Match Eatery and Public House - Starlight

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Match Eatery and Public House. Located in New Westminster, a very inviting place to enjoy casual dining. Come to the Bar and watch all your favorite sports. Match Eatery and Public House only accepts reservations for ages 19 and above. Minors are welcome every night until 10:00 pm. Happy Hour EVERYDAY from 3-6 & 9-CLOSE
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R
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service.

KT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed for filming yet they were taking reservations

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of variety on the food menu as well as the happy hour specials. I love how strategic they are with the TVs and how they accommodate you if you are watching a particular game. Staff are easy to approach and the service is fast. I love the decor of the bar. From mcdavid to gretzky to the gardner minshew pumpkin at the front. This an amazing sports pub with a amazing atmosphere

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is pleasant, food is great, tons of happy hour specials and lots of tvs. Best place to watch NFL

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Match is a great place to watch the game. They are able to accommodate for all the football games on as well as they have 4$ bud specials and happy hour food specials. Will come again

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 large screens on to watch all the football games was awesome. Megan was very upbeat and made my visit very enjoyable. Pizza on special for $12 on Sundays!

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and efficient service from Alexis.

Match Eatery and Public House - Starlight
Responded on September 21, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. I am pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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B
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to sports bar. Good selection of food and lots of TV's.

Match Eatery and Public House - Starlight
Responded on September 21, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. I am pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They could not have my reservation when we got there. Luckily they had a table for us, but it was not the high table that I had requested online through open table. Usually it is so busy there that we would not have even been able to get a table. It was super disappointing as it was my husband's birthday.

J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I would like to take a moment to compliment the service we received from Nicole this evening, she was fantastic!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and good food.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A place you can enjoy with friends and family. Handicap accessible. Good ambience . Service is top notch. Thanks

JD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall good experience, although they did not have my reservation on their computer. I had to show them my email confirmation.

RM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We waited over an hour for our food. It was mother’s days so we knew they were busy. But we noticed other people were getting their food except for us. So we finally asked and food came after 15 mins, it was brunch so eggs and tater tots weren’t that hard to cook. I think they forgot our food. Anyways even after all our food came out, they were still missing my moms food. We asked to just cancel the food. Manager offered free desserts, which we declined. We were really hungry. In the end they gave us 25% off and $25 off next visit. I don’t think we’ll come back. It was disappointing especially for our mom, on mother’s day!

B
Vancouver
45 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Slow service. Mojitos not that good. Have not received my open table points

RG
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This particular Match location is quite hit or miss. Sometimes the food and service are excellent, and other times not so great. On this visit, it was the latter.

The waitress was in training and did a good job. No complaints there. The food on the other hand, wasn't up to their usual standards. The appetizer BBQ wings we got had that old meat taste to them. Like the chicken had been sitting in the freezer for an extended amount of time, before getting cooked. My burger and fries main weren't over the top delicious, but ok. My wife got the fish and chips which were quite good. But the coleslaw that came as a side had this overpowering taste of horseradish. So much so that it was inedible and pushed to the side of the plate. They did bring a side salad after my wife mentioned it to the waitress. I meant to bring up the taste of the wings, but the mains had arrived and the opportunity had passed.

When it came time to pay the bill, the OpenTable cheque I had redeemed with my dining points was twice rejected by the restaurant. Once by the waitress, and again by the floor manager. Only after I pushed the fact that they were an OpenTable establishment and they should take the cheque did another manager come and apologize for the rejections, and applied the cheque to our bill.

By no means was this an over the top horrible experience, but it was subpar for sure. And with so many similar style restaurants around, we'll likely make resos elsewhere going forward.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food with quality ingredients. Service was a bit slow but server was warm and friendly.

MI
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food delicious. Servers pleasant. Unfortunately we were seated at table with our backs to front door entrance. Was unpleasantly drafty and cold everytime the doors opened. Otherwise pleasant date night out.

SG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had a great night. Great service from being greeted at the door to receiving our bill

T
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Came for a date night, food was good, host and waitress could have been more friendly though, barely a smile and seemed a bit disinterested.

J
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I don't recommend this restaurant at all. First, when we walked in to tell them that we have a reservation, they said that they cannot find it even though we got confirmation and told them that it was booked through open table. However, they did find us a table but it was so tight that the whole dinner experience was uncomfortable. They could not even fit all our food on the table (that's how small the table is for 6 people). The server did not look happy to serve us, because I did not even see a single smile on her face from the beginning to the end. When we finished our meal, she did not even bother asking if we wanted desserts. She looked like she just wanted to get rid of us as quickly as possible. When we gave her her tip, we did not even hear a single thank you from her. This is the most unpleasant dinner experience we ever had. Never going back to this restaurant. Very poor service even from the manager.

SW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I have eaten here four times. The first time I had the Salmon Bowl and while I want to try other things, I keep having the salmon bowl and it is fabulous every single time. The people I go to dinner with have always entirely enjoyed their meals. The food is, for me, surprisingly awesome.

J
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I selected ‘High Top‘ on the reservation but the lady at Match Eatery said I was WRONG, she said :"yoou should reserved COUCH TABLE".
But Open Table reservation website has only two choices :- (1) High Top; (2) Standard.
Please advise.

M
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friendly and engaging staff...Great testing food...music volume could have been more moderate for the ease of conversation..

J
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Add a few healthy options on the menu for those on a diet

IT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I was at match on Nov 11 in the evening to watch Sunday night football. Overall I would say the experience was poor, seemed like there was not enough waitresses for the amount of people. Seemed like two groups made reservations, so should of been a non issue because they knew well in advance. Our food took awhile to come out and when brought out the order wasnt right for the pizza we ordered and no one followed up to see how our food was.

Overall the service wasn’t good due to the lack of staff, I commend our waitress for working in those conditions.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to catch the game here.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Everything was excellent. Service was a bit poor as there seemed to be one waitress for the entire place and we waited a very long time to get refills and to even get our orders taken.

VT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The restaurant is good, price is reasonable and sometimes having promotion, but the service is very lousy this time. We didn't get any attention from our server for the whole dinner, except rushing us to take order and delivering us food, not even getting any water refilled at all in the whole hour. When I asked if we could also enjoy getting discount together with the casino's voucher, the waitress's attitude was so rude and said that's "customer's responsibility" to ready the term & condition of the voucher. Maybe we're Asians.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was great and atmosphere was Excellent. Only down side was service wasn’t so great. Took 30 mins to get drinks ordered and then server forgot to bring us drink. Always had to wait for server to come back to table to order more drink and clear food dishes away. Manager took our dishes when we were done. Server just didn’t come around to our table a whole lot.

J
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

In addition to a nice meal, Service was good and Anna was very accommodating.

OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was very, very slow. Waited over 30 minutes to get some food packed up and over 45 minutes for the bill. The food was just ok. The portions for the price are pretty big. Chicken and waffles was tasty.

BO
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good. Service was good if a little slow. Unable to use the high stools or booths. The low table we were at wiggled which wasn't very good and the finish on the table was very sticky which was even worse. Uncomfortable placing your bare forearm on the table !

TW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience4

None of the staff seemed like they liked their job much. The food was excellent. It was Mother’s Day so my kids and I were there for dinner. I tipped our server more than usual because she kept filling our waters, but she really didn’t seem very happy to be there. I felt bad for her :(

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Wife and I enjoyed it. Definitely a place we would go back to with friends

RG
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience3

This was a make-up visit/meal for a dismal previous reservation we had at this location a few months earlier. That evening the service and food were just abysmal. A real turn off for a place we'd only had great experiences with up to then.

After a discussion with the manager, we were invited to come back and give them another chance... on their dime of course. Our party of four came in for lunch and enjoyed every minute this time around. The food was tasty and the service was prompt. We were well taken care of. Definitely will be returning again.

Kudos to the manager of Match Eatery and Starlight Casino for making it right.

T
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I've dined in Penticton Match several times so I have a good comparison. The service in this location is really lacking. We weren't seen by our server after being seated for 10 mins. That's a long time in restaurant land. We had a reservation so not like anyone should be surprised that a table was seated in your section. The appetizers and entrees weren't well time. We had just started on the appies and the main was served. We were overcharged for a drink on our bill that was someone elses, so watch you bills carefully. Food was good, but in Tic they had a feature sheet that was always awesome. Its possible they had one but we weren't given it. Food was delicious so no complaints with the kitchen. They have live music on Sat which was good, maybe a tad loud for dining. We then went to the lounge for dancing. You can't make reservations for both using open table however because they say its within a 2 hour window. You def need a reservation for the lounge it was completely full.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Although the food was good and reasonably priced, the service wasn't. After we all finished our food, our plates were left empty at the table for 20 mins. The waitress never came to ask how the food was, nor did she pass by and take the empty dishes. We were left with no room at the table with all the dishes in front of us. Also, my friend had a tea, and was not asked if she needed a refill of hot water. Therefore, we only left a 10% minimum tip.

RG
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Extremely disappointed with our experience at Match. We've been there for dinner numerous times, and have always had prompt service with tasty food. We decided to do brunch this past Sunday with some recently engaged friends as a mini celebration. First off, from the time we ordered to the time we actually received our food was almost an hour. When you're starving in the morning, that's never a good sign. We brought this up to our server, but his response was basically "You're right, that took way too long. But oh well."

When the food did eventually arrive, it was plain and very bland. My hash and eggs basically tasted like the oil it was cooked in, and my wife's Belgian waffles basically were like Eggo waffles. There are so many better breakfast/brunch places out there for equal or better prices. We will not be returning to Match for brunch again, and we do not recommend it anyone.

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m
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoy Match and come often
A few menu changes are in order as it has been the same since opening
Some nights great service and others it is like we as older folk are not worthy of good service
All in all we like it better than your other restaurants