We have given this place an honest shot and each time we were less than happy. The food is okay, but overpriced. The building and location is great, but the staff is absolutely terrible. The bartender is rude and unfriendly, we have seen staff members sitting at the bar drinking with customers which we found to be entirely inappropriate. I have never gone to an establishment and seen such unprofessionalism as the chefs in uniform drinking at the bar. If you are looking for somewhere to go with better service and good food go up the street to Browns.
So nice to find a place that serves fresh food and doesn't have a fast food feel. The service is fantastic. I can highly recommend this place if ur looking for delicious food. Can't believe how cheap the food is for what you get. It's our weekend hang out now. Oh and the donuts are made fresh each day and are yummo!!! Our favs are steak roll sandwich and the burger!
And as dinner progressed, the table of 3 I was at had become quiet. Each of us was taking our first bite of the pasta dishes we ordered. I had the lasagna and was at first quite surprised by how much grease was floating on top. Was the meat not drained well, or perhaps the cheeses used were more oily? Anyway, it's nothing I'm used to - and I've eaten at some of the finest Italian restaurants in North America and in Italy. I'm not denying love went into the recipes, but it was poorly executed.
One dish was a seafood white sauce canneloni I believe. This did NOT disappoint the guest who ordered it, and he did take it home with him. I tried a bit and found it was acceptable in that the seafood was fresh, but the sauce didn't do it any favours... neither did the doughey, sticky pasta which was overcooked and starchy.
We were startled by the bill, which is why I gave the "Value" a "1 - Poor". There was no value here. It was a packed restaurant... maybe the lasagna just isn't the dish to get? Anyways, I've had much better for far less. The salad was wonderful but became one of the only positive things I can reflect on during our visit to Rosa's. Rosa's came highly recommended by a sales associate at a store nearby. If their bread was fresh and hot, as it should be from an Italian restaurant, I'd go back and have their salad if they're open for lunch I guess... but I'd need to check to see if I'd be able to afford it from this spot!
A very cute cafe run by a young couple. The cafe can be hard to find as the sign is small; it is in a heritage home so it doesn't look like a typical cafe. It's nice to support a small local business.
I've been there a couple of times. The first time, I tried the gluten free chocolate cake and tea. The cake was very good and the portion was big enough to share. The ceramic mugs are from Mexico and were custom made for the cafe. The next time I tried a strawberry banana smoothie and a veggie burrito which was big enough to share as a snack.
They also offer a selection of hot drinks including Mexican hot chocolate.
A nice place to go for a drink and snack, a quiet place to meet up with a friend, I prefer a smaller case rather than the bigger chain cafes.
Love this place! It's been our go-to Indian fix since it opened in its new location in Port Moody. I believe the same restaurant used to be in PoCo. The service and personal attention from the owner is always top notch. He is very sure that you are getting what you want and is happy to make recommendations. It was on his recommendation that we first tried their vegetable Manchurian. OMG these things are luscious! You gotta try these. The Vindaloo, Korma, and Tikka sauces are spot on. You can order to your spice comfort level and, in our experience, the chef is accurate in hitting this target. I really love the Palek Paneer dish; not the most appetizing looking dish but I do love the flavour. Value is good but you'll do a bit better with portion sizes if you order take out. This is especially true of the rice which I find the portion size a bit on the skimpy side. Caesars (drink) are a bit too sweet for my taste. Still, all in all, a great place that I would have no problem recommending to anyone.
been going to this restaurant for years . although it is in need of an update , it does not matter as the restaurant is always busy and the food is outstanding .. always fresh and the flavor is really good .the food comes out quickly ! the egg rolls are the best that i have ever eaten ! servers are very efficient
We went to this place around 6pm on a Saturday and it was packed.
The dishes were pretty mediocre for the price. They were small, not very well prepared and dished out poorly because of the dinner rush. Looking past this, the incident of the night that left my family and I very unhappy was when we were given the wrong dish. The server insisted that it was what we ordered, and pretty much pushed us to keep the wrong dish. The thing is, all 8 people at my table were positive we ordered the pork dish, because it was a last minute substitution (as the kitchen had run out of what we wanted originally). What was also frustrating was that the server wanted to blame us for the incorrect dish. Her actions to resolve the issue were executed poorly, to say the least. We ended up keeping the wrong dish, and my brother was very ticked off through the entire meal. We failed to receive satisfactory service until the very end of our dinner - the server realized her tips were on the line!
We had never been to Rodos before but we were visiting family in the Port and they are regulars at Rodos and wanted us to come for dinner at their favorite Greek restaurant. Except for an unfortunate incident in my 20's with a bottle of Retsina, I've always been a big fan of Greek food so we were up for it.
The owner of the restaurant, Michael I believe, greeted us at the door with a big handshake and welcome, calling our friends by their names and moving at light speed to prepare a table for us. Waitresses swooped in and never left us waiting for anything. It didn't appear we were getting any special treatment; they were equally attentive to the other tables of diners. So high marks for service.
The restaurant is cosy with blue tablecloth covered tables adorned with white plates and tea candles, and a scattering of mediterranean items around the room for decor. Fairly standard restaurant decor and background music with only a hint of Grecian inspiration. I'll admit I'm a sucker for the blue and white ceramic tiles that seem so Hellenic in other Greek restaurants.
We started with a bread basket and an olive oil/balsamic dip and a tsaziki yogurt dip.The bread and pita were excellent with the dips and we quickly devoured everything on the table. Chicken souvlaki, roast lamb, and veggie spanikopeta were on our orders. Total bill for two of us came to $48.
Overall, the food was well cooked and presented. My only gripe was the scarcity of Greek seasonings which seems to be a trend in many restaurants catering to a mixed population
Back in our dating days, my wife and I frequented the former Fuji Sushi location along North Road, that has recently been displaced due to the Evergreen line. We have a lot of fond memories of that place and recall it being very busy with a long line of take-out customers most nights. One of the nicest thing about that restaurant was that it was run by authentic japanese that adhered to very traditional values.
We were surprised and excited to see Fuji Sushi re-open in Port Moody and soon thereafter went to try it out. The decor was an a big improvement over the former chinese restaurant that was there, although the seats/booths appeared to be the same, and were in need of repair/replacement. I am hoping that they are still in the process of overhauling the restaurant. The food, while comparatively cheap relative to nearby sushi restaurants, was not presented very well, being similar to a Sushitown or other, 'bare-bones' type establishment. The food was 'blah' - not good, not bad. We expected more given our joint recollection of Fuji sushi and hope its just the 'growing pains' of the new restaurant.
I went to Golphis on my birthday with my friends. It was a great experience, we all ordered steak because I heard it was rated best steak in all of the tri-cities. I was very happy with the meal and it was the best steak I have ever eaten. All of my friends had a great time and were satisfied with everything. The renovations are stunning and I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
Shame about this one, it has lots of potential but unfailingly drops the ball with mediocre food, smallish portions, spotty preparation and quality control, and very high prices that are unjustified by the product. Huge markups on drinks make consoling yourself about your bad dining choice a very costly proposition.
Service staff are unfailingly good based on my experiences here for lunches and dinners. The location is lovely, the layout and architecture work well, but let's be honest, that's not why you select a restaurant, it's all about the food.
As with other Boathouse restaurants in the city, Richmond, White Rock, and New West (been to them all in the past year) they seem to position themselves with a misguided sense of importance. Having deposited something like $1000 into their till over the past 12 months, my dinner last night at the Port Moody Boathouse has solidified my opinion that I probably won't be back, there are many places with better ambiance, much better food, and much lower markups on the drinks.
File this one under "Missed Opportunity".
....then the place would rate very well, unfortunately too many problems to recommend this place.
We had a reservation, but our table wasn't ready when we arrived, in spite of the restaurant not being full.
We sat in the lounge and the waitress dropped food menus on our table and walked away. We told her we were waiting for our table in the dining room and she gave us a drink menu but no wine menu. When we asked for one she said they were all being used... but the place wasn't full, or even close?? My wife wanted a glass of bc red beyond the house wine and the waitress said they didn't have such a thing. When we did finally get a wine menu later there were at least 3 other local reds by the glass. Apparently this waitress must have been new?
Once we were seated I ordered a glass of wine to drink with my meal once I finished my beer. The waitress brought a carafe but no glass, explaining that they were out of clean glasses and she would bring one when they were ready? I ordered the Prime rib, but our waitress didn't know they were out. We both ordered steak, my wife's off the combo menu, mine a different cut from the a la carte menu. When we got the steaks, they were exactly the way you want them, except they cooked mine medium and my wife's medium rare, which was the opposite of the way we ordered them.
In all fairness the food was quite good, the sides were tasty the green beans tasted great, the steak was good, but far to many glitches for a place that aspires to be a step up from the run of the mill. My wife opined that this would be okay for a place that had recently opened, but they have been here for a couple of years, really how long do you need to work out the bugs?
2 steaks, 2 salads 2 a la carte sides, 2 glasses of wine and one beer, total: $140 before tip. I expect far more for that amount.
Dined in on a busy Friday night with 6 other people. Ordered lots of food i had a steak which was very tasty and all my friends were completely satisfied with the service. Restaurant looks outstanding from the inside. We enjoyed our dining in experience and I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Food is so delicious. 5 star experience.
I went here for my birthday on a Friday night. The line up wasn't too bad so we waited. We finally got in and were seated against the back wall in the corner.
We received out drink order quickly and the waitress came and took our food order fairly quickly. We had bread to start which was just ok... and then after a fair wait, our meal came.
We didnt' see the waitress again until it was time to pay the bill. I even tried to call her over but was unsuccessful.
I had the spaghetti and meatsauce. It was so bland. I was really dissapointed. I've been here a few times before and I really enjoyed it.
After this last experience I won't be in any hurry to return. I think it's really gone downhill since I was here last time.
Terrible service and bland food.
The Boathouse has such potential to be good- Access to great ingredients, a huge gorgeous kitchen, attentive staff. You know, all the things that can make an eatery great.
And it's a HUGE but.
It was a large party for a birthday celebration. We were seated off to the side in a "private" area. Sadly, it was right next to the windows, and right under the speakers- freezing and superloud. The music was kinda clubby, mixed with power ballads from the '90's. Not the greatest, but not the worst. And not really conducive to conversation.
Service was fine- Our server seemed busy, as her section was spread far and wide. She was great checking for refills and ensuring wine was topped up.
The food, however, was terrible. The only redeeming item we had was the calamari- Nice and piping hot, not rubbery at all, with flavourful dips and light breading. The maple planked salmon entree was overcooked and weirdly sweet- not maple-sweet, more artificially sweet, and the wild rice was bland- no seasoning at all. The market fish duo was incinerated- the salmon dry and crumbly, the steelhead so-so. The potatoes were undercooked, almost crunchy, and the veg mushy and overcooked.
We could have requested new plates, but by the time they arrived, we were far too hungry to wait much longer. Lesson learned- we'll never be back to any eatery in this franchise.
After spending over $150 at a well known steakhouse recently, I was recomended by a soccer buddy to give Onyx a go. Why he said it was expensive I have no idea. 1 appy, 2 complete entree's, 1 desset and a bottle of wine for just under $100 all in!!! Great steaks and an even better wine selection. We hope to return soon.
We went here for an early dinner on a saturday evening. They were not fully booked. Still service was slow and inattentive. Long wait between the appetizer and the main course. I ordered the stuffed wild salmon. The salmon i received was the smallest driest salmon i have ever eaten in a restaurant. For a seafood restaurant, they should be embarrassed to serve this. I have had better salmon at the white spot!. dinner included the tiny piece of salmon a couple of stalks of broccolini and a scoop of mashed potatoes $26.99. My hubby had the miso halibut which was at least moist but with a couple of pieces of broocolini and a bit of rice overpriced at $32.99. Waitress checks on us when we are almost finished, " how are the first few bites?"-a little late to be asking that. Have to ask for a coffee refill it is not offfered and that takes another 5-10 minutes. Cant understand how this restaurant stays in business, food and service is so mediocre, and overpriced. UNIMPRESSED and would NOT recommend it!
We have been here many times as a couple and with family and friends. Everytime we have had outstanding meals. Everyone we have taken there has returned on their own. The portions are very plentiful and flavourful. This is real authentic HOMEMADE Mexican food! The owner, Charlie, is the main waiter and his wife is the cook. Charlie can be a bit hard to understand with his thick Mexican accent and can come across as a little eccentric but he is very kind. Don't expect a 5 star ambiance but you can expect a nice comfortable, quiet place to enjoy a quality meal. Go to Charlie's!
First of all, we didn't see the $30 Holiday Group menu until we asked the server, she asked me if I booked early and if I was "offered" the special. Well, when I saw this promotion, I booked via OpenTable on Oct 3, well before the expiry date of end of Oct. Then she has to inquire it with the manager, that part was fine.
Service was below par, server was particular too lazy to walk around the table to place the utensils or plates of food, everything were handed over across from me and I had to "receive" the items myself and I wonder where is the service coming from with that 15% gratuity? The tips wasn't even worth 5% in my honest opinion.
When it comes to dessert time, Créme bruleé is supposed to be creamy like pudding! But the one we have is just like a over cooked pound cake! While leaving the restaurant, we had to wait for our party to use the restroom, the sign at the reception clearly says all guests in your party will also receive a Gift Certificate for 2 Brunch Mimosas to use in the new year, and we weren't given during the check. When I asked the reception, she had to search for our reservations I made thinking I was here to lie for a coupon for 2 Brunch Mimosas? Even thou we were given these coupons in the end but a very unpleasant for the pre-Christmas dinner.
After getting home, the friend who dined with us had taken a photo of the menu, then I just noticed the coffee or tea was included; we were NOT offered or asked what we would like during the order of our food in the beginning.
Thank you for giving a very unpleasant experience!!!
I was hesitant to try this place after seeing some of the reviews. The place is pretty small but very cute. Our appy was out within minutes and our meal followed shortly, even though the place was packed! Our server was really nice and the owner (I'm guessing?) came back many times to see how things were and joke around. I'm very glad to have tried this place and so happy to not have to drive to Vancouver for some delicious Mexican!
|1.||Rosa's Cucina Italiana|
|2.||Boathouse Restaurant, The|
|4.||Saint St Grill|
|5.||Rehanah's Roti & Trinidadian|
|7.||Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge|
|8.||Lougheed Wonton Restaurant|
|11.||St. James's Well|
|12.||Gourmet Chinese Restaurant|
|13.||Rodos Kouzina Mediterranean Grille|
|14.||Pajo's Fish & Chips|
|15.||Golphis Steak & Lobster|
|16.||Joe's Atlantic Grill|
|19.||Nagano Japanese Restaurant|
|20.||Sango Japanese Fusion Reataurant|