I know, I know what can you expect from a chain pub? I should have known not to go here because of my experience at the Fox and Fiddle on the Danforth. Tried the one on Danforth twice and brunch was horrid and amongst the worst coffee I have ever had.
I was going to a small theatre production in the area and decided to try the Fox on Finch. There is really nothing in this area and it is a little scary at night. And I read the reviews here which I am now convinced must be from the owners or something.
Let me start my review. We arrived in the late afternoon, place was quiet and as we entered a few sketchy looking dudes were leaving. phew. We entered and I was pleased the place was much cleaner then I expected and the hostess was pleasant. We had also chosen this place to play pool but were told we could not play pool because a private party was booked. We later found out the party was not until 3 hours later. sigh
The server (one with weird brows) gave us the wrong menus, did not know the prices of pitchers of beer and was wearing some track pants. okay????
A few minutes later a large party came in and we overheard the server complaining to them about not making reservations. Okay the place was practically dead and they were getting freaking pub food, nothing complicated. We ordered nachos and a dip,, an hour later we got our food. The nachos were cold and had very few toppings.
We informed the owner and he said, oh I will talk to her.
The place needs bar rescue.
To sum up, food not good and it took ages to get food that takes minimal effort to prepare, server was uncouth and weird, owner was oblivious and ambivalent, and some of the crowd was on the sketchy side.
Do yourself a favour and if you live in the area travel downtown.