Play Bar & Grill - White Oaks Resort & Spa

4.4
211 reviews
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Quick Bite
One of our founding pillars at White Oaks is our belief in living a healthy, well balanced life. Through every facet of our business at White Oaks Resort & Spa we endeavour to improve human performance whether it involves your body, mind, or even your business and career. At PLAY Bar & Grill we had the opportunity to provide some classic dishes with a twist of healthy. You’ll see whole grains and whole wheat options as well as new ingredients that enhance old favourites and change them to healthier options. Our Play menu complements your efforts in the gym or on the court all in an urban environment that is interesting and family friendly. While we are serious about healthy living, and providing a healthy menu we’ve had fun putting PLAY together and we do realize that no matter what we put on the menu, there will be some that will still want their “fun food” and heaven forbid, white bread! We encourage you to make Play a regular dining spot.
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Food quality and value are excellent. Food portions are huge, you can easily share, half sizes is plenty. Highly recommend this place and will come back for sure.

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GM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was out first date at Play’s. I asked for a private, comfy table, and we got one. Caitlin was our server, and she was awesome. The drinks were great, and the food plentiful, and delicious. We were never rushed! By the time we sat, and left, it was a total of 3 hrs. Play’s is now one of my favourite places to dine. We are locals. THANK YOU for making our first date wonderful😀.

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for my wife's birthday. They made the experience fantastic. Thank you!

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DA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great dependable quality meal and great service .....the great treat anytime

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice casual restaurant. Affordable with good quality meals and choices. Not too noisy.

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CK
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always consistent great service and food.
Lots of choices for everyone.
Service is amazing!

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JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A little expensive but food tasted fantastic. Large portions. Would recommend.

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LD
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Business lunch. Everyone enjoyed the meal. Service was great.

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VF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Was very disappointed. My husband is vegan and I are vegetarian. I choose this restaurant because it appeared that it had a vegan menu. (There aren't many vegan options in Niagara aon The Lake.) It turned out that is was only the top three dishes were vegan and the header is misleading. He ordered a veggie pizza. It took nearly 30 minutes to get. This had cheese. We had to send it back. The server seemed angry. Didn't know the difference between gluten free or vegan. They appeared to give this to another diner as they got their pizza within 10 minutes. The server stopped coming by as often after this. We complained to a manager about the confusing menu. He said he would tell the head manager. Nothing seemed to matter. Another manager came by that was supposed to be the head manager. She was completely unaware. They tried to charge us extra for the side salad that came with the meal. This was an extra $7.

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AR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff, large portions, good pricing

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MR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We love going to Play and look forward to it every time we stay at White Oaks.
Unfortunately this time the service was not as good as usual, and the charcuterie board we love to order and share was really not up to par. Hopefully it was just this one bad experience because every other time has been great!

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c
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Consistently great every time

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FM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Play is one of my favourite restaurants. Always enjoy their healthy food options and their Sangria!

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AM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was so good! Nice view of the tennis courts too. The service was a tad slow, but we still made it to our spa appointment on time. There is gluten free menu options, but it’s not as extensive as I thought it would be. (No separate grill press or deep fryer) but still some tasty options.

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DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amanda was our server and she was polite, professional and extraordinary in looking after my family and myself. We had 2 small children with us and Amanda was exceedingly aware of their needs. She was fantastic!

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j
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great friendly service.
Best mussels ever!
Really enjoyed our evening!

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c
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. Will definitely be back.

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JA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Play. I have always enjoyed great meals and great service. I love the gluten free options.

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LH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent vibe, tasty food and reasonable prices. Id definitely go back.

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JK
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impeccable service. Great cocktail list. Check out their menu! Wasn’t happy with my salad (didn’t realize there were olives in it) and they replaced it for a new meal so quickly. They apologized to me for my poor selection. Thanks so much for accomadating me.

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SP
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice to have staff recognize you and what you drink after just a few visits. Very attentive. Great spot for kids meals

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SR
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our 5th visit back to Play, we love this place - portion sizes are GREAT, value can’t be beat as it is tasty food! Somehow they have made Casual dining feel fancy with their ambience, large tables & little stools for your purse. Very attentive servers, we were never out of water & when we asked to split a ceaser salad to start she advised us to split the half salad and she was right - it was the perfect size for a starter! We will definitely go back again.

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SP
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Charcuterie board was disappointing .. looked ok but the big hunks of cheese taste just like cut off block from Costco, crouton bread was awkward to eat because it was so hard and the olive tapenade tasted like it was mixed with mayo to spread it out more (i.e. cheaper?) You could tell the pickled veggies were straight out of the jar and there was no mayo or greens for presentation that would have made it look a little nicer.

NOW the kids pasta dinner was a big hit! Good serving size, nice garlic bread (only slightly burnt).

Probably would have spent more buying glasses of wine but service was a little slow this time

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SP
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Great space for business meetings, large tables, respectful staff

Food seemed average at best for the tomato soup and flatbread margarita pizza we had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Anniversary

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P
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Service tonight was exceptionally slow, but the wait staff and manager were very prompt in addressing the issue with us. Once our meal arrived, it was very tasty and full of flavor.

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SP
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Casual uninterrupted space for drinks and visit with friends

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Five of us had delicious lunches in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. The staff were all friendly and efficient and we lingered - long past the point that they should have been flicking the lights on and off. We’ll go back
Thank you

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CW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

It was a great meal but it took a long time to be served despite the place being empty. I would definitely come back again though because the food and variety offered made up for it.

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SP
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great kids meals for $10 with elegant presentation

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SP
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was very friendly and patient with us just hanging out with our drinks and food. Mixed greens salad is fabulous!

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LP
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Casual elegance, delicious food and great service. We loved the complimentary stack of housemade chips and dip that were served to enjoy while our meal was being prepared! Our party ordered ordered their Pressed Parm (chicken parmesan) with a Baked Sweet Potato and a Heineken beer; California Club with a Caesar Salad and a Diet Pepsi; and the Pressed Turkey with a modified Caesar Salad (substituted Dressing with raspberry vinaigrette) paired with a glass of Peller Estates Chardonnay. So good!

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SP
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were very friendly and accommodating when we were late. Mussels were great, generous serving. Fresh potato chips and dip are always amazing!

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LS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cole was our server and he was EXCELLENT. The food was fantastic— I had the fish tacos and my spouse had the vegan sandwich with a side lentil salad, both delicious. We went for our anniversary and were immediately offered really nice champagne. Since we were staying at White Oaks, we got 10% off! It was a fantastic experience, I highly, highly recommend Play for a special occasion or even just a nice dinner. The prices are great, the ambiance is great, fantastic food and service.

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CF
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was my first time here and I would definitely return and recommend it to others. I choose it for a Fathers Day meal because of the vegan options that the menu had. The restaurant wasn't very full because we choose to go between lunch and dinner time which made it great for us to be able to have nice conversations while watching the soccer game. The service was great and my only minor complaint about this was the fact that the waitress gave us incorrect information about our wine selection not being vegan. Overall the value was fair but I would have been content with a larger portion of the pizza for the price. The others in my dining party had the fish and chips which was a much better value. Overall it's definitely worth a visit whether for a special occasion or just an everyday meal. I will definitely be returning!

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MR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy our meals at PLAY and the service is next to none!
We were there is past weekend for our anniversary and treated like gold by the establishment and by our server Joanna.
Each time we are at White Oaks we look forward to eating at PLAY. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for great food, healthy options, and very fair prices.

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

My mom and I ate lunch and dinner here on Friday, June 8th while on a mother and daughter getaway. The portion sizes were good. The service was great! The food was just okay. We ordered sirloin for dinner and it was served cut into 5 pieces and served over almost raw vegetables with a very overdone loaded baked potato. We were very disappointed. The calamari were ordered as an appetizer was excellent. At lunch we ordered soup of the day (BBQ chicken), which was good, and a "health nut quinoa" salad, which left something to be desired as there was hardly any taste. Love White Oaks, but wouldn't eat at this restaurant again.

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DS
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the fourth time I've been to PLAY and I've enjoyed myself every time. We were there celebrating my sister in law's birthday and the staff really went out of their way to make us feel special. We got champagne and dessert complimentary! We had two small children with us as well (3 and 5), and the kids seemed to enjoy it too.

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was very attentive and friendly. Enjoyed the food and atmosphere!

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Samantha was outstanding! She had reccomendations for food and drinks and her personality made for a lovely time!

Thanks Sam!

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