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White Rock Restaurant Reviews
La Baia Italian Restaurant15791 Marine Drive, White Rock
Excellent Food
By shutterbuggirl of kitsilano vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 12:18am [Dine in]

I've been dining here at La Baia for over 10 years and I'm still surprised by the quality of both the food and the service. I've sampled food in over thirty cities around the world in restaurants of a variety of styles and price points and La Baia remains one of my favorites. I absolutely love the lasagna, mussels and all of the pasta dishes. The sauces are rich creamy and full flavored. I eat mussels as often as I can when I dine out but still crave the ones from here. Lets not forget the homemade tiramisu! I believe the recipe belongs to one of the owners a lovely Italian man in the kitchen. Many things have changed in White Rock over the past ten years but the standards at LaBaia have not. You will always be greeted by a friendly maitre'd and served by a friendly and knowledgeable server. All I have to say is although the decor has also not changed much in the past ten years this is one book not to judge by it's cover. I recommend that you give this place a try some time!

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Jimmy Flynn's Celtic Snug15065 Marine Dr, White Rock
Intimate Irish
By danlicious of New West (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 24, 2011 - 4:53pm [Dine in]

Had lunch here and we were very pleased with our experience.

When we entered the restaurant we were greeted with fairly loud music that was being produced by a singer/guitarist and a violinist. Made me nervous because sometimes live music can be too loud and can interfere with conversation. This turned out to be an unfounded fear - the music was great. A mix of all kinds of tunes, really well performed, that should please most people. They have live music 3 times per week, Tuesday evenings, Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons (subject to my memory).

Enjoyed a pint (or two) of Guinness, a glass (or two) of wine and ordered Irish stew, served in a bread bowl and a Croque-Monsieur (look it up). Both very tasty and filling.

Service was excellent, friendly and attentive.

Small place with great atmosphere.

We'll go back to try other menu items and enjoy some tunes.

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Taka's Take-Out Sushi15214 Pacific Avenue, White Rock
Delicious Rolls
By clancy of south Surrey B.C. Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 11:32am [Dine in]

Love coming here for lunch with my girlfriend. Quite small but serene atmosphere. Top quality and original sushi rolls: authentic Japanese cuisine. Love the mango rolls and miso soup! Not a cheap restaurant, but consistently fresh, high quality rolls with unique flavour and design. The staff are quiet, polite, loved the subdued atmosphere.

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Milestones Grill & Bar3085 152nd Street, Surrey
Milestones gone stip-mall
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 14, 2011 - 12:00am [Dine in]

This is about as average as Milestones is now. OK but boring. Went for a weekday lunch. It was not even half full. We were seated immdediately.

Waiter was pretty good but got our orders wrong. They ended up swtiching food and sides on my plate right in front of me rather than taking it back to the kitchen to fix their mistake. They attempted to split the bill for us but put the wrong drinks with the wrong meals. I found the salmon wrap ok but very very small for the price. The meal salads were a LOT of salad and less protein.

All in all it was a very White-Spotty experience. Not a huge fan of Milestones anymore.

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Sandpiper Pub15595 Marine Drive, White Rock
Disapointed... With so many great places... How do they compete?
By alamaj of Blaine, Washington (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, January 10, 2011 - 5:44pm [Dine in]

If I was in the middle of nowhere, I may have had a different impression. But all things being relative, I have had some great times, great drinks, great food and great people in White Rock, and the Sandpiper does not compare to other places you could spend your money.

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Dolce Gelato15045 Marine Drive, White Rock
Best Ice Cream Ever
By Dude2568 of British Columbia (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 5:38pm [Dine in]

One day my friends and I wanted to go have some ice cream so we decided to go here. Then when we came in the place looked good. So then we choose wat type of ice cream we wanted and we all chose chocolate and when we tried it was just incredible and we liked it so much and my friends told me that it is the best ice cream they have ever tasted and I agreed. The service is good. The value is good too. So I recomend this ice cream to anyone.

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Moby Dick Restaurant15479 Marine Drive, White Rock
Very Pleased
By Jester of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 7:51pm [Dine in]

We went here on a Saturday, about 45 minutes before closing. The lady that greeted us (owner) was very friendly and made us feel welcomed.

We don't eat plates full of deep fried goodness very often, but we were craving it this night. I will say the fish and the tartar sauce were very tasty (and they really do give you an extra piece!). Neither of us were impressed with the fries. A bit soggy and a lot of 'nubbin' pieces (the little left over bits of fries). Perhaps it was because we came later in the evening? But the fish was good, not loaded with tons of batter.

We both ordered beers to start, one of us got a Canadian instead of the import as requested...but no big deal.

We will return, and recommend just for the ambiance, value and the friendly service.

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Pavlos Restaurant15169 Roper Ave, White Rock
Great Night out
By Steve Austin of Surrey , B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 1:15pm [Dine in]

Me and my girlfriend went down, such an awesome food they cooked, I loved their Ribs & Lasagna and their Kalamari. Good Place to dine, good price, good music, good service, awesome. There was lots of leftover which we ate the next day, Not to worry about Lunch! Hahaha... they also have take-out, i was amazed how many people showed up to pick their pizzas and pastas.

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Le Vol Au Vent14959 Marine Drive, White Rock
I Don't Like Mondays
By spdracer of surrey (10 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 6:54pm [Dine in]

I'll tell you why I don'd like Mondays, and it has nothing to do with Sir Geldof.. it is because Le Vol Au Vent is closed on Mondays.

To be honest if this restaurant were in france it would be a 4 star.. but also a Bib Gourmand for excellent value! But for the limited French offerings in the Vancouver area this restaurant is really a five star place.

I have eaten at all the top rated french restaurants in the Vancouver area and as long as you go in with the idea that this is a very quaint, personable, and small bistro you will not be disappointed. If you are looking for a $million dollar wine list with Chateau Petrus available by the glass.. and service with attitude... this is not your restaurant. This has the feel of a nice countryside bistro in a small town in the loire valley.

The owner is the cook and his wife is the server. It is a two person show. So things can take some time here.. but it is worth it! They are both very pleasant and will take the time to get to know you and discuss life.

I have had the Duck and the lamb and both have been done to perfection... and surprisingly large portions. The sauces that are created are not typical bistro fare however and give the impression that this chef was a saucier in france before opening this restaurant. His sauces are superb!

Again... attitude is everything... and if you go in with lots of time, an open mind and an empty stomach you will be blown away by this little gem. If Gordon Ramsey were to redo this place the effort would be spent on expanding the wine list and freshening up the ambiance... but then it just may loose the intimate charm that has been created here. The one thing that he wouldn't change is the menu as it is about as perfect as it gets without cashing in Air France frequent flyer points.

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Washington Avenue Grill15782 Marine Drive, #5, White Rock
Good Casual Dining
By foodcritic81 of Vancouver (15 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 3:11pm [Dine in]

I love going to this place when I am in the area. The food is always good here with their great tasting seafood and pasta dished. And to top it all off, the servers are great with their friendly and outgoing attitudes. The only bad thing about this restaurant is the lack of free parking. Even so, I would choose going to this place over Milestones and Cactus Club any day.

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Taka's Take-Out Sushi15214 Pacific Avenue, White Rock
Good Authentic Sushi
By foodcritic81 of Vancouver (15 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 3:02pm [Take-out]

It's hard to find a sushi place that's really owned by Japanese people, but come here, and you will find one. The prices are a little high but well worth it. When ever we're in the area and feel like sushi, we always stop by and order some. The rolls are always tasty and fresh here.

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Dairy Queen2071 152 St, White Rock
Good Ice Cream...
By persianpanther of white rock (16 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 12:49am [Dine in]

Dairy Queen is close to my house and it is a nice place to satisfy a sweet tooth or even their hot food or both. Food: Chicken strips are hot, plump and is real chicken breast. Very tasty with gravy or BBQ sauce. Blizzards are always well prepared and delicious. Value: Piss poor. 5.50 for a large blizzard is exorbitant. Hot food costs similar to Wendy's. Can't go often. Service: Pretty piss poor honestly. Food always takes forever even when it is as empty as an abandoned house. Ambience: Very plain with plain tables everywhere. Good to come here for dessert but only if Marble Slab ain't nearby I tells ya.

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Pita Pit, The15785 Croydon Drive, White Rock
Family Day Out
By immortal of Surrey , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 11:44pm [Dine in]

Had an awesome day out with family. The staff at Pita pit are very friendly and caring and have a lot of patience. Good Customer Service. Food is prepared in a clean surrounding and tastes awesome. Smoothies are a real refreshers. We enjoyed the meal and are definitely going back. Fresh Thinking , Healthy Eating

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Cosmos Greek Restaurant14871 Marine Drive, White Rock
Praise for Cosmo's
By ilovefoodsomuch of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 4:22pm [Dine in]

I actually adored this restaurant, We walked in and we were literally seated right away, the hostess was so gracious and welcoming I felt right at home. We sat down and looked over the menu and then the server came over and took our drinks menu. We got to seat right by the fire place and it was extremely cozy and warm. Our drinks came in no time at all. After we had decided what we wanted we ordered the calamari. I have eaten a lot of kalamari in my life, and this was by far the best. It was so fresh and the crispy outside was a dream. After finishing the kalamari and wanting more. We made up our minds about what we were going to eat for our main entree's. My friend decided to get the classic chicken souvlaki, and I decided to go with the kileftiko which is the roast lamb shoulder.

We waited for 15 minutes and then the food came out ready to eat. By far the best greek entree I have ever eaten. It was cooked to perfection exactly the way I wanted it to be cooked. And the portion size was massive, I literally couldn't eat all of it, there was just way too much food. All in all I loved this restaurant
great food, great service, just an amazing time. I would defintily go back any time, I'd even bring my family back too. This restaurant definitely made an impression on me.

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Five Corners Cafe1173 Johnston Rd, White Rock
Good stuff
By yum2 of White Rcok BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 8:52pm [Dine in]

Good eats. The breakfast is nice and their burgers and beef dips are good gut filling food. Diner atmosphere is good for the Sun morning hangover cure. The place could use a good steam cleaning but it is not overly disturbing. They only take cash so make sure to hit the ATM before dining. Our family will keep coming to this diner

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Uli's Restaurant15025 Marine Drive, White Rock
Big Disappointment
By yum2 of White Rcok BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 8:47pm [Dine in]

Continuing our quest for the best burger in the lower mainland my better half and I went down to Uli’s to sample their offerings. Our expectations were high as we had read an excellent review and always drive past their full restaurant. We decided to sit inside as it was a little brisk and the first thing I noticed when we sat down was that my arm stuck to the table. Our waitress was friendly and quickly supplied us with a smile, menus and a glass of water. After peeling my arm off the table we both looked around and noticed the general lack of cleaning FOH. A bit concerned we took a peek in the kitchen and were pleasantly surprised that the kitchen was very well maintained. Food: We both ordered the burger (that’s what we came for), we were not offered an option for fries or salad. I decided to pay the extra 3 dollars for the home cure bacon. The food was delivered in a timely manner and looked good. Upon inspection I realized that my burger was sans bacon. I nibbled on the frites while waiting for the bacon to arrive. I looked up and my bh face was not looking impressed, her first bite of the burger was unimpressive. When I had my first bite I had to agree. The much hyped air dried sirloin was flavorless with a fat content that was too low. The bacon was under cooked and flavorless. The Chala bun was over sweet and the smoked cheddar was the same you can buy at any grocery store. The only saving grace was the onions, mayo, and frites. Before leaving my better half went to the washroom and was not impressed, it was unisex and unclean. Working in high end restaurants for 20 years we are very forgiving with small problems with food and service. This was the poorest dining experience we have had in White Rock and we will not be returning.

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Dock's Fish & Chips15061 Marine Drive, White Rock
Not Worth It
By nicweir76 of port moody (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 11:25pm [Take-out]

We ordered the halibut and chips and the cod and chips. The fish seemed to have been frozen and the chips were McCain SuperFries - we saw her pour them into the fryer right from the McCain bag! Their menu claims "English Style Fish 'n Chips"...far from it!

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Cosmos Greek Restaurant14871 Marine Drive, White Rock
Meh.
By charchar of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 9:22pm [Dine in]

Decided to have dinner here with my friend from out of town during the summer. We arrived at the doorway and stood there for about 3 minutes waiting for someone to acknowledge we were there. A couple of servers or hostess saw us standing there but nobody came over... so another minute or two of that and we walked a few feet closer to the counter. Still no one said anything to us. Finally my friend stopped a waitress and asked if we could be seated. The waitress said "Oh sorry! Didn't know you were going to eat here." We were like.. okay.. ahaha..I mean.. come on, we were awkwardly standing there for about 5-6 minutes with you guys walking by us and nobody stopped to think Hmmm, I wonder why those two girls are standing there, maybe I should ask them??
I let that go, and we happily sat down at a table outside on the patio, since it was a warm night and the sunset was too beautiful to resist! We put in our drink order, and a few minutes later ordered our entrees. I noticed that the patrons near our table looked really bored and it seemed like they've been waiting a while for their food. The man certainly didn't look too impressed, so I'm guessing that the service was slow that night.

Food: Our food came about half an hour after our drinks. (Sucks for the other customers, because their food came probably 10 minutes after ours did even though we were seated after them). The only thing I didn't like was the squid. Honestly, I've had better calamari at White Spot. I expected that it would be on an amazing-level since we're actually at a Greek restaurant.. but the batter wasn't crispy at all and it was bland. I'd order from Opa Souvlaki over this, any day. (fast service, and tasty calamari for half the price!)

Service and ambiance: Our yummy drinks, girl's heart-to-heart, and our seating in the open patio and warm summer night made up for the non-existant service. I don't remember the server coming back to check up on us on her own free will. My friend asked to have an extra shot of rum in her drink and the server nodded Yes! Sure! Well.. 10 minutes later no-nothing. Friend had to wave her down again, first attempt failed. Second attempt of waving finally got the server's attention, and only 5 more minutes my friend had to wait to get her alcohol fix. Yay! With that said.. we really did enjoy our time there though. The music was a nice touch, the belly-dancing was pretty entertaining.. and the washrooms were very nicely decorated and clean.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The14935 Marine Drive, White Rock
Appy Hour-Really????
By Frankie of vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 29, 2010 - 11:12pm [Dine in]

Wow is all I can say & not in a good way. After having been impressed by the other locations, my partner & I thought spending an afternoon @ The Boathouse White Rock for their Appy Hour specials would be a sure thing for satisfaction. We were wrong. Our first red flag was not being able to find a clean table inside forcing us to find seats outside on the deck. The "specials" were not so special- much smaller portions then usual & really only memorable due to our disappointment. Food: Yam fries a bit soggy, tiny portion. House salad does not live up to it's $10 price tag-wilted bagged spring mix w/ a few craisons. Chicken wings-greasy. Bucket of Shrimp~really should be called bucket of ice w/ shrimp. Service: Hard to find, lazy & uninterested in our comments. Ambiance: The view is fabulous~but marred by the lax in cleanliness of the interior. Value- 4 tiny appy specials + 2 drinks = bill over $50 leaving us hungry for an early dinner.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The14935 Marine Drive, White Rock
Is this really a Boathouse restaurant?
By Jason Bourque of Commercial Dr. (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 29, 2010 - 11:01pm [Dine in]

3:30 on a weekend and we decided to give it a chance based on our wonderful past experiences at the Boathouse restaurants. Make no mistake, this one is "night and day". Suckered into the "Appy Hour" the first thing we noticed were the tables hadn't been wiped down. Service was slow even though the restaurant only had a few patrons. I ended up arguing with a server over grey moldy spots on my girlfriend's asparagus (in her Spicy Ceasar) after being told it was part of the pickling process. The server replaced the drink but it honestly never should have been argued in the first place. After we finally got our food (it had accidentally gone to another table) the fries were only 3/4 full in the cone. When I questioned the server I was told this was "appy size". Apparently their deals during Appy Hour meant smaller portions. I questioned the server on my small salad and was told this was the half-size portion, even though I didn't order that and didn't see it on the menu.

At least the shrimp bucket was fresh and I enjoyed the horse radish cocktail sauce but it was basically a lone candle in a sea of blackness.

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