Milestones serves a seasonally rotating menu of Internationally inspired cuisine in stylish, relaxed atmosphere.
A dozen of us planned to meet at this Milestone's last Sunday for lunch so we made a reservation for 12:30pm. We only had to wait about ten minutes while they pulled our table together and we were promptly offered drinks.
Everyone ordered off the brunch and lunch menus and everyone seemed to like their selection. Not a gripe in the bunch which is most unusual. The 2 piece cod and frites I had was very good, crispy panko crusted fish with excellent fries. Heard rave reviews about the eggs bennies and Mayan burger.
Took 40 minutes to get our food after ordering but that was to be expected given they wanted to serve us all at the same time, which was appreciated. And settling the cheque was surprisingly easy...kudos to our server.
I think feeling the pressure from Cactus Club and Browns, Milestones has stepped up. Having kept most of their menu favourites, they have added a "celebrity chef" menu that far surpassed the stale Rob Feenie fare.
We were intending on going to Browns but the line up wasvery big and noticing that most of the patio partrons were drunk 20 year olds hooting and doing shots we decided to leave and go somewhere mor conducive to a nice social evening.
We were thinking of earls, but don't like the plastic fake bimbo waitresses who know nothing about service just posing for a tip. So we went to Milestones. It was busy but no line up - perfect. Out hostess was smart and could actually create a full sentence without the word "Like".
Our waitress was also, classy, professional an over 25. WOW 2 for 2. We had fantastic service. And, the food was actually amazing. The quinoa shrimp was the most inovative delicious thing I've had in a long time. Crab cakes - NO filler. All crab. Thai noodle stir fry excellent as were the 2 amazing chef menu desserts.
A plus all around. Good for you MIlestones - you finally have got it right. It was awesome - I think buster's undies were too tight.
I've been coming to this Milestone's for years now. My best friend and I used to come here for Bellini Tuesdays every single week. I've even used the upstairs for a birthday party. The food is pretty good, mind you they keep changing the menu, so some of my favorite items are no longer there. It's a chain restaurant like Joey's, Earl's, Cactus Club, so don't be expecting stellar service. They are friendly enough. But I'll have to say that this location is better than others, in terms of food, ambiance, and by far, they have the BEST Bellini's out of all Milestone's I've been to. They all taste pretty much the same, but I love the huge slush consistency of their Bellini's. Not watery and just the right amount of alcohol/slush ratio. A great place to hang out with friends, and on special occasions when you don't feel like cooking. Sometimes it's a hit and miss with the food, but at least you will always have yummy Bellini's. =)
Went to Milestones for breakfast thinking they would have breakfast food at 9:30 am. I asked and was told yes they have breakfast food. My kids were given menus with grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese etc. I had to ask and then the waitress said yes they had kids breakfast - French toast only. But, it was not even on the menu.
This was breakfast, not a noon brunch and they got the french toast, I had to order and pay for hashbrowns on the side, which were HUGE hunks of potatoes and they covered them in salsa! They were so disappointed and wouldn't eat them. Why would they cover kids potaotes is salsa? Just stupid. THey then were brought ice cream sundaes for breakfast! WEIRD and not what I wanted my kids to eat at breakfast. They would have eaten the fruit that came with their meals, but both the strawberries and cantaloupe were so underipe, they were inedible.Those meals rang in at $9 each!
I had the shrimp benedict and the shrimp were hard cold and old and obviously left over from last night. The English muffin was so hard on the underside, I could not cut it and the egg and hollandaise portion was ice cold. THe hollandaise sauce had a weird flavour too. I too did not like the potatoes. That goodie was $13
I ended up paying well over $40 for a nasty breakfast. That's a real scam they have going there. I seriously would have preferred McDonalds and I would have had a much better meal.
I must admit I never even heard of sliders but the newspaer did a story on them today. Milestone's has them as an appetizer but they really could be classified as a meal. What you get is three mini Burgers plus I ordered a side salad so it was a very filling meal. We had a great server who was always filling our glasses and was right there with the bill when we completed our meal. A nice experience and the place was ultra clean including the wash rooms.
Came here with my kids and my friend. Service was friendly, prompt and attentive.
My kids ordered the chicken fingers kids meals, which came rather quickly. The chicken fingers looked quite appetitizing, nice and crispy, yet not too dry on the inside. The kids loved the curly fries, which were also cooked very nicely.
We ordered the crispy shrimps to start. My friend ordered a caesar salad with grilled chicken and I ordered a pesto chicken spaghettini. After waiting for about 25 minutes for our appy, our server came over to apologize for the lengthy wait and told us that it'll be another 3-5 minutes. Shortly thereafter, the manager came over to our table to apologize, and explained that our wait was due to the server's mistake of bringing our appy to another table. She said that she would take care of the appy on our bill and also offered to buy us dessert as well. We didn't think the wait was too long, but was quite pleasantly surprised by the level of service at this Milestone.
In terms of the food, the shrimp appy was alright. Nice and crispy. The salad was nothing out of the ordinary. My pasta was a little overcooked, I would much prefer my pasta to be al dente. But overall, it was a good experience, definitely much better than expected. Will be coming back with my friends.
I LOVE the spinach artichoke dip... always have. Probably always will. The Palimino Bar upstairs is a great place to kick back with friends, have a drink and relax. My old crew and I spent a lot of time sipping bellini's and mellowing out. Service while not always dead on was good and friendly. Food,... always good.
After quite a few years of dining here, I can honestly say this place has taken a huge turn for the worst. Always better than the rest (earls, cactus etc) of "those" places, it is now a small step above abysmal. The recent menu changes on certain items are so unusual (read bad) that the only motivating factor could have been the bottom $$$ line, and NOT a better menu of choices. I really don't want to get into details here, but if you enjoy the place, keep it simple with burgers or sandwiches... something that really can't get screwed up in the process. I tried the new mussels dish with their usually killer calamari, amongst other things, and it it was sooooooooooo bad ..... like a goodyear tire product. I recently found out that all business decisions for milestones are now made back east, which means they have no concept of whats really going on locally. But, in their defense, the staff is absolutely first rate......
Anyways, I ( we) wont ever be back as the above experience is usually the first step when restaurants are likely to close their doors in the future.
My wife and I just got back from eating dinner on a Sunday night at Milestones, Coquitlam. We had no appies and went right into entrees. We both had steaks. My wife had 'Regular cut prime rib' and I had 'three sauces Angus beef cut.'
Service, I must admit was great. Very attentive, personal and to a high standard. Our orders were taken quickly and food arrived shortly after. My beef cut was a bit tough, though certainly not as bad as my wife's. Hers was very fatty & not cooked to order. The server could sense this and my wife made a comment about her steak. We ended up getting free desert as a result.
We have both been to the Keg in Coquitlam and steaks are definitely better over there.
I'm not a big fan of chain restaurants and I have to say that Milestones is at the bottom of the list of them. The food is pretty average and because of that, their value is mediocre... not as bad as cactus club but getting up there. I will say that their drink specials are reasonable and their upstairs lounge is like a separate restaurant with more of a bar type of a feel - which is quite nice.
The biggest complaint is lack of selection on their menu.
On the positives the atmosphere is nice and the service was solid and fortunately the servers were just that, servers, not raunched up exploited women like you see elswhere.
Milestones would rank better in my books if it just had better selection and better tasting food. I hope it changes because their locations are nice.
All I have to say is that I have been going there for many years and they serve one of the best burgers I've had. But the only concern is that it's not a constant. Some times I've ordered it and it doesn't taste the same. I don't know what the difference is but about 90% of the time they get it right and it's an amazing burger to have.
Ambiance and service have always been good, no complaints.
Me and a few friends decided to check out this restuarants because we've been hearing good things. We came on a monday night in late march 2009. We got our drinks and orders taken fairly fast, however it took 45 minutes before we got any food brought to our table and as it turns out it was not our order ( i did not realize this because the pasta I thought was my Seafood Fetuccini was just a gob of ingredients mixed in a bowl) so after the waitor, giving us the cold shoulder like it was our fault that they can't get our order right, took our food back it was another 30 minutes before our meal came. When it did it was cold, and the bread that came with it was hard as a rock, my friends were also disappointed with thier food. The chicken on the salads was dry, the salmon was burnt and broken, and the ribs tasted like they were made in the microwave! I told the manager that we were not happy, he told us that we can eat for free, however after an hour and a half of waiting and ending up with a bad meal infront of us, I told him no thank you and we went to Burger King right beside ( now thats a place i would recommend). Visit at your own risk.
i waited over an hour for my burger (it's the one w/ the different cheese) which i thought was ridiculous and unacceptable..
the burger was okay...but after going home, my throat was very dry and i felt nauseous from eating that burger becuz i think there was wayy too much MSG added.
will never visit there again.
Definitely one of my favourite restaurants for brunch. They have a fairly extensive breakfast brunch menu on weekends which many people may not know about. The benny's are good and one of my fav's is the chicken & corn hash... very yummy.
Food overall is always solid for me (except one time I went for dinner about 5 months ago and the lamb chops were cold and tough).
Service is perpetually an issue for me... Very hit and miss. The obviously inexperienced waitress kept on serving and putting things (incl. hot coffee) right in front of my 14 month old even though there was room else where on the table. This is only one example of my recent trip. If service is around it is often slow.
Ambiance is nice (although we may ruin it for others bringing an active toddler into the mix :) and bathrooms are clean.
There never seems to be enough staff for how busy this place gets. The food is okay, but I find the menu somewhat limited and not geared towards the 'average' eater. Not really set-up for little kids, but not what I would consider too upscale or adult-oriented. I think this place is overrated, and I tend to avoid it.
We were seated quickly and given menus. Pretty standard and then Lisa came over and said she was here to take care of us. So refreshing! Would we like something to drink? Give us a minute to review the menu.
So we ordered a bottle of Savignon Blanc, a little pricey but do the math, it's about 2 drinks each for the 2 of us and that's cheaper than $9 per glass. This was a birthday celebration so spare no expense....
Chicken, 2 items on the menu appealed to us, Portobello Mushroom Chicken and Chicken Masala. The meals were both very aromatic, tasted great and there was much more starch there than we needed. The size of the Mushroom chicken breast was awesome while the volume of the Masala chicken chunks were a little wanting.
The atmosphere, (the decor), the service and the food were great and we'll do it again. The price of it all was a little over the top, $35 for wine, $20 for each entree, but the gift card helped. Depending on your station in life, the experience here can be just fabulous. Hopefully you can enjoy.
The two of us ate dinner there earlier this month. I have enjoyed meals at other Milestones but this meal was a dud. The margarita I ordered was so salty I sent it back. It was as if salt had been poured in the drink instead of just placed around the rim of the glass. They brought me another one, without salt anywhere. It was better. My dh who is vegan asked if there was any dairy in the veggie burger. The server came back and assured him it was vegan. So he asked that there be no dairy on the burger either. When he got it, they had put mayonnaise on the bun. True, mayonnaise isn't dairy, but it's not vegan either. My dish came with rice. It was good at first, until I got to the crunchy overcooked/dried out parts, which was a good portion. I don't think we'll be back.
Usually a big fan of Milestones as their service and food is generally great. However, went there early February and was very disappointed. They have changed their menu, and a few key items are either missing (lettuce wraps) or totally downsized (bandera pizza rolls). Basically a bad choice as now we are paying more money for less food and the quality is still the same. $50+ for a dinner for two, no drinks and 1 appy. On the plus side, servers are always great, even on busy weekend nights.
Ordered a pizza, and it arrived barely warm. Aside from that, it didn't taste very good, and the cheese was rubbery. A little disappointing.
Everything else was good, service, ambiance, etc. The other people at my table seemed to enjoy their meal.
I think her name was Kimberlee, and when we were greeted by her, even my foul mood did not deter her sense of humour or cheerful demeanour. The food was great as usual, I always admire the decor, love their choice in artwork, and it works well for our whole family. It seems from the moment you walk in the door at any milestone's it is always very inviting. No snivelling about prices here, they are on par with the atmosphere they provide, the food they present and the staff they aquire. God know I could use a Bellini right now!