Neighbour’s Restaurant

Not to be confused with “Best Neighbour’s Restaurant” on Oak Street. This one is located on Victoria just off 49th. We came here to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The food and atmosphere is similar to Gigi’s (on Broadway) – much like home cooking serving pasta and meats.

I ordered the Classic Special which is a 6oz New York Steak served with garlic butter mushrooms, spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic toast and a side salad for $13.95. Pretty good deal!

The salad is your normal fare, with sliced tomatoes and celery. A good portion, I’m glad it wasn’t any bigger because my meal itself was fairly big.

Here’s my dish. A generous portion of spaghetti, big fluffy garlic toast and a steak buried underneath the mushrooms. I found the mushrooms a bit sour, it tasted a bit like they put a little balsamic vinegar in the seasoning. The spaghetti sauce was sweet and had a little bit of meat in it as well, a large portion. I wasn’t too impressed with the New York Steak, I ordered it medium, but it was very hard and chewy, it had a bit of a freezer burnt taste to it (or that ‘old’ taste meats seem to get after being out for too long). It was a long steak but had very little flavour to it.

Brian had the BBQ Chicken and Spaghetti ($16.95), he too agreed that the chicken was dry and had a freezer burnt taste to it as well.

The birthday boy had Cajun Chicken ($16.95), which is also served with spaghetti.

And another friend ordered Baked Lasagna ($13.95).

Our server brought out a slice of cake for the birthday boy at the end of our meal, Happy Birthday Will!

Food:
While the portion was big, it lacked in flavour. Most places like this (including Gigi’s) are not really known for “great taste” but more for great value.

Ambiance:
It has a homely, Italian feel to it, with dark greens and white walls.

Value:
Definitely a restaurant to go to for value if you’re looking for a big meal under $15.

Service:
Our server was friendly, attentive and quipped at some of the guys in our party (because sometimes they can be a little difficult! ;) ).

OVERALL:

You can check out their website and menu here.

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Inspired by her fatherโ€™s cooking savvy and impeccable taste and her love of trying out new places, Dee decided to pursue her love of food. Although she much prefers eating at a local restaurant, she has also taken up cooking as a novice who has lots to learn and many recipes to try. Join her quest to rise from cooking mediocrity and fine tune her palate at different restaurants!