I was looking for a nice, romantic place to take my wife for Valentine's Day dinner. I hadn't heard of Mahle House but other reviews said it was excellent. So I took a chance after reading their special menu for Valentine's Day.
We arrived for an 8pm reservation even though the place seemed very busy, we were immediately taken to a quiet, cosy upstairs area. The service was very friendly and professional. I ordered the steak, medium rare & I have to be honest and say it was one of the very best steaks I have ever had prepared for me. Melt in your mouth perfection. It's sometime hard to find a chef who knows how to cook medium rare. My hats off to the chef - perfection.
My wife ordered the roasted halibut and was equally impressed at how great it tasted.
The scallops, which I'm not normally a fan of, sure changed that. They were superb. Amazing salad as well. The shared desert sampler topped off the dinner perfectly.
A nice selection of single malts as well (I always like when I see The Macallan on the list).
And the price was more than reasonable - $55 per person for a 5 course dinner that would easily cost near double that amount if located in larger metropolis.
A truly wonderful dinner and atmosphere. I highly recommend the Mahle House in Cedar for anyone in the mid-Vancouver Island area who wants to experience excellent high end cuisine at reasonable prices.
My wife & I had such a great night out & we have both since recommended the Mahle House to numerous friends.
We will definitely return. All around great restaurant. 5 out of 5 for sure.
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