Phoned twice...no answer. Left message on machine for a reservation then went on sight and reserved a table for two. Parking was 1 1/2 blocks away to find out it was closed during open hours of 18:00 Saturday Oct 22nd. . . Went to Hudsons instead. Should of communicated on Web site and or answering machine to customers it was closed. 😕 we've always heard good things about the food...I will give it another chance.
There was one other table (8) people. There was no competing with the music and their loud conversation. Could not hear ourselves talk. Was hoping for a nice experience/food and ambiance but was not impressed.
My dissatisfaction with my experience at 50 West stems from two main areas. The one that did not bother me as much was the ambience (or lack thereof). I cannot be particularly picky about ambience given the other dining options in Red Deer, AB but I was disappointed at the physical experience of eating in 50 West contrasted with the food and style they attempt to present to their clientele. The second point I am unfortunately hung up on is the price. Luckily my date and I had a gift card that helped with the majority of the cost of our meal. However, when I assessed the cost of our meal and the meal itself I could not help seeing a disparity. The total cost of our meal towered over the true quality of the taste and presentation of our dishes. For these reasons I would not recommend 50 West to anyone as there are bountiful options (yes, even in Red Deer) that will surpass this restaurant in value and overall dining experience.
Really really good food
So not impressed. My hubby and i went on a date for the first time in months and the portions were patheticly small, the price was way too high, the flavours were lacking, the wait time for food seemed like an eternity and both our meals were overcooked and dry. The only thing that was good was the service and the drinks
I will never be back
Steak wasn't the best. Not wine drinking but the beer selection was good.
Great experience! The food was very tasty and the atmosphere was great. Will definitely be back :)
We had the fresh guacamole as a starter, yum!
Feature crunchy salmon with coconut risotto was to die for!
And the panacotta was heavenly!
We were very excited to try this restaurant but we were very disappointed to arrive and discover that they were completely out of duck and lamb!! The chicken and lobster pasta were good. We will be back when there is duck!
Although the atmosphere is that of fine dinning and the price accompanies that, the food is just okay. There was nothing wrong with it, but was lacking flavour and not what we expected. The menu describes delicious dishes, however, the reality was not up to par. The servers and hostess were lovely and the atmosphere is good. We will not return for food, but would go to have a nice drink with adults.
Went here for a business lunch. The menu looked amazing, but what was written down was better than it actually tasted. We were excited about the menu but one was raving after. The burger with lobster had potential but the burger patty and bun were dry. The patty almost seemed like it was reheated. Tomato soup was good. Friends had risotto but wished they had ordered something else. There is potential here but it's not as good as it seems. Service was good.
Amazing service, Excellent food, but not the best in Red Deer. Well worth the stop in. Pricey, but not outlandish. If you want to try something newish, but not out of this world it's a nice restauraunt.
An impressive meal at 50 West Bistro. The Osso Bucco was incredibly flavourful and the wild mushroom barley risotto was very good. The quality of the food is on par with any big city restaurant in Alberta
Won't return, which is unfortunate cuz have been several times before and enjoyed. Just left after sitting for 30 mins without even a drink order taken (and we had a reservation) not even busy, 5 tables, all but 1 only 2 people at each. Last straw was waitress taking order at a table next to us that came in 15 mins after us, then walked right by us.
Really enjoyed the food the parsnips that came with the trout and risotto appiter were beyond delisious. Found it expensive but you get what you pay for good quality fresh food.
We've been to 50 West several times. Always very good. My wife had the duck breast and I had the chicken. Both were excellent.
The server was pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.
Food was delicious and well presented.
I had to bring my laptop with me to work through dinner and was still treated like a queen. The food and atmosphere were wonderful and truly made my stay in red deer. Thank you so much for the lovely evening.
All in all I would highly recommend 50 west for anyone looking to impress. Unfortunately my date was not a big fan of wine so we did not stay long. I really wanted to sample some food because all the plates the servers were bringing out looked and smelt fantastic. I will return.
Wine over priced, food was good. We had a table that we where dripped on from the ceiling, table was pretty close to the others, could hear the other couples conversation.
We've eaten here 3 times prior and have had great service and great food. However, this time was a big let down. All plates were dried out as if they sat too long. One plate was just warm. The waitress left is hanging a bit, dripped the wine across the table after pouring. There were only 3 tables in the restaurant. The food took a long time to get out. And we all felt (6) not a great selection of food on the menu. Really nice that it's small but this time didn't find anything that jumped out. I will go back giving them the benefit of the doubt....Sunday, quiet night. But they certainly weren't up to their standard.
Food was overall very good although it was not hot, service was slow. Only half the tables were filled yet the staff struggled with the volume. Drink refills were not offered until the end of the meal.
It was awesome, one of our go to restaurants in RedDeer.
Great little place in Red Deer to take someone for a nice night out, or with a group of friends for a nice fun supper. The wine list is good, and reasonably priced.
Go to this place to try it out. There are not many nice quaint little places in Red Deer.
Without a doubt 50 West is fast becoming the best location in Red Deer for fine dining and excellent service, been there on different occasions and every time we come away completely enthralled with the superb menu and staffing attention........well done again!
We went for New Year's Eve dinner at 50 West Bistro. Our reservation was exactly as we set up on Open Table and the evening started out well. We were early so we stepped next door for a cocktail and the hostess kindly came over and let us know we needn't hurry to finish our drinks for our 7 pm time as the previous guests were just finishing up and there was no one after us. This was much appreciated!
Once seated, it took a fair amount of time for the waitress to make her way to us. She was hurried and very unfriendly. It seemed the restaurant was understaffed for the guests present. The waitress let us know that they had discontinued selections from the wine list and that we should pick more than one should the first ones picked were not available. This was rather strange as one would think she would let us know what was not available prior to us looking through the list.
The cocktails we ordered were good and the appetizers were "ok." Our dinner came out very soon after the appetizers and before our wine selection was taken. The dinners were sub-par compared to the other times we had eaten at 50 West Bistro and we are hoping that this was just a "one-off" and that the next time we go they are back to the great food and service we have had in the past.
Extremely disappointing. I don't mind spending money on quality experiences, unfortunately dining here missed every single mark. From medium service to a outdated and small drink menu (I would rather go to To The Lost next door and heard almost all patrons say they were headed there after their meal) to under seasoned food. I feel like maybe the chefs were trying beyond their means. Me and my husband are foodies and this was simply disappointing. I left hungry, disappointed and out $200. Never again.
Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and music, impeccable service...loved every moment!
Went there after lunch so it was quite empty, very nice atmosphere, comfortable. Small menu but complete, excellent food, excellent service. I will be back))
We went on a Tuesday night, with Wed. being a stat holiday. it's a cool building but was super quiet that night, so we maybe didn't benefit from the full experience. Menu online looked better than the menu offered in reality...also not sure why stuffing would be offered as a side with soy/maple chicken...but both were ok.