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Kayne's (17 Ave) Calgary

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foodkarma Jun 14, 2010 06:31 PM

Has anyone been? It's right in my neighbourhood, looks kind of dingy from the outside and I haven't heard much about it but I recently read that their menu was redesigned by Michael Noble.

Wondering if anyone has been and can provide reviews.

http://www.avenuecalgary.com/articles...

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    hclass Jun 21, 2010 03:22 PM

    I've been to Kaynes twice. The nice part is the food isn't as greasy as most pubs. Last trip I had the Chicken Souvlaki with Garden salad. The souvlaki was ok, I prefer fast foos chain OPA's for sure. It was dry, chicken had no seasoning and cut up into small chunks. Little tzatziki, I could barely taste it. I would rank it more of a pita then a true souvlaki. Garden Salad was drenched in the dressing but fresh at least.
    First time I think it's called the Cajun salad with dressing on the side. Chicken was slightly overdone but it was a "good" salad overall. I wouldn't really go here for a culinary experience but the place is good for a pub style meal and atmosphere. Room is nicely finished.

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      foodkarma Jun 14, 2010 10:37 PM

      Hmmmm thanks for the opinions. I may have to give this place a try. Sounds promising.

      Anyone have their weekend brunch?

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      1. re: foodkarma
        llkerr Jun 15, 2010 06:21 PM

        Yeah, I've had the weekend brunch. Their frittata was pretty good but their sides are pretty blah. Too much 'brown' stuff on the plate for my liking, and they didn't have jam/pb/etc for the toast.

      2. llkerr Jun 14, 2010 08:42 PM

        Kayne's is a regular hangout for me and my friends. Don't let the dingy exterior deter you! The interior is really nice and comfortable. I've gone for lunch there several Saturday afternoons and have been surprised that it isn't that busy inside. I think they're much busier in the evenings and/or when there is some sort of sports event on (since they have so many tvs).

        They always have one of their own beers on special. Angry bald man is one that we enjoy. My favorite menu item is definitely their flatiron steak sandwich. Menu is here: http://www.kaynes.com/index.php/site/...

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          tex_in_yyc Jun 14, 2010 07:28 PM

          Went there went it first re-opened as Kayne's. It was a Woody's Taphouse before that (and that was very dingy).

          Interior was redone all industrial modern; quite attractive in my opinion. Decent selection of beer on tap, mainly geezer rock (ie. 70's) on the stereo.

          We tried a couple of items, they were well executed (Michael Noble was in the house and quite visible). Portions seemed a bit small for the price.

          I drive by it quite often and seems to have found a decent sized clientele judging from the parking lot. Keep meaning to go back, just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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          1. re: tex_in_yyc
            howlin Jun 14, 2010 08:59 PM

            is this in Inglewood across from crown surplus?i dont remember a woodys but for as long as ive known the place ,it was a hd dealer and mechanics .and that was the 90s.got a springer from there.

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              cancowboy Jun 14, 2010 09:08 PM

              I believe you are thinking of Kane's Harley Diner
              1209 9 Ave SE
              vs
              Kayne's
              3975 17 Ave SW

              1. re: cancowboy
                howlin Jun 14, 2010 09:20 PM

                yep thats the one .thanks for the memories.had those mixed up but all is good now.

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