Surviving in Maple Ridge...
I'll be in YVR this summer for a spell, but will be spending a disproportionate amount of time in the 'Ridge on business. Has anything good to eat sprung up there? Last time, there was a decent pub, and an OK donair place, but that was about it. I've seen some Japanese and Indian places that look interesting but the location seems unlikely. Please help, O Hounds of the Great White North.
1st off my condolences. We live in this little waste land for dining and the short answer if you want any real chow you have to leave town. My only "rec" is the GM Restaurant. The actual resto is............well.............not up to standard but the food is worth it and they do take out. Beyond that welcome to my own personal restaurant hell.
GM Restaurant on Lougheed Hwy near 207th is good if you like Indian food. However I must admit that The Green House on the corner of Dewdney Trunk & 224th is FABULOUS!!. Prices are reasonable, portions quite large & food is high quality. Well worth the visit.
Too late to help the original poster, but maybe it will help someone in the future. Maple Ridge is, indeed, a culinary waste-land. There are a couple of notable exceptions, though:
- Lava Dining & Lounge (under new management, I understand - I hear that it used to be a boring faux-hip suburban steak-house) is really, really good - inventive, imaginative, delicious. High-end, very reasonably priced. Definitely not what we are used to in MR.
- Kingfisher's bar and grill is casual but with quite a nice menu and a nice river-front location. Their seafood soup is good.
- Moving down a notch, the Frogstone Grill is pretty good. Not great, not special, but ok - and in Maple Ridge that's saying something.