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cnewwestNew WestminsterSince December 2, 200728 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3 (3)


Displaying 21 - 28 of 28 Reviews Found
Billy Miner Alehouse22355 River Road, Maple Ridge
Submitted Monday, May 19, 2008 - 5:22pm [Dine in]

Simple pub food. Honest and reasonably priced. Good specials for food. You do not come here for the food though, but rather for the historic ambiance.

Watching the working river is a real treat, and feeling the trains pound by is also an experience.

A better outdoor section would be nice, but it is an old building, and a pleasure to spend an hour or so in.

Some of the regulars can be a little "nosey". Choose your seats carefully.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The800 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Comfort food...for those playing safe.
Submitted Monday, May 19, 2008 - 12:32pm [Dine in]

I enjoy the Keg, but the price always gets me wondering why I did not go somewhere else.

The location has been a mainstay in New Westminster for so many years. When there was nowhere else to go, the Keg has always proven to be a decent and safe option.

The service is ok.... the waiters and waitresses have it down to a science. Quick and efficient. At times their hurriedness is a little contagious, and they almost make you want to do your part by rushing your food.

The ambiance at this location is satisfactory.... it seems a little packed in, which is ok, but not relaxing or comfortable. This heritage building rocks, and we like the old photographs.

As for the food....well it is the Keg. The steaks are ok.... but not really for the prices they charge. It seems like I always drop a lot of cash when I visit the Keg, and then start asking myself if I could make the same dish at home.

Beer list is limited and lame. Only products from one major brewery. Part of going out for a steak is getting a decent beer. This is not the 80s! Give us a selection.

Will I return? Of course I will, as I have a few friends who will not "risk" going out anywhere else besides the Keg. I am never dissatisfied with the Keg, but when I am there, I tend to want to spend my time and money somewhere else.

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John B. Neighbourhood Pub, The1000 Austin Ave., Coquitlam
Excellent Service, Good Food, Music Too Loud
Submitted Monday, May 19, 2008 - 12:06pm [Dine in]

I have been here a few times over the years....and have generally enjoyed my experiences.

We brought in an expired gift certificate that the management honored. That put us in a good mood, and shows that they want to keep their customers happy.

Food was quick and a little better than standard pub fare. We had steaks, and found them to be prepared as requested. The prices were reasonable, as was the beer and wine selection for a suburban pub.

Our complaint was related to the cover band.... far too loud. The band was entertaining, and enjoyable, but much too loud for most of us. I could see other patrons cupping their ears in an effort to maintain conversation. We landed up leaving instead of ordering another round of drinks because the music was just too loud. After two hours, we could not take it anymore.

We will return - but will turn around and go somewhere else if we see a noisy cover band belting out their version of "Brown Eyed Girl"

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Granville Room957 Granville Street, Vancouver
A little pricey, good location quick service, salt
Submitted Monday, May 19, 2008 - 11:49am [Dine in]

I have been here before for drinks. This is a simple lounge with ok food, and thankfully no cover charge to hang out and spend your money.

The ambiance is pretty good, as the music is not too loud - you can actually talk at a normal volume. It is a small place that seems larger than it is. The unisex bathrooms on the silly side though...especially for bars where control may be an issue later in the evening.

The service..... both times I have been here, the bartender has been good, and the waitresses.... well, a little selective and inconsistent.

Now for the food.... I had the steak and the wife had the chicken. Both decent enough, but a little pricey. The steak was slightly overdone, but the chicken was tender and juicy. Food was simply prepared, and very pleasant in appearance. The flavors did not fight each other. However, the mashed potatoes were way too salty.... it made the whole mean seem salty. Really salty. Fries ok, but keep the salt away from the other stuff. The chef cares about the food, but needs to lay off the salt.

The Entertainment Book coupon made the price "fair", but I would not have been happy paying full price as there are so many other eating options in the price range. Portions were suitable and left us satisfied. Food was prepared quickly enough so that we could relax during our meal and make our next engagement on time. I think you can trust the Granville Room not to interfere with you getting to your movie or concert.

The was a adequate selection of beer and wine, but it looks like they make up for the lack of cover charge by charging $7 for a glass of draught beer. Maybe that keeps the yahoo factor away.

I most likely will return to this place.

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Boston Pizza1045 Columbia Street, New Westminster
The only advantage this place has are the business hours.
Submitted Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 12:17pm [Dine in]

I still am stuck on an experience that I had several years ago. I was pouring ketchup and a couple of broken crayons fell out of the bottle. The server did not seem to care. Life presents greater challenges, I know, but I cannot get this crayon out of my mind.

Pizza is ok, but everything else seems to battle with being over or undercooked.

I have returned to Boston Pizza’s on occasion, but only because they are open late.

Food is overpriced when compared to other similar restaurants. Families looking for a chain could do better at White Spot or Me N’ Eds Pizza. Bring back Fogg n’ Suds!

People watching a game should just go to a pub or save the money and order in if they do not feel like cooking.

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Saint St Grill2514 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Does something different. Nice.
Submitted Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 12:00pm [Dine in]

Good place and a memorable dining experience. It does remind you that the suburbs are quickly gaining more of a “city” feel.

The inside of the restaurant is a bit too eclectic, and the lighting does interfere with the appearance of the food. What are they hiding? However, it does present a certain charm.

Decent selection of wine, but only bottled beer available - very disappointing for those who enjoy a good pint of draft beer during a night out. I refuse to wine about this while eating.

The menu encourages diners to try new things as it presents game and more exotic fish that more conservative pallets may find agreeable - although I thought the couscous fad was over with. Not that I have anything against couscous and its partner in trendiness – cilantro.

The Entertainment Book coupon usage is reflected in the pricing, but that is ok. It makes it a good value.

I have visited this place 3 times and will return. Give it a shot.

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Rivers Reach Pub320 6th St., New Westminster
A mix!
Submitted Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 11:41am [Dine in]

The place offers the best and the worst and worst of going for out for dinner at a pub.

The Good…

Great place for people from a variety of demographics to meet. It really does pull off the neighborhood pub feeling.
Interior has excellent ambiance – warm walls decorated with local images – not that silly “Irish-Pub-in-a-Box” package crap.
Most (not all) food is really good. Definitely a strong step up from most other pubs. No doubt this is a result of the pub once being an established restaurant. Food provides great dollar value, but the drinks do not.
Centrally located – most people can walk or take a short taxi ride to this place.
Pizza is excellent – both for eating in and delivery.

The Bad…

Exterior of pub looks like it is part of a bland strip mall. The building is a 3 dressed up as a 9.
Chairs are not cozy, and attempt to enforce discipline.
Smoking area too enclosed to be a smoking area. Even smokers do not really like it. There has got to be a compromise somewhere.
Service is generally slow and easily confused. It sounds like there is something wrong with the system, not the servers. This has been reflected in other comments here.
Restaurant removed for a cold beer and wine store. Bring back the restaurant for families. BTW - What is with this cold beer and wine store racquet? Keep it in government liquor stores if we want regulations to be enforced, or let me buy my beer and wine with my groceries.
Expensive – the prices for drinks are greater than similar downtown Vancouver establishments. 6th street New Westminster is not downtown. I guess that the drink prices do limit over-consumption, which is a good thing.

The Ugly

Stupid from door funnels the heat out of the building with gale force. If you have to sit near the door during the fall/winter/spring – you need a windbreaker or even a parka.

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Go Thai Restaurant502 East Columbia, New Westminster
Great for delivery or take out.
Submitted Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 10:56am [Dine in]

Good food for OK prices. Delivery is super quick, and you can ask for the food to be spiced up to your taste. Packaging of food is a little much, but good if you are planning to build a metal/plastic/polystyrene robot.

Comparable food quality of the Thai House in Metrotown. I have ordered from Go Thai many times and have not been disappointed.

If you live in the area, and are ordering in give this place a shot.

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