Eating together, like being buried up to your necks in the same cube of cement, keeps families together. Build a solid foundation with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale pub fare at Crossings Grill and Pub.
The talented chefs at Crossings Grill and Pub levy fresh ingredients as they deftly flavour steak, duck, and salmon within a Victorian-era building carefully renovated to preserve its 19th-century charm. Patrons embark on culinary journeys with an appetizer such as beef nachos, topped with black-bean-and avocado salsa ($14), or gin-cured salmon gravlax, scooped up alongside dill crème fraiche by crostinis ($10) rather than the cupped hands of reluctant dates. The dinner menu beckons to discriminating diners with entrees such as a 10-ounce Cajun grilled rib-eye steak embellished with horseradish butter ($26). Piscine appetites can cast lines into the pool of orange beurre blanc that accompanies the rainbow trout ($21) or opt for perch and chips, served with potato wedges, capers, and celery root slaw ($19).
On Saturday nights, live entertainment draws eyes as tongues conclude their evenings with a chocolate-ganache tart accented with raspberry coulis and whipped cream ($7).The cellar’s wide selection of red ($7+/6 oz.) and white wines ($7–$11/6 oz.) pair with meals or lubricate recitations of "The Raven" for those overtaken by the period ambience.
Crossings Pub & Eatery
The kitchen staffers at Crossings Pub & Eatery put an appropriately upscale twist on their pub food. Starters include savory pulled pork potato skins and panko encrusted eggplant bruschetta. For dinner, they prepare hefty entrees such as shepherd’s pie with Guinness gravy, pork ribs, and green curry chicken in a mild coconut cream sauce.
To bolster meals, bartenders pour wine and beer from around the world, as well as craft specialty cocktails such as the Rosemary Peach Maple Leaf, with Canadian club, peach schnapps, maple syrup, peach juice, and fresh rosemary. Adding to the fun, the dining room hosts live entertainment every Saturday night.