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Red Lobster Restaurants 2423 Fairview Street, Burlington, ON L7R2E3
2009/04/21
  • Red Lobster is what it is. A chain restaurant...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Red Lobster is what it is. A chain restaurant that serves decent but rather salty seafood. No complaints really, as you get what you pay for. Food is always good, but lots of people complain that it is poor quality. Go to a fine dining restaurant then if you want superior quality seafood. Would definetely go back. Service very good aswell.

  • Order: Lobster platter special, choose any two combo, margarita, rye
 
Lazy Flamingo 19 Hess St S, Hamilton, ON L8P3M7
2009/04/21
  • Just stopped for a quick app and a drink, on a...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Just stopped for a quick app and a drink, on a beautiful sunny afternoon. I had a pint of 50, and my wife had a rye. We ordered the chefs cajun fries with bruschetta topping. They have excellent fries here even without the topping. Service was good, but it wasn't very busy so hard to guage. May have to try again!

  • Order: 50, rye, fries
 
King's Buffet 200 CENTENNIAL PKWY NORTH, Hamilton, ON L8E4A1
2009/04/03
  • Went on Saturday for dinner, and MAN was it busy...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Went on Saturday for dinner, and MAN was it busy. The food is Just like Mandarin basically. People say the quality isn't the same....?? I would say it is right equal. They did have few more items that mandarin does not have, and was impressed with the service and cheap beer! I live south of Hamilton mountain and probably wouldn't drive all the way there (just go to mandarin if thats the case) but for the people who live down the mountain, this is a great place, and easier to access. Found the bill a little cheaper than Mandarin aswell. AS for the people that complain about things like ie. mashed potatoes being gross....c;mon??? Get over it...you have how much selection...just don't eat that item....if you can't find something from the buffet than you need to re-examine your pre school eating habits.

  • Order: Buffet x2
 
Koi 27 Hess Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P3M7
2009/03/09
  • After reading a few reviews on this place I can...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • After reading a few reviews on this place I can see possibly where the feeling of "pretentious" comes from. However, our experience was quite enjoyable. Our server was attentive, and polite, although seemed like she was trying to rush us a bit. The food was excellent as far as I was concerned. The sushi was fresh, and the coconut shrimp is excellent. I admit I noticed the prices on the menu were steep for certain items like the steak mentioned in the previous review (almost $30 for 12oz), but generally for this type of formal more upscale restaurant the prices are satisfactory and in check. I would definetely go back to Koi, especially in the summer where the patio looks very nice. Even just for some drinks and some apps (the tempura was also very good). No doubt, there may be better sushi houses around but overall to please a varied palette, Koi is quite delicious.

  • Order: Red Curry Snapper, Sashimi, Assorted Rolls, Edamame, Tempura vegetables, coconut shrimp, Chicken/Shrimp curry, Pad Thai, Liquor
 
China Palace Restaurant & Tavern 30 Rymal Road East, Hamilton, ON L9B1T7
2009/01/05
  • As the reviews state, the food here is very good...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • As the reviews state, the food here is very good. Very hot and fresh ingredients. Service is quick, and the people are nice. Small busy little venue, probably 6-8 tables. Did take out for the first time, but will have to try eating in sometime. Overall very well done. Chicken balls are a nice surprise, as they are not the big doughy ones with a tiny piece of chicken in them. Actual chunks of chicken with a thin breading.

  • Order: Beef w/ Broccoli, Cantonese Chow Mein, Chicken Balls, Pork Fried Rice
 
China Palace Restaurant & Tavern 30 Rymal Road East, Hamilton, ON L9B1T7
2009/01/05
  • As the reviews state, the food here is very good...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • As the reviews state, the food here is very good. Very hot and fresh ingredients. Service is quick, and the people are nice. Small busy little venue, probably 6-8 tables. Did take out for the first time, but will have to try eating in sometime. Overall very well done. Chicken balls are a nice surprise, as they are not the big doughy ones with a tiny piece of chicken in them. Actual chunks of chicken with a thin breading.

  • Order: Beef w/ Broccoli, Cantonese Chow Mein, Chicken Balls, Pork Fried Rice
 
La Costa Restaurant 421 Brant Street, Burlington, ON L7R2G3
2008/12/17
  • Went for a christmas party, so had the set group...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • Went for a christmas party, so had the set group menu. Very little selection, but the food was decent. I am sure it was "mass" prepared, as the food was kind of luke warm, and had a scoop of the sloppy sides (veg). Only other complaint is that the cheese was missing from the salad. Overall adequate, (had better elsewhere) and I am sure the real menu is better, so I can't totally base my opinion on this experience. May go back, but do know of other comparable priced restaurants that serve better stuff.

  • Order: Veal chop/mashed, pear salad, cheescake, caeser
 
Mandarin Restaurant 1508 Upper James Street, Hamilton, ON L9B1K3
2008/11/24
  • Mandarin is always good for beffet style...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Mandarin is always good for beffet style restaurant. It is probably the priciest of all buffet places, however the quality and variety outdoes the other places. VERY busy, not to mention the rude overweight filthy customers that show up unfortunately (low brow jogging pants trash) that push there way through everyone as if the food is going to stop. TWO older couples dined and dashed in the time that we were there!!! Absolutely appalling!!!

  • Order: Buffet X 2
 
East Side Marios 1389 Upper James Street, Hamilton, ON L9B1K2
2008/11/14
  • Food was decent, no complaints...nothing special...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Food was decent, no complaints...nothing special, but not bad average right down the middle. Decent draft special 3.50/16oz on Thursdays

  • Order: Angelhair Primavera, Whole wheat alfredo beer, rye