Visited St. James' Well for dinner and was happy we did. Nice Irish Pub ambiance. The place was clean and well kept. Lots of TV's all over for watching sports. Nice neighborhood spot in Newport Village
Nice atmosphere with lots of locals from Port Moody. Fairly busy on a Monday night (probably due to Monday Night Football). The service was prompt and attentive. Great drink specials and the food was typical Pub fare but tasty and a good value for the price... We will be back for sure...
... amd it was very good. Nicely-done "ye olde Irish pub". Clean, tidy, and interesting.
The Other half and I searched it out for a Saturday lunch, based on reviews here. The OH ordered (on tap) Keith's Red Amber, and I ordered (on tap) Kilkenny. The OH had the Jameson Irish whiskey chicken with gammon-style ham and mushroom, with "mash". I tried to order steak and frites, but was told that they recommended "medium rare" Back to the good ole steak sandwich on a garlic'd slice of french bread, "melted" onions and fries.
The OH pronounced the chicken breast excellent, the gammon & mushrooms were very tasty. The "mash" was from a mix, too bad. The steak sandwich was excellent, perfectly grilled. The fries tasted like frozen, and were not such a success.
Service....hmmm. Young things busy chatting with other young things. Service was NOT very "connected", and the young things spent most of their time at the bar.
The room is very nice, very "olde Irish". The W/C was very clean.
There seemed to be a "vibe" missing. Maybe we were there too early on a Saturday. They have live music in the evening, might be a more upbeat place then...
I have never even heard of a roti but have driven by this place countless times.. It is very tiny with only one person dpomg the cooking, serving and taking the cash. My only concern is that she is wearing gloves while preparing the food after handling the cash but you can't see her in the kitchen so you hope she is being clean. The Roti was fantastic but I should have ordered the medium spice instead of the mild. I think it was $ 8.50 and I was stuffed. The owner is very friendly and I shall return
We used to dine here often when we lived in the area. We made reservations for last evening because we were going to be in the area.
What a magnificent evening it turned out to be. The room is very nicely designed. The lighting was subdued but there was still enough light that you could read the menu. Candles were also on the table. It was a busy night but the tables are spaced such that you are not watching the other tables eating or unintentionally listening in on their conversation.
We started off with absolutely superb mussels in a spicy tomato fennel broth. We told the waitress that we were sharing the appetizer and she arranged for the order to be split in the kitchen so we each had our own dish. For entrees my husband had the rack of pork which he declared to be outstanding. I had a bite and it truly was delicious. I had the herb crusted rack of lamb and it was perfectly cooked to the medium rare that I had requested and it was amazing. Great care was also taken with the vegetable accompaniments. We shared a creme brulee for dessert.
It was really nice to see so many reasonably priced wines. My husband said there was a really good selection of wines for less than $30.00. After our server poured the first glasses of wine she said that she was going to get an ice bucket. She then placed the ice bucket on the other side of the room. Uh Oh, what if we want more wine. No problems, she kept the glasses topped up all night.
This is what I look for when I'm wanting a nice night out - a nice ambiance (no screaming children), very cozy room, superb food and outstanding service for a waitress who obviously cares. The prices are not unreasonable for the value given.
We will definitely return. They are also on Entertainment so this provides even better value.
i've been going to rehanahs for almost 10 years now. my gym is right around the corner from it and i used to work at the restaurant next door to it. rehanah is a super cool lady and does all the cooking herself, i've been to other roti/trinidadian restaurants and this is by far the best. the rotis are awesome, really flavorful and they have different degrees of spiceness (mild, medium etc.) they have like chicken, beef, a seafood one, and a veggie one i think. it's just a small place, 4 or 5 tables and you order at the counter.
went here with my bf for an anni dinner and we were VERY disppointed! we sat on the patio and the window sill was covered with dead bugs and mosquitoes. not very clean! we ordered some appies which were ok and my bf ordered the steak which was ok but i ordered the haibut with miso and it was AWFUL! totally overcooked and had absolutely NO flavour. will not return!
Great location, okay service and decent brunch. It was nothing to write home about, but the portions were large and filling. Most of the seating faces the water so on a nice sunny day the view is spectacular. I haven't heard a lot of great things about dinner, but would like to give it a try in the near future. A good place that has a lot of potential...they just have to keep the food-value-service consistent.
Rodos has to be one of my favorite greek places, altough I have to say I had a much better food (sorry) it's still greek, and service is marvelous, what I like the most is the "karaoke"like music, again has not much to do with Greece, but the man has a great voice and it does create a great evening atmosphere. It wouldn't be my everyday food choice, but I'll come again.
I was expecting to have an enjoyable night out, which turned out to be a major dud. For the $175 that we spent, we could have enjoyed a much better evening elsewhere. We ordered fresh oysters, which were very poor compared to competing seafood/oyster bars located in the lower mainland. As for the main entree, I ordered the steak and lobster, which was very disapointing. The steak was cooked to my liking, however was very very tough for a medium rare; this can only mean they are purchasing poor quality beef and serving it at atrocious prices for such rubbish. To say the very least, the steak was as tough as leather. the mash potatoes was simply too watery. As for the vegetables, it could probably be mistaken for dog food. I felt as if, and perhaps was, eating days old vegetables that have been cooked over and over again. It was mushy and disgusting (the colour of the zucchini also indicated its displeasing texture and taste). It is in my opinion offensive to serve such horrendous vegetables in any restaurant, not to mention the Boathouse. As for the lobster tail it was fine, and their drawn butter is pleasing to my tastes. (but this in no way makes up for the terrible steak and vegetables)
For dessert, I ordered a mocha ice cream cake on a cookie crust, topped with almonds and chocolate syrup. This turned out to be a huge dissapointment. The ice cream didn't taste anything like mocha and had no hint of coffee at all. It was not creamy like ice cream. Instead, I felt the shards of flakey ice as it jabbed into my tongue. Huge huge disappointment.
The service was great, but the management seemed as if they didnt care too much about the quality of their food. Their primary focus is on the atmosphere and service. Both the general manager and manager was quite evident in showing their lack of interest in addressing the poor quality of their food. I offer constructive criticism for one sole reason: for them to improve.
The view is nice, but is obscured by a layer of dust and dead flies/mosquitoes on the wndow sill. This uncleanliness feeling obviously affects the ambiance.
Rehanah makes some outstanding Rotis. The meats are top quality and the curry is so spicy and flavourful. Very authentic. Rehana is friendly and seems to take a huge amount of pride in her food. Certainly a great place to go, but a deep clean and fresh paint would certainly spruce the place up. That's ok though, she can get away with it given the awesome food.
My wife and I went here on our wedding anniversary, Aug 14, 2008, a warm Thursday evening and sat outside on the patio.
We booked our table a few daya in advance and was glad in a way as the place was pretty full. The menu is rather limited and the main thing is prices are far too high for the quality of food they serve.
We had their muscles to begin our meal which were OK. I had lamb rack which was OK too, though nothing special for main course. My wife had to settle for their stuffed chicken, which again, was nothing special.
At least we know that this restaurant falls below par for sure and will not be returning. We really only went here to judge this place for ourselves and concur with the majority of other writers. This place tries to be a fine dining place in part of the Lower Mainland that has little to offer in that area.
9 of dined here on a Wednesday evening. Wait time was about 30 minutes. The food was incredible, the mussels were outstanding, probably the plumpest mussels I have ever had and so juicy. The veal was mouthwatering and the pasta was perfect. It was a little warm, they have a small air conditioner but the front door was always open. The restaurant was tiny and packed with people, all seemingly enjoying it. Service is very slow but also very attentive. Would definately return. Had enough leftovers for lunch the next day!
Mrs. C and I took some friends for an end of week feast, and the idea of Sri Lankan food sounded interesting. As it turned out, this place is basically a Malaysian restaurant, but it was a decent meal at a good price.
We ordered beef and pork curries, yellow rice, chicken wings, Szechuan green beans with pork, stir fried diced roti canai with beef and an order of regular roti canai.
The service was good and the chef himself checked on us at the end of the meal. Ambiance was just okay, but it was clean, including the w/c.
The food was all good, although the curries were nuclear hot, and we had trouble eating them. The curry sauce was really more of a broth, but I was told that is the style. In fact, the roti canai (both kinds) had the same sauce. The chef explained they grind the spices on site, and patrons clamor for the hot curries that they make from scratch. The chicken wings were very good, as was the green bean dish. Even the lowly rice had an interesting flavor. I almost gave 4 stars for the food, but the curry was just too hot, even though we asked for mild.
Will I be back? Maybe, but I will avoid the hot hot hot curries.
Mrs. C and I had just finished dinner with some friends at a nearby restaurant and our tongues were on fire. We scampered into LDTH for some quick refreshment. The ambiance was quite nice, with a choice of sofas or regular table/chair combos for your reclining pleasure.
The have a pretty extensive menu of bevvy's too. Mrs. C selected a banana/strawberry slush, and we decided to share. Our friends had piña colada BBT and a coffee milk tea. All were reported to be excellent, and I thought my real fruit slush was a great deal for $3.50 including tax. Each BBT was 3 bucks. Pearls are extra.
Service was good, and the price was right. I'll be back.
My fiancée and hoped to make this our new Greek restaurant given its close proximity to Newport Village. Not going to happen. The food was greasy, overcooked, and any flavour was overpowered by copious amounts of salt. The service was attentive and friendly, but just ok. The restaurant hired a karaoke-type singer to entertain for the evening. What a mistake, and if it wasn’t for the Ouzo I don’t know if I would have made it through dinner. If you looking for Greek, I strongly suggest going somewhere else.
I write this review with a lingering taste of grease in my mouth. After hearing such great reviews of Pajo’s my fiancé and I decided to try it given we were out for a day in the sun at Rockypoint park. Yuck. What a mistake. I ordered the large Halibut fish and chips. Although the batter was light (tempura like) it was so greasy. The fish was soggy, the fries soaked in residual grease. We both took a couple bites and threw the rest out. A restaurant like Trolls far surpasses this joint. The service was friendly, but it took 45 minutes to get our food. On that note, I guess if you’re out with the family at the beach and don’t know what good food is, it could pass.
It was our first time there. We sat outside on the patio although bugs and the street traffic was a bit annoying.
Their staff is pretty friendly and since there was seven of us showing up at different times he had to come and take our orders separately.
It wasn't our first time at a Thai restaurant so did compare the food to other places and to be honest, it wasn't spectacular. We live pretty close in Coquitlam, but I don't think we will return.
If you go, try their Thai Tea. It is a cold drink that was pretty tasty. Nice a refreshing on a hot Friday afternoon.
The owner and his wife are always friendly and eager to please. On top of the great tasting food which my wife also enjoys, I am served a variety gluten free meals at my request which I always find to my taste. There is a great atmosphere, and you get a bright greeting on arrival. I definitely feel we get value for money, and always look forward to our visits.
Having docked at Rocky Point a few times during the week and using their rest rooms, four of us decided to try this restaurant yesterday.
The ambience was nice and our reservations were handled efficiently. All of the staff were very friendly and we ordered six dishes (average of $40 per person).
We waited 30 minutes for the first course and the food was less than average when it came. The delays got progressively worse and we ended up leaving without ordering the deserts.
We felt that the quality of the meals and level of service did not match the price paid
As a resident of Newport Village for 6 years I have been going to this pub regularly, and I find the management & staff outstanding & willing to give the extra 1% to make the experience fantastic. Since hiring a new chef a few months ago they have introduced 2 new menus, which has taken this pub's food to a new level. Mike, as manager, is always around seen gretting customers by name, and making sure things are running smoothly.
On the Sunday evening of the last long wekend I was coming back from Pitt Meadows with friends for dinner. We got caught in the Pitt Bridge trafic & I realized the kitchen would be closed by the time we arrived. I called ahead, placed our order to go in at 10pm. We arrived to a reserved tabele, with dinner already orderd.
That is going the extra mile !
|1.||Rosa's Cucina Italiana|
|2.||Boathouse Restaurant, The|
|4.||Saint St Grill|
|5.||Rehanah's Roti & Trinidadian|
|6.||Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge|
|8.||Lougheed Wonton Restaurant|
|11.||St. James's Well|
|12.||Rodos Kouzina Mediterranean Grille|
|13.||Gourmet Chinese Restaurant|
|14.||Golphis Steak & Lobster|
|15.||Pajo's Fish & Chips|
|16.||Joe's Atlantic Grill|
|18.||Sango Japanese Fusion Restaurant|
|19.||Nagano Japanese Restaurant|