Years ago, this was "the" place for me and my girlfriends to dine and hang out at. As we got older, we noticed the quality and service slide quite drastically so we stopped going. It's been quite a number of years now and the one or two times we went since there were not stellar meals. A couple of months ago, a friend came home from Alberta, with the family, and called us to do dinner. He suggested Earls. Um... ok. Sure. Not expecting a whole lot when we went but I have to say... completely surprised and very happily so.
Food quality has gone waaaaaay back up to the original standards and the service was top notch. We had their 2 year old with us and they were so good with her. Made sure her food came out ASAP to keep her occupied and our food was not so far behind it that she was done well before us. I had the steak and frites and it was a perfect medium rare with crisp shoe string fries. Hubby's cajun chicken ceasar was amazing too!
Since then, we've been back again, just in case it was a fluke. Nope. Consistently good food made with care and service that is pleasant, friendly (without the short skirts paying attention to only the men in the group) and very efficient. A ceasar salad I will sit and happily eat over and over again. I'm not big on the salads but this is very nice. We actually got to watch them make it from where we were seated. Sunday Supper is a steal of a deal... $25 for a salad starter, a choice of entrees (chicken, fish, steak) and a s'more for dessert. Homemade marshmallows! Yum! Naughty for a diabetic but very very difficult to resist!
If you're dining with friends and want to talk,.. be sure to sit in the restaurant side. The lounge is really loud and it's hard to hear each other. Service seemed to be a bit slower on that side but maybe it was just a bad night.
Would we go again... solid yes. Girls night.. here we come!