LA Grill

Hey Everyone,

So I’ve heard about this restaurant from a couple people before but never got around to checking it out until recently when I was in the area with my colleagues. We were here for lunch so this will be a review on their lunch menu.

Have a look at their menus here:

Very good price on draft beers, especially on my new favourite, 1516 Bavarian Lager for only $3.95!!!

Specials!

Here’s the inside of the restaurant:

They got a couple TVs here, although not large ones, to watch sports on.

Although the beer was cheap for my new favourite beer, I opted not to drink for lunch today, and had a Ginger Ale $1.50 instead.

Caesars were on special today for $3.95, so my colleague ordered one.

My other colleague had a Fuzzy Navel $4.50, which was peach schnapps and orange juice, although she requested to have very little alcohol in her drink, so I’m guessing this was almost all orange juice!

I saw that they had lunch specials for $5.95 if you order a drink with it, and since I heard this place was good for their cheap lunches, I had to try one of them. I went with the Chicken Wrap $5.95.

This dish comes with caesar salad and rice. Visually, the dish overall does not look like much as the wrap is quite skinny, albeit long, but then again for $5.95 I’m not expecting this to be a spectacular dish. The inside cut of the wrap looks to be nice mixture of chicken, tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese. The taste of the wrap is actually pretty decent, and was good enough to satisfy immediate hunger. It wasn’t the most filling of meals but did its job none the less.The caesar salad was not bad either; decent amount and typical caesar salad flavour. The rice was the thicker type of rice, reminiscent of the rice I had in elementary school for the Hot Lunch program. There wasn’t much flavour to the rice and there really isn’t a very flavourful component to this dish to require the use of rice, so it was a bit difficult to eat that by itself. There was no sauce available on the dish to mix with this either, which made it confusing as to why they would include rice in this dish. The wrap is fine on its own, and so is the salad, so this rice was really out of place.

My colleague had the House Special, which was Steak & Prawns $12.95.

For $12.95, getting steak and prawns sounded like a heck of a deal! This was a 6 oz New York Steak with tiger prawns, served with rice, potatoes, green salad, and garlic toast. For a dish that costs a bit over double the cost of my dish, there was definitely a lot more food on this dish than mine, exactly double the types of items actually. My colleague said the steak was pretty decent for the price, however the so called tiger prawns were very small. I had one of his garlic toasts (because he knows I love bread) and it was a decent garlic bread. I enjoyed it nonetheless!

My other colleague had the Fettuccini Alfredo with garlic toast $5.95, a lunch special.

The service here was good and prompt. The restaurant isn’t very big, so there’s always someone around to help when needed. We were greeted immediately when we entered the restaurant and overall the service was just what you’d expect from a restaurant. 

Overall, this restaurant had very good value. The food was decent and inexpensive, and service was good with no complaints. Drinks are surprisingly cheap here, which makes this a great place to come hang out with friends and have a few drinks with some food. I would definitely want to come back here to try out the rest of their menu and have a few beers while I’m at it. I’ll definitely bring Jess here to try it out as well!

Food:
3/5

Service:
3.5/5

Price:
$-$$

Overall:
3.25/5

Thanks for reading everyone, munch on!
– Phil

LA Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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2 thoughts on “LA Grill

  1. I haven't been to LA Grill yet, I might just have to give it a try in the near future.
    I noticed that their menu and prices appear to be very similar to what is offered at X-Site Grill & Bistro (2270 E Hastings St). I wonder if they are associated with each other? Both restaurants seem to have the same focus – great value and low prices.
    If you decide to review X-Site some time, it would be interesting to hear your thoughts as to how the two restaurants compare.
    P.S. I think X-Site has cheap 1516 Bavarian as well 😉

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  2. Hey Steve,

    Thanks for the tip and suggestion for X-Site! You've peaked my interest with the possible cheap 1516 Bavarian (and a new restaurant to review =p) so we're definitely adding that to the list of places to check out!

    Cheers!

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