Waterfront Restaurant, Gibsons BC
A visit to our table by owner/operator Art Jones
was the highlight of our pre-theatre (Ten Lost Years) dinner at the Waterfront on the first chilly Thursday in November.
We were a party of 6, jovial when we arrived, fully content when we left. Two diners partook of the BC salmon and salad fare, three preferred comfort food platters of liver and onions, fish and chips, and Salisbury steak, and the sixth selected a nicely plated halibut.
Personally, I was pleased to see a much-improved menu that showed a little creativity, especially compared to other restaurant fare of heated-up frozen bits like those out of an M&M box. Though not exactly chef's delights, the price point was right and the properly-prepared veggies and entrees offered a cross between tasty home cooking and light coastal seafood. My liver was so good, I wanted more, especially with the smooth gravy and mashed potatoes served at a perfect temperature - a nice surprise. A brief discussion of all the coast fish and chips led us to believe that Waterfront can do it as well as anywhere else and did not lose any points for its batter or fries. A few spoonfulls of rice would have rounded out the salmon and salad flavour and looks.
Portion size was bang-on, enough that we could have left satisfied, but dessert and time was available so two warmed apple pie a la mode and two cheesecake with strawberries AND chocolate sauce made a nice finish.