Submitted Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 10:40pm [Dine in]
Flame Stone is a sister restaurant to Burnaby's X-Site Grill. It's new-ish, so it's not as busy as X-Site yet. They have $6.95 dinner specials during the week. Monday is a 6-oz sirloin, Tuesday is garlic prawns, Wednesday is chicken souvlaki and Thursday is salmon. I think all the specials come with rice, potatoes and salad. I didn't see anything on the menu over $10.
We just moved up the street from the Flame Stone and have been a couple of times now. The food isn't extraordinary but it's solid and great value. We've had the steak special - the meat, while not overly tender, was well-seasoned and cooked exactly as requested. Tonight we went for burgers. I ordered the havarti/bacon burger and my husband ordered the cheddar/bacon/mushroom burger - both were delicious and came with potatoes and a side salad for $6.95.
The service was decent. Quality checks were done, our water was topped up and our server was friendly. There are a couple of TVs, so we could keep an eye on the game too.
Looks like we've found our new neighbourhood spot.
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Submitted Monday, November 26, 2007 - 2:19am [Dine in]
Tsolias has just had its 16th anniversary. I remember eating there when they opened in '91, when a friend and I happened upon it on our way home from work. It's a good, solid neighbourhood restaurant - not spectacular but always good quality and dependable. The restaurant is family run, with the addition of a server or two who have worked there so long that they may as well be family. Dad works the kitchen and Mom and daughter work out front.
Went there tonight for an early dinner with my buddy Mike after an exhausting day of car shopping. They were running an anniversary special - selected entrees 2 for $12.95 for dine-in (yes, you read that right). Mike had the beef souvlaki and I had the chicken, both of which came served with greek salad, rice, tsatziki and pita. They don't do roast potatoes but serve a delicious combo of roast carrots and (I think) turnips instead. We each added a bowl of their yummy avgolemono soup for $1.95 (the regular price) and a soft drink. That soup is my comfort food whenever I get sick ($3.50 or so with a piece of pita).
For a whopping $22.10 plus tip, we were both happily stuffed. Without the anniversary special, it would have been about $11 or $12 more, which is still really decent IMHO. They must be doing something right to still be going strong after 16 years.
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