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Wayne Gretzky's – Toronto

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant - Toronto
So – I was in town for a bachelor party. We’re staying at the SkyDome Renaissance, and it’s a bunch of guys, mostly from the East Coast, who want guy food. Everyone’s a sports fan, and everyone knows The Great One. So – just a few steps away from the SkyDome, The Great One has his restaurant.

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No problem getting a table, and the service is super friendly and helpful. They’ve obviously had a few tables of guys here before.

We started the meal with a plate of sliders – four tiny hamburgers, a la White Castle. The buns were soft, the patty tasty, the onions cooked. What else can I say? They were good.

I then went on to the main of the Philly Steak Sandwich – according to the menu, an “Authentic “Philly” style steak sandwich dressed up the Gretzky way! Tender shaved roast beef, green peppers and sweet caramelized onions, stuffed in a hoagie bun and baked with provolone cheese”. I can only recommend that you avoid this sandwich. The bun was super-tough, with the consistency that bread gets after it has been microwaved (perhaps how the cheese got melted). On top of the cheese was a fairly heavy sprinkling of either dried Oregano or Italian Seasoning – from a bottle. The beef was reasonably tender and tasty, but with the tough bun, the tasteless cheese, and the dried seasonings – this wasn’t food that anyone needed to order.

Dessert? I had a bowl of vanilla ice cream – impossible to mess up – and they didn’t.

Overall, this is a place to go if you really, really love The Great One, and want to pay him back for being an inspiration for so many people who love hockey. It’s a great place to go if you’ve got 10 guys who are going to be a bit loud and rowdy, or if you’ve got kids and don’t like getting ‘the eye’ from snooty diners at other restaurants. But for the food? Well, just have something light – so that you’ve got lots of room for the rest of the places in this awesome city for food.

99 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, ON M5V 9G9, Canada
Tel: (416) 348-0099
www.gretzky.com/restaurant


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Tags: Kid-friendly · Toronto · Western Food

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