Love this little gem in Pitt Meadows. The Chef knows his stuff and really goes the extra mile with details. Halibut to perfection everytime isn't easy but this Chef does it! I could go on and on listing the menu and how great its all done but anything you choose will be done as well as the finest high priced places in Yale Town.
The prices are not cheap but they are cheaper than most at this level of food. Really worth the trip but call ahead first to make reservations.
Its a nice small & dark but not to dark, decorated nice and warm. Never loud and it has a nice casual class about it.
The british waitress is exelent and just pray you get her at your table because your other option (the owner) will turn you off this great little place.
The head waiter/owner is an ass. He has very poor people skills and almost looks down his nose at customers. If you just show up with out a resevation he can be snotty as hell about it. They have a fantastic british girl waiting tables and she gets it but the owner doesn't.
They need a good host/manager up front and keep the owner in the office counting cash or something because he will be the one that kills this place.
I don't think the owner knows he's a bad waiter or is trying to be a donkey but he just doesnt have any skills in the hospitality department. I hope he gets off the floor and hides out of the public eye before the Chef leaves because of the owner pissing off the customers.
Stopped in for a weekday sandwich. The sandwiches were very fresh and homemade style. Like as if you'd purchased the ingredients at the grocery store and went straight home and made yourself a sandwich the way you wanted. Tons of sandwich combos on very fresh Bread/buns.
I had a veggie sandwich with avocado that was exactly what I wanted. The soups and baked goods looked nice too. Very basic small strip mall joint - not sure where a band would play or a deck to "watch the planes" would be but my sandwich was excellent and good value. Nothing like a nasty Subway.
We came on a Saturday night. We were a group of five and when we got there at 6:15 (they open at 6) there were already two large groups seated, about 8-10 each group.
The first thing I noticed was the lack of servers. In fact, there was only one server, and another man working, who I presume to be the owner, given his pompous and patronizing attitude, and the giant gaudy bluetooth he had attached to his ear.
We were seated at our reserved table, and as we were still waiting for two more to arrive, we were no exaggeration, IGNORED, until I waved down the server to ask her for a drink.
At the time, the two parties were not being served - the owner and the server had stood behind the bar for ten minutes, probably discussing the amount of work they'd have to do, rather than doing it.
After the rest of our party arrived - about 15 minutes later - we were left with the menus for at least half an hour - by the time we had placed our orders, I checked the clock and it was 7:25 - we had been there for over an hour in order to get our orders taken.
Our server seemed frazzled, understandably, and recited the specials as if under extreme pressure for a language oral exam.
While I understand that she was trying her best, my main concern was why, if you knew there were going to be large groups AND it was a Saturday night, you wouldn't put more people on. As management, it is extremely important to ENABLE your employees to do a good job. If they are feeling overwhelmed because it is extremely short-staffed, it is management/the owner's fault, not that of the staff.
They had a young boy come on later to do the running/bussing, but the look on his face was that of pure misery. I didn't see him crack a smile once. It was painful to watch.
Near the end of the meal (paying/tipping time) the owner came over to systematically ask how everything was, without making eye contact or any attempt at rapport. The server came over and apologized for the lack of service, she said it was just crazy tonight. Again, not her fault.
They charge you 2.99 if you want "house-made bread" - typically restaurants would just offer you bread for free at the beginning, especially if you're hungry and have been waiting close to two hours since sitting down to start getting your food. We expected that since they were charging and it was "house-made" we'd get an assortment of breads maybe in a basket? It was a TINY loaf, hastily warmed up, and honestly tasted like day old bread from Safeway.
The food was well-presented, quality was fresh, and you could tell that the chef was definitely up to par. Kudos to the kitchen. It's the only thing that's pulling up the star rating for this place. Was it good enough that I'd come back? Definitely not. The prices they charge are pretty steep, typical downtown prices. And I really wanted to give this place a good review, because I'm a huge supporter of local businesses, and hey! a fine-dining restaurant in the 'burbs, why not? But a dining experience consists of more than just the food, and the service, or lack thereof, simply left a bad taste in my mouth.
Stopped in here for a quick bite to eat. The food was terrible. I ordered a chicken donair and the meat looked like it had been sitting there for hours- it was dry and hard. The server put so much sauce on it in an effort to disguise the old meat that it was revolting, and let me tell you- it wasn't hiding anything! I was worried I would get food poisoning from this food and threw it out after a few bites. To make matters worse the server was rude and seemed to not want to be bothered by customers. That's ok, I will not be bothering them again!
Let me start of by saying they falsely advertise. I went in with my gf for a donair after seeing their advertised price, but that was a sham. When asked, the owner/server lady got incredibly hostile, rude, called my gf a bitch and gave us the finger. Needless to say we were shocked and highly offended.
As per the food, the chicken was dry with too much mayonaise.
Not only the behaviour of the owner was completely unacceptable, the food was disappointing too. I will be complaining to the required authorities about the false advertising.
Save your money and time, people like these don't deserve to be in any sort of business.
Fantastic quality for a fair price. Definitely not the cheapest sushi i've ever had however its worth every penny. This is the best sushi I have found east of Vancouver. I feel fortunate that it is so close to my home.
The Chefs seem to have a very good understanding of flavours and have incredible palettes. All the specialty rolls have fantastics ratios of ingredients that play off of one another and really do leave you with a wonderful experience.
The service is always friendly and attentive. sometimes there is a bit of a language barrier but that is easy to over come with some patients and a positive attitude.
Top Menu Recommendations;
-Hot Night Roll
-Power of Love Roll.
Very good first time experience. Nice clean local location, easy access on way home from transit. Pizza's were done in 12 minutes, Id say its about standard issue price as far as pizza goes. Ingredients were fresh and abundant. Pizza was not greasy at all. One of the better non-franchise take out places i've come across. I hope they continue to keep up there high quality standards.
We have been to the firehall bistro about 5 or six times and every time we have been we have had amazing food, drink and service. No matter what we chose the pairings are second to none. We always have three courses and a bottle of wine and go with any selection advised because each time we do it more than exceeds expectations. Earls prices for waaaaaay better service, quality and overall experience. I would recommend to anyone.
I was surprised to see this new pizzeria opened locally but was deeply disappointed when it took more than 25 min to get 2 large pizzas that had sparse toppings that were unevenly distributed and a chewy cardboard thin crust and cost just over $40, I wont be back soon.
these guys make their own dough, sauces, and toppings,marinate their chicken,slow cook the ribs make their own BBQ sauce,new york style pretzels,and in housemade cookies
did i mention the NACHO'S 12in platter toped of with beef or chicken
try them you will not be disappointed
fast efficient service with resonable prices
phone ahead if you are on the west coast express going home
it's an easy pick-up just around the corner
This place has the best fish & chips that I've ever tasted. I've tried fish & chips from different countries and cities but this one is simply the best. the fish was light and fresh, the tarter sauce was very creamy and very tasty. I would recommend anyone searching for good place to eat fish & chips. The service was excellent; the only thing is the ambiance which is typical fish & chips place similar to British.
Husband and I went for dinner after finding it on another review site. Wow we loved it. My husband had the cesar salad and paella, I had the buttermilk salad and roasted chicken. Salads were really well prepared and every thing was freshly prepared. My husband is a true cesar aficionado and he loved it. I enjoyed the buttermilk dressing with the bits of blue cheese on my crispy salad of lettuce and pear. The hot fresh bread was perfect for scooping up all the bits. Our entrees arrived hot and prefect as well. My husband truly enjoyed the really fresh seafood in the paella and I just loved the risotto along with the perfectly crispy skinned chicken breast. we finished up with coffee and a shared dessert of pear and apple strudel with butter ripple ice cream.
One of our servers really went out of his way to explain the menu and chat with us, but I felt was overshadowed by times we were just sitting waiting for things like the check which is why I would give them a solid for service but not outstanding.
Overall prices are completely reasonable for the level of food and service which is again solid. we have found a new favorite and I look forward to going back and finding some of the other specials mentioned in other reviews
It's pretty good food here. What makes us order food from here more often is that they load up the dish with vegetables instead of just starch like rice or noodles. Lots of flavour and fresh ingredients. We will still order from here in the future. Value wise, I am used to take out orders being a little larger than this for the price. Service is prompt.
When we just moved into the neighbourhood we got pizza from here to give to our moving helpers. We had a meat pizza and were all really sick after eating from here. It was take out so it's not like I have bad experiences to report but I think they need to watch their food preparation. If it wasn't for the incident of getting sick; it's just pizza. There was nothing great, nothing bad about it taste wise.
We heard about this restaurant from a couple friends and decided to try it out. A very small menu but the food was so well structured. My husband had the jambalaya and I had the dinner feature which was rabbit. Both were cooked to perfection. They have a decent wine list for selection and the prices are reasonable for fine dining. We will definitely return here.
Every time we come to Boston pizza we receive the WORST service. It takes 45 minutes to get our appetizer, an appetizer they forgot to punch in. After receiving a rush order on our cactus cut potatoes we got our dinner right away. Who wants to eat their dinner immediately after their appi? Utter nonsense. For dinner I ordered the Jalepeno and onion straw burger and my friend ordered the "pesto" chicken pasta. Firstly, there was nothing pesto about it! They threw some tasteless herbs on the pasta and called it "pesto". Even after adding lots of salt, chili flakes and Parmesan cheese it didn't taste any better. SUPER bland! For my jalepeno burger. I asked for no tomato, onion straws and extra pickles. When I got it there were no jalepenos and they put onion straws on the burger and the patty was not fresh. You could tell it was a premade frozen party (not very appetizing!). And the end the waitress let us know they discounted our bill. When I looked they took off $4.82. How pointless. I have honestly never had such bad service or experience at any other location than at this location! I would NOT recommended it to anyone.
P.s the last time we went there, there was hair in our nachos. We pointed it out to the waitress, without saying anything she took the nachos away. The manager approached us and said "I heard there was a hair in ur nachos, do you want me to bring you some more?" When we said no, she walked away without saying anything and didn't come back up to us. We were confused if we had to pay so we just walked out. BAD experience.
POOR POOR POOR POOR oh my goodness poor EVERYTHING!!!!
Sincerely a Pitt Meadows Resident!
Okay food at Boston Pizza if you get the lunch special for $10. But I wouldn't pay more or pay for more than that.
I came here back in July and had the Rib + Dark Meat Chicken w/ Combo for $22 post-tax and it was bad/terrible and certainly not worth $22. The seats were decent.
One of the worst experiences I have ever had with McDonalds, Its a shame for the brand to have a location here. I ordered 4 items thru drive thru and when I was greeted at the window for payment, I was told they pressed the order button too early so I had to reorder. And when I walked in to order there were so many flies hanging around the kitchen area. And the rude reply from Sara who claimed to be the manager of the Store. Sorry this place is creating a bad reputation for mcDonalds, I would rather drive to the PoCo one near Costco.
Food 9/10 Had the scallops and the wife had pork belly as appetizers and both were fantastic. Actually kind of cheap, I think they were both $8 which is really low for fine dining so we were expecting something mediocre but they were not by any means. For mains I had mushroom cannelloni and she had Hopcott Farms chicken with gnocchi. Agian top notch. Didn't have dessert just small points off as the bread clearly was not homemade although it was still good
Service 8/10 The girl who looked after us was great, polite and fun. Service just a little slow at times but understandable they were full
Value 7/10 Appetizers cheap, Mains about average for a fine dining place. Wine was fairly priced.
Ambiance 7/10 A beautiful view from the patio. They don't reserve patio tables they are first come first served which is a bit of a pain as we knew we wanted to sit out there on such a gorgeous night. They only have about 5 tables out there but thankfully one was open when we arrived
Nice place we"ll go back
Dined there May 31 for an early dinner, shared fresh prawn appitizer very good and fresh. then CocoVIn and Pamigian with noodles. If you are looking for big portions go to a buffet and stuff yourself. This place serves perfectly prepared food, hot and fresh in portions that satisfy not stuff you. You probably won't take home a "doggie" bag but you will have enough especially if you have desert.. The place is a family operation and we have always had great service every time we go there. As for some of the other reviews that found fault 1: the sign on the awning is changed,
2:they now serve cocktails
3: the wine list is small but well selected (we had a New Zealand Merlot that was very good
4: the specials are many and the prices were quoted during the listing. They are not specials price wise but freshness wise and are worth ordering.
The only thing lacking is a bit of ambiance but the owners are chefs and not tradesman. The stone work around the fire place is rough at best and the yellow wall needs painting and maybe a picture or two.The bones are there just not the finish. A minor detraction, when the food arrives the ambiance is soon forgotten.
Price wise it is not cheap. With wine, a shared appy and two entres the bill before tax was about $90 and with taxes and tip just under $120. Skip the bottle of wine ( get a glass instead) and it;'s a reasonable night out for about the price of a dinner at Boston Pizza but in a nice, quiet setting.
It was sad to see that the customers don't dress better these days to go to an upscale place
one chap in his plaid Mac didn't even bother to take his ball cap off during dinner I guess I am showing my age.
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