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inthegrove93LangleySince December 29, 20128 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food2.5 (2.6)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value2.5 (2.5)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 Reviews Found
Steamworks Brewing Company375 Water Street, Vancouver
Meh....save your money
Submitted Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 7:29pm [Dine in]

We were in town for St. Patty's eve and started off at the Blarney Stone but after a couple of drinks it got crowded so thought about Steamworks for bite. That was our first mistake. We were told there were no tables but could be in the covered/heated tent. Well it was covered. Although in fairness we were offered blankets.
Ordered a couple of beer. They were pretty good, not great. But they were not inexpensive, but when in Vancouver, one expects to pay inflated beer prices.
We ordered food. My wife had a turkey club and I had a burger. Had to wait awhile and when it did come my burger was stone cold. Sent it back. Meanwhile my wifes food is mediocre at best. She finishes and my food arrives...cold, but I am very hungry and eat it anyway. Despite the inconvenience and poor food quality no offer was made in recognition of the problem. with persistence they knocked $4.00 off the bill. Gee thanks, hope I didn't break you.

At any rate, gave it a try, it sucked. Never again...even for the beer.

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Pasta Polo19665 Willowbrook Drive, #114, Langley
Previous reviews helped
Submitted Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 2:25pm [Dine in]

Thanks to previous reviewers I decided to go to Pasta Polo on New Years Eve. Reservation taken with no problems. Needed to see if all that was said was true...or not.
Anyway, we arrived and discovered it is in a small strip mall. I immediately got worried. Once inside, all was good. Great aroma's, warm greeting and prompt attention.
Our server, the infamous Simone was fantastic. She was prompt, friendly and professional and ensured our needs were met. She had good knowledge of the wine list as well as all menu items...makes things easy if you can't read (kidding).
We ordered a lobster and shrimp linguine and linguine in clam sauce. Both were very well done. Pasta al dente and ingredients fresh. The shrimp were perfect! We also started with Caesar salad. Excellent dressing and crisp romaine.
Value was great. I also liked that they didn't trade volume for quality. Whoever was at the pass did a nice job.
The ambiance was okay. Restaurant was clean and passable but could use some touches like consistency of painting themes, some work on the seats and tables and the wood work. I understand this is underway.
If you're out Langley way, drop in. I think you will enjoy yourself.

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Fox and Hounds Pub26444 32 Avenue, Langley
More effort on food
Submitted Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 1:29pm [Dine in]

We went to this pub on a whim as it is not in our neighbourhood. It is in a decent location and there is ample parking. Once inside, the decor and ambiance are very much like an old English pub, in Aldergrove no less. Beer and wine were a bit limited though. I guess I was expecting more. Servers were friendly enough and attentive enough...nothing over the top.
We just ordered burgers. I ordered a lamb burger. I could barely find the patty, although it did taste okay. Fries were wilty. Came away with a "who cares" when we were done. My wife had a hamburger, her description was "pretty ho-hum".
Don't want to "slag" them but with some effort in the kitchen, this place could be really good.

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Del Pollo27248 Fraser Hwy, Langley
What a Surprise
Submitted Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 1:15pm [Dine in]

My wife brought me to this place for my birthday. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by staff and offered a number of seating options. Clearly staff are prepared to accommodate customers. The aromas were rich and the decor fiesta like. One needs to keep in mind this is in downtown Aldergrove, so we weren't expecting much.
Upon being seated, drink orders taken and promptly served.
The menu was pretty diverse and prices reasonable. My wife ordered their burrito and I had enchilada's. Food was prepared well and service was quick, although we never felt we were being rushed. Portions are very generous and food was fresh. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will definitely return. Best Mexican food in Langley.

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Poncho's827 Denman St, Vancouver
Cold day in .....
Submitted Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 12:56pm [Dine in]

After some Christmas shopping we were looking for a place to relax and have a nice meal. Walked by Poncho's and thought we'd give it a try. We waited at the door to be seated for 5 minutes. This place is the size of a closet so they noticed us for sure. When someone arrived to seat us, we were not greeted, menu's thrown on the table and kept walking. Although stunned and amazed that this had happened, we looked at the menu. Uninspired is a word that comes to mind. Waited for a server to take drink orders...never happened.
I am no fool and recognized that I was clearly not welcomed here. We got up and left. The only faint bright spot is that the guitarist said good-bye. Unwittingly, he may not realize how permanent that statement is with regard to Poncho's. It will be a cold day in......before you see me or my money.

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Juliet's Cafe and Catering1905 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
not a drive by
Submitted Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 12:42pm [Dine in]

Arrived at Juliet's after scouring Kits for a breakfast joint where you don't have to wait. The location is great and the decor is like being at an eccentric uncle's place. When you order your food at the counter, there is the eccentric uncle. He is a warm and welcoming man bringing steaming, mismatched cups of coffee to you at the counter. When you have a seat you take in the homey ambiance. Our breakfasts were very good and reasonably priced. The parmesan sauce on the eggs benny was very good. You could serve that sauce with any food and it would be good. My only complaint is that I ordered sausage and eggs and got two sausages. I thought that was a bit cheap. One more and the meal would have been perfect As stated by most other reviews, the bread is first rate. I think I will try a sandwich during my next visit.

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Nook781 Denman St., Vancouver
welcoming
Submitted Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 12:14pm [Dine in]

My wife and I were in the west end after an evening of Christmas shopping and were getting a bit hungry. We stopped by a number of establishments but they were either full or unappealing. We came across The Nook and were immediately welcomed in a warm manner. Although the layout is small and a bit simple, there is a coziness that feels like a warm blanket on a rainy night (and it happened to be raining that night). Background music was great and made us want to stick around after our meal.

Staff were attentive and informative with regard to the menu and wines. Very friendly and polite.

The menu is primarily pizza and pasta and there are some specials. Wine list could be expanded a bit. At any rate I ordered Gnoccetti and my wife ordered a Margherita pizza.The pasta was very well prepared with a lovely fennel and sausage sauce. Portion was reasonable. I enjoyed every bite. The pizza was excellent with a fabulous crust. My wife, who is not a big eater, devoured the pizza and proclaimed it was the best she had eaten. High marks considering the potential options in the lower mainland.

With drinks I thought the bill was reasonable. We would definitely go there again.

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Fat Cow and Oyster Bar, The20178 96 Ave, Unit 4, Langley
Not Great
Submitted Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 12:03pm [Dine in]

My wife and I thought we would try something new as we don't like chain restaurants. Arrived at the Fat Cow at about 7:30 pm. First thing you notice is that it is in a store front with one of those cheezy "open" signs in the window. Once inside it was better but felt warehouse like with high painted black ceilings and exposed ducts. But hey, we were there for the food.
We were greeted and asked if we had reservations, which we did not. We were made to feel as though this were a problem, but there were multiple tables vacant and were seated promptly.
Well we finally got to ordering food. The menu is a bit limited and a bit pricey. I initially ordered the beef burger for $16. but was told (at 8pm) that they were sold out (huh?), so I ordered the sirloin steak. My wife ordered Mussels with warm bread. While waiting, staff were great with keeping water glasses filled.
The food arrived and the presentation was okay. I ordered my steak medium rare, it was medium ish and was the size of a candy bar. Potatoes were over done and vegetables under cooked. My wife's mussels came. The sauce was good, mussels were well prepared, although of the 14 mussels, two were unopened. No bread came. Server waited until we were done until checking in at the table. We asked about the bread and she stated they ran out. Like you couldn't tell us when we ordered? No offer to reconcile the problem.
At this point I was a bit disappointed and just wanted out. Paid my over priced meal and left....hungry. Went to the local pub and we enjoyed a well prepared, reasonably priced, filling meal.
Save your money, there are many better restaurants in the area.

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