Last night I went to a new establishment with a couple of friends. It is called Browns Socialhouse and is conveniently located on Victoria Avenue East, which is parallel to Highway #1, if you are travelling through town. The building faces west and has a glass room where you first go in which will be nice for the summer. It is winterized and was fully in use last night. We ate in the next room which has a bar in the middle surrounded by tables then booths. It was not too noisy to talk, as some places can be, and the tables were not too close together so you didn’t feel like you were on top of the next table.
The menu isn’t extensive, nor is the wine list, but the food (and wine) was good. Two of us opted to have the chicken quesadilla which came with guacamole, salsa and sour cream and a side of fries for $15.95. If you want you can substitute the fries for a salad, soup, edamame or yam fries for $1. Our other diner chose the potato crusted halibut healthy bowl which was served with almond rice and salad consisting of walnuts, dates, house greens, black beans, feta, and salsa with apple-miso vinaigrette for $17.95. A couple of us had the Argentinian Alamos Malbec to accompany our meals which was available in either a 6 oz ($9.25) or 9 oz ($13.75) serving. The food was tasty and the service was very attentive until we tried to pay our bills and couldn’t find our waitress.
This is a new chain of casual restaurants in Canada. The emphasis is on socializing, though there are more big-screen televisions than staff, but having said that, the atmosphere was not as loud as you will find in a sports bar. You just may find some diners wandering from the conversation when something on a screen catches their eye. The restaurant caught our eyes and the food was good enough that we’ll be going back.
3610 Eastgate Drive,
Regina, Saskatchewan S4Z 1A5
306 757 0777