PHIL`S BBQ REALLY DISAPPOINTING
As a lover of BBQ
I TOOK A COUPLE OF FRIENDS TO
PHIL`S ON Saturday NIGHT .
I REALIZE NOW WHY THERE WERE ON LY 6 PEOPLE IN THE RESTAURANT
THE SERVICE WAS VERY COOL AND MATTER OF A FACT - THE AMBIANCE WAS NON EXISTENT ,BUT THE BIGGEST DISSAPOINTMENT WAS THE FOOD.
WE ORDERED A COUPLE OF BEERS AS WE SAT DOWN , AND THE WAITRESS THREW DOWN 4 THIN SLICES OF BREAD . WE ASKED FOR MORE BREAD BUT IT NEVER CAME.
WE ORDERED RIBS - VERY DRY , COLD AND VERY MEDIOCRE , 1/2 CHICKEN PLATTER - NICE SMOKE TASTE BUT DRY AND LUKE WARM , BRISKET SANDWICH - THE BEST OUT OF ALL FOUR DISHES , BRISKET PLATTER WHICH TOTALLY BLEW US ALL AWAY WHEN THE WAITRESS BROUGHT IT TO THE TABLE - 4 THIN SLICES OF BRISKET IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PLATE WITH A RAMEQUIN OF TASTELESS ICE COLD ALMOST FROZEN POTATOE SALAD AND A SMALL RAMEQUIN OF COLESLAW ($14.99 ??) WE ASKED TO SPEAK TO SPEAK TO THE MANAGER BUT NOBODY CAME TO THE TABLE ..- I EVENTUALLY HAD A WORD WITH PHILS WIFE WHO HAD A VERY BAD ATTITUDE
THIS PLACE IS DEFFINATELLY NOT DOING ANYTHING FOR BBQ IN TORONTO . I WILL N EVER GO BACK OR REFER ANYONE THERE
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Southern Smokehouse is indeed better. I'm not sure it's worth a 'special' visit - but is as good as anything else I've tried in Toronto - not exactly a resounding recommendation. Their ribs were 'acceptable' but the beans were awful. The pulled pork was underspiced (for my taste) - but still acceptable.
I wouldn't rush back, but there isn't anything better that I've found in GTA.