We were just looking for something to wet our whistles and decided to come here over Longhorn's across the walk. Upon entering we knew it was a mistake. Only a couple of other tables were occupied during a warm afternoon isn't a good sign.
Glossing over the menu and having trouble deciding on what to order, our friend decided on a chicken burger while my gf and I shared the fruit plate and omitting on drinks after going through what few choices they had. The burger was merely average with what our friend decribed as a chicken finger patty while our fruit plate was something else. A wilted grouping of grapes, over ripened cantaloupe, a bad honeydew and four of the thinnest (1cm thick) slices of mediocre watermelon I've ever seen occupied most of the plate. The halved strawberries were easily the best part.
Our server was friendly enough but was completely indifferent, and seemed a little erked from what little we ordered.
Sorry, but the only Blacks I'm stepping foot in from now on is the camera shop.
We were up at Whistler for a lazy day of shopping and playing in the snow before Christmas and we popped into Black's Restaurant and Pub for a late lunch. We had never been in Black's before and have to admit that what attracted us was an empty table next to the fireplace on a cold windy afternoon in the Village. We armed ourselves with mugs of hot tea and perused the very short lunch menu while warming in front of the fire. The restaurant is fairly bright and spartan but functional and there were a dozen groups of 2-6 diners and skiers enjoying some drinks and food while we were there.
The lunch menu is burgers, pizzas, fish and chips, meat pies, soups, sandiches and salads. We decided to order a pizza each; wife got a Margarita and I ordered a Hawaiian. They come with the usual hot pepper flakes and finely ground parmesan for extra pizza dressing. The crust was excellent, nicely crispy, medium crust and the only disappointment with either pizza was the overall blandness of the toppings. Not a gourmet pie with robust cheeses and zesty marinara but fairly average toppings. We brought a few slices home with us.
But our waitress, an Aussie from Melbourne, was very personable and she really made the lunch memorable, chatting and swapping stories with us while industriously doing her rounds. Always nice to meet a server who actually makes you feel like you're more than just a table and tip. Bill was $50 with a generous tip.