The menu at Earls focuses on freshly made, seasonally inspired, casually elegant West Coast cuisine with International flavour. In addition to wide variety of dishes Earls has a drink menu to match.
I have not been to Earls for ages, but went with co-workers last week. I was not too impressed. The food was passible, I had a Grilled Chicken and Baked Brie Ciabatta grilled chicken, melted brie, roasted apples, spinach, sweet fig jam, garlic mayonnaise, house baked ciabatta. It came with a salad that had seen it's best before date long before it was served to me! We were surprised to see that when the server said it would be deducted from the bill, only fifty cents was taken off! I did not like that the servers all wore skimpy black attire and stilleto heels, it was not suitable for a restaurant, maybe a nightclub. I thought the prices were too high for the amount and quality of the food. I also felt the service was just too impersonal.
No wonder I hadn't been to Earls for years, it will be many more before I voluntarily return.
When some friends of ours suggested Earl's for an evening out we reluctantly agreed, it's been quite sometime since we've been to this restaurant, after hearing a few positive things we decided to give it a try. We were immediatley greeted at the door, our hostess was a little awkward, but friendly. This location has done a great job at renovating the exterior of the building but the interior really needs a revamp. That typical Earl's open floorplan makes for a noisy evening, carpet was all torn up, design just looks tired. Our waiter was very decent, fairly attentive, we could tell he was new to the industry, again a little awkward. We did appreciate the proper wine service he provided. Our group enjoyed the Sweet Chili Chicken and Dynamite Roll appys. Mixed Field Greens (Salad) was great, as was the Rosemary Oregano Pan Bread. My fiance quite enjoyed the Los Cabos Chicken Tacos, others in our party enjoyed the Bacon Cheddar Burger and the Champagne Berry and Spinach Salad. Overall, we'd suprisingly return to Earls for the food, despite the lacking ambiance.
This Earls has rich & lush look about it. It is located right on 200th. The restaurant is partioned into a large bar area and restaurant.
On my most recent visit, I must say the most impressive part would appear the manager's ability to hire staff that are very similiar in appearance, ie: attractive female servers.
We went for what used to be known as Wing Wedneday. The wings were as good as ever, but if you stray from that, you aren't in for a cheap or I would say even reasonably priced meal.
Three of us had the Wings@ $7 and the other had a Chicken Club. I had water, the others each had a drink @ $6+ and 2 pieces ogf pan bread @ $3 each.
Re: the bread, which used to be great with rosemary and a dusting of sea salt on top, now has neither and was kind of dry.
The tab before tip was $65. Service was so/so. at best. No longer are the finger bowls provided after the meal for those having the wings.
It was partly my fault for not looking and thinking about the price of the bill (I was a little overwhelmed by my one pint of beer, and nonstop talking friend) but we ordered a artichoke and spinach dip of some kind only because it was 50% after 9 tonight. It was mediocre but i figured oh well its under 10 bucks what do you expect, and I had a decent price on my watery "dark" ale so I wasnt complaining. If my math and the website is correct 3.99 for the pint (it was on sale), and 5.50 for the 1/2 price dip, then my bill should have been around 10.75 with tax, but was instead 16. too bad I didn't notice, but won't go back to another earls except to use my gift card.
Plus the food was NOT GOOD ive had better spinach dip at dirty run down pubs, it just tasted like fat and salt instead of real flavour.
We liked the atmosphere with lots of people and action all around. The servers were efficient, pleasant and attractive. But it seems many of these clone like places are fashioned after each other because, if it works, why change it. Attractive girls in short skirts. What's not to like? The food for one and the prices. $15 for a hamburger that was just not good. Greasy onion rings. I actually couldn't eat them and I eat anything. A tiny but pretty good sandwich. Yam fries and caesar salad were ok. Three people for lunch. Two cocktails, one appie, 2 burgers and a sandwich for a total of $92 all in. Merely passable food for that kind of money, no matter the pleasant surroundings, is not conducive to a return visit. Given the crowd though, I don't think they'll miss us.
I've eaten at this Earl's in Langley about 30 times over the past few years. Haven't been there this past year and, from reading the poor reviews, that's probably just as well. Used to be as good as any of the Earl's, barring the occasional faux pas, which were always corrected or the meal comp'd. Service was the usual Earl's standard: wannabe fashionista wait staff, usually friendly, sometimes vacuous. Nothing offensive. The menu is imaginative, lots of good pairings and it changes often enough to remain interesting but keeps the classics. If this Earl's is so bad now, I bet it's because it's being poorly managed. They need to fix that before they totally lose Earl's fans like me. If I can't count on all the Earls to be consistently good, I'll just stop frequenting any of them.
I go to Earls maybe once a month, at this location, and have found it to be on average a decent place to go to. I usually get whatever is new and has been recently added to the menu. Occasionally it suffers from lack of service, but counteracting that have been some truly great servers over time. The food is always of good quality, I can recommend going here, however, try and go when it is not during peak dinner hours, when it can be chaotic.
If you want to be ignored, treated like a lepur, spoken to very rudely, and eat cold and abismaly small portions, then Earls Langley is for you. We were seated right away, but waited 30 minutes to have our drinks taken by a very surley waitress. When the drinks finially arrrive 10 minutes laters they were wrong, and we were told we would have to speak to our origniall waitress who would be by shortly. 15 minutes later she comes by, Stands at the end of our table and proclaims" WHAT DO YOU WANT TO EAT", my wife made mention that our drinks were wrong what prompted little miss surley to state, "I dont think so, that is what you orderded. We deceided to ask for a manager who never showed up, so we simply got up and walked out.
Save your soul and your money and skip Earls LAngley, unless you like to be treated like crap
My husband and I took my elderly parents there for a late lunch recently. We were pleasantly surprised at the updated look and feel of the restaurant, the menu, and the service! We were greeted by the hostess who opened the door for us when she saw us approaching. We were seated promptly and our server attended to us within seconds of being seated. The varied menu appealed to all in our group. Every item ordered was great and enjoyed by all! Our server was dressed beautifully and carried herself in a professional manner not usually seen in restaurants these days. The food, service and ambiance were all superb, and we plan to dine at this location of Earl's many times in the future.
I want to state that I am a fan of the chain and a fan of the cocnept. But honestly has anyone noticed? They just do it better in downtown Vancouver. The drinks are more plentiful, screens bigger, ambiance hipper and definitely definitely the girls hotter. I am not exactly single but whether I take my own or come with work friends a little attraction and entertainment is always welcome. Now nearer to my work place Earls is just that much better (in the city), but on a week night when you have to be here in the subs then sure it is great and there is some sweet eye candy but nothing like the city.
OK so the wine was perfectly suggested and the steak was exactly as ordered so no complaints however does not compare to downtown. Still probably one of the best places to relax and dine in Langley.
Did not expect much at first because the chain has been going downhill... but I was wrong! They have decided to stick with what made them popular in the first plae: attractiveness and entertainment. Go also for the fish and the steak... they melt in your mouth. Can't say much about the apps but the bar is of the best quality with a good selection with cocktails ladies would have. the eycandy is not the best... they are ok (hence why I was pleasantly surprised because I thought it was going downhill). The place is sleek and sexy (especially the bar and staff). You will feel great inside.
I have been going to Earls for years and always had a decent experience. Things as of late sure have changed. I recently have become a father and went with my family to enjoy lunch. We were seated and it was only at that time we were made aware that Earls no longer provides high chairs or booster seats. Apparently they are trying to "appeal to a older more mature demographic". With one look around there were more families than there were couples or friends enjoying lunch. Do they not understand a family will spend more money than a couple? We decided to stay anyway and try things out. We ordered drinks and we recieved the wrong type that were flat and warm. It was at that point we decided to leave. Appealing to an older crowd one would think the drinks would be cold and correct. I gave the food an okay as in the past it was good but this was my last visit to this tragedy of a restaraunt chain that has clearly lost it's way.
A year or two ago the Earl's Langley was one of my favorite dining spots. What has happened? The service is terrible and the food slow and often served cold. Chili Chicken is my all time favorite and the portion size changes week to week at the Langley Earls location. Since new management change nothing at Earls Langley is consistent. I have also had the most inexperienced unintelligent servers lately- sad considering I used to love the Earls Girls.... :( Hope somebody fixes things soon!!
Surprisingly, Earl's on a Friday night was not very busy. We were seated right away, and yes, there were plenty of "Earl's Girls" -- but -- dressed down in country & western attire (not terribly flashy, either) to celebrate the rodeo weekend.
Our waitress was very perky and upbeat and came around when we needed anything. She really tried hard. About 10 minutes after ordering our server came back and told us that the kitchen had run out of Tuscan flatbread (huh? It's Friday night around 7 pm and you're running out of items? and there are no chicken tacos either?) She told us they would comp another appetizer for us, but we figured maybe we'd just skip it and have dessert.
The steak, garlic mashed potatoes and crisp asparagus were great. The green thai curry was very good, although very hot. The bellinis and margs were tasty, though I thought the margs were a little strong on the lime base.
Though we were too full to finish the cheesecake for dessert, we took it home. Tasty but smaller than I thought it would be.
The ambience was not bad -- at least not until the police "gang crime unit" showed up. They talked to some guys and left about 5 minutes later. Gave people something to stare at while they waited for food. Once they left, everything went back to normal.
Definitely will return thanks to the quality of the food and service.
Okay we have been going to Earls for a long time long before I had my son. Since having him we had only gone when he was small enough to fit his carseat and all the other times just ordered takeout. This past Saturday a couple of friends, my husband, my 10 month old son, and I stopped in for an early dinner. Upon arrival the waitress informed me that they had no high chairs or booster seats, we decided to stay and enjoy a meal together anyway. My son sat between us in the booth, well stood really. Now I fully understand that this isn't a "family style" restaurant, however eliminating anyone with children coming to the restaurant is a bit drastic, then it should be labelled a bar or pub where children cannot go. I sent Earls a letter to this regard, and they informed me that they have chosen not to market their restaurant to families. It was a scripted response that they've obviously sent many times.
The food was decent and is consistent with the many other times I've been or ordered takeout. The service wasn't outstanding and the waitresses/hostesses always seem to have far too little clothing on.
I however will NOT go to Earls again with or without my child or order takeout as I feel like this is discrimination.
Very disappointed. I live here so I have to say I am disappointed they treat us like we are lesser than downtown (or even Burnaby). So we happily go to Earls expecting the same treatment, food, drinks and atmosphere and entertainment as downtown (and even Earls in other suburbs). Wrong while the food was still good (varied, eclectic, a little small portion but always delicious), liquor (good wine by the glass, bottled drinks reasonably priced) and a very attractive room the servers at this location were wearing mom and pop pants. Like it is Langley so we can get away with less entertainment and attractiveness and people will still come. Wrong. I am disappointed that the staff here think we in Langley are prudes or something. Look I am willing to pay the admittedly higher prices and order pokes, curry, fish and alcohol in a great ambiance but why would I pay higher prices and tip well when the attraction factor isn't at this location?
For me I will still visit Earls but near my office downtown for lunch not here for dinner.
We went here when a large group of about 30 people had just sat down. We must have waited 45 minutes for our food which was pretty bad and they said it was because they were so busy. Our food was not even that great, one dish slightly undercooked, and the quesadilla with chicken is gross with cooked avocado in it. We were also seated right by the place where they bang dishes and cutlery so it was beyond loud and annoying. Very dissapointing.
I've been here a few times. When I am meeting a fine lady this place suits us fine when in Langley. We also get take out and order steak with salads and appies. Super yummy!!
I ate in once over the lunch hour too and it was Saturday. Tried on of their lunch specials which was not bad at all. The cone fish was delicious and very reasonably priced! The girls are a joy to watch. They know how to have you coming back.
I definitely recommend this place for lunch or dinner if you are in the Langley area.
When I like something I stick to it, so when I ordered my usual Grilled Chicken Bree Cheese Ciabatta Sandwich with Fig Jam I was in heaven when I took the first bite! By far this location makes the best food!! Even the apple vinegrette salad was amazing! I order this sandwich a lot a various locations, but this specific one in Langley perfects this dish. Will come back to this location for sure. Very nice set up too.
I had to come on here and say that over the past couple of years this Earls has gone dramatically downhill with horrible service, but I went there last week for a late night appy and our server was great! She was well knowledged about the wines and which they currently had and which they didn't, she was on top of everything! I'm really glad to see that they have picked it up in there. I love the food but the service in the past has always made me second guess going back...not any more!!! Keep up the great work!