Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I went out for lunch with an old friend, yesterday. She is a vegetarian, so choosing a suitable restaurant is a bit more challenging. It was also Tuesday...which means that the majority of restaurants along the beach are closed. We ended up at The U-Lounge. www.ulounge.ca I had been there a year or so ago, when it first opened. At that time it was generating a bit of BUZZ about the design and decor. It is a beautiful space. Almost too beautiful for it's location, adjacent to a strip mall in a new area in South Surrey called Grandview Corners. From the outside it is really nothing special. Inside, is a completely different story. How many restaurant/lounges have you ever been to that have 25 ft ceilings, white carrera marble on every surface, and beautiful white leather booths complete with sheer white curtains? It is the kind of place that makes you feel under dressed. Yesterday it was sunny and warm, and at 1:30 in the afternoon, there were only 3 or 4 other patrons in the restaurant. The first thing I noticed was that they have added a HUGE projection TV screen in addition to the other 2 smaller flat screens that hung over the centre bar. The menu looked similar, but they had added a blurb about this being a great place to watch a Vancouver Canucks Game. WEIRD. A Sports Bar, this was NOT. I remember the food being good, and I am glad to report it was good yesterday. They have a large selection of plates to share, as well as a daily soup and sandwich combo. I had a chicken souvlaki wrap and M had fried tofu with a fresh salsa. My wrap came with fries, and was very tasty. It was filled with veggies and black olives and chicken, with a bit of a tangy sauce mixed in. M said her tofu was good as well, and the salsa had a bit of zing. We had a long lunch, and watched a bit of Olympic Hockey on the gigantic screen. It was a little strange, but the food was good. After lunch we shopped around, and I found a nice pair of shoes for half price. Maybe next time, I will wear them to U-Lounge.