26.11.09

Milestones Restaurants

3051 Vega Blvd Mississauga ON 905. 828.9119


A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - it's ok. lots going on, but it's ok. dark.



2) Service - pretty good. not the fastest.


3) Portions - great



4) Taste - pleasantly surprised. I don't know why I have always had a thing against Milestones, for no particular reason. I typically do not like to frequent chains...I just don't. You get standard food, standard service. But I have been pleasantly surprised. They have good lunch specials, and their dinners are also quite good!

5) Price - reasonable


C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD


1) Appearance - fine, comfy booths, large bar area.

2) Service - slow, but nice

3) Portions - great.

4) Taste - I had the burger and fries, they were delicious!

5) Price - a little expensive for lunch time. 2 meals with 2 beers came to over $50...

De La Crepe

236 Queen St South   Streetsville  ON   905. 542.0022

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - small, long, narrow, but nice and clean. You just walk in off the street.

2) Service - very friendly. You order at the cash and they wrap your crepe so you can take it to go, or just sit and eat in the establishment

3) Portions - good, typical for a crepe

4) Taste - good. Ordered the Strawberry and chocolate crepe. Although I was looking forward to a huge plate with heaps of strawberries and warm chocolate sauce drizzled on top, it was more like a wrap - something I could have made at home.

5) Price - inexpensive, $5-$6 for a crepe. They have breakfast crepes and other 'food' crepes there as well, not just fruit. =)

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - clean

2) Service - friendly, cheerful

3) Portions - I could have had 40 of those crepes...

4) Taste - good, but the nutella chocolate made it taste a little cheap

5) Price - good

6.11.09

Ki


181 Bay Street Toronto ON 416.308.5888

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD!

1) Appearance - pretty sleek. Nice booths in the lounge. Fabulous sushi bar. Cool little private rooms. Not very comfortable chairs in dining room though. A little cheesy on the chandelier over the bar in the lounge...

2) Service - OK

3) Portions - OK

4) Taste - interesting and unique types of sushi - well worth trying, and pretty exciting. But it's not the kind of sushi you can just keep eating and eating. I'm not in a rush to go back.

5) Price - well above average, especially for sushi.

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - Red, comfortable, relaxed.

2) Service - slow.

3) Portions - OK.

4) Taste - glad that we finally went, but not going to rush back there.

5) Price - kind of expensive.

One Restaurant


116 Yorkville Avenue Toronto ON 416. 961.9600

A M A L says do NOT devour this food

1) Appearance - pretty much drop-dead-gorgeous. No exaggeration. Designed by one of Toronto's top Interior Design firms, Yabu Pushelberg. Just gorgeous. What can I say? Classy, simple, sleek, elegant, not over done. Luxurious. Just gorgeous.

2) Service - I am sure the servers are knowledgeable, they are all a bit older than your average servers. But they seemed to rush us...'just eat and get out'. I have had some conversations with management about the restaurant, the design, etc, and they are absolutely professional and friendly.

3) Portions - ok.

4) Taste - it breaks my heart to say this, but could definately be so much better. I have been there on 3 occasions: once for breakfast, once for lunch, and once for dinner. I would not order the eggs benedict, or the pancakes. Lunch was ok...I would order the fries again. And I Had a soup which was ok. Dinner...expensive, and just OK. Butternut Squash Gnocchi is ok, a little heavy...would not order it again. Why is this so???

5) Price - expensive.

C H R I S says do NOT devour this food

1) Appearance - 'Jay-Z in da house!' - Very high-end. Felt unwelcomed in my jeans and converse shoes. But seriously we were walking around Yorkville around bruch time in the middle of the week! Did I need to get dressed up? I found it a bit intimidating. Perhaps if I were in a suit I would like it better?

2) Service - not as fabulous as it should be. Yes, I used the word 'fabulous'. I am comfortable with my sexuality.

3) Portions - OK

4) Taste - Not good. No one in our party wanted to finish their meals.

5) Price - not cheap.

**Overall, dissappointed. But maybe you have to be a celebrity to be treated well? Or a regular$?

Sassafraz

100 Cumberland St Toronto ON 416. 964.2222

A M A L says do NOT devour this food

1) Appearance - pretty sleek, all white, trendy, cool bathrooms, uncomfortable little deuce tables in the middle, though.

2) Service - ok

3) Portions - ridiculous (not good)

4) Taste - Chris and I have been a few times, each time hoping would be better. We have been reluctant to give a bad review on this place, since it has such a great reputation, and since we have only been there for drinks and appetizers either on our way to someplace else, or returning from someplace else. But I believe that it is all hype. Do not order their cold, greasy tempura. Do not order their teeny tiny little McDonalds fries. Do not order their scallops. Do I need to go on?
I will say this, however. Their badass Mojito is pretty badass. I would only order that.

5) Price - We don't mind spending on fine food, fine drinks, dining out - after all, we are young & beautiful ;) and have disposable income. However, I found this place to be ridiculously over priced, and definately will not go back (except for their badass mojito, if i HAD to).

C H R I S says do NOT devour this food!

1) Appearance - fancy

2) Service - not that great.

3) Portions - horribly small. not good for sharing appetizers.

4) Taste - tempura - NO THANKS!

5) Price - too much for too little.

Burger King


243 Yonge Street Toronto ON

A M A L says do NOT devour this food!

1) Appearance - This is how I would envision purgatory to look like. We never thought of critiquing Burger King, but the appearance was so, so, so bad, we just had to. Everything was gray, the fluorescent lights were flickering, and acoustic ceiling tile was stained and warped, the garbages were over flowing, the people were over flowing, the air was stale...I felt like we were trapped in some horrid time warp...like we were frozen in time someplace ugly and dirty!!!

2) Service - fast food. They take your order, then move on.

3) Portions - ...? I don't know. Fine, I guess.

4) Taste - I will admit, I kind of like their poutine...once a year.

5) Price - average for fast food I guess?

C H R I S says do NOT devour this food!

1) Appearance - ....am I in hell? scary, scary, and scary!

2) Service - fine. Everything seems fine, but just doesn't look fine!

3) Portions - fine.

4) Taste - gross, groos, and gross!

5) Price - save your money.

Denny's

40 Courtney Park Drive E Mississauga ON 905.565.6161

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - very american-chain like. standard booths, tables, chair, carpet. Ugly acoustic ceiling tiles. blah flooring. BUT their tables and booths are very spacious, which is great. The good thing about places like these, is that you don't really go there for the appearance. And overall, its not THAT bad.

2) Service - questionable...

3) Portions - large

4) Taste - I greatly enjoy their hashbrowns with eggs. Very good. I would say above average for sure!

5) Price - $10/person, roughly.

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - "...hey Rosanne, get the kids, we're goin' out!" ...no but seriously, I guess it's fine after a night of drinking...

2) Service - Not good. But then again, it's open 24/7 and they are probably used to shitty clientele (drunk and such).

3) Portions - good,

4) Taste - not bad,

5) Price - decent.

Cantina Mexicana

277 Queen St South Mississauga ON 905.813.1992

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD!

1) Appearance - very cute, small, and cozy.

2) Service - excellent. Family owned restaurant, and they obviously really care about their business and their clients. Sweetest people ever!

3) Portions - great

4) Taste - great! LOVE LOVE LOVE the appetizer nachos they bring you for free before your meal! They also make great drinks there!

5) Price - average

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD!

1) Appearance - I like it. It's cute. Kind of Mexican.

2) Service - fine.

3) Portions - just enough.

4) Taste - loved it! I enjoy the combination of the burrito, rice, refried beans and salad!

5) Price - reasonable.

Rosewood Bistro & Wine Bar

1900 Dundas St W. Mississauga ON 905.855.3913

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD!

1) Appearance - very nice and quaint. You park at the back of the restaurant and walk through a terrace area and the patio to enter. Very cute. The restaurant is distinctly divided from the bar. The restaurant is very cozy, welcoming and unintimidating, although it is a nicer-than-average restaurant. They have painted interesting murals on the wall, play beautiful soft jazz, and the deep, dark wood of the bar area is very inviting. They also benefit fromt the pitched roof, which add an old-world charm to the restaurant.

2) Service - excellent. They have charming servers.

3) Portions - quite large.

4) Taste - very good. Ordered the steak & frites for lunch - the steak was not very tender, I could not really eat through the whole thing. But I would definately go back.

5) Price - a little above average, but not too pricey, and definately worth it.

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD!

1) Appearance - kind of high-endish.

2) Service - top notch.

3) Portions - good.

4) Taste - good, but not the greatest.

5) Price - a bit high, but good for a nice treat! Great ambiance more than anything.

Swiss Chalet

6430 Erin Mills Parkway. Mississauga ON 905.858.5849

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - I like their bar-area. In the day it is nice and bright. Their floor tiles are also nicer, offer more friction than in the main dining area. This is a chain restaurant which I love and adore. Mostly booths, some tables. Accomodate for any number of people.

2) Service - great and fast

3) Portions - large, very filling

4) Taste - I can drink the chalet sauce on its own, every day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The fries are also delightful. And of course their chicken is always juicy and fabulous! (this being said, I always order the white meat...I have had a few experiences with their dark meat which was not so favorable).

5) Price - Can't beat it! Pretty much almost the same price for a McDonalds meal but it's sooo much better! Approx. $10/person

C H R I S says do NOT devour this food!

1) Appearance - um, fine if you like Swiss Chalet.

2) Service - fine for Swiss Chalet

3) Portions - not bad if you like Swiss Chalet

4) Taste - Tastes like Swiss Chalet

5) Price - Decent for Swiss Chalet

*NOTE: I only go here because Amal loves it.

25.9.09

King's Noodle House

296 Spadina Ave Toronto Ontario 416.598.1817

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD!

1) Appearance - actually, for a place in china town, not so bad! they've tried to make it look more contemporary, and less "chinese" in terms of those hanging paper lanterns, etc. You do see a few spiritual statues in niches, but for the most part, it's ok. (bathrooms are another issue...downstairs...no locks on doors...cardboard floors...blaaaghh)

2) Service - the place is run like the military. They get so busy, no one speaks english. Someone seats you, another person brings you tea, another person takes your order, someone else brings your order (but you have to remind them)...and so on. But it's fine, they're all hard working and friendly. and there are always servers on break eating the food, which is always reassuring.

3) Portions - HUGE.

4) Taste - sooooooooo goooood. everything just tastes so good. I love their duck. I love their shrimp dumplings with chives...you have to try everything!

5) Price - very inexpensive. Approx. $25 for two people.

C H R I S says do NOT Devour this food!

1) Appearance - busy, dirty, scary

2) Service - busy, dirty, scary

3) Portions - huge

4) Taste - I don't enjoy Chinese food...so maybe there is a bias to my review.

5) Price - great. Amal paid!

Taco Fiesta


35 Mosley Street Wasaga Beach Ontario 705.422.0098

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD!

1) Appearance - small little "shack" almost, just two streets up from the beach. It's not a restaurant, more like a food kiosk. Looks pretty Mexican, i guess, if you're into stereotypes.

2) Service - Fabulous! Owned by a husband/wife snowbird duo, who live in Mexico during Canadian winters, and come service up fabulous authentic Mexican food during Canadian summers!

3) Portions - itsy bitsy teensy weensy little tiny tacos, but they taste SO good and they're so cheap, you can afford to buy lots! and don't forget the fries!

4) Taste - mmmmmmmm. Seriously so good, because they use the corn tortillas, rather than the flour. (yuk, just say no to flour tortillas!)

5) Price - cheapola. $1.50-$2.50 per taco or something like that.

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - small, cute, does the job

2) Service - friendly, efficient, looks like a clean place because you watch them prepare everything

3) Portions - small, I wouldn't necessarily go there if I were starving.

4) Taste - really good. Love the refried bean tacos.

5) Price - inexpensive, a great snack while you're at the beach.

Wild Wing

Wild Wing. Mississauga On. Located at the AMC Complex on Winston Churchill

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - the way it should! Tall bar-height tables, stools, wood, plasma tv's, buckets of beer, and wings!

2) Service - there were many servers, but they seemed very disorganized...service was SO S-L-O-W.

3) Portions - order as much as you want and you pay by the pound. The individual wings were large

4) Taste - DELISH! We ordered a few different flavours, my personal favorite was plain-old tradiational honey-garlic! mmm

5) Price - average

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - loud, fun, busy...looks like a wings place!

2) Service - ...were there servers? no, I'm kidding. it wasnt THAT bad. but they were pretty slow.

3) Portions - pretty big, and you get what you pay for

4) Taste - pretty good. I'm not much of a wings fan, but they were alight. They boast 101 flavors! (yes, that's ONE HUNDRED AND ONE different kinds of chicken wing flavours, from candy cane, to terryaki, to penut butter....?)

5) Price - Average

Overall, a fun place to hang out and grab a beer, then go catch a movie, since you're at the AMC complex!

28.8.09

Sushi For You

6465 Millcreek Drive Mississauga ON 905.858.9412

A M A L says do NOT Devour this food

1) Appearance - very average, comfortable seating

2) Service - fine

3) Portions - large in the sense that the maki rolls were HUGE, too huge to eat!

4) Taste - not the greatest...did not even finish my meal

5) Price - average

C H R I S says do NOT devour this food!

1) Appearance - fine, kinda dark, went during the day

2) Service - ok, a little cold

3) Portions - rolls were uncomfortably large

4) Taste - not good, would not recommend the spicy tuna!

5) Price - average, but would not go back!

Sushi In Sushi

2310 Battleford Rd Mississauga ON 905.567.7890

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - Small little place off Erin Mills Parkway, kind of ugly furnishings, but it's fine. They've tried to create intimacy by creating private booths through the use of tapestries.

2) Service - friendly

3) Portions - went in for lunch it was more than enough

4) Taste - very very good!

5) Price - a little expensive, even for lunch! Odd, condsidering the location (not the nicest part of town)

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - I thought it was ok, it did the job, and it's small and cozy

2) Service - friendly, fine

3) Portions - quite large, but great for me!

4) Taste - surprisingly very good!

5) Price - a little on the expensive side for Sushi

Fuji Sushi



8633 Weston Rd Vaughan ON 905.856.0123
A M A L says do NOT DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - a little dark, could benefit from some booths, small standard porcelain tiled floors, just tables and chairs, OK looking

2) Service - friendly

3) Portions - all you can eat =)

4) Taste - OK. A little too salty, left a strange after taste for hours...

5) Price - a little high, based on the food quality, roughly $20/person

C H R I S says do NOT DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - not the nicest place, needs a little bit of 'sprucing' up

2) Service - friendly

3) Portions - all you can eat, some of the dishes were extremely large, others were a little small

4) Taste - not the freshest, like Amal said, left a strange after taste

5) Price - higher than average for all you can eat

15.7.09

Vivoli

665 College St. Toronto On M6G 1B7 416.536.7575

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - site on a street corner on College, has a rooftop patio and street-level patio which is a bonus. Inside is quite nice, boasts a huge pizza oven, very appetizing. Nice furnishings, pretty sleek for an Italian restaurant, Very nice, very comfortable.

2) Service - sat ourselves on the roof-top patio but had to wait quite some time before any servers took notice of us, and it wasn't that crowded. Service was friendly but i wouldn't necessarily call it spectacular. They kind of just served you, very basic and functional.

3) Portions - great

4) Taste - great. Had the Arugula with Pear salad and the Gnocchi in a rose sauce. Loved it!
5) Price - very very well priced! Um, but Martini's are $11.95 compared to the spectacular $5.00 martini's across the street at Eat My Martini. So got to Eat My Martini first, then come here for dinner. Except don't order the house wine, 'cause it tastes pretty cheap.

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD
1) Appearance - all kind's of patio's and staircases everywhere. Cool and fun!

2) Service - ok, kinda slow

3) Portions - shared everything with Amal, was great for a snack

4) Taste - Gnocchi was really good!
5) Price - fair


Eat My Martini

648 College St W Toronto 416.516.2549

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - love this place. Not too fancy, but definately hip. Gets crowded fast. Has a cute street level patio. Made use of the original brick in the building, cute chandeliers.

2) Service - friendly and knowledgeable

3) Portions - Martini's are great. App portions are good.

4) Taste - Calamari is awesome. Don't love the bruschetta. Haven't ordered a full meal there yet.

5) Price - amazing!!! $5.00 martini's!!! Well-priced apps!!! You must go!

*special tip* great place to go on a date because it's not too quite, it's right in the heart of little Italy, so there is much to see and do.

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - cozy.

2) Service - good both times i've been

3) Portions - mostly just had the martini's and they're great!

4) Taste - Martini's!!!! yum!

5) Price - 5 bucks 5 bucks 5 bucks!!!!

Jack Astor's

219 Rathburn Road West Mississauga ON L5B 4C1 905.566.4662

A M A L says DO NOT DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - big, kind of crazy, dimmed. American style, like pop American.

2) Service - friendly, although not the most efficient.

3) Portions - large

4) Taste - I think i only like their beer & cheddar cheese soup there. It's quite phenomenal actually. I have gone on 2 separate occasions in the last couple of weeks: fish n' chips - too oily, not flavorful. Rack of Ribs...dry. Had to be sent back to be re-heated. Fries - don't even bother.

5) Price - average

C H R I S says DO NOT DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - kinda feels like your at the movies and a pool hall and the arcade....all rolled into one. TV's everywhere, its very distracting. Good place to take a date, if your not really into your date.

2) Service - all kinds of servers and hostesses flying around, yet the service was slow.

3) Portions - large

4) Taste - ah......ok.

5) Price - fine


23.6.09

California Sandwiches

3018 Winston Churchill Boulevard Mississauga ON 905.607.5445


A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD


1) Appearance - cold and empty, too many hard surfaces, although an improvement to their pre-reno interior. They have added some interesting drop-ceilings, and used some more sleek colours but they would benefit a lot from adding a few booths on either side of the restaurant, sill leaving room for their tables. They could also use a bit more colour in the kitchen area, maybe some tile, rather than the stainless steel backsplash they use.
2) Service - you order at the cash, and they make you your sandwich. Friendly, fast.
3) Portions - huuugeeee

4) Taste - delicious. I have only ever ordered the veal sandwich with tomato sauce, cheese, and mushrooms.
5) Price - $10/person. Pretty good.


C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - kinda school cafeteria-ish

2) Service - fast and friendly

3) Portions - one sandwich is enough for most normal people, sometimes i get two.

4) Taste - Awesome! I have only ever ordered the chicken sandwich with cheese and mushrooms.

5) Price - Good deal for a good, quick meal.

22.6.09

Mengrai Thai


82 Ontario Street Toronto Ontario M5V 2V3 416.840.2759


Note: we went to this place as part of a wedding, so the entire restaurant was reserved as such. We had buffet.



A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD


1) Appearance - small but cozy. Not particularly high-end. I had high expectations, given this is one of Toronto's best Thai restaurants. You normally need to book well in advance to guarantee yourself a seat. Appearance was very typical for that part of Toronto; well-used hardwood flooring, white painted brick, kinda cute. You walk in and are immediately greeted by a large framed photo of Jessica Alba and Mengrai's famed chef. Since we were there for a wedding, it offered a very modern take on a reception, as none of the traditional aspects of a wedding were present, e.g. no room for dancing to the live band, etc. But it was definately still nice.

2) Service - extremely friendly and great, hard working.

3) Portions - we had buffet, so no coomplaints.

4) Taste - pretty good. Their pineapple chicken curry with lychees was phenomenal. Also their appetizers were quite good - vegetarian dumplings as well as Yam deep friend rolls...really great. To be fair, we plan on going back and ordering off their menu in a non-wedding guest capacity. =) Definately great food for a wedding, if you are thinking about booking this restaurant for such an event.
5) Price - can't comment for this particular posting.

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - kinda felt like i was having dinner at someone's house, i liked it.

2) Service - servers were always there when you needed them.

3) Portions - buffet!@ i pigged out!!!

4) Taste - i agree with Amal. the food was great but i can't wait to go back again.

5) Price - can't comment cause of the wedding situation.

Cafe Demetre At the Oakville Centrum

2085 Winston Park Drive Oakville, Ontario L6H 6A6 905.829.2400

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD


1) Appearance - schizophrenic, not particularly nice, too colourful, don't really kno what they're going for, but it's ok. The desserts always look great
2) Service - not usually mind blowing, they are only serving deserts after all, but in particular the last time we went, it was ridiculously slow. Waited about 20 mins for our ice-cream, and we were only there to kill time before our movie...needless to say we made it as the previews had already started.
3) Portions - huge
4) Taste - great. Seriously as good as it looks. I got the Black Velvet Waffle with vanilla ice cream.
5) Price - approx. $10 per person
C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD
1) Appearance - kinda reminds me of playland at McDonald's
2) Service - see Amal's comment
3) Portions - great!
4) Taste - i've only ever had the Unforbidden Fruits Waffle thing with chocolate sauce....yum! its always good.
5) Price - not bad, perfect for a snack before a movie


11.6.09

Axia Restaurant and Bar - Mississauga




5045A Plantation Place Mississauga ON 905.608.2942

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD !

1) Appearance - Very interesting restaurant - I was a little surprised because the sleek design of the signage and very cool exterior of the restaurant was a bit of a contrast to the interior, but I was definately not dissapointed! The interior is quite large, and Axia means what it says when they say they specialize in serving Asian cuisine. The restaurant boasts two kitchens in the back, one headed by a Korean chef, specializing in Japanese-Korean food, and the other, by a Chinese chef specializing in Thai and Chinese menus. Glazing frames the perimiter of the space, allowing a lot of natural sunlight during the day, and a comfy romantisicm at night. Paper street lanterns hang from the ceilings, while street lamps are scattered throughout the space, giving the feeling of being seated in an outdoor terrace somewhere. Also, the restaurant was quite clean, which is always nice.

2) Service - very impressive. Our server, Ricky, took great care of us.

3) Portions - huge. great. perfect. (because as you know, we love to eat)

4) Taste - pretty much the best Mango salad ever. We tried a bit of everything there, since they specialize in the different cuisines. Spicy crab rolls were great. California rolls were outstanding, even though I typically pass on the california rolls. Barbequed Shrimp skewers were huge, juicy, and amazingly tasty. Ricky recommended the Mango salad, which was genious, considering we had ordered the Beef with green onion and ginger dish(Chinese), with the Thai Chicken with pineapple fried rice...mmm...
and the warmed Sake is, of course, a must.

5) Price - great. Not expensive at all, and they also have great specials for both dine-in and take out!

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD !

1) Appearance - very comfortable, I really liked it there. They also had little rooms for some privacy or larger parties if you needed them. I enjoy watching the chefs work, so it was great that the Japanese kitchen was visible.

2) Service - Ricky was amazing! Ask for Ricky! Management as well was great with us (Thanks, Brad!)

3) Portions - big. I couldn't finish. This says a lot.

4) Taste - like Amal said, Mango salad has to be the best we've ever tried...Ever. Everything was great, AND they don't use MSG, which is a bonus! Even the Chinese food was great, and I don't typically enjoy Chinese food. The chicken and pineapple fried rice had such a great, distinct flavour and aroma, it was very enticing.

5) Price - Great, can't go wrong.


J. J. Japanese Thai (Dine-In)


6485 Mississauga Rd Mississauga ON 905.567.8882

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - beeeeautiful. So impressed to have such a nice place like this in Mississauga, it's very out of the ordinary for suburbia, in my opinion. Gorgeous lay out, especially for such a large space. The sleek lit-up bar with cool wicker bar stools are spill out to the dining room, which extends to the other end of the restaurant. Glass partitions, floor to ceiling fire place, interesting booths, and tables offer a variety of seating options, as well as adequare privacy for diners. It is really the place to go for Japanese/Thai food around here.

Only mini-complaint I would have, which isn't really a complaint, is that the menu offers SO much, we spent a great deal of time trying to read everything that was on there, in order to determine what we wanted...But that being said, their selection of Japanese and Thai food is spectacular.

2) Service - kinda dry, but good. No complaints.

3) Portions - huge, could not finish my plate

4) Taste - 100% perfection. Seriously. We ordered spicy tuna rolls and california rolls as appetizers, and they were perfection. I had a miso soup, which was great. Then I ordered the chicken pineapple curry as my main dish...mmmmmmm mmmm good.

5) Price - a little higher than average, but well, well worth it.

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - cool, sexy, comfortable

2) Service - nothing special, but fine

3) Portions - big

4) Taste - nothing better. As Amal said, we had a couple sushi rolls to start, which were amazing. Their Tom Yum soup is probably the best I've had. The main dish was also really good - Salmon Terryaki. I would recommend this to EVERYONE.

5) Price - fair

3.6.09

Brant House


522 King Street Toronto ON 416.703.2800

AMAL says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - nice, spacious, comfortable. Dark atmosphere, wood floors, food furnishings. It's a club at night, so for dinner it's great for large gatherings. Only complaint is that because it is a night club, it's very loud, between the music and people yelling at each other in order to be heard...it's hard to communicate at dinner. But the furnishings are comfortable, wide chairs and tables, all bar-height.
Bathrooms kind of felt what I think purgatory might be like. Pretty horrid, still, stale, and repelling.

2) Service - kind of robotic. We had a group of maybe 15 people for dinner, where they offer a prix fixe menu. The servers only came to take your order once, then a few of them would come and serve you dinner and quickly dissapear. We had to get up to go to the bar and ask for ketchup, which took about 10 minutes. The service wasn't bad, but just don't expect restaurant service.

3) Portions - great, surprisingly big

4) Taste - surprisingly pretty good. I had the green salad, with the Steak Frites option for the main course. I enjoyed it. The fries were delicious. They reminded me of Swiss Chalet french fries. The dessert (brownie) wasn't all that.

5) Price - great. For the Prix Fixe menu, $35 gets you salad, main course and dessert. Drinks, taxes and gratuitues are extra.

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - nice, cozy, dark

2) Service - like Amal says, they just do their job of serving you the food, then the bill. Nothing extra.

3) Portions - pretty good. I wasn't stuffed, but I was adequately full.

4) Taste - ok. Would go back.

5) Price - great


*TIP* This place turns into a club after around 10:30 - 11:00. All of the bar-height chairs around the tables are removed to make room for dancing. It gets pretty packed in there, and pretty rowdy after around 1:30, as with all clubs.

2.6.09

Se Yo Japanese Restaurant

1095 London Rd. Sarnia, ON 519.336.9899

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - pretty cute and authentic looking

2) Service - friendly and nice

3) Portions - fine

4) Taste - not bad. i had the chicken teriyaki, it was good.

5) Price - fair

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - i've been to Sarnia many times, i thought it was a refreshing change from most restaurants in the area!

2) Service - fine

3) Portions - it ain't Prince Sushi but it was ok.

4) Taste - good. I liked it. First time having sushi in Sarnia... it made me happy!

5) Price - fair

29.5.09

Paddy Flaherty's

130 Seaway Road Sarnia ON 519.336.1999

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - Nice pub, not dingy at all. Lots of windows, sunlight, and a nice pub atmosphere.

2) Service - Fine

3) Portions - pretty good, similiar to other pubs

4) Taste - I had fish n' chips, very tasty!!

5) Price - fine, average

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - kinda reminds me of Fionn MacCool's in Toronto

2) Service - i know the staff, always friendly

3) Portions - usually enough

4) Taste - great for pub food, i love the curry

5) Price - fine

* TIP * Paddy's is the nicest pub in Sarnia

28.5.09

JAM Martini Bar

221 Lakeshore Rd East Oakville ON 905.842.1196

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - squished into downtown Oakville, this restaurant/martini bar is quite sleek. It offers tables (window-side) as well as large beige-coloured banquettes to accomodate for large parties of 10-15 people. There is a warm feel as red is the dominant colour in the bar, with the soft glow of tealights throughout. Definately a place to visit, not to mention free parking!

2) Service - friendly, prompt

3) Portions - good. Appetizers come in good portions to share between two, and meals are satisfying

4) Taste - great. Been there for sushi and curries. Although their sushi selection is not the largest, they make due. Martini's (HUGE selection) quite magnificant. You can't go wrong!

5) Price - Average, expect to pay around $25-$30/person for a meal and drink.

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - I like it, it reminds me of one of the college street bars, except you don't have to deal with the hassle of downtown driving and parking. Cool bar, even for a guy.

2) Service - nice

3) Portions - good

4) Taste - pretty good, I had their pad Thai, and some sushi rolls. Martini's are really good.

5) Price - above average for the sushi rolls, reasonable for the main dishes.

*SPECIAL TIP* Go there on Monday's for their $5.00 martinis, as well as a decent selection of $5.00 appetizers. You won't regret it!!

22.5.09

JJ Japanese. Thai (Take Out)

6485 Mississauga Rd Mississauga ON 905. 567.8882

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - we just went for take-out, but it was big, nice, clean looking, with nice decor.

2) Service - very friendly. They were closing, but still patient, took their time and were very nice.

3) Portions - you get what you order (we ordered Sushi & mango salad). The mango salad was HUGE.

4) Taste - OH. MY. GOD. SooooosoooOOooOooOooooOoooooooo goooooodddd!! We just had spicy tuna, californa rolls, and dynamite rolls (our faves, in case you haven't noticed), with a mango salad. SOOOOOO damn good. Owned by Prince Sushi owners, and you can tell. Very clean, tasty sushi.

5) Price - a little expensive, but well worth it!

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - nice, kind of high-end looking. reminds me of Prince Steakhouse...same owners

2) Service - very friendly and nice, especially considering they were closing

3) Portions - good

4) Taste - the same, if not better than Prince sushi.

5) Price - kind of expensive, especially for take-out. Paid roughly $50 for 3 sets of rolls and a mango salad. You can pay that much at Prince sushi for all-you-can-eat.

21.5.09

Mama Mia's Italian Eatery


5719 Victoria Ave Niagara Falls ON 905.354.7471

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - very, very cute. Smells of wine, looks very cute-Italian. Nice brick walls, kind of a vintage look. The women's washrooms were super smelly and narrow, though. Pretty gross.

2) Service - pretty slow and bland

3) Portions - big

4) Taste - ok, nothing special, but a nice change from the generic chains lined up on Clifton Hill. I had the lasagne, it was tasty, but had a bit of a weird after taste: probably the beef wasn't lean at all. But it was good.

5) Price - very reasonable, approx. $15 and upwards per dish

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - cute, comfortable

2) Service - slow, nothing extra, but fine.

3) Portions - big

4) Taste - I had the penne with chicken, it was OK, I enjoyed it.

5) Price - very reasonable

*TIP* We only stopped here because it was on the way to the car, on our way back from the falls. If you have the time and want to spend a little more money, there are a couple of falls-view reastaurants you should definately try, not to mention the hotel restaurants lined up along the falls (e.g. the Keg Steak House Falls view), over by the new casino. Alternatively, and again, if you have the time, drive back to Niagara-on-the-Lake and hop into one of their quaint restaurants - you won't regret it, if only for the scenery alone! Niagara-on-the-Lake is also not polluted with these TGIF type chains as Niagara Falls is. BOTH beautiful destinations, though.

Olde English Parlour


101 Wellington St Stratford ON 1.877.728.4036

A M A L says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - amazing, which is why we went in, in the first place. Very cute, English looking on the outside (sits on a street corner in the heart of Stratford), and very cute, kind of high-end English pub looking on the inside. We sat in the bar/lounge area, on the huge comfy leather club chairs. Very nice.

2) Service - very friendly and prompt. We actually had asked to sit in the posh-looking dining room first, then asked to be moved to the much cooler and less isolated bar/lounge area after. No problems or dirty looks were given. =)

3) Portions - huge

4) Taste - AMAZING. We just ordered the Fish 'n chips. I substituted a salad for the chips. The fish was a huge piece of scrumptious battered cod. Very nicely done, with a nice tartar sauce on the side. I also drank the beer they recommended with the dish...a nice light beer.

5) Price - very reasonable. About $22/person including the beer

C H R I S says DEVOUR THIS FOOD

1) Appearance - really cool, cute. Reminded me of home. Great atmosphere too, very mature clientelle.

2) Service - nice, friendly

3) Portions - big, even for me

4) Taste - ouuuff, surprisingly very good

5) Price - good