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“Always Delicious and Always Reliable!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Valley Restaurant

Golden Valley Restaurant
499 Dundas Street West, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 6C4, Canada
6133921414
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Ranked #7 of 62 Restaurants in Trenton
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Golden Valley Restaurant is locally owned and operatedand has been serving the Quinte area since 1977. Our mission hasbeen and continues to be, to provide excellent and affordablefamily dining, in a relaxed and friendly environment.We measure our success in terms of customer satisfaction. Tothis end, we use only the finest quality ingredients to prepare ourmeals and we train our staff to make your dining out an enjoyableexperience
Port Charlotte, Florida
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“Always Delicious and Always Reliable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Very varied menu - sparkling brass and leather décor - and they employ one of the best servers in the area - her name is June - everybody seems to know her! Their prime rib is the best in town.
If you have not been to this well established Trenton restaurant along Highway 2, try it - you will surely enjoy your experience for lunch or for dinner.

Visited July 2013
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frankford
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“Food not as good as it once was”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We ate at the restaurant last night and the food has gone down in quality, but the prices keep getting higher. We started with a garden salad and the only thing in it was lettuce and about 3 small pieces of tomato. The vegetables on the dinner plate are never cooked there. If I want raw veggies I would order them. I used to really enjoy eating here, but lately the quality has gone down. The servers are always pleasant here. They also start out by saying we are featuring, giving you the impression you are getting a special, but as the girl told us last night, (looking very sheepishly) that it isn't a special, it's just a feature.

Visited July 2013
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Durham, Canada
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“Pleasant experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We had a very pleasant dinner at Golden Valley. Our server was wonderful and very attentive. The food was wonderful. This was my first visit to Golden Valley and I will definitely be back again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Frankford, Canada
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“Nice But Bland”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The decor is circa 80's but it's clean and in good condition. Pride of ownership shows. (Nicely polished brass railings and mirrors). We were shown to our table from a distance. The hostess pointed at a table and said "That's your table". But it didn't take long for the waitress to show up and she was excellent and knowledgeable. The bring a couple warm buns....ask for more and they'll bring a couple more.

This place is known for the steaks and roast beef. We didn't order either.....just seemed over-priced. In fact the whole extensive menu is a bit on the high side.....maybe not high by big-city standards, but certainly high by Trenton pricing. It seems to be a place to go for special occasions judging by the birthday candles. And popular with the "grey-haired" crowd.

The real problem is that the menu is as dated as the decor. (Menu is on their website). It's the same things you've seen everywhere....some Italian, some fish, some meat dishes....some of everything. Nowadays the same items are available in any roadhouse or pub. With a large menu like that, it usually requires that the restaurant stock a lot of "frozen" items. Nothing really stands out and gives you that "Wow Factor". Nothing original or sophisticated. But the real flaw is that the food is generally "Bland". A chef really needs to open a spice bottle or two. Bland, bland, bland! But whatever they served was cooked very well. Cooked well but lacking in any taste sensation. Expect to pay about $30-$40 per person with tax and tip plus add cost of appetizers, drinks, wine and dessert and the bill escalates quickly.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
“Dissapointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Although the food was average, the service was very proffesional. I do find the menu very overprised for the community we live in.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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