Never been to a more pathetic "greek" restaurant in my life. Food is bad, service is waterer and ambiance is one of the owners playing some weird guitar trying to distract people from the tasteless meal. I saw several people using discount coupons during our meal. bad restaurant
Went to Montana's for the first time on Friday night and had a positive experience all the way around. We arrived early-ish, around 5:30 and did not have to wait for table, but by 6:00 the restaurant was completely full. While there was a bit of a wait towards the end of the meal (when the most diners were there) for our server, the staff seemed energetic and friendly.
The menu had a lot of food that I want to try at some point. I'm a meat and potatoes type of person, so this was right up my alley. My husband and I tried the Portabello Steak and it was great. Big portions for a reasonable price, our meals came out to just over $25 per person (no dessert).
If you are looking for quiet/romatic/adult-oriented dining, this might night be the place for you.The restaurant got pretty loud as it filled up, and there were a number of young families there, so it's a bonus for those with kids.
So this is a German Delicatessen with deli meats and cheese cut to your liking and European Foods that are not found in grocery stores. It is quaint with reasonable prices. Sandwiches and soups are made to eat-in or take away. The soups are fresh and they don't skimp on the meat on the sandwiches.
I went to Viva Mexico on the recommendation of my brother. As a university student he goes where the food is good, plentiful and cheap. As a frequent visitor of Mexico and lover of Mexican food, I have found it very hard to find a real authentic Mexican restaurant in the lower mainland. I do not have to look any further. The ambiance was fun, the food was fresh and the service, well it was like being in Mexico, slow but friendly. The food took a while to get to our table, but it was WELL worth the wait. I will certainly be making Viva Mexico one of my frequent haunts.
Travel to Mexico a couple times a year, so we have been looking for a place with great Mexican food around where we live! This place has the right atmosphere, great authentic Mexican style food and good prices. The staff were friendly, a little slow for service, but I guess that makes it even more authentic, since the Mexican style is laid back! We will definatly be returning to this restaraunt! Best Mexican food around! Would highly recommend, as long as you don't mind the service being a little slow.
Went to the Sonoma Grill the other day for lunch for a co-workers birthday. It had been a few years since my last visit and I should have known better but wanted to give it another try.
The staff was welcoming and courteous, one can only imagine how they put on such a happy face when they are serving you such substandard food. Maybe you must have all your senses removed before you get a job here!
The menu just doesn't know what it wants to be when it grows up. There is such a variety of ethnicities. We had french (quiche), German (Schnitzel), Mexican (quesadilla), Italian (Lasagna). There was also India (Butter Chicken) & China (War Wonton). Unfortunately, none is done well. I had the quiche special. The flavour was, well, how can I put it - ODD. and the texture was not how a well prepared quiche should be. The top was overly browned and crusty and the crust was stale and cardboard like. The only redeeming factor in my lunch was that I ordered it with the Cream of Mushroom soup which was tasty but unfortunately as a side of an entree, is only cup size.
My husband ordererd the Schnitzel. It is very pricey for a lunch as he ordered it with the mushroom sauce which is $3 in additional to the $13.95 entree. The large, flattened, bland piece of meat is draped overtop of dry chunks of potatoes in their skins, and then covered in the mushroom sauce which had a strange gelatin like consistency. It did not look very appetizing.
My co-worker across the table had the Seafood Lasagna which looked like yesterdays dogs breakfast, reheated. He ate half and complained of a tummy ache later that afternoon.
Heres the thing. When diners are getting food that is either overly cooked, or stone cold in the middle, it doesn't take a scientist to figure out that the food is precooked, and reheated. Hey, If I wanted a frozen dinner I could have bought a Swanson's at the grocery store!!
My recommendation, until this owner runs this restaurant into the ground, and a new face takes over, don't waste your time & money.
I went on a Monday my partner and I decided to check this place out because we had the 2 for 1 entertainment coupon, once arriving there at 6pm we were seated right away, our server was really nice and attentive. I guess it's better to go on a week night. I was kinda scared to go after reading such bad reviews for all 3 locations but after my experience I can only say good things. I am a vegetarian and they had so many vegetables there I loaded my bowl with bean sprouts, water chestnuts, bamboo, bok choy, baby corn, beans, carrots, celery, chick peas, scallions, red onions, tofu, thin noodles, and my partner had the meat bowl, his total was $11 and my bowl was full and it only cost around $14 I tried the garlic sauce on my bowl which the chef grilled. My partner wants to try the bison next time we go there and I will not load up on the noodles instead i will try different sauces, and but more tofu and beans in. Because they give you free soup, a choice of brown or white rice and wraps that's alot of carbs right there, I couldn't even finish the rice I took it home. The corn chowder is better than the sweet and spicy soup because my partner had a coughing fit after one sip of that. Next time we will both opt for corn chowder, brown rice and more meat for him and more vegetable protein for me. At the end of our me they gave us fortune cookies, I didn't know they had fortune cookies in Mongolia and they even serve Miso Soup which is more of a Japanese dish than Mongolian.I left happy and full and even had leftovers for the next day so I will be back.
I tried Donair Hut today because I read the good reviews and wanted to try it out myself.
My order was prepared quickly by a friendly lady, and within 5 minutes I was on my way. Despite not being able to sit down to my meal for about another 30 minutes, this was still the best donair I've EVER had, I can only imagine what it would be like if I had it fresh out of the kitchen. Yummm!
I ordered the Beef Arabic Donair, that plus a drink came in under $10. The meat was juicy and full of flavor, the pita was soft (not leathery like some can be), veggies were fresh and the sauce and herbs were just spot on. You can really tell that a lot of care has been taken into making the recipe just right. There weren't any overpowering ingredients, and nothing was skimped on either; just a perfect balance of great flavors and textures.
Filling. Delicious. Well-priced. Go get one!
Have been a regular at Dots now for many years. Usually for breakfast but my craving for their patty melts and burgers creep into my psyche on occasion.Their shredded hash browns (shredded by hand daily on some cool hand held device brought from their home) are hot ,crispy, and fresh every time.
Eggs are always done perfectly. Tracy runs the front and her husband Vince looks after the cooking. Both are very friendly and excellent at what they do. As costs increase from all sides, their menu has been constant. I have told them they should charge more but they are not greedy and probably don't want to hurt the seniors that value their scratch cooking. Tuna sandwich and soups are always amazing.If you like home made, tasty food, Dots is the place.
Came here with family for some Indian food. Was extremely satisfied. Tried their lunch buffet. Although there were not that many varieties, it was still an outstanding presentation of delicious and typical East Indian food. There was even hot Chai tea and tasty Naan. The staff were courteous and helpful. I was surprised at the cleanliness of the washrooms, which was a stark difference from the what one of the prehistoric reviews described below. I definitely would return to this restaurant!
This was my first time going here. Sat in the dining room, but did notice that the patio looks great. Really likes the atmosphere...place was really full. I had a Caesar salad and the plush scalloped potato and they were bothe very disappointing! The salad was mediocre and the scalloped potato was pretty much a spring roll filled with potato, topped with sour cream. My friend had the Blackened chicken bowl, it was alright EXCEPT the chicken was like only half a breast piece. Drinks were good, thank God! We decided not to try dessert since all our food was pretty disappointing. It's a shame since the place is actually nice inside!
I went for dinner last night. Nice effort to create a festive feel and food was very good. However, the service was awful. Meals took about 45 min to be served. The waitress rarely came around to check on how things were. With proper management this place has great potential. I would go back because I enjoy good mexican food, but now I know that It may take a while to eat. Make sure you don't leave without ordering the Banana Slit mmmmmm.
Stopped by for lunch and ordered one of their special hamburgers with the football theme, there were 4 of them to choose from. They were asking you to vote for the best one online. Well, what a frustrating dining experience. I made the mistake of ordering one of these gargantuan burgers and what a mess. It was served "open face" with the patty, mushrooms etc. on one side of the bun and the lettuce, tomato etc. on the other side of the bun. I put the burger together and tried to pick it up and it just totally fell apart. It is so huge it is impossible to pick up and it just became one big mushy mess that was absolutely impossible to eat like a normal hamburger. I had to eat the thing with a knife and fork and 50 million napkins. Why serve a burger like that? Would I go to Mr. Mike's again? Sure. Would I order another one of those "special" burgers? Not on a triple dog dare.
We visited Seasonal 56 recently, originally visiting to sample their fares as we were looking for a caterer for our wedding next year. The owner had invited us in as their guests, for a 3 course sampling of their fares. In the meantime, I had exchanged countless emails and a few telephone conversations with Shannon. She was the only caterer of the 20 or so I had contacted that took the time to CALL me, and Seasonal 56 was one of two caterers who passed my initial audition: to provide a unique menu for our event that matched specific criteria. Beyond that, Shannon was able to justify menu selections to me when I posed questions, and to explain why things would/wouldn't work. Her and her husband Chef worked together to come up with some genius solutions, and they were able to do this all within my strict budget!
Needless to say, we showed up from Calgary with HUGE expectations: this was really Seasonal 56's opportunity to fall short. As self-proclaimed "foodies" our palettes were salivating for something refined, while we were excited to eat in a restaurant that embraced local fares.
We arrived before the restaurant officially opened, so we had to wait a bit: they were still busy printing menus. I enjoyed hearing this: clearly, what is served is based on what comes in that day (in fact one of the line cooks was bringing in produce from a truck as we walked in) - which cannot be set beforehand. I was pumped to hear this! Once we were sat, I did have to request a wine list, but the service staff were personable, friendly and high energy. While I'm not making excuses for them, I do know we cut into their prep time by showing up so early, so I forgave them for this short coming.
First course was their legendary cream of mushroom soup and a beautiful golden beet salad. My fiancee mentioned after dinner, this was the first soup he has ever had in a restaurant where he didn't feel compelled to season it at the table. It was divinely rich: think heavy creams and all that is sinful about creamy soups. The salad was beautifully served: golden roasted beets nestled amongst hand-picked greens with a creamy goat cheese and roasted pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of a house made dressing. Elegant to look at, and delicious on the tongue!
My fiancee's main was a cut of beef served with blue cheese, roasted onions & potatoes and a rich au jus. The beef melted on your tongue. He didn't want to hand it over when I asked for a sample! I enjoyed a scrumptious (and supremely portioned) chicken breast, skin still on (and wonderfully seasoned) with roasted beets & potatoes and a light gravy. I typically don't order chicken, as it tends to come out dry and lackluster, but this was none of those! Juicy, savory and simply wonderful!
If the main doesn't knock your socks off, stay for desert! Seasonal 56 has a pastry chef on staff - who is evidently very talented! My fiancee dove into a rich piece of chocolate cake served with homemade chocolate-Jack-Daniel's ice cream. And mine?? OMG! Soft ginger cookies sandwiched a light butternut squash ice cream. I think I will be dreaming of that for some time to come!
Don't be shocked when you go in and see a shorter menu (especially when compared to what other shops are offering), but know that the food presented embraces all that is fresh in the Fraser Valley and is simply unpretentious. It is made with a passion for real, authentic, simple food. Nothing (as far as I could tell), is packaged - it is all made in house. This is how food is meant to be!
Go with an open mind, know what you are about to enjoy was grown with love by local farmers, and cooked by someone with a genuine appreciation for that.
*BTW, we have secured their services for our wedding next year - and I am so excited to work with them!!
Decent Chinese food in Langley? I don't really know the Chinese food scene here, because it's not my neighourhood. I assume that the reviews for this place are a bit inflated due to lack of tasty competition. Still, Luxe isn't too bad. I went for Dim Sum, and if you don't know Dim Sum, look out. They'll give you a menu if you don't know how it works, but otherwise they seem content to just bring around a tray and visually offer you various choices. If you don't know the various shrimp bawls, prawn rolls or rice in banana leaf combos, you might not really know what they're showing you. It's not that their giving terribly bad service or aren't understanding, it's more that they except you to know the game and the rules.
The food's pretty good. Standard dimsum fair, maybe a bit better. Rolls came with a strange vinager sauce that didn't compliment it well. Banana leaf rice and beef was delicious.
Valuewise, it's fairly good. I had a tonne of food over two people, and we only paid 30 after tip. I suppose if you're in Langley and feeling like Chinese, this isn't a bad spot. It certainly isn't "Westernized" if that kind of thing scares you, and the location is clean, the staff is alright, and the dimsum is good. If I'm in the area again and craving Chinese, I may try their dinner menu. I probably wouldn't go out of my way to go back however; there are equally good options closer to home.
DISLIKE Kostas Greek restaurant!!
The owner was so RUDE! She came to our table after I presented an Entertainment coupon, to tell me, rudely, that "you created the problem" (didn't even know there was a problem) when we ordered the specials ($15.95) and presented an Entertainment coupon for a $12 discount. She said she'd have to charge me the regular price for each meal ($18.95). She brought back a new bill with the 2 meals @ $18.95 each. So they made an extra $6 and lost 2 customers for life.
The food was very average. Greasy and swimming in oil. Greek salad + 1 olive each. The chicken was pretty good.
The plastic table covers were greasy. The restaurant really needs a scrubbing.
My adult son and I will never be back and I'll pass my experience with this owner to all my social media friends. As I arrange company parties...I will definitely not bring our business to this restaurant. The owner will never be able to measure how much she has lost be treating a customer like she did. You get - what you give, lady.
I've been going here since I was in a high chair, now that I am old enough to order from the bar I can say with confidence I love everything in here. The food is always good and done properly, if not it is always rectified. I love a restaurant where you can go have a birthday dinner at or come in dressed in sweats and you receive the exact same service. The servers are always seasoned and know their menu, there is just one issue I have with this restaurant... the hostesses!
I have been in on a couple of occasions where I have been insulted by a hostess. One girl looked at though she was on drugs because she was shaking so much, spilling water on sister's lap. Another girl threw down our cutlery- touching the USED end of it! When I said "thank you" to her, she responded with an awkward laugh and a "whatever." I wish they would hire girls that had potential of serving, and training them to BECOME servers. Though, its evident all the serving stay there HAVE to have at least a decade of serving before they can get hired there. I've worked in the food/beverage industry for many years and I found that is the only way you can get good hostessing staff. Maybe if they had some younger servers as well as the seasoned ones they'd grow a larger cliental also?
After working in Langley for nine years, lunch time begins to get mundane so my co-workers and I were ecstatic at the idea of a new restaurant opening up just minutes away from our location. My wife and I and two friends decided to try it out on a Saturday night.
Upon arriving at the door the hosts were very nice and friendly, and asked for how many and if it was our first visit. One host actually explained to us what the restaurant was known for and informed us that the ``wok dishes`` were her favorite. She than asked us if we prefer dining or lounge, once we responded with lounge she put the menus back on the shelf and said its self-seating and pointed us towards a busy lounge. We would have liked to been sat with the menus at very least so that we could have something to look at while waiting for our waitress to come. We waited for the waitress to come for at least 10 minutes. There seemed to be only two working in the lounge and this seemed to be overwhelming for both, as we looked around we noticed many tables with empty drinks and dirty plates. This was an ominous view of how the rest of night would go.
The waitress finally noticed us and did apologize for the wait; she proceeded to take drink orders and said she would be right back with some menus. She returned several minutes later with menus but no drinks. About 5 more minutes passed and we could see our beers and my wine sitting at the bar. Once we did receive our drinks minutes later by a different server, we asked if we could order some appies to which we were told she was not our server and she would call her over. She too apologized for the delay and left. Some time passed and our server came back again apologizing and took our appy order, we than asked to place our dinner order as well and one more round of drinks. Our round of drinks came very fast this time, unfortunately the server never came back to clear the glass wear from the first round and we were left with clutter on our table.
Our appies were okay, we ordered the squid which was soggy and the edamame that was far too salty. Our server was nowhere to be found and about 20 minutes later after we were sitting with dirty plates and glass wear she came by. At which point all four of us were very disappointed and mentioned to her that the level of service up to than had been poor. She again apologized and said she would grab her manager. We waited for at least another 15minutes when a male approached us while we were just about to dig into our entrees and he apologized and mentioned that he would take care of some appies for us and a round of drinks. The entrees were a good portion size, however the flavor profiles were not as aromatic as we had expected for the Asian influenced cuisine. My wife had the Mumbai Chicken and she ended up eating only the chicken which she salted herself to get some flavor, I had the ribs which came with Asian slaw that was mushy and not very tasty at all, the ribs were fall off the bone but the flavor profile just didn’t work, they were a cross between Chinese sticky ribs and BBQ sauce. Our friends both had the mushroom chicken that looked like hospital food! It was a chicken breast placed over some mash potatoes and a creamy runny mushroom sauce with some under cooked broccoli lining the bowl- it was offensive to all senses.
We threw away majority of our meals and asked for the bill. To add insult to injury we noticed nothing was taken off by the manager that spoke to us! Upon watching him we noticed that he was talking to people in the lounge and at the bar and noticed him drinking as well. We were appalled, paid our bill our full bill and left. Overall ambience was good, music was at a good volume but the restaurant itself looked too similar to Moxies. The food was horrible, and the service including the management was just horrible, because of this I will never go back.
This is without a doubt the best Phở you can get in the lower mainland, out side of this area I haven't explored. Their broth is not cloudy, it is rich and flavorful. I usually get the rare beef and well done brisket (#13) and there is more than enough meat every time. And I usually end up ordering their pork wontons (#27) which are always fantastic. With your Phở you get a little dipping sauce for the meat which I find only a few Phở places offer, its an excellent touch on their part. Some people may complain about the decor or the cleanliness but I see them running around cleaning tables and have never had a problem with it. These people rock and they deserve every bit of business they get, give them a try and you wont be disappointed!
Like I said in the title, it was okay, but nothing special. It didn't have that "wow factor". It wasn't extremely horrible, but it wasn't anything that would separate itself from the other chain restaurants. Ironically, it reminded me exactly of Moxie's (and not because it's in their old location).
To begin with, the menu was sort of plain. It had your standard hamburgers, salads etc. Nothing interesting except for the new header called Wok. I asked the server what Wok was and she gave me a blank stare and said "Oh, it's like umm...(made a hand movement as if she was flipping a pan) in the pan". So I figured it was similar to a stir fry. I opted to try the szechuan beef while my wife had the salmon spinach salad.
Upon arrival of the food, the portions looked extremely small. My szechuan beef Wok had a cup of rice, beside some sauce topped with the 'beef'. I guess I was expecting some nice beef tenderloin strips like you would have at some Asian restaurants, but instead, I got deep-fried beef strips cut up (similar to chicken strips). My wife's salad was just a salad, can't really say anything about that...
The service was okay. I'll give her credit, she did warn me that my meal was spicy. But aside from that, she lacked personality and when asking her certain questions she just gave me that blank stare.
With regards to ambiance, they didn't change much of the interior. Some booths were removed, which opened the place up, but other than that, I think they were on a tight budget.
Overall, it was okay, it had nothing that would make me want to come back here. It was just a standard chain restaurant trying to compensate for their food/value by having the servers dress in skimpy clothing.
|1.||Luxe Chinese Seafood Restaurant|
|3.||Ashoka Indian Cuisine|
|6.||Viva Mexico Restaurant Grill & Cantina|
|8.||Kostas Greek Restaurant|
|10.||Sonoma Grill & Lounge|
|13.||Ban Chok Dee Thai Cuisine|
|14.||Milestone's Grill and Bar|
|18.||NY Grill & Bistro|
|19.||Prairie Cottage Perogies|