We went with 2 of my friends last Friday to this location.
There seems to be a new ownership at this location with new staff
And much better food and service than before. i tried their food once before.
We decided to try their sandwiches.
We are very glad we did .. Amazing .. Amazing sandwiches, nothing like you had before.
I tried their spicy chicken wrap with coleslaw and their specialty sauce, topped with veggies
OMG what a taste , I am craving it as I am writing this review.
My friend had the polled pork sandwich on ciabatta bread.
He was just enjoying every bite..
We were also given free samples of other sandwiches
Plus they offered us all free drinks, which we never expected.
We are going back with more friends next week.
And I will take some pictures and do another review.
ok, first, my review is based from nostalgia and also value.
this place is not expensive and so my expectations for their quality, variety and food style will also be in line with the price you pay which is only $11 for lunch and $15 for dinner.
this is a hearty buffet, with down to earth, non-pretentious cooking.
dont expect five star, fancy gourmet. the foods they push out are very basic, but they do it very well.
fried chickens, fries, king a la cart, etc - your basic comfort foods.
the quality is good, fresh but because of the ingredients sitting on the hot plates, it doesn't matter how fresh they start, eventually the heat will take its toll.
you go to uncle willy for the atmosphere and old-fashioned canadian / american cooking, you know the kind you see in family magazines back in the 80's - corn bread, pasta, stuff that's on the fresh prince and the cosby's.
roast beef, cakes, ice cream, salads, your usual food court fares, but just slightly better.
good place to try, but definitely not for the picky eaters.
My husband and I came after work. Sat on the "patio" - beautiful glass enclosure and awesome view of the river etc. In a great location with awesome new developments. The buiding itself is spectacuclar - great reclaimed wood, concrete, etc. That's sadly where it ends. What a thud for the amount of money someone shelled out.
Thud 0ne - unisex bathrooms are cutesy and trendy - but I don't want to go to the bathroom and smell man piss on the floor. Thanks anyway.
The menu - I looked and looked and looked again - I could NOT find anything remotely that interested me to order. Olives? Um no thanks. Hot nuts? Cute. The waitress mentioned the "special" burger that was lamb and a bunch of other items. I joked to my husband that I'd order that except hold everything except for the bun and the cilantro. It was like they look my list of everything I hate and put in on one burger.
I did not get the food. Plus all the burger were $12-14 PLUS and sides were extra - no fries or anything included. WOW. We had one drink and left and ate elsewhere. It was more than half empty on a Friday night, so it looks like a lot fo people did the samething
Wow - did Capstone go under new management? The mean Asian lady was no longer there. We walked in today with fantastic service! Was so blown away. I only go there because of the Groupon deal, but now I'm thinking I would go back more often. I hope it is under new management as I loved what I saw today. We had two main servers helping us today and both of them were amazingly nice.
I have been on mediocre terms with this place before, but this time REALLY blew me away. If this service keeps up, I definitely recommend everyone to go!
Went with four other people for the first time. We ordered the crab cakes, fish and chips, and burgers and it all was mediocre at best. To put it into perspective, White Spot is 100% better (and cheaper). We won't be dining her again. The service was great and the restaurant is more than charming. But it all comes down to the food and how it tastes in the final analysis.
Went out after my friend's choir concert in Vancouver. My friends raved about the place but didn't seem that special to me.
-It was way too loud inside, hard to hear each other when talking.
-My food was okay but nothing special. Actually I got kind of sick of it and decided to stop eating it because I felt it wasn't seasoned well, tasted very plain.
-The portions are pretty generous. I did notice that the nachos came in a HUGE portion which was nice. My friends loved them, so nachos here are good.
-Price was okay for a bar in Vancouver, but I think I spent too much for food that was pretty plain tasting.
Overall I had a mediocre experience and would have rather spent my money elsewhere.
My friends and I came here last night. Had the nachos, hummus, fondu and sangria. The prices aren't bad for Vancouver restaurants and the food is pretty amazing. Nachos were great, loaded with beans, jalapenos and corn with guacomole, sour cream and salsa on the side. The cheese on the nachos was generous and not too dry. The hummus was super garlicy and the best I've ever tasted. Fondu was good, it's hard to mess up chocolate and fruit. Sangria was yummy, had lots of fruits in it. The portions are fairly large, what we ordered was all enough to fill the 5 of us. The music is just a bit too loud though, I had a hard time hearing what my friends were saying and vice versa.
Overall satisfied, would definitely eat here a second time.
I came for some standard pasta fare, and saw they had a new chef special. I asked, and they said it was lobster fennel ravioli that day. For 12.95. So I ordered it, and I was not disappointed. It was good. Place looks nice, a little rustic for my taste though. The service was okay, I got my food and drink quick enough.
This place has gone through its fair share of ups and downs. The prices have slowly creeped up and up as they have decided to cater more towards tourists. In the past we were greeted by grim looking staff at the front door that acted as if we were a bother. We have lived on the North Shore for many years and this was not just our experience, it was the experience of many others. Today we were greeted by cheery staff with friendly smiles. We got good seats but that is about it. The lunch menu is very limited and pricey. As an example, a small bowl of mussles is now about 23 dollars not including tip. 3 small pieces of cheese and a few crackers is about 18 dollars without tip. If you don't believe, check the menu. The sandwiches have grown smaller over the years, although still tasty. The service was real slow. The best thing about today was the staff so that is an improvement. We will check back again in another few months and provide another update. I do not think they can last much longer with the smaller sized meals, the limited selection and the expensive price points. Will see.
We went on a Sunday late AM for brunch/lunch. It was quiet. My wife had breakfast and for $10 it was good. I had the burger and poutine for $15+. Pretty good although the gravy was out of a package and the potatoes starchy. Also pricey for what you get. Service was friendly but sparing. Perhaps they were getting ready for the day. This, of course, is far different than when it was a dump with the reno and all but it did have a lot of character before. Now it's just a nice looking pub, like all the others. If I'm in the area I may go back but would never make a point of it.
I have never been to this restaurant before, even though I always drive pass this place. Until recently, I moved home and this place is just two minutes away from my home. So one day I decided to take my family there for dinner. We were greeted by an enthusiastic waiter who recommended us a lot of dishes. In the end, my family and I ended up ordering a plate of honey garlic chicken wings, the Peking duck wraps and the meat from the duck was turned into fried rice. The honey garlic wings was extremely tasty, the skin was crispy with honey garlic sauce over them. While the Peking duck was also good, the duck's skin was crispy as well. Finally, the shredded duck fried rice was just average. Overall, the food does indeed taste good, with large amount of portion at an affordable price. I will definitely return for more Chinese food!
Ok, so I used a Group for this place, therefore got $15 off my food. But I have to admit, that even without the Groupon it was still a pretty good deal.
I came in on Tuesday the 7th of May right when the pub opened. It was empty, but what do you expect on a Tuesday morning?
I went and sat at the upper part of the pub / restaurant and my waitress of course give me a while to look at the menu. Since I had the groupon, I had decided to order both entree and an appetizer.
For Appetizer, I rodered the buffalo chicken wings, and for entree I ordered a double burger (Light Mayonaisse) and fries and a Pepsi to drink. My appetizer of wings came out first and I thought they were delicious. They were average price. It was good.
When my entree came I was pleasantly surprised. The beef patties were huge....I was really suprised and they were flavourful....just honest to goodness delicious.....I couldn't even finish it off and had to take a quarter of it home. I couldn't believe how good the food was here.
Regular price would had been just under $28, but paid only $15 with the Groupon. I was happy and the service was great too. Will definatly return
The food at this establishment is great. But over the last couple months the food portions have been cut almost in half. I used to feel like a got good value there, now I dont feel that way. My Staff and I do not frequent there near as much as we used to now.
this korean japanese fusion style izakaya is offering free korean style fried chicken as grand opening promo..
also, ASAHI big boy promo as part of the grand opening celebration.
i dropped by today to try their food. good value menus.. kimchi fried rice was awesome. loved the free chicken
good ambiance, good service..attractive korean and chinese waitresses. ^^
Arrived with my wife at 8pm. Encouraged to see two large tables of Chinese diners evidently enjoying themselves. Ordered a set menu for $65 per head. For this we expected something really nice. Starter was mediocre. Main was not much better. While we were eating, the waiter brought a large trolley and cleared the 16 place settings from the next table onto the trolley. This trolley with dirty dishes and slop bucket remained next to our table for 20 minutes until we eventually complained and it was removed. At about 9:15 we each received a bowl of sweetened lentils/beans which we had not ordered. It was not to our taste and we did not eat it. We waited until 10 pm for our final 2 courses - a mango pudding and fresh fruits. These did not come and we finally asked for the bill. We explained that we could wait no longer and asked for an adjusted bill. It was reduced by $4 per person. We were told that the sweet lentils had been substituted for fresh fruit and that the mango pudding was priced at $4. No tip I'm afraid ...
Had somewhat high expectations for this place and left rather disappointed. Wild mushrooms with chevre had lots of sauce and oil, lacked in flavour and there was no salt or grind of pepper. There was NO puff pastry, as advertised, but was told that the tiny cheese crisp on top was puff pastry. It was not. Since the 2 tiny crostini did not even begin to suffice for the sauce I asked for made bread. Given 2 more tiny pieces of crostini...and not that willingly either. Kitchen was accomodating in serving us bouillabaise from the dinner menu; that came with bread...so they did have some on the premises after all! Plenty of seafood, also lots of potatoes and again, bland with no offer of pepper etc. I find that somewhat presumptuous, as some people like a little spice!
Decor is pleasant and maybe dinner is better, but I for one will not be rushing back.
So we stopped by on the weekend. I disagree with the person who said the patio was nice. Yuk - who wants to sit on a sidewalk beside the parking lot of a strip mall. So we went inside. I'd say this is the worst Brown's patio anywhere.
We were seated in a nice booth. I did not find the washrooms confusing. But, I guess I've been going to the bathroom for a while now. There are many restaurants where you have to walk by the bathroom to get the the kitchen - just logistics sometimes.
The drinks are the best part - their $4 house wine is great. I'm not sure why someone would be "shocked" by a $2.50 charge for tonic and lime - that's a standard price for pop in a restaurant as far as I know.
The blackedned halibut sandwich was delicious with plenty of fish - I upgraded to yam fries for $1 = well worth it, The cheese burger was said to be delicious too. We were not asked if we wanted dessert or anything else so we just paid and left. The food was good, but a little too high priced for what you got.
The staff was not very friendly and our waitress barely spoke to us at all and was very slow. I guess you can't have it all.
We lucked out and got there before a small line up began forming outside. It seems that some people get seated in a preferential sort of way but the staff were good. The food was a little pricey but pretty good. The location in the city is run down and the restaurant itself really is a dive, but in a good way. It has a cool retro feel and the customers are what you would expect to see along Commercial Drive which is cool. They are relying still on their debut on the Diners, Dives, and Dirt Holes. Once the novelty wears out, they will have to work a little harder and sharpen their pens around price points but overall, it was worth the trip over to this part of town.
The review posted below me is absolutely right! Pizza Garden is awesome. Lots of pizza places in the Lower Mainland, and being a pizza snob there's only a few I really dig. I wrote a review on their Smithe location in downtown Vancouver and I hadn't had the chance to try it again until I stopped into their New Westminster location. It's conveniently located right at the skytrain station, bonus.
Pizza Garden offers quite authentic tasting Neopolitan pizza and do it by the slice, and even offer delivery. I grabbed a couple of slices and a drink to go and it only came to $5! Their fior de latte cheese really makes the pizza, it melts perfectly in that wood fired oven and their brilliantly red tomato sauce is super fresh.
It's cool that you can get pizza of an 'upper crust' quality (pun completely intended) in New West without having to sit down for a restaurant meal that will cost you an arm and a leg. Pizza Garden has a nice thing going. It's been consistently great each time I've had it and I definitely will be having it time and time again.
I have been to this restaurant 3 times now and each time it was not that great, but the last time was THE WORST! Where to start? First off, when we arrived we were told that their deep fryer was not working today so there were a few things (on their one page menu) that we could not order. Also, due to the fact that they had just rolled out a brand new menu, they were out of a few things or didn't have a few things because they didn't get their shipment or something like that. As a side note, there were about 10 spelling mistakes on their "new menu" really, I am no English major—far from it in fact—but if I was going to print out a menu, I would be darn sure to proof read it before printing them off. Have they not heard of spell check?
Anyway...we were surprised to see that the new menu seemed to be mostly lunch type items, which is not how I like to order when I go for dinner. Who wants a wrap or a Rueben sandwich for a fancy dinner? I know none of the 5 people I was with did. Out of the meals we all ordered, no one thought that theirs was very good at all. Everyone said that they would not be back again. A couple of us shared the Pad Thai and a chickpea salad and I can say I would absolutely not be back for either of them. I woke up with the worse garlic/ginger breath ever after the Pad Thai (there's no ginger in Pad Thai people). And the "highly recommended by our waiter" (who for some reason seemed highly annoyed by our existence for some reason), was totally void of seasoning and acidity. The chickpeas were also a little al dente for our liking.
I could go on, but I am bored with this all now as it was just such a bad experience all around. So while the room is nice and open and clean the food and service were really not good. I will take a dark and dingy diner over a fancy one any day as the food and service are what really matter anyway.
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