West Coast inspired cuisine in an atmosphere of rock and roll. Choose from an extensive menu of traditional favourites for lunch, dinner and late night dining.
We took part in the Thursday date night promo in conjunction with Great Canadian Casinos. The promo is buy 1 get 1 plus get $10.00 in slot play coupons. So if you don't gamble and cash in your coupons your 2 meals will run from $4 to $6. Our destination was the Back Stage Grille at the Boulevard Casino in Coquitlam. First a friendly warning about the traffic. Due to months of ongoing construction and looks to be many months more be prepared to wait for extended periods of time. The date night menu only features 4 items but they all seem to be A list items. We both had the Seafood Fettuccini at $16.00. Very good service in a packed restaurant. All the wait staff seemed to be females and all are easy to look at. Bread was delicious and when I asked for another loaf it was absolutely no problem. Our mains were quite large with lots of seafood and lip smacking good. The only negative about the evening was we both lost money in the casino but if you don't gamble this is a great cheap night out. Promo runs Thursdays only until Nov 18 at all Great Canadian Casinos. Each casino has their own date night menu.
We decided to give the Backstage Grille (located in the Boulevard Casino complex in Coquitlam) a try the other night. I was in the mood for some steak, and didn't think much of having to wait in one of the lineups The Keg is noted for.
A bit of searching here provided me with a couple of alternatives. I was deciding between Nathan's Grill and the Backstage Grill, but since Nathan's has a reputation for being quite noisy (and we wanted a more quiet meal), we thought we'd give it a try.
We got to the restaurant around 7:15 or so, well before the Casino starts getting busy, and just before the patrons waiting for the 8pm show began clearing out. I ordered their steak special - medium, and my GF ordered ribs. Service was fairly quick, with bread arriving in a timely manner and the meal arriving shortly after. Steak was great, ribs were pretty good, but slightly overcooked. The mashed potatoes needed some work (nice flavour, but a bit too dry).
Dessert was good. Service was friendly and attentive.
All in all, a good meal. If I'm looking for a nice steak dinner in Coquitlam, I'll probably be back.
My SO and I have been here a half-dozen times in as many months, following reading the reviews below.
The place has never been busy, making it a nice refuge on a weeknight.
I typically order the beef ribs (particularly now that Tony Romas has closed). Always tasty, tender and a large portion.
The pasta dishes are ok; reminiscent of sauces available from the cooler at Safeway...
The caesar salad is unusual and not in a good way.
Typical drink / wine selection correctly priced.
I forget what we've had for dessert there... that should speak volumes.
Summary: Attractive quiet room with good service mid-week. Kitchen most competent at handling meat dishes.
Small menu but food was very good as was the service. Prices quite reasonable too although portions were on the small side. I was surprised to see it wasn't busy there when we dined however on show nights it can be. A good option to their Metro Bistro inside the casino which is way over priced!
My wife and I visited the Backstage grille for lunch today. I ordered the Prime beef Dip, the wife ordered the chicken pot pie.
Both dishes were wondeful, the beef was tender and the dip was
good prime beef gravy. Not beef cube in a cup.
The pastry of the pot pie was flaky and light.
The service was friendly and the seating was comfortable.
I met the head chef before leaving to express my pleasure of my first of many lunches at his establishment.
Based on trips to Las Vegas, I have become wary of over-priced casino restaurants with below-average food. I was happily surprised at what we experienced at the Backstage Grille.
I ordered salmon and my sister ordered the prime rib. Both of our meals were tasty and well presented. The brocolli was a great fresh green colour and cooked just right. My mashed potatos were yummy while sis asked for extra broco in place of the taters.
The walls and the sides of the booths are covered with music memorabilia. Service was friendly and cheerful.
No time for dessert as we had just enough time to eat and dash to our concert at the Red Robinson Theatre. By the way, the concert venue is great!
A modest 3/5 rating as this was my first visit. If the next visit is as good, I'll be more generous on the rating scale.
Great Place with good food and awesome staff! I love to spend an evening here! I have made it my new home away from home! Their prices are what you'd expect to see in a place like this and so far is one of the better values I've found here in the lower mainland. Don't take my word for it....Just go! That's all I've got to say!
My wife and I ate here as a convenient spot before going to the Granville Island Theatre. We expected something below average but were pleasantly surprised. I had a chicken burger and Caesar salad, and my wife had a pizza. Both were very fresh and tasty. The service was competent and prompt. The price was typical for this sort of fare and venue. We found a nice table tucked in a corner of the patio overlooking the water taxi dock on False Creek. It was a very pleasant atmosphere, not crowded and noisy, but with lots of activity to watch. On a nice evening, I can highly recommend the patio. (I've been inside on a Saturday night. It was too crowded and noisy for my liking, but I know some people like that ambiance.)