Submitted Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 11:43am [Dine in]
The food is, on average, decent. That is about all you can expect from BP. It is rarely ever spectacular, but it is sometimes quite poor. Our group had the Hawaiian pizza and the spaghetti, which you would think would be good since those two dishes are probably the most popular. The crust on the pizza was dry, but the pizza tasted good otherwise. The spaghetti had such a small amount of sauce that we asked them to add more sauce which the waitress was somewhat reluctant to do.
I find the service quite hit and miss. It really depends on the server and which section you're sitting in. It was a quite night and the servers were hard to flag down.
My friend described the place as a glorified Denny's with a semi-sports theme. I think that was pretty harsh but I can see why she would say that. But I think while the experience is not spectacular, BP has a place in our community. The guys can go and have a pitcher while watching the game. The families can take their kids along and everyone can find something they want to eat.
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Submitted Monday, July 9, 2007 - 10:55pm [Dine in]
Much like fireted, I stumbled upon this restaurant by luck. I was driving home from shopping at the Willowbrook Mall across the street and I saw the restaurant's sign.
I wasn't expecting a restaurant of this caliber before I walked in. Luxe is beautifully decorated with some traditional Chinese artwork mixed with modern subtle colours. Make sure to peer up from the table because there is a gorgeous chandelier hanging from the skylight in the middle of the dining room!
The service was wonderful and the waiters were all very knowledgeable and took time to explain some of the dishes to me. They recommended the sauteed soy sauce prawns from the live seafood tank and it was amazing!
In talking to the host/manager, they said that they are all from Vancouver and have years and years of experience in upscale Chinese restaurants in Vancouver and Richmond! Luxe is every bit as good as the ones I've been to in Richmond -- and I've been to quite a few. I feel that we are pretty fortunate to have a Chinese restaurant like this in our community.
Next time, I am going to try the dimsum, but that will have to wait for a weekend.
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