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shelterdocNew WestminsterSince October 30, 20076 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.3)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.5)

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Flite1269 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Much to check out
Submitted Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 7:36pm [Dine in]

I had read a review in the Westender on this place which panned the service, but the tapas menu sounded very intriguing. Looking for a place to dine on a late rainy Monday night I was pleased to find Flite still open and willing to serve us. Tucked in the smallest corner that can still be called Yaletown, we mentioned the westender review to our server who ensured we had excellent service. Interesting music and fine tapas, especially the deep sea scallops. We skipped the "flights" and went straight to what I thought was a very reasonably priced pinot grigio which was excellent. Well worth exploring further another night!

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Thirsty Duck, The606 12th Street, New Westminster
Ok pub but there's better close by
Submitted Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 7:12am [Dine in]

I really wanted to enjoy the duck, it is a room that somehow, on the barren wastes of 6th and 12th has managed to give the feeling of being up and airy with a view. However, I find that it is not much to write home about except as a place to pop in for a drink. Food specials galore, but quality of the food specials are far below the standards of the regular menu... one get's the feeling that the specials are in place to get rid of the food that doesn't sell. Service is spotty too, with waitresses that are either inadequate in their numbers or are attentive to their regulars and negligent of the rest of us. And if you want to utilize any of the lottery tickets or other gambling games they make it very clear they feel this is something put upon them beyond the call of duty. Not flexible either... no deserts on the menu, so after we spent about $75 my wife ran out and got a couple donuts... the waitress acted like we were selling heroin. I would take the time to walk the extra three blocks to Moonrakers where the people working there seem to take service seriously.

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Java Jazz Cafe and Bistro412 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Hit or Miss
Submitted Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 5:51am [Dine in]

This is a place where you can have the best of times or the worst of times. Usually you have interesting music (if you like old fashioned vocal jazz stylings and reasonable piano) but everything else is hit or miss. I have had a nice dinner with friendly service that was attentive. I have also had a friend have his credit card number suddenly being used for fraud right after a dinner there. I too have been turned away at the door for unadvertised private parties that seemed exclusively Philipino,(once it was a fundraiser for missionaries!) been unable to get service at the table because no one showed up to serve or had a waitress who had never been trained because she was substituting for someone who had an exam to write the next day. On the other hand we have had the owner keep the club open for an extra hour while doing a set solely for our table of 4 on a Tuesday night! So if you are wandering around New West on a weeknight and craving live music and are willing to roll the dice a little, try it. Don't save it for anyone you have to impress though!

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Amelia Cafe538 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Best cheap breakfast in New West
Submitted Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 5:41am [Dine in]

Delighted to come here for breakfast anytime... if you want it big, cheap and fast this is the perfect place. A nice menu with quite a few choices for big or small breakfasts brought to you quickly by a very efficient and friendly staff. No frills, just plain food served at a good price. My only regrets is that this place doesn't serve breakfasts on Mondays or the Tuesdays after a long weekend and is usually closed by 4PM.

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Orange Room, The620 6th Street, New Westminster
Not coming back
Submitted Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 5:36am [Dine in]

I really wanted to like this place as there are so few in New West that offer anything different. But after three tries I am just giving up. Walking in, one is never asked if one has made a reservation, even if they are holding tables for reservations and you are one of them. Food is in small stingy portions and overpriced and follows no particular theme. Service is random and once you have been served no one seems interested in coming round to see how you are doing or if you want anything else. I had resolved not to return after the 2nd time, but was coaxed out a third time when a friend of mine was doing an open mike night there. One has to say the addition of live music, something I ordinairily crave, actually made it worse as no one seemed to have any idea how to run a sound system or balance the sound to the room size and acoustics. Sorry OR... you've lost me.

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Heritage Grill447 Columbia, New Westminster
Best In New West so far
Submitted Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 5:27am [Dine in]

After moving to New West and poking around looking for somewhere, anywhere decent to spend a night out, especially for those of us who are consigned to weekdays off, I have finally found a place I can say I will return to again with no reservations. Live music seven days a week, and not amped up past conversation levels. Very decent food and reasonable service (although they did lose my reservation). The wine list is limited, although the very friendly owner did say they were in the process of revamping their license and would be able to offer more very soon. Still, the few offerings currently do pair well with the menu. Something to look forward to on the next time out. I found that if you prefer "tapas" style eating (e.g. many appetizers, no main course) the leaning towards seafood offerings was excellent, with the slight quibble of putting the shellfish appetizer in a tomato sauce making it difficult to pair with an appropriate wine that matches all the other seafood appetizers. The mains we selected were also geared towards seafood, but one of our party did rave about the burgers. Just for the atmosphere alone, I would give it 4 stars, but look forward to coming back and sampling more of the mains and seeing what is coming on the wine list!

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