The Yardhouse's chicken dishes have been around the world and back. Chicken enchiladas, Cajun chicken strips, a chicken-souvlaki sandwich, and a vindaloo chicken wrap all speak to the kitchen's penchant for international recipes and punched-up pub cuisine. This global appreciation hasn't uprooted barroom tradition, however—classic chicken wings often steal the menu spotlight, especially on Wednesday, when they are prepared in batches of 100 per order.
Apart from worldliness, The Yardhouse stresses on-site prep, showcasing house-cut poutine fries and housemade falafel and marinara sauce. Despite elaborate recipes for pistachio-crusted salmon and maple mayo for yam fries, the dining-room atmosphere is a far cry from the stifled silence and mandatory caviar chugging of gourmet halls. Chatter overlaps with sports broadcasts, the tinkling of cocktail glasses, and the sound of draft beers being poured into pint-sized servings—or, for especially thirsty patrons, the bar's signature yard-long flasks. Bottled craft beers round out the drink list with ciders, ales, lagers, and stouts.