Pelagos is located on Crescent Beach and offers ocean views to compliment their menu of authentic Greek cuisine.
This was only my second time having Greek. So I can neither comment on authenticity nor give a good comparison. I cannot remember most of the dishes' names either.
What I can comment though is that the view of the beach, ocean and sunset was GREAT. This was the first time I do not mind waiting for my food. I was enjoying the sunset with a decent sauvignon blanc in hand.
My wife had a soup (with chicken and rice) to start while I had the escargot. She enjoyed the soup but I did not enjoy the escargot. The escargot came without shells.
We shared the Seafood Platter for main. It was HUGE, with lobster (very tiny), kalamari, salmon, prawn, scallop and sides of rice, peas, roasted potato. The salmon was very good while the rest are just ok. The lobster was pathetically small.
Service was good - friendly, efficient. I do pity the service staff though. They have to walk up to the second floor to get the food and drinks. Walking up and down the steps all night was no joke.
Ambiance was GREAT. They converted one of the houses along the beach into the restaurant. The main dining area is inside the house on the second floor. The view was fantastic here, but the room was very stuffy.
We sat on the patio. The view of the sunset was great. Only complain was the flies. We had to constantly fight them off our legs, hands and food. The tables and chairs are the plastic ones you find at Canadian Tire. The cheap table/chairs and flies are the reasons I am not giving it 5 stars for ambiance.
Overall, a solid dining experience. However, it is a little out of the way for me, and I can only see myself dining here in the summer. As such, if I do return, it will be next summer.
it's so expensive! When you look at the menu it doesn't look too bad, but you are nickled and dimed on pita if you dare to ask for more and you are also charged for oil and vinegar for dipping. I ended up paying over $140 for dinner for me and my two teenagers which is just too much for salmon and chicken. The wine list is awful - minimal choice. Also no espresso machine if you want one after dinner - very disappointing. The quality of the food is pretty good - we all enjoyed our dinners - and the location is lovely. I have been going to this restaurant off and on since it first opened around 10 years ago and it has not progressed or improved in any way. it's really only the tasty food that brings me back, but that bill will make me think seriously about returning.
A few friends and I went here for a girls' night out after finding White Rock far too crowded because of the air show. We had been disappointed that our original plans hadn't worked out, but our dining experience at Pelagos completely redeemed the night for us. The waitress was personable and professional and the food was AMAZING. The server was perfectly attentive (not intrusive and but checked up enough to be there when we needed her) and the food was delicious. While it is a little bit expensive, the quality of the food is definitely worth the price. Both my friends and I were thoroughly pleased with our meals. I ordered a vegetarian platter and found everything great. The spanakotiropita (feta cheese and spinach in phyllo) was flaky and golden on the outside and the spinach and feta inside was extremely tasty. The broccoli was perfectly done (not over or under cooked) and the sauce on it was flavorful, but not too much so. Rice was soft but not mushy, same with the potato and the salad was very fresh and covered nicely in crumbled feta. The portions are a good size and as it was sunny and warm out, we got to sit outside and watch the sunset while we ate. Lovely, lovely start to our evening at the beach.
My family had a wonderful evening entertaining almost 60 guests at Pelagos Restaurant in September. My parents were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and the restaurant was the perfect venue for such an occasion. The menu options were fabulous, even though we chose a set menu. The staff were friendly, welcoming and so accomodating. Many of the guests commented on how enjoyable their experience was. They liked the ambiance of a sunlit ocean view upon arrival that then turned into a cozy, candlelit evening. The quality and quantity of the food impressed the guests and being that we treated our guests to the festive evening, we felt that the cost was reasonable for the service we received. Angela, the manager, was always available if we had questions throughout the planning process and she gave us the opportunity to bring in our own centerpieces and table decorations to add to the golden anniversary theme. I know we will visit the restaurant again but for many of our family and guests it was a night to remember and we absolutely owe much of that to our choice of venue - Pelagos.
On September 11, 2010 we were very fortunate to hold our wedding at Pelagos. We chose to get married on the beach in front and then had dinner for 38 guests.
From the moment we contacted them for information, to the final moments of our wedding reception it was perfect. We did the option of the full group booking and we are so happy we did. The food and the service was above excellent. If you are planning an intimate wedding then this would be an excellent option because they are amazing.
Our warmest thanks go to Sous Chef and owner Jamie, restaurant manager Angela and all of the staff at Pelagos.
Ourselves and our guests will be back often!
Jim & Kathie
We've been enjoying Pelagos food & service since it opened. We're regular customers who think the food is outstanding. We have eaten Greek food in Greece on many an occasion. Pelagos food matches any we have had in Greece. The staff has changed over time but we've often commented on how the wait staff have always been knowlegable, pleasant, efficent & friendly. (We jokingly have said there must be a mold in the back as it's unusual to always have such nice waiters.) We return frequently as the food is good but the staff are so pleasant that it makes dining out fun. The view is spectacular in all seasons therfore it enhances the dining experience.
My wife and I have loved coming to Pelagos for years.
The service is always warm and friendly, and the food is homemade with care.
You simply cannot beat the view anywhere else in the lower mainland, and we don't mind making the short trek out to Crescent Beach to feel like we are on a Greek Isle for an evening.
Our most recent visit was last night, and we sat outside on the patio with a bottle of Oyster bay for about 3 hours, enjoying the sunset and the amazing stuffed sole they are currently featuring. It was absolute bliss, and we cannot wait to go back again soon.
Bring a sweater as you are right on the water and despite the heaters, once the sun goes down it got a bit nippy.
May 7, 2010
We have been to this restaurant several times and have always enjoyed having dinner there. The food is consistently good and servings are very large with lots of rice, greek potatoes, greek salad and brocolli to go with your main entrees. The platter's are huge and we always have left overs to take home. The service has always been really good and we find the staff knowlegable with everything on the menu as well as the wine list which has a really good selection. Every bottle of wine we have had recommened or ordered has been one we enjoyed.
The sunset from the patio or the restaurant cannot be beat! It is a beautful way to spend a summer evening with friends of just as a couple. We have always been warm enough on the patio but you are right on the water so I would recommend a sweater for the breezier evenings. It is quieter in the winter but still the same great food and an enjoyable evening out.
You can go for a nice walk on a flat path before or after your meal on the waters edge and enjoy the views of the bay and the mountains.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!
We had dinner at Pelagos on a Tuesday November 13, 2007. It is in Crescent Beach and is right on the beach so the atmosphere is lovely. Reservations in the summer time are a must.
Our appetizers were calamari for him and lamb and beef meatballs in a tomato sauce for myself. The calamari was crisp and piping hot and my meatballs were very tasty. We had the Greek Style Ribs for the main course and they were also very good. I opted to have no rice, potato or veggie and had Greek Salad instead. Everything was fresh and tasty. The service friendly and knowledgeable.
We enjoyed our meal very much and would certainly go again.
Great location on the beach. We were a group of 4 who chose my suggestion for dinner. The dinner was of very poor quality and flavourless, not freshly prepared. The rice, potato and salad were bland, no roasted vegetables, peas, and the meat was dry and overcooked. It was Sunday Easter Dinner and the restaurant was not busy. The experience was extremely disappointing and I was embarrassed for the suggestion. Will not return again.
We have been going to Pelagos for years and always enjoy the food. Everything is tasty and the portions are great. Their spinach pie is one of the best I have had and their souvlaki is always good. Hummus and tzatziki are some of the best I have ever had as well. The service is inconsistent though - sometimes it takes forever to get the server's attention and getting the bill and paying it is almost always a bit of a wait. Can't understand why they only serve lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday though. During the summer I am sure they would be busy if they were open for lunch more often. In terms of location - it doesn't get much better! Awesome to have some great food right on the beach!
We chose Pelago's to host our daughter's 1st birthday party in April 2012. I am very late in writing this review, but better late than never....
We had approximately 55 guests, and chose the set menu with warm appetizers for our daytime party. The owner was very accomodating right from the first meeting we had, where we discussed menu options and other party details. The staff who served us were warm and friendly, and got the job done without a hitch.
Our guests were wowed by the quality and quanitity of food, and this is no small feat, considering our family is Eastern European, and food/drink is extremely important. The roast lamb was a standout!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Pelago's for anyone needing to accomodate a larger party. It was easy, the ambiance was great, the food was great, and if you shop around a bit, you will be very hard pressed to find all of the above for the value you get.
Thank you for making the celebration of our little girl's first birthday so memorable for us Pelago's!
Went there for dinner. Location is great, right on the beach. Service was slow, it took as long to get our drinks and bill, as to get our food. But worse of all, the quality of food was poor. The restaurant substituted peas in place of a full serving of greek salad, broiled their "roasted" lamb, no pita bread, no lemon, and limited wine selection. So many essential elements of greek food missing. Definitely not worth the money. I won't be going again.
A friend and I ate dinner at Pelagos on Saturday April 10, 2010. It was my first time to this restaurant and I have to say I was very impressed! Though we did not have a reservation and it was busy, we did not wait longer than about five minutes to be seated at a lovely table overlooking the ocean. Our waitress greeted us promptly and was very helpful and informative throughout the whole evening, suggesting a great Malbec wine and offering pita bread with our Saganaki cheese appetizer. I enjoyed the Roast Lamb dinner which was immaculately prepared, served with all the traditional Greek fixings. My friend chose a chicken breast stuffed with spinach (I do not recall the name of the dish) and she also enjoyed her dinner very much. We finished our meal with a traditional Greek custard dish that our waitress recommended which was fresh baked and delicious. Our total bill was only about sixty five dollars which I found to be very reasonable considering the view of the ocean and the quality of the whole experience. Overall we felt welcomed and comfortable, and enjoyed the evening immensely. This could definitely become one of my favourite places to dine!
Ate here on June 5, 2009, and while it seemed normal to have reservations, they seated us anyway which was nice.
My boyfriend ordered a chicken souvlaki for each of us, and we also ordered drinks as well. This chicken souvlaki was very tasty, but did not come with pita bread, which we thought was a bit unusual, though it did not take away from the meal.
The service on the other hand was a disaster. The only saving point, was our waitress' friendliness... Things that happened:
-My boyfriend's drink was incorrect; he ordered a Mediterranean. Waitress failed to clarify whether this was the Martini or Coffee version.
-When the food finally did arrive after about 40 mins of waiting, we first got someone else's order, and then we waited another 20 mins for our actual order.
-We ended up getting only ONE medium chicken souvlaki. Our waitress had thought my boyfriend had ordered only ONE for both of us to share.
-Even though it is supposed to be a heated patio, the heat lamp closest to us was not turned on. We asked twice for it to be turned on, but nobody ever did come to do so, in the 1hr30 mins we were there. So we ended up being very cold as it was windy in dusky evening.
-The bill we ended up with was incorrect, as we were being billed for an extra plate of large chicken souvlaki which we never ordered or got.
-When we pointed out the mistake, she almost tried to argue with us as she examined the bill.
-Bill correction and payment collection took an extra 15 mins.
The same waitress also when returning our credit card and reciept, went on to dump a tray full of 6 drinks onto a poor customer beside us. Broken glass everywhere, sopping wet customer, and flustered swearing waitress (At this point my boyfriend felt so sorry for her, he left a small tip despite the service).
In terms of value rating, it was overall more expensive than most Greek restaurants, with the medium chicken souvlaki at $16, and drinks at $9 each. Expect quality over quantity at this place.
The ambience was very nice as there was an excellent view of the beach and the sunset, however, it was quite cold due to the winds, and lack of heat. Dress in layers if you want to eat out in the evening!
We did end up getting a free salad out of the mix up in the beginning, and our waitress also brought us a dessert on the house. Don't recall the name, but it was the one with orange sponge cake with honey and whipped cream and it was quite delicious.
Overall, we believe we just caught this waitress on a very off night, and that otherwise the food was pretty good there.
We have been going to Pelagos for years and have always enjoyed the food, the service and the view. In my opinion the food has never been incredible but it has been good. With its solid service, outstanding view and good food I've always found it to be good value.
Our recent visit to the restaurant has changed our mind. Prices have gone up a lot with their new menu and the food really is mediocre at best. My wife had the Dolmades; no lemon could be tasted in the supposedly lemon based sauce. I had a chicken dish which was really unremarkable.
With entrees in the $20 range I expect a lot more.
And, I think if you are going to be a Greek restaurant with $20 entrees, charging an extra $2.25 for pita bread might add $2.25 to your top line but its not going to be accepted very well by your clients.
I don't we'll be back to Pelagos any time soon. The service continues to be good and the view is truly spectacular but the food has gone downhill while the prices have gone in the opposite direction
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