Rosie's offers casual dining in a pub styled atmosphere in the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment district.
Monday night dinner rounded up the usual entourage and this selection was met without resistence. We had been here years ago so it was nice to reminisce down memory lane. It's joined with the Rosedale Hotel but completely pub like, but a little nicer for sit down dining.
Though we took advantage of the sharing plate special (3 items for $16), all of our entrees were house favourites. The bruschetta and yam fries were sideshowed to the jumbo pub pretzels with hot mustard sauce, a simple yet must get. Hot, chewy and with the familiar coarse salt spritzed on top it was totally addictive. The chicken pot pie was said to be decent at best and comparable to the frozen box variety while the bulk of us ordered the more robust roast beef yorkshire pudding. An astonishing portion typical of english food, the roast beef was a bit overdone for my tastes but the caramelized onions and rather good gravy gace the lifeless meat life. Sides were a very simple and clean tasting red potato mash with blanched string beans. We hit the wall with the desserts, a very berry crumble and a moist bread pudding that would normally be portioned out to 3 people.
Service retained some of that pub feel, though our server didn't miss a beat, which included several checkups and beverage refills.
A couple of small quips with food but otherwise simple, classic English dishes made without needless flair. Just bring the appetite.
As we heading down to see Cirque Du Soleil last night, we spotted this restaurant, which is part of a downtown resort suite hotel on Hamilton. The outside looked interesting & it was moderately busy, so we took a chance.
Prices were in the $11-16 range for most of the entrees. The menu is comfort food. We had the Clubhouse and two steak sandwiches.
The food arrived promptly and it was hot. The fries were large and done nicely. The salad ample and fresh. The steaks were ordered medium rare and came medium . Tough it seems to get that right most places with a thinner cut. They were tasty however. Portions were large and two of us shared the clubhouse.
The issue was the service, which could almost be descibed as non existant after our measl were delivered. Water glasses not filled, not asking how our meal was until almost complete & no dessert menu offerred.
Went there last week after a hockey game. I had the Calimari and chicken nachos. Shared between me and a friend. The calimari could have used a little kick, but they were still pretty good. The chicken nachos were good, except the chicken was slightly dry. Overall it was a pleasent experience, If there was one thing i would change..it's the service,
Used to come to Rosie's for lunch 10 years ago and it was pretty good. Now, it's owned and operated by Elephant & Castle so it's entirely different.
Had lunch there recently and it was not good. I had Chicken Pot Pie for $10 and it was dismal. Not much filling and bits and pieces of cartilage in the chicken. It also came with a side salad.
The decor is different too and modeled after an English pub (go figure). It used to be reminiscent of a New York Deli in terms of its menu and decor.
Service was good but the ambiance was odd. The room seems to lack continuity. Feels more like a cafeteria with dark furniture.
Would not go back again or recommend. It's not terrible but not worth spending the time or money. There are other choices in the area that are better.
I've been here a few times before. The most recent time, I took my parents. I ordered the Yorkshire pudding with roast beef and my parents had the salmon and beef stew. We all agreed that our food was delicious. I want to go back and have more Yorkshhire pudding. The prices were reasonable. Unlike at many of the other restaurants that I've reviewed, I have no complaints about the service here.
I have to disagree with the below post. My husband and I are regulars at Rosie's as we just live down the street. We are also Canucks season ticket holders and go to Rosie's before every game. We have always had great service and great food. The place gets busy all at once with everyone going to the game, but the food and service doesn't seem to suffer.
We also went to Rosie's during the Olympics to watch the majority of the Canada hockey games, and again were met with friendly staff, great service and tasty food. The place was jammed packed and we anticipated that the food would be a bit slower than usual, but it wasn't. With 2 big screen TV's plus numerous smaller TV's situated around the restuarant there really isn't a bad seat in the house to watch sporting events. The bar has a great selection of beer on tap and runs beer speicals during games.
So if you are looking for a place for a beer and a bite before or after the game,we suggest Rosie's.( Not Macdonalds) Good Job Rosie's!!!
I called in an order for pick-up at about 10:30pm tonight. I arrived approx. 15 minutes later. I was greeted with "Just to let you know our kitchen is closed and we're closing"... Okay.... just wanted to pick up my food order.... So 2 of the staff scramble around in the back retrieving my french onion soup and steak salad. When the woman comes out with my order the soup is all over the place with saran wrap covering it so it won't fall all over the floor. Fine.
So I ask to pay debit and she leaves and walks around trying to find someone to help her use the interac machine. Fine.
So I pay and say thank you and leave.
When I get home I open my soup which is no longer the french onion soup I ordered, and my "steak salad" was a bun and a beat of meat... (I thought it was someone's doggy bag)
So I call them back to let them know that my order had been mistaken and the same woman who helped me answers the phone and sounded very nervous... "The kitchen is closed" Fine.
So I ask if I can come and get a refund... I then here some asshole in the background saying "Tell them we're closed, I'm sure they can come back tomorrow"....
I am pretty sure that the bar was pretty steady and there were still quite a few tables occupied... and you can't refund my bill? WTF.
Overall worst take-out experience yet.
wow, what a sh**tty place and waste of cash. I thought it'd be a good idea to go here before the game because it's so close. yeah, it may be close to the stadium, that's its only good point. the food sucked,the ambience was worse (the place was emptyu and had mostly seniors...our server was nice though, but the manager or at least he said he was the manager, stood watching tv and then brushed me off when i was trying to ask him something about my girlfriend's meal. my girlfriend ordered the curry and it was way too spicy and our server was with another table so i just went up to the guy and asked him if he was the manager and he said yesI told him the situation and he said he'll be right back and will arrange it with my server, and then he never came back or came to my table and my server had to hunt him down and reexplain the whole thing when it was time to pay, and the guy acted like we were trying to scam them or something. my girlfriend didn't touch the plate and why would we order two plates for her? i have buddies who work in restaurants and this sh*t would never be tolerated. really put a downer on our night. do NOT go here! you're better off at mcdonalds which is across the street!