Red Onion is an established restaurant in Kerrisdale specializing in gourmet burgers, European-style hot dogs and fresh salads. Serving wine and beer. Local beer on tap, premium bottled beer, wine by glass and by bottle 750ml. Old-fashioned milkshakes.
While on a day visit to Kerrisdale, we decided to try the Red Onion on a whim. After placing our order we were unimpressed by the food that was presented to us. My girlfriend had ordered their chili special and I had a burger and fries. The fries had arrived petrified, what we could only figure had been cooked three or four times. BLAH! Also the chili was barely edible as it was spicy like a Indian chef gone mad. Then when we decided to pay I got the pleasure of being informed that the chili special was $12.95! Who charges that for chili and called it special. Oh the chili has Angus beef in it. Well its all good then. NOT! We ended up paying short of $50 dollars for a burgers, fries, shake, one glass of wine and some chili. Wow, regardless to say we will never be returning to this rip-off joint!
When I'm in the area (Kerrisdale) this is often my choice for a freshly cooked plain jane hamburger. The fries are now cooked in non-trans fat oil but remain crispy enough. I haven't ordered anything else on the menu and can't comment there, but the coffee is OK, and refills are offered. The place feels a little "sticky" inside, partly because of the cooking from the open kitchen at back. Service on my last visit was appropriate. In a past visit, the waitress said that it was OK to take home the signature red onion (yes, the vegetable) that is presented with your bill - if you ever wondered.
I've been here a few times. I love the food, and I've never had any problems with the service, the waitors/waitresses are always friendly. The pricing is good for the food quality, the spinach salad is always my fallback when I can't decide what to order, it's awesome! There's usually a line-up at dinner time and sometimes, even for lunch. I'll be back for sure!
These are PERFECT fries -- crispy, hard on the outside, soft on the inside, great dip. No, make that brilliant dip. Burgers are awesome, too. Kind of leisurely service, but worth it for the food. Prices are very reasonable. Parking is difficult. And there's often a lineup for a table. but this is my kind of place.
My friend and I went for lunch on the 10th of May. My friend suggested to the waitress to please wipe off the table as it was dirty. She was not too pleased after she took our order of drinks. We ordered after she cleaned the table, not looking too happy. She never smiled. She came with our order with the napkins and cutlery in tow. However, she put the cutlery on my napkin and my friend said, I need some cutlery. She said, "oh, and took the ones I had and put it by her. We both looked at each other and wondered where her head was. We waited for the bill and another waitress left us the bill and the token red onion. The other waitress was all smiles. The food is good and are reasonably priced.
The Red O' has been serving up quality no-nonsense burgers, dogs, soups, and salads since it replaced Senor Mc Taco's probably over 20 years ago. Chicken burgers are juicy thanks to thighs in lieu of breasts. Fries are usually fresh and hot. I have yet to find a better dog than the double dog with cheese. A sound reason to head into the towncentre of chocolate shops, banks, and old people that is better known as Kerrisdale.
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