Somehow, I had not been to this restaurant for a number of years, despite having very good experience previously. Recently, a friend invited me to dine here again, so I was very much looking forward to it. Despite the high expectations, this restaurant gave me a wonderful experience in every way. Every dish, from appetizers to main courses and desserts for all the dinner participants were outstanding. Service was attentive and just right. The decor seemed much the same as I remembered it but did not look old at all and provided a nice ambiance for the dinner. It was a most enjoyable meal for all, and I will definitely return before long.
I have had the displeasure of eating here, the place looks great, nice artwork on the walls, but the lady behind the counter (owner) was lecturing me on what I should be eating and what I need to change in my diet/lifestyle to be 'healthier'. If I had asked her for her opinion I wouldn't complain, but all I wanted was a healthy lunch. She then told me that drinking while eating was 'so bad' for me.(Don't sell drinks then) Again with the unsolicited advice... I was talked into trying the Vegan Nut cheese, and it tasted fine, something in the cheese made my tongue split. Almost like acid burn/peel. (and it took days to heal) Its too bad that the food was just mediocre, I was looking forward to having a healthy place to get my lunch/coffee. And even the next time I went in to get a salad, being a Vegan place you would think their salads would be amazing, but I can get the same salad anywhere else. Tomato, cucumber, a few nuts and dried cranberry. BORING! I will give it one more try, if they aren't living up to their name 'Gourmet Vegan' then I can honestly say I tried. Good luck Nut Tree Cafe. I honestly hope you get your game together.
What an i I say? When your weiner is bigger than your buns - that is never a bad thing. As for the ice cream it's ok - they are all ok. Even if a player " specializes" in ice cream none of them make it themselves. They all get big dairies like saputo or a agropur to make it in their factories and pack the mix in 20 l bags. The winner had the best recipe not a Specialization. The fries are stupid size and the pizza cemand edible
I have eaten here a few times over the last couple of years and have found the food to be excellent. The flavours are not as pronounced as at some other Thai places, but I find that they are more balanced. My last meal consisted of Beef Larb, Green Papaya Salad, and the Pannang curry. The portions size was good for the price and quality of the product was excellent. The ingredients were perfectly prepared and the balance between the spices was bang on. I find some places drown their papaya salad in fish sauce, which was not the case here, and the larb had a nice mix of citrus and heat. The Curry was rich and complex and again a good balance of spice and sweetness. I would also add that they do use tamarind in their Pad Thai...unlike a lot of the other Thai restaurants that use Ketchup.
It is a small place and yes the service can be a little spotty, but I have always had friendly and attentive service whenever I have been there...albeit a little slow at times. The décor is basic, but it is comfortable and definitely not stuffy.Not a place for a romantic date or big party, but a great place for a quiet tasty dinner.
Having traveled a fair bit throughout Thailand, I would say that this is the closest I have come in Vancouver to the flavours and quality that I encountered there. There is no such thing a "typical" Thai food. Every region has it's variations, but if there somewhere that comes close, it would here.
So I didn't give the Value and "Incredible" rating, because I did have their Chicken Strips and Fries and thought that was pricey (but good)
But their ice cream in really good.....I'll pay that price over McDonald's and Burger King....and it tastes better. Dairy Queen Ice Cream is better of course, but hey, they specialize in Ice Cream.
Their Hot Dogs.....OH MY GOSH.....$1.50 for a hot dog that size (and so delicious) and finally the wiener is actually bigger than the bun. Don't see that much. Go to 7 - Eleven and pay $3 something for a ok sized hot dog. $1.79 will get you a huge bun and puny hot dog at 7 - Eleven.
Ambiance for *DINING* sucks.....well it's a warehouse.
It's good though; if you do go shopping at Costco, don't leave without getting a hot dog and / or ice cream
Wake up TG! You must have spent all your money on renos and now have yo cheap out on the food. We have been loyal customers for 21 years and will not be back. My Greek taverna in Coquitlam is significantly cheaper and better.
First you used to have to wait on a friday or sat night if you had no resos. Not now- about 1/4 full at its peak on a sat night. Waitress was not great and a forgot parts of our food orders and had to be asked again. Then when we said we did not want dessert and ordered special coffees she brought some, forgetting one and the bill at the same time. Maybe we wanted more coffees after but she just wanted to go home. Just bad. The belly dancer was not very good and was bugging all the men repeatedly to dance with her even when they said no. Just because you want Greek food doesn't mean it's ok. To be harassed during your dinner. She couldn't even really dance.
The location and view is one star of this place and still is. The other was the food and now is not. It is over priced, under portioned and bland. The fettucini was huge but just noodles with what tasted like store bought sauce. Some some cheesy appy with veggies was over $10. About a 1/4 cup and came with one pita. The ribs were ok. The spanikopita was ok but slimy and the prawns in the souvlaki were not jumbo juice prawns which they should be for over $21 but small overlooked, almost burnt farmed Thailand prawns that you buy in bags at the grocery store. Terrible. All the dinners used to come with large super lemony potato quarters and enough rice to feed 3. A large Greek salad accompanied it. We got 3 mini roast potatoes two tablespoons of bland rice one pita and some tasteless tzatziki. The grek salad was served in a mini dessert cup. Oh and it cost and extra $1.95 to sub Caesar salad. The view is no longer worth it.
the steak sandwich was not good. very tough and dry cut of meat.it was on top of something which looked like a hotdog bun. maybe try one of the appetizers instead. the server was nice though. only went here once so maybe the next time will be better? The atmosphere was ok.
I have been seriously watching my food/beverage intake the past couple of months so thought I would treat myself to a couple of beer and something to eat at Steamworks last night. I got immediate service by the friendly bartender and after a little lingering over a beer or two I decided I would order something.
I remember an absolutely incredible lamb burger I had at another location awhile back. Fresh, juicy, an incredible garlic/feta sauce so as I looked over the menu at Steamworks the lamb burger jumped out at me.
Surely Steamworks could come up with something just as memorable. Not a chance.
The burger arrived after about twenty minutes or so. The first thing I noticed was the oversized pretzel bun.
It was huge. The meat inside, not so much. The lamb patty was neither plump nor juicy. If McDonalds made a lamb burger it would taste sort of like Steamworks. The patty was very dry with little taste. What a disappointment. There was no love in the making of this burger. I guarantee it was a frozen patty at one time.
Three beer and the lamb burger, $50.00 including tip.
We found the side room, where the noise level was reduced. The main pub area is very popular and there are lots of TVs showing sports. The side room was also filling up during our stay. We ordered a meat pie and a bison burger, both meals very enjoyable. The service was friendly and fast.
I have eaten here before and it was not as bad but never very good either. This time it was pretty well inedible. Maybe with spring break and no high school kids coming in to remove some of the food they just let it sit there and dry up. We threw most of it out after trying to stomach it. The fried rice that I ordered with it was easily the worst I've ever eaten, bar none. The guy serving couldn't put his phone down and some luckier potential customers walked away when they couldn't order. Should of clued in and walked away as well. The other place that serves soup and congee is always good and I normally order from them and will be from now on. Lesson learned.
We work in New West. Its always hard finding a place to take out lunch thats AMAZING. We have good lunches but this place is AMAZING! The waitresses at lunch are all super quick and on the ball. Always people sitting at tables and when they come up and pay you hear nothing but great things about the food. I believe its a family business of sorts. As I am typing this I am planning on my lunch order for today LOL.
Their CEVICHE is one of the best I have ever had. And to be able to get it for lunch and enjoy it in the office is a total joy. Lots of lime and avacado, its wonderful.
NACHOS! To Die For! The price is beyond amazing and its fantastic. BURRITOS and ENCHILLADAS are on point. Homemade Guac and the Pico is stellar. Cant say enough good things about this restaurant. Give it a try!
Based on the foregoing review, we headed to this outlet on Monday. I knew the head office was here but not till I read this review did I realize that they sold chocolate. Yes, the bags of 'seconds / misshapes' are well worth the value. We stumbled out of there with 6 POUNDS of chocolate for the princely sum of $20. I was extraordinarily popular at the office the following day. They also sell their regular stock out of this venue also which we took advantage of in light of Easter looming on the horizon. Recommend a wee jaunt to this part of Burnaby if you are a fan of chocolate!
We went to the pub for pizza and a burger,pizza was ok,but the burger was horrible,,it was the mad Greek burger,,the tomato in the burger was rotten and mushy,we are also food critics , we showed the server and she did not seem to care,that tells us its a common problem and they just be quiet ,,I know the owner is very cheap when it comes to buying tomatoes,,he buys the the ones that are over ripe and mushy just to save a few bucks and has been doing that for many years to cut corners,,but in reality he is damaging his reputation,,so anyone who eats there don't get anything that has tomato in it or you will be very disappointed,,to sum this up don't be cheap and buy # 1 produce,,not the spoiled produce from white rock supplier you are dealing with.
I've been to Smile Thai at least a dozen times and have nothing bad to say about it. The portions are a good size and the food is fantastic. They do take out too - what else is there to say? FINALLY great Thai in Maple Ridge!
Three of us hit the Trattoria for our first time around 6 pm on a Friday. Only a few tables were occupied so we were seated promptly. Marble tabletops and red and white checkered dinner napkins are the main decorative nods to an Italian Trattoria. It looked like a good place to hang with a group of friends over drinks after work and small groups drifted in while we ate dinner.
The brief menu focuses on pastas and pizzas with some side and dinner salads/antipasto and breaded veal/chicken dishes. Waiter didn't mention any specials so we chose off the menu. Service was very attentive and the food arrived promptly so full marks for service.
But we were a bit disappointed with the food. My Caesar starter salad was nice, crisp and garlicky so that was a good start. But I was halfway through my linguine carbonara before I realized the bitter aftertaste I was detecting was burnt garlic and not just a sharp cheese. The prosciutto pizza that one tablemate ordered had a lovely slightly charred thin crust but the sauce was pronounced bland and the prosciutto and cheese were just dropped cold on the hot pizza . A minute back in the pizza oven would have warmed and crisped up the prosciutto and melted the mozza. The spaghetti and signature meatballs that our other tablemate had was well executed but the marinara sauce was also quite bland, likely the same sauce used on the pizza. We're used to more kick in our Italian food so that was a little disappointing.
Three entrees, a Caesar salad and an iced tea came to $82 with tip so the value without alcohol is decent.
I had bought a groupon so thought i would try this place. I must say that the donair were really good. I had the chicken one. The person serving me did not speak english well but he understood what i wanted. It tasted really good. It was not a bad deal. They also had many specials and this would include fries and pop. Not bad for lunch. I will go back and try them again
This is not a restaurant, it is a chocolate factory. They have an amazing deal where you can buy bags of factory seconds, 4 for $20 dollars. These are big bags with 20+ pieces of chocolate in each bag.
They also sell all of the other chocolates at the same type of mall prices you would find at a fancy chocolate store. I like them better than purdies, and the factory seconds simply cannot be beat in pure value.
Here is a small CASH only coffee shop. They have fancy coffees, pastries and gluten free pastries as well as cold drinks.
Most drinks are either 1 or 2 dollars. They are non profit, run by the church. A great place to spend some time, where everybody knows your name! Free wifi.
Girl friend suggested we try this Rmd restaurant after work Monday. Had craving for wonton noodle soup and steamed gai lan with oyster sauce. The shrimp wontons were enormous.. stuffed with lots of shrimp. Almost the size of dim sum steamed beet meatballs. Comes with noodles and soup for $5.75. Terrific value. Quite an extensive menu and very well priced. The gai lan was perfectly done and cut to management size. Would definitively go back again and again.
The Peking Duck was recommended and sure enough, it did not dissappoint. How can anyone fault a well done peking duck? The wrappers had the right thickness, although they are a little small for my liking, while the duck was cut too thick, as though they counted how many people were in the party and just cut enough for one chunk of duck meat for one wrapper each. The dining experience felt somewhat budgeted and skimpy from that moment on. The rest of the food was ok, not memorable at all. I have tasted crabs done better in most other Chinese restaurants.The presentation of the steamed fish was awful, It was a mess put together to resemble a fish. So all in all, the service was allright but the kitchen has to step up on their side of the business.
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