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.
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