WOW !! This place is a MUST !! You need to try the Masala Dosa and the Samosa's ! The new owners have made a huge effort in cleaning this place up. The chairs and new flooring have made this a more cozy place to dine. The menu now offers both VEG and NON-VEG. They will be adding to the menu in the next few months but some of the daily Non-Veg items are very tasty. Especially the Chicken Biriyani. While sitting there, it amazes me the amount of take out orders. So I guess this looks to be the best new South Indian Rest in town ! I can honestly say that it is well priced and very tasty ! I high recommend it if your looking for a place that serves fresh food at a decent price !!
Adult tator tots strangely powdery no flavor, hot dogs could go without the pepper ketchup, bacon perogies are sometimes excellent, sometimes way over cooked, brownies are cold like out of the fridge cold and no thanks please dont microwave it, that does not count as cooking
Staff is excellent, just serving up bar food that probably tastes way better after a few....
A few months ago, this place was full of great staff, I Loved Everybody There! Now, I hardly recognize anybody there, I especially miss my favorite people who worked here. I feel like the standards of service have dropped much too low, it's very disturbing. I recommend going to another Starbucks, I know I will!
I arranged a team luncheon for 39 people. Kristy Farion was the catering manager I worked with. She was knowledgeable and so incredibly helpful in creating a great lunch for the team.
I printed the menus from the website and everyone was able to place their own order. 39 orders that varied between personalized wraps, rice bowls, quesadillas, sandwiches and salad rolls and every single one was delivered as ordered! One team member said their rice bowl was so good he could literally dive into it!
We also had five large salads which were some of the best salads I've ever had. The produce was fresh and the dressings were so flavourful. At one point when everyone was eating, it was funny to hear the crunch-crunch of the lettuce. All we had left from five large trays of salads was a quarter of a tray. People went back for seconds and thirds.
It was a great lunch and we appreciate what Kristy and the rest of the Chopped Leaf Commerce Place staff did for us!
This is a great place for a real burger. It's will cost you about $13 for an amazing burger, great fries and a large drink. The Burger is large to say the least and was enough to fill fill me up when usually at McD's I have an extra burger to fill the gap. The toppings were as fresh as could be and the fries were piping hot. After you order you can grab a scoup of peanuts and sit down until your number was called.
There was not much for annoying youth, running their mouths off like you would find in a standard fast food place. Watching the clientele come and go as I was eating, I would say that everyone from all walks of life come here. Kinda laughed when I seen a "gal" with a brand name everything, snotty looking, squirt ketchup on her Gucci bag, happens to us all.
All said and done, this is now top on my list for grabbing a fast really good burger.
I will start by saying I live just across the street from the Meadowlark Brewsters, and I have gone there many times, hoping that I will make it a habit to have it as my neighborhood pub. However, after giving it so many chances, I realized the place really sucks and made painful decision to avoid it at any cost.
Here is why:
The service is too slow and arrogant. The one item on the menu that seems to attract people are the wings. The rest of the menu is nothing too exciting, your typical pub food, priced too high. Most waitresses are chubby and dressed like sluts in black, which explains why some guys like the place.
The beer is good, I like the Shaughnessey Stout. At the bar, the same story, the bartenders are either stoned the whole time or arrogant, or just plain dumb. During the day the music is pretty dull and very loud. It seems they play some radio station and don't care for what the customers like.
If you go there during lunch it is packed with seniors, as there are many senior condominium complexes around.
They have about 30 tv sets in the place, but almost always they show the same channel. If you ask them to change it on one of the sets, say you wanted to watch the UEFA semi finals instead the golf channel or the billiard, they will either ignore you, or say that the rest of the crowd wants to see the program that they have on now (which they just say even if you are the only person in the area where the tv is), or they will try to get a hold of the manager by phone to ask for permission, which on one occasion took more than half an hour, by which time I finished my beer and decided to order lunch somewhere else.
If you are looking for good food and fun times, don't go there.
There are so many pubs in town of the similar type, that have much better food and service (the twisted kilt, shanks, boston pizza, etc...) that I really don't understand how can these guys stay in business.
Steeps is a great place to visit if you love tea! or even if you just want to try tea. There are 150 teas to try, from all areas of the world, plus herbal, rooibos and flavoured tea. Steeps carries fabulous estate teas, high end white & oolong tea, and also some of the best matcha. Steeps is one of the only locations in Edmonton to serve a proper ceremonial matcha in a bowl. You can also try out Yerba mate in a gourd here! And if the tea is not enough, Steeps serves up some of the best Chai in the city as well as some fabulous tea lattes. They also serve espresso drinks if you would rather have a Cappuccino or Cafe Latte.
Steeps serves some light lunch food items, like soups and samosas, along with local baking like scones, waffles, and hummus. Steeps also serves a large gluten free selection, like muffins, date squares, brownies, and cookies.
At Steeps, when you order tea, you get to choose your own tea cup from a variety of china cups and eclectic tea mugs. Tea is served in a french press, so you can watch your leaves and get free water refills.
There is free wifi and plenty of comfy chairs to relax in, and books to read or games to play. Everyone is and feels welcome here, and the Staff always make sure you know how to steep your tea, or give great suggestions on new teas to try or treats to snack on.
We came in ordered their catepiller roll, dragon eyes, two orders of their wonder tempura, salmon sashimi, beef tataki, tuna tataki, maki maki roll, and a sushi boat. I got to say they have this new dish i believe its called spicy salmon yuke. thats a fabulous appetizer Im not sure if their trying it out right now or its not on their menu yet but i would recomend trying it. Its a minced spicy salmon dip.
I live in Vancouver but visit my family every summer and Christmas. And everytime I make sure I get a amazing yummy yummy Donairs at this place. Best i've ever had. Fresh food, clean place with friendly guys. and my mom LOVES their crispy perfect onion rings. Keep it up Donairs station. I'll see you in the summer.
We (a group of U of A students) tried this place out recently for lunch. They have a good buffet selection with a lot of vegetarian options. Service was good and water was refilled at an alarming rate. The bread coming with the buffet was pretty good and came in several possible flavours. Overall we were happy with Daawat and will be returning in the future.
Don't waste your time and money at this overpriced restaurant with mediocre food and a greedy owner with poor personal customer service and business building training.
The Good: The Serving Staff were Great! We had a wonderful waitress, and the guys that bring around the meat were hilarious! They really made the evening enjoyable and full of laughter with their interactions at the table! You are to be commended!
The Bad: The food was way overpriced for what we received in quality of taste and flavour.
The Mediocre: The food.
SALAD: I love salad bars - and their presentation was very pretty. But I barely ate more than one or two bites of each dish that I tried, and had to spit out one of them. There was nothing that wowed me even a little. The only saving grace was the fresh mango slices. We were all hoping for pineapple... but none until the very end of the night, and it was sliced sliver thin and layered on the plate with pork - meaning my friend that cannot eat pork couldn't have ANY pineapple. It was also very weird to have the salad dressings right after the plates. So are we supposed to go past, get our salads, and THEN go back to the start of the line to get to the dressings again? i gave up!
MEAT: At other brazillian restaurants, I have been jokingly accused of making 'inapropriate sounds' while fully enjoying the beautiful flavours of the many different cuts of meat. At PAMPA's however, I was very dissappointed! Only ONE of the 10 cuts of meat warrented a 'wow' experience - the rest were mediocre... and FOUR of them tasted like LIVER! *BLECH*!
DESSERT: Ordered separately at an additional charge - which was far overpriced for what we got. We were having a birthday party and did not see anything we could order as a 'birthday cake'... so ordered some other items instead just because the dessert menu items looked interesting. Enjoyable, but not 'wow', and about double the price it deserved.
The ugly - The Owner: Oscar.
So once everyone was completely finished with what the restaurant had to offer, I brought out 2 'backup' birthday cupcakes, because a birthday just isn't a birthday without cake (and the restaurant did not have cake to offer that we could buy for this purpose). I knew their bellies would be full, but just wanted a photo with the 2 birthday people before they could put the cupcakes back in the box and take them home to have the next day. One person chose to put theirs back, the other person ate theirs.
When the bill came - we were shocked and surprised to be charged $18/ DOLLARS CAKE PLATING SERVICE CHARGE!!!!! SERIOUSLY? a labour/service charge for a labour and service that they never performed! To add insult to injury - it was explained that the charge was based on $3 per person for every person at the table of 6! Regardless of the fact that only 2 cupcakes were on the table, and only 1 was consumed, and that no service of any kind was performed by the restaurant staff. The owner noticed the cupakes and ordered the waitress to add the charge to the bill. So we asked to speak with him to sort it out. We comfirmed that this surprise fee/policy was not posted anywhere in the restaurant (and have since confirmed that it is also not posted on their website).
The proper thing to do:
Option 1: at the time of noticing the cupcakes, approach the table immediately and politely explain the policy - allowing us to put the cupcakes away without any hard feelings, nor any further action, leaving the owner with his dignity and the customers with a pleasant experience. If the customer doesn't understand there is a problem, they cannot make informed decisions. Offering that information is a service to the customer. It makes the restaurant look good at the end of the day.
Option 2: if they didn't have the courage to perform option 1, and just wanted to see if we would notice the extra charge, or NOT notice it an pay without knowing... then at the time of being questioned, the smart thing to do would be to either wave it, OR to at the very least seek the middle ground. As a matter of principle - math has to make sense. If we brought in 2 cupcakes to serve and didn't know about the fee, then we should pay $3 x 2 cupcakes. So reducing the fee to $6 would have shown that the owner is reasonable and has compassion, and wants these 6 people and all of their friends and family to return.
Oscar - the owner - did not care about the math of 2 cupcakes vs 6 people vs no labour or service provided. And would not back down. Is $18 really worth the loss to reputation and future business? or in this case - if option 2 had ensued - is $12 really worth it? Apparently Oscar is greedy enough that he wants the $12 so bad right now he is willing to put blinders on and refuse to think of the future ramifications of his actions on his business.
Oscar - there is a lot of training out there for you in the realm of customer service, and proper choices and recourse to PROSPER and BUILD your business. I hope you put that precious $18 towards enrolling in such education! Especially since one member of our party who had been talking earlier in the evening about this being a good choice for her Father's birthday of 15 people - has now abruptly cancelled any such thoughts! But it's just as well... she had never been to other Brazillian restaurants of this nature and therefore had no comparison to base the quality of the food, and therefore to think of 15 people paying that overpriced charge is hard to fathom anyways!
I love hanging out here after work and weekends, as I get to meet friendly people, play pool while waiting my turn to sing, and best of all, munch on some awesome pizza.
I go about 3-4 times a week, its near my place so a great location for me to unwind and enjoy some good company. There are many different social circles there, from trades to retail to I.T. so its always something different to talk about. Everyone has fun, its a pleasant and not overly loud atmosphere whatsoever, which makes enjoying their food and Karaoke a pleasure.
Pool is $1.25 per game, they have 7 bar style tables on the far side of the place, and they're in decent shape. Plenty of seating both in the sports side (where the pool tables and huge projector screen are), and the lounge side (where the Karaoke singers usually sing at). The bar is situated smack dab in the middle of the place, and has plenty of easy access bar chairs all around it. Plenty of screens located above and around the bar too.
There are 3 projected screens, two of which are dedicated to showing two sports feeds, the third being used for the Karaoke singers. The sound system is very decent while not being too loud, as it projects sound approx 8-10' up, and over the entire place, and not downward. Very nice, its easy enough to have decent conversations without feeling like you're competing against a barrage of noise.
There are 3 VLT terminals at the back of the sports side, a pinball game and shooting/hunter game near the washrooms corridor, and a modern music Tunes jukebox which can download new songs if required from its internet server.
The Karaoke is the main reason why I visit, with over 13,000 songs to choose from and more added quite frequently, there's never a lack of material to attempt to sing. From my brief time there so far I've witnessed some AMAZING singers who should be laying down track, they're that good. Rosario's has a great reputation for attracting talented and humble singers, so its a pleasure just to hang out for a few hours to listen to them sing, even if there are the odd amateurs who butcher a few songs. :) Its so worth it.
The staff are very friendly, albeit due to the constant influx of customers they can be a bit overwhelmed with taking orders, so do be patient. Food is served until at least midnight, and their menu is quite comprehensive for a sports bar venue such as this. I have to say, the Pizza is probably the BEST in Edmonton, and take it from me, I love food. As an I.T. guy who has worked at night, finding decent pizza in this city is damn annoying. It was truly a very satisfying experience to enjoy their pizza for the first time and be blown away by how good it was.
Regarding drinks, I'm fairly certain they have a fair (great, even) selection of beer, wine, and hard liquor, but as I'm not a drinker I will only go by memory as to seeing a lot of different labels being used.
I think that about covers my review, and do hope it helps pique the interest of future customers. Please feel free to add comments here (if applicable).
This is an amazing restaurant/lounge. Wether eating in the bar or the restaurant you are guaranteed to find a great atmosphere. The only thing that people should be aware of is the fact that the lounge at this location is frequented by trades. As anyone knows trades have a different way of speaking and that they frequently use vulgar language which may offend some. Other than that the staff are wonderful in both sides. Anyone who enjoys rum should have C.C. make them a Zombie. Ive been told that this is her drink. The restaurant is always clean, the staff are very presentable and the washrooms wont leave you with the willys. The bar is full of true Esks/Oilers fans and everyone is welcome. The crowd that does the Esks express is well behaved and compared to other locations will not make those who are not big drinkers uncomfortable. All in all the prices are excellent, the staff will make you feel welcome and you will definitely want to come back again!!
....and this place was amazing. We had hot & sour soup, salt/pepper deep fried prawns, beef tagalog, and tilapia fish, with chicken fried rice. Everything was amazing.
Further support this place is amazing: I'm asian, live in Vancouver, and my dinner friends have very fine culinary tastes also.
Very good value.
I checked out the Capital Pizza in Belle Rive Edmonton on 8304 160 Avenue. Really good lasagna and pasta. Be sure to try their steak as it was wicked. They have a nice lounge as well with drink specials. I ate in the dining area and the service was amazing. Will return often.
I had ordered a Quesadilla and a prawn salad roll..
They haven't mastered the art of a salad roll (was half ripped from overstuffing the salad) plus they jip you in the prawns - you only receive two, where normally salad rolls have 3-4 prawns
The Quesadilla was good, but really small and not worth the price... I'll stick to Mucho Burrito for Quesadilla's
Our extended family (19 of us including 3 children under 4) decided to try the New Year's Day Buffet at Daltons Restaurant. There was a nice variety in the food - both hot and cold dishes - with a good selection of desserts. Everyone was pleased with the food and found something they liked. The atmosphere was quiet and they were able to seat us all together at a long table near the back of the restaurant. It was an excellent experience for our family and we will definitely plan on returning next year (if not before).
Nothing special or outstanding. Price was a little high for their buffet lunch. Needed more varieties.
Rice was at the far end of the buffet line away from the main sitting area. Only had four meat dishes. One was beef curry, one was lamb curry and two chicken dishes.
I have been eating at Happy Gardens since the 80's and it is one of the rare places that has stayed consistently good ! It is small and intimate, a little off the main road so you have to know where you are going. I doubt they get many walk-ins except for people in Parkallen neighborhood yet they are still thriving. Great food for great value.
When I went to this location there were only one other customer eating; as I approached the counter the lady in a blue striped shirt (I think she was a supervisor or a key holder) was standing infront of the till facing to her right talking to a guy in street clothes. I waited for her to ask me my order and finally five minutes later she faced me and asked for my order.
After I gave her my order and receiving my order I walked over to a table on the right side of the dining room. Two minutes later an employee started to vacuum the rug on the right side of the dining room. He kept vacuuming around my table and I didn't know why he couldn't have started on the left side of the dining room.
I rushed to eat my burger because the sound of the vacuum was giving me a headache.
As a customer I didn't feel welcome and felt rushed to leave so I won't be back to this location anymore.
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