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  • Kelsey's

  • 3.0 stars
    (3 reviews, average rating: 2.7/5)
  • Cuisines: Other
  • (905) 728-9952
  • 1312 Harmony N Oshawa, ON L1H 7K5
  • Neighbourhoods: Pinecrest
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CrazyEnuff
3 Reviews
2011/04/22
  • Third time NOT a charm!
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • Our first attempt to try Kelsey's was when they first opened in 2009 I guess it was. Husband and I went for dinner. Hostess directed us to a table at an almost empty restaurant. Waited 10 minutes for a waitress to come ask us for our order when we told her we hadn't seen a menu yet. She went off...and we waited. Wait staff were standing here, standing there, yakking away....and we waited. Finally someone came by to take our drink order. We requested menus again. She brought them right away and took our drink orders. 15 minutes later we were still waiting, and no one had taken our food order. We walked out. We had been there 50 minutes without so much as water to sip. we zipped over to Montana's and were treated like royalty.

    Since husband REFUSED to try Kelsey's again, I had a chance just before Christmas to go out to lunch with a girlfriend. She had never been there. We walked in just before noon - to see just two people in a booth. We waited at the desk to be seated...10 minutes. A guy came in to buy a gift card on a stand by the door and looked around - nobody...a ghost town. He wandered into the bar area and could find no one. Peeked into the main area..no one. He left. So did we. I guess the staff were the two laughing it up drinking at the one booth?

    Finally, I hate to admit it, we went there New Year's Eve with another couple when we found The Keg had a 3 hour wait for a table. We got a seat at the bar and told a table would be about 30 minutes, which was fine. Had drinks, and waited. 45 mins later had another drink...waited. Then the hostess came in to tell us she forgot us (even though we had those light discs to tell us a table was ready) and it would now be another 10 minutes.

    We finally got seated having been there about 70 minutes. Orders for appetizers was taken...and we waited 30 minutes. Complained and was told the kitchen was very backed up - we'd get one of the appetizers free to make up for it. They finally arrived and our meal order was taken. 20 minutes later my friend was told they had no more of what she had ordered. She ordered something else. That was no longer available. She made a third choice. We then waited over half an hour for our food after that! By that time...10:00, the staff were vacuuming the carpet around our table rushing to get out to party the night away, I guess. We were then told the bar was closed and we could no longer order drinks. On New Year's Eve!

    This was a TOTAL nightmare from start to finish and will NEVER go to Kelseys. Completely unacceptable service and the food was not something I would want to eat again. I'd go to McDonalds first.

  • Order: sirloin steak, nacho platter appetizer
 
Oshawa Gold
2008/11/09
  • Best Place in Oshawa
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • Kids meals are great. Way better then East Side's and Casey's. Great Food.

  • Order: Hamburger, Steak on Bon, Pasta
 
Disappointed Beer Lover
2008/05/11
  • What compels me to write this review is not the...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $100+
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • What compels me to write this review is not the food, which was nothing special, or the service, which was less then stellar, or the restaurant atmosphere, which is comparable to any other Kelsey's restaurants that i have visited. This is driven exclusively by the disgusting and disappointing bar-tending practices I witnessed when I was sitting at the bar waiting for a table this Mothers day.

    As i was there i ordered a draft lager and there was no problem with my beer specifically ... thankfully. However the bartender accidentally poured a second and stored it in the fridge for 30-40 minutes before passing it off to another unsuspecting patron as a crisp fresh draft at full price. In addition to this crude action as every beer was poured (save the lager i was drinking, for it was from a different tap) the overflow from the head was dumped into a glass on the bar and saved to be "filler" in the next glass of that beer requested. The Bartender, who hardly deserves to hold such a title as i am ashamed for all of us in that profession, was cycling flat beer to anyone who ordered either of the two Richards available, Creemore springs, or Heineken.

    These practices in the open area of the resturant make any reasonable person question what happens in the the hidden, less accountable kitchen.

    To beer lovers everywhere be forewarned, Kelsey's Oshawa- North is a place you should steer clear of.

  • Order: standard meals, draft beer
 
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