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“Good food, average service, BEAUTIFUL mountain view”

Horizons Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 601 Restaurants in Burnaby
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Burnaby Mountain Parkway
Vancouver, Canada
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131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good food, average service, BEAUTIFUL mountain view”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

My wife and I visited Horizons several years ago on her birthday; the meal did not leave much of an impression back then. We came upon a Groupon opportunity to have two three-course-meals for the price of one, and jumped on the offer.

Getting There: We came up on a night when snow began to fall. For those unfamiliar with the area, this is something to watch - the Burnaby mountains can provide some very tricky driving conditions for those not familiar with snow navigation. The restaurant, to my knowledge, can also close during times when the road condition becomes dangerous (and that could happen several times during the winter). So, beware.

Food: The staff at the restaurant knew who we were, and gave us a special Groupon menu. The food arrived very quickly, much more quickly, in fact, than expected. The salmon my wife ordered was great; and the short ribs I ordered were good as well, be that somewhat small in portion. Appetizers and desserts were both above average.

Service: Service was pleasant and polite, but we had to wait for quite a while each time we wanted someone for assistance. I notice similar service from our neighbouring tables as well, so I assume the slower service has nothing to do with us eating an discounted meal.

Atmosphere: The restaurant is very vibrant, almost a tad noisy, for a western restaurant. Many patrons were chatting and laughing loudly as they have their Christmas celebration dinner, or similar parties... Because of the openness of the restaurant's layout, the voices, laughs, and noises travel quite well throughout. I personally do not mind that at all, but for some who prefer a quieter place, or a more romantic setting, the noise may be a bit of a problem.

View: For those who enjoy a night mountain view, Horizons is GREAT. Looking down from Burnaby Mountain to the city of Vancouver and the ever-increasing amounts of lights is quite a scene.

Conclusion: We left the restaurant filled and happy. Knowing the price of the regular menu here, however, we probably will not be coming back to visit until the next Groupon opportunity.

  • Visited December 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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261 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great view, great steak!”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Up in Burnaby Mountain with a great view of Vancouver city and Deep Cove. This restaurant was burned down a couple of years ago. It's now rebuilt. Wonderful atmosphere and food!

Visited June 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good, but not Fantastic or Memorable”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Situated on Burnaby Mountain, the view from this restaurant is really wonderful. Definitely a nice place for a date. The food was good, but not particularly memorable. The table was really small. I wouldn't be dying to come back here again, but it was a solid dining experience.

  • Visited November 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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116 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Food is great, so is the view”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Horizons Restaurant is always a treat to visit with friends or family. High atop Burnaby Mountain, the views are breathtaking day or night. Restaurant has been newly renovated due to a fire a few years back so it has a new feel to it. Great food, excellent service, uniqueness of location and the view make it very special for dining there.

  • Visited December 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Night view, great food”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

We had dinner at Horizon's on a clear evening. What a beautiful view from Burnaby mountain with the city lights gleaming. The food was very tasty. I had a set menu from Groupon - seafood chowder, short rib dinner with creme brulee. There was so much shrimp in the chowder, it was amazing. The food has improved from the past. Add 2 more inches to the waistline after that meal. Service was really good!

  • Visited December 2012
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