Hubby and I ate at Chill for a late lunch today. He had the beef noodle soup, and I had the miso chicken. We had beef roti crepes to start, and we both had a bubble tea. Mine was called Hawaiian holiday, and it was pleasantly sweet without being ridiculously so. Hubby had the choco-peanut delight, and we were both impressed to see that they used actual peanuts in the drink, as opposed to peanut butter (which is what we were kind of expecting). Both drinks were HUGE, and came in these really cute glasses.
The beef in the crepe was moist, and yet the crepe stayed nice and flaky. I especially liked the hint of cilantro and hoisin sauce in it, but hubby didn't like the cilantro. No big, pulled it out, and he liked the rest of it.
As for the mains, they were huge! The beef noodle soup was in a gigantic bowl, and it easily made two meals (the leftovers are for breakfast tomorrow!). The beef was nice and tender, with just enough fat on it to make sure it wasn't dry and tough. The noodles were pleasantly al dente, as opposed to being overcooked mush. The broth was rich and tasty and yet not overpowering the flavour of the beef and vegetables. The miso chicken came with some soup (tomato and tofu) that I didn't quite like. I found the broth was a bit flavourless. The tomato and tofu in the soup was a nice combination, but I think if the chefs added a bit more seasoning to the broth itself, it would definitely be a winner. The chicken also came with some rice, which was perfectly cooked. The chicken itself was rather hard to find; it was cooked with a large amount of garlic, ginger, and basil. However, I wouldn't consider it a bad thing - the ginger and garlic added a nice flavour to the chicken, and I actually ate the basil as-is (I LOVE the stuff!).
Our server was attentive and made sure we were liking everything, without being overbearing or coming over to us too often. I quite liked that. One thing that kind of struck me as odd was how the dishes were coming out of the kitchen, however. All of the plates came out separately, however, after getting our food, I understood why. Those plates weighed a ton, and our server probably didn't want to hurt herself carrying them all at once.
Ambiance - I quite liked the look of the restaurant. The colours were very nice together, and I absolutely loved the chairs. I could have sat there all day if life wasn't calling! One thing that really got me was visiting the washrooms. After seeing the black of the main dining room, going into the washrooms is a bit of a colour shock, but they were clean and that's the most important thing. Only thing I didn't like about the dining room itself was the music. I found it a bit too loud for my tastes, but I'm sure that if we had visited at a busier time of day, the music wouldn't have been so noticeable.
Value - I felt our meal was a good value. An appetizer, two mains, and two drinks cost a measly 32 dollars. For dishes as tasty as those, I think that it was a very fair price. We will definitely be returning, most likely in the evening, however, as I really wanted to try some of their alcoholic bubble tea.