Went with a group of 12, 10 adults 2 children. The service was great (except there was a mix up with one meal, my son got his meal when most of us had already finished-the manager took the meal off the bill) The food was excellent. Free dessert for the birthday girl (and is was SOOOO good, a cake with strawberries, and chocolate sauce) Would definitely go back, and recommend to all my friends.
We got takeout and the food was acceptable, but a bit bland.
The portion sizes were small for a chinese food place, but the prices were the same as other restaurants.
The sweet and sour pork was good. It wasn't too sugary, and you could actually taste the sour. The chicken chowmein and beef and broccoli chop suey didn't have any sauce on them, although the B&B chop suey didn't need any.
We will continue to shop around for chinese food in the area, but might go back in the future.
I bought the Groupon for this place so we decided to go and try this place out. The location of the restaurant was a little strange and quite hard to find because there is no stopping in front of the restaurant and you kind of have to circle around to back to get to the parking lot. It was also situated in between several auto repair shops. It's definitely an easy place to overlook if you're just driving around looking for a place to eat.
As soon as we walked in, it was like going into a whole different world! Loved the decor, it was modern and chic, very spacious and comfortable with the high ceiling and well-spaced seatings. We were greeted by Rob (the owner) as soon as we walked into the restaurant and we were shown to our seats promptly. However, we had to wait a while before someone finally brought us the menus.
I ordered the scallops to start and the steelhead trout with truffle lobster risotto, and my husband decided to order the beef tenderloin with blue cheese. While we were waiting for our meals to arrive, Rob brought us an amuse bouche, it was a simple asparagus puree with some lobster meat on top of a slice of tomato, served with a sweet reduction. It was light and refreshing. I was quite impressed with my scallop starter. The presentation was very nice and the scallops were cooked to perfection (perhaps a slight more sear and colour would take the flavour to new height). It went very well with the shrimp crust and pea puree.
Our entrees were excellent also. The beef tenderloin was cooked to absolutely perfection, and the blue cheese sauce was delicious. My entree was very good also. My fish was cooked just right, it was very moist and seasoned just right. However, I found the veggies (baby carrots and asparagus) to be slightly undercooked and a little difficult to cut into, and the bits of lobster meat in my risotto to be slightly overdone.
The service was good, but we found it a little excessive at times, especially when Rob would come and would ask how's our food, then 2 other servers would come after and would ask the same question. They were all very friendly, but perhaps more communication amongst the staff might correct that issue.
The only downside was that they sold out of their chocolate mousse when we came around to ordering our dessert, and it was only 7:30pm!! That kind of left my sweet tooth aching...but all in all, the food was great, the experience was excellent. Would definitely come back again to try out the other items on their menu.
If only the food and drinks they serve in The Eatery (the restaurant) was organic as they imply. Our waitress told us that all drinks were all certified organic, and I had to go out into the store and point out to her that NONE of the bottles or cans of juice and pop that are offered on the menu are organic. The ketchup is Heinz (!) and is served in little plastic cups on each plate! I emailed the owner over a month ago, and asked why this is the case, but I have not received a reply.
Went with friends this past saturday and we all got something different off of the menu. One friend had the chicken burgers with goat cheese, one had the beef burger with pulled pork - I think it's called 'the Billy', one had the 'Pullman', a delectable pulled pork sandwich, and one other had a beef burger with various condiments. All of us had the kennebeck fries and gravy for sides. Each of us declared our meals to be outstanding. There wasn't a whole lot a talkin going on while we devoured our meals. There's tonnes of craft beers on tap, and daily specials - which are actually good deals.
Service was a little slow, and we had to go up to the bar to pay for our meals, but I think there was only one waitress on and it was fairly busy, so no big deal.
Hubby and I went again this Monday for a quick bite after work - both of us had the Pullman and again, it was fantasticly delicious! And to top it off, Molson 67's (yeah I know - light weight beer) were only $3.50 a bottle.
Our new favourite pub in Maple Ridge!
I went there for take-out and ordered the Asian Chow Mein and Spring Rolls. Both were quite good and cooked fresh (not soggy messes heated up from the night before like some of the other *shudder* chinese food joints in town). Wokbox is more in line with the new "fast casual" type of restaurants starting to pop up here in Canada and I can't encourage them more! The portion size could be larger as I would tend to agree with another reviewer that you don't get that important leftover lunch meal you do with the other dives in town. So if I have a complaint that would be it. It is rather pricey but remember it is better quality food you are getting too! (I am not the owner of the store by the way.) Hopefully, they make a good go of it here in MR and give the other restaurants a run for their money.
The exterior of the restaurant from the street has been neglected and appears unkept- it looks like a bit of a dive from the outside but the inside is quite nice and has a nice ambiance to it. The problem I have is that my father and I dined there for lunch (with my 2 year old daughter as well) and we were the ONLY table in the entire restaurant at 12pm, yet every time we needed something or even when we wanted to order, there was no one around and I had to get up and go find the one woman that was working (and I'm 9 months pregnant right now so chasing down the one and only staff member was not my idea of a nice dining experience). Food was very good but the service was the worst I have experienced in a long time.
I ordered $50 worth of butter chicken, saag, chicken pakoras and aloo tikka to take out for my husband's birthday. The food was horrible and after eating a bit of it, we all threw it in the garbage. It tasted like the food was pre made and sitting around for a long time prior to picking it up. The chicken pieces in the butter chicken and pakoras was very dry and old tasting. The aloo tikka was extremely salty and my husband spit it out. We order Indian food regularly and can make better food at home.
I called and let the restaurant know that the food was not good and she said sorry and that was it.....couldn't care less. What a disappointment for a birthday dinner and waste of $50.
The naan was good however if that is any consolation.
Avoid this place at all cost.
I've been to this restaurant twice now. The first time was fantastic! Food was fresh, service was great. Then I went there only a few weeks later and had a completely different experience. The service was awful! Didnt get water served for over 20 minutes, and then our food came all at the same time, and the miso soup was cold. I'm not blamming the waitress, she was the only one! The food was not as fresh as the first time.
Wasnt very impressed, wish this place could have been consistent. I will probably go again, because their lunch box was a good deal. (Dinner box, a lot more expensive than other local Japanese restaurants though). But I'm hoping next time there will be more than one waitress, and the miso soup will be hot the next time.
If you want good, basic sushi in Maple Ridge then Hamada is the place to go. I always order a california roll and I am never disappointed. It is on the larger side compared to others, is not overloaded with rice, and is sprinkled with black sesame seeds. Their rolls are definitely a good value for the price. The dressing on their garden salad is amazing. I think it is a mixture of apple sauce and vinegar, something like that. Their bento boxes are a good deal during the lunch hour. The servers and chefs are friendly and welcoming, which makes for an intimate dinning experience. There are always lots of people getting take out, especially during the evening. Sometimes, the staff looks a little rushed, and will quickly take your oder and give you your food. The music could be better in order to appeal to a wider variety of customers.
I have been to this small restaurant many times since it has opened, which must have been around 2007. Their menu is quite large. I usually order a sandwich or a wrap. I would recommend the gyro wrap, which is similar to a donair, without all the grease, the turkey club wrap, and the chicken caesar wrap. Their caesar salads are very fresh and delicious. My dad really enjoys their split pea and ham soup, while I prefer the potato bacon, however the soups change from day to day so you can't always expect the same one. Their apple pie is also a nice treat.
The service is always great, and you can see the chef preparing the meals in the open kitchen. There are many windows to let the natural light fall in, however sometimes it makes the place feel a little cold. There are tables to sit at or a small bar next to the barista. It is on the corner of two fairly busy streets, but the noise never seems to be a distraction. You can even see the tips of golden ears from a few tables.
In all the food is simple and of good quality. I like to think of it as mastering the basics. The price is reasonable for most meals, although I do wish the wraps came with a side salad or a small soup for an extra sum. Therefore, the sandwiches are probably the best deal.
I was told about this great restaurant by a friend and finally had to see for myself. A little place, tucked away in Maple Ridge, but what a gem. Park close to the door - it will be hard to walk anywhere after one of their meals. I am not usually a fan of a starter salad but this one changed my mind, fresh, flavorable and just enough to leave you wanting more. The pork and clams entree came highly recommended to me. This combination had me a little skeptical but willing to try. All I can say is: oh my - what a feast. Succulent clams, pork pieces seasoned and cooked to perfection with small chunks of roasted potatoes, the combination is fabulous. Save the portuguese bun for the sauce that is like heaven all over again. Huge platters of food at a ridulously inexpensive price served by the nicest staff I have ever met. The owner and his wife visited our table several times to make sure we were properly looked after and all I could do was smile and sigh - the food was incredible. Even though you are stuffed with the main course - please - try the black forest cake. Every bite was incredible - different and totally addicting. I plan on returning many times, will reccommend it to all of my friends and will be taking take out orders to friends on the island just to make them jealous of this fabulous cuisine
The kind folks at soprano's try,but cannot produce quality pizza pie. I can say this empirically , because of all the pizza i have eaten over north america. The dough has no texture,sauce is soury ,and toppings are mediocre. Not what I was looking for.Quality of meats must improve also,the souvlaki dinner was like eating shoe leather, all in all not very good eating,or value.
Always at jims the pizza isnt cooked enough. The crust when cooked properly, i.e ...EVA's is awesome . Dry cured pepperoni would be a major improvement over the cheap bologna style pepperoni,it ruins otherwise a great pie.The cheese blend needs less edam,too buttery and more mozza.Simple fix , but care and attention to quality must always be paid.
My husband and I went to Lava Lounge when it first opened and to be honest we were not very impressed. Everything was ala carte, not presented very well and simply put not very good value for your money. However, I really liked the idea that this was a local establishment and they tried to use local ingredients so I thought I would give them a while to "get it right" and try them again. Well, last night we did and we were not disappointed! I had the lamb shanks and my husband had the Pork shortloin both were very good, seasoned to perfection. The lamb shank was a huge portion. We shared the lava cake for dessert it was delish and worth the wait, served with a scoop of ice cream and raspberry sauce...a must try. Candles and cloth napkins warm up the table and adds to the ambience, good job guys! We will be back AND we will recommend to friends!
For those new to Maple Ridge, look no further, Electra is the best pizza in town (locals have known about this place for years). Fresh, lots of toppings and a perfectly cooked crust not too thick, not too thin...just right! Locally owned and operated which is also something I like.
Haven't been IN the restaurant but the delivery has always been good.
Now if only we could get a decent Chinese Food Restaurant in town...I have no help for you there, sorry!
Living in Pitt Meadows we have tried several Chinese Restaurants. All of the ones we tried in our area were quite disappointing. This place was fantastic! The food was excellent. It was delivered hot and the portions were large. The food tasted awesome and it was not too greasy like most Chinese food we have had. The egg rolls were huge and yummy (they do not contain meat, but are still great!). The sweet and sour pork was served nice and crispy with very little fat or bones and topped with a delicious sweet & sour sauce. The chicken chow mein and beef chop suey were both very good also. The vegetables tasted fresh and were not overcooked. They were done just right (a little crispy, but not too hard or soft). The pork fried rice was awesome. Very tasty, but not greasy. My favourite Chinese soup is hot & sour. My wife is not usually fond of this soup. However, after trying Kitchen On The Ridge's hot & sour soup, she is now a fan of it! It was so good, but for those who are sensitive to spicy food, I would not recommend this soup to you. Most Chinese restaurants serve hot & sour soup, but it is never spicy and taste wise is so-so. Kitchen On The Ridge makes a great hot & sour soup that is actually spicy and has gigantic shrimp or prawns in it. Awesome, highly recommended! Another great thing about this restaurant is that if you order over $30 worth of food, you get a free pork fried rice. They offer a free dish if you order over anywhere between $30-$90. Great value, and service too! Apparently they offer all day Canadian style breakfast too. We have not tried this yet, but after having such a great experience we probably will!
Whenever I feel like greek food I go to socrates. I've only been a few times but each time I always enjoyed my meal very much. The only thing that needs to change is the prices which are pretty high..for maple ridge atleast, and the decor..does every greek place have to have the ugly typical plants on the ceiling and ugly art all over the wall? Is Greece filled with plants on every ceiling? probably not...tell me how this trend started? honestly. Waitresses are usually always very nice an Ive enjoyed myself every time I go to eat.
We always eat here when we want Chinese. The Breaded Almond Chicken is my favourite and is always good. Lots to choose from. Prices reasonable. The only thing I wasn't impressed with was their egg rolls but this is just my personal preference.
Dine in or take out the food is great and the staff is very friendly. They make you feel like you are a long lost friend if you go back more than once.
This place is like my very own personal Cheers Pub. Everyone is open and friendly. Not only the staff, but most of the patrons as well. Everyone is a friend once you are inside. I always look forward to the many smiles, hellos, and warm hugs when I arrive. You can also look forward to great service from two outstanding bartenders who always remember your drink even if it's been a while. And last, but certainly not least, DANCING. Great tunes to dance to are played all night long by two fantastic DJ's. LOVE the Wolf Bar for sure!!
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|4.||Lava Dining & Lounge|
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|16.||China Kitchen Restaurant|
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