On a warm spring night, we wandered down to White Rock to enjoy weather. It’s starting to finally look like spring/summer!
There are many, many dining options in White Rock. It can be quite interesting strolling down Marine Drive finding all the restaurants trying hard for your patronage with elegant decor and signs luring you in for a meal. One particular restaurant caught our eye and we had heard good things about the places from a few friends of ours.
Since it was just two of us, a light dinner was preferred instead of an epic meal.
The interior decor is really cozy, and first-date-ish setting. It’s a great place to bring talkative people. The atmosphere really supports it. I can see in the summertime that this place would be buzzing as people fight for the patio seating.
This dish surprised me. I’m not a bruschetta/bread fan in general but this was definitely noticible. The perso dressing and the balsamic reduction drizziled on top was just delightful.
Steamed Mussels with Pesto, Fresh Tomato
The steamed mussels were pretty darn good. Lots of mussels and virtually no ‘empty shells’. It includes a piece of bread with… you guessed it, the ‘famous’ balsamic reduction. By the way, they do sell the balsamic reduction separately for $12. This dish was great. Highly enjoyed and the sauce made it great for dipping the bread into.
Overall:Not a bad restaurant, I'd be tempted to return despite the bounty of restaurants on White Rock's Marine Drive. Next time perhaps oysters could be tried, (after all, it is an oyster bar), and I wouldn't mind trying a different variation of the mussels. After all, they do have three!
*Our scoring system is out of 5. With 5 being the highest score.