Submitted Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 3:29pm [Dine in]
Dined at the Steveston Seafood House On Saturday Nov 1st. What a treat! we were a party of eight and were sat in our own quiet section in front of the windows.
Food: We ordered the appetizer platter for eight. It was a delightful selection of seafood cooked quite simply but wonderfully presented. Next I had the crab, shrimp and avacado salad. It was as good as it sounds and again beutifully presented. My entree was the real treat though which was the Red Thai Seafood Bowl.n Very similar to a bouillabaisse(?) but done in coconut milk and thai spice. The seafood tasted fresh and was not overpowered by the spice. We declined anything from the dessert platter as nobody had any room left.
Service: The service was everything you could expect in a restaurant like this. Attentive and professional, but not stuffy. The two waiters in our room were both very personable and witty. they did a great job of entertaining our table with their knowledge and sense of humor, and I was most appreciative of it as I was hosting family from out of town.
Ambience: While my rating of 4 for ambience may be a little on the high side it has a unique presence throughout the restaurant. Dim lights with every candle lit made for a nice mood. Probably could use a mild makeover.
Overall it was great to take my family out to a restaurant that still remembers what "dining out" is.
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Submitted Monday, August 18, 2008 - 2:09pm [Dine in]
Well I've checked out the new hot spot in Richmond twice now and have been dissapointed both times. This place offers a great view with not much else. The last time I went was with 3 friends and our bill came to over 200 dollars with tip. This restaurant is much overpriced for the value. I had a salad with a most strange dessing on it (horseradish maybe) and the sliders. Nothing special about either. We saw our server three times during the night. Once to take our order, once to deliver the food, and once to give us the cheque. twice we flagged down a server who wasn't even ours to get more drinks. If the prices (especially the wine) were dropped this place would have great value, but I can't justify spending that much money for just a view.
There are definately other restaurants in Steveston I would rather spend that kind of money on. Sure I won't be on the patio but I know I can count on the food and service.
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Submitted Monday, August 18, 2008 - 1:55pm [Dine in]
I have dined at Cimona's at least a dozen times over the years. Sure the food isn't outstanding and the service can be hit or miss, but this all has to be taken in context. I know that I can bring my wife and two kids in anytime and we will all leave full (maybe even with some leftovers) for under 50 dollars.
This is not a fine restaurant its a cafe! This little diner offers great value. Simple hearty dishes great for a cheap dinner or even better for a Sunday brunch.
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