This location in Lynn Valley has been in existence for about a year now and it has found the key to success and a complex of shops to be a success in. The whole experience is social, including tables for 4 and more, tall tables with tall stools, TVs to watch with friends, and pretty good music, usually set at just the right volume. There's a great patio area, half in tables and chairs, half in sofas surrounding a "fireplace.' A great place for either drinks or a meal.
The menu is extensive and the kitchen knows what it is doing. Have been a half dozen times and the food is consistently very good. Fresh ingredients, presentation is nice and creativity in the dishes is evident. Good value for what is served.
There are daily drinks specials that mainly run about $4.50. Wings and Ribs are specials every day from 3-6 pm. Sunday and Monday are $9 pizzas.
Service: Achilles heel. Always a warm welcome, always friendly servers who are knowledgeable about the menu. They come back to ask how everything is. Then, nothing. If you want to ask for a coffee half way through your meal, if you're ready for your bill at the end of the meal, the server has vanished. Or the server looks out over the tables after finishing up at another table but "sees" nothing. It would be better if the server "patrolled" her duty area every so often and made some eye contact in case a customer wants something more. Definitely needs work.
The bill: Be aware. When the hand held device is brought to your table, the device is programmed to let you select a %age tip to add to the total. Be aware that this %age is calculated against the after tax amount and not the amount before tax. Seems a bit dodgy somehow.
I will continue to visit and recommend it to others.
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