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cynicalfoodstermaple ridge BCSince August 9, 20114 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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La Trattoria22214 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge
Not bad... not bad...
Submitted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 12:04pm [Dine in]

I came here for lunch one afternoon for a business meeting we started with the antipasto platter ro share between all of us it was nice that the adjusted it to fit all the people at the table. The food was of good quality nothing that wowed me but it was good eats. I had a clam linguini with a spicy tomato sauce noodles were over cooked but again it seems to be a trend in Maple Ridge to get noodles that are over cooked. The Restaurant it's self is old but has been maintained. Server was attentive and nice let us have our space. I haven't been back since the meeting so it didn't leave a great impression on me but as a whole it was a good meal and I wouldn't mind trying it again

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Roast Bistro Cafe & Grill22456 Lougheed Hwy, #102, Maple Ridge
Not what we were expecting
Submitted Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 9:43pm [Dine in]

We came here after reading great reviews on Dine here, 5 stars service, 5 stars food so on and so forth. It was so far from a five star dining experience that It makes me begin to question the authenticity of the reviews Let me begin my trip down food memory lane.It was a Tuesday evening night and the wife wanted to get some pasta. I was fairly new to the area and we decided to drive down Lougheed and see if there were any restaurants open. as we pass Dairy Queen we see an A board with a special for the evening of Pasta. So Roast Bistro it was!. We walk into the restaurant and it is extremely open and very cold I ran back to the car to get the better half's sweater. We were sat down in the middle of the restaurant and they had 3 or 4 tables. Shivering we were poured our water and given menu's. Besides the initial fill of our waters they were never to be refilled again... But we will revisit that a bit later. I order a pork cutlet served with gravy and onions. the wife had a Alfredo fettuccine. I had a beer (which I finished along with my water and was never refilled or asked to be) and she had a glass of wine (which was really bad in quality for a 5 star restaurant). My pork was extremely over cooked and the gravy tasted like it was from a powder over salted and very little beef flavor more like paper mache. The vegetables were a melody and cold while the roast potatoes were okay (a little dry but it happens). The Alfredo was the real deal breaker though. Over cooked noodle, which I can get over because I haven't found anywhere in the city that knows how to cook a peice of pasta. It was the peppers that were mushy and the sauce that was unseasoned and tasted like Hot whipping cream. No egg for creaminess no spices or herbs for flavor just boiled cream. Our bill was roughly 45 dollars I don't remember. The Value was their because we were full but the food and the service were just awful and because of those two things we will not be giving this small business any more of our money. We know what we like and what quality is and if a restaurant claims to be what they aren't it is just a slap in the face to me as a consumer when i found out the truth I wish these people the best but Roast Bistro needs to work on service and quality if they want to be a 4 star restaurant

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Kingfishers Waterfont Bar & Grill23840 River Road, Maple Ridge
This Place is such a shame
Submitted Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 1:43pm [Dine in]

I have to say that this restaurant/Pub has the nicest view and nicest patio in all of Maple Ridge. Unfortunately that is all it has. I have been here only once and the experience was disappointing to say the least. I have heard many mixed comments of this place and now realize I should have stayed away. The food was so bland and so over cooked that the mussels i had, as a starter, had shriveled up and were chewy like lego wheels. The steak as a main was decent but the sides were a complete disaster I could have most likely laid bricks with the mashed potatoes. The beer list is nice but I still have a hard time finding New Castle Brown Ale which is my favorite beer. The person who was supposed to be waiting on us was not trained at all in the menu, beer list, or serving etiquette at all and was probably the worst part of the whole meal. All in all great patio lousy service nothing more then low end pub food and because of all that the value is not worth it I will not be back and I will not recommend this restaurant

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GM Restaurant20726 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
I Love Love Love GM
Submitted Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 1:09pm [Take-out]

What can I say about GM restaurant. I will never ever claim to be a connoisseur of curry or of Indian cooking all I know about GM restaurant is that the food is always good it is always hot and I have never not enjoyed my meal. I have never eaten in at Gm always to go and the Owners are always extremely friendly and the staff always helpful. They show me my order when I get there so I never get home missing something. there is always plenty of chicken and potatoes in my curry and the quality of the saag is always one of my favorites. I will always be a customer of this restaurant because it has never steered me wrong 20 dollars gets me enough to feed 2 and for that price point it is a hell of a lot better than McDonald's. Keep it up guys you are one of the best around!

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