Rockwell's Bar & Grill serves food with a focus on freshness and quality ingredients, plus we love incorporating robust international flavours into our dishes. This Rockwell's location is situated in the Holiday Inn.
We tried Rockwells the other night, as it's Cloverdale location just opened up. We were immediatly greeted by the restaurants hostess and shown to a cozy booth in the lounge area. The bar/grill has an ample amount of televisions, would be a great place to watch a hockey game. Our server was attentive and friendly, food and drinks arrived in a timely manner. Mangodriver Martini was not great, way too much alcohol and not enough flavor, needs some work! My husband had the "Blackened Chicken Club" which he quite enjoyed. I had the "Vegetable Medly on Angel Hair" (Subbed the angel hair for linguini) which was okay, pasta was overcooked, as it usually is when ordering a pasta dish at a bar/grill, nice assortment of veggies though and the garlic cream sauce was decent. Not sure we'd return to Rockwells for dinner again, but would drop by for nachos and a hockey game!
Seriously.... dont waste your time, money or effort....
We went last night for dinner, it was my guys birthday and Rockwell's has always been a tradition.. the one in Coquitlam has always been amazing to us. We were in Cloverdale and decided to try this one... BIG mistake.
We arrived and I noticed a strong smell of Curry coming from the kitchen, no big deal but its a steak house, not a curry shack. My guy hates curry so this was a concern. We noticed it was very cold inside, and as such we moved to a table close to the fire... much better.
As is the tradition, we looked for Prime Rib, his usual order. Nothing.Not on the menu. So we decided on the New York Steak. Sounded so good. We even upped the order and asked for sauteed mushrooms.... OH BOY!!
Steak dinner comes. I ordered mine well, not over well and not charcoal. Didnt want to complain, it was his birthday. He ordered his medium well, not raw, not blue, but cooked. His was the most undercooked steak I ve ever seen. He decided to eat it anyway, but got to the middle and the steak ended there. It was just too raw.
The mushrooms I decided to include: burnt to a crisp. When we complained, the waitress told me they were roasted. Now come on, it said sauteed, not roasted and there was absolutely no moisture in the mushrooms, they were straw like. I might not be a gourmet cook at home, but I know a burnt mushroom when I see it...I commented on the mushrooms to the waitress. She argued with me.
Seriously, she saw they were inedible, we left them on the plates. So instead of comping the mushroom fee, she argued with me and left it on the bill...... I know working in the service industry is not easy, and the customer is not always reasonable or right but seriously? Can you not see the burnt mushrooms we left on the plate..I paid the bill, over $64 for nothing, and left. NEVER EVER AGAIN.
I m trying to find the Rockwell's head office to let them know this location is completely unworthy of the name. SERIOUSLY: IF YOU WANT ROCKWELL'S GO TO COQUITLAM AND STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE.
Came with my friends on a beautiful sunny day & got to enjoy sitting out on the covered patio.
I ordered the Monterey sandwich with fries & it was amazing. They put a generous amount
of fresh sliced turkey on toasted pumpkin seed bread along with other ingredients.
The pricing was acceptable, service was good. I would definitely go back again & recommend it.
August 21 2010 -
We were the first to have a wedding in the Holiday Inn. Everything nice and new. Clean and well orchestrated.
I would like to thank all of the people involved in the preparations of this reception. All of it was on time and very tasty. All the guests were delighted with the selections and there were more than plenty for all the guests. Even some vegans guests were well satisfied.
I would like to say that the following morning we had the Brunch in Rockwell’s as many of the guests from out of town and the wedding party all used the hotel’s facilities overnight. The restaurant is nice and new, clean and the Breakfast/Brunch sure was satisfying.
It is one year later and Yesterday we came back for Brunch. 1st Anniversary. It was lovely to be able to enjoy the atmosphere and good food.
Thankyou Rockwell’s, and the Holiday Inn for making this such a special and memorable time.
I really had high hopes for this restaurant. Cloverdale is really lacking in it's decent places to eat out especially going for drinks with the girls etc. I thought this was going to be different. Boy was I wrong.
I ordered the wings, and asked for half plain, half hot. The server said the kitchen wouldn't do that. The two girls I went with ordered one of the pasta dishes and asked for it to be split in two. They also wouldn't do that for them. We ordered bellinis, which were terrible. Nothing like any bellini I've ever tried.
The service overall was okay. Our server really didn't seem very interested in her job, which I understand because the place was relatively empty, so she was probably bored.
We ordered the chocolate inferno for dessert, which wasn't great. It tasted bland and absolutely nothing special.
It's really too bad, because the decor is quite nice, and this place could be good if they overhauled their menu and their way of thinking. Restaurants are supposed to cater to the customer.
My family and I went here for dinner and few drinks the other night!! Its under new management and their doing a great job! The new chef and the new staff make sure the drinks are always topped up! I highly recommend this place and I will come here again! The food is amazing, the new daily specials are just another level! Please help the new owner succed and bring up rockwells name!
I think that was the most ridiculous Caeser Salad I've ever seen. Who serves a salad without cutting it or shredding it? The beef dip was a joke thinly sliced Prime Rib ya right more like shreds of beef mixed with onion. More like a Phily cheese without the cheese. At least something was shredded.
I would not reccommend this place to anyone, I will never return and am embarassed for my town to have this disgrace here.