Monday, 11 March 2013



156 Front St, toronto ont

Ambiance: 2 . 75
Service: 4
Food: 2 . 75

AM finally won and we made our way to Canyon Creek for dinner.  The restaurant chain is a standard meat and potatoes kind of place. The food is good, but no knock your socks off surprises.  The one thing they do have going for them is that their menu is quite inclusive and any one can find something of interest for them, even though meat is their big ticket item.  The service was the best I have seen in a long time and for a chain it was quite surprising.

We started off with the chili marinated GOLDEN CALAMARI. The calamari was crispy fired and served with a duo of sauces spicy sesame and garlic aioli.   I preferred the spicy sauce as the garlic aioli was quite bad.  The calamari was quite tender and fresh, with a little squeeze of lemon we polished off the plate.

We shared the PRIME RIB SLIDERS. The fresh shaved prime rib was placed between the bun and then served with a cabernet jus and horseradish cream sauce. we found these to be bland and boring they needed some sort of topping in addition to the sauces.

I had the ASIAN NACHOS as recommended by our waiter.  The portion was large and tasty. The crispy wontons were topped with roasted Thai chicken, julienned vegetables and melted cheese, then drizzled with spicy sesame and lime sour cream sauces.  I liked how they put the sauces on the side as to not allow the nachos to get soggy. 

Of course, as you can guess AM had the SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB. He found it to be pretty average in size and flavour. 

Would we go back? Probably not

Golden Calamari

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