The Firehall Bistro offers casual, bistro fine dining in Pitt Meadows.
my better half and i have eaten here on several occasions. i have to say that each experience has been outstanding. the menu is continually changing as the chef only prepares food that is in season and fresh(we asked because some of our favorites disappeared from the menu). the wine list is adequate but not overloaded and the markup is nominal for a restaurant. the service has always been excellent and friendly. ive had everything from the rib eye to the pot of mussels and have yet to have an expectation not exceeded. i, unlike my wife, am not a desert person but every meal i have had here has been accompanied with a desert and they have been a little slice of heaven. even the ice cream is made fresh in house! i am amazed that this small family run restaurant out in the suburbs has this quality food. i cant say enough about this place, i have recommended it to friends in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
Tonight, a friend treated me out for dinner. He chose this location from some newspaper ad. I never heard of it; so I checked it out on this "dinehere" website first. Hmmmm, sounds like good food but questionable service. Well, it was excellent food, and the service was perfectly splendid!
I am not a big fan of seafood, especially of the shellfish group, but I do enjoy fish. I was in the mood for "something different" so rather than jumping on the steak (my usual favorite), I went for a salmon appetizer and Halibut entree. Wow! I believe this is the most pleasant surprise I have had in food in years! Even the salad and spinach had a 'special' flavor of some wonderful dressing. Every bite... Excellent! My friend had the steak; his comment... MMMMmmmm!
There was only three desserts offered; but what a choice they were. I don't recall the name of what I had (Sticky something something). Delish!!!!
The hostess (Veronique??) is lovely and charming (and yet could handle my friends 'interesting' humor like a professional heckler), and the owner (sorry, forgot the name... Gord?) was extremely attentive to the details and our satisfaction.
The atmosphere is not ideal for children nor energized teens, but marvelous if you simply want an enjoyable evening of incredibly FINE dining! Decent portions, although my appetite was beckoning for second helpings of everything because it was so good. For the quality of the food (more so than the quantity), the price is extremely fair! I am eager to return. The steak DID look really good!
It was my birthday on Monday Feb. 2 ... My husband called from work at about 4pm and said,
"Hey, don't cook, I'm going to take you out for dinner."
I said, "Awesome ! Where are we going?"
He replied, "Ah, I don't know yet ...."
He's never been a big planner. I began to search here for a new and different food experience. Unexpectedly, my search lead me back to our home town of Pitt Meadows!
I was thrilled to find this gem only minutes from our home. I read all the reviews on this site and called immediately for reservations. We arrived at 7:30 to a wonderful atmosphere, and welcoming service. Our server explained all the Chef Creations and menu items to us. Each item that we ordered lived up to it's delicious description.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening together, which was enhanced by attentive service, good wine, and extraordinary food. We'll definitely be back with friends and family. Thanks to Gordon & Stephen for super birthday meal ... you made getting older a little easier.
In a word: wow. We went in tonight on a whim, a last minute anniversary outing on a Monday night, and what a find! Lovely ambiance, very intimate; reasonable prices, nice wines too; everything very fresh - nothing out of season.
Gorgeous food - we had the oven-baked sole and the lamb and both were extraordinary. The sole was light but melt-in-your-mouth creamy, and the reduced wine sauce with the lamb was to die for. And that's saying something because we're both foodies and quite particular.
If you're driving from Coquitlam, it's like ten minutes on other side of the Pitt River bridge. Easy to get to, lots of parking in the back. Definitely worth a try - and open for dinner seven nights a week (that is a real treat in Maple Meadows where everything closes Monday and Sunday).
My husband and I had dinner at the Firehall Bistro tonight. It was our first time and we were pleasantly surprised by the simple yet elegant ambience and the great food. I especially liked the beef dish I had which I was told was marinated in red wine for 24 hours and then slow-roasted. It was tender and flavourful. My huband had the lamb shank which was also tasty. Although the wine list is limited the wines are quality and the prices as very reasonable. The service was friendly and attentive.
The only suggestion we made to the owners was to change the sign as it still reads "Seasons Bistro" which was the name of the previous establishment. For this reason it's a bit confusing to find for the first time. Also, a website would be helpful. Overall, this was a great dining experience and we will definitely dine there again.
First off my aunt dragged me to this restaurant against my will and I thank her!
FOOD: I am not a huge meat eater and was a bit put off at the lack of any vegetarian items on the menu but after reading the descriptions I was drooling. The food was in limited suppy as a couple of the menu items were sold out. I had wanted to try the roast chicken breast but it was sold out (next time) instead I settled on the gruyere tart to start and the ground porc shoulder with mild peppers and homeade linguini noodles. The noodles were melt in your mouth tender. The sauce was spicy and meaty. There were a few hard chunks of fat in the meat but I gladly picked around it while I dug around for the delicious pasta.
SERVICE: There was one waitress and she was amazing. I had barely put my water glass down empty when she was right next to me filling it up.
VALUE: Initially I thought 'wow expensive' but after I tasted the food it was definately priced accurately though higher than most in PITT/RIDGE area.
AMBIANCE: Clean, modern and stylish. A bit difficult to talk because I hesitated to have serious descussions with people so close to me and sound travelled so easily.
A nice little restaurant with an amazing staff. Tip well!
We attended the Bistro on Sunday, August 31st to celebrate a birthday. What a wonderful experience. The atmosphere was most condusive to a relaxing evening. The servers were friendly and ready to oblige. From the first bite of the complimentary appetizers the chef prepared to our last sip of wine was an absolute delight. My husband loves crab cocktail and he was not disappointed in his selection. The Gem salad was truly a gem. The best greens I have tasted in a very long time. Our entrees were the pork and salmon. Ample servings and so very very tasty. We've dined in many high end restaurants and paid a fortune for just so so meals. What a pleasant surprise to experience a fabulous dinner at realistic prices. We'll definitely go back and bring company along.
My wife and I ate at this restaurant about a month ago. They hadn't been open long but they still impressed us. Tonight was a special family birthday and I suggested this place. Everyone agreed and we made reservations. I had some minor doubts because although the service was solid the first time we were there, I thought at the time that they could probably use some more help - now we were showing up with a party of eight. I was happy to find out that my doubts were unfounded. The service was friendly, prompt and very efficient! What really amazed my wife and I (again) and our six other guests was the food. Everyone said it was one of the best meals that they had ever had. My wife and I made reservations again on the way out the door, we've never done that before. Everyone with us said that they'd be coming back again and again.
We went there on a friday evening - didnt expect this dinner date to be a great one. Servers were really friendly and sincere. Food was great, quality and presentation match up to the price. Restaurant ambiance and atmosphere was very relaxed and the decoration was great. It's a hidden gem in the small city! It's worth going back to try the desserts - we were too full to have any dessert after our delicious meal!
This was my boyfriend and my first time at the restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious! I had the lamb and it literally fell off the bone, it was so tender. Perfectly cooked! My boyfriend was cutting his beef with his fork. We had salad and dessert too and it was all so good!
Our waiter was very friendly and cheerful and made us feel very welcome. He was very attentative and funny.
It seems like a pretty high-end place but it was still a decent price. My boyfriend and I each had a three-course meal and wine and our bill came to about a hundred bucks.
All in all, we had a very lovely time and will definitely be returning often.
We used to eat at this restaurant regularly when it was formerly Seasons Bistro so we thought we'd give the Firehall Bistro a try. We tried several starters, had mains and dessert plus several drinks including a bottle of wine and the bill totalled $130 which we thought was quite good value.
On the negative side, this used to be my favourite restaurant for special occasions. It had an extensive drinks menu and the atmosphere was intimate/romantic with a wonderful host. Although not really fair to compare two separate restaurants, The Firehall Bistro was too brightly lit and has lost the wonderful ambience that was once there. The drinks menu was also disappointing. It also seems strange to me that the awnings and signage are still displaying Seasons Bistro and they could have chosen a less tacky restaurant name.
I will visit this restaurant again but it won't feel as special.