Once fresh catches arrive to Cafe West, it's up to you how they're made. Diners can choose from 10 preparation styles for 6 seafood classics, from deep-frying mahi-mahi to stirring perch into scampi. Of course, the chefs whip up their own creations, too, such as mac and cheese made from cavatappi pasta, succulent scallops and shrimp, and house alfredo sauce.
Besides maritime options, Cafe West spotlights plenty of land-based proteins, including chargrilled 1-pound ribeyes and blackened chicken smothered in housemade pineapple salsa. Bartenders complement meals with an extensive selection of wine and brews both imported and local, some of which they showcase at frequent tasting events.
Circular mirrors back the bar, while the windowpanes in the casual dining room sport ocean-themed decorations, including diagrams explaining the differences between public and private schools of fish. Outdoor seating sets a relaxed mood during warm months.
Housed in a historic 110-year-old building, Savannah’s evokes the grandeur of the past with formal décor such as a marble fireplace, weathered-wood paneling, and flowing white drapes. Tables covered in white linens populate with juicy steaks and seafood fillets that show flashes of Italian and French influence in their delicate wine and butter sauces. A separate gluten-free menu makes the most of choice cuts, such as a 20-ounce porterhouse and tender center-cut pork chops. Servers can suggest wine or liquor pairings from Savannah's substantial bar list or add to the historic atmosphere by playing a baroque concerto on the rims of wineglasses.
Owner Gus Dimopoulos and his amiable staff have whipped up scratch-made bites of home cooking every day at Mom's Restaurant for more than two decades. Early risers and insomnia-plagued owls can restock energy reserves with a menu of sun-up starters such as the hearty country-fried steak and eggs ($5.95), and the waffle crowned with fresh blueberries ($4.50).
TV Deli Diner’s kitchen is busy every meal of the day—it serves heaps of pancakes for breakfast, hearty hot sandwiches for lunch, and sirloin steaks for dinner. In preparation, they bake their breads fresh daily and whip up all soups and sauces from scratch. Their specialty soup: the Reuben, which puts the bold flavor of the famous sandwich into liquid form so you can sneak it into the ballpark in a waterbottle.
Weekly specials include lobster bisque to special golden margaritas on Mondays. For dessert, you can savor scooped ice cream and baked pies, but the restaurant is best known for its gourmet apples during the holidays, a decadent treat dipped in caramel, chocolate, and nuts. The diner also offers catering and has gift certificates available.
Upbeat melodies from live musicians travel to each table inside The Mexican Grill on select weekends, blending with the aromas of authentic-style southwestern cuisine. The kitchen staff assembles fresh ingredients into shareable appetizers, dinners, and 14 varieties of burritos. Painted artwork and Mexican flags hang from the casual eatery's colourful walls and serve as a backdrop to events such as Friday karaoke nights, where diners can sing odes to their favourite sombrero and vice versa. To complement meals, servers pour specialty drinks such as sangria and margaritas into giant glasses.
Within the limestone and hand-fired brick walls of a storied former tavern built in 1836, Caldwell's Grant’s team of culinary gurus works tirelessly to craft their signature steak and seafood dishes. Proof of the kitchen’s dedication to environmentally responsible cuisine is evidenced in the menu’s bounty of locally sourced ingredients such as AAA Ontario beef fillet, and chefs’ support for sustainable fishing and fish farming practices is corroborated in their construction of dishes starring seafood including fresh salmon and PEI muscles. Friendly servers bustle about the dining room’s sleek wooden floors as they deliver platefuls of freshly minted fare to tables cloaked in deep burgundy tablecloths whilst avoiding the bite-stealing reaches of the ghost rumoured to haunt the premises. In warmer months, the staff moves their serving prowess outside to the enclosed courtyard patio, whose secret garden atmosphere is bolstered by greenery including climbing ivy and flowers that only blossom upon hearing particularly juicy gossip.