The Lower Deck Bar and Grill – Clayton Park
Address: 278 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Website: https://www.lowerdeck.ca/clayton-park.html
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLowerDeckBarandGrill
- Twitter: @LowerDeckClayPk
- YouTube: http://com/TheLowerDeckHFX
- Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheLowerDeckHalifax
Date / Time Visited: 1800, 25 July 2014
Meals Served: Lunch, Supper
Notes: A reward card exists
Here are some of our thoughts (please listen to the podcast for a complete description):
Ambiance / description of place / music / WIFI
Chris – Wifi is available – you have to ask for the password (decent wifi – no problems). Music was a combination of live band and canned music. Most of the stuff was from the 90s – awesome! A nautical theme, including many “lanterns.” There are also several large-screen TVs for the sports fans out there.
Margaret – it’s a bar! What more can I say?
Greeting / reception
Chris – Hosting an event for the NS Lung Association – they were having a “Chase the Ace” fundraiser. The place was fairly busy, so we got to seat ourselves at a booth. Wait staff still managed to come around very quickly, getting us
Margaret – We came here specifically to support the Lung Association of NS’s fundraiser. Hope we win!!
Chris – Mid-point, high for simple pub fare, but then some items are fancier than regular pub fare.
Margaret – Prices are higher than you might expect for what I consider a bar but maybe since I haven’t been to a bar in years, the prices might be normal.
Chris – A decent variety of pub foods and more upscale menu items. Lots of burgers, salad, fish, chicken – something for everyone!
Margaret – Nice menu selection. Definitely not your typical pub food.
Smell / look / taste of Bacon-Wrapped Chicken
Chris – A good blend of bacon, chicken and goat’s cheese – I would have liked more goat cheese, but then again, I LOVE goat cheese. The sauce was surprisingly sweet, but complemented the slight tang of the cheese. Vegetable sticks were still al dente – much preferred over the over-cooked veg that you can get in some places. Wild rice was okay, but did not stand out in this dish (could have been topped by a dollop of goat cheese.
Margaret – The bacon was too hard.
Smell / look / taste of Mushroom Madness Burger with Sweet Potato Fries
Chris – Nice earthy taste to the burger. Love the crispy batter on the sweet potato fries (extra – regular order comes with potato wedges), plus they had a nice seasoning. The dipping sauce for the fries was very sweet with honey, curry (possibly also had poppy seed).
Margaret – Quite tasty – looked nice on the plate. I really like mushrooms and the mixture on the burger was delicious. The burger was quite tasty and I didn’t add any condiments to it. The fries were not as crisp as I would like but still tasty.
Why we chose menu items
Chris – I was going to have the Lower Deck burger – it has their name on it so I thought that it would be special. As I was looking at it, it turned out that it’s just a bacon cheeseburger – so I switched to something else.
Margaret – Chris chose what I wanted to have so I had to order something else. Also, really like mushrooms!
Service / wait staff knowledge
Chris – Good knowledge of the beer menu (makes sense for a pub!)
Margaret – I didn’t ask any questions of our server but I am sure she has some knowledge.
Overall dining experience
Chris – A good meal surrounded by several many happy-go-lucky groups – there was a retirement after 36 years, a 50th birthday party, as well as the fundraiser.
Margaret – Pretty good. I have been here before and enjoyed the meal then as well.
Why we chose this place and would we go again?
Chris – Not my first choice, but it’s a nice place, and the food was good.
Margaret – Probably, especially since we want to win the “Chase the Ace” prize.
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