Sure, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But when it comes to food, authentic recipes make for a more delicious meal. Native Brit Jonathan Dobbs is the head chef at British Arms Pub, where he's filled the menu with dishes such as mini Yorkshire puddings paired with roast beef and a 10-12-ounce Harp-battered haddock served with fresh cut chips, peas, and homemade tartare sauce. Locals can sip on Harp and Kilkenny cream ale while watching Premier League games or live musicians who gather around the fireplace nightly.
Upstairs is Ascent Lounge, a more contemporary space with bright blue walls, Cubist prints, and a backlit bar. It's reserved exclusively for private events or really fancy alone time, and has full-bar service as well as a distinct menu designed by an executive chef.
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Caddy's Steakhouse caters to both diners and dancers, spotlighting a menu of hearty, meat-centric fare and a 1950s-style dance floor. Raise the curtain on a feast for the senses with a treat of baked escargots ($7.99) or calamari fritti with a kiss of orange marmalade ($8.99). Hungry carnivores can feast on the kitchen's signature prime rib, a tender meat slab slow roasted to maximize flavour, succulence, and fork grip ($23.99). Four types of pork schnitzel engage appetites, from the hunter's version smothered in a portobello-mushroom-peppercorn sauce ($16.99) to the German-style that sports lederhosen and a topper of fried eggs and capers ($15.99).
Jade Garden freshens plates with traditional, savoury dishes hailing from Chinese and Thai culinary conventions. Plunge a chopstick into appetites and classic peking spicy spareribs ($9) or go toe-to-toe with the vegetarian singapore rice noodles ($7). Stuffed with diced chicken and vegetables, the lettuce rolls hush maws with flavourful indulgence before they confess to harbouring shrines to Kenny G ($8). Join the crowd of millions in applauding pad thai noodles' ability to end chicken's generational feud with peanuts ($8), or tame roaming tongues with thai spicy-beef fried rice ($7). Jade Garden also nets a number of specialty seafood dishes, granting blander fish their wish to swim forever now in peace.
The Local, which was featured in Pub Magazine, rethinks traditional British pub fare with an infusion of local produce and modern flair. Chefs Scott and Hollis Connor, who have dished up delicacies in kitchens around the solar system, craft the menu's simple, hearty line-up of comforting comestibles, including triple-smoked Ontario bacon mac ‘n’ cheese ($10). To prevent esophageal drought, shower a plateful of indulgent eats with an ice-cold local brew, or finish it off with a decadent deep-fried Mars bar smothered in vanilla ice cream ($6.50). The Local opens its doors at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday–Saturday, and serves Sunday tipplers from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grayson's Pub & Grub swaddles its customers with hearty fare in a friendly neighbourhood pub atmosphere or atop a fresh-air-filled outdoor patio. Diners mine the menu for treasures such as fried broccoli potato poppers ($6.95), and hungry hands hug a jovial Grayson's burger ($8.95), which arrives with a flock of fries and a choice of bacon, cheese, mushrooms, or fried onions ($0.95 each). Explore the saucy deep of a platter of signature wings ($8.95/1 lb., $20.95/3 lb.), fried and tossed in spectrum of spice potions bearing names such as Hot & Honey or Not Even Breathable. Patrons wash down meals with waves of nonalcoholic and alcoholic libations, while tapping toes and peg legs to karaoke on Thursday nights and live music on weekends.