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love2dineoutPort CoquilamSince March 29, 201010 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.4)

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Stan's Pizza4527 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Good food, lousy service
Submitted Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 8:07am [Dine in]

Had a meal here recently and for me it was a case of extremes. This is not gourmet new age thin crust authentic from your momma's small town in Italy pizza. It traditional old school pizza and I thought it was good. However, the Pepperoni was more like Salami, and the other toppings were cut up so fine it was hard to tell what I was eating.

The service from apparently the woman owner was prettty lousy. My pop was empty when the pie was brought, but no refill was offered. Ate the whole pie still without a refill being offered. No checking to see how everything was. Had to ask for my bill. When my friend arrived as I was finishing to meet me they were not offered anything (they were not going to stay but it would have been nice to have offered). Seemed more content on sipping on her drink and watching TV than looking after anyone.

Thought the price for a small pie, about $7 or $7.50 was great, it filled me up.

The place was dark, furniture was rickety, bathroom not stocked. The scent of indifference hung in the air for me.

I'd order take out for sure, but would not eat in again.

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Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge101 Morrissey Road, #7, Port Moody
Disappointed
Submitted Friday, April 6, 2012 - 7:26am [Dine in]

I really wanted to like this restaurant as I live nearby and it is very convenient. Unfortunately, it just didn't make the grade for me.

Sat myself at the bar (there was nobody at the hostess desk at 530pm on a Thursday) and was given the menus by the bartender who could not have appeared more indifferent if he tried. That is, except when looking after the chap next to me who apparently was just introduced to him as his new boss. After getting me a glass of wine, was left alone for at least 10 minutes while he looked after his new boss quite well, and a few other tables around me, and chatted up the waitress. If it was not for the fact that his new boss was seated right beside me, I probably would have quite sarcastically asked him if he was EVER going to take my order.

Finally, he takes my order with the same monotone voice he used all night, explaining that entrees come both a la carte AND with sides, I opt for the 1/2 chicken with baked potato and sauteed' mushrooms. The food took a while to come but was quite tasty. However, the 1/2 chcken was easily the smallest I've ever seen. More like a 1/2 cornish hen. The mushrooms were great, and the baked potato as well, although no butter came with it nor was offered.

I remember the menu saying that extra bread is 50 cents (pretty silly for a place that tries to be a high end steakhouse if you ask me) so knew that bread was supposed to come with my entree. When I ask if it is not supposed to come with bread, the response is "I can bring you bread". So the bread comes (two cheap rolls, not impressed) and while I'm finishing my second roll the manager comes by and just takes away my plate with the butter on it I'm still eating.

The space itself is quite nice, and the bar area very attractive, with exposed brick, good quality tv's for the game, but I left disappointed. I'll probably give them another shot, before giving up and continuing my search for a new hangout in the area.

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La Bodega Restaurant & Tapa Bar1277 Howe Street, Vancouver
Good as always
Submitted Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 8:23pm [Dine in]

Have dined here several times over the years, love that this restaurant seems to be fighting back against the ever increasing urban renewal around it.

Last night we grabbed a quiet (as quiet as you can get, it pretty much table upon table) in the back. My companion had the always reliable Sangria and I had the 'house Spanish wine'. At how many downtown restaurants can you still get a glass of completely acceptable, albeit un-named, wine for $6.25? Server was attentive without being in our faces. We ordered about 6-7 different traditional tapas, and everything for the most part came hot and was tasty. I enjoyed the Seafood Rice Pilaf, Patatas Bravas and Meatballs the most. The Tuna Empanada's were a bit of a dud, and the Chorizo a bit overcooked and chewy for my taste.

This is inexpensive comfort food, cheap sliced white bread with butter packets (you pay for), paper napkins and a sound system that has had better days are what you get, but I'll always come back. $85 for 6-7 tapas, three drinks including HST and 15% tip. Definately worth it.

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Au Petit Chavignol845 East Hastings St, Vancouver
Quite enjoyed it
Submitted Monday, November 8, 2010 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

Found myself in the area so thought I'd stop by and try it out.

Food ... had the 'eat local' promotion, or something like that. Wild Mushroom Mac and Cheese included a glass of wine, very nice. Great Mushroom and Roasted Garlic Falvours, enough Cheese without being overwhelming. Topped with a Brioche and Almond crust. I thought it was great. Even came with a small Salad to start that was VERY simple but fresh and tasty enough. Although, with the restaurant being where it is (yes, you do see the crack whores as you walk in, and they do walk by and stop for a look in the window) not sure I'd promote the fact the greens are from a garden right down on the corner. But maybe that's just me.

Service ... nice young lady, attentive, but then I was the only one there (it was barely 5pm, they had plenty of reserved signs out for later tables). Small comment, please, no matter how slow it is, don't read the paper in front of customers. It's not befitting a nice restaurant. Also, found it quite odd that the Salad was brought "to start with" exactly 20 seconds before the main course.

Value ... great for the quality.

Ambience ... nice INSIDE, clean, modern

Would probably repeat for the fondue next time!

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The4429 Sundial Place, Whistler
Is this really the Keg?
Submitted Friday, June 11, 2010 - 4:30pm [Dine in]

Went to their lounge last night, planned on having an appie and a glass of wine before ordering dinner.

Food ... the appie I had, although good value was a poorly constructed dish. A grilled flatbread pizza that was soggy, had to eat it with a knife and fork. For the life of me I just can't understand why you would construct a nice simple dish of Bocconcini, Fresh Tomato, Fresh Basil and then DOUSE it with poor quality balsamic. Not to mention it was full of large peices of diced onion, an ingredient not mentioned on the menu.
Decided not to stay for dinner after that appie.

Service ... the bear of a bartender was waaaaay too indifferent for my taste. Dude, you're a big old 40 something guy behind the bar, MAYBE a cute 25 year old could get away with the 'I'm too cool to be here serving you' attitude. You my friend, not a chance. Learn some customer service skills.

Value, good enough. $9 or so for the pizza $6.50 or so for a glass of wine. Speaking of which:

A. Can the Keg not afford a decent wine glass, they look like they picked them up at a garage sale
B. 'Jackson Triggs Shiraz' . c'mon, they make quite a few, maybe be a little more specific

Ambiance: Brutal. It's not a night club. I really didn't come to the Keg to hear a dance mix of Prince's Erotic City played nearly as loud as Garfinkles.

I'd give it a miss my fellow food lovers. Try Ric's instead (see my next review).

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Pad Thai12540 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
Just Fine
Submitted Friday, June 4, 2010 - 7:53pm [Dine in]

Solo dining experience at lunch today. VERY friendly server, nice $7.95 lunch special of Green Curry (could use some eggplant?), clean enough. VERY cold soft drink which I love. With restaurants seeming to close as soon as they open out here in the burbs, this authentic enough Thai place is just fine by me.

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Il Corsaro22370 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge
My go to place
Submitted Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 5:13pm [Dine in]

I've become a regular here in the past year or so. They are great at what they do, which is pasta.

Although I often have the same thing, it's always great. Always the same nice girl serving, friendly as can be, even when it's full ... it's a small place but anyone who can do 7-8 tables at once on their own and (A.) smile and joke around and (B.) fit me in when I walk in is ACES with me. The chef sometimes comes out to deliver your food, which I love. Not cheap for what you get, but certainly reasonable. The ambiance for me is just fine, the place has quite obviously not been updated in some time, and shows its age a little, but I don't mind that in my go-to neighbourhood hole in the wall hang out.

You wouldn't be disappointed, unless you go expecting Umbertos.

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China Kitchen Restaurant22805 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
What do you want for $9
Submitted Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 5:06pm [Dine in]

Been here quite a few times over the past year, just when I want a fill-up of cheap knock off chinese food, as I sometimes do.

Food is never anything great, but you get what you pay for. It's good enough for what it is.

Service is always fine, just clear my plates, pour me some water and throw me the odd smile and I'm good to go.

Value, well, $9 for 20-25 items is fine by me. Usually hot, usually re-fill the items, even when you arrive, as I sometimes do, 20 minutes before they close.

Ambience, hey it's clean enough and they have free papers for me to read so I'm happy.

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Sango Japanese Restaurant19800 Lougheed Hwy, #350, Pitt Meadows
Expensive, good for a treat
Submitted Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 4:58pm [Dine in]

A recent lunch experience here was very nice. Shared quite a few different rolls, all of them with one exception were outstanding. The lone hold out for me was a baby shrimp type roll, really just thawed baby shrimp mixed with mayo on rice. Unimpressive. Everything else was great, with a few stand-outs. In particular, a tuna belly item that was out of this world.

Service was solid, tea refills offered, plates cleared in a timely manner.

Seemed a little expensive to me, although I'm not an every day sushi eater. I'd recommend and go back, but maybe just for an occasional treat.

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Four Nine North Wine Bar & Grille13615 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
As expected
Submitted Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 7:44pm [Dine in]

Nice decor. Lovely view. Warm and friendly service. Good wine list. Fair pricing. Food was above average across the board. Prawns, Bisque, Salad, Prime Rib, Char, Risotto all appreciated. Good bread. Good pre-appetizer. No desserts ordered.

Experience surpasses what you'd expect in the area, underwhelming appearance from the outside, nicer inside.

Overall, recommended. Comparable to an intermediate fine dining experience in the city.

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