My husband and I went to the Pint Public House tonight at around 7pm for a casual dinner and watch the hockey game. Hoping that we would have a great evening, we were not served menus for a while and the server was very unfriendly and extremely slow. She walked by us so many times without asking what we wanted to order. We were hoping that service would at least improve but unfortunately it did not. It took literally over 20 minutes for her to give us a take out box which she practically dropped in front of me and took another at least 15 minutes for her to come back with the bill. While my hubby was paying, I was literally just sitting there glancing at her, waiting to see if she will ask how the meal was or anything - but nothing! She kept looking elsewhere looking so awkward and weird. Then after my hubby handed her back the machine, all she said was "Do you need a copy of the receipt?". My hubby said no. Then she literally walked away! No "thank you", no nothing! I asked my hubby if he tipped given that her service has been horrible from the get go, and he said he still did and unfortunately still gave her a generous standard tip. I was fuming inside as we got ready to go - it was unbelievably horrible and I will never go back to this establishment ever again! The receipt says her name is CHELSEA M. So Chelsea - you work in the service industry.... You may have had a bad day but that does not give you the right to treat paying customers that way. I suggest you get more customer service training or move industries where you don't have to deal with people.
I have to mention though that food was not bad. We liked the chicken wings, burgers and fries that we ordered. But it was really hard to have a pleasant meal if you are treated like crap at a restaurant.
ordered beef curry on rice; what I got was a few shredded pieces of beef on rice; felt like I paid for sauce on rice; sent it back; got a few more pieces of shredded beef; NOT one large piece of beef; never again will I order or come here; the Singaporean Malaysian restaurant at oak 25 in strip mall is same price and I was full and they give chunks of beef. disappointing even sent it back the dish and got two shredded pieces of beef pathetic I even told host I'm paying ten bucks for sauce on rice not beef on rice
Somehow, I had not been to this restaurant for a number of years, despite having very good experience previously. Recently, a friend invited me to dine here again, so I was very much looking forward to it. Despite the high expectations, this restaurant gave me a wonderful experience in every way. Every dish, from appetizers to main courses and desserts for all the dinner participants were outstanding. Service was attentive and just right. The decor seemed much the same as I remembered it but did not look old at all and provided a nice ambiance for the dinner. It was a most enjoyable meal for all, and I will definitely return before long.
the steak sandwich was not good. very tough and dry cut of meat.it was on top of something which looked like a hotdog bun. maybe try one of the appetizers instead. the server was nice though. only went here once so maybe the next time will be better? The atmosphere was ok.
I have been seriously watching my food/beverage intake the past couple of months so thought I would treat myself to a couple of beer and something to eat at Steamworks last night. I got immediate service by the friendly bartender and after a little lingering over a beer or two I decided I would order something.
I remember an absolutely incredible lamb burger I had at another location awhile back. Fresh, juicy, an incredible garlic/feta sauce so as I looked over the menu at Steamworks the lamb burger jumped out at me.
Surely Steamworks could come up with something just as memorable. Not a chance.
The burger arrived after about twenty minutes or so. The first thing I noticed was the oversized pretzel bun.
It was huge. The meat inside, not so much. The lamb patty was neither plump nor juicy. If McDonalds made a lamb burger it would taste sort of like Steamworks. The patty was very dry with little taste. What a disappointment. There was no love in the making of this burger. I guarantee it was a frozen patty at one time.
Three beer and the lamb burger, $50.00 including tip.
I had bought a groupon so thought i would try this place. I must say that the donair were really good. I had the chicken one. The person serving me did not speak english well but he understood what i wanted. It tasted really good. It was not a bad deal. They also had many specials and this would include fries and pop. Not bad for lunch. I will go back and try them again
The Peking Duck was recommended and sure enough, it did not dissappoint. How can anyone fault a well done peking duck? The wrappers had the right thickness, although they are a little small for my liking, while the duck was cut too thick, as though they counted how many people were in the party and just cut enough for one chunk of duck meat for one wrapper each. The dining experience felt somewhat budgeted and skimpy from that moment on. The rest of the food was ok, not memorable at all. I have tasted crabs done better in most other Chinese restaurants.The presentation of the steamed fish was awful, It was a mess put together to resemble a fish. So all in all, the service was allright but the kitchen has to step up on their side of the business.
The XLB was being hand made when we dined there. We were seated right away but the place is full. It is always full whenever I drive by. The consistency, texture and meat filling of the XLB was very good. The rest of the other food we ordered, hmmm, not that great, just ordinary mediocre. But overall, it was not bad at all.
Don’t go there, is a dangerous place, especially if you are young women.
On Saturday March 7, 2015evening, my daughter went out with one of her friends to have dinner at that place. The owner or employee by name John- was rude, verbally aggressive towards her, took her pursue and throw it on the ground.
Save your money and go somewhere else!
I use to like this place for their xiao long dumplings and appetizer dishes a lot instead of venturing to Richmond for Chinese food. I have to say, however, their food and service quality has declined greatly in the past year.
For starters, their food quality has declined. They seem to use MSG like no tomorrow. I've always expected MSG to some degree in Chinese food, but lately you can taste MSG and nothing else.
The main decline would be their service. Their take out service is horrible. I once waited 2.5 hours for them to deliver an order, and I only live 8min drive away. Their delivery drivers are always rude. As for restaurant service, it really turned me away. I once ordered a Szechuan chicken with spicy chili sauce, the cold appetizer. I walked in around 2:40pm and wanted to get it for dinner. As soon as I got in, the waitress had a sour face and said something in Chinese to me, which I don't understand. I quickly learned it was almost their lunch break. I thought I would order a cold dish, so they can just pack it from the fridge. I told the cashier I wanted the COLD Szechuan chicken with spicy chili sauce. She quickly typed it into the register and didn't bother saying a word to me.
I then waited and waited for 10 mins for my take out order, and to my surprise they gave me the stir fry Szechuan chicken lunch special! I told her that was not what I wanted, and she snatched the take out order from my hand and then proceeded to SCOLD at me in CHINESE! I don't speak Chinese! I'm Asian, but I'm not of Chinese ethnicity. Then she muttered under her breath in English saying I said szechuan chicken special. I was really angry at this point and told her I said i wanted the COLD Szechuan chicken, and never said anything about Lunch Specials.
She then kept talking to me in Chinese, even though I told her I don't speak Chinese already, saying I need to make up the difference. I've just about had it with them. They not only mixed up my order, but also don't respect their customers. Just because I'm Asian doesn't mean I'm Chinese. She didn't even apologize for her mistake.
I will definitely never go back to this place again. I ended up throwing out the Cold szechuan chicken because all I can taste was the MSG and no chicken flavour. If they keep this up, they won't last for long. There are other better Chinese restaurants out there. Next time I will go to Richmond and not waste my money at this racist place.
I have no idea why this place has received good reviews. Worse Indian take-out I have ever had.
My husband and I grew up with Indian food, and love it -- BUT this place is just awful. We tried Mirchi because it seemed to have good reviews, but regretted it the moment we opened the containers. The naan were burnt, and the palak/saag paneer was burnt. The curries were swimming in grease. The butter chicken wasn't terrible, but did not taste anything like butter chicken should; also, it was wayyyy too spicy. The chicken vindaloo didn't taste anything like a chicken vindaloo. The butter chicken container was less than half full. When we called the restaurant to say that the dishes didn't seem right -- some were burnt, others kind of empty -- we were cut off and told that is how they make it, good-bye! The service was even worse than the food. Very disappointed. Never again.
Looked at reviews on Yelp and Urbanspoon and decided to give this place a try. This had to be the worst Indian takeout I've had in my life. Ordered the butter chicken and it was gross - congealed tomato sauce and a few bits of chicken. The sauce tasted like it had vinegar which made it sour. Also tried the saag paneer and it was swimming in oil with overlooked and dried paneer pieces. The chicken Vindaloo was from thigh meat and very chewy. The naan were burnt. Paid $40 for this and threw it away after a few bites. Will never go here again.
The food here is absolutely delicious! Flavors are incredible! Its certainly a treat to visit Crackle Crème (pun intended). I also love the way the place has been decorated. The style is sleek, modern, and clean. Although it is not extravagant, it feels a bit sophisticated yet refreshing. The café is small so don’t go with a large crowd, but it’s never too busy so the small space is not a problem even if you go with just one more person.
One of my buddy's been raving about this place for years about how good the pizza is here and has been yappen we should get out there one day. HOLD IT......mind you I have not told him I've been here eons of times .... back in my Britannia High School days. And that day has come after filling out sports action tickets on friday..we decided to make a pit stop over here at 6pm.
Parking is everywhere around commercial.....parking meters to the front and side of the restaurant (just remember no parking on rush hours on commercial weekdays or you get TOWED) or on the side streets were there are free 2 hours spots. Anyways...the place looks the same...time warp back to the mid-1980s even-though this place has been around since 1973 from what I remember...Italian/Greek garden setting....definitely needs a new update. The place was half full and we got seated right away by the waitress.
After checking the menu, I ordered an appy of calamari and my old school favorite...a medium pepperoni plus iced tea. My buddy ordered the large No.15 pepperoni, bacon and mushroom plus a coke. My appy with tzatziki dip arrived in about 10 minutes.....excellent....crispy on the outside and super tender on the inside...plus you get both body and tentacles!! In about another 10 minutes..our pizzas arrived. Verdict....nothing has changed...same great retro style crust ( not thin like the Italian neapo style..more like medium crust) , same zippy sauce, loads of cheese and pepp...just like I remembered it!! I tried one slice of my buddy's No.15. Pretty good as well...but the bacon is more like back bacon then the usually bacon. Anyways...after 4 slices I was stuffed and my buddy had only 3 slice left of his tray!! Holy smokes but then again he's an ex-Saint Mary Huskies Offensive Lineman and I'm not!!
Overall, the food was fine. Leftovers was a must. Service was solid and she checked several times if you wanted anything else...If you wanted ice water...2 cups plus a pitcher of ice water ( got that as well). My cost was about $27 with tip and my buddy's tab was about $23 bucks with tip. Prices are inexpensive as compared to other places around commercial. Will definitely be back to try out more kickin it old school comfort food!!
My girlfriend and I came here a little after 1 pm on a Wednesday and had no trouble getting a seat. We found this place while passing by Broadway and trying to settle on a good place to get some lunch. When we arrived, there were already a couple of tables occupied which was an encouraging sign. We both decided to get the lunch specials: a curry of your choice accompanied by rice, naan and a salad. For $11.00, it is not bad. The fact that we got to choose from a variety of options for lunch was good. I went for the lamb curry and the GF choose the butter chicken. Good choices both. As promised we got the best bang for our buck, and it was so tasty. This is yet another great Indian restaurant with delicious food. I’ll definitely go back for lunch one day and maybe even try more of their dishes later on for dinner.
Went for a coffee and dessert on sunday afternoon. Coffee was good but ordered Tiramisu and it was not good at all. It was frozen and was told by the server to let it warm up on the table for about 5 mins. Waited for 15mins and was still frozen inside. Took it back and she warmed it up in the microwave so now the was not good at all. They would not refund my money. What a waste of $5. Will go for coffe but don't order the dessert.. Better to go to Milano coffee which is just around the corner.
We held a family special occasion here for 15 people. We ordered one of the set menus, in this case
The Don Francesco menu at 95/head (Family style platters).
The good- The service was competent and attentive, very top notch. The mains were fantastic! the platters were
Halibut,rack of lamb and osso bucco (each individual plate had the sides already on when served). The Osso Buco was the best I've ever had! Dark rich and generous! The lamb was equally well executed and the halibut was fine, portions were more than fine. Of the three pastas (Duck sausage,Farfalle with seafood and penne smoked salmon) I would have to give the nod the the smoked salmon pasta. A clear yet creamy sauce complimenting the wonderful smoked salmon. The other pastas were very very good.
Wine list was fairly extensive and fairly average price wise, they had excellent beers on tap (Stella, Peroni etc) so there were options.
The bad- The appy platters were way below the price point and quality of the rest of the meal. It consisted of Cesar salad, Deli stiffed olives and I swear salami and mortadella from what I think was the mixed "Citero" pack from costco! The seafood vol au vonts were decent but not memorable. They did some prosciutto in the platter also but I'm sure it wasn't Parma (the real thing) or enough for that matter. House bread was plentiful and delicious.
The ambiance is nicely done and the place is spacious and quite (until we got there!) they platted a cake for us at no charge and added a raspberry coulis to the cake..classy.
All in all a nice experience, would go back just for the Osso Bucco!
I asked my server about ordering 3 eggs, bacon and toast and was recommended by her to order one of the combos. The one she indicated had only two eggs and included hash-browns. I asked her if I could get three eggs and leave out the hash, after leaving the table briefly to ask about this I presume, she came back and accepted my order.
My food later came (with hash) which I didn't eat. I questioned my server about why there was still potato as I asked for it not be part of my order, her remark was "I just decided to give you them anyway." Well, that has to be the most arrogant thing I have ever heard from a server.
The real problem is her trying to scam me at the end by trying to charge me for a extra egg as well as the hash (was supposed to have been a substitution) which I never ordered and particularly did not want, and that she openly admitted to just "giving" me anyway. Scary. After insisting this should not be on the bill, the server relented and removed the extra charge.
The food (the portion that I did order) was reasonable in taste and quality, but I certainly cannot recommend this place given today's experience.
Located near Pacific National Exhibition, this Burger King tends to offer limited promotional deals not found in other Burger King restaurants. After 3:00pm, whopper junior combo meal is discounted to $3.00 while poutine costs $2.50. Outstanding bargains because regular prices are roughly close to $5.00 plus or minus range. Also most Burger Kings offer a variety of King deal items priced under $2.00 similar to McDonalds value items. Service is normally fast except during PNE weeks in August. As for ambiance, this modern restaurant has more seating capacity than most Burger Kings in Vancouver. Recommended for people who like average quality foods at low prices.
I had a Groupon coupon for the 9 course meal and decided to give it a try just because one night. I was a little adamant at first because I thought that the food would not be so good but the experience was quite the opposite. Oh and I am not going to lie, the location in the dungeon on West 4th did not give me a very good feeling. Thankfully I got the courage and went! First of all, this is one of the higher end Malay places in town, and has quickly displaced others I held in high regard. The smell as soon as you arrive is enticing and rich. The ambience is nice and cozy and the place itself can be quite easy to miss. Prices are justified with the huge sized portions they serve here. Mango salad stood out as well as the roti canai.
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