Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
One of our founding pillars at White Oaks is our belief in living a healthy, well balanced life. Through every facet of our business at White Oaks Resort & Spa we endeavour to improve human performance whether it involves your body, mind, or even your business and career. At PLAY Bar & Grill we had the opportunity to provide some classic dishes with a twist of healthy. You’ll see whole grains and whole wheat options as well as new ingredients that enhance old favourites and change them to healthier options. Our Play menu complements your efforts in the gym or on the court all in an urban environment that is interesting and family friendly. While we are serious about healthy living, and providing a healthy menu we’ve had fun putting PLAY together and we do realize that no matter what we put on the menu, there will be some that will still want their “fun food” and heaven forbid, white bread! We encourage you to make Play a regular dining spot.
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AS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch with my daughter in law

Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa
Responded on January 7, 2020

Dear AnnS: Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in. It is wonderful to hear that you and your daughter had a nice lunch in Play! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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FM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Play Bar and Grill. The food is always delicious and they make the best Red Sangria ever! This time we ordered a half order of nachos and it was HUGE! We also got a flatbread that was also delicious. The chips and dip that are complimentary are amazing.

Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you "friendmeal" for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in. It is so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the nachos! Our Mission Statement is: "Each guest will be treated as though the success of our business depends on that individual alone" We truly appreciate your comments and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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F
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for all ages. We really enjoyed the healthy kids options. The cactus chips are outstanding! We will be back.

Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa
Responded on December 31, 2019

Dear Flegs12: Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in. It is wonderful to hear that you had a great dining experience in Play and you had great options for your children! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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RZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Very loud bar atmosphere. Food wasnt what I came to expect from the white oaks.

BK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pre dinner before Pearl Gloves!!

Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa
Responded on December 2, 2019

Dear BarbK: Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your dinner - PRE PEARL GLOVES!! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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AK
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was awesome and the food was wonderful. We went back the next day for lunch. The service and food were both wonderful again.

Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa
Responded on November 28, 2019

Thank you "AnnaK" for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in. It is so wonderful to hear that you had TWO great dining experiences in Play! Our Mission Statement is: "Each guest will be treated as though the success of our business depends on that individual alone" We truly appreciate your comments and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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AS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was at Play for dinner Saturday evening for the first time with a small group of friends. None of us had been before and all evening we were commenting about how much we were enjoying the experience and saying who we’d want to return with for next time. ☺️Was a lovely evening, great service and friendly staff. 10/10 would recommend.

Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa
Responded on November 19, 2019

Dear AleeshaS: Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience in Play! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and look forward to your next visit with us! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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JT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place to have a bite and a drink!!!!!!!! Only drawback was our waitress didn't come around too often so we ended up asking other waitresses for a drink etc..... other than that well worth going😊

Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa
Responded on November 19, 2019

Dear JeffT: Thank you for your feedback & taking the time to write in. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal! I apologize if you had to wait but do appreciate your patience & hope you'll be back to give us another change to WOW you! Our Mission Statement is: "Each guest will be treated as though the success of our business depends on that individual alone" We appreciate your comments & hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel GM

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! We eat vegan food and we were blown away by how good the food was. The service was great as well thank you so much!

Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa
Responded on November 5, 2019

Dear JoeB: Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in! It is wonderful to hear that we had Vegan options for you to enjoy and our Team took great care of you! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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JF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful across the board. By far the worst food I have ever eaten!

l
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great! Server was fantastic! And the restaurant is great too

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Responded on October 9, 2019

Dear limags: Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to review Play online! Please let us know how we can move your rating from four to five stars!! Our Mission Statement is: "Each Guest and Team Member will be treated as though the success of our business depends on that individual alone!" We truly appreciate your feedback and hope that you will be back to dine with us again in the near future! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The charcuterie board was very poor quality. It has chunks of Parmesan and Romano cheese. Not cheeses that should be eaten in large chunks. Very cheap cuts of meat and the antipasto came from a jar. Very disappointing.

Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you Anonymous for taking the time to review our Play Bar + Grill dining room. We truly value all feedback we receive and I have forwarded a copy of your review to our Executive Chef for his review. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss your dining experience in greater detail with you. I can be reached at 1-800-263-5766 ext. 5742 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 4pm. Sincerely, Catherine Mitchell, Food and Beverage Administrator

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c
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa
Responded on October 7, 2019

Dear "chrisc": Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in! It is wonderful to hear that you had a great dining experience in Play and our Team took care of you! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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MI
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Play used to have the best nachos, however, not anymore.
Our server did not bring us plates. And when others joined us, no drink orders were taken nor plates were brought for them. This happened to us last time. I had to go to the bar to ask for plates. Only to be told that that was not his job...

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Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you Margaretl for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I would like to apologize for the service and quality of food you received while you dined with us. We truly value all of your comments and I would welcome the opportunity to discuss your dining experience in greater detail with you. I can be reached at 1-800-263-5766 ext. 5742 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 4pm. Sincerely, Catherine Mitchell, Food and Beverage Administrator

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see so many vegan options! Food was very flavourful! Generous serving sizes, I ordered a half serving and still ended up taking some home.

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Responded on September 30, 2019

Dear "DarleneM": Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our Vegan Options at Play! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect for what we were looking for.

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Dear Open Table Guest: Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in. It is so wonderful to hear that you found what you were looking for at Play! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Play Friday night. The live music was fantastic, a good mix of songs, perfect for dinner out. The naan and dip appetizer was delicious. My husband enjoyed his turkey burger and my power bowl was so good and healthy. I got the half size and it was still a large portion. We got so full on that plus the complimentary chips and dip, we had no room for dessert.
If you like sweet drinks, the Niagara Breeze and the Limoncello ones were very good! Our server, I think Joanne, was amazing as well. Overall a fantastic night! We would definately go back.

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Responded on September 18, 2019

Dear "JMS2": Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in! It is so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience in Play! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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P
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The restaurant itself was nice. We had an issue with our appetizer coming out cold in some parts, but upon mentioning to the waitress, they took it off our bill.

Mains were delicious and affordable.

Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa
Responded on September 10, 2019

Dear Paul: Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to write in. It is so wonderful to hear that we "Made it Right" with respect to your appetizer! And that you had a nice meal in Play! We truly appreciate your comments and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the General Manager

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D
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, great variety for both vegetarians and omnivores, pleasant service by friendly staff

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Responded on September 6, 2019

Dear Doug: Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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JC
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Reasonably priced restaurant in a resort.

c
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you look at my reviews you will see we eat here often. The reason is because it is always a 5 star meal all around.

Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa
Responded on August 20, 2019

Dear ChrisC: Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in! We appreciate your business and are thrilled you enjoy your meals with us!! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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n
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server he was amazing! Super attentive:)great food and portion sizes!

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Responded on September 23, 2019

Dear "nikkid": Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in! It is so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience in Play! And that our Team took great care of you! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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DV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Our appetizers took 30 minutes to arrive. We had no plates and had to get them ourselves. Our main course took 40 minutes to arrive. Waiter kept forgetting things we asked for. Horrible service.

DJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There was a larger party to our right, so the waiter was a bit preoccupied. However, he was lovely to deal with. Very polite. Food came out a bit late, but the burger was AMAZING! I rank it as top 5 burgers I have ever ate!

I will go back just for this burger.

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Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear DJYK: Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in! We are thrilled to hear you LOVED your burger and thank you very much for your patience!! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and look forward to your return visit! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Asssistant to the Hotel General Manager

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c
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Food came out hot and quickly. We highly recommend to anyone.

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Dear "ChrisC": Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in. It is so wonderful to hear that you had a great dining experience in Play! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. So many vegetarian options. We also liked the variety of sides to choose. We will definitely be back!

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Dear "Diane": Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in! We are happy to hear you had many vegetarian items ans enjoyed your meal!! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and look forward to your next visit!! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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TM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved for Play, but it was so lovely outside that the waitstaff allowed us to move to the outdoor patio which is actually attached to Liv, so this review really should be for them. The patio has umbrellas that allow for shade, sun, or a bit of both, depending on your preference. The service was prompt and really nice. The food was excellent. Neither of us could finish our meal - one lunch size salad and one grain bowl - so I had them for lunch the next day and it was still amazing. We were not rushed along - we were able to enjoy the food and and a glass of wine. It was excellent. We will be back!

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Responded on July 9, 2019

Thank you "TammyM" for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in! It is finally nice enough to enjoy patio lunches!! It is so wonderful to hear that you had a great lunch with us! Our Mission Statement is: "Each guest will be treated as though the success of our business depends on that individual alone" We truly appreciate your comments and look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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c
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was the best. She was a true professional. Book this place with confidence. A 5 star place with 5 star service.

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Responded on July 9, 2019

Dear "chrisc": Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in. It is so wonderful to hear such fabulous comments about Play! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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SP
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great tasting mussels!
Service a bit slow but relaxing and fun place to dine

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Responded on July 9, 2019

Dear SarahP: Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in! So sorry you had to wait but we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the mussels! We hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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MR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent.
We all enjoyed ourselves

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Responded on July 9, 2019

Dear "MnRo": Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in! It is so wonderful to hear that your enjoyed your meal in Play! We appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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MV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! We loved the little benches for our purses! The food was tasty with lots of options to meet all our dietary needs!

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Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you "MichelleV" for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in! It is so wonderful to hear that our menu met your needs and you enjoyed your meal in Play and that our Team took great care of your party! We truly appreciate your comments and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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TW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jackson greeted us, so nice! Jenn was our server she was great and answered our questions. We were two mother's enjoying time away from our families and Jenn helped make us smile and was attentive without being over bearing.

The next day we had lunch in the Play Bar and Molly was also extremely friendly.

Great dining and lunch experience.

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Responded on July 2, 2019

Dear "TwoWednesdaydiners": Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in. It is so wonderful to hear that you had a couple great dining experiences in Play and our Team took care of you!! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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c
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Five stars!

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Responded on June 24, 2019

Dear chrisc: Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in. It is so wonderful to hear that you had a fantastic meal in Play! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to Hotel General Manager

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SP
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I was disappointed that there were 4 staff talking at the bar and after waiting 5 min or so I had to go to the bar and ask to order. Then to be told my server was on the patio. Really? No one else could have seen us sitting there and come over and ask if we needed anything?

I love the pear salad!!

MI
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The restaurant is nice, however the kitchen was very slow and it was empty when we were there. The food was terrible, the stuffed chicken was very dry and chewy, the kids pizza smelled like sour cheese and the chicken strips were over cooked. My husbands turkey club sandwich & the calamari were the only things that were delicious. I felt bad for the staff as it wasn't their fault the kitchen was slow and the food was not very tasty

AS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our afternoon together-5 sisters
We enjoyed it so much we may change shopping with a trip to the spa and lunch

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Responded on June 17, 2019

Dear AnnS: Thank you for your terrific feedback and taking the time to write in. It is so wonderful to hear that you and your sisters enjoyed lunch in Play!! We truly appreciate your comments and 5 Star Rating and hope that you will be back soon to Play and the SPA!!! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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T
New England
67 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We only went in for an appetizer and drinks, and we learned that fried ravioli, popular in Canada, are best left to Canadians. But the service, and the drinks, excellent, so we went away happy.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was cold on 2 of the meals. Waitress didn’t come back right away to check on the dinner. Overall not an enjoyable experience.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you Anonymous for taking the time to review our Play dining room. We truly value all comments we receive. I have forwarded your comments regarding the temperature of your food along with the service you received to both our Executive Chef and our Restaurant Manager for their review. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you and I can be reached at 1-800-263-5762 ext. 5742 Monday through Friday between 9am and 430pm. Sincerely, Catherine Mitchell, Food and Beverage Administrator

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VS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love that they have vegan options here. Great place for a great meal.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Dear VictoriaS: Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to write in. It is so wonderful to hear that you found great vegan options! Please let us know how we can move your rating from 4 to 5 star! We truly appreciate your comments and hope that you will be back soon! Sincerely, Heather Scerbo, Executive Assistant to the Hotel General Manager

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J
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

There was a man performing live music the Saturday night we visited the restaurant. He was so loud, we couldn’t maintain a conversation with those our table. We asked two different wait staff if it was possible to have him turn down the mic and was advised that he’s been asked and refuses to do so. Someone needs to tell him he’s playing in a restaurant, not a concert venue. Food was quite good otherwise and the portions are large. The nachos were our favourite. I’d consider going back on a night the pompous entertainer wasn’t playing.

Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa
Responded on May 22, 2019

Thank you Julie for your valuable feedback. Our Mission Statement is: "Each guest will be treated as though the success of our business depends on that individual alone". I have forwarded a copy of your comments to the Sales Team who books our entertainment so they can follow up with all of our musicians to ensure the volume is at an acceptable level. We truly value your comments and are happy you enjoyed your nachos. We hope to see you back soon! Sincerely, Catherine Mitchell, F&B Admin

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