Me & Suzie's Restaurant
Taps: 5 / Bottles: 7
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by cratez:
3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Came here with mrmanning on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy some pints and dinner. Atmosphere is modern pub decor inside with about 20 tables, 10 or so seats by the bar, and a large outdoor patio overlooking Port Stanley's main strip. Lots of free parking behind the restaurant, which is a nice plus.
The bartender, Sam, is a friendly and helpful guy, but on our visit he was serving virtually every customer as the two girls working with him were lazy and uncaring. So the menus, drinks, and food took quite some time to reach our table.
Beer selection is five custom-made brews from Better Bitters in Burlington, including Nickel Brook Light House Pilsner. I went with Earl's Auburn and the Port Stanley Pale Ale (both very good) while Len had the Lakeside Lager and samples of the pilsner and Lachlan Light. Unfortunately the Lakeside was slightly sour, and the restaurant no longer offers the guest taps and bottles it once had.
Food is fresh, locally produced, and mostly organic dishes with some beer-infused items like the Cheddar and Ale soup. I ordered the Chicken Balti entrée and it was delicious. However, the prices are roughly 30% more than what you would pay for comparable fare in London.
Which brings me to my central complaint. While finishing our drinks on the patio, we witnessed a scuzzy line cook and his guests swipe a bunch of beer and wine glasses from their table. When we called them out on it, the employee smugly replied "it's not fucked up. I work here and cook the food." That they were willing to do this in front of 15+ people is utterly appalling. Perhaps these losses are part of the reason why the average entrée is $20 instead of $14.
Overall, Suzie's beer and food are stellar enough for me to return, but the owners should consider firing some of the staff who are currently dragging the place down.
08-16-2010 15:37:00 | More by cratez
More User Reviews:
3.88/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
A quaint little establishment located in the small village of Port Stanley. The menu is local ingredients with lots of organic dishes, as that's the theme for the restaurant. Food is tasty, beer is fresh, staff are friendly, atmosphere is small town-ish. The only beer here is craft beer. No BMCs are on the menu. This place is aimed at the discerning consumer. Worth the half hour drive from London. My most recent visit provided me with a better feel for the menu. Excellent local freshly caught Lake Erie perch on a bed of freshly cut fries was excellent.
10-06-2009 21:50:31 | More by mrmanning
British Columbia (Canada)
4.22/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Good sized patio, with a nice indoor atmosphere as well (rafters, dark wood, etc.).
They have two beers brewed for them by Better Bitters Brewing Co. in Burlington. I tried the lakeside lager, which was exceptional for a light lager (4%). A lot of people seemed to be drinking their Amber.
They also have a couple of Brick brews & Neustadt 10W30 on tap. Their bottle list is entirely Ontario craft brew... fairly impressive.
I had the beer-battered fish, which was even greasier than I had anticipated. Everyone else was REALLY happy with their food though... which was definitely a step up from your typical pub grub.
Check out their website, I highly recommend them!
07-10-2006 23:16:49 | More by Derek
Me & Suzie's Restaurant in Port Stanley, ON, Canada
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.