Burgoo is an international stew house offering value oriented, flavour - filled bowls of comfort food.
Burgoo serves up the ultimate in comfort food. They have all kinds of soups, sandwiches including grilled cheese, salads, fondues and of course stews. The menu items range from about 5 - 15 dollars.
I had the soup and stew combo with seafood bisque and Beef Bourguignon. The bisque was OK, but the stew was really good.
The restaurant is a rustic, dimly lit joint with about 14 tables and a bar. We sat at the bar and the bartender was friendly and interactive.
I will definately come back and try some more things on the menu. This would be a great place to take a girl on a date and have some fondue and wine.
I tried the Burgoo dinner menu with my wife, and I was blown away! We started with an order of the famous biscuits, which were hot and tasty, and a couple of big wheat beers. I had the Irish stew, which was delicious, and my dinner companion had the sunset corn and chicken soup. It too was fabulous, and had a spicy kick.
The ambience was terrific, and the server was friendly and attentive. I will be back for more!
Must try everything on the menu! Didn't get the chance to try the soups and stews and sandwiches for that matter. Had the waffle weekend brunch special. Yummy! One of the best waffles I've ever had. Easily washed away my previous experiences at IHOP (super slow service and standard food, awfully frozen/jammy fruit toppings at IHOP EVERYTIME I forget and end up going back to much of the same). The caramelized apples were so delicious used as topping for the perfectly crisp and warm waffles! Along with the strawberries and banana and ice cream! Was so perfect, didn't even need to add any syrup! Was too stuffed to fit in dessert. Bottomless iced tea or coffee at $2.25. Delicious! The female staff are great, friendly... the bald one, I assume he's the floor manager, perhaps? Well, he gives off a feeling of cold and curt, and not a very fun, happy person to be around. If he was the only server there, I might very well have decided to never return in spite of the entire menu of items I still want to try!
came here for lunch and it was deserted, it was just us and another couple in there.
ordered the pacific chowder and thought it tasted dull and was too watery for my liking... i like my chowder thick and flavourful which this specific soup was not anything like those qualities
the grilled cheese was delicious though: crispy (but not burnt), cheese-filled and tasty. definitely made up for the sub-par chowder.
service was great, very nice waitress with a polite attitude and was attentive to us while we were there... no complaints.
the prices are solid, nothing is more than $15 really.. it is lunch afterall so not too many people are willing to spend that much so Burgoo is a good place for cheap eats
overall, lovely place with a nice variety of lunch dishes.. would return here more often if it wasnt so out of the way.
i went with a friend of mine to check this place out. it was packed even on a wednesday. we got the window seats and the service was pretty good. i chose the bouillabaise (special stew of the month) and the spinach salad. the salad was AMAZING. usually, i don't like apples, but the combination was awesome. the stew on the other hand....i did not like. the seafood in it was alright, but the tomato soup itself didn't really taste the best. I thought stews would come with rice, or bread, but this one only came with a small biscuit.
my friend had a sandwich and soup combo....and her prawn bisque was pretty good. the chicken BLLT was delicious! the lemon mayo is just right. for dessert, we shared a dark chocolate banana bread pudding ...... it was delicious as well...a bit sweet, but the vanilla ice cream balances it out.
burgoo seems like a great place to go sit and chat on cold rainy days. but next time i go, i will definitely choose a better stew. it is worth the wait and worth the return trip to try again.
Whenever it rains and I have to meet a friend for dinner, Burgoo comes to mind. It reminds me of the home-cooked meals I have had in a rustic, back woods cabin. There are many of my favourites on the menu - soups of all kinds and stew. The salads and bread are good too adding to the homemade experience. I recommend the soup and salad combo by the fireplace.
One of our friends had recommended this place, so we stopped in here last night to check it out. I had sampled one of their stews at Taste of the Nation, and really enjoyed it. Overall the food was really good, service was solid and the menu had lots to offer. I will go back and sample more items, as most of the menu looked tasty. Prices are very reasonable, with nothing over 15$. They also offer all of their soups and stews to go, which seemed to be very popular.
Went there on Friday night with my friend. It was quite full already by the time we got there, but we were seated right away. Prompt service. The decor was alright, however the tables were kind of cramp. Our table was right by the window, and the way the tables were positioned in the room, it was a little difficult even for our server to get to our table when the table next to us was occupied.
We both ordered the strawberry lemonade, which was YUMMY!! Definitely a must in the summer!! Cold and refreshing! I ordered the paella while my friend ordered the ratatouille. The presentations were quite nice and the portions were a tad big for us, but definitely very good value. They both turned out to be spicy dishes. The paella was a little too spicy for my taste, I found that the spiciness overpowered the rest of the flavour of the dish, which was too bad. The mussles and prawns were slightly overcooked, but still quite tasty.
Would go back to try their Irish stew and lamb tagine, and of course for their strawberry lemonade!!
after reading about the great soups and stews here, i suggested to my dining partner [i.e. boyfriend] that this would be a great fix for his soup-needing cold. i was mostly right.
food: soup and stews were indeed good and very very hearty. i'm not a big person, so despite being ravenously hungry i couldn't quite finish my irish stew. i was impressed by the size and the amount of tasty contents. the meat portion was generous and flavourful. french onion soup was again hearty and packed a lot of flavour punch.
service: attentive and friendly, no complaints here.
ambiance: rustic and homey.
the only thing that was a drawback was the price for bottled water [since tap water is not available due to temporary citywide water problem]. that was a minor thing, however, and would have been experienced anywhere.
can't wait to go back and taste more comfort food :)
My husband and I ordered take out food from Burgoo last night and everything - from the service to the food - was incredible! I called in our order ahead of time and the gentleman that I spoke to was very nice and very professional. We picked up our food, and I met the nice gentleman I spoke to on the phone, and he was just as nice in person as he was on the phone. I have never been so impressed that I actually left a 15% tip on take out!! I really liked the atmosphere at the restaurant - cozy and lively. I will defnitely have to dine in the restaurant one of these days.
We ordered the soup and sandwich combo and the soup and salad combo. For the soups, I got the crab bisque and my husband got the pacific chowder. Both were absolutely delicious! We had the ham and brie for our sandwich, which as again just outstanding. The spinach salad was, to no surprise, wa just as good as everything else. I will definitely be back and spread the word about Burgoo!
My friend had the bouillabaise and I tried the prawn tomato and cream soup with the chicken diablo sandwich. Holy crap, even bread tastes better here! I'm personally really picky about soup: the right portion, texture, and taste. But the one I chose was marvelous. I hate it when I order soup and it's lukewarm. Not Burgoo, you could tell it was ladled fresh from the pot, scalding hot! It's the perfect place to go on a rainy day, especially for UBC students who have gone insane with studying.
The menu at Burgoo looks fantastic, especially the classic dishes like the Irish Stew and Beef Bourguignon, but today for lunch, my bf and I left rather unimpressed.
We shared the scones, and they were warm and fresh, no complaints there. He had the Mesa Scramble, which at $9 looked and tasted really drab. There was a total of 3 toonie-sized slices of chorizo in the eggs, and it didn't even come with toast. You can get better/cheaper eggs and potatoes at Joe's on 4th. I had the soup & sandwich combo - the French Onion was great, but the bowl was scorching hot! My bf burnt his fingers on it. The wait staff really need to warn customers about that. The chicken club sandwich wasn't anything special at all.
Service started out ok, as we were one of only about 4 parties at the time, but as the restaurant filled, our waitress seemed to get flustered, and stopped checking in on us. Maybe she's not a seasoned waitress, but for the number of tables in the restaurant, split between 3 waitresses, she really needn't be that stressed.
I definitely want to come back to Burgoo to try their Bistro Classics, fondue, or even dessert, but not for lunch/brunch. Just not great value for the quality that you get.
The first time I ate here was on a rainy day, in search of some (as advertised) comfort food. I was not disappointed.
The restaurant is dimly lit and looks like a cellar--lots of wood. I felt very cozy and embraced. Music was great, people were enjoying their food and chatting and lingering by candlelight, very soothing.
I ordered the butternut squash soup and diablo sandwich combo. Mmmmm! The soup was sweet and creamy and a little spicy and served in a HUGE bowl. Oh yeah! I love butternut squash, so big thumbs up there. My sandwich was spicy but not too spicy, with big pieces of chorizo, melted cheese, lettuce, mayo, etc. It's easiest to eat this with a knife and fork.
My partner ordered coq au vin, which which was VERY tasty (yes, I pilfered). Lots of good stewed chicken with veggies and rice in a very tasty wine sauce. Good hearty food.
Our server was a lovely young woman, very kind, genuinely interested in how we were doing and how our dining experience was going. In fact, they were busy when we came in but we were warmly greeted by two passing servers while the hostess seated a couple of other tables. Great, relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely return.
I had been curious about Burgoo and tonight decided to try it for dinner. I had not eaten much at all today and was quite ravenous. The place charmed me right away with its cosy décor and I was pleased to see it was very clean. Nothing more off-putting than a grubby unkempt look. It is a small, intimate place, with a few outdoor tables. Part of the appeal for me was the quiet West 10th Ave locale, only a few blocks from the UBC gates.
The place was busy but we were given a table right away. The service throughout was friendly, attentive but not obtrusive.
When the server came to take our drink order I was undecided so she mentioned the draft apple cider was the special (Wednesdays). I don't care for the taste of beer and my experience with cider, many years ago, was the unappealing Grower's Cider brand, which I remember as very sour and not really tasting of the fruit it was supposedly brewed from. This Foundry Apple Cider was delicious! Not overly carbonated, not too dry or sweet, just right and tasting very strongly of apples. Wonderfully refreshing on a muggy summer evening. And at $5 for the large glass, a really good deal.
I had been avoiding white bread (and cholesterol laden cheese) for some time and when I perused the varied menu, I kept coming back to the Gooey Cheese Grillers (two grilled, angle cut, house baguette sandwiches with melted Mozzarella, Gruyere, Emmenthal and white Cheddar), which comes with a choice of side salads. I opted for the tangy coleslaw, which was very lightly dressed, crisp and a refreshing balance for the cheesy baguettes. The sandwich was to die for, perfect crusty, grilled baguette bread with just the right amount of melted cheese to stick it together. Perfection. The portion was large so even though I was very hungry, it was more than enough to fill me up.
My friend, who wasn't as hungry, opted for the hummus and flatbread appetizer, which she pronounced delicious and commented only good manners were preventing her from licking the plate clean. She had the Cesar side salad which she said had a bit too much pepper for her taste (she is not big on spicy foods). I loved the fact that they have pepper mills at the table, which I used liberally on my coleslaw, being a pepper lover.
The menu had so many delicious sounding items that I can't wait to come back and sample some more, especially the desserts - too full today to try one but I'll be back!
Great restaurant, good service, great food and in the peace and quiet of West 10th Avenue. There is a Burgoo on Main St but that area is still seedy and not appealing. I'll stick to the west side.
We dine here frequently and this was thee worst experience we have ever had! We ordered an appy and a drink...after the appy was done we were not offered another beverage. We received our dinner about ten minutes after our appy was done. Still no offer of another beverage. When we were finished we had to clear and stack our own plates so we could have room at the table. When the server finally cleared the table she never asked us how our meal was nor offered us any thing else to drink. She brought the bill and we paid the exact amount of the bill...not a penny more. When our receipt printed she clearly pointed out that our amount matched what was on the bill. After leaving thee restaurant she immediately followed us out the door and demanded to know why we didn't leave her a tip. I advised her we eat here a lot and this was the worst service we had. She was not impressed and stormed off back inside. Never again will we eat at this location....
I absolutely adore this restaurant. I came here on a Sunday night with some girlfriends, and it was the perfect place for a fall evening - warm and cozy! We ordered a bottle of white wine whose name I forget now...but it was delicious, with grapefruit notes, and was from the Okanagon. I ordered the Burgoo biscuits - scone-like and soft with cheddar and parsley, and french onion soup - both awesome. I enjoyed the soup, but thought the broth could be a little more flavorful. The onions and melted cheese on top were heavenly though! My friend ordered the butternut squash soup and the grilled veggie sandwich - both excellent. My other friend ordered the carrot soup, which was smooth and delightful, and the (italian?) salad, with apples - both amazing! Her dish even came with complimentary fresh multigrain bread. For dessert, we splurged and shared the sticky toffee dish - incredible, and the crumble, which I actually found disappointing - the fruit was definitely too sour. Overall, an excellent meal, and I can't wait to return to try the mac and cheese...and the ratatouille...among other things :)
Some friends like to meet every couple of months to try out places to nosh and chat.
One of our friends choose this place.
As with other reviews, the service is only okay, nothing special. The server seemed a bit out it. Did the job but not too friendly.
The food is pretty good for the lunch items, but the breakfest/brunch there is not much there for a true sunday brunch person.. Definitely go for the grilled cheese - its big and lots of good cheese. The coffee is also good.
We live in Point Grey and go to Burgoo regularly and absolutely LOVE this place! We have no desire elsewhere as it is just such a spectacular place. The service is brilliant - the people who work there are so friendly and always there to help, always filling up our glasses, providing more bread and really smiley and chatty. The food is superb - every dish we have had there is a heaven to our senses! The price is so reasonable for what you get and you never leave with an empty place. We are BIG fans of this place and cannot fault it one bit!
All round solid place, this is a great winter dining spot, the stews are flavourful and hearty, th eservice friendly.
Went with a couple of friends for lunch today. I had the Beef Bourguignon and was pretty dissapointed. There were only tiny little bits of beef and lots and lots of carrots and a few pearl onion. It was mostly all carrots. For $16 you expect something a bit better. The sauce was just OK. One friend had the Irish Stew which she enjoyed; wish I had ordered that instead. Other friend is a vegetarian and she had the Ratatouille which she said was just OK. Probably wouldn't rush back.