Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Comparable to Denny's.
We often visit the Coquitlam Grill for breakfast on the weekends. There is often a waiting time which can be annoying but it says something abou the food.
I usually have the Bacon and Eggs. They make a solid breakfast and their pricing is fair. Service is usually pretty good but occasionally it has been slow. Overall really enjoy coming here for breakfast
I have eaten at this restaurant many times and after my 20th time I felt compelled to write a review. Besides having decor leftover from the 80s, this restaurant has excellent food for the money. It is a fantastic family retaurant and the food is very fresh. We love the kalamari supper and the portions are huge!The kids menu is excellent as well. This restaurant is comparable to Denny's or ABC but the food far surpasses both. I would recommend this place if your looking for a place to eat when you feel like a great homecooked meal and don't feel like cooking. It's no Earl's or Cactus Club, but then again would you bring your kids there? Another thing I always notice is that the washrooms are always clean and have just been renovated.
The ribs were outstanding, my friends had the steak and the liver respectively and both were tasty and good sized portions. The only downside was the waitress bringing a dirty dishcloth for me to used to clean myself while eating the ribs. Not good! However for the great food at reasonable prices we will eat there again.
I agree with other reviewers that it was a well-lit, cozy diner with plush booths with decent diner-type food. We went for lunch on a Monday with our two and four year old boys. Pros: They have high chairs and a kids menu at $6.99 with drink and dessert and handed out crayons to the boys. Cons: My two year old said, “mommie, why she not wearing pants?” referring to the hostess in a miniskirt. I looked around and saw TSN streaming from all corners of the place along with dedicated screens for each of the four counter seats and other scantily clad and busty waitresses, I realized that this was a place vying for sports bar traffic. This was something we did not notice during our first visit for Sunday brunch months ago. It is located in a strip mall with a Club 16 fitness so I guess that makes sense. Just not a place I’d take my family with young children again.
This just wasn't my cup of tea, though I assume it will appeal to a certain crowd (seniors, people who don't eat out much)
Lets face it, the building it inhabits is a black hole. The decor hasn't changed since it was uncle willy's. Several restaurants have gone in and failed. Quite frankly the place is way too big and way too ugly.
My friend and I decided to try this local dinner last night and were sadly very disappointed. He had the liver dinner with the fixings (bread, mashed potatoes, boiled vegetables and bacon) while I had the gourmet Mac and cheese. Our waitress was very, very sweet and let my friend change his order completely. I was embarrassed that both of us would like to change our orders so I just picked at my food:
My Mac and cheese was something a 5 year old could make. It lacked actual good taste (it was very bland) and my bacon was burnt to oblivion.
My friend tried the rheuben sandwich and cream of broccoli soup. The sandwich was decent but the soup tasted like cheese whiz junk.
As I said, our waitress was very nice and came often to ask if we wanted water refills but that doesn't save the Coquitlam Grill from having god awful food. I would never eat there again.
First of all....I am assuming the only reason the food was bad was because the service was bad. It took long for someone to take our order. we alomost left. we shouldve left. we ordered and that took long. when we got our meals they were cold. and the steak was dried out and cold, We ended up not eating most of it. I think we all lost our appetites. A family of 4. Table 32 - 6 pm October 22, 2011. It was not worth the expense for our hard earned money. was definately a big let down.
The Coquitlam Grill came highly recommended as a great restaurant in North Coquitlam. The restaurant is in a well-traveled location (Barnet Highway near Coquitlam Centre) and always has people going in and out. It seemed a good choice.
The first thing you'll notice is that the menu is way too big and varied. Ever see a 'food reality show' where a celebrity chef goes into a failing restaurant and yells about the size of the menu? I can see why now.
First off, the service is great. All of the serving staff projected a small town diner type of welcome and were very proactive about looking after their tables. We never once felt like we were being ignored, nor were we being pestered.
The decor inside leaves something to be desired. It's very dark and the various treasures hung on the wall are unremarkable and don't give a sense that they belong to any sort of theme.
The food was awful. Priced extremely well, but extremely bland. Quantity trumps quality.
We tried the calamari as an appetizer. It was so salty we could barely eat it. Texture and doneness were about right, but it was hard to get past the salty batter.
For entrées, I had a buffalo chicken burger with fries. The fries were awful - powdery and soggy at the same time. The burger itself was loaded with so much sauce and mayonnaise that the bun disintegrated after a couple of bites.
My wife ordered the lasagna. The serving was enormous (about the size of a pie tray), but the filling was mediocre. The tomato sauce tasted like it came out of a jar and there were so many noodles it was almost funny.
The restaurant has a lot of potential, but seems to be stagnant with a bad menu, bad ingredients, and cut throat prices that don't leave them with a lot of food for quality improvements. It's basically a local eatery for seniors who get the same thing every day. I'm not being ageist - we were in fact surrounded by seniors, many of whom didn't even need to tell their servers what to bring.
Read all the reviews and every one raved about the ribs.
Sorry but this is not what I was brought up eating.
Seemed liked store bought frozen ribs & the sauce for the spaghetti was out of a can.
This is for people who have been a budget all there life and really don't know much better.
Or in other words they were raised on Kraft diner and wieners.
Service was ok, but when it came to paying the waiter hovered over our table until we finished filling in the amount and tip. MADE US FEEL UNEASY.
Keep away for this diner.
Our family has gone to the restaurant half doz times at least, found the food decent and the servers AMAZING; hence the reason we come back. We have a 2yr boy and they all spent time chatting it up with him and he always enjoyed all the attention of course which made our experience delightful as parents. If you're a parent you know what I mean. I recently had another baby boy and we decided we would go for dinner and show him off. He’s 5 weeks at the time which is Fri Aug 12. He is a perfect baby; very happy and we have taken him to plenty of other restaurants with no problems. half way through our meal I finish feeding him and he needs to be burped; so off he goes to dad to do the burping and he is a little fussy, he is not screaming his face off turning purple etc ect, just a bit whiny because he needs to burp. The OWNER comes over right away and is standing over us asking if everything is ok and that he is getting complaints from customers that our baby is interrupting their meals, and that he needs to think of them because they are spending big money there as he put it. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. We were given our bill, our food packed up, and our son the 2yr old missed out on his dessert that came with his kid’s meal that we ordered from their kids menu.