Toronto Star writer Robert Taylor was disappointed when he sampled the Dutch Sisters Inn’s Thanksgiving dinner in 1959. While he enjoyed his appetizers, he found the steak rolade (described as “tender steak dressed with bacon and onions”) was “tender and tasteless and cold.” Also not winning raves: roast potato (“soggy”), fruit cup (“looked like the stodgy canned product”), and apple strudel (“soggy and tasteless’). He reasoned that, because of all of the raves he had heard about the Dutch Sisters Inn, the restaurant was either short staffed due to the holiday or having an off night.
Lake Shore Boulevard West, looking east, circa 1961. City of Toronto Archives, Series 1464, File 5, Item 5.