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Old Surrey Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2093 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French
The Old Surrey Restaurant is Surrey’s best well- kept secret. Built in 1918, it was the residence of Lou Jack and his household until it was converted into a restaurant in 1974.

The interior has a crisp, clean aesthetic that is enhanced by hardwood floors and the enlarged photos of historic Surrey that adorn the walls. There are five distinct dining areas on the top floor (including a cozy library) and a banquet facility downstairs. The cuisine is French with a splash of West Coast flare. A treat for new and seasoned guests alike are the signature dishes that are prepared and flambeed tableside.

The restaurant is family owned and operated since 1975. Since 1984 the restaurant has entered into a partnership with the family farm in Ryder Lake overlooking Chilliwack from the nearby mountains. The Old Surrey is well known for its free-range lamb and veal allowing customers to enjoy fresh organic ingredients.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 596-2313

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Philip Aguirre

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant is split into five distinct rooms with a variety of sizes. Room capacities are 10, 16, 32, 14, 10. Please phone the restaurant directly to book any private function.

  • Private party contact

    Philip Aguirre: (604) 596-2313

  • Neighborhood

    Surrey

  • Cross street

    134th street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 2,093 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Romantic

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Good for special occasions

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

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  1. U

    Udos

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Not the best experience this time. Been there twice before. Why ask if the dinning was a special occasion if you do not acknowledge it ?Why would you bring a like warm coffee to the table? No one even asked if the meal was good. Perhaps it was an off night for the staff. They seemed preoccupied and not at their best. Food was very good.
  2. LS

    LeaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is always good here. The best ceasar salad made table side.
  3. EC

    ErikaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service -just a classy restaurant. Support local
  4. MS

    MeganS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food is mediocre. The place is classy and quiet, which is nice. I didn't find the food was worth the price. Ceaser salad there is always a hit, so good. Eveytbing else was meh
  5. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good value in a heritage building with history and unique setting.
  6. JG

    JimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been celebrating our anniversary there over the years since 1980 and the experience has always been 5 star allaround.
  7. WH

    WilliamH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Made a reservation and was seated upon arrival.The staff was very attentive.We ordered the Winter Special and the four courses were great.
  8. T

    Tiffany

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Old Surrey Restaurant was amazing. The food is by far the most delicious than anywhere else. This restaurant trumps any downtown restaurant or steakhouse. Steak melts in your mouth. The tableside caesar salad is incredible. Love this restaurant.
  9. BD

    BigDee604

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had reservations at 6pm on a Sunday. We ordered the Winter Special - prawns, caesar salad, halibut and gingerbread cheesecake. Hubby had bruschetta, french onion soup, filet mignon, creme caramel. Both meals were superb. The quality and preparation were everything we could ask for and we wouldn't change a thing. Service was prompt, polite, very clear to us that they knew what there were doing and got it done quickly. I just wish I had been offered a coffee or after dinner beverage with my dessert but is that even a complaint? No. The furniture is old. I mean it's "OLD Surrey" so it's on theme but the chairs especially just seemed old. Pricey but worth it for special occasions and when you want to treat yourself.
  10. SD

    SDFoodie

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Everything was perfect. Meat was tender and service was flawless.
  11. GP

    GordonP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was by far the best service and meal I've ever had, anywhere. The table service was amazing, the food even better. They even gave us a photo memory for the birthday celebration we were having. I'm looking forward to returning soon.
  12. MT

    MarcianoT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go to on special occasions. They are always awesome food is fantastic. Ty is hilariously fun to deal with, all servers are great. Highly recommended.
  13. RV

    RVJr

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was very nice though I would change the fries with the steak. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was classy and relaxing.
  14. B

    Bert51360

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, as always. Service was exemplary. Took my husband for our 19th Wedding Anniversary dinner and we had a marvellous time.
  15. HD

    HollyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a special occasion, the Old Surrey Restaurant is a wonderful dining experience.
  16. JC

    JeanetteC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my Mom’s 80th Birthday and the food was amazing and the service was even more amazing! We are all looking forward to going back. If you are reading this, you must try the Espresso Crème Brûlée for dessert!
  17. CV

    CVeexa

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Our first visit was better. Carpaccio did not look appetizing and sliced too thick for my taste.
  18. E

    Eatswithdanii

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We had the fall courses. My second time here n recommended a friend to come with. Scallops were DELICIOUS! Beef carp was awesome too. The prawns were supposed to be served along the main course and pre much bland. filet mignon steak was the main dish which btw was so tasty! Wish there were more choices of having like mashed potato insted of fries. The banana dessert SMH… it was really difficult to enjoy it .it was drowning in run or wtv alcohol.
  19. AB

    AngelaB

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always great food and service! Never disappoints! Nick’s attention to detail makes the experience extra special! We will be back again!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing seeing my friends who worked so hard and well together
  21. JC

    JohnC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent, great food, great service, great night, we will definitely be back. The servers are great characters.
  22. IW

    InartiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and excellent food.
  23. SW

    SimonW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding anniversary
  24. JS

    JenS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always an outstanding experience. Seating always feels private. Food is always fantastic. We have been going here for our anniversary for years and will continue in years to come.
  25. CJ

    ChrisJ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing dinner and fantastic service. We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary, and could not think of a better place to have gone. Tyler and Nick were exceptional in their presentation and service. The food was amazing. We did the fall special and each course was exceptional. Our compliments to the chef and their amazing team. We would highly recommend anyone to check this place out especially if having a special dinner. We look forward to returning very soon.
  26. MG

    MichaelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal and service. Will always come back
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With myself
  28. P

    Panigale

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well prepared and presented food, really tasty. They prepare lots of dishes at your table which is fun, like the Ceasars salad which is a must. Family owned and run and the staff is friendly and fun.
  29. k

    karenk

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have to say the restaurant is the epitomy of fine dining. T food and staff are bar non the best I have experienced. The time I have taken friends and they all agree with me, it seems each time I go I have the seafood platter I just love it never take if off the menu. Looking forward to going back. thanks Karen Kirby
  30. CD

    CarolD

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my Mom's 95th birthday, and the Fall special was a great deal for the 3 of us while Mom chose 1 course. We had the beef, which was super tender and tasty, with perfectly cooked veggies. Fries were too salty, however we had plenty of food with 4 courses. Mom loved the flame... said she'd not experienced that yet! And she got a free cheesecake dessert that she also loved. Thanks for a wonderful evening!
  31. C

    Customer

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service and unforgettable ambience. Amazing place for dinner on special occasion!
  32. C

    Cathy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and outstanding service. Good place to go to celebrate any occasion. Very relaxed and beautiful ambiance.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was just ok. Service was great. And nice to have this cute little restaurant in the middle of Surrey
  34. MT

    MorenoT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food , service and ambience was exceptional We would definitely return
  35. AL

    AndrewL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive, very professional staff, serving sensational, traditional food. We're coming back to try tableside items - Caesar salad, Chateaubriand, Cherries Jubilee - there are VERY few places that do that any more! Scallops appetizer was REALLY well done, absolutely loved the cream sauce, puff pastry and wonderful scallops - the combination made a delicate, taste sensation that took a little while to eat. Peppercorn Filet was perectly done, with a very rich, dark sauce, that made my wife agree that it beat her choice, which was also really well done! Medium rare, but well done - bahahha! Delicious white and chocolate ganache for dessert, again, very delicate, amaqzing taste, and the sort of thing that had you mopping up every last morsel Between the perfect, knowledgeable yet friendly and fun service, the old school ambience of the library room (4 small tables scattered in a room with floor to ceiling books) and the memorable, classic French cuisine - this is a GREAT place! We will be back - loved it!
  36. IM

    IreneM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner. One of my favourite restaurants. Always an excellent dining experience.
  37. JD

    JoeD

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    First time here. We were seated quickly when we arrived but it took about 10 minutes to even get a menu. It almost appeared our table was being ignored! Once we received our menus the server explained everything in detail which was helpful. The serving staff that did our chateaubriand and our special coffees was outstanding. No butter with the bread until they did a quality check which was 3/4 thru our meal. Jumbo prawns were quite small, slightly over cooked and not a ton of flavour, chateaubriand was good veg was quite bland. Not sure I will come back, just a very average meal and not great service overall
  38. LT

    LeanneT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food. Table side service is a lost art and an enjoyable experience.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Firstly we are tired of the Keg Cactus club and other similar restaurants This place tops them all. The servers were great especially our waitress Jasmine what a thoughtful caring young lady very attentive and gracious The food was “ HELLO “ to die for. Succulent flavourful fresh And a great memory for our 44th. Wedding Anniversary We plan on going back just because Would highly recommend it to anyone looking for something special and a Night to remember
  40. JS

    JeffS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    True five star experience, great food and staff! If you truly want to impress your date, this is the place.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Old Surrey Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2093 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Old Surrey Restaurant

13483 72 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 2N7

Additional information

  • Cross street

    134th street

  • Neighborhood

    Surrey

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Philip Aguirre

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 596-2313

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant is split into five distinct rooms with a variety of sizes. Room capacities are 10, 16, 32, 14, 10. Please phone the restaurant directly to book any private function.

  • Private party contact

    Philip Aguirre: (604) 596-2313

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