I always enjoy the pasta dishes here; the lasagna is a good choice, but then again the fettucine alfredo with shrimp is another I like. All the meals have been delicious, I can't think of anything I haven't liked. The iced tea is fabulous, all frothy and icy.....mmmmm I really like the snack size meals, especially the calamari.
I am not a fan of Whitespot. My niece wanted to go when I was visiting her in the Wack for her birthday. So off we went. The usual Whitespot "mystique" was carried out as usual when we arrived looked in the window from outside and saw 1/2 the restaurant was empty. But of course, the perky and dumb hostess says "can I get your name there's a 15 mintue or so wait". Why - half the freakin tables were empty??!! Al the lemmings were lined up to get their triple o fix I guess. I would not have graced them with my business if my neice had not wanted to stay. Twenty minutes later I'm pizzed when I see people who came in after me being seated. Genius hostess says "Oh I guess you didn't hear my call you". No because you didn't and I was sitting right in front of you the whole time.
We finally sit and order without incident. But, as usual, the food is gross. The fries in the kid's pirate pack were almost burt and inedible. The onion rings were so greasy I just about barfed after two. And the veggie burger was completely unmemorable.
I really would rather go to McDOnalds for under $10 than pay over $35 for this mess. Please, please go away Whitespot nobody likes you anymore. You're like the creepy old uncle that everyone's nice to because you used to be great, even though now you're weird and smell bad.
Before my wife and I returned from our overnight stay in Chilliwack, to our home in White Rock, we decided to "risk it" and have breakfast at Earls.....the next door food outlet to our Quality Inn Motel.
WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE !
The B.C. "Eggs Bene" plate was PERFECT.....My Burger was NOT Overcooked and the fries were hot and crisp.
It was Saturday morning...but the service was still Fast and Friendly.
THIS should indeed be "The Flagship" Outlet for Earls!
I found this place because of my Uncle with his small plane, the place used to be called Pie in the Sky (I believe) and it's been a while for me last time I was there. Great Home-made Salad dressings, I had the Reuben Sandwich, it was good. Of course, you have to try the Home-made pies-- Delicious!! Must try place when in Chilliwack!!!
My Daughter and I went here for breakfast, there was no wait. We were seated, given menus and served our beverages of choice right away. The meals were plentiful and tasty. I had an "lite" omelet (the works) with toast and nice crispy hashbrowns. My daughter had the Waffle Big Breakfast. Everything was prepared well and served promptly. Our server was friendly and topped up our beverages often.
We will come back again, there is no doubt.
My husband and I ate here a few weeks ago for dinner. The overall ambiance in the restaurant was good but that's where it ends. In short, we ordered an appetizer (potato skins, I believe) and it took over an hour for it to be served. When it finally came, the restaurant manager, begins to ask us how our food was. We told her that after over an hour of waiting, we had just begun eating our appetizer. She seemed to be expecting a compliment and was shocked we didn't give her one. She then says, "Well you're not in a hurry, so just have a seat and wait." She is a terrible manager! During that hour wait, I watched her staff at the bar make fun of her when she almost took one of them down. We watched as people who were seated after us were served, ate their meals, and left. We were about to leave when our veggie burgers were served and they were TERRIBLE! Definitely not worth the wait, you are better off eating the veggie burger at A&W. This place really sucks, and you should spend your money where there is actual service and the food is better.
My wife and i have come here twice before and had a pleasant experience....but this time the service was laclustre and the food took forever to come out.(maybe because they overcooked it).
We asked the waitress how things were going..she felt it was her duty to fill us in on company gossip(very unprofessional) and she told us the old hotel chef left and that the new chef wasn't as good ,as well they fired the restaurant chef and manager and since then things were'nt as good.
the food was so so service was terrible and slow...as a chef myself i probrably won't come back for a while ....frankies is a way better resto and more affordable.
If you are driving out in the valley, it is well worth it to stop into this gem. We are talking solid diner food and absolutely incredible slices of many different flavours of home made pie. Went for lunch on, and waiting in a moderate line up while tables were turned, had a very good sized lunch, and could not leave without trying some of their pies. There is a large selection of different baked treats to choose from, and if you order ahead even whole pies to take home. Incredible value, and worth the drive our of greater Vancouver.
Haven't been to B/P for ages....got the hankering for pizza on the way home from a day out in the valley.
I started out with the side caesar salad. Wasn't bad for a chain. The romaine was crisp and fresh, and there was enough dressing to cover every bite. My friend did not order an appy or salad.
Then it was onto the main course. My partner ordered the small "Deluxe" pizza. I ordered a small choose your own toppings pizza (pineapple and shrimp).
Both were a disappointment; thought there would be more topping than crust on the deluxe version.
We did not have anything else other than Diet Pepsi for me and iced tea for my friend.
The bill was hard to swallow - $49.06! HST was $5 and change. So, with the tip, was over $50 for a few bites of pizza and salad washed down with soda pop and iced tea.
It will be a cold day in a pizza oven before we ever go back to Boston.
NOT WORTH IT! Next time I get a hankering for pizza, I think I'll just drop into the nearest Safeway and get one from their deli or the frozen section....and no HST either.
I have been here twice now, and I have been impressed each time with the quality and quantity of the food.
The entrees are served in little copper bowls over a candle heated warmer. I love the fact that your food stays warm, and that there is enough for second helpings or lunch the next day.
Veggie Pakoras made a great appetizer, we ate them up pretty quickly.
We had the Butter Chicken and Chicken Saag each with the Rice Pilau - both were delicious with just the right amount of heat for each of us. We also had Garlic Naan, it was perfect for sopping up the sauce. With 1 soft drink and no dessert our bill was about $40.00.
It is a small venue but with traditional Indian decor it added nicely to the ambiance. It was softly lit and the music was contemporary, not too loud or annoying. The server was pleasant, friendly and attentive.
I will come again and perhaps try out something from the seafood menu.
I always say I will never go back but circumstances often make it difficult. I get a lot of gift cards given to me plus I often get guest certificate or cards from the chain to make up for lousy experiences. So, witha guest certificate in hand I tried this Whitespot after a dismal experience at the Marine drive location where the kids pirate packs came with no boat, no coin, a huge beer mug of juice and no explanation. There were also not give the promo 2 for 1 coupons for local attractions as advertised,
This location fared no better. The server was very slow and had to come back and ask the same questions 2 or 3 times. When I ordered dessert I ordered a coffee too. It did not come when the dessert came. I reminded her. It still did not come. It was of course on the bill and I had to get to her take it off. I gave my guest certificate with the bill to pay. It was for $30 and said it excluded payment for alcohol. It did not say thatit did not include payment for tax. It appeared to be worth $30 toward the bill nor did it say it was for only one transaction. When I got the bill back she had taken off only the amount of the food, no tax and there was a a large difference between what the value was and the amount. Nothing was said so I basically lost the rest of the amount. I once AGAIN did not receive the 2 for 1 attraction coupons nor was I offered any. I had seen her offer them to 2 other tables earlier.
Also, the food I had packed up was all packed together so some dip (no lid) spilled all over the kid`s grilled cheese(went into garbage) and the side of coleslaw that was left was over 1 cup and all I got was some teeny little dip container full. . The kids said the cold leftover fries tasted like raw chicken.
What a rip off this place is - hope I learn this time.
On our way to Minter Gardens, we stopped by this downtown restaurant in Chilliwack for lunch. On entering, we found this is a casual style, neighbourhood restaurant. The décor inside was sort of modern and looked pretty decent; the tables were not crammed and the seats were quite comfy. I ordered a Beef Melt Dip lunch entrée which also came with mashed potatoes and soup. The Cream of mushroom soup was just right, not too thick nor salty. The beef was served with sautéed onion which together with the melted cheese made the burger very tasty. The waitress was pretty responsive even though she was busy serving other customers as well. She actually stopped by a couple times and asked us how we were doing.
Overall, it was a very nice restaurant to visit. If ever I am in that area again, I would be happy to go back.
This restaurant is a little out of the way downtown. But well worth stopping in for a great dinner.I drove by it several times over the past year and always wanted to go in. This time I did. Once I opened the door I was blown away on how gorgeous this place was inside. The tables were set up with care and was a very romantic setting. Unfortunately I was the only one in there. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The menu has alot of selection for italian food lovers. All in all it was a great experience and the food was amazing. Prices are very reasonable and there is alot of care and experience put into their menu and food. The music was too the restaurant theme, and not too loud or quiet..just perfect. Would suggest going there to anyone I can. Guys impress your girlfriends here. This is the type of place our downtown needs to renew life into it.
The food isn't outstanding but is very good and definitely above average. The service is reasonably attentive but again nothing memorable. The soft, pastel coloured room has a slightly pretentious decor. There is a dress code. The menu is a bit on the pricey side but not outrageous. And yet, every time I have been here, I have had an amazing time. This restaurant manages to bring the pleasant but unremarkable elements together to create an extremely enjoyable and remarkable dining experience. What brings it all together to make this an exceptional place? Without a doubt it is the dancing to the excellent live band - playing every night I see. The talented band tries to please everybody by playing practically every genre from 1940's swing to 50's rock to latin to disco to contemporary pop/rock.
They occasionally (thankfully only occasionally)throw in the odd "Viennese" waltz but thank goodness they keep such schmaltz to a minimum. But the band (Jones Boys I believe) really excels best when they play 1950's rock/rockabilly music which they do with great flair and bounce. They would do well to play even more of that music as it sounds just great when they play it and is a blast to dance to (much better than 70's, 80's and 90's music). The wooden, sprung dance floor is one of the very best I have seen in a restaurant in the Lower Mainland and is reasonably well used by the patrons. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys partner dancing especially if your focus is ballroom and/or swing. After a couple of great evenings here, I realize that we need more of these dinner/dance restaurants in the Lower Mainland - especially ones that don't only play exclusively latin music of which we already have a number of. The dinner/dance has another side benefit - the dancing helps work off the weight gain from dinner.
This is a friendly little place that serves all day breakfast, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, etc. I had their chicken fingers with a tossed salad for lunch last Friday. The ingredients were fresh and tasty. Service was not the promptest (it took a while to get our orders in), but was quite friendly and they did their quality checks a couple of times to make sure things were OK. All in all, it's a solid choice for a casual lunch.
We have been dining at this place for a couple of years now and actually crave the dishes that Tony and his son Dave put together. The location is not the best (downtown) however the food and service are well worth it. Their heart and soul are in this place. Prices are what one would expect for food of this quality. Great pasta and seafood dishes.
This is the restaurant in the re-done Coast Hotel, near the library. The decor is modern, but not cold, and the view out to Salish Pond is interesting.
My elderly mom is a surprisingly adventurous and knowledgeable diner, and one of her friends had recommended Preston's, so we thought we'd give it a try for lunch.
Mom had mussels that were just superb, with a rich broth. The server brought us extra bread for sopping.
I had a Salad Nicoise that was very different, but also delicious. It was constructed on a slab of toasted baguette, with three little towers of fresh green beans, olives, egg slice, and perfect little cubes of ahi tuna.
Their house white wine was good value, and the service was excellent.
When you're in a small tourist town, and the bulk of any restaurants extend only to a maximum of one block from the hotel, you probably would be less discriminating. Actually, this what was my friends and I were looking for, a small, no frills, local area diner.
All of us ordered the mainstay breakfast dishes: french toast, corned beef hash and a couple orders with a little bit of everything. Homestyle touch with presentation but the food did the talking. Eggs were cooked right, crispy yet not greasy rough hash and complimentary beverage topup. It was our friend's order that seemed less bang for the buck but mostly because the rest of the dishes were ample.
Very small staff manned the floor and though we beat the morning rush, it started slowing down fast as more diners shuffled in. Friendly persona made for an easy going experience but they get bogged down easily.
Small town diner meant no over the top decor. The simple, effective, unpretentious and comfortable surroundings plays on the local ambiance and it's their simplicity that gets good marks.
Disregard the numerical ratings, as rest assured this is exactly what one should be looking for when you're out of town, and they played it to the T.
We ordered one of their emailed specials with mushroom & bacon. The mushrooms were extremely shriveled up and hard (must have been old), and you could count about 10 bacon "bits" on the entire large pizza. Some slices had no bacon, other slices had only 1 or 2 bits on them. We called the store to complain and a woman from the store with a thick accent answered. I told her I was calling because I was not happy with the pizza and wanted the store managers name, she said "I am the owner. We are too busy now". I asked her for her name AGAIN, and then she put me on hold. I waited about 3 or 4 minutes and hung up. They know how skimpy they are being with the ingredients and don't care. It's up to the public to stop ordering from them.
After rethinking my review on this restaurant, I have decided that my first review was very generous and the restaurant was not as good as I had made it sound. First, I have to say the service was still great, I just misjudged everything else. The food was good but not great. A thin omelette with two types of vegetables for $9.5 isn't the greatest deal. The portion was big, the hashbrowns were good but I could have made this at home for cheaper. Now, this was a little diner, so it's not expected to be stunning on the inside and it wasn't. That is why I give it a 2/5 for ambiance. I'm not saying that I hated this place, but I'm saying I was wrong to rate it so high last time. I might go there again in Harrison because it is still cheaper than every other restaurant, but if all the other restaurants were the same price as this, I wouldn't go here. The service was great, everything else was just okay.
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