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Ebo

4331 Dominion Street
Burnaby, BC V5G1C7
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Excellent evening at EBO
By VJB of abbotsford (171 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 25, 2016 - 10:48am [Dine in]

We had a wonderful evening at EBO. It is beside the casino but is far enough away that you do not get the loud noise of slot machines etc. from the casino. We parked in the parking garage for the casino and had to walk through the casino to get to the restaurant but the casino was not smoky as so many casinos are. The hostess was very pleasant. The room is very dark with the wood paneling and the furniture was also very dark. It is any open kitchen so you can see the meals being prepared. Our server Bridgette was very good. She explained that the kitchen was very open to substitutions so if there was anything on the menu that we wanted to make adjustments to the kitchen was definitely open to suggestions. Bridgette than told us some of her favorite items on the menu and left us to peruse the menu. Bread is not offered with the meal so we ordered a basket of cheese bread to start. It was delicious, served hot and crusty with the cheese nicely browned and melted into the bread. Yummy. For main courses we both went with a couple of Bridgette’s suggestions. I had the 10 oz. rib steak. It was cooked to perfection served with a peppercorn sauce, potato puree, mushrooms (a very generous portion), onion ring and asparagus. My husband had the sablefish. He said it was one of the best sablefish that he has had. The exterior was carmelized, with a black pepper jam but the fish was perfectly cooked and nice and moist. It was served with Chinese rice with Chinese sausage that he was also raving about. For $27.00 it was very reasonable for the quality of the dish. After we finished our meal, Bridgette placed 2 dessert dishes on our table and said she had a surprise for us. She then presented us with a complimentary dessert platter with raspberry mousse cake, chocolate mousse cake and red velvet cupcake. What a lovely gesture. When she presented the bill we also received lollipops consisting of white chocolate with slivered almonds and dark chocolate with dried fruit. During the course of the meal one of the chefs – Harry – also stopped by our table ask about our experience and asked for our input. He mentioned that the menu will be changed over the next couple of months. My husband told him that whatever they do they must keep the sablefish on the menu.
It is a real gem. Sometimes when you try a new place your expectations are high and you are fortunate if your expectations are met. EBO exceeded our expectations. We would definitely return and recommend to others.

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Not spectacular - but solid.
By lindarose of Vancouver (172 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 8:46pm [Dine in]

A friend took me here for an early dinner (before 7:00 PM). It was just the two of us (no kids).

It was nice to be able to have somewhat upscale food "East Of Boundary" aka "EBO", and not have to venture way west into Vancouver and pay outrageous gas and parking.

Anyways, a little about the location - it is in the Grand Villa Casino on Dominion in Burnaby (what use to be a Sheraton Landmark Hotel). The restaurant is on the 2nd floor of the establishment. One does not have to go through the casino to get to it.

I noticed that there was a hand sanitizer station near the inside entrance of the building. Although this is a good thing to have - it is only beneficial if housekeeping staff actually ensure that it is filled with hand sanitizer. It looked like it had been out of sanitizer for a while. It was bone dry.

We went up the escalator to the 2nd level. EBO was to the right. The waitstaff hostess were both friendly and appropriately dressed. We couldnt' get a window seat (as they were reserved) - but we opted for an out -of -the way table. The ambiance was a little dim - although tasteful - I really wanted to window to have a slightly brighter ambiance -as the colours were mostly burgandies and browns. The tables side by side - but adequately spaced apart.

The bread offered with the meal was delicious. Water glasses were kept filled. I ordered the lamb, my friend ordered the bison. Both were tasty. I ordered a glass of red wine - it was a good match for the food.

One little note regarding the ambiance - dinehere.ca lists the establishment as "romantic" - I would make a little cautionary note - there were many families dining here this evening and I saw an unused high chair. All the children were very well behaved and I had no issue with families being there. However - I know some people get very irritated with the mere presence of anyone under the age of 13 in a dining room. I don't want a family unfriendly person to go to EBO thinking "hmmm - its in a casino - there won't be any kids" - this would be an erroneous assumption. Please go to a lounge, brew pub or bar to have adult only ambiance.

Everything in the restaurant was "solid" - but nothing was really outstanding. The food was tasty - but I am not daydreaming about it. The service was good - but maybe a little too casual (despite the uniforms and friendly, good manners). The ambiance was nice - but a didn't quite nail the elegance that it could have.

I might go again if I feel like trying my luck at the slots or tables, but I wouldn't go out of my way.

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Not bad for Burnaby
By itadakimasu of Vancouver (101 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 2, 2010 - 2:18pm [Dine in]

Ok, if you haven't been to the "Villa" hotel in a while, you will be in for a shock....the entire complex is unrecognizable from the old Villa Hotel. You'll first notice the fountains, palm trees and high ceilings ala Vegas. The restaurant is adjacent to the Casino but very calm & quiet. The ambience is very 1970's style with a contemporary feel. There was a talented one-man band playing in the deserted lounge when we walked in. Too bad because the guy was good and even took the time to talk to us for a while. The four of us had some cocktails and wine to start. Both servers were extremely polite and attentative. There were only about 5 tables occupied. The starters of salads and kalamari were decent; kind of like Earls. The main courses were presented nicely and completely explained in detail by the server. They tasted decent but not unforgettable; pretty much what you can get at most popular restaurants. We had a nice booth but there were other tables where you wouldn't get much privacy as they were too close together. We'll probably go back to sit in the lounge and listen to the "band" one day.
btw: the casino is kinda cool with lots of action but I just can't get into gambling unless I'm in Vegas.

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Food was outstanding
By EarlPearl of North Vancouver (69 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 9:19pm [Dine in]

We tried the EBO for breakfast once; verdict was the eggs Benedict (a traditional back bacon and a novel crab cake) were very good but the accompanying “crispy breakfast potatoes” were deep-fried frozen and disappointing. The meal was expensive for breakfast as well coming in at nearly $50 with juices, a tea, and tip. But we thought we’d give it another go for dinner since we’d heard good things so we ventured out in the driving rain.

We were seated at a table for two on the wall near the middle of the restaurant; unfortunately all the window tables were booked. Candles and soft mood lighting, dark brown wood panels, and functional simple tables.....but not exactly romantic because our neighbours were a bit close for much privacy. Obviously you need to make a reservation if you want a more private table near the windows.

We ordered a tea, orange juice, a garden salad and a caesar salad for starters; both salads were lightly dressed, crispy and tasty. Wife had the seafood linguine, dark nero pasta with lots of perfectly cooked seafood in a rich and creamy, white wine and truffle sauce. She loved it. I had the 10 oz ribeye, perfectly medium rare on top of a potato puree and sautéed vegetables (some chefs love to stack food don’t they?). Delicious and leaving no room for dessert. Bill with tip was just under a c-note. Service was good with only one service glitch with the tea.

The chef(s) obviously put a lot of care into the food at EBO. No salt and pepper shakers on the tables was our first clue. Overall, we’d definitely go back again for dinner....the food was excellent.....but we’d call ahead and reserve a table near the windows.

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Hidden gem
By Trevor of Vancouver (60 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 5:54pm [Dine in]

I've seen this restaurant many times but never thought to dine there until recently for a friend's party. I was more than impressed and will likely return.

To start, service was excellent. From the moment we stepped up to the front desk to our departure from the restaurant, all the staff were very friendly, courteous and professional. Our server was a bit difficult to understand because of his accent, but we always got what we needed. Water was always topped up, food and drinks delivered promptly.

The food was another pleasant surprise. All of our appies, entrees and desserts were above expectations. Chardonnay veloute was velvety smooth. Braised beef was fall-off-the-bone good. Seared salmon was perfectly cooked. Duck was tender and not gamey at all. Creme brulee is also highly recommended- creamy huge portion that wasn't too thick or watery.

I loved the decor. Beautifully done, with dark wood, interesting lights and cool curtain-surrounded tables for larger groups. Chairs are comfortable and the room is spacious.

I highly recommend trying this place out. The menu is very reasonably-priced, considering the food that is served. I look forward to trying out the rest of the menu.

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Great Hotel Restaurant choice in Burnaby
By mi7kahn of Buranby (9 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 11:50pm [Dine in]

Located inside the Delta Hotel, Ebo is definitely one of those restaurants you go to for a business lunch and really enjoy it, even if the "business" part didn't go so well. I have been here only a handful of times, one for business, and the other for happy hour and dinner but on all occasions the food has been more than amazing. You'd think that a restaurant in a casino could not have such fine dining and good food, eh? Back to the food, their mussels are never bad, and their linguini is really good. I am not much of a salad person but even here I liked their caesar. Not really the place I would frequent a lot because of the prices on the menu, but I'd definitely give it a shot if you are in the area.

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Uneven experience...
By sinner of North Vancouver (71 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 7:20pm [Dine in]

Came here for breakfast with a client today. I had the light breakfast which consisted of a smoothie, cottage cheese and fruit salad while my client had toasts... With Coffee + tip, bill came out to 30 dollars. While I appreciate the gooseberry in my cottage cheese I thought this was a little expensive for what we got.

I was impressed with the staff... then again, we were the only people in the restaurant. The hostess remember me by my first name, which I appreciated. The waitress even offered to put the extra coffee in the carafe into a take out cup. Nice touch.

The decor is nice and the ambiance is airy since the ceilings are quite high.

I'd like to try this place out for dinner one of these days... I think that will give me a better idea about this restaurant's "chops"... I expect it'll be expensive though.

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A beautiful night in EBO
By doglover of Port Coquitlam, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:37am [Dine in]

Our dinning experience in EBO was absolutely fantastic. I was blown away by the food and service, a perfect evening.
We started with the tomato and Mozzarella salad, the chef had made this little balsamic balls that were amazing with the fresh tomatoes and cheese. My husband had the scallop starter, these were the best scallops that ether of us ever had. The combination of salty and sweet was the perfect flavor to go with the scallops. For main courses I had the lamb chops, the butternut squash pure worked well with the rich lamb and cous cous, my husband had a steak one of the best we have ever had, the sauce that was served with it was amazing. For dessert we shared the banana pate the pate was super smooth but rich, we are glad that we shared it was served with a passion fruit geele that cut the richness.
the service was very attentive and friendly, we got to know many of the staff as they stopped by to see how we were enjoying our meal. A cook even came out to see that we were enjoying everything.
The whole evening was absolutely perfect and was finished off with a beautiful plate of chocolate truffles.
To sum it all up this dinner was one of the best we have ever had in Vancouver!! You will not be disappointed if you visit.

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This place is great!
By Vancouver2020 of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 13, 2009 - 2:24am [Dine in]

I can't believe that some people don't like this restaurant. I've been here many times and every time the food is fantastic great and the service is professional but with personality. I've tried many of the dishes on the menu and they have been great. Very flavourful, colourful and unique. The way they designed the restaurant is very modern and warm. Its open and private at the same time.
Ebo is my favorite place to dine in Burnaby. I can't wait to go back.

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Too bad.. but the food sucks but the service was good
By nomy106 of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 2:37am [Dine in]

Came during a very empty lunch time. The restaurant looks very inviting and the decore is really nice. Very vegas and very open space.

I had the Pad Tai which unfortunately had no flavour whatsoever. No meat or seafood. Just noodle and some greasy light broth that offered not a whole lot of taste. The portion was large but again.. it sucked to be honest. My partner had the risotto which wasn't that good either. Not ever close to al dente but just straight up undercooked.

This place has potential but again.. it's a casino and it's not meant to bring in people for food and nor would they hire a good chef perhaps?

Server was always attentive and very pleasant. Her service was pretty perfect. We still left a good tip for her.

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Not what I excpected for the price
By lve2dine of Surrey (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 5:13pm [Dine in]

So my Husband and I visited this restaurant earlier in the week because the previous reviews seems great.

First of all we arrived there and had reservations for the two of us but it wasn't busy at all. We were sat at a single table with one seat alone the bench wall and the other in a chair(chairs were super uncomfortable) right in the middle of a long line of tables. This surprised me when she told us it was our seat because there were tons of booths free(which all had 2 place settings) because the place was pretty much empty.

At the first look at the menu it seemed very limited, but I figured with how limited the menu was it would be very good because the restaurant is trying to impress with the dishes they had. We ordered a caeser salad to share, which was really nothing better then what you could get at a commercial diner (If you want an outstanding caeser salad go to the Old Surrey Inn). For mains my Husband had the Steak which was seared on the grill too long on one side and tasted burnt with black pieces on it, he had ordered medium rare, it also came with french fries. I don't care if you dress them in garlic and seasoning, they are still french fries and just a steak and fries for $28 is ridiculous .

I had the scallops. They were huge but were rubbery and seemed a bit under cooked. They presented them on a bed of what they called "crunchy chow mein noodles" but really it was really over cooked noodles under the scallops and balls of undercooked (or sat out to long) as the garnish. But the sauce did taste good, but again for $29 not worth it. The person delivering the food stood with our dishes for about 5 minutes which she chatted up the host which could have help the results of my cold and rubbery scallops.

I do have to say that the bread served was very delicious and the service itself from our waiter was good. Kept our drinks refilled all night.

And to top it all off, we went to this restaurant from the recommendation of the previous reviewer stating there was a "dessert bar" but there was not. They had a menu and it was 5 different desserts which had no flair or creativity to them.

We will not be returning.

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Ebo in the Grand Villa Hotel and Casino
By sparky347 of Surrey (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 10:40pm [Dine in]

My wife and I had the great pleasure of experiencing Ebo tonight, and all I can say is wow ! Right from the start the service is incredible, at no point did I want for anything, everything was offered promptly and arrived just as quickly. My wife had the steak and I the beef, both of us raved that this was the best meal we'd had in a long time, if ever. The dessert bar ( and I highly recommend saving room for this) was incredible, several different mouses, bread pudding, cakes, flans, pastries and the center piece of a chocolate cone mouse with cocoa dusting and raspberry compote filling, every item I tasted was amazing, but the cone was to die for, and to top it all off our server whisked away our plates and tried to bring a fresh set so that we could indulge again. This is our new favorite restaurant by a long margin and at $140 for starters ,mains, drinks and the endless dessert bar, we'll be back every chance we get.

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Large group Dinner
By Sidewinder of Maple Ridge (12 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 11:04pm [Dine in]

Food was OK, but french fries with a $34 Steak? And a mandatory tub of Ketchup with it, I almost wanted to throw them a curve ball, and ask for HP Sauce instead! Steak was very fatty, Crab Cakes for Appetizer where all right, but very fishy tasting, and the sauce served with them tasted like it had half a kilo of salt in it. Servers were Attentive, but very obtrusive in their garish pinkish shirts. Large groups of people kept wandering in (From the Casino maybe?) and staring at us. I am glad I was not paying. Setting was a bit too open for my liking, and the noise of plates and clattering of pans from the nearby kitchen was very annoying. I am glad I wasn't paying. If you wish similar styled food, better quality and service, at a much better price, try Lava Dining Lounge in Maple Ridge, at least there they pour the wine for you all the time! Only giving Solid service as the waiting on my water glass to be filled was only 3 minutes.

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Very Average, but Overpriced
By preshis of van (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 11:29pm [Dine in]

We went here tonight for dine out. Three of us had the scallops to start, they were pretty good, not great and the portions were very small. A fourth person had the salad which they enjoyed. Three of us had the tuna which was served rare as it should be, however it was also quite cold, very bland and not very pleasant over all. Definitely not note worthy and I would have been happy leaving it. Again, very small portions and no real veg to speak of; a couple of thin pieces of tuna, garnish and a bit of sauce. My partner had the beef which was a bit more hearty portion (relatively that is, not large by any standards; decent) and came with some sweet potato for some substance. This dish he enjoyed. Three of us got the apple crumble for dessert. Again, small & very average; I can do better at home. Good thing the bread was good as we were able to fill empty corners with that. The service overall wasn't bad but unfortunately left something to be desired as well, with entrees arriving as one of us was still eating his starter, not something he had lingered on as the rest of us had barely finished when our plates were whipped away and our entrees were brought. The timing was not good as we had no break in between and felt rushed. That said, it was $28 for the three courses so not bad value. If we had paid regular price or had it been a $38 dine out, we all would have quite upset. Overall, nothing stood out and the portion sizes were very small, I wouldn't be going back regardless of the price, there are much better places to dine in the same price range.

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EBO is such a great place to come
By happy halloween of Port Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 3:50pm [Dine in]

I often come to EBO and everyone remembers me by name, its so nice to come to a place where you feel welcome and your business is really appreciated. My fav dish is the seafood chowder followed by the roast chicken both items are beautifully plated your can really tell that everyone care about what they are doing. The cooks usually come out to speak to us giving us advice on how to make these sorts of dishes at home. The room is big and I often see large parties, there is even a small room off to the side where you can have a dinner for 10, i think. I always tell all my friends about this place and I highly recommend it.

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Should of went to the A&W in the casino instead
By vancouver0313 of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, July 10, 2009 - 10:32pm [Dine in]

Incredibly Overpriced
Sorry, to go against the reviews, but I was vastly dissappointed & not impressed with the food here AND once you factor in the prices, I would NOT go back again.

Having just ate at the sister restaurant, Manhattens at the Delta suites gives me clearer standard to compare them with.

First of all, service/ambience was horific, restaurant was empty and yet still poor service. How ever that's where the praises stop.

I ordered the pasta for $$ and left restaurant vastly dissappointed. Taste & portion size simply didn't pass. Sauce was bland, had plain ingredients & little cold (obviously, someone just "nuked it" warm) and I had about 6 mouth fulls of pasta and dish was gone...WTF?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not about giant sized portions, in fact I laugh at the 5 star giving Anton's crowd., but for $$, I can go to pretty much any restaurant and get top ingredients with stomach filling portions. To make a long story short, I CAN make a better pasta than the restaurant and that shouldn't be the case.

Ex. #2 my friend ordered the wagu, again, dissappointing, portions, presentation was good, but the actual quality, taste & searing of the steak cannot even match $10 cheaper KEG steak.

I would have been happier eating at Earls or for that matter the food court within the casino. I guess this is what you get when you choose the delta over the fairmont. what an embarrassment...at least they don't try to sell themselves as highend.

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