The food here is OUTSTANDING! Every dish I have ordered from this restaurant was fresh and delicious.
The restaurant is located in a heritage house which is cool but also kind of cramped with ugly decor. I usually order take-out because I live just across the street so I can't say much about the service because the first time I visited, the service was great and the second time, the service was below average. I have only dined in the restaurant twice.
The staff are very friendly, although lacking in English. But they make up for that with their smiles.
And again, the FOOD is DELICIOUS!! (Try the crispy roll, it's amazing!)
We have tried to do a last minute reservation here many times and they are always busy. We got lucky this time and it was bonus night. They asked us to be patient because they were busy, but the service was first class. Any faster and we would have felt rushed. We had their specials: rack of lamb and paella, plus their fois gras appetizer/salad. We never eat desert and certainly weren't hungry, but the deserts being brought to other tables looked so good we each ordered one and shared them. The highlight was the fois gras. I have never had better. The seafood in the paella was all perfectly cooked, nothing was over done, and the sauce was sublime. The small bite of lamb that was shared was perfectly rare as ordered and seasoned to perfection. Serving size is good, presentation is beautiful and the service is friendly and professional. If you want to impress someone - bring them here.
Finally, we had to run errand in Pitt Meadows. Firehall Bistro was on my shortlist to visit based on its glaring review. At first, we had a little trouble finding the restaurant. It turns out the name shown on the windows is Season Bistro not Firehall which got us confused in the first place. Anyway, we were there for lunch and they only had 1 server. So we ordered calamari, salad, and lamb shank. The lamb shank was very tender and fall of the bone, the calamari was perfect and the salad was simple but good. To close we ordered the Russian White Chocolate dessert..which came out stunningly decorated like what you had in expensive restaurant. Everything tasted very good. To compare this place is like eating at CHOW in Granville with 50% more portion but half the price. Overall, we are very impressed with this place. The service could be better but we can't blamed the guy since he's the only one there. The waiter did a good job explaining the menu into great details...this is what every good restaurant need. We will definitely come back if we're in the area.
A small group of us decided to stay and have dinner in the dining room at this golf club following a day long seminar one Friday. The room was fully booked at 6pm when we arrived, so the lovely Spanish manager sat us in the lounge where we had a glass of wine until they came and got us at 6:30pm.
We had a thoroughly enjoyable experience at this restaurant. Easily the most pleasant restaurant that side of the Pitt River Bridge. The complimentary amuse bouche of a fresh made spring roll was to die for. The appetizers were VERY positively reviewed by all us us, my Scallop c ourse alone was worth coming back for. The Lobster Ravioli was clearly home made, and one of our group commented that the Rack of Lamb was the best she had ever had, bar none.
For dessert, we decided to split a British Columbia cheese course and the selection of local cheeses was absolutely perfect.
The wine selections were superior to any restaurant that we have been to outside of downtown Vancouver, and the view was quite something. The prices were very reasonable for the quality delivered.
The only question that I had was why they don't advertise? Three of our group live in the area, and not one of us had ever been there for dinner previously. I assured to manager that that is about to change, and that we will be seeing them again very soon.
As an ex Thai Chef, I have to say the Pad Thai at this restaurant is the worst I have ever seen, in any city. Ketchup, noodles, and Prawns do not make up any Thai dish that I have ever come across. I would not recommend this restaurant to anybody anywhere, mind you, I did only have the one dish. The service was horrible, but the ambiance was traditional and nice to listen to.
I was nicely suprised to find this great restaurant tucked away at the Pitt Meadows golf club. Our server was knowlegable and attentive. After a nice complimentary amuse of onion jam on puff pastry with goat cheese, my wife had the seared scallops with bacon and creamed leeks with smoked tomato butter. They were divine, perfectly cooked and nicely presented. I had the crab cakes with celery heart salad and garlic aioli, very good indeed. We then had the rack of lamb and pan roasted chicken. Both were fantastic. We finished off a great evening with the lavender creme brulee and the chocolate pistachio pate for dessert. Both were made in house and a great way to end our meal. The wine list has a great selection of wines and the view is very nice too! Now that we know that this restaurant is here we will be comming back often.
been a couple of times, and will go again with friends, the quality presentation and flavor has been vary good, it shows that there is a professional in the kitchen, the wines are very reasonaly priced and considering you don"t have to drive to vancouver this place is a jem and a bargain. The interior could be elivated to the quality of the food but otherwise, I'm a regular.
Small menu but everything done well - from quality of food to presentation. Nice variety with seasonal changes. Desserts are sublime - works of art that taste divine. HIghly recommend the chef's version of a banana split. ICe cream is made on the premises.
Each time you go you will be treated to some complimentary canapes which change everytime and they give you some idea of what is ahead.
The most exceptional feature of this restaurant is the value.
OK, so Im a downtown Vancouver Foodie and very spoilt for choice....so for me and the wife to drive out to, what seems to be the middle of nowhere (A.K.A Maple Ridge) it had better be good or the drive back would not be that pleasurable. It was a great drive back! To start with we had the Lobster Bisque and the Scallops and Bacon mmmmmmmm. Delicious, perfectly prepared and presented. The bacon was a slice of pancetta lodged into the scallop - very tasty. Our mains came..I had the Pork Belly and wifey had the crispy Lobster Pasta. Neither of us wanted to share - which really says it all. Perfect and I mean perfect. The pork was soooooo tender and the portion was more than ample - but I still did not want to share! The desserts was equally as tasty...if they can just tighten up the "English Style" service it really would be top notch. Well done and we hope to drive out to the boon docks again soon!
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).
I have been to this restaurant several times now and I can't think of one time I was dissappointed. The location is great, easy to find and unique. The house is quite cozy with larger private rooms upstairs. The patio looks nice but I have never been seated there. The food is always extremely fresh and the portions are sized nicely. The prices are good and the service is steady. This restaurant may be in Pitt Meadows and not Vancouver but you wouldn't know it. Highly recommend to anyone looking for great Japanese food.
I love the tempura at this place. The last time I went it was served cold. I mentioned it and the waitress came back and said it would take 20 minutes to make it again because they had a large order that came in. When i said that it was cold the waitress replied,"the cook said it was not." I was dissapointed, and left without tempura
Four of us tried this restaurant out last night and were very impressed. The food was excellent, service attentive and friendly and wine list reasonably priced. There were some added touches such as a taste of the wine to ensure we made the right choice before ordering a bottle and a mini-appy served prior to our ordered salads and meals. Two of us had the chef's special lamb shank -- very tasty! We will definitely return. The quality and ambiance rival the significantly higher priced restaurants in downtown Vancouver.
We were sad to see the previous restaurant leave, but it has been replaced by an excellent restaurant. We've been here several times and have never been disappointed. Service and food are excellent. The menu is small but the selection is more than adequate. The wine list is descent as well. Highly recommended.
Why can't local restaurants find a chef as talented as the one at the Jolly Coachman??? The Baron of Beef Buffet is outstanding value at $9.49. Only Friday ---- 11:30 - 2pm. The food is so welled prepared & remains piping hot the entire time. The baron of beef is gigantic & offers slices from rare - well done. We had a great lunch & a leisurely visit. Nobody hasseled us. Nobody tried to push more drinks on us. Our out of country guests were impressed by the food & the service -- attentive but not cloying. We have partaken in their daily specials & always find the food so enjoyable --- especially the baby back ribs. Kudos to the Jolly Coachman for finding this gem of a chef !!!!! Certainly keeps us coming back !
I left a review here once before and it has somehow been misplaced. I have since been back a few times to this bistro and tried more of their great yogurts. The fact that I get to choose whatever topping or toppings I want is what makes this so wonderful. I like yogurt again! I also have now tried a few of their coffees and a tea. The owner makes them right in front of you really quickly and they are yummy. Perfect for stopping on your way to work for one to have in the car.
Had a nice Decmeber dinner here with a close friend. After a spot of trouble finding it because of the different signage outside we made our way in. Great ambiance and very warm and cozy. In the month of Dec. there was only one menu with three appies, mains and desserts to choose from. Was a little disappointed at first but not for long. Perfectly done. I had the lamb and she had the beef. All of the meals were just the right size and we left feeling staisfied but not stuffed. Good service and a decently priced although, small wine menu. Did not have to spend too much to get a really great dining experience. I would recomend this to anyone wanting a gourmet prepared meal without the heavy prices.
This was one of my worst restaurant experiences ever. We ordered kids meals which came well after the adults meals. Service was slow and the food bad. I ordered a medium steak sandwich that came well done and was too salty to even attempt to eat. I will never come back here or to any Boston Pizza again.
On Nov.6/08 we treated some out of province guests to an all you can eat halibut special. They were amazed that the halibut was every bit as outstanding as we had proclaimed. The fries are always hot & never greasy. The halibut is simply superb --- the lightest coating over a large piece of fish. The cod is prepared with exactly the same care. The coleslaw is a must. There are daily lunch specials. The food is brought promptly to the table.. The young waitress smiles often. Next time you want to score points with your guests -- just take them to Austin Fish & Chips in Pitt Meadows.
|1.||Firehall Bistro, The|
|3.||Jolly Coachman Pub|
|4.||Sango Japanese Restaurant|
|5.||Akasaka Japanese Restaurant|
|6.||Enjoy Garden Chinese Restaurant|
|7.||Four Nine North Wine Bar & Grille|
|10.||Austin Fish & Chips|
|11.||DT Vietnamese Noodles & Coffee Bar|
|14.||Other Guys Pizza, The|
|19.||OPA! Of Greece|
|20.||Pappa Leo's Pizza|