I won a g/c to Mediocore resto's Help! [moved from Ontario board]
Don't get me wrong, I am happy to have won and am very appreciative. Here are my choices:
Harveys, Swiss Chalet, Milestones, Montana's or Kelseys. It's a toss up between Swiss Chalet and Montana's. I couldn't find many chow reviews on Montana's. Anyone been there and like any of their food? I realize it's corporate no-love chain food so let's spare the disses because it's very easy and tell me what you do like at Montana's if anything?
I was taken to a Swiss Chalet, and didn't expect much, but they delivered more. It was at Morningside and Sheppard, and perhaps individual locations are different. The chicken was done nicely, and it should be if it is their specialty. Sides were boringly acceptable. Service excellent, at a quiet time.
I'm not sure I could trust anything at Montana's, except the steak if done to order (That's a big if!)
I've heard good things about Milestones, actually. Your gift certificate may not go as far there as at Swiss Chalet or Harveys, though, as others have mentioned. Either way, enjoy!
I also got a GC for these places, but it is also good at Second Cup. That's where I plan to spend mine, taking a friend out for coffee or my kids out for a treat!
Swiss Chalet's poutine is pretty decent!
I know it's not authentic, but I actually like Montana's cornbread. Maybe you could spend it all on that? I don't think I've ever eaten at a Milestone's.