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“Inconsistent food, nice patio, nice servers”

Whistler's Grille & the McNeil Room
Ranked #5,078 of 8,656 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: US$8 - US$16
Cuisines: Barbecue, International, Canadian
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Good for: Groups
Neighbourhood: East End
Whitby, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“Inconsistent food, nice patio, nice servers”
Reviewed 13 July 2012

I have been here twice, since it's right across from my friend's condo.
Their patio is great, definitely enjoyed the ambiance.
The first time I came here with two friends in March 2012, I ordered the brie burger and a pint of Bud. The server was friendly and attentive. The burger was quite tasty, and came with two reasonably sized slices of brie. My friends were not so lucky, choosing to order a wilted salad and the house white wine, which was disgusting. I told them that they shouldn't order salad and wine from a pub, and figured that as long as I kept to burgers and beer, I would be safe. I was wrong.
We came back on my birthday to enjoy the patio, due to its convenient location. My friends were reticent to come back due to our previous experience, but since it was my birthday I won and chose Whistler's as our destination. I once again ordered the brie burger. This time, they served me one little piece of brie, it was just a gross rind, but flipped over to disguise that fact, and show the tiny bit of brie that was left on it. The server took back the rind when I pointed this out, and brought two slices of brie out on a plate, the slices were about half the amount that I received when I ordered the burger on my previous visit but it was better than gross rind so I decided just to eat it. For a burger, it was fine, but nothing special. I wish the food was more consistent. For the prices they are charging, the food is definitely not worth it.
If you are looking for a nice patio to enjoy a pint, I recommend this place. If you are looking for good food, I would not recommend Whistler's.

  • Visited May 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Food average to poor, service average to poor”
Reviewed 13 June 2012

Just went to eat a few days ago to eat in their downstairs restaurant, ordered the chicken fajitas which came to me totally burnt, I'm talking charcoal. The server just mixed it up a little, definitely noticing how overdone it was, and served it to me anyways! I was in a rush and with another person, so I couldn't ask them to send it back and make me a new one - otherwise I would have!

Also booked an event at their banquet room a couple months back and was very happy with the appearance of their facility upstairs. It is modern and very very pleasant to look at. But the staff does not match the quality of the venue.

During our event a couple things happened that made us unhappy. The servers actually cleared drinks that were half full while our guests were away from their seat for a couple minutes, on bathroom breaks, talking to other people etc. So the guests had to actually go buy another drink! I don't know if this is something they are told to do or not (it would certainly make them a lot more money!) but it is totally unacceptable. I had about 10 people come up to me and tell me this was happening!

Also our dealings with the owner were not as forthright as we would have hoped. That's all I'm going to say about that!

The food at the event was average.

  • Visited January 2012
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“What A Banquet Facility in the middle of the city”
Reviewed 17 May 2010

I had a wedding celebration at Whistler's McNeil Room and the staff were very accomodating in helping us set it up.

The Prime rib dinner was excellent and the faciltiy was beautiful.

Cheers to Steve and his crew at Whislters.

They were great.

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