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Pitt Meadows Restaurant Reviews
Firehall Bistro, The19237 122A Avenue, #104, Pitt Meadows
Best restaurant in Tri-Cities
By redbarn of Victoria BC (12 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 4:39pm [Dine in]

So nice to have such a lovely, independent restaurant in the Tri-City area. Such a treat compared to the usual chain restaurants in this area. No longer have to drive to Vancouver for a nice meal. Only suggestions... build a website and change the signage outside. Food is delicious, the owner/host is really personable and attentive, and the decor is warm and inviting.

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Firehall Bistro, The19237 122A Avenue, #104, Pitt Meadows
Not a huge meat eater but DAMN!
By lotusmud81 of North Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 11, 2008 - 1:35am [Dine in]

First off my aunt dragged me to this restaurant against my will and I thank her!

FOOD: I am not a huge meat eater and was a bit put off at the lack of any vegetarian items on the menu but after reading the descriptions I was drooling. The food was in limited suppy as a couple of the menu items were sold out. I had wanted to try the roast chicken breast but it was sold out (next time) instead I settled on the gruyere tart to start and the ground porc shoulder with mild peppers and homeade linguini noodles. The noodles were melt in your mouth tender. The sauce was spicy and meaty. There were a few hard chunks of fat in the meat but I gladly picked around it while I dug around for the delicious pasta.
SERVICE: There was one waitress and she was amazing. I had barely put my water glass down empty when she was right next to me filling it up.
VALUE: Initially I thought 'wow expensive' but after I tasted the food it was definately priced accurately though higher than most in PITT/RIDGE area.
AMBIANCE: Clean, modern and stylish. A bit difficult to talk because I hesitated to have serious descussions with people so close to me and sound travelled so easily.

A nice little restaurant with an amazing staff. Tip well!

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Firehall Bistro, The19237 122A Avenue, #104, Pitt Meadows
The Firehall Bistro
By boogiebug of Pitt Meadows (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 7:57pm [Dine in]

We attended the Bistro on Sunday, August 31st to celebrate a birthday. What a wonderful experience. The atmosphere was most condusive to a relaxing evening. The servers were friendly and ready to oblige. From the first bite of the complimentary appetizers the chef prepared to our last sip of wine was an absolute delight. My husband loves crab cocktail and he was not disappointed in his selection. The Gem salad was truly a gem. The best greens I have tasted in a very long time. Our entrees were the pork and salmon. Ample servings and so very very tasty. We've dined in many high end restaurants and paid a fortune for just so so meals. What a pleasant surprise to experience a fabulous dinner at realistic prices. We'll definitely go back and bring company along.

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Firehall Bistro, The19237 122A Avenue, #104, Pitt Meadows
A Great Discovery
By trapri of Anmore (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 1:30pm [Dine in]

Our group of 4 visited this Bistro last night for the first time after I found it through this website. I didn't tell the other 3 anything about it. After some difficulty in finding the location (signage reflects the previous restaurant), we settled in for our experience. And a great night it was......what a terrific find! It's a small, intimate restaurant with a comfortable ambiance and a small but very friendly staff. Chef Stephen has put together a flavourful menu that combines very effective and non-standard taste sensations. While smaller than most restaurant menus, (one page of Starters, one page of Entrees) it is understandable as he's the sole operator in the kitchen. What a talent! Our starters included the King Crab salad, Lobster Bisque, Carmelized Onion and Gruyere Cheese tart and the Gem Salad. Entrees were the Veal, Salmon, and Pork Belly. Absolutely no room for dessert! There was something for everyone and all agreed that the meals were amazing in terms of quality and just enough in terms of quantity. And the price? The most reasonable meal we've had in years. There are no entrees over $20. Yes, the winelist is small, but we appreciated that there were some lesser known wineries represented as well. The staff were very professional and let us take our time savouring our meal. While we didn't have dessert, we saw some being served and they were absolute works of art. Presentations we've never seen before. We eat out frequently. The Firehall Bistro is at the top of our list, and closer to home than venturing to Vancouver.

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Kabuki Sushi12522 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
Don't know why...
By pickpen of West End, Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 6:17pm [Dine in]

My friends like to go here. They live in Pitt Meadows and I guess options are limited. I don't like mayo, but love me a spicy tuna roll. I was disappointed to see it arrive to the table absolutely drenched in spicy mayo. If that's your thing, then you'll like it. I don't know, the service is mediocre, the food is a bit over-priced and the food is nothing to write home about. Not too excited either way.

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Firehall Bistro, The19237 122A Avenue, #104, Pitt Meadows
Second time, even more amazing!
By rickosborne of Maple Ridge (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, August 29, 2008 - 11:17pm [Dine in]

My wife and I ate at this restaurant about a month ago. They hadn't been open long but they still impressed us. Tonight was a special family birthday and I suggested this place. Everyone agreed and we made reservations. I had some minor doubts because although the service was solid the first time we were there, I thought at the time that they could probably use some more help - now we were showing up with a party of eight. I was happy to find out that my doubts were unfounded. The service was friendly, prompt and very efficient! What really amazed my wife and I (again) and our six other guests was the food. Everyone said it was one of the best meals that they had ever had. My wife and I made reservations again on the way out the door, we've never done that before. Everyone with us said that they'd be coming back again and again.

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Boston Pizza19800 Lougheed Hwy, #510, Pitt Meadows
Boston Pizza
By troyshan of richmond (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 9:28pm [Dine in]

Boston pizza is a great place for Sunday Brunch as we had found out by chance. The buffet style brunch has a great variety of foods and healthy choices.Staff is young but courteous and attentive enough. Food is quite good. Have not tried for a dinner, but will give it a chance if it compares to quality of their brunch.
If you go, don't forget to bring your husband! why? you will know, try it

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Firehall Bistro, The19237 122A Avenue, #104, Pitt Meadows
Looking forward to next time!
By Kalbany of Pitt Meadows (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 4:27pm [Dine in]

My husband and I were looking for a nice local restaurant for our anniversary. We were very pleased with our experience at the Firehall Bistro. The food - Wow. We started with the special appitizer for that evening the King Crab salad and a regular menu choice the Onion Tart. Both were delicious. I had the Ribeye steak and my husband had the braised Pork Belly for our entrees. Both were very tender and tasty with nice accompaniments and presentation. To finish we had the apple tart and the "Still Life" the latter being a work of art, it was almost too pretty to eat. The service was very good with the pleasent servers checking back frequently to make sure we were enjoying the meals etc.
It would be nice if the Bistro had a full liquor license instead of the beer and wine option, although the selection of wines was fine and reasonable.

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Firehall Bistro, The19237 122A Avenue, #104, Pitt Meadows
Wonderful dining experience
By Leigh08 of pitt meadows (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 3:11pm [Dine in]

I and two friends had the wonderful pleasure of dining at the Firehall Bistro this week. We enjoyed our whole evening and the warm ambiance thoroughly, and can't say enough about how absolutely delicious our dinners were. Two of us had the halibut dinner and it was the tastiest, most tender halibut we have ever had. Our other friend loved her salmon dinner as well. We also very much enjoyed the carmelized onion tart appetizer and the sticky toffee pudding with homemade ice cream. Everything is made fresh on the premises. Our congratulations to the talented and creative chef Stephen and to his helpful, personable and hard-working staff. The Firehall Bistro has every attribute to make it a great success and Pitt Meadows is very fortunate to finally have a reasonably priced restaurant that provides the finest in dining.

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Firehall Bistro, The19237 122A Avenue, #104, Pitt Meadows
Gourmet meals at very reasonable price
By Royce1 of Port Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, August 11, 2008 - 1:07pm [Dine in]

My wife and I along with my mother-in-law went to this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The restaurant is small and cozy; there is a nice fireplace at the back of the dinning room, which added to the ambiance, which I found to be very pleasant.
We were early for our reserved time (I would recommend reservations) but we were welcomed and seated promptly by the friendly owner. The service was outstanding; the owner took the time to ask if we had any questions about the menu, and answered our questions with a sense of pride and humour. The menu had a very good variety and selection and in addition, there was a special for the evening. We were delighted when the owner brought us some aperitif (which were delicious) as we contemplating our order. I started with the Lobster Bisque, which was very good, and then I had the Paella, which I found to be very, very good. My wife had the special, which was a Nova Scotia lobster cooked to perfection, and my mother-in-law had the chicken dish, that she loved. The helpings were just the right size for anyone’s appetite. We finished off with desert, my wife and her mother shared the chocolate dessert, and I had the apple crumble. Both dishes came with some homemade ice cream, which was very good.
The total price for all three of us was very reasonable as all of the main course items were under $20.00 and the cost of the liquor was reasonable. This restaurant provides outstanding value for money spent. The food is equal to or better than some of the fancy restaurants; we have tried in downtown Vancouver. So if you are interested in fine food, at reasonable prices without going into Vancouver then we would recommend this restaurant to you. We plan on going back soon!

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Lunch Doctor12139 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows
Great food
By CReWGEEK of Pitt Meadows (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 9, 2008 - 3:24pm [Dine in]

If you are in the mood for a very satisfying meal then the Lunch Doctor is the place. They are there early in the morning baking the bread for the sandwiches and getting the homemade soups ready to go. Mike has a very friendly staff that will build your sandwich just the way you like it and the soups ( different selections every day) are just great. If your need is a fresh cup of coffee with a fresh baked muffin, this is the place. It is a small shop, but I think thats part of what makes it so frendly.

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Akasaka Japanese Restaurant19175 122A Ave, Pitt Meadows
Very Enjoyable
By CReWGEEK of Pitt Meadows (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 9, 2008 - 3:05pm [Dine in]

A very enjoyable experience. Great food, friendly staff, very nice interior. It is in a heritage home, the interior is relaxing and homey. The service is friendly, helpfull and quick. The best sushi in the area. One of the best places to dine in Pitt Meadows. The menu has plenty to suit every sushi lover.

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Firehall Bistro, The19237 122A Avenue, #104, Pitt Meadows
Excellent meal but atmosphere lacking
By hanmergrant of Pitt Meadows (8 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 10:42pm [Dine in]

We used to eat at this restaurant regularly when it was formerly Seasons Bistro so we thought we'd give the Firehall Bistro a try. We tried several starters, had mains and dessert plus several drinks including a bottle of wine and the bill totalled $130 which we thought was quite good value.

On the negative side, this used to be my favourite restaurant for special occasions. It had an extensive drinks menu and the atmosphere was intimate/romantic with a wonderful host. Although not really fair to compare two separate restaurants, The Firehall Bistro was too brightly lit and has lost the wonderful ambience that was once there. The drinks menu was also disappointing. It also seems strange to me that the awnings and signage are still displaying Seasons Bistro and they could have chosen a less tacky restaurant name.

I will visit this restaurant again but it won't feel as special.

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Firehall Bistro, The19237 122A Avenue, #104, Pitt Meadows
second time not so lucky
By stevie of maple ridge (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 6:34pm [Dine in]

had a wonderful evening with a friend three weeks ago at the firehall bistro. as a treat decided to take my partner on the weekend only to be badly disappointed. food was a treat, service atrocious. had to ask three times for water and when we dared asked to have our candle lit on the table were told there were no matches in the place. i could understand if the place was busy but, there only four other tables.when it came time to place our order for appetizers and wine, were also told (in no uncertain terms) that if we could order our meal at the same time-'it made it easier on the kitchen'. overall the attitude of the serving staff was patronising at best. we had to again request our bill three times and it appeared that we were being avoided. on our way out we saw the chef in the parking lot. i thanked him for the great meal but mentioned the lack of service. his reply was 'perhaps we could go in and help serve the tables'. did not appreciate this comment as this was uncalled for and i felt unproffesional. hope this was just a glitch, unfortunately my partner has told me he won't return with me there.

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Akasaka Japanese Restaurant19175 122A Ave, Pitt Meadows
Great Atmosphere & Food
By blah of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 12:36pm [Dine in]

A variety of fusion combined rolls tasted great and also, I ordered salmon and tuna sashimi. The sashimi was fresh. It was a great experience to have eaten in a neat heritage house. They have private rooms upstairs for small gatherings. Waitresses were friendly and helpful although they were lacking in english. Above all, unlike other restaurants, it seemed very clean and tidy which I liked. They also had a beautiful outdoor patio. Parking was not too bad at all and not to difficult to locate this restaurant. All in all, a great japanese restaurant and I recommend it to those who enjoy and love japanese cuisine.

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Firehall Bistro, The19237 122A Avenue, #104, Pitt Meadows
Great experience in the neighbourhood!
By coquitlam08 of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, July 20, 2008 - 6:54pm [Dine in]

We went there on a friday evening - didnt expect this dinner date to be a great one. Servers were really friendly and sincere. Food was great, quality and presentation match up to the price. Restaurant ambiance and atmosphere was very relaxed and the decoration was great. It's a hidden gem in the small city! It's worth going back to try the desserts - we were too full to have any dessert after our delicious meal!

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Sango Japanese Restaurant19800 Lougheed Hwy, #350, Pitt Meadows
Edible art!
By Flamingo of Maple Ridge (8 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 8:07am [Dine in]

Sango's Sushi is very much like the interior of the restaurant, hip and modern. They have put a great twist on sushi and come up with some with some inventive rolls that are lovingly plated.

Although I enjoyed the food, the service was just so so and the prices seemed much higher than other sushi restaurants. Also, I have a baby and this doesn't really seem like the type of place that I would feel comfortable taking her.

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Pad Thai12540 Harris Road, Unit 102, Pitt Meadows
We had problems with the coupon!
By POLAR_BEAR of Coquitlam (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 28, 2008 - 1:11pm [Dine in]

My wife and I went there 2 years ago and had a nice meal and offered the coupon at the beginning. The service was OK, the lady was certainly not freindly, just a benign smile...I have been to Thailand, the land of the Smiles...and my wife is an attractive freindly Filipino...we tried several times to engage the waitor in some conversation. The place was empty except for us, and all she wanted to do was read her magazine...so we were not over all impressed to leave a tip...

She gave us a bill, and it included a tip on the full amount and taxes on the full amount, minus the amount for the 2-4-1 coupn from the Entertainment Book....we had an arguemnt about the tip not being compulsory.....She tried to rip us off....so we left cash on the table for the right amount and left....good food but lousy servant!

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Jolly Coachman Pub19167 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows
Invest in toilets
By zulu of Port Moody (5 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 11:56am [Dine in]

I am frequently in Pitt Meadows and meet friends for a pint. For the last 2 years the mens washroom has been in a disgusting rstae of disrepair. One of the urinals is actually missing off the wall, and the rest od the washroom is the worste I have ever seen. This is a busy pub with a very busy liquor store attached, so money does not seem to be the problem.

This makes the whole dusiness seem disfunctional !

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Kabuki Sushi12522 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
Average
By saucyenchilada of Burnaby (7 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 24, 2008 - 8:49pm [Dine in]

I've tried this restaurant three times and all three times it was pretty good food, not the best sushi I've ever had, but dependable. All three tims I had one of the lunch boxes (the one with the California roll) and I found the battered vegetables, the roll, and the salad quite good. The dressing on the salad was delicious. The batter was light and the vegetables tender. The teryaki chicken was just okay, the meat was not as high quality as other places I have been. The service can be slow, despite having 2-3 waitresses working during the lunch hour. I have to go up for my bill each time, and wait for a few minutes to pay. Overall, a dependable choice for lunch, but not spectacular.

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