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Ramekins Casual Fine Dining 1540 Bath Road, Kingston, ON K7M4X6
10 months ago
  • Great Sunday Breakfast
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • Whenever visiting my dad in Kingston, we go to this place for Sunday breakfast every time. He goes most Sundays and I know why.

    The wait staff is friendly, fast and efficient.

    The food is plentiful, served hot and there is a non-stop filling up of coffee! Prices are very reasonable for the portions.

    Be warned! This is a VERY popular place, so expect a delay when you get there because a lot of people are regulars and they too have to wait. Once you are seated, however, you should be satisfied with the overall experience!

  • Order: Eggs Benedict with bacon and coffee
 
Milestone's Whitby 75 Consumer's Dr, Whitby, ON L1N2C4
2012/04/09
  • Comfort Food
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • We went for Easter dinner with my dad who was in town and everybody enjoyed their meals.
    The ambience is nice, the place is clean and the food selection is bountiful.
    Our server was interactive, attentive and was very professional in a casual, non snobby way.
    We all enjoyed our meals!
    This is comparable to going to the Keg, but you can actually make a reservation and the crowds are never as crazy.
    I'd recommend this place to anybody!

  • Order: Shrimp DIane, Kobe style Meatloaf, bottle of wine and a Guinness!
 
Island Mix Restaurant & Lounge 1050 Brock Road, Pickering, ON L1W3X4
2011/10/17
  • We've had excellent experiences with the food...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • We've had excellent experiences with the food both times we have had it. Once was take-out and last night we dined in!

    This type of food is relatively new to me, but it's definitely something that my wife and I have enjoyed discovering!

    The service was a bit on the slow side but then again, we were surprised with how busy the place was on a Sunday night! That must say something about how good the food is! Once we got our food, we enjoyed it thoroughly.

    The inside was much nicer than I expected looking from the outside and the portions were large enough that my wife and I both had leftovers for lunch!

    I'd recommend this place to anybody!

  • Order: Chicken curry, fish cakes, lau mein,
 
Casa Verde Ristorante 49 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, ON L1T3A5
2011/08/22
  • They can take a reservation...
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 1
  • They can take a reservation, but apparently they cannot keep one! I booked a reservation for my wife and another couple a few weeks ago because we always wanted to try this place.

    We got there and gave them our name, but they could not find our reservation. I told them when I made the reservation, but they could not find it. I don't think they believed us because we were questioned if we 'really' made a reservation! Wow. Not a good first impression.

    They said they were full and asked us to wait for a table to open up or asked if we wanted to come back in an hour or so! Huh?

    This place is not big and by us looking around, it looked like it would be a long wait, so we left, did not return...and you know what, we never will.

  • Order: A reservation
 
Hot Mama Noi's Thai On The Fly 1410 Bayly St. Unit# 6A, Pickering, ON L1W1L8
2011/06/30
  • This place was recommended to us by friends who...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • This place was recommended to us by friends who said it was good thai food and they were absolutely correct!

    My wife popped by after getting off the GO train and ordered 2 take out dishes. She said she was greeted warmly by a young man who also went back to cook the food fresh!

    The service was fast and the food was delicious!

    Actually, it was the best tasting pad thai I have ever had! At other places, the flavour and colouring is consistent with catsup and I never enjoyed pad thai that much becuase of this.

    This pad thai had a lot of flavour. The sauce was rich and the noodles were cooked to perfection. The chicken dish we had was equally as good. The portions were plentiful enough that we had leftovers for lunch the next day!

    I am definitely going to order from there again...sooner than later!

  • Order: Shrimp Pad thai, chicken vegetable
 
The Portly Piper 235 Bayly Street West, Ajax, ON L1S3K3
2010/11/18
  • The Portly Piper Pleases!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I've been here a few times and it has always been very good as far as pubs go. The place is roomy; has TV's and lots of pub atmosphere...The servers are friendly and the front of the house staff don't usually keep you waiting long to seat you because there seems to always be a good number of patrons there.

    Truthfully, I've never had anything but their wings and it's because they are big, crispy and delicious. If you like your wings hot like I do, I'd highly recommend the "Mexican Hot' to anybody!

  • Order: Wings & Beer
 
Mandarin Restaurant 1725 Kingston Road, Pickering, ON L1V4L9
2010/11/05
  • Blah Bland
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 3
  • I go to the Mandarin only if a group is going for a reason,. A celebration; get- together or a meeting and lucikily it's not that often...because my vote would be to go elsewhere.

    Why? Let's face it...it's bulk food made quickly in massive amounts without a lot of originality, taste or flavour. Too many things taste like the next thing.

    Furthermore, I'm not the type who can eat enough to justify the cost, so I always leave feeling bloated, ripped off or both.

    Mandarin's always seem busy to me, so I guess it explains the obesity problem we are dealing with here in Canada...but if people enjoy, it, so be it...As for me, I'd rather eat elsewhere for good chinese food like Paul Wong's

  • Order: Buffet, drinks.
 
The Friendly Greek Restaurant 1450 Kingston Road, Pickering, ON L1V1C1
2010/11/04
  • ...not even 'Friendly'
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • The service, atmosphere was cold and the food was average at best.
    Nothing about this place makes it unique or stand out from any other average greek restaurant. I've had really good greek food, but this place paled in comparison.
    The salad was limp and, while plentiful, bland...I might of had 2 olives in the entire plate. My wife really did not like the small, dried up pieces of souvlaki either. We won't go back.

  • Order: Gyro plate, souvlaki plate, drinks
 
Big Boy's Burgers 2851 Kingston Road, Toronto, ON L1V1B5
2010/07/21
  • BIG on TASTE!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • By far, the best burger I've had in a long time! (Not sure if this is a franchise, but the location I went to was in Pickering Ontario, not Toronto, as the address states on this site)

    The homemade burger is the "Big Boy 1/2 lb burger" and it is full of flavour and taste.
    The toppings are fresh and plentiful and I love the kaiser bun! It's not one of those mass produced, really 'bready' type of bun..but a real kaiser!

    The chips are like buying from a chip truck, crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

    The service is friendly and based on the number of people that always seem to be there, it's very popular and rightly so!

    I'd hazard a guess that other burger places around there have to be feeling the pinch ever since these guys opened their doors about a year ago!

    I'd highly recommend trying this place out for good quality burgers!

  • Order: Burgers, fries, rings.
 
Big M Burgers 711 Krosno Blvd, Pickering, ON L1W1G4
2010/07/09
  • Average at best.
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Upon entering, we saw about 10-15 customers just standing around and we had to wait about 10 minutes to order.
    The gathering of people were all waiting for their food to arrive. Not sure why the delay but our wait for food wasn't quite as long after ordering.

    The burgers were average in taste and flavour. Nothing made them 'stand out' from the norm. Buns were standard...bready and generic and condiment selections were standard.

    The fries were a bit soggy and maybe a bit undercooked for my liking because I like them more on the crispy side

    The onion rings were...different. I'm still not sure if I liked them or not. They were thick and a bit greasy, but they had a 'sour dough' taste or a 'vinegar' flavour that wasn't horrible...but it was unique.

  • Order: Burgers, fries, rings.