take them somewhere else.
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