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millarNew Westminster, VancouverSince August 1, 200777 Reviews
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Horizons100 Centennial Way, Burnaby
Watch for the Promotions
Submitted Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:10am [Dine in]

Horizons has a special promotion on for the month of March. The Chef's Table D'Hote, a three course dinner for $35. You have a choice of three appy's, 4 entrees and three desserts . The food was excellent. At our table we enjoyed the chicken and barley soup, the gulf Island Mussels and clams followed by the Pork Tenderloin and the New York Steak. For dessert crème brule and cappuccino cheesecake.

Service was attentive and you have a lovely view. You need reservations. They run promotions several times a year and it gives you a chance to enjoy a fairly expensive restaurant at a more reasonable price. Check the website.

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Hawksworth Restaurant801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Special Occasions
Submitted Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 3:47pm [Dine in]

Unless you're a Business person on an expense account this is a Special occasion restaurant as it is expensive. Noted Chef David Hawksworth has created dishes you couldn't possible make at home with multiple ingredients diced tiny or shaved incredibly thin.
The restaurant is very beautiful and elegant. The food is West Coast Asian fusion and is very impressive. For starters I had the Dungeness crab which was not in the shell so easy to eat, my partner had the roasted carrot salad which was very pretty and tasty.
For entrees I had the slow cooked lamb shoulder on lentils. It had an Asian style sauce which I don't think really worked as it overpowered the lamb, but it was interesting. My partner had the seared yellow fin tuna. This was barely seared, almost Sashimi. He enjoyed it but it might have been too raw for others. I suggest asking your server a lot of questions about your menu choice so you won't be surprised and maybe disappointed.
If you are into wine or you are entertaining a wine lover this is your restaurant. The wine list is a binder -- I'm not kidding. it lists pages of wines, in all price ranges. You can buy wine by the glass, but mainly it is by the bottle. If you can't finish a bottle they will cork it for you to take the rest home.
It is everything you expect from a high end dining experience, a beautiful room, lovely innovative food and attentive staff.

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Absinthe Bistro1260 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Lovely French Food
Submitted Friday, January 3, 2014 - 8:59pm [Dine in]

Small French Bistro on Commercial Drive. The ambience is great, like Paris They take reservations and you might want to make one as it is a tiny restaurant about 12 tables. We didn't have a reservation but the table by the door was available and then they moved us when a better table became available so kudos for that.

The food is great. You can order a la carte, but they offer starter and main or starter and dessert for $28 or starter and main and dessert for $35.

We had the chicken liver terrine starter and the beef shank with scalloped potatoes main course. The food was exceptional. The bill for two with wine and coffee was $110, plus tip -- so not inexpensive but the food was very good and you are on trendy Commercial Drive. I would go again, I'd make a reservation and take out of town guests and impress the hell out of them.

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Vassilis Souvlaki Greek Taverna6558 Kingsway, Burnaby
Turn Up the Heat
Submitted Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 11:06am [Dine in]

We had not been here for a long time and I guess we never went in winter, because the room was freezing cold. We asked to be moved to a table away from the window and the draft -- and we had an argument about it. I couldn't believe it, the waitress basically said no because they were saving those tables for larger parties. We insisted and then the manager came over an said "Oh alright". At least we were out of the draft but the room was really cold. Customers were eating with their coats on. I think that should be a pretty clear hint to management to turn up the heat.

Service after that was OK. Food was OK. I had the Lamb shank and my partner had the House special, but the chicken breast was overcooked and dry. At $18 dollars the cheaper lamb shank cut is not a deal. There are lots of Greek restaurants around, where you can actually get a nice cut of roast lamb so I don't think we'll be back.

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Le Saigonnais634 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Good Local Vietnamese food
Submitted Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 9:19am [Dine in]

For some reason the outside of this restaurant is a little off-putting with the sign of a previous cafe still there, and kind of a dingy overhang, but enter and inside it is very nice. Large, attractive room with booths plus tables that could seat a large group.

The food is very good. Quite an extensive menu. The spring roll appetizers are a LARGE portion. Share one order, or have it as a main course. We had the Beef stew, very good with French wine flavours and Vietnamese Lemongrass notes, and one of the stirfys which was also attractive and tasty. Food is nicely plated and the flavors are well done.

Reasonable prices. Staffing is minimal. We only saw three staff on a Friday night, but they are pleasant. Only issue was that we hadn't finished the appetizer when the mains arrived. Next time I would order the main course after we had finished our appetizer.

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Neighbour's Restaurant & Pizza House6493 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Excellent Food
Submitted Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 12:21pm [Dine in]

We chose this restaurant because it was around the corner from the park where some of our group were playing softball, strictly for the convenience of the location. We were surprised at how good the food was. Italian and Greek dishes. Everything was very fresh. We were a large group so we were able to try several items on the menu, everyone was impressed. We shared two orders of the Saganaki appetizer, a fried cheese dish with lemon and pita, very good. Entrees included the kalamari dinner, Greek salad, Lamb chops, Louisiana Chicken, Parmesan chicken, Spanakopita, Meatballs and spaghetti and Baked meatballs and spaghetti. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The orders are large so no one had room for dessert, but one of our party was having a birthday so the restaurant brought out a slice of cake for him. So we tried a bite and it too was excellent.

Diners around us were having pizza, and that looked good too. I would definately go back.it's casual and everyone was comfortable in their softball clothes, The waitress was very good and helpful with advising on the menu choices. We had made reservations because of the size of our group, and the restaurant was very busy so a reservation might be a good idea.

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Gino's Restaurant431 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
Nice Patio Lunch
Submitted Monday, July 2, 2012 - 1:11pm [Dine in]

We enjoyed a very nice lunch on the sidewalk patio at Gino's. The roast lamb was excellent. My friend had the wrap special which was very good, but a little messy to eat. Service was friendly and attentive. A relaxing lunch for two with a glass of wine came to $38 including tip.

If you prefer to eat inside, it is quite a large restaurant with many attractive booths.

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Oscar's Cafe450 East Columbia Street, #105, New Westminster
All Day Breakfast
Submitted Monday, July 2, 2012 - 1:03pm [Dine in]

This is a small cafe just down from Cap's Bicycle shop. It is in a retail complex, tucked in at the back off of the parking lot. So free parking.
We went for the all day Breakfast which was very good. The usual breakfast choices of eggs with bacon or sausage, hash browns and toast. They also have omelettes. All are reasonably priced. There was only one waitress so service can be a little slow. It was busy with a steady stream of regular customers, which is always a good sign.

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Casa Verde3532 Commercial, Vancouver
Not Very Professional
Submitted Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 6:11pm [Dine in]

Restaurant is definately a hole-in the wall, Staff was friendly, but the menus they handed us had on the cover in large print "CASH ONLY".So we figured out how much cash we had on hand and ordered accordingly, forgoing appies and dessert. Just ordered entrees and wine. Then when we go to pay we discover that now they have debit, and credit. So change the menus, or at least tell the customers before they order.

I ordered the quail and fries which was very good. My partner ordered the seafood stir fry with Teryiaki sauce, and the vegetables were raw. Believe me this guy likes al dente but these were definately uncooked. He was also served an unopened clam. If the clams don't open, you remove them. You do not serve them to the customer. Yes most people know not to eat an unopened clam, but what if you don't. What if you take your knife tip, pry it open and eat it, treating yourself to shell fish poisoning.

There was an odd ambience since owners/ staff were eating/entertaining in the restaurant. One man who I assume was an owner would every now and then get up from his table and wander back to the Kitchen. You could see part of the kitchen and I could see him get dishes out or meat. I'm thinking how can you do that, have you washed up, are you ready to work in the kitchen. Then he'd wander back out and sit with his buddies and drink wine. I wouldn't return.

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X-Site Grill and Bistro4625 Hastings St., Burnaby
Full Steak Dinner $9.95
Submitted Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 12:35am [Dine in]

The restaurant has a pub style atmosphere. There was a 15 minute wait for a table, as it is very busy. The menu is mainly burgers and all items are really well priced. We had the New York pepper steak for $9.95. We received a platter of food consisting of a 6 oz. steak perfectly cooked with rice pilaf, potatoes, salad and garlic bread. Really a good deal. Two steak dinners, drinks and tip and the total bill was $44.

Customers seem to be mainly locals and SFU students, Staff is friendly. Definately worth a visit.

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Ensemble850 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Take your Foodie friends
Submitted Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 11:05am [Dine in]

This is a restaurant to take your Foodie friends to, not because Chef Dale MacKay won Top Chef Canada, but because the food is excellent and different.

Be prepared to spend some money. The style is small plates, and you need 2 - 3 plates per person. You can't order one plate and a glass of wine and feel as if you have eaten. The plates are served one at a time as courses. So all in for dinner, wine, dessert, tip you are looking at spending $75 per person; $150 for a couple.

Be prepared to share tasting bites. The plates aren't really designed for sharing the way Chinese food is. You have your plate and then try Tasting bites from the other diners. That way you get to try many more of the dishes. The flavors are not blended, there isn't much spice or salt, but sweet notes are often present. The pork belly for example has a sweet apple sauce. You taste each flavor in the dish distinctly. Like a peanut butter sandwich where you taste soft bread, nutty peanut butter, sweet jelly. Each flavor is distinct and the whole is great. The dishes here are like that on an elevated level.

The restaurant is on Thurlow just off Robson, you can get there by Skytrain to Burrand station and then it is a 5 - 10 minute walk. It is jam packed so make reservations or go late after 8:00 p.m to get a table.

The staff is friendly and attentive. This is not the restaurant for a business meeting, or a romantic dinner. Go with people who are into food and who you are comfortable enough with to grab a taste from their plates, order 2 - 3 plates per person, wine and talk about the food. Enjoy!

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Le Petit Saigon2783 E. Hastings St., Vancouver
Good, Cheap Neighbourhood restaurant.
Submitted Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 12:58pm [Dine in]

It's kind of a sketchy area, so if you're going to something at the PNE or if you're in the area this is a good little restaurant to go to. The Vietnamese food is good if unremarkable. Portions are large, and it is very inexpensive. We shared a plate of spring rolls, and had two large entrees. They supply the tea. Total bill with tip $28.
Staff is friendly. The restaurant and the restrooms are clean. Really a nice little neighbourhood restaurant.

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Jimoco Cafe1046 Austin Avenue, Unit A, Coquitlam
Good Cheap eats
Submitted Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:30am [Dine in]

From the "no frills cafe" description I was expecting a brightly lit, formica table diner but this is really a very comfortable restaurant with lots of cozy booths. We had about a 15 minute wait for a table. Staff is friendly, I only saw two waitresses , but they kept things moving smoothly.

So the big deal is the two for one pasta special. You buy two of the twenty some choices and pay for the more expensive one. You get a full size plate of food and the pasta is very good. A little more garlic and spice than other Italian restaurants, but I like that. I had the linquini with clams and my partner had the penne forno. Both were very good. We had a 1/2 litre of red wine and shared a Gelato dessert. Total bill with tip was $46. Really that is hard to beat.

The restaurant was full and almost all the customers in this Italian restaurant were Asian which struck me as kind of neat -- an only in Vancouver thing.

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Okonomi Sushi26 4th Street, Unit A, New Westminster
Mediocre food
Submitted Monday, January 2, 2012 - 4:57pm [Dine in]

The restaurant is comfortable and the staff is friendly. Prices are reasonable, but the food is mediocre at best.I had edamame and chicken Karagi, both needed seasoning. Being a Japanese restaurant there was no salt or pepper on the table. I didn't feel like asking the server to bring salt from the kitchen so I could do what the chef should have done, and season the food. I also had the tuna and salmon sashimi which was fine.
My partner had the California roll, they had put something on the rice and it had turned pink. The dish was not appetizing to look at. He also had an entree that consisted of grilled salmon and a grilled fish steak plus two - yes only two --lonely pieces of asparagus. Again the plate just didn't look appetizing. We eat with our eyes first and that plating eye appeal is part of what you are paying for in a restaurant experience. Usually Japanese dishes are beautiful to look at. The food tasted OK but it was all-in-all disappointing and there are a lot of other Japanese restaurants to try instead.

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Old Spaghetti Factory50 8th Street, New Westminster
Dinner for two with wine $41
Submitted Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 8:11am [Dine in]

That's the main draw here -- it is very affordable. You get a loaf of warm sourdough bread, your choice of soup or salad, a pasta entree and ice cream for dessert. Add a 1/2 liltre of wine and the total bill including tip for two was $41.55. The food is good, the restaurant is comfortable, and you get table service from energetic waiters.

It is a family friendly restaurant and the space is large so you don't need a reservation. It is right beside skytrain so you can leave the car at home.

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Big River Brewing Company14200 Entertainment Blvd., #180, Richmond
Bowling Night
Submitted Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 10:16am [Dine in]

We like to go to this pub/restaurant for dinner and then go next door to the bowling lanes. The two are connected and it makes a fun evening. They brew their own beers and the food is good. Try the steak frites, or the fajitas. Beware, the garlic fries are good but very very garlicky, so you might want plain fries if you're on a date.
Also be sure to have your ID because the servers always check ID -- good for them. Service is friendly and prices are reasonable.

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Nooru Mahal379 12th Street, New Westminster
Good Indian food
Submitted Friday, August 12, 2011 - 7:15pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is hidden away in the Corporate Inn on twelfth street. It was not busy, because I think no one knows it is there.
Service was friendly. although it appears to be family run as the family was in evidence. It's a bit like eating at someone's home. The food was very good. I had the set meal where you choose either a curry main dish, or a vegetarian main dish, or a sea food main dish. It then comes with raita, rice, roti, two sides and pappadam, and a small desert. It is all served in a tv dinner style plate -- sort of an Indian Bento Box .All for $16.75. Add a beer and your whole meal is $20. My partner had a chicken curry and roti and it again was very good.

The decor is a little odd, it used to be an Italian restaurant and now I guess it is fusion, but comfortable. I would go again, I'm surprised more of the locals in walking distance aren't going there to eat as after work it would be a nice, easy comfortable place to go for a meal.

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Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.4186 Main Street, Vancouver
Trendy and a bit pricey, but the food is good.
Submitted Monday, August 8, 2011 - 9:31am [Dine in]

We went for Brunch which is served until 2:00p.m. on the weekends which is nice for those who get a late start on the weekends.

I ordered a flatbread pizza with egg and sausage whcih was very good. My partner had an omelet which was also good. It's neat to watch them cook the flatbreads on the open oven. This is a trendy place on Main street and was quite busy.

All the food is organic and from local farmers, so I don't really mind that the prices are a bit higher as I can understand their increased costs.

This is a family friendly place and there were several young couples with toddlers. Service was friendly and they kept our coffee cups refilled. I would definately go again.

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Flying Beaver Bar & Grill4760 Inglis Drive, Richmond
Watching the Float planes is a bonus
Submitted Friday, August 5, 2011 - 5:02pm [Dine in]

This pub has one of the greatest patios in the area. You sit and watch the float planes take-off and land on the water. Friendly staff and very good food. The nightly dinner special is great value. We went on a Thursday evening and the special was steak and prawns for $11.99.

If you have out-of-town visitors this is definately a great place to take them as it is different -- very west coast.
The Beaver Tail potato skins are a great appy to start your evening off.

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Kirin Seafood Restaurant7900 Westminster Highway, #200, Richmond
Authentic Chinese Food
Submitted Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 6:22pm [Dine in]

We had guests from out of town who wanted true Chinese Food, not quasi Canadian-Chinese food. Kirin is perfect. We order the set $40/ per person meal which comes with twelve courses. This removes the difficulty of ordering as basically the restaurant has made a selection for you.They have several different set menus you can choose. You get a great variety of authentic Chinese dishes, and lots of food. They pack up the leftovers for you. The restaurant is noisy and service is brisk, but again I think that is very real. Most of us just had tea with our meal, but a few had Chinese beer which compliments the food well.
The Lobster in Black bean sauce was excellent but funny and tricky to eat with chopsticks, still that is half the fun.

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