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callitasicit Jan 16, 2008 02:25 PM

Has anyone gone there lately?? I was surprised to hear that it is still at the Eaton Centre. Is it worth revisiting?

  1. mlukan Jan 16, 2008 03:33 PM

    No, most things in the Eaton Centre arent worth revisiting. Doesnt look like Toronto life square is going to ad anything new to the mix either. Mr.Greenjeans is kind of a tourist trap in my opinion. Its just average, not bad but not good.

    1. legourmettv Jan 16, 2008 05:19 PM

      Had no clue that was still there... Just like High school it is probably best left as a memory.

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        Full tummy Jan 16, 2008 05:26 PM

        No more stickers, alas. I went once a year ago, out of desperation (I was there, late, and starving), and I have to say even desperation would not lead me there again.

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          caitlink Jan 16, 2008 06:16 PM

          I went in December because i wanted to eat and was too lazy to go outside Eaton's. Definitely will not go back again. Pizza and pasta were ok but at that price, there are many other choices closeby on Yonge.

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        embee Jan 16, 2008 06:30 PM

        Keep the memories. I remember when Mr Greenjeans was extremely good. It was near Jarvis and extended from Richmond to Adelaide. The name was because it was mainly a plant store, with the resto at one end. I think it was still the seventies.

        Last time I was at the Eaton Centre, Mr Greenjeans was more expensive than City Grill for overlapping menu items. City Grill has MUCH better food.

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          pescatarian Jan 16, 2008 06:39 PM

          That can't be saying much because the couple times I've been to City Grill because of its location, it was VERY mediocre.

          Haven't been to Mr. Greenjeans for years. It was a regular hangout when I was a young teenager. We loved the big milkshakes, spinach salad and the kettle chips which would get soggy in the right places from vinegar and ketchup. We loved hanging out in the retail part of the store while we waited for our table. I remember going years later and vowing never to go back.
          This thread reminds me of Friendly's on Yonge outside the Eaton Centre. We always used to hang out there for massive ice cream sundaes. I'm sure the ice cream wasn't anything spectacular. But they were fond memories.

        2. 50firstdatesguy Jan 16, 2008 07:07 PM

          Went there to eat during the Christmas season because the place below it looked way too overpriced and pretentious and it seemed like a step up from the food court.

          The pasta was incredibly oily, when I finished it I looked at my plate and there was a puddle of oil there. The server was a douchebag. The portions were tiny. The decor is shite. The salad was wilted. Yeah.. never again, I should have just gotten some Harveys.

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            Apple Jan 16, 2008 07:14 PM

            I was there at Christmas and I had a vanilla milkshake (nothing to eat admittedly) and I thought it was really good. Thick and creamy. It was very retro.

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              bogie Jan 16, 2008 07:43 PM

              Went before seeing We Will Rock You and I have to admit I was pessimistic but we ended up having pretty darn good burgers and shakes. I notice things like pasta and pizza on the menu, don't know if I would trust them with these foods though.

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                Piggy Smalls Jan 16, 2008 11:03 PM

                one word sums it up...craaaaaaap. :)

                i was there a while back for my birthday with a buddy. i had one of their famous milkshakes...my buddy got his beer first, finished it, got another one, downed half of that before my milkshake even got there. it was a week day night so it wasn't busy, but the waiter wasn't attentive at all. i actually spilled the milkshake by accident, got it all over my pants, and had only one napkin to wipe myself up...now the waiter sees me across the room struggling to clean myself of the milkshake and picks up a wad of napkins, casually strolls across the room and gives it to me to clean up the mess, which by then had already soaked through my pants and the situation was beyond help. definitely not impressed by that...

                needless to say, i was quite furious about the whole matter...not going back...

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                  czthemmnt Jan 17, 2008 05:21 AM

                  I have to agree that Mr. Greenjeans SUCKS. It was the "place to be" in high school (for me that is 18 years ago), when we were young and didn't know any better. I think it's just a tourist trap now.

                  I have to say though, I do miss the Lime Rickey's that used to be outside the Eaton Centre. I loved that place. Their chocolate-banana malts made me swoon. I always ordered their burger or their pasta primavera. Ah, I miss those days.

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                  Pincus Jan 17, 2008 08:39 AM

                  Yeah, definitely a memories thing. I remember devouring their fudge brownie sundaes after eating a huge burger and fries. Went back there a couple of years ago and had a mediocre time, not as much fun and energy from the servers, food was meh, so here's to the old Greenjeans.

                  1. OnDaGo Jan 17, 2008 09:27 AM

                    Just was watching a design show two days ago the one with Sara Richardson where the did a "Restaurant Makeover" on Greenjeans! They now have a shabby chic white & green colour scheme...

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                      Pincus Jan 17, 2008 09:46 AM

                      Did the chef add some kind of lobster roll to the menu? :)

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                        OnDaGo Jan 17, 2008 09:59 AM

                        There was not chef.. it was not a real restaurant makeover show but the design team on Sara Richardsons show madeover the restaurant...

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                          caitlink Jan 17, 2008 05:52 PM

                          Speaking of memories. I went to greenjeans quite a bit as a teenager. But what I remember fondly is JJ Muggs(?). Probably same crappy food by my standard today. But back then, I liked it much better than greenjeans.

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                            JamieK Jan 17, 2008 06:02 PM

                            Went to Greenjeans AND JJ Muggs in my tender youth and possibly even beyond. Have fond memories of both.

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