Mr. Mike's Steakhouse & Bar (formerly Mr. Mike's West Coast Grill) has been around for decades. Things have changed over the years, but the main focus has remained great steaks and burgers. Mr. Mike's is located at 2991 Lougheed in Coquitlam in Pinetree Village, directly across from Coquitlam Centre.
We haven't been to a Mr Mike's for a very long time.......last time we were there you got a steak, baked potatoe and garlic bread for $4.99, collected self-serve cafeteria style carrying your own tray (obviously that was a long time ago).
Well, things have certainly gone upscale at Mike's place. Ambience is the same muted greens and beiges that adorn White Spot or Milestones and the prices, ambience and some menu items are very similar. We both ordered New York steak sandwiches that came with a big handful of fries and a few onion rings. Steaks were both done perfectly, char grilled and perched on grilled bread; tasty but they weren't melt in your mouth tender. Rings and fries were just average and they were the only veggies on the plate. I think I should have subbed in a caesar salad for the fries or got a side.
The waitresses (we had 3 serving us) were fast and efficient, and we never wanted for anything. $45 with a good tip. We'd go back but we'd probably try their Mike burgers with a side salad.
Last time I came to Mr. Mikes was probably a few years ago when they first open in the Pinetree plaza. I ordered a salmon wellington and it literally made me sick to my stomach. I never went back since.
However, my husband and I decided to give it another try 2 nights ago when we decided that we should use the entertainment book coupon. The atmosphere was nice and cozy, just like the way I remember. We were seated right away and was given a menu to look at. I was craving pasta that night, so I went with the chicken pesto fettucini while my husband ordered one of their mikeburgers, and we also decided to order calamari to start.
The calamari came almost immediately. It looks quite greasy and a lot of them were a little too soft and a little underdone. Probably wouldn't order that again. Our entrees came soon after. My pasta was quite good, perfectly cooked, could use a little less olive oil in the pesto sauce though. The grill chicken breast was cooked to perfection, surprisingly moist and nicely seasoned. Quite impressed by the dish, actually.
My husband's burger was HUGE!! He had trouble putting the whole thing into mouth and got a little bit messy with the sauteed mushroom falling out of the burger.
Overall, not bad, would come again, just stay away from the calamari.
I used to go to Mr. Mikes as a kid in the 80s. It was always a treat to eat out with my family. When i was younger, my pallet probably wasn't as refined as it is today. I thought i would check it out since i havn't been in so long. It was a nice looking pad. We were greeted and escorted to a table promptly and with a smile. The waitress was freakin' gorgeous, but i had to control myself since i was in the presence of a significant other. We ordered mohito's. Scored zero on that one. I'm a mohito fan, and this was pretty bad, they forgot to put the sugar syrop in. Bartender can't get it right the first time. Not very good for a steakhouse/BAR hello!? But i am still thankful on Thanksgiving. I ordered the Bugabo Ribs, my date ordered the mushroom burger. The ribs were served with fries and garlic bread. Nothing too impressive when you look at it. The ribs were a good size served with sauce on the side. The meat was tender and taste was good. The sauce was interesting, but i think it would have been better if the sauce was applied to the rib on the grill to allow the sauce to carmelize a little to add a nice glaze to the meat. I don't know just a thought but i think that would have put those ribs over the top instead of just being good. My date thought her mushroom burger was ok, although she wasn't too fond of the thousand island style sauce on it. She says the best part of the meal was the fries. Good for you Mr. Mikes, you've mastered fries.
Overall i would say it's an ok place, i might go back, but i'm not going to go out of my way or anything. It's a little pricey when you compare what they offer on there menu. It does seem like kind of a childish menu, boring and dated. The servers seemed friendly, but it did not feel genuine. Seemed more like they were upset about working on a long weekend. Service was lacking when we complained about the shoddy workmanship on the drinks. Stick with beer? They can't fukc that one up.
I have dined at this steakhouse so-called on one occasion and I would never go back.
I ordered an Avalanche Mikeburger and it was horrible: overcooked with soggy mushrooms, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion. Truly disgusting.
The service was surly and condescending. The waitress truly did not care about whether I was satisfied or not.
The milieu was cheesy with disgusting pictures hanging on the walls.
This place is absolutely horrible. It has poor food, service and milieu. It is profoundly NOT worth the money. By all means, if you are smart, go elsewhere!
I ordered a bacon burger for takeout today and man, was I ever impressed. I have never tasted such high quality beef in a burger before. The bun was more of the large rectangular french bread type and was buttered and toasted and very tasty. The lettuce and onion was very fresh and crisp, but the only thing was, I don't recall there being any bacon in it. Oh well... The fries were golden and hot and deliciously seasoned too and it all came in a snazzy fabric takeout bag you can use for things like grocery shopping. Bonus! Even though I was taking out, the server was also very friendly and upbeat. I also got my order in less than 10 minutes.
Mr. Mike's burgers rock on Red Robin or White Spot. I remember Mr. Mikes like 25 years ago at Kingsgate Mall growing up. I will surely be going back.
A friend and I met for lunch today at Mr. Mike's. We were seated immediately by a very pleasant young lady after being given several choices of where to sit. Our server was with us right away and took our drink orders and explained some new features on the menu. We both drank ice water all the way through lunch and never once had to ask for a refill--our server was on the ball and kept our glasses full.
We shared the crab/shrimp stuffed mushroom caps/garlic toast and they were absolutely delectable.
My friend ordered the chicken/roasted red pepper quesadilla with salad and I ordered the soup/sandwich/salad. We both thought the salad dressing was delicious and the salad fresh. My lunch partner really enjoyed her quesadilla as well. My sandwich of ham, Swiss cheese, and tomato on a piece of baguette was excellent and the garlic aioli was "to die for". The clam chowder was disappointing as it was hard to find any clam meat and there were far too many potatoes in it but I had enough food that I didn't really miss eating the soup.
The food and service were excellent and the prices are very reasonable.
I will recommend this restaurant to friends and I will certainly return for another meal.
I went to Mr. Mike's tonight with my 2 sisters. I was a bit hesitant to go because of the reviews I've seen on here in the past... but the food and the service were both pretty outstanding. I had the chicken breast wrapped in phyllo and it was delicious. the value was pretty good as well at only 15 dollars for my entree. i've been to places that would charge much more something like that. my sisters both had steaks which they said were also great. we all shared an awesome pineapple cheesecake afterwards that was pretty amazing. Service was fast and friendly as well. I'm usually wary of these "steakhouse" joints as you never know what you're gonna get, but I can honestly say it was a great experience. Definitely would go back.
Thought I would check this place out as I remember the old school Mr. Mikes as a kid growing up. The waitress was not overly freindly and when I asked if I could exchange my potato for some steamed vegetables, I was told no. I was told if I wanted steamed vegetables it would cost another 3 dollars. WOW! We were not being cheap with our order, we ordered two appetizers and two bigger meals. That was a bad start. I ordered a medium rare steak and it was brought to the table burned...what really burned me was that the burned part of the steak was on the bottom as if to hide how burnt it was. We sent it back and after about ten minutes another steak arrived. Same thing, the steak looked okay on the top but when I bit into it, I could taste charcole again. I flipped it over and sure enough, burned again. Each time the kitchen staff attempted to conceal the fact that they had burned the medium rare steak. I sent it back again and I got the sense the waitress may have been mad at me as I could see her showing the burned steak to another staff member in the restaurant. But a big save was made. The manager approached our table and offered a full apology, waived the cost of our entire bill, and gave us a gift certificate to come back. That was the most impressive part of the evening, obviously the manager has some sense. The restaurant is pretty cool and very different from the old school Mr. Mikes...this one is a steak house. My suggestions to the staff are, be a little friendlier, dont try to grind more money out of your customers (just switch the potato for vegetables for petes sake) and if you burn a steak, dont try to conceal, just make another one and watch it more closely as it sits on the grill. I never bitch and whine about service or restaurants but this was an exceptional case of sillyness. Cheers to the Manager!
Have been here several times now and finally decided to write a review.
The menu is often changing and the food is fresh. Thursdays are great because you have a mini menu of half price eats.
The staff always impress me as they are always on top of it and in a good mood. They always have good tips and bring out hot food.
Would recommend this place for a date night, casual night or family night.
Good for all.
Headed there again tonight.
Like the prior review - we had not been to Mr. Mikes for several years. We went to celebrate our 38th Anniversary. Order Steak and Crab, Steak and Shrimp - steak was cooked perfect, and the meal itself was nice and tasty - I questioned the potatoes, almost tasted instant, but they did have the red skins. The service, well that is my complaint - there on a Monday evening - at best there was 8 - 10 tables with customers and three servers. The light for the butter for the crab went out shortly after we got our meals, asked for it to be re lit by our server three times, and finally asked the hostess - who did it promptly. The server assisted two tables after our first request (I was watching) and then assisted these two tables again after my second request. When you pay close to Keg prices for a meal, you expect to get decent service, especially when it is not busy. Nothing worse than trying to enjoy crab with cold clarified butter. Not to return again, will go to the Keg or Earls for the price I paid.
This location boasts a contemporary yet rustic facade from the the sidewalk and continues the rouse upon entering. The menu is childish at best and leads you to believe you must be dining at the pinnacle of steakhouses by the above average pricing. Our waitress was particularly keen on the fact that our small children may be prone to make a mess and instantly provided extra napkins and tops for their drinks. It wasn't untill the food arrived that I realized we had made a mistake in going there. My wifes salad contained segments of rotten lettuce and her clam chowder was but half a step away from Campbells. The ten dollar burger my son had was mostly burnt and loaded with unhealthy carcinogens, while the fries were clearly of the low quality frozen bagged variety.I have to say that my steak was cooked to perfection although the seafood that accompanied it was grossly overdone. The only solace we had in this experience was the obvious chagrin that our waitress expressed as she presented us with a reduced bill that was half of what I expected. It would seem by her reaction that this was a common theme with her position in the establishment. Although the experience was quite poor, I saw no need to devoid her of a handsome tip as her job was done to a "T".