I was at the Lion for my Birthday on Friday Feb 6/09. The food was just OK and the service was not great. We used to come here quite frequently and lately it has changed. It is starting to feel dirty and rundown. My husband
got a custom cake made and we brought it to the restaurant.
We only ate 1/3 of the cake and when I got it home later I saw that they had cut half of what was left and kept it for themselves before putting it back in the cake box. We Were taking that cake somewhere the next day and then had to go buy another one to go with it. I thought this was very tacky of the restaurant. I will not be returning. They better step things up a notch because Stouffville is growing and there are a lot more restaurants to choose from now when deciding where to go for dinner.
I just moved into the neighbourhood and was in search for a great meal, I pulled into the Lion and did not know what to expect. I was amazed at how friendly the staff was and the freshness of the food. I read some privious reviews from a long time ago, but I later found out that there was a recent management change. WAY TO GO!
The food and the people are great! We go there all the time! Best food in town!
Absolutely horrible food. The fajitas are made with tons of cumin...was unable to eat them and the waitresses basically said too bad - the cook must have put in too much spice. Never heard of cumin in fajitas. The steak was too tough to eat snd very poor grade. Did I mention the fajitas were over $20. The ribs tasted like the cardboard box they came out of. You get better precooked for $9.99 at metro. The wings were burned...how do you burn wings unless you are reheating yesterdays wing order mistake. Don't sit in the bar area, there is a smell of rotten meat that seaps out of the kitchen. If you are ordering beer you may want to drink from the bottle to avoid poisoning. I intend on calling a health inspector. We'll see how much client satisfaction is worth.
Wow Gaspesienne - why don't you tell us how you REALLY feel?
So, you didn't like the fajitas? I've had them a few times and you forgot to mention that they are served sizzling hot, with plenty of fresh flatbread and you can get a mix of chicken and steak. Perhaps just not to your personal taste.
Great selection of draft beer, nice menu for a pub. All the food is served fast and fresh.
Your indirect reference to "uncleanliness" just smacks of nastiness to me, and is completely unsupported.
Sounds like you just got one dish you didn't like, and vilify the place, even though they have a strong clientele, good service, good food and an excellent selection of beer.
Atmosphere was ok...bar area was very clean. Service was very good! Flat screens were in good positions for viewing.
We ordered the Club Burgers ( 4 mini burgers ) with Onion Rings. The Club ( slider ) Burger was a frozen patty cut in quarters...cost ? $12.99!
And as we told the waitress...very 'cheesy' to serve a meal like this! Even she was embarassed and said she would pass this on to the owner in hopes that he would 'pressure' the Chef to make real patties! Really? Presure the Chef to change what he is serving because the customers don't like what he is cooking? Ok.
Regardless if she does or not, The Lion has lost two customers. And by word of mouth, probably many, many more.
This is the second time we have visited The Lion of Stouffville. We wont be back and will never recommend this restuarant to anyone.
Note: our server was the ultimate host! She was very nice! Thanks!
I used to go to this bar with friends and enjoy the odd drink or two but the last time I went , not going to lie, I was feeling a little tipsy that night. my friends and I were celebrating. Anyways I was having a peaceful conversation with a buddy from another bar when all of a sudden I get grabbed violently by this chubby bald guy,... their bouncer!! no idea why. I wasnt being loud, I wasnt being aggressive or violent... no idea why this guy grabbed my by the throat and pushing my out the door in a very aggressive manner!! actually, Im going to find out if my throat has damage and if there is .. Ill be looking into a lawsuit!.. also, when I was outside this man was throwing punches at my face, he caught me with a couple of slaps totally un called for... I asked around from people who were there and they said , no man you were sitting there chatting and her grabbed you.. my brother got his Iphone stolen in the process nice place... real nice quality people there...