Main Grill & Ale House
The Main Grill and Ale House's menu lists deep-fried dill pickles next to herb-encrusted brie—a juxtaposition exemplary of the restaurant’s focus: pub favourites and gourmet grill cuisine. Diverse as those influences may be, everything the chefs churn out is unified by elevated preparation and local inspiration. Their take on meat loaf, for instance, involves Black Angus beef, and they load mac ‘n’ cheese with Cajun-spiced grilled chicken and cheddar-ale sauce before baking it with more cheese and a bread-crumb topping. Their avocado-cucumber sauce and watermelon-jalapeño salsa top the Cajun-seared blackened salmon, cooling patrons’ tongues so it doesn’t accidentally trigger their mouths’ smoke detectors.
The restaurant’s rustic hardwood floor carries sleek black tables set with linen napkins, and black-and-white photographs adorn its exposed-brick walls. Indeed, the atmosphere follows suit with the menu's diversity. At one table, a group of friends might be chowing on housemade half-pound burgers and washing everything down with craft brews, while at the next, glasses of wine might accompany chicken diane with roasted garlic and leek-cream sauce.