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“specialty intimate dining” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant 62

Restaurant 62
2001 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
604.855.3545
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Ranked #6 of 267 Restaurants in Abbotsford
Price range: $16 - $21
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Abbotsford, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“specialty intimate dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Not for everyone! Not your average restaurant! Small, quiet and Intimate atmosphere. Lovely local ingredients make for local flare! Wonderful start with Burrowing Owl Chardonnay from beautiful Osoyoos. A special treat from the chef, complimentary pork belly -oh so decadent! The chef made the dish that was advertised, (although no longer on the menu) which made what we came for so worth it! (62 needs to keep its outside menu up to date!). People watching was a plus! Will return again for a special occasion! A+

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“OK. Not our favourite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The atmosphere is nice, good for romance or dinner with friends. The service is very good - knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Excellent wine selection and fair prices. The scallops and carpaccio were good appetizer choices. The steak was not a good cut of beef for the entree. The red velvet dessert was terrible. Not many other choices in Abbotsford.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chilliwack, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Up-market food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

The two of us have eaten here twice recently, taking advantage of the special menus for the "Dine Out" season. The set menu during this month offered three starters, three main courses and two desserts. One choice from each for only $30 was extremely good value.
All the dishes we tried were beautifully presented. The complimentary chick pea dip and bread basket is a very tasty surprise to begin the meal.
Wine by the glass is not outrageously priced, either.
My partner tried soup on both occasions and enjoyed them both. My choices of the seafood starter were fine, but the crab cakes lacked flavour. The pork loin was well flavoured and not at all tough, but some people might find the loose texture rather strange. Perhaps it had been poached in a water bath before pan finishing. The accompaniments were tasty and portions quite adequate.
Desserts were disappointing- the spice cake was just ok but the breaded and fried rice pudding was definitely not for me. My partner found it pleasant, though, so he ate mine.
Service is very professional, timely and efficient, even on a busy night.
The booths for 4 are lovely, giving privacy. We both preferred seating in the booth over the main area, where tables are set in a line along both walls.
Couples both sides of us seemed unable to resist checking messages on their mobile phones throughout their meals, which we found
distracting, but the restaurant cannot be held responsible for clients' appalling lack of manners and repect for their dining partner. Booth seating sorts that problem out, so we will request that on future visits.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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British Columbia, Canada
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315 reviews 315 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 88 cities Reviews in 88 cities
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
“Longevity as testament to quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I have seen some excellent restaurants fail in this community and guess that too many people prefer Chinese restaurants, Boston Pizza, etc to fine dining. Restaurant 62, however, has stood the test of time and remains one of the top restaurants in the valley. As the other reviews state it is excellent on every level from service to food to wine to ambience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in the valley.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

By far this is the best dining experience in the valley - we love to show up and enjoy share plates at the side tables across from the kitchen. Great food & wine, along with a nice atmosphere that keeps us in Abby, and not driving across the Port Mann.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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