Rocky Mountain is a restaurant that makes high quality organic pizzas, salads, soups and pasta.
I have to say I was expecting a lot after the reading excellent reviews of this place ahead of time. We went during Dine Out Vancouver --they offered a $15 menu. I was very impressed by the environmental-and-health-conscious commitment of this restaurant. All their food is organic. It is obviously a very popular place and was extremely crowded when we went. Unfortunately this meant we got stuck at an inconvenient table and the servers were constantly squeezing behind my chair to get to the tables in front as there was not enough space. Also our server was not very friendly. Maybe he was stressed out. I had the "avocado" salad, which was tasty but turned out to have no avocado except in the dressing. The "flatbread" main course (basically a single-serving pizza) was very tasty, with delicious tomato-barbecue sauce (I had the BBQ chicken). I was full after eating half of it, saving room for dessert of course, and the server wrapped the rest for me. On to dessert: the brownie was absolutely delicious, warm and soft yet with a crispy chocolate bottom... but they only served HALF a brownie with the DOV menu. This seemed really cheap to me. My husband had the (tiny) slice of cheesecake. He's not a dessert lover like me, but he still agreed it seemed miserly for them to serve such a tiny dessert -- I mean how much does half a brownie cost? I asked the server and he advised me that the regular desserts are twice the size. So... overall, I would probably return to this restaurant although I would try to go earlier and get a better table.
THe Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co's Dine out menu was in the $15 bracket so after following the recommendations of a friend, I decided to make reservations here for a party of 6. The atmosphere of the restaurant was warm and cozy. We didn't really like the bench seating however - getting in and out was kind of inconvenient. Not really a big deal though. I think the smaller tables all had regular chairs.
The Dine Out menu was good because it gave us lots of choices. Most other restaurants have 2-3 options for each course, but with this restaurant we were able to choose from any of their salads, the bruschetta, or daily soup for the appetizer and then for the main we could choose from their daily pasta specials, the curry lasagne or any of their flatbread pizzas (lots of choices for the pizza!). We all ended up choosing a different pizza and traded slices. I really enjoyed my Ocean wise pizza with salmon and other toppings. The only person who didn't particularly enjoy his pizza was the person who chose the super meaty one (i forget the exact name). Dessert was good. We all chose the cheesecake or the brownie. The white Bailey's cheesecake was very tasty and the warm chocolate brownie with ice cream was excellent (especially the slightly crunchy bottom).
The reason why this place gets kudos from me is because they are wholeheartedly environmentally conscious and it shows in so many ways - from their decor, to the organic menu options and even their napkins made from recycled pulp. I'm pretty sure this is not just another business trying to jump on the Green band wagon and for that they get a big thumbs up.
The last thing I'd like to mention is the service. It was prompt and polite. When our bills came, they were thoughtful enough to ring up 3 bills - one for each couple - without us having to ask. It's a small thing, but it's these small things that make a difference when deciding whether or not I'll return to a restaurant.
The short excursion to Burrard and 1st st. was completely worth it. It was a chilly afternoon, and John and I were severely underdressed for the weather. We needed food, hot good food, and we needed it now.
We pop into Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co., of which we have both heard a lot about. We take a seat near the kitchen, in fact almost next to the wood-burning oven to get nice and toasty again.
The servers are pleasant and knowledgeable, and appease John and I by giving us some background information on the company.
We order our lunch. John and I both start with a salad. Mixed greens with a nice vinaigrette for both, and the addition of avocado to mine.
As we wait for our entrees, we cannot help by find ourselves looking around at the “kid-friendly” decor, not pretentious at all, it’s like you’re at a mountain lodge daycare actually. Interesting anecdotes fill the walls. Old Haida sayings, food sayings and sayings about the importance of living a “green” lifestyle - fresh organic, locally grown meats and vegetables, fair trade products, etc.
My chicken noodle soup arrives, with real chicken breast, a flavourful broth, big noodles, and a ton of parsley. It really hit the spot. Not too big, not to salty, just perfect for me. John’s chicken melt sandwich, one of their signature lunch items, is spicy, juicy, flavourful and filling. It comes with lots of chicken, spicy sauce, lots of cheese and lovely fresh bread.
To conclude the meal, just because it was cold outside, we shared a chocolate caramel brownie, with whipped cream and ice cream, a kid-favourite in all of us, with a couple of espressos.
We ate for under $35, now that’s a great lunch. Great food, service and price. My only qualm would be reserving a table for a Monday night dinner, and upon arrival, learning that it’s “make your own pizza” night for children. Not the ideal date spot I guess.
They make an excellent traditional pizza but stay away from the thin crust pizza. You have to read the menu carefully as the "Caprese" pizza is not covered with cheese. In short "outstanding" traditional pizzas but "mediocre" thin crust pizzas.They made a great flatbread unlike any other crust I have ever tasted. I just wish they remove the thin crust from their menu as it does not have the flatbread taste and feel.
I was disappointed with the service as I had a difficult time convincing management to substitute the thin crust pizza ("Caprice") with the traditional flatbread pizza . I ended up paying for the additional traditional pizza I ordered but the owners graciously refunded me for the "Caprese" after I contacted them. In hindsight I should have stayed with the "Sundried Tomato & Goat's Cheese" which I highly recommend. You can't go wrong with the many traditional pizzas.Their menu is available on their website.
I remember when the premises were occupied by the Bread Garden. There are two sections and somehow this kind of spoils the ambience for an intimate dinner. But it is a great place to take kids.
I have eaten here twice now and will definitely return! As a celiac this is one of the only places in Vancouver that offer gluten free pizza. It is very expensive but definitely worth it!
Their salads are also excellent (particularly the goat cheese one) as are the dessets.
The sevice on both occasions has been very slow but neither time were we in a rush so it didn't impact the evening.
Overall I would definitely recommend this restaurant!!
Every time I have come here, I've had good experiences. The food is tasty and I love their pizzas. I haven't tried their pastas or anything, but the pizza is always a good choice. I like the ambiance, it's pretty chill except if you are near the kid's area because then it gets kinda loud, but that is understandable and I think it's a nice idea that they have that kid's play area there.
Although the food can be seen as overpriced, I think it is because you are paying extra for the specialty ingredients, meaning organic or locally grown.
The servers are usually pretty nice, and one was really nice about me forgetting to include the before price tip when I used a coupon. I left him some extra money on our table, but he said not to worry about it.
I have been to Rocky Mountain for their flatbread spicy pepperoni pizza a handful of times and unfortunately, each time the service is non existent. Perhaps because I go at lunch and they are understaffed, but it has been a consistent frustrating experience having to get up to get the waitress and get up each time I need something.
The food is good. I really enjoy their flatbread pizza. The sauce on the pepperoni pizza is spicy and a little sweet. The size is decent, you get a personal sized pizza (which I usually have at least one slice left). The price is decent, $10 for a personal sized pizza.
I emailed the owners about the service issue as it would be unfortunate to miss out on the pizza due to the lack of service. They responded via email immediately. We'll see if they took the feedback seriously the next time I visit.
The food was good and wholesome. We had the avocado salad (which didn't come with any avocados--apparently it's in the sauce), which was ok, but the blackberry salad was very delicious. We also had a few of the pizza - the bradner and oceanwiser, which were very tasty and the crusts were perfect!
However, the service was atrocious. Our server, an English lass, was rude and ambivalent. While the service was moderately quick, she was rude to both our table, other tables in the restaurant, and even yelled at one of her coworkers, calling her "stupid". Completely unprofessional and disgusting service; the owner should seriously consider getting some new waitstaff.
The ambiance was nice cafe style, with the pizza oven and open kitchen adding nice touches.
Overall, we wouldn't consider returning to dine unless the waitstaff was overhalled; we may order take-out.
Four of us decided last minute to go for dinner and I saw that the menu for Dine Out was only $15 at the RMFC. Three of us had pizza our other friend the vegetarian lasagne,. Everything was delicious and we were totally full! Service was great and the restaurant was busier then I would expect on a Monday. I would suggest reservations if there are more then two of you. We were all very impressed at the food and then even more so when we got the bill. I did notice that their prices had come down on their regular menu as that had always been a deterant from going there more often. I will definately go back soon!
Great pizza & pasta, though a bit pricey. I had the pasta special one night with a creamy lemon sauce that might just be the best pasta dish I've ever had. Pizza outstanding, if you like flat bread pizza. Nice view of the pizza oven, and a pretty cool location & ambiance as well. Well worth a try.
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