Last night, I finally got to cross off another restaurant on my ever growing list, I went to Home of the Brave. I knew I would be eating on King West last night and everything about this menu made me pretty excited. I usually know what I’m going to eat when I go to a restaurant, I hate when the menu isn’t posted online but I had a hard time deciding at this place.

We started with the crab cakes. They were pretty good, the sauce was really light (I prefer a heavy sauce with my crab cakes). They were quite “meaty” and had a nice flavour.

crab cakes home of the brave
crab cakes

Next, we got the corn bread. I love corn bread, particularly when bacon is in the same sentence. This bread came sitting in a sauce covered in garlic and bacon. The only thing was, it was really spicy, which I wasn’t expecting because nothing on the menu indicated that it would be spicy. I wasn’t able to tell if it was the sauce or the bread that was actually spicy but take note, this had a kick.

corn bread home of the brave
the spicy corn bread

And finally for my main, I had the chicken and waffles. The waffles were delicious, I love fluffy, carby things and these sourdough waffles were definitely that. The fried chicken was fried chicken and the maple glaze all over it was quite sweet. Not necessarily a bad thing, but something to keep in mind if you don’t have a sweet tooth.

chicken and waffles home of the brave
chicken and waffles

I’d give home of the brave 3.5/5, I do see myself going back in the future, they have some good looking specials (I really want to the deep dish pizza) and like a fool, I didn’t save room for ice cream sandwiches, something I would definitely want to try next time. The atmosphere was very casual, and for a Tuesday night, it got pretty busy around 7pm. The meal for two people including a few beers came to around $95 before tip.

Have you been to home of the brave? What did you think?


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