Food: Ordered Thai red curry chicken and Szechuan beef with vegetables. The curry was delicious and on par with Chada Thai over in Coquitlam (at half the price) while the Szenchuan beef was average. Based on what I saw ordered at the restaurant, the Thai/Malaysian orders are probably the best bet here. Great value, lunch for 2 came out to $18 with tips.
Service: The server (owner?) was very attentive and had a big smile whenever she came over to serve us.
Ambiance: The restaurant is very clean and well decorated. The lack of many other diners (there were only 2 tables) was strange but did not detract from the lunch.
Overall: I would highly recommend it! Not sure why this restaurant is not more popular, it's as good or better than most Asian joints in the Tri-cities.
I have been to this location a few times over the last year or so and had just ok times. I went last week and it was quite good. Service was attentive and the food was timley and hot. It seems that they have really worked on the problem issues thay had when opening. I am glad as they are in my neighbourhood and I love the location. Keep it up.
For several years I've been wanting to make my way in and try this restaurant. It did not disappoint as far as food is concerned. What deterred me was the interior and basic environment. The pictures and photos did create a unique ambiance.
I ordered lamb and roti and it was fresh. The texture did not disappoint and it was very good. However, the price and value could be improved perhaps the fact this restaurant is in Port Moody justifies the price???
The kitchen was clean and I enjoyed my lunch. I was shortchanged slightly so be careful when you are there. I did leave a tip.
I would recommend others try this restaurant keeping in mind what I have written in this review.
I've driven past this place a million times in my life. Based on reviews here, I made a point of dropping in for a lunch of chicken roti (medium), a beef patty and a grape soda. The ambiance is somewhat stark, but there was good music playing and it was warm like the islands. The roti bread itself was the highlight; thin, chewy, fresh, multi-layered and delicious. The roti was massive, filled with chicken thigh, potatoes and a nice melange of spice. You could easily share it and still feel satisfied. The patty was suprisingly good. Crispy and flaky crust, really flavourful filling. The food was really fresh and hot, and I must say a welcome change to the other fast food options in the area. I'll be back to try some veggie options.
I decided to take one of my friends to the Boathouse for Sunday brunch, I was a little shocked to see that their going rate for eggs benny has shot up to 13.99, this is only breakfast wait till you see the dinner prices, anyhow when my my plate showed up it sure looked nice, besides the eggs being left in the hot tub way too long, note to kitchen " use a timer" I could of used those eggs for door stoppers. Our upbeat server didn't hesitate to get a remake going, when round two showed up the eggs were poached right, but the potatoes looked like they were replaced by some dried out week old stunt double,, I asked the server why they were different, she claimed that the last batch was deep fried and these were oven baked, I felt that the kitchen was triyng to put me together, All I wanted was eggs benny done right , with good spuds, is that to much to ask for 13.99????
I had the opportunity to visit one of my favourite restaurants last Friday, after a tough work week it was nice to know that the week would be capped off by some great company, food, and wine. We just love the atmosphere that this restaurant offers from its tasteful decor to the eclectic design which provides for a very enjoyable outing, it can be a quiet romantic evening or you can start a chat with the next table.
Started the evening with some wonderful appetizers, steamed mussels, very flavourful, done in a ginger broth, the usual escargot which were the usual best flavour around, and a wonderful smoked salmon, cream cheese, and toasted baguettes, not usually on the menu but was being offered as a special. For the entree I had the pork medallions that was topped off with a wonderful cilantro, tomato salsa, and my wife had the lamb shank and again incredible. Topped off the meal with a very delicious warm sticky toffee pudding served with vanilla ice cream. We honeslty feel for the quality of food and the rather large servings received the price was very well in line if not better than most fine dining establishments.
We were served by the usual wonderful staff and despite the staff being busy we were never neglected and wine glass remained full. Keep up the great work...
One of our favourite restaurants despite living 40 minutes from Port Moody, we enjoy the restaurant so much that we would rather by pass our better rated local eating establishments to visit the Saint.
We look forward to visiting again soon....
I stumbled across Casa Fabesso when looking for a nice place to go out in Northern Burnaby. The website made me curious. No menu, no prices but the description of a chef who is passionate about his work - from buying the freshest ingredients to composing a new menu every day.
We have been to Casa Fabesso for dinner on a Sunday night - and we were not disappointed. You need to reserve for dinner, which we did - and learned that there is another group that decided the menu for the evening:
As appetizers we had brushetta, then prawn salad, proscuiitto with melon and roast beef with parmesan and arugola
First courses were gnocchi made from ricotta with truffles aroma and lasagna with mushrooms.
Main courses were braised beef with grilled polenta and pork loin chops with chocolate, raisin and pine nuts sauce and grilled vegetables.
We finished with ice cream, some biscuits and a good espresso.
A fabulous experience, everything was just perfect - fresh ingredients, tasty recipes and done to perfection. Chef Roberto seems to just love preparing his food.
We had half a liter of the house wine and it was very good as well. The wine selection is pretty small and exclusively Italian - if you want to spend a little more for a good bottle.
Anna's service was very attentive. She explained every course in detail and the food was delivered just perfectly one course after the other - the advantage of having a fixed menu. At the end chef Roberto came himself and we chatted a little about his philosophy - limit the number of people to cook for to keep the standards very high.
The ambiance is nice as well, a little house in Reed Point Marina, providing room for about 6 tables. They are covered with white table clothes, but overall the restaurant has a casual touch. The only downside to the location is that you don't have a direct view to the water but see the parking lot first.
For the quantity and even more the quality of food we had, we found the value to be incredible - we paid under $40 each for a 9 (!) course menu. Add $16 for the wine and you go out a little over $100 including tip. A similar menu in the cannery would have been double the price - and you do not get a nice surprise of the menu of the day at all.
This place is new, Roberto immigrated to Canada just recently - and it looks like you should hurry to try out this place before it becomes so popular that you have to reserve months in advance!
My partner and I at least are very eager to come back and try Roberto's fish dishes.
Thai food is delicious and fresh. It is authentic, with fresh Thai ingredients and spices. The quality of the meat and vegetables is always high. We usually take out, so can't comment well on the ambience of the restaurant. It is reasonably priced, made quickly, and outstanding in taste. I hope this gem of a restaurant stays around for a long time.
The ambiance is pleasant and typical of small Greek restaurant, the service was okay / average, but the food was very disappointing - for a second time.
Bland and lacking in taste, out of our group of four, only one completely enjoyed their meal, and we all ordered different dishes
Service was prompt and there seemed genuine concern by our server, who asked the owner or manager to talk to us when we talked about our meals. He came over but seemed insincere and more interested in convincing us that it was the style of cooking rather than the preparation. Completely overcooked lamb and overseasoned vegetables and stringy veal doesn't fit as a regional style of cooking to me - just plain poor cooking or re-heating perhaps.
For many years this was one of our favourite restaurants, service had been good and the food was usually good. I find the ambiance only so-so. We would go for anniversaries or birthdays a couple times a year. We've sent many people there with high recommendations. So it was with lovely anticipation that we went there last night for my mother's 60th birthday.
When I called to make reservations for the party, I waited on hold for over 6 minutes. I hung up & called back, then was miraculously handled right away (I think they'd forgotten I was on hold). Then I had to negotiate in order to get separate bills for our party of 10 and have them accept any Entertainment Cards. While having to "get special permission" from the manager to do this seemed excessive, he gave us a limit of 3 coupons for the entire table, of which we only used 2 - this seemed reasonable.
Things started fine, though they were very slow to bring the bread. The starters were fine. Then the meals came, all EXCEPT for one. Manager said there'd been an accident in the back, her dish had been spilled, it would only be 4 minutes. Fine.
The promised 4 minutes was more like 15 minutes!! My poor aunt had to just sit there while we all ate our meals. I had the braised pork, which was tasty, but there was very little rice, which was poorly cooked, some hard and crunchy, some mushy! We all shared some of our meals with her (it would be cruel otherwise). By the time her meal arrived, we were almost done ours. She had the seafood hot pot, which again was tasty, but was very watery - more like a soup. Then we all had to sit while she got to eat her meal, however due to the nibbling, she wasn't able to finish even half of it. This was awkward for everyone.
We were all surprised when her bill arrived and she was charged full price. I brought it to the manager's attention, and he said "Well, I did you a favour by splitting the bills AND accepting the coupons". My reply was to thank him, but that had no effect or benefit to her, she did not use a coupon. He looked at me, stiffened, said "Fine", snatched her bill from the table and stormed off in a huff. She was given 1/2 price for the entree. The waitress tried to justify his actions. He continued to either glare at me, then when I saw him, he'd pointedly look away, as we went about paying our bills and leaving.
The reason I went through the trouble of bringing this to the manager is because it was going to affect the waitress's tip otherwise. It was not her fault, so I didn't think she should suffer for it. It was management's responsibility to make a mistake of this magintude right to their customer - a simple, sincere apology (his was VERY insincere), and even $5 off her bill would have mollified her and us. However 1/2 price with a bad attitude will ensure that none of us will ever return again. For the prices they charge (my bill came to $80 for myself & my son) one expects a little more. A true shame!
Nothing to rave about here. The food is just average and way overpriced. Service was the usual pseudo-friendly, but in fact I don't care: I ordered a special mojito but got the usual one only. I asked the waitress if that was the (I think) Jamaican mojito, as it looked just like a plain simple one. She asked the bartender and came back to tell me that they do not have the kind of mojito (after she delivered one that she declared to BE their specialty...)
The heating on the covered patio was way to hot, so we almost melted and my partner got a terrible cold from going out on the pier afterwards.
We will certainly not return.
The Owner is a very friendly lady that tries her best to make you happy. The kitchen is very small resulting in slow service when the restaurant is busy. If you're planning on having a party here, make sure she hires extra cook for that day or your guests will be eating at different times.
The portions are not very large and you will have to pay extra for rice. If you order rice, try the coconut brown or coconut white rice. It's sweet and I treat it as my desert whenever we don't order fried banana ice cream.
Someone mentioned that their favorite dish here was the spring rolls. I don't recommend them. These are most likely frozen and store bought. Try the chicken salad roll instead.
This little restaurant needs to replace it's stained tablecloths but this will not stop us from going here. I try to support her little business. I have noticed the restaurant is less busy now that she raised her prices.
I've been to two different Boasthouses and have yet to see why this place gets so much hype and attention. It's not a horrible place to eat, but it doesn't seem all that great, either.
The food is solid, but nothing to write home about. It certainly isn't worth the price or the wait. Other than the view, there isn't much here. At least the washrooms were tidy!
The idea of the restaurant is great - nice little fish & chip stand in the park. Unfortunately, our experience was less than great.
We ordered 1 cod fish & chips, a salmon w/o the chips, and a pop. After a tolerable wait, we received our order, with coffee in place of the pop. No sense in complaining, they were so busy anyway.
Fish was ok at best. A bit batter heavy, and the fish itself was nothing special at all. They definitely need to use a higher quality fish. Fries were soggy and tasted old & bland. The little "boat" they served it in is uncomfortable to handle if you don't get a proper table with the holes.
Definitely not going back, which is unfortunate because, like I mentioned, the idea was great and the park atmosphere is pleasing on a nice day. Too bad the food is so poor.
I went here last night and man was it In Incredible, the Mssels from PEI were of the chart , some sort of white wine Fennel sauce , all I have to say is give me the recipe!!!! For our main event my buddy ordered the Fish and Chips, he ranked them a high nine out of ten, good TARTER TOO, I ordered the Haddock, I must say this main was delicious as well as frugaliciuos, we finished off with some bread pudding and a couple shots of screeeech. Mac the owner was also very hospitible and entertaining. we will be back!!! Thanks for the great evening Joes.
Went there a little while ago with a friend who kept raving about this place. Yea its the smallest restaurant I've ever seen so we waited a bit. I was expecting some great food, but what I got only seemed so so. It also seemed like we got a little attitude from the head biatch.
I dont remeber it being great so i wouldnt recommend it.
Overally pretty disappointing. Maybe average. Didnt seem worth it.
My parents and my family have been going to the Gourmet Chinese for years since shortly after they opened. My dad loved the Duck dish and would want to go there on his birthday. I have found their food to be consistently well made and excellent value for money, even after their recent price increase. The restaurant itself is a lot like many Chinese restaurants in its decor, but it has always been clean. I mostly go there for takeout even though I now live further away. The single combo meals are excellent value for money and are more than enough for two! Having been to China last year, it was good to be back at the Gourmet Chinese!
My brother and I went there Saturday night. What a disappointment. They charge $4.50 for a small bowl of chips and salsa. The chips were old , cold greasy and bland. The Salsa was just chopped tomato and had no flavor or even jus so it was just chunks of tomato. Our meal came with either salad or rice. We chose salad , if you call what we got salad. It was a plate of hard white centers to iceberg lettuce. Unripe tomatoes and the worst sort of soy sauce flavored dressing. No beans , etc. We could not even eat it.
We ordered Chicken Chimichangas and they were not horrible. The probllem we had with them is they were filled with more beans than chicken or cheese. The only chicken appears to be small amounts of well cooked dark meat. I am sure one chicken leg could have filled 4 Chimichangas.
The service was mediochre at best. No ice in the ice water , no refills on it although mine sat empty for some time. We had to go to a play and when our meal was taking a while we asked to have them speed it up. The response from the server was " if you are in a hurry let us know when you get here" We had arrived in plenty of time. We should have known to leave when we asked the hostess what she thought was better a Chimichanga or a burrito and she said she does not eat there so she couldn't say. Avoid this place. Save your money and wait til you can get into downtown Vancouver where they have some good Mexican places like Andales on Davie.
Went there for the set menu on Valentines Day. My angel hair seafood pasta was overcooked and mushy plus there was sand in some of the scallops. While the management gave me a credit, I was very disappointed in the quality of the food as it came highly recommended by friends. Customer service was good but found the waiter to be a bit much (sure he was there for sometime). Overall, it was not worth the $75 per person.
went to rosa's once before, and had to wait outside, but recently this friday night waited ouside for almost an hour till our group of six were getting numb from the cold. Was the wait worth it? well .... I ordered the veal chops with vegitables, the waitress didn't bother to ask me how I wanted it done so I guess I shouldn't be surprized when it came, a grey over cooked sorry piece of veal, the vegitables were not inspiring either... no flavor, nothing to say this was italian. I am first generation italian and I know what moma's is like and this was not it. The waitress really needs to get a personality, because the service was unatentive and unintrested. But still people line up.. amazing! also amazing is if any of the peoples pictures on the wall acually ate there hmmm. the only good thing about the night was my wine selection, a nice chianti.
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