Submitted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 8:46pm [Dine in]
We went to the Edge Bistro for a family celebration this evening. When we arrived, there was only one other table occupied (it was early, around 6:15 pm). Our server seated us promptly, and took our order promptly as well. My son and I both ordered Chicken Marsala with a substituted pasta side. My husband ordered the fish special. After ordering we waited and waited for the server to bring bread. She was busy chatting with the other server behind the bar (there were still only two tables in the restaurant occupied). My husband was trying to get her attention to no avail. Finally she brought bread and one of their usual complimentary pate appetizers. She apologized for taking so long to bring it over, but then made a joke about being so busy. When our food arrived, we noticed that they had prepared Veal, not Chicken Marsala. I don't eat veal. Our server apologized again, said it was her mistake, mumbled something about a computer error, then said she couldn't blame it on the computer, and took our plates away, leaving my husband with his fish. He awkwardly began to eat his meal. I asked that our pasta side dishes be served to my son and I so we could eat something together. It took some time, but they finally brought out our pasta side. The pasta was good, but I would have liked to eat it with my meat. After about 15 minutes or so they brought our Chicken Marsala (just the meat and sauce). What was left of our pasta was quite cold at this point. While we were eating, the chef (I assume) got into a fight with our server in the kitchen, which was easily overheard at our table. Awkward. To make up for all the problems we encountered, we were offered complimentary desserts, but were so uncomfortable at this point that we declined. We asked for other compensation, and management decided to comp our pasta sides (the additional $4.50 each that was added to the $21.00 cost of the Chicken Marsala) and take 20% off the rest of the bill. Okay, but it sure didn't make up for a very unpleasant evening. The food was good, but at this price, ambience and good service mean as much as the meal (as does getting the right meal in the first place). We liked the Edge Bistro, but we won't risk encountering another lousy evening like this one. We won't be back.
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Submitted Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 6:27pm [Dine in]
My husband and I stumbled upon this place last Friday night. We picked the Slocan because it looked pretty busy and decently clean. We were greeted at the door by the owner, escorted to a table, and promptly served by a friendly, knowledgeable server. She said everything on the menu was very good, but suggested the lasagna and chicken souvlaki. I had the lasagna special (crisp green salad - nothing special but very fresh - with homemade thousand island dressing, a large individually baked lasagna with a tasty meat sauce, a piece of crispy on the outside, soft on the inside garlic bread, and a small dish of home made rice pudding for $8.95). It was very good and filling. Not gourmet, but all the ingredients appeared to be high quality. My husband had a Monte Cristo sandwich which he also enjoyed. We felt so much like we had stepped back in time, both being children of the 70's. We enjoyed ourselves so much we returned today (Sunday) for lunch. I had the chicken souvlaki this time, and he had the beef dip. The souvlaki was excellent! the small portion was $10.95 on special (same salad and rice pudding, plus a plate filled with delicious greek salad, a skewer of very well seasoned chicken breast, home made tzatziki sauce, and rice pilaf. Oh, and garlic bread.) I'll definitely be back for this dish. My husband's beef dip was okay. Pretty standard fare. The meat was fine, the bun fresh, and the sauce was salty but full flavoured (he hates a watery dip). All in all, a good place for a tasty meal in a nostalgic setting. I recommend it.
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