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cleopatra999 Feb 20, 2008 10:08 AM

what would you choose out of Barb & Ernie's, The Mill or Bistro Praha? Which is most reasonable?

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    yen RE: cleopatra999 Feb 20, 2008 02:05 PM

    Pass on Barb and Ernies. I like the Mill. Bistro Praha is Czech... but my favorite out of the 3.

    Continental Treat has a lot of German influences and is good. Expensive though.

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      cleopatra999 RE: yen Feb 20, 2008 06:09 PM

      found some 2 for 1 coupons on line for the Mill so we booked there. Have not been there before looking forward to it. Great place for Grandpa's bday!

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        sleepycat RE: cleopatra999 Feb 20, 2008 09:23 PM

        Went to the Mill once.. it was ok nothing to really draw me back.

    2. alau2 RE: cleopatra999 Feb 20, 2008 06:31 PM

      The Mill has a nice man who plays the accordion in lederhosen (sp?) on Saturdays! Fun. I always thought the food was good and well-priced.

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        cleopatra999 RE: alau2 Feb 24, 2008 10:57 AM

        The Mill is now up there as one of my worst eating experiences overall in a long time. First off the coupon I found on line is apparently counterfeit, why they have not contacted the website administrator to have it pulled is beyond me.

        Next it took 30 mins to get our drinks, and even longer for our order to finally be taken. I made the mistake of asking what the soup of the day is and our waiter did not know so he went to check and came back about 15mins later!!

        I ordered the roast goose (had it at Bistro Praha, it was great, succulent & moist there), it came out with dark soggy skin and it looked like the chef just hacked off parts of the goose and threw whatever part on the plate, other than part of a drumstick, I have no idea what part of the goose these pieces actually came from. The meat that I could find was dry & chewy. Sent it back, ordered the Jager schnitzel. Pork cutlets with a hunter sauce. The cutlets them selves were pretty good except for not being well trimmed, there were some inedible hard bits. It was drowning in this hunter sauce which was a mustard based sauce with ham in it?? not at all what was anticipated. We did not stick around for dessert & asked for the bill as soon as I was almost done eating. Overall it took 2 hrs for dinner! And not in a leisurely enjoyable way.

        This is one place I can strike right off my list, should not have strayed from Bistro Praha...what a difference. What I cannot figure out is that the place was packed, I suppose it was probably just bad luck! Unfortunately, nothing about it was good enough to say 'we'll give it another try in a few months'.

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          egon61 RE: cleopatra999 Feb 24, 2008 04:18 PM

          How can they say the coupon is "counterfeit" when they link to it from their own website (www.themillrestaurant.ca, which immediately fowards you to http://www.discountdining.ca/coupons/...) ? Pretty suspicious!

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            cleopatra999 RE: egon61 Feb 24, 2008 04:29 PM

            geez, you know I kinda forgot exactly how I found that coupon. I am definitely calling them tomorrow!

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              cleopatra999 RE: egon61 Feb 26, 2008 03:53 PM

              so I called them about this, the website, themillrestaurant.ca is NOT theirs. very strange. I wonder if this was from the former owners and never changed?

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              sleepycat RE: cleopatra999 Feb 24, 2008 04:29 PM

              I never heard of counterfeit coupons.... I can't figure why they're in business for so long... maybe people are used to that food that mediocre.

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                livetocook RE: sleepycat Feb 26, 2008 02:16 PM

                "maybe people are used to that food that mediocre."

                That's gotta be it Sleepycat. I was thinking that when you made that comment on the Montana's thread about how can these types of restaurant's survive. I can't believe what people will put in their mouths and say is great.

                Sometimes I wonder if I'm blessed or cursed with this palate.

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                  cleopatra999 RE: livetocook Feb 26, 2008 02:19 PM

                  LOL....I know what you mean. My husband is lucky, he can enjoy anything from East Side Mario's to Il Portico! Me....don't get me near mediocre food! But then I guess that is why it is me on this forum and he is on his techy forums!

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                    livetocook RE: cleopatra999 Feb 26, 2008 02:23 PM

                    haha. On Saturday when we left SEC for that Calgary tr. Montanas, I saw East Side Marios. And literally *shuddered* when I saw the sign. That place BLOWS...

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                    sleepycat RE: livetocook Feb 26, 2008 06:04 PM

                    Respectfully agree... there's a lot places I would not eat at and I wonder how is it that they are in business.

                    We're blessed. Sometimes it makes it inconvenient for ourselves but do you really want to be a person that just eats whatever is put in front of you. If I were resturanteur I wouldn't want to put anything out that I wouldn't eat myself.

            3. pepper_mil RE: cleopatra999 Feb 24, 2008 05:50 PM

              Another no to Barb and Ernie's. Bauernschmaus is close by and not on your list, they still open?

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                Libertycafe RE: pepper_mil Feb 26, 2008 07:21 AM

                I agree with pepper mil. For German food, I would have considered Bauernschmaus for a nice family meal, and Tasty Tom's for a more casual meal.

                I stopped going to Barb & Ernie's many years ago when they served a chicken kiev as their special. It was pricey. The chicken kiev obviously came out of a frozen box, but the chicken used was a processed luncheon meat type (with the jelly-like texture), as oppose to chicken meat/breast. When I complained to the Missus, she abruptly told me that no one had ever complained about it. Then I asked her if she had ever tasted it, and she snapped, "no" and walked away. Sigh.

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                  cleopatra999 RE: Libertycafe Feb 26, 2008 10:32 AM

                  hmmm....I have never heard of Bauerschmaus. will have to keep that in mind!

              2. livetocook RE: cleopatra999 Feb 26, 2008 02:18 PM

                What about Gasthaus off Whyte? Is that place still around? I remember the food being good but, expensive. It's was by that A&W across the tracks (east of the bars etc)

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