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“Never a doubt it will be good”

McGinnis Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #215 of 1,088 Restaurants in London
Price range: $11 - $16
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Canadian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 8, 2012

Menu...staff attention, clean, food was supurb.
we go every 2-3 weeks and take friends.

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Food and service is great. They have updated the restaurant and it is very nice and clean. The bar area is the spot to go after 9 pm for drinks and 1/2 price appetizers. Can't beat it.

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Thank johnbalmer
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

Let me give you a step by step review so you get the whole picture.
Decor: IMPRESSIVE. Lots of stone and wood...great glass fireplaces..booths and tables.
Service: Mediocre. Melanie was not too bad and it would have been nice to have had her handle everything, but people came over to our table that seemed out of context. Mel took the order, she brought the dinks, a different person brought the food, the manager came over with water (and to discuss our complaints - I'll get to it)...Mel brought the bill, but a different waiter processed it...it was a little weird.
Pricing: I found several menu items overpriced like Chicken Pot Pie for $15...come on. Wings are overpriced as are the burgers. The rest of the menu is a little wierd with gourmet pizzas that...well, I couldn't figure out who'd order them...maybe Picasso or a surrealist.
Food: This is the bottom line...the reason we go to a restaurant. I ordered the Buffalo burger with rings and a strawberry milkshake. Excellent shake, though small by normal standards for a milkshake. The onion rings which by the way were not on the menu were the best I've ever had (get these things on the appetizer list or somewhere). The burger was a whole chicken breast of which at least half extended past the miniature bun (considering their pricing a deluxe bun would hace certainly been in order). My father wanted something light and the only thing in that category was the chicken caesar which was atrocious. How do you wreck a salad? The leaves where left whole on the plate as if the chef got distracted just as he was about to shred them. So my father basically had to do the chef's job of preparing the salad, cutting and mixing it. The chicken was overcooked, under spiced and as dry as the Mojave. He complained and they took it off the bill, but the waiter who processed the bill said, "well, it's a matter of taste." NO...this was not a close call...it was clearly an chef faux pas and regardless should have been dealt with that way.

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Reviewed March 31, 2012

love the new menu, great portions, decent service.

Thank yojo12
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

Visited on a Friday for a 6PM reservation and parking was a challenge. Lot was full and it took a couple of circuits to find a spot. Restaurant was not busy so possibly an adjacent bar or nearby restaurant responsible for full lot. Spots did open fairly often as people came and went.

We were seated promptly and all staff were very pleasant.

Everyone tried a burger and all were cooked properly and arrived as ordered. Side Cesar salads were good and fries were well cooked and crisp. A bit messy to eat but good. Overall a good value.

Only quibble was wait staff was missing when we wanted to order another drink or get a refill on coffees. However, it had become much busier and possibly staff were spread a bit thin.

Definitely will try again.

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Thank Dinsdale050
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