Location: 100 Centennial Way, Burnaby, BC V5A 1G9 (On Burnaby Mountain/ SFU)
Phone: (604) 299-1155
Lunch: Monday to Saturday, 11:30 AM – 2 PM
Sunday Brunch, 11AM – 2 PM
Dinner: Monday to Saturday, from 5 PM, Sunday, from 5 PM
(Closed on December 24 & 25)
- Great view of the city (AMBIANCE!!!)
- Fine West Coast Dining
- Limited parking on a sunny day!
- Chef John Garrett
- Newly renovated
Horizons has been around for awhile, but since it’s on a mountain. It’s sometimes forgotten. So when I told my mom that there was a deal happening right now, she nodded with a yes. They are having a $24 off deal for every 2 entrees ordered until the end of May. We went the day before Official Mother’s Day to skip the crowd and also they didn’t offer the deal on Mother’s Day. We arrived around 5pm, yes very early, because apparently I didn’t make an early enough reservation. So all the prime times were taken. That’s ok, we’ll just have an early dinner!
There were quite a few big parties that night. Good thing we arrived early!
We shared two appetizers. The first being the Fanny Bay oysters. The oysters are slow grilled on Alderwood barbeque with smoked eggplant aioli, parma prosciutto and a cheese basket. The cheese basket was just so good! It’s deep fried cheese and we basically pealed it until it was no more.
This was on the chef’s feature menu, mussels with a cream broth in BC forest mushrooms, and pea greens. The mussels were decent sized and the broth was not bad, it could have been a little lighter. But dipping it with bread was just the perfect match!
This was another on the Chef’s feature menu. The sockeye salmon grilled on Alderwood with fire grilled scallops, brown butter vinaigrette, and 7 grain pilaf. This was like the ultimate healthy dish! I’ve never had a connection for grilled salmon, but this one wasn’t bad. It wasn’t something to die for, but it definitely was juicy and not over-grilled (dry). The scallops were fresh and sweet. I’m not a major fan of grain, so not going to comment on the pilaf. I actually gave most of it to my dad. Healthy is definitely top of his list.
My brother had the steak and prawns (also on the chef’s feature). It’s an 8oz chargrilled Canadian beef and spot prawns demi with steamed nugget potatoes. If you knew my brother, he’s one of those that could eat the rarest of all steak. And this was far too cooked for him. Perfect for me though! 🙂
My mom had the Pekin Duck Breast, marinated with sherry, soy & brown sugar, served with a star anise poached apple, caramelized yams, and Chinese 5 spice sauce. She really liked it! The duck was done really well and the sauce was the perfect match with the duck breast meat.
My dad had the BBQ spiced rubbed organic chicken. It was a little dry for a rubbed chicken. This is a free run, all natural grain fed chicken breast, with house made BBQ glaze, on roast corn tomato salsa, and on the side is Yukon gold mashed potatoes. This dish was mediocre, chicken a little dry, mashed potatoes tasted not the best. Just a tad disappointing because I had a similar chicken dish for lunch another time and it was fabulous.
The view from our table was pretty amazing! We had a great view, except the sun was shining in so bright that we had to drop down the blinds.
The bill came to under $110 for 4 before tips. Overall, the ambiance was the key here (on a good day). The price wasn’t too bad with the discount we’ve had. But definitely a $$$$ restaurant, if without the coupon. The food was average, there were hits and misses. But on the whole, pretty good. The service was attentive, but I didn’t feel very warm service. You know how you just click with some service, which they make your day. Well, I didn’t get that type of service.