The Glen Tavern

We had noticed the Glen Tavern several times but had never tried it.  That is until today.  Along with a good friend we finally made reservations for dinner.  Speaking of reservations, it could not have been easier having made ours online through their website.  Upon being greeted, our reservations we’re confirmed.  We were then led to our table.

Upon being seated we were asked if we’d like some water.  We chose sparkling water.    What was very nice was that we were not rushed.  Unlike most places that return after a few minutes to take your order, our waiter at the Glen Tavern allowed things to be more relaxed.  A little while after bringing us our sparkling water, we were asked if we’d like an appetizer.  We had selected calamari.  The calamari was delicious.  Calamari Fresh calamari/piccolo fritto/celery heart/sweet onion/jalapeño/lemon aîoli.  Crispy light batter and tender served with a few onion rings and celery.  Very good.

Before finishing the calamari he took our main dish orders.  My good friend and I chose the salmon and Deniz chose the fettuccini.  After clearing the used plates and cutlery, new cutlery were brought.  I had not seen a place replace cutlery between appetizer and main course.  Awesome!!

My salmon arrived.  Menu item reads: Salmon Hickory smoked and roasted/asparagus/wilted greens crispy crushed fingerling potatoes with parsley garlic and lemon chive Hollandaise.  The hickory flavor was nice and not overpowering.  Potatoes were crispy. Very delicious.  Salmon was medium rare as recommended by our server. Hollandaise was light.

Deniz’ fettuccini.   Menu item reads; Peppercorn Fettuccine Fresh cracked black peppercorn pasta/sautéed beef tenderloin/mushrooms/truffled porcini Madeira sauce/Parmesan herb crust.  Beef was nice and tender.

We ordered a decaffienated coffee and a decaf latte to accompany the shared dessert ; Lemon Cremeux Raspberry sorbet/blueberry citrus crumble. Again, light and the lemon and raspberry sorbet was nice and refreshing.

We all very much enjoyed our meals.  Also, the service was great.  Our server didn’t rush us nor did he leave us waiting. The service was paced nicely.  What earned extra points here was the replacement of cutlery between appetizer and main course.  We have not seen any other place do this here in Canada, yet. Kind and courteous service, great food and an energetic atmosphere.  A fantastic place to enjoy a meal.  We will definitely return again and highly recommend the Glen Tavern.