• Chatham's Breakfast House & Grille - Churrascaria

  • 4.0 stars
    (54 reviews, average rating: 4.0/5)
  • Cuisines: Steakhouse
  • (519) 355-1279
  • 525 Grand Avenue East Chatham, ON N7L 3Z2
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FoodieBuddha
1 Review
2 months ago
  • Good food, horrible service.
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • I decided to take my Grandmother out for lunch on my day off and have driven by this place a few times and having worked at one of the best Portuguese restaurants in Toronto, it definitely had an appeal to me. Upon entering the restaurant, I was impressed with the atmosphere and the set up. The only thing missing was the familiar smell of the actual churrasqueira.
    After browsing the menu for a bit to look through the various sandwiches and offerings, the server came to take our order. Unfortunately, we were not ready and she gave us a few more minutes; which seemed to us like the she was being inconvenienced. Eventually I decided on the the half chicken with fries and my Grandmother had the Norwegian Smoked Salmon panini with vegetable soup.
    Our meals arrived and that was the last time we saw our server.
    The food was good. My grandmother thoroughly enjoyed her meal. However, I did find the literal pool of oily "au jus" at the bottom of my plate to be a bit too much. Not once did our server come to check our table to see if we needed anything or if our meals were to our liking.
    I desperately needed water part way through my meal, and could not see our server anywhere. I actually thought of going to the washroom to fill my glass. The other server, justifiably, was interested in her tables. My Grandmother did flag down the other server in order to get a refill.
    It must have been the end of her shift, as we were given the check by the other server and never saw her again.
    Overall the food was good, but the service was severely lacking. Lucy definitely needed a smile, check on her table and at least ensure that we were satisfied. Next time, we'll probably do take-out.

  • Order: half chicken, Norwegian smoked salmon panini
 
Baq
18 Reviews
2011/03/04
  • Pleasantly Surprised
  • 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: 3
  • We went for lunch, and while the table was very small for 3 people, the food and service were very very good.

    I didn't know the theme of the place was Portuguese (my favorite foreign language), but that was the innate charm of both the servers and the decor.

    Our order came with these fancy very thinly sliced fried plantain chips. Very good, and fun to eat. I only had a club sandwich, but it was fairly good, and my 2 friends also liked their burgers.

    Unfortunately, a friend and I went back for breakfast the next day, and while most of our food was good. My pancakes could have been used for spackling.

    The cook is very very good, but he does not know how to make pancakes. His batter was very very heavy and cakey thick, there was no bounce to them, and the flavor was very floury. I don't know, maybe that's how they make pancakes in Portugal or Brazil? But I like mine light and fluffy. I sent them back, and told the waitress, she apologized and said the Cook was more knowledgeable for lunch and dinner, and NOT their usual breakfast person.

    Like I said this is the ONLY problem I had with them, I love the feel of this place, the staff is so nice, and the food I had other than the pancakes was excellent.

    I would go back and recommend this place to anyone.

  • Order: club sandwich, burgers, pancakes next day
 
Sissoringoldshoes
4 Reviews
2010/10/15
  • Chatham Breakfast House - 2011
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • We had great food and great service at this portuguese restaurant we happen to go into. Me and my bf love portuguese food and we enjoyed our meal so much we put ourselve into food heaven.

    Our female waitress was fantastic. She had a smile on her face, answered all the questions we had about our meal & made sure we were satisfied.

    Chef.J.Barnett - CrabbyJoes.i7/8.8~2011

  • Order: Panc'akes
 
Jennifer
1 Review
2010/10/02
  • Don't Go There!!
  • 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: 4
  • The only good thing about this place was our amazing waitress! She was so nice and happy the whole time we were there.
    My meal was disgusting. I ordered steak with shrimp and the steak was so tough I could not even cut it. I was very nice about it and told our waitress and she sent over a "manager" who said "sorry" and that was it. Our waitress felt that our bill should be discounted as I didn't even have a bite of the steak due to how bad it was, but the "manager said "sorry" and that was the end of it. I asked her to take the steak off the bill and she said"no the chef did not say I could because it was not his fault that the steak was tough"
    I will not go back there.

  • Order: steak and shrimp mozzarella
 
Maiac
1 Review
2010/09/04
  • Fab Food
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • We had great food and great service at this portuguese restaurant we happen to go into. Me and my bf love portuguese food and we enjoyed our meal so much we put ourselve into food heaven.

    Our female waitress was fantastic. She had a smile on her face, answered all the questions we had about our meal & made sure we were satisfied.

    The halibut is a MUST!!!!! OMG custards are to die for especially when its recommended by our fabulous waitress.

    I highly recommend you take a trip down and enjoy a lovely meal.

  • Order: Halibut & Custards
 
jackson
2 Reviews
2010/06/29
  • AMAZING
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 7
  • Great food and great service! this place is the best in town! always packed even on the Wednesday i went for dinner! I will be going back this weekend with some friends- the lamb here is amazing!

  • Order: lamb, Tbone, Pasta, Shrimp Sirloin
 
alwaysbeingfare
80 Reviews
2010/05/29
  • A classy place for 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: 2
  • The better half wanted a nicer beakfast atmosphere this time around, so we hit the CBHG-C. The front area has a high, deep red tiled ceiling, the tables and chairs are comfy and classy, and you don't feel crowded in this room. Linen napkins with your fork and knife. The waiter we had was very professional and friendly, and coffee refills came around several times.
    Their menu carries all the standard breakfasts, but we wanted something different. i had the breakfast Frittata and my wife had the caramel apples and french toast. Both meals were generous portions and very tasty. Sure, it's a couple more bucks each over the standard bacon and eggs, but it's nice to know there's a place in town that does a high end breakfast when we can afford to indulge. Thanks Breakfast House for the nice experience.

  • Order: thick french toast with apples, frittata
 
TJM
4 Reviews
2010/03/18
  • Agreed
  • 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: 9 or more
  • I was here about a month ago for a birthday party, we booked it here based on the high reviews. We were very happy with the food and service! we will be back! I also agree with WinnipegFoodie695, i hate reading up on a restaurant and seeing the same person making 80% of the reviews. I like to get a feel from a variety of ppl not just one.

  • Order: Churrasco Chicken & Basa Fish
 
WinnipegFoodie695
1 Review 1 Helpful
2010/03/18
  • Fair...
  • 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: 5
  • Ok, I normaly come onto this website to read upon restaurants that I have not been to, considering Im from our of town and moved here for work i enjoy a nice place to eat at and appreciate the help of others on this website. HOWEVER, i find it unfair that some ppl write a review on the same restaurant a NUMBER of times? I was at this restaurant last night as well and the service was fantastic and the food was amazing, I had the Special and my daughters had the Fingers which are pretty high quality. We also had the you man serve us, who indicated that this was hisFIRST SHIFT He did a great JOB! we will be back. I normally would not make this comment but this doesnt give the restaurants a fair chance when all the reviews are from the same ppl. The food and service would deff make me come back!

  • Order: Specian, kids Fingers & Mozza Steak.
 
2010/03/22

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AlwaysOut
78 Reviews
2010/03/17
  • Tonight was a miss
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Well I guess every night here can\t be great. My food was ok, not excellent like usual. My son's food was not very good - which is strange because he ordered the same thing he did a week or so ago - chicken and french fries.

    Our server was unfortunately the young guy a few people had warned me about. He was friendly, but not very good at what he does.

  • Order: Chicken Fingers and Fries, Lamb Shanks
 
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