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steve_avsPort CoquitlamSince November 11, 20075 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service4 (3.8)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance3 (3)


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Firehall Bistro, The19237 122A Avenue, #104, Pitt Meadows
What a satisfying surpise
Submitted Saturday, April 11, 2009 - 11:11pm [Dine in]

My wife and I have struggled to find a real high quality restaurant in the area. While I'd hardly say we have expensive tastes we do appreciate good quality, well prepared food and service that is not stuffy. FireHall Bistro did not disappoint in the slightest. This cozy little place tucked away in Pitt Meadows (yes, Pitt Meadows) is fantastic!

Gordon, our server, and co-owner went through every single menu on the item and explained them in delicious detail. Not too many places will do that for you. Many of the items are locally sourced (in season) and the ambiance is simple but classy at the same time.

My wife ordered the aged Alberta Ribeye and I had the Halibut, after we had shared the Calamari starter. Both the steak and fish were prepared perfectly and the presentation was excellent, as well as the carefully prepared sides.

Having heard about the desserts we had to sample them as well and they did not disappoint. Initially they looked very small but the tastes and textures made up for it and we left satisfied...

The overall bill - $70 before tip for shared appie, mains for two, two desserts and one glass of wine. Not bad at all, and well worth a decent tip as well. I also think it was very reasonable relative to what you would have paid for a comparable meal in Vancouver proper, or even Coquitlam or Port Moody for that matter.

We highly recommend this place and we will be back enthusiastically when the occasion arises.

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Pallas Athena1250 Dominion Ave, #101, Port Coquitlam
Hidden Gem, lamb to die for
Submitted Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 8:40pm [Dine in]

Even though we live in Poco it was our first time visiting this great family run restaurant, it's a bit off the main track. What a great experience it was! As others have mentioned the food is excellent. The lamb was the best I have tasted in years. Kalamari and Pita also very, very good.

Our server was definitely on the ball, very friendly and animated, and was passionate about explaining how the food is prepared.

Next time we'll try save room for dessert....

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Matteo's Gelato2615 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
Heres a reason to visit Poco
Submitted Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:40pm [Dine in]

OK, I already live here, but overall Port Coquitlam is a bit of a wasteland for good restaurants. Matteo`s is one of only a few exceptions.

As soon as you look at their selection you mouth starts watering. Sample all you want, its encouraged and there is sure to be a flavour to suit your particular craving or mood. Enjoy a decent latte and a gelato in a cup or cone. The staff are great, friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed and fun.

I really hope this place can stay in business long enough to take advantage of the downtown housing boom Poco is currently experiencing. From the looks of the happy patrons, the chances are very good.

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Little Thailand2335 St. Johns Street, #1-2, Port Moody
Worth a shot, but they`ve got some work to do
Submitted Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:30pm [Dine in]

After reading a couple of reviews we decided to try this little place for dinner. I guess we have high expectations having consumed some excellent Thai food in Thailand, Hong Kong and elsewhere.

The decor is very minimal with travel posters being the main attraction. Table cloths needed a wash and the meal came on small Corel plates with white paper napkins. I understand the need to keep costs low in a family run place but with a bit of imagination they could do better.

We ordered pretty typical stuff - a curry dish, Pad Thai and Chicken Satay. Would have enjoyed a Singha or two but no liquor license here (yet). The food was pretty average. Home cooked yes, but lacking many of the exquisite flavours that makes Thai food so special and unique. Where is the Basil, the lemon grass, etc? The chicken satay ($6.95) was juicy and tender but small portions. Overall the meal lacked kick even though we ordered medium spicy, upon the recommendation of the server.

Perhaps to the first time Thai diner this place might be OK but if you've experienced great Thai food you'll find this a letdown I'm afraid.

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Chada Thai Fine Cuisine2991 Lougheed Hwy, #107, Coquitlam
Some like it hot
Submitted Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:17pm [Dine in]

Went there for lunch as a way to sample their menu for possible dinner later. As many have said, restaurant is on the small side and as a result tables are tight. Decor is very tasteful with authentic artwork and Thai headdresses everywhere (thats where the Chada comes from).

My wife and I have had some amazing Thai food in Asia and elsewhere and this was definitely on par. When ordering they ask how spicey you like. After replying spicy we were warned so we scaled it back to medium. Good thing, as the medium was plenty, plenty spicey (as authentic Thai should be) and copious amounts of ice water were required.

We liked the fact that the lunch menu comes with rice, salad, etc which makes ordering easy and reasonable value. Browsed the dinner menu as well and it definitely looked in a different pricing category altogether and perhaps a bit high end for this part of town. Anyway, if we wanted to impress some out of town guests this would be a great choice.

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