* wife ordered burger on lettuce (gluten intolerant) came out on a bun
* replacement burger was raw (mine was slightly pink which is ok) - food safety issue
* ordered beer, they were changing the keg. Ok. No prob. Beer came out 25-30 mins later
* kid got a kids meal with ice cream sandwich which came out completely melted - food safety issue
* they comped us the burger (good), but discounted it $14 instead of the $16.50 it actually cost
I asked to speak to manager, and to her credit she comped the meal, but it was still a terrible experience. 1's across the board.
I went there for dimsum today with family and the restaurant served us SPOILED FOOD. It was completely disgusting. I found a hair inside a shrimp dumpling and THE MANAGER told me that it was my hair. I found it cooked inside the dumpling and pulled it out of the dumpling right in front of him. I used to love going here and the food used to be good, so I ordered what I normally did. I got three different types of shrimp dumplings and they were ALL SPOILED. I told the manager and he said that we should have told him earlier but we just tried it because it came out late. When we informed the manager he actually yelled at us and said that we should have told him earlier even though we waited over an hour for our food and it had just arrived.. This restaurant has seriously gone down hill and it's not recommended, because they serve spoiled food, and they offer horrible service.
It had been awhile since we have been to Hamilton Street Grill. They have a special promotion for the month of June - $20.00 for a Peppercorn Strip Loin with potatoes and vegetables. It is very good value. The steak is 8 – 10 oz. and was perfectly cooked and the vegetables were very good. The regular menu is a bit on the pricey side for the atmosphere. The restaurant is in Yaletown though so the rent in this area is pretty high. We shared an order of garlic butter shrimp with garlic toast and they were good. It was a very generous serving but as my husband said it was good but not great.
The service was good. The wine was topped up during the course of our meal but we just felt very rushed. The server also checked to see that our meals were satisfactory. We had just finished our appetizer and the steak was put on the table immediately. I felt it may have been sitting under a heat lamp waiting for us to finish our meal as my steak was lukewarm. We would just finish a dish and it would be taken away within a minute.
They charge fine dining prices but the setting is not really a fine dining venue. It is more of a casual dining ambiance. I would return and use my entertainment coupon or if they had a good promotion but I do feel that otherwise they are a bit overpriced for what they offer.
The evening we were dined there were only 6 tables occupied whereas the restaurant next door was packed with customers.
We were picking friends up in New West/Burnaby for dinner last Friday and they wanted to try something different so I searched for ethnic restaurants in the area and found the Abyssinia. Not many reviews but mostly good and in any event it's tough to go wrong with Ethiopian food so I made a reservation for 6 at 6. Parking is thin on Edmonds but we found a spot on the side street. The restaurant is small with seating for about 25 and it is tucked back from the street with a small patio in front. There was only one other table with a couple Ethiopian guys eating so we likely didn't need to make a reservation although it did secure us a large table at the window.
The sole Ethiopian hostess turned out to also be the cook but she was very friendly and had no problem getting us drinks, making recommendations and helping us select the right amount of food before retreating to the kitchen to prepare it. We ordered 2 vegetarian platters, 2 meat and veggie platters, a lamb Tibis and a signature beef Kitfo, all shared on a large Injera bread platter. We ordered some Tej (honey wine) and a couple Ethiopian beers for drinks to start.
Two of our friends had never had Ethiopian food and they were very impressed with the whole concept of sharing and eating with your fingers and pieces of Injera. Overall the food was excellent, a bit spicier than other Ethiopian restaurants we've eaten at but nothing we couldn't handle. The lamb Tibis was especially good and spicy and we fought over the last bit of the creamed spinach. Total bill for 6 with drinks and tip was $130 so it's good value. We highly recommend the Abyssinia.
Incredible food and atmosphere. The owners and staff are extremely kind and generous. Lots of vegan options too! Best veggie salad rolls I have ever had, could eat them every day. Veggie pho, buddha bowls, and rice dishes are all delicious as well. It's always a good experience. Definitely recommended, Dine here!!!
I often used to go here for lunch when I was going to school I went with Dad when he was home from working out of town and my Mom was at work my Mom and I came here lots I always enjoyed the chicken with French fries and corn on the cob and also a chicken burger. .
I have purchased pastries from here twice, and both times they were outstanding. There are suddenly a lot of pastry shops opening, and few are as good as Cadeaux. The presentation is beautiful and the taste is wonderful. The first time I had a kind of peanut butter filled pastry, but by "peanut butter" I am only referring to the flavour of the filling. The second time I had chocolate covered vanilla cheesecake, and I can say I have never had better. Highly recommended, and don't be put off by the location, which is an area that is rapidly changing.
Came here for a quick weekend lunch. I tried the Chef Hung in Richmond when it opened and was wondering how this location would be.
Service is excellent, tea is always topped up but the food is sub par. Ordered Champion Beef noodle soup, dumplings, and cold cucumbers to start.
Broth lacks depth in the beef soup, noodles are chewy which I like. Dumplings are just average and the cold cucumbers tasted like pickles and wasn't worth the $5.
I think one reviewer said it best a long time ago, If that is what the champion noodles soup is, I seriously question the merits of that contest.
At first when we heard about this restaurant we remembered bad reviews and unpleasant food, however, they have changed chefs and now chef Gerry and his kitchen crew are absolutely fantastic! Upon being seated, the atmosphere was pleasant with a nice dining layout, traditional Italian music lightly playing in the background, and nicely lit focal points such as the bar area and traditional decor. As we opened our menus we were delighted to see such a vast variety of wines and liqueurs, we were surprised that the poor Italian had such a vast variety to choose from and it was definitely a change of pace from our usual watering holes. Secondly, we observed on the table a promotion of special pastas offered on pasta nights and a seafood festival coming up in June. We were super excited and had been telling all our friends and family about this event. As we began to skim through our menus, we noticed a stocky older Italian man with salt and peppered hair tending to other tables. I'm guessing he must've been a manager or something. As we were looking at our menus he was servicing other tables and his attitude was just appaling. How could a manager speak to customers in such a entitled "I'm the boss" mentality is beyond me. He was rude, unappealing, and worst of all had his fingers in the food when carrying dishes to the tables. I was absolutely disgusted with not only his attitude and personality, but poor service skills and demeanour. If he is the owner he definitely needs to stay out of the restaurant, and if he's just a manager he definitely needs to be let go of, I'd expect such a classy upscale fine Italian restaurant to show a little more class when hiring personnel to be the front lines of your establishment. By now I had already lost my appetite but decided to give the food a shot, to start off we ordered the carpaccio which came as expected but was delicious none the less. Followed by the antipasto misto which had a assortment of Italian meats, cheeses, and olives enjoyed with bread and traditional olive oil with balsamic vinegar. Next came priuschutto wrapped cantelopes and calamari which was absolutely fantastic! A genuine taste with amazing attention to detail and flavours accentuating the natural flavours of the key ingredients and not heavily seasoned to mask errors. I was pleasantly surprised with the appetizers and had regained my appetite thanks to the kitchen staff. As we finished our appetizers the bussing staff was quick to remove and clear empty dishes from the table and the waiters were quick to help us pour our wine and waters even though we had bottles at our table and could've done so ourselves. This was a very classy touch. But again mr MANAGER had to walk around with his entitled attitude and nose stuck up in the air to offer anything to us let alone bringing us more desired bread. We had asked him twice to but he mumbled something under his breath to the words of "you don't f*cking need it" or "I don't f*cking need this".... Either which is just as bad... I am not deaf and know what I heard and will NEVER return to this restaurant. I am NOT fat or obese if that is what he was implying, and if he doesn't need this he definitely will NEVER get my service EVER again. Our table spent upwards of $500 for dinner which isn't cheap to be served by people like this?! You've GOT to be kidding. We had told all our family and friends to attend the upcoming seafood festival but will be telling them otherwise!! No way will they be getting our patronage or service let alone our referrals. The food was delicious but definitely not worth being belittled by the manager in the front by the bar. They had lost our respect and impression. All in all for a classy establishment such as the poor Italian trying to serve fine dining and delicious food, you could really use a makeover in the front head of staff position. The only thing dragging this place down is the "mr. Entitled" manager with the salt and pepper hair who looks like HE doesn't need it.
Easily the best BBQ I've had in Vancouver. In fact, it is on the same level as highly regarded restaurants I've visited in Texas and New Orleans. I can't give a higher compliment than that. As for BBQ restaurants in Seattle and Calgary that I've tried, Dixie's is on another planet. There is love and attention to detail in this food. For example, they use three kinds of wood in the smoker. We tried the brisket, ribs, and a regular link. All perfect as were the coleslaw, potato salad and pickle sides. Pecan pie with maple whipped cream was excellent. The staff were very friendly, attentive and enthusiastic about the BBQ wonders on offer. Portions and prices are very fair. Look forward to returning. Highly recommended!
Coming to Miku is always a phenomenal experience. Everything, from the location, to the food (the sushi quality is unmatched) and the staff that simply make you feel at home makes it one of my favourite restaurants. You never get that pretentious feel that you get at other fine dining restaurants - kudos to the staff for making that happen.
We had a reservation for five and got to sit on the patio. The view from here of the water front and harbour is great, especially during this time of the year. Great place to take someone if they are from out of town.
As for the food, presentation here is everything. The Miku Zen is something I always go for when I come for lunch, as it has a bit of everything. Something like that of a bento box, but much fancier of course. 5 types of rolls, with their aburi sushi being the best. Also some miso soup and appys. Their appetizers and lunch options are something you want to stick to because they do it very well.
Personally I enjoy it when a restaurant has good quality home cooked style cuisine. This place definitely had authentic Indian cuisine. And by 'home-cooked' I don't mean bland and lacking in taste, but rather simple and not bad enough that you have to increase your gym time and go lean for the next week.
The aloo gobi and garlic naan alone are worth coming here for. The gobi, which is cauliflower served in a mix with potatoes and Indian spices, is delicious. Not an uncommon dish but I really like how they make it here. The garlic naan is also out of this world fluffy.
And while honestly this is not the best Indian food i've ever had, it is still very enjoyable. Or maybe I've just had the best of the best when it comes to Indian food.
First off, if you are considering going, don't dilly dally- make a reservation. There are 3 seatings and certain rules/expectations. All is explained when you reserve and you really should as there are only 10 seats huddles round the counter while you watch the chef dazzle. There is no soy sauce, alcohol, rolls.
You can order à la carte but the omakase menus are the way to go. We tried both the $40 and $60 menu delight. All sushi is prepared right in front of your eyes and there is a process. Chef brings out the pieces of fish in a certain order to allow for room temperature and then the magic happens.
He slices the fish with such skill that there are no knife marks in the 'chopping' board. The rice is prepared authentically you can essentially taste each grain. The sauces and condiments are added to perfection - nothing else is needed. His wife is on hand at the start to take your order, provide hot hot tea (yay) and at the end when you get your bill. It's a very tight knit operation that flows well.
I would say that if you have time, go for dessert - a little something is needed to round off the meal.
Longtail has been on my list of 'must-try' for a while and perhaps perusing the website had boosted my expectations higher than they should have been.
Whilst I wasn't disappointed with the flavours, I was with the portion size, and cost. I half expected the prices to be on par with Granville Island or Lonsdale but they were closer to fine dining without the service and ambiance.
Ordered a pad Thai with prawns - flavours and texture meshed well. The three prawns were just three prawns and well I wanted more. Considering it cost $12, and you're eating out of a paper container, I don't think it's too much to ask for. We also had the roti with peanut sauce for $5, not bad, peanut sauce was better than anticipated. I think I would have enjoyed it more had I not seen the same person taking my cash, then immediately touching the roti to fry.... Wings were good and the tea from the tea is pretty good.
The skinny on this place: great flavours, small portions, high price.
Worst service of any restaurant I have ever been to. Server was horrible but tip was included so she did not have to come by. Food was great but service was non existant. Didn't even bother to take desert order. Found server in back to get bill.
We were a group of four and wanted a normal lunch without hassles. The waitress's were in a surly mood as
one gal's was late and none of the others appeared to help each other. We were forgotten and then we noticed others that were seated after us had ordered and already got their food. We called a gal over and asked what the #$%@ was happening with our original waitress. She ended up being the hostess and forgot to tell the waitress's that we needed our orders taken. HAD to ask for coffee refills, had to ask for water, had to ask for desert menu. The actual meals were just ok and seemed to take a long time to deliver. NOT A BUSY DAY EITHER.
There are so many choices in South Surrey and this place is now OFF THE LIST.
With coffees and one dessert $75.00 . NOT WORTH IT FOLKS!
I am new to the Fraser valley and I found this place by accident. I am so happy I did. I came in to a fairly busy night. I found a table for my wife and I in the corner, we were treated very well by the waitress and she was attentive to us considering how busy she seemed to be. I ordered a stuffed Yorkie appetizer and my wife had these rattlesnake bites. I loved them both so much I looked like I must have not eaten in a week eating mine and picking of hers back and forth..so damn good.i ordered a spicy chicken club and she ordered this inside out dynamite roll salad. I devoured mine and she wasnt touching hers..it was too pretty to eat she tells me. I dove in and tried it..tasted better than any dynamite roll I've had..these guys are legit. Just for shits and giggles we asked for a dessert menu..we were so full and I just wanted to see what else they could do... homemade cheesecake to die for..my waitress tells us the chef makes a new one every other week..this one was a captain morgans snores ...so full and we both finished that plate too..best I've ever had. I am so happy to find this place, and we will be back..and we will both get fat. But for food like this it's understandable. I'm gonna have to meet this Jack guy soon and shake his hand, or punch him for making such great food that will go straight to our love handles.
While I've not been to a Sammy's in a long time I assumed they would have at least had proper training in service..I was so so wrong. First I sit at the bar, around the steroid muscle-bound douchebags that seem to have some kind of in to the server staff, boyfriends or whatever. I try to get the attention of my so called bartender for a drink...well far too busy dealing with said roof monkeys about how much dressing they had on a salad..I finally got a beer..flat but cold. Then after asking for a food menu I was appalled on the prices in a place so much like a cactus/brown social house clone. I ordered a steak bite appetizer.. deep fried to carbon. Sent it back and didn't need another one. I was going to order the 22 dollar chicken fajita just for shits and giggles , alas my so called server was far too busy to talk to me..I guess I wasn't roided out enough for her liking. I won't be back.
We had a wonderful breakfast at Tommy’s. It is a very small restaurant so the lineup seems to start very early on the weekend. When we left at 9:00 there was already a lineup. Service is efficient and quick. Coffee is self serve. I had the Mediterranean scramble, eggs scrambled with fresh tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese and onions. It was served with fried potatoes toast and tzatziki sauce on the eggs. My husband had waffles with bacon, fried eggs and potatoes. It was all very good.
There is only 1 washroom and if you are handicapped it might be challenging for you as you have to climb 2 stairs to get to it and the toilet is right in front of the sink. I do mean right in front, if you bend over while you are on the toilet you will probably bump your head on the sink.
It had many families when we were there. It is really a bustling scene but the food and service is very good.
There's something about a place that tells you to reverse before you come and we did just the opposite. Strolling around Ambleside looking for some quick bite that was not too over our budget and this was one of the three we were considering. We decided to check this one out as the others would be second and third time visiting. This place is great even when you are trying to stay on the lean side of your diet. While talking to the waiter trying to figure out whether we should wait for a table or go next door, the smell really convinced us. At least me. The fish masala we had was actually an invention of theirs to make their waistline conscious friends feel a little better. The vegetables with some sort of a nut gravy was alright but good enough for me to not feel self-conscious later on. We've been back twice in the past month, and both times service was impeccable. Very different from your typical Indian curry houses, but then again, its West Vancouver.
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