PIER 39 FISH AND CHIPS
3305 Fairview Street Unit 9, Burlington On., (905) 407-0565
Three of us had an urge on Thursday evening for a plate of fish in chips. Thomas had seen a line up going into a brand new fish and chip restaurant in Burlington, so we decided to try it. It is named after pier 39 in San Francisco which has an abundance of fish restaurants.
After reviewing the menu we realized most items here are deep fried, so we ordered a couple of small appetizers; cheese sticks to share and deep fried mushroom caps.
Although the cheese sticks were tasty and the sauce was quite good, there weren't enough of them for the price charged. The deep fried mushrooms however were worth their price and were quite filling.
Thomas, Katie and I ordered the same main - halibut and fries. It came with a vinegar based coleslaw, which is unusual with fish and chips, we usually see mayo based coleslaws with fish. However, it was crisp and tasty. The fish was rather ordinary and the fries were soft, but on the whole it was a pretty good choice.
The restaurant is very new and not yet licensed so we had a coke. The server was polite and efficient. There is potential here, but I think they need to have some broiled options to attract a regular crowd. Deep fried fish and chips are really the item of choice in pubs. Hopefully as the restaurant matures they will look at some other methods of cooking besides deep frying.
There is a nice space on the side for a future patio, so hopefully they will get their license soon. They also need to update their website.