The menu at Clancy’s flaunts internationally inspired fare ranging from flame-broiled burgers and Southern fried chicken to stir-fry and Newfoundland cod chowder. Patrons tuck into cozy booths and tables in the newly renovated dining room or find a more seclusive seat on the private flight deck. With its convenient location inside the Comfort Inn Airport and its variety of dishes, Clancy's is an ideal spot for hungry wayfarers, business lunchers, or time-travellers weary from transcending the time-space continuum.
It’s hard to know where to look first upon walking into one of Jungle Jim’s two-dozen locations. Nearly every inch of wall space overflows with such safari-themed accoutrements as palm fronts, bamboo poles, colored lights, and a tiki bar. Although the restaurant aims to transport families to an exotic tropical wonderland, the huge menu is stuffed with familiar favorites designed to appeal to nearly every kind of diner. Chicken panini wraps and zesty buffalo wings swing quickly from the kitchen, but for more ceremonious occasions there are also a number of upscale, steakhouse-style options. A favorite is the St. Louis-style Rhino Ribs, a heft half-rack made sticky with honey garlic or barbecue sauce. Alongside such decadence, the special Slim Jim menu showcases entrees with 550 calories or fewer, such as pan-seared tiger shrimp and grilled chicken salad. Kids can dig into smaller portions on their own menu—which, once they’ve decided between alfredo pasta and animal-shaped chicken nuggets, they can fold into a tiki-style mask.
The stained-glass windows inside PJ Billington's sunroom cast vibrant orange and yellow shapes across table-scapes awash in blue from a skylight overhead. Their complexity stands in contrast to the food, whose crisp simplicity is a refreshing take on pub and grill staples. A review in the Telegram speaks to this unpretentious elegance, praising dishes from the "tastiest, freshest bruschetta in the city" to the pea soup and the surf 'n' turf—a mix of strip loin, sautéed shrimp, and bacon-wrapped scallops.
The menu cherishes straightforward presentation with a focus on flavour. The flatbread pizzas aren't overloaded with toppings, chefs cut the Angus steaks in-house before expertly flame-broiling them, and the 8-ounce salmon fillets derive their rich taste simply from roasting on a cedar plank. From its nook inside the Ramada St. John's, the venue also serves breakfast until 11 a.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on weekends, giving late risers a chance to enjoy a Meat Lovers omelette or load the cannons of their blanket fort with sausage.
Through the steam rising off slabs of all-you-can-eat garlic home loaf, families all across Canada sit down to feast on East Side Mario's heaping plates of classic Italian fare. The chain's chefs ladle spicy arrabbiata, rich alfredo, and meaty bolognese sauces across foundations of toothsome De Cecco pasta, which they import from Italy to ensure each entree has an authentic jet-lagged flavour. They also slide cheesy baked pastas and hand-pressed pizzas into ovens, toast up loaded sandwiches, and dress crisp salads in their signature dressing. East Side Mario's strives to make every meal a pleasant, relaxing experience. It helps eliminate potential ordering jitters by designating vegetarian and spicy items on the menu for diners with dietary restrictions, and taps into guests' joy reserves with a selection of signature cocktails, spiked lemonades, and ice-cream shakes.
Blond wood tones and fiery light fixtures adorn the main level of Annexe, where diners bond over dinner and lunch. Along with cocktails and beers from a full bar, the restaurant orchestrates entrees and appetizers, such as marinated steaks and soups and salads. The lunch menu offers a variety of wraps, sandwiches, and pastas. After fuelling up, ascend to Annexe's XLounge, where local DJs frequently showcase new rhythms. The upper lounge also acts as a venue for private events and corporate meetings, hosting a big-screen television with AV capabilities for important PowerPoint presentations or slow-motion montages of past PowerPoint presentations.