The Deane House

Burger : Captain’s burger ($13.95) — an Alberta ground chuck patty topped with aged white cheddar cheese tomato jam double smoked bacon and watercress on a toasted brioche kaiser bun.

Sides : Choice of soup of the day a fruit cup potato wedges or a salad. I was presented with some fresh warm scones before my meal.

Atmosphere : Here’s a fun fact: The Deane House named after Captain Richard Deane is currently at its third location. Originally built on the other side of the Elbow River in 1906 the converted house is an interesting restaurant with beautiful gardens. On my visit I was seated "outside" on a windowed patio with a great view of the river.

Menu : The options are fairly lean — soups salads scones sandwiches and a few meat dishes as well as daily fresh baked pies. There is a monthly lamb special a blue cheese burger that sounded great and an intriguing brunch menu.

Decision : At first I was worried about the lack of spread on the top and bottom of the bun but there was ample tomato jam in the middle to ensure that each bite was moist. The tomato jam was thick and sweet and the watercress was an interesting departure from lettuce. I would increase the size of the patty by an ounce or two to offset the lack of accessories. I wasn’t blown away by the Captain’s burger but it certainly wasn’t a bad experience.

I think The Deane House would be a really nice place to take your grandmother (or grandmotherish type) knowing that you can get a decent burger while she dines on scones and tea.

Next Up : Original Joe’s Westwinds 305-3690 Westwinds Dr. N.E.

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