Burlington’s Rose Backyard restaurant an inexpensive spot to get pleasure from ‘consolation meals with love’


Late lunch on a Monday is usually a tall order. Some eating places are closed and when you discover one which’s open, you’re hoping that the kitchen crew has not taken a break from the height lunch service.

No worries about that at Burlington’s Rose Backyard Household Restaurant.

A 2015 Spectator restaurant flashback tales.thespec.io/2015/08/14/flashback-restaurant-memories/ says there was a restaurant on this web site for the reason that Nineteen Thirties. That was a time when Plains Street (a.okay.a. Hwy 2) was the primary street to Toronto — no less than till 1958 when the primary span of the Skyway Bridge was accomplished and work was underway on the Hamilton part of Hwy 403. This space has seen a lot historical past.

A memorable restaurant on this web site appears to have been The Rendezvous, and simply earlier than Rose Backyard, it was Louie’s West Facet Grill. Louie’s had been closed for 3 years earlier than the house was resurrected as Rose Backyard in 2010 — at present owned by chef John Choi who has intensive expertise as a chef and for a time period specialised in Japanese delicacies.

Choi works in his kitchen each day getting ready “consolation meals with love.” The decor is consistent with a consolation meals vibe. Rather than fashionable stylish, diners welcome the homey unpretentious house, settling in on chairs with an Artwork Deco design.

Although not fairly a full home once we arrived, there have been a number of giant teams (that turned out to be birthday celebrations) in addition to smaller clusters of diners. There was no signal of “household” — as in kiddies — however I’ve been assured that it’s family-friendly with a youngsters’ menu.

The menu is formidable and contains a whole breakfast part, served virtually all day — till 3 p.m., with Early Fowl specials from 8 a.m. till 10 a.m. Along with egg and protein combos, one can order eggs benedict, French toast, pancakes, or omelettes.

The common menu provides a variety of starters together with dumplings, wings, spring rolls and soup. There are a number of salads to which diners can add rooster, shrimp or salmon. Sandwiches vary from a Reuben to corned beef, membership, BLT, wraps and grilled cheese. Multiple individual talked about that the turkey, cranberry, brie grilled cheese was standard.

At Rose Backyard, hand-pressed burgers are made recent every day with a variety of choices, and a couple of vegetarian possibility. The listing of consolation meals entrées included meat loaf, shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, schnitzel, lasagna and liver and onions — the latter three additionally being high hits with diners. The entrée part of the menu provides Choi’s Korean specialties equivalent to Bibimbap.

Selecting what to eat was no straightforward feat. We started by sharing the Tangy Mango Salad which appeared like an excellent wager since mango season is simply starting. Contemporary julienned mango was mixed with strips of crimson bell peppers, onions and recent herbs tossed with their “secret” French dressing dressing and roasted cashews. Whereas maybe not a consolation meals it felt like a wholesome begin to the meal.

Some readers may agree {that a} Scorching Turkey Sandwich is an final consolation meals. At Rose Backyard, the turkey is roasted in-house and slices are organized on white bread, smothered in flavourful gravy and served with fresh-cut fries. Our request for cranberry sauce was obliged and in hindsight, it could have been nice to have a wee pitcher of additional gravy. This homey dish additionally comes with in-house roast beef.

Hot Turkey Sandwich on sliced white bread and smothered in gravy with fresh-cut fries.

The Selfmade Meatloaf is described as “a hearty portion of our scrumptious meat loaf smothered in mushroom gravy.” It was most undoubtedly a hearty portion — and scrumptious. It pushed all of the “consolation buttons.” I can’t consider I ate the entire thing. This entree got here with an honest vegetable beef soup, steamed veggies and mashed potato.

For dessert, we requested for one piece of the made-in-house Coconut Cream Pie and two forks. Our variety server cut up the slice and gave us every our personal serving. Subsequent time, I refuse to share this excellent cream pie, elevated in style, texture and look with toasted coconut.

Coconut Cream Pie with whipped cream and crisped coconut garnish.

I’d heard excessive reward for Rose Backyard’s Bibimbap Scorching Stone Bowl. I ordered that for takeout figuring out full properly that it wasn’t the optimum strategy to get pleasure from it. When made in-house, it’s served very popular to the contact in a stone bowl, making a crust on the rice. At house, I managed to copy {that a} wee bit, topping the rice with scrumptious minced beef, a sunny egg and shredded carrots and daikon, zucchini, spinach and bean sprouts. Accompanying sauces had been gochujang and teriyaki. No regrets about this dish.

Bibimbap Hot Stone Bowl, beef, egg and assorted vegetables with rice and sauces.

Rose Backyard is licensed, does takeout and supply, and outside seating is picnic tables. They don’t appear to be diligent customers of social media, so listed hours of operation could also be in battle with appropriate hours listed right here. Ultimate to telephone forward to make certain. We loved attentive and thoughtful service all through our inexpensive meal. Rose Backyard delivers all it guarantees as a welcoming household restaurant.

Rose Backyard Household Restaurant

1124 Plains Rd. W., Burlington



Hours: Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. to eight p.m.

What I paid: Mango Salad $13.95; Scorching Turkey Sandwich $12.95; Selfmade Meatloaf $16.95; Bibimbap Scorching Stone Bowl $17.95; Coconut Cream Pie $6.95

Wheelchair entry: Sure


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