I was mildly disappointed last night when I finished my dinner at Abigail's. It was only last October I was just there enjoying a very yummy dinner. What happened??
We went on a Wednesday night around 6:45pm and it was dead quiet. We were the only table. It wasn't until 7pm that there were more customers. I guess it's busier on a Friday night when we were there last. It was more vibrant and exciting last time.
They've done a complete revamp of their menu and they no longer offer the same dishes we had last fall. It's too bad, they were quite delicious.
So we placed our orders without drinks this time and the waitress seemed a bit annoyed, but it wasn't one of those nights that called for a drink. I ordered the Big Al's Beef Burger-Spring Creek beef, Yukon gold focaccia, aged cheddar, double smoked bacon, garlic aioli, butter lettuce, crispy onions, fries & pea shoots
The only thing that saved this meal was the tasty poutine that I subbed for the fries. However, the taste of the entire dish was bland and boring. The meat patty was huge but lacked the wow flavor that I had experienced before. My hubby ordered the House-made Ricotta Gnocchi-Braised Grande Prairie bison ragu, Italian parsley salsa verde, shaved pecorino. The sauce was yummy but man the portion was small! And he went home with a stomachache so that was not good.
The "chef" kept coming in and out of the restaurant all throughout the prep of our meal - I think for a smoke because he was drenched head to toe from the rain outside. I thought it was hilarious because he must've gone outside at least 3 times in the 15 minutes that we waited for our meal.
I don't know who decided to change the menu, but I think it was a huge mistake on their part!
All in all, probably a good place for drinks and a small bite, but not for a full meal. There are definitely other places nearby that can offer you more.
I do hope they bring back their tastier dishes otherwise it will be a dead quiet night every night. =(