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  • The Trophy Case Restaurant & Sports Bar

  • 3.5 stars
    (12 reviews, average rating: 3.9/5)
  • Cuisines: Bar & Grill
  • (905) 775-7317
  • 22 Holland Street West Bradford, ON L3Z 2A7
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DanM
23 Reviews
2010/08/30
  • Best Live music AROUND!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • Went here for Bradford's Carrotfestival, they have very good pub food. I've ate here 3 times, never had a bad bit of food.

    The live music they have is fantastic, usually solo acoustic guys, the person playing during the early evening outside during carrotfestival had the entire crowd singing along and having a great time. I bought his CD. Just amazing, they had another guy later who was okay too.This place kicks every other Bradford bar in the teeth.

  • Order: Fish and Chips!
 
Amature Food Critict 81
2008/04/11
  • I entered the Trophy Case just in time for the...
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • I entered the Trophy Case just in time for the hockey game. On my way in I noticed an outdoor sign that said "Happy 50th Birthday Rich, Sam, Gus" or whatever their names are. This may be great for Rich, Sam, Gus, but it works to ostracize the general public from entering because you are not a friend of ownership.

    My suspicions were instantly legitimated when I entered, found a seat at the most uncomfortable booth in the place with wall view, and sat there for ten minutes on my own without so much as a "Hi". There were better seats available, but these were reserved for what I later saw to be friends of the owners. My first friend came along about 15 minutes after myself (I had been watching three "waitresses" pass me by time and again without even the offer of a drink). We continued to sit there for another ten minutes when finally a waitress came up and said, "We are having a promotion for Brahma beer, would you guys like a free one?". My tensions eased slightly with this offer and I thought that maybe this won't be so bad afterall. It turns out that Brahma is about the worst beer on the market.

    At no point before, during, or even after consuming this beer did any staff approach us. This is despite the fact that the reserved table next to us with a group of towny regualrs were being served quite well (they arrived about ten minutes after me and had their food delivered). The place was also not very busy.

    About half-way through the first period, two more friends showed up whom also have a long history of venturing to the Trophy Case. They sat down with us and instantly complained to me about the terrible seating available in the place. You had to turn your head to an awkward 90 degrees to get a glimpse of the television.

    The newcomers established eye contact three times with the staff and not once were we approached. When the first period ended the four of us had two half consumed Brahmas and that is all. The two newcomers suggested we find a diffent place to go to so we went to Jack Astors in Newmarket where we were not treated like scum. FYI, the four of us are in our late twenties and all young professionals. We do not look like hooligans, we are just not recognizable to the current staff because we have been away in university during the ownership change.

    The place is about as compfortable as watching a game in the basement of a stranger's house who wants you to leave. It must decide if it is a sports bar or a family restaurant becasue right now it is a giant mismash of themes - Irish pub, Sports bar and family eatery,. Its too bad I will never set foot in their again to see if changes materialize.

    As I mentioned previously this is a shame. I used to promote this place to everyone I know at every chance I was given because it was great.

    Lastly, I would like to say that I am not one to complain and go to this extent to tarnish the reputation of anything. If you are not a friend of the ownership, avoid The Trophy Case.

  • Order: Was looking to order food but no one came to our table to ask what we wanted.
 
Judy Willsom
2008/03/08
  • Visited theTrophy Case - was disappointed - while...
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • Visited theTrophy Case - was disappointed - while the web site advertises a dining menu the food falls short of dining - I would classify the food as bar food that is highly priced and of inferior quality. I also was discussed to see that the establishment was holding a cancer fundrasing event in order to make money for themselves. It is unfortuntanted that business people cannot be more creatative than using other peoples sufferings to be successful.

  • Order: Chicken Wings, New York Strip, draft beer,
 
Sarah.L.M
2007/11/07
  • This is the best retaurant i have been to in a...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • This is the best retaurant i have been to in a very,very long time! the food was excellent and made to perfection, the young lady serving us was very friendly and made us feel very welcome, we got service right when we sat down and drinks right away...i have gone to other restauants and had to wait more then 10 minutes just to get a menu! The bathrooms were very clean and so was the rest of the building. I definetly recomend this place for any one who wants great service and excellent food any day!!

  • Order: Greek salad,Chicken parm with penne pasta, and a glass of the white house wine
 
Kenethina MacLeod
2007/08/29
  • We stopped in for lunch, service was quick and...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • We stopped in for lunch, service was quick and pleasant.They made us feel very welcome like we were at home. The salad had a host of different vegetables and was very, very fresh. The chicken kabobs were melt in your mouth good, the rice was perfect. I learned that all of the food is prepared fresh so may take an extra few minutes but well worth it. We enjoyed a glass of nice white wine. I used the washrooms which were extremely clean, which says a lot for a restaurant. We will definately make this a weekly treat for ourselves.

  • Order: Mediterranean Salad, Chicken Kabobs with Rice
 
robstruckin
2007/08/28
  • this is a place that serves alot of sports people...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • this is a place that serves alot of sports people so if anyone complains about the service it is because they got swamped from a team that just came with out giving them notice....but it can happen to any restaruant..the floors are bug free,if any one saw a bug on the floor then it probably fell of their close.the people that go their are not burnt out alcoholics they like going their because they walk in the door and they are called by their names ie hy dave hy steve hy rob hy garry o ya lets not for get bruce {they get treated like family}

  • Order: the specials are the best i have been going their since and now problems
 
Derrick Plummer
2007/08/28
  • Steak was great - served on a sizzlin platter...
  • 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
  • Steak was great - served on a sizzlin platter - done rare to perfection. Salads were very fresh. Quesedilla was toasted and delicious too. Service was a bit slow, but it was busy - food was so good, we'll come back again.

  • Order: New York Strip Loin, ceasar salad, glass of cabernet, quesedilla, tossed salad and vodka/soda
 
J. R. Rutherford
2007/08/28
  • Quite busy when I stopped in for a late dinner...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • Quite busy when I stopped in for a late dinner. Service was polite and prompt.

    Will definitely be back - with more in my party.

    BTW - no "burnt-out old alcoholics" to be seen. Place was filled with 20-30 yr. olds.

  • Order: Chicken Ceasar Wrap + Fries, Vodka w/ a splash of 7-up
 
Salma Berry
2007/08/28
  • We were very surprised by the quality of 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: 2
  • We were very surprised by the quality of the food at this Restaurant that we didn't know existed. The Steak was FANTASTIC, and their Wings were maybe the best we've had. We really enjoyed the Live Music they offered as it was a Friday night. We will definetly go back.

  • Order: Ny Strip Steak served on a Sizzling platter and "Franks" Wings. We enjoyed a Keiths Red and Stella. Excellent.
 
Joan
2007/08/28
  • We will definitely go back, the salmon special...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • We will definitely go back, the salmon special with crusted potatoes on top was amazing!!! The place looked pretty clean to me and everyone was so friendly!

  • Order: Daily Special
 
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