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finnCloverdale, SurreySince October 1, 20073 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (3.8)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3.5 (3.7)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance4 (4)


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Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge1225 Johnston Road, White Rock
All 10 of us had great food and a great time, but I'm coming back with 8 less people next time.
Submitted Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 1:46am [Dine in]

My wife, our company social director, originally tried Pearl on the Rock for our Christmas Diner Party - but they could not accomodate 10 on a friday night in December. The staff at Pearl suggested Onyx, their "sister" restaurant. Good suggestion! Food was excellent! The wine list substantial and well represented in a range of old/new world wines in every price range - easy to read as well (thank you!). The decor is clean, modern, and subdued. This is not a cheap steak house, but you get what you pay for and nobody will leave hungry. I had the lamb, 4 large chops in a thick and tasty reduction, grilled beet salad, sweet potato au gratin, and the trio of creme brule desert. My wife had what she described as "the best prime rib she's ever had." I "shared" her gnocchi in mushrooms and will order that as well next time. I tasted her gorgonzolla "mac n' cheese - nice!

I plan to return after christmas for a booth just for two and try the prime rib. I read the guy's review that said it was better than a drive into Vcr for equal value and style. I have to concur, and without the parking hassel and a 45 minute drive home (are you paying a sitter by the hour too?). You may want to consider supporting fine dining out here in the burbs, otherwise we are limited to the usual suburban fare. That's just my $0.02

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Quiet and Familiar Fine Dining, and that's a good thing!
Submitted Monday, March 17, 2008 - 1:30am [Dine in]

The Bedford House was the first real restaurant I ever went to as an 18 y.old. In 1983 I was invited by my high school girl friend's mother to dinner at the Bedford House. Prior to that, the height of my dining experience was "Dino's Place" -Lougheed Hwy in Haney (if it is still there...)

So... 25 years later I was looking for a quiet place for a annual dinner for joint venturers in a business project. I talked to Bea (manager??) and told her my needs: privacy to discuss our business, but we did not want to be ignored by the servers in some out-of-the-way corner. (Try to find a quiet restaurant in Langley for a party of 11) Most of the party would be over 50 years old and I wanted something with solid familiar food, prepared well, a good wine list, no loud music, etc. In short, big on class, small on attitude

I was more than pleased. My guests were delighted with the food and the staff were excellent. This restaurant has fine dining classics - rack of lamb, chateaubriand, schnitzel, steaks, halibut and salmon. Familiar stuff, sure nothing fusion or avant garde here. In truth, it was likely a similar menu to what I had 25 years ago - and there is nothing wrong with that.

I have enjoyed West, Cru, etc all within the last several months. I loved them all. But what started me on a love of fine dining may well have been that meal at the Bedford House 25 years prior. My overall experience I rated "outstanding" in large measure because the staff took care of the us very well and we all enjoyed a great evening.


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Vault, The5764 176 Street, Surrey
Cloverdale Surprise
Submitted Monday, October 1, 2007 - 11:22am [Dine in]

Perhaps my review will be skewed by my surprise and delight that a Cloverdale restaurant could have solid food, funky decor and live music. Wait, before you click away, the music wasn't loud or intrusive, or worse, horrible. In fact, we stayed another hour after dinner with drinks enjoying the guitar and stand-up bass combo work through jazz/blues versions of Prestley, Orbison, JJ Cale, Clapton etc.
The entres were tasty, well presented, with a good selection of sides, a familiar wine list (I like that), in a warm room with a vaulted ceiling, but surprisingly (again) not too loud for a conversation.
My Business is in Cloverdale and it is nice to find another good restaurant that we can have a company function at. We'll be back.

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