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Any new reviews of Mill St Brewpub?

atomeyes May 7, 2010 11:32 AM

I'm considering going there tomorrow night for dinner and drinks.

I really want to go for their cask beer (mmmmmm) but I've heard unspectacular reviews about their food.

anyone gone there in the last 6 months? wondering if they've done anything to improve their eats.

  1. munchieHK May 7, 2010 12:07 PM

    I went a few weeks ago. Great beer. The Tankhouse Ale is one of my favourites, but the food is strictly meh.

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      JaclynS May 7, 2010 12:13 PM

      I just recently moved to a loft in the Distillery so I go to Mill St a bunch...but it's not good. I am really hoping another pub opens up soon but it's unlikely. Even the beer...you have to like ales I think, and I'm definitely a lager beer lover (sigh).

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        kwjd May 7, 2010 01:51 PM

        What type of lagers do you like? They have a few at the brewpub. Their Pilsner is really good, one of the best in Canada. I also really enjoy the Helles Bock too. Some people like their Organic Lager (I think it is drinkable, but a little bland).

        The food isn't good though. Typical pub food, which is to be expected because it is run by a pub chain.

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        Sui_Mai May 7, 2010 01:42 PM

        Great Beer - even more selection in the store. Great location.

        The food is atrocious. So is the service a lot of the time too.

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          xiolablue May 7, 2010 02:01 PM

          agree with all the comments about the food and service-its bad
          however, the patio can be nice and they brew a lemon tea beer, strictly in the summertime, which is so good i buy it by the growler

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            hungryabbey May 7, 2010 02:32 PM

            Also agree.. we have gone several times over the years since it opened and it has gotten worst and worst. We have been completely ignored, the kitchen is often out of many items even at 5 pm, Ive been served a burger as hard as a hockey puck- all at a price that is not particularly a bargain for what you get. You can do far better at a pub, for far less money.

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              Sui_Mai May 7, 2010 03:41 PM

              It's run by the pub-in-a-box FAB chain - hardly known for food or service.

              The last thing you'd expect from a funky upstart microbrewery like Mill St. Such a disappointment for a potentially great place...

              1. re: Sui_Mai
                atomeyes May 7, 2010 07:47 PM

                its frustrating.
                they have three cask beers tomorrow but we are planning dinner and drinks.
                i ate there once shortly after they opened and it was uneventful.

                we may have to go to Duggans and drown ourselves in poutine gravy :)

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            Gary Jun 8, 2010 02:26 PM

            Beer great. Food mediocre. Service mediocre unless you sit at the bar, in which case the service is amiable. Avoid entirely on summer weekends or when festivals are in action, when the entire pub is inevitably in the weeds from front to back.

            A good backup destination if you're in the area and can't get in is the Dominion on Queen, a few blocks northeast. Boatloads of character, a good beer selection and the food had improved last time I was there (a few months back) and they apparently had a new chef -- still not a chowfind by any stretch but reasonable.

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              Arcadiaseeker Jun 8, 2010 03:00 PM

              Decent beer, lousy food. But it's really the only game in town. When we go Soulpepper we end up there since there's nothing else nearby for a quick and easy meal before a show. I also hope something else opens up (that's not too high end) for all those theatregoers who want to grab a bite before heading to the theatre.

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                phoenikia Jun 8, 2010 07:55 PM

                Arcadiaseeker, when I'm pressed for time before a Soulpepper show, I head to Brick Street Bakery, and get a sandwich, a pot pie or a sausage roll. They're usually open until 7:30 pm the nights that Soulpepper has productions. If it isn't closing time, they don't mind if you sit and eat your sandwich on the bench inside the bakery.

                I've also picked up snacks/squares at Sweet Escape Patisserie or a few chocolates from Soma when I've been in a hurry before a play.

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                Brick Street Bakery
                55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

                Sweet Escape
                55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

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                  Full tummy Jun 9, 2010 02:18 AM

                  Now that is a great option. Love those Brick Street Bakery sandwiches. They usually have a couple of other dinner-ish options--stew, pot pie, etc. Too bad they don't have more seats, but at least the ones outside mean it's usually possible to sit down with one's food.

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                  Brick Street Bakery
                  55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

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