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“The Hotel Restaurant Disadvantage”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Mickey Quinn

Mickey Quinn
Ranked #266 of 371 Restaurants in St. John's
Cuisines: Bar, Canadian, American
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Located within Delta St. John's
Saskatoon, Canada
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446 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
“The Hotel Restaurant Disadvantage”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Restaurant hotels have a real disadvantage. They have a built in clientele and it means that they are less "hungry" than the standard restaurant. Where most restaurants are eager to please and strive for distinctiveness, hotel restaurants have to cater to the middle -- and that is precisely where Mickey Quinn sits. It is an average spot -- decent food, reasonable prices, and nothing surprising or particularly interesting. The staff are special -- friendly and welcoming -- but the restaurant is otherwise just your basic fare. I wish hotel restaurants would take more risks, even with a small part of their menu. This is, after all, what drives most of us onto the street in search of better food.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank WhitehorseVancouver
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English first
Ottawa, Ontario
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Variable service, and food was below expectations”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

I had the occasion to use this restaurant on two occasions as it was located in the hotel where I stayed (Delta St Johns). Once the service was excellent, the server very attentive and courteous. The other time, the server ignored my table, and when I was served, it was with no appreciation of the customer. Almost felt like I was not welcome (as I noticed she was very attentive to other tables and engaged in long conversations with them all the while ignoring my table). The quality of the food was OK, but well below expectation for what I would have expected in a hotel of this quality. As there were excellent eateries very close to the hotel, never visited this restaurant again during my stay.

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Rama N
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Meh ...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Just your typical hotel restaurant. Nothing exceptional. Nothing to rave about. Had breakfast here ... eggs bennie ... meh. Quality just wasn't there and overpriced in my mind. Would rather have grabbed a breakfast sandwich from Tim's.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank DeeR12
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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Average & overpriced food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Went here for a late breakfast , the food was average & overpriced in relation to the quality served up.
Good coffee & very good staff means that it's probably worth another try.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Kevin F
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Riverview, NB
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food, short menu, bit pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

No specific Gluten Free items. Good Coffee and lots of it. Service quick and Friendly. Still a popular spot for a quick drink.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Discovery169
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