Restaurant: Mill Street Brewery
Cuisine: Pub Food
Location: Distillery District
Address: 55 Mill St
Price Range: $10-15
4: Very Good
*Own Mill Street Retail Store
*Lots of Beer options
*Large seating area
*Large screen TVs
I had my doubts going to this restaurant because when I looked up the reviews, a lot of people mentioned how this is more of a drinking place so the food is mediocre. Plus I was going for lunch with a family so I wasn't planning to drink which defeats the purpose of going to a Pub place. However, I've never been to the Distillery District so I thought I might as well give it a try.
The restaurant is very big with a patio outside for seating when the weather is nice. We had to stand around for few minutes until the hostess came and she didn't even greet us properly. This was uncalled for because it wasn't even that busy- plus why have those hostess tables outside when there is so host to guide you in? However, our server was very friendly so that made up for it service wise. The restaurant has high ceiling while gives it a bit of cabin feel- with large screen TVs around this place would be good for large group parties or if you want to drop by for beer.
Ordered: Pulled pork Poutine
This is from the Appetizer menu but it was pretty big in size, I guess it's because this is a 'pub' style restaurant? It came with too much gravy on top I couldn't even see the fries or the meat underneath. However, underneath all the gravy, there were lots of pulled pork and cheese on top. Pulled pork was soft and chewy with all the gravy goodness. This was tasty with fresh green onion that was added on top- but when it comes to it, I would choose New York fries poutine over this any day.
Ordered: Medium wings (15)
They have Wings special on Tuesdays so we decided to give it a try. They were 50 cents each. This was SO BAD, it was prob the worst wings I've ever had. The sauce was more sweet than sour- which is weird for hot wings. It was luke warm (kind of cold) and dry. I think they prob used the old wings from the day before and then just heated up the sauce and tossed it. The meat was tough and tasteless, it was just horrible! NEVER AGAIN!!
Ordered: Flat iron Steak Sandwich
This came with fries, coleslaw and a pickle wedge. They cook the steak to your liking so I chose Medium Rare. Caramelized onions inside the sandwich gives it a bit of flavor but the sandwich was overall a little too dry. This def needs some more sauce to balance out the steak in the sandwich with the bread. This was prob the best dish out of 4 if I had to pick one.
Ordered: Distillery Burger
Apparently this is one of their most popular burger so I decided to give it a try. This was another big disappointment. The burger was so dry and the beef patty was tough and over cooked. Coleslaw is just pieces of cabbage and carrot with no sauce or seasoning whatsoever. I wasn't sure what it was suppose to be? more like a salad without dressing? The fries were just mediocre.
All the condiments given on the side....maybe that's why all the food was so dry?
The bill came to $62.38 for 4 people. Around $15 plus tip per person would have been ok for a satisfying meal but in this case, it was FAIL!
Summary: I guess the reviews were right- this is more of a drinking place and the food is just mediocre. But these days there are so many restaurants with good selection of alcohol PLUS delicious food so I don't think I will ever go back.