Submitted Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 7:51pm [Dine in]
Bino's is no longer a chain. It is a family restaurant. They just kept the Bino's name for it's recognition value and the free sign. This is the only remaining Bino's. The all-day breakfast is a great deal & I have it often. The daily special are usually good & always ample. The value for your dollar is unbeatable. Although this is not a place to impress the new love of you life, but it's a great little place to have breakfast the next morning...afternoon etc.
I will keep popping in there from time to time, even if only to see the staff & have a coffee.
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Submitted Monday, October 20, 2008 - 5:27pm [Dine in]
I have an old friend with whom I get together for dinner about 2 or 3 times per year. About 3 years ago he suggested Yianni's. It was quite good. Friendly staff and tasty food. So, we've returned there ever since. However, just after Labour Day, 2008, we met up there again & ordered drinks and food. There were only about 3 other tables of customers. Then, all of a sudden the loudness of the Greek music went up noticeably. We looked around for a table without a speaker near, but there wasn't one. The loudness of the conversation of the few patrons also grew louder in order to overcome the loud music. My friend commented on how annoying this was. I replied loudly, "WHAT"?! So, we had a chuckle about that & decided to call the waitress over and ask if the music could be turned down. She answered that the new owners liked it. She pointed discreetly in the back corner where 2 men were having a snack & speaking loudly & obviously enjoying themselves.
I asked if it would be possible to just turn down the speaker above our table. She shook her head & I remarked that the ambience should suit the clientelle, not the proprietors.
She shrugged and went on about her business.
So, we finished our meals a little faster than usual and left. It was like a bad headache ending not to have that cheesy loud music blaring in my ears. Because the food is consistently good there, we will go back again, but if that music is turned up again we will get our doggy bags and leave without tipping. That will be our last visit. I hope these new owners have learned a thing or 2 since that time.
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