Casual hip room in the heart of New Westminster's reviving Columbia Street. Live music seven nights a week ranging from jazz to reggae to blues.
Okay, my first attempt at this looked like something that was trying to become an erotic tale for the taste buds. End that and let's keep it simple.
I found the Heritage Grill on this fantastic web site and seeing it had cajun style food, live music and a decent atmosphere, it looked like a great place to go. Well, tell ya what, the strongest memories are those that ignite the senses, and that night, the Heritage Grill lit them up! Starting with the crab cakes and then onto a seafood Jambalaya, I couldn't contain the smile while I was eating. My wife loved the seared halibut and we both most definitely loved the live music. It was a great night out. I have to give an extra plus for the service as well, since we were half an hour late for our reservation and they still got us into a booth! Thank you staff!
Sour note? ...well, just one. Our server even addressed it as we sat down stating that the fridge was on the fritz so our beer wouldn't be cold. Still didn't change the fact that my wife and I had a great night of food and entertainment and will definitely be back!
After moving to New West and poking around looking for somewhere, anywhere decent to spend a night out, especially for those of us who are consigned to weekdays off, I have finally found a place I can say I will return to again with no reservations. Live music seven days a week, and not amped up past conversation levels. Very decent food and reasonable service (although they did lose my reservation). The wine list is limited, although the very friendly owner did say they were in the process of revamping their license and would be able to offer more very soon. Still, the few offerings currently do pair well with the menu. Something to look forward to on the next time out. I found that if you prefer "tapas" style eating (e.g. many appetizers, no main course) the leaning towards seafood offerings was excellent, with the slight quibble of putting the shellfish appetizer in a tomato sauce making it difficult to pair with an appropriate wine that matches all the other seafood appetizers. The mains we selected were also geared towards seafood, but one of our party did rave about the burgers. Just for the atmosphere alone, I would give it 4 stars, but look forward to coming back and sampling more of the mains and seeing what is coming on the wine list!
Not only is the food great and always consistant. but there is live music to boot. The atmosphere is so nice and cozy especialy after dark. The food prices are quite good too.
My friend and I are regulars now and I would encourage anyone to try it out. You won't be sorry.