Dinner Visit: G&P Steakhouse

If you read the blog regularly, you know that I’m usually visiting restaurants alone and at lunch. My husband works out of town, so when he’s back in town, he’s usually looking for home cooking (either of us as chef) or Panda Panda Noodle House. (You’d think I was being paid for all these mentions – but I’m not. It’s just our fave.)

So there are some notable restaurants that I have not been to because of their hours. G&P Steakhouse is one of them.

I want to preface this post with a bit of a grain of salt. I didn’t like my meal at G&P. However, I was lucky to be dining with a friend and my husband that night, and both of their dishes were pretty remarkable.

So if I had gone alone, like usual, I would have walked away pretty disappointed. I would have tried to find the good in the rest of the experience and written a fairly underwhelming blog post that wouldn’t be indicative of the restaurant.

If you’re unhappy with my posts, good or bad, just remember that I’m often one person having one meal with one set of expectations and taste buds. I just want a place to keep track of all my meals and a place where we can get together and talk about Yukon food.

So, G&P.

Let’s get my complaint out of the way. I ordered duck. It was undercooked. So chewy it was difficult to eat. I didn’t finish it, nor did I bring it home with me. Though I realized afterwards, I should have. I could have even seared it in some duck fat I have in the fridge.

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The other meals were considerably better. We started with the fire-roasted bavette and crispy calamari. I think the calamari were my favourite item of the meal (but I had really been jonesing for them, even before we got there).

My husband got the prawn and scallop skillet and our friend had fish. I was a big fan of the skillet, if only because I love butter.

The space was nice – smaller than I expected. Disappointingly, we were seated at the bar even though there were tables open the entire time we were there. Maybe some late cancelled reservations?

I have been told on more than one occasion to try to pizza there. We did see an order pass us by. It wasn’t the thin-style pizza that I loved at Bocelli’s but it looked worth a try next time.

(No, I didn’t stop the server for a photo!)

Likelihood of return visit: I keep meaning to find the best pizza in town, so probably.

Recommended dish: Crispy Calamari

Tripadvisor: #11 of 91 Restaurants in Whitehorse

G&P Steakhouse, 209 Main Street, Whitehorse, Yukon

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