All of you who are regulars to this website have seen the over-flattering reviews from people who are obviously friends or relatives of the establishments reviewed. They reek of one-sidedness, yet on the other hand, I think its a nice thing for these reviewers to be doing, even though it's not really honest. I just want to establish here and now that I'm not related to or friends with anyone who works for Joey, and my upcoming positive review was written because Joey made me happy, and by God life is tough and then you die, and I am so grateful for any happiness that comes along. The people at Joey want your experience to be a good one, and if you have any complaints, they will make it right.
How can I begin? With the hostess who, when we arrived when they were busy, saw it as a personal mission to find us a good table. And she did. Then there was the very lovely server who saw that our aioli cup for our yam fries was empty, and asked us if we would like more. One thing that struck me about her was, she was smart, and she liked what she was doing. We were in good hands. I had to use the washroom after ordering, and had to pass the kitchen area to get to the washroom. By God, one of the chefs smiled and nodded at me as I observed the kitchen while walking along. This place wants to please.
The food - My partner and I shared a very delicious ahi tuni salad, which is on the menu as a main course for one person. I thought the server would bring the big salad in its big bowl, and my partner and I would then scoop our portions onto our plates. No. My partner and I each got a beautifully presented half-portion. Perfect. As for the yam fries, my partner said they were the best she's ever had. The kicker was, we ordered a chocolate lava cake for dessert, and it took a bit long to come. No problem, but we were given the dessert on the house...I mean, I started to object and say no problem, but all I could say in the end was Thank you, because their mind was made up. I had the best gin and tonic at Joey that I've ever had in my life (really) to go with the meal, made even better because it was one of the drink specials that day.
OK, I have one complaint. We were there for about 90 minutes, and while I enjoyed the music they played very much, I couldn't help but notice - being a music aficionado - that not one Canadian song was played! Nods to the Brits and Americans, but no Canadians. Maybe the music of Rush and Bryan Adams doesn't fit as background music for Joey, but find some Canadian music that does, OK?
I love you guys, seriously.