Since our wallets were not very pleased with us after buying our Feist tickets, I took Kem to Eh! Restaurant since I had a group buy coupon for $20 worth of food. Besides that, they have Friday Steak Nights, where steak is only $10.95!
The restaurant is actually supposed to be apart of , which is located on Alberni Street, right next to Coast. It's pretty unnoticeable if you don't look out for it.
The interior was actually surprisingly nice and kind of felt like a pub. I wish this restaurant were at SFU instead.
Kemily ordered the steak and prawns ($10.95) -- two beef tenderloin medallions with garlic prawns served on roasted potatoes, grilled tomatoes and seasonal veggies. The prawns were alright, but to me they were very insignificant. They didn't have much flavour to them but they weren't terrible either. Ironically, she went to Black + Blue, which was pretty much next door, earlier that week. But looking at this presentation, we were really impressed. It was well-presented and practically amazing compared to the other cheap steak places I’ve been to.
My peppercorn steak ($10.95) was pretty similar and also had two medallions, but instead of prawns, it came with peppercorn sauce. The sauce was not bad and I preferred it over the prawns. Compared to Kingspark’s cheapo steak (I'm trying to provide an example that I’ve posted on), this was the clear winner. This one was juicier, probably because it was much thicker as well. Still, it’s not the best steak in the world, but pretty darn good for $11. The only disappointment I had was that the first medallion was a little bit overcooked for me (kind of medium rather than med-rare), but the second one (above) was just right (even though it sat longer).
Besides for the steak, the roasted potatoes were also really good and the skins were crisp. The tomatoes actually looked good and I tried to eat half, but I hate raw-ish tomatoes by themselves so I gave up.
Although the steak is not the best in the world, for $11, it’s a really good deal, especially in downtown (yeah, it’s a “cafeteria” but whatever). Compared to other cheap steaks I’ve tried, this one is really good. (I haven’t ever had the chance to try Brave Bull House of Steaks unfortunately -- I believe Kevin said it's closed now.)
I’ll definitely have to try the movie and dinner meal someday since that’s basically like free food! You know where to find me on Tuesdays next semester. And on Friday mornings, they offer steak and eggs for 6.95! I have class Friday afternoon next semester too, so... yes.
2/F 1050 Alberni St
And no, this is still a food blog, but I saw Feist that night and she was amazing. Let me relive the past, okay?