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Fussy-EaterMaple Ridge, BCSince August 3, 20092 Reviews
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2.5 (2.6)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service2 (2)
  • Value2.5 (2.5)
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Earls4295 Blackcomb Way, #220/221, Whistler
An Absolute Horrible Experience
Submitted Monday, August 10, 2009 - 7:56am [Dine in]

My husband and I went to Earl's last time we were in Whistler. I had been to other Earl's so knew that the experience wasn't going to be as great as the other places we had gone to while in Whistler, but was prepared for that, and prepared for just an average meal/service. Our visit there was an absolute fiasco. We were seated in a nice area of the restaurant (the only good thing going that evening). A young lady asked us if we wanted a drink, so we both ordered Molson Canadian. She stated that Earl's doesn't sell Molson, and offered Kokanee. What restaurant doesn't serve Molson Canadian? Anyhow, our bottles (not exactly cold) of beer came and plopped down in front of us. My husband took a look around and noticed other people got frosty glasses for their beer, and asked if we got glasses with ours. The response was do you want a glass then? Yes, I think that might have been what he was referring to when he asked. We were left to mull over the menus - the selection wasn't that great, but that is Earl's anywhere. My husband ordered a clubhouse sandwich, and I ordered the chicken enchiladas. They arrived, albeit a little late, but nothing horrible. My food was extremely bland and just thrown together. My husband's clubhouse was lacking bacon. I kept trying to flag down our server, to no avail - I was either ignored or she would find something else to occupy herself. No offer was made for another drink, or how our food was. Finally, when my husband was on his last mouth full, she came over and asked how our meals were. I told her that I understood it was a little too late now, as my husband had eaten the majority of his sandwich, but shouldn't a clubhouse have bacon in it?? "Oh ya" was the response, and "didn't it?". No, again, that's why we're asking these questions!! So I politely told her no, and I understood it was quite late to be complaining but we weren't able to complain earlier. She said "ya" and walked away!!!! My husband and I just looked at eachother and burst out laughing - what an ignorant young lady! Not exactly who should be dealing with the public. We were brought our bill but no instructions given as to who/where to pay - just the bill plopped on the table and she walked away. We found her later, so paid and all of a sudden she was such a very sweet person with "how was your meal?" "Did you enjoy it?". Her attitude changed when she was in the tip amount I had written a huge zero. Have only done this twice in my life, and this girl deserved this. She also knew it wasn't forgotten, due to the zero written in. Poor service, poor food, expensive for the attitude and the bland food. Having to ask for a glass was ridiculous, especially when the beer was luke warm. We are never going back, and just as I always rave about great restaurants I have been to to my friends, I always make sure my friends know about the absolute disasters I have gone to, so that they don't waste their money. There haven't been many disasters at all, but Earl's Whistler takes home the award on this one - SAVE YOUR MONEY - DON'T GO!!!

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Tandoori Grill Whistler4368 Main Street, 201, Whistler
My Favourite Restaurant In Whistler
Submitted Monday, August 3, 2009 - 7:57am [Dine in]

My husband and I dined here last week for the second time. We were so impressed the first time, and I recommend it to my friends who are visiting Whistler. The food is spectacular - the fusion of various spices making a mouth watering culinary event. This time (and last) I had the Chicken Vindaloo - this time I really noticed the "home made" quality of it - nice chunks of potatoes, instead of the normally diced up ones at other places. My husband had the Curried Chicken. The only problem was that his was too hot and spicy for his liking, and mine wasn't enough - I prefer hot and spicy. So next time we'll ask if there is a way we can adjust the amount of spice/heat to suit our individual preferences. We shared an order of basmati rice, and the naan bread was the best I've ever had (most places don't serve the "authentic" naan, so this was a treat). The decor was inviting - not anything too over-the-top, just a nice, clean, atmosphere with inviting decor - quite casual, and we liked this. The dining room itself was quite large, and had a patio outside for those who wanted to venture outdoors and experience their wonderful meal in fresh, mountain Whistler air. Our first visit (last summer) the server was so outgoing - personable, fun, recommended a dish or two to try out, took a photo of my husband and I with my camera. The staff this time was pleasant enough, but not terribly outgoing or wanting to go that extra mile, but I do have to say that both the gentleman who took our order, and the lady who was our server were very polite - just a little quiet. Maybe we were expecting something more from the last time we were there. The washroom facility was incredibly clean, as was the entire restaurant, from what we could see. And the price was very reasonable - good, quality, home cooked style food, an opportunity to experience something unique, and great value for such a satisfying meal. We'll be back most definitely, and I'll continue recommending it to my friends when they visit Whistler. To my husband and I, a trip to Whistler now cannot be complete without a trip to the Tandoori Grill. It quickly became part of our Whistler get-away experience!

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