Submitted Tuesday, June 5, 2007 - 5:24pm [Dine in]
I went with a group of 6 people about 3 or 4 in the morning. There were only 2 servers, and judging by how slow the food came out they were probably cooking it too. I ordered my food 10 minutes after everyone else, and my order came with all of their's - PLUS I had to wait for at least 15 minutes. Slow slow service, and not everyone had food either.
I had the herb omelette - small portion and it came with pre-made salad and guacamole and another sauce I forgot, none of which looked appetizing. There was also small pieces of deep fried potato cutlets - looked like it came from the frozen meal aisle. This came to $7-8. Other people in my group had soup, which they said was lukewarm and thin, and also some of the meat items offered on the menu. The meat items came out deep-fried or in tiny portions that poked out sadly on dishes beside pre-made sides.
I can't say that this place doesn't deserve a visit though - it just opened and the gelato might be worth another try; I just don't think I'll be back anytime soon.
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Submitted Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 11:56pm [Dine in]
Visited the place with a large group of friends unannounced, and they accomodated us quickly and efficiently. I must say, I can't say too much about the pho - I was too hungry to really take notice - but it seemed decent. They have a huge variety of Vietnamese food on their menu. Definitely want to go back and try out other items. My friends ordered other things like subs or sandwiches, red bean drinks, vermicelli and meats, spring rolls, etc. The food came out fast, hot, and fresh. Like most Pho places, the ambiance is a little dingy. The washroom was completely dark; I didn't dare go in. The servers were hard to flag down though, even to just get a glass of water. There's some language barrrier as well.
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Submitted Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 11:50pm [Dine in]
I'd visited this place once or twice before - was never impressed, and once agan, it was another blah lunch.
When we got there, the tables seemed to be filling up pretty fast. There was a big booth with a reserved sign on it, which they quickly directed us to. Kind of nice. But the service was overall impersonal and a little hurried - they seemed to want us to leave as soon as possible. The menu did not have anything that really suited us. The pan special for almost $10 seemed to offer a lot - but too much for a lunch. I was expecting some other lunch deals, but that was it. I think they use the same one for lunch and dinner.
The food was okay. The noodle dish came out a little burnt at the edges. The house special spaghetti seemed to be enjoyed.
Would not be on my list of restaurants to eat at.
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Submitted Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 9:08am [Dine in]
This was a Saturday 12:30~1:00, and BP seemed pretty much deserted. The hostess maybe seated us in the section with less people, but compared to Red Robin's next door, BP was lacking in customers. I usually don't like noisy places, but seat me where there are other people!!
I thought the service was mediocre considering how few people there were. They weren't terrible, but not particulary attentive.
I ordered the homestyle lasagna, and someone else ordered the chicken ciabatta sandwich - both very good and filling! The garlic toast that came with my meal was cold though. The meals did take a while, probably the lasagna took longer, but at least they came out at the same time. I'd definitely come back for the lasagna again.
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Submitted Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 9:45am [Dine in]
This was not my first time visiting the restaurant, but the first time I'd tried it out on a weekday. Usually on weekends, there is quite a long line-up at the door, a mix of both Chinese families and non-Asians. On this visit, there was no line-up (being a Thursday late morning), but there were still plenty of occupied tables - a good sign.
The service was prompt and friendly, though I remember on weekend visits that the waiters were too harried to be so hospitable.
It's also much cleaner inside than many Chinese dim sum places, and the tables are nicely spaced apart. One of the few places left on the westside that still serves dim sum on push-carts, it's nice to have that experience in a decently clean restaurant. One thing I noticed was that the servers kept offering the same 3 or 4 assorted carts over and over. Where was the variety?
The food was average. I did like how a dumpling dish that we specifically ordered through the waiter came out promptly and steaming fresh.
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