The appetizers of Steelhead trout and mussels were okay-good but they got the mussel brith wrong. The steak was cooked to match the requested order on 2 of the 3 that orders it but the fries were so over cooked, they were inedible and the "salad" was just an assortment of leaves --not dressed--on the plate. It really could have been great but was a missed opportunity. Had they made garlic mash or oven fries and a proper salad with blue bc geese or Parmesan, it could have been a profit table and satisfying dish. The restaurant and food have potential but really needs noise baffling to dampen the sound level. Our observation of the open kitchen had our party questioning their cooking training and handling of the steaks that were wrapped in vacuum sealed bags sitting in a water bath on the counter? Maybe it's to temperature but the set up looked odd.
I went there with a friend the staff was friendly and tried hard, but good staff only goes so far when your food is not good... I ordered the seafood tower and when it came the mussels, clams, and prawns where cold and not very fresh, some of the mussels had to have been pried open because they had the taste like they're dead when cooked... a pretty sparse bar for an oyster bar, though the staff was doing the best with what they had... oh and some of the oysters had been a bit poorly shucked, with bits of shell in with the oyster.
This is a favourite spot of ours. The owners are local and lovely people, the food is good and refreshing alternative to all the chain restaurants in Langley.
Fabulous find. It was a bit of a drive from where I work, which is even further from where I live but I will certainly be making my way back out to The Fat Cow & Oyster Bar anytime I want amazing seafood. As an oyster virgin (never had one before walking in the door,) this place was amazing. They really can provide quality information about the food that they are serving. The service was great, the people are very friendly, the atmosphere is very nice and the decor is in good taste. Highly, highly recommend this place:) Will be back soon!
We ended up at the bar after making a last minute reservation. I do not recommend this. The bar is awkwardly high compared to the stools, and we are both 6 feet tall, I can't imagine anyone shorter being comfortable there. I had the steak with cauliflower which was yummmmmmmy, highly recommended. Husband had braised? beef over vegetables which was meh. He then disclosed that he got it cause it came with onion rings. It came with 2 wispy rings for garnish more than anything, so be aware, don't get this if you actually want onion rings. The service was excellent. The live music was fabulous.
I had the crab cakes and they were good but very small . The scallops on special were non existent. I loved the steak . The mushroom tart was awesome . The sides were just not great ..just okay . The lobster Mac n cheese was kind of blah . They risotto was nothing I would order again .
The pork was good but dry .
I would have tried tophe seafood boil but I don't like mussels .
Overall good but could be better .
We enjoyed our dining experience immensely! The food was incredibley good,the service was extra special and the access and parking was a bonus. We will become regular customers.
First time to the Fat cow. Interesting and unique Yes. Food was very good we had the "boil". Found the service was sporatic. Were seated at a table for 6 or 7 minutes before we recieved a menu. Five minutes later placed a drink order and within three munites were asked twice more (different serviers) if we would like something from the bar. The servers (5) were moving constantly around the restaurant helping each other out. This led to times of overattention followed by long times of dead service. At the time there were only 12 tables occupied (2 and a bit per server). From what I could see everyone was working hard. Summary you have to work hard but you have to work smart. Someone should have a look at how things are done and who does what rather than the "all pitch in" that I think is going on now. Overall I would go back.
Loved every minute! The host was friendly, quick, and helpful. Our server was wonderful, knowledgeable and accommodating. We went to celebrate our anniversary and the chef was amazing. I had forgotten to mention that we had food allergies and he instantly had no issue with whipping up something to eat that was phenomenal.Go visit this restaurant! It is worth it. :D
This was my fourth visit to The Fat Cow and whilst the food has always been exceptionally good aspects of the service has previously let them down. On this visit the service was immaculate and I was not left wanting.
The oysters were exceptional, the taste of the sea engulfed you. I dispensed with any sauces, they were perfect without embellishment. I didn't think this could be bettered then I tasted the beet root and goat cheese tart. Wow!
At weekends live music is provided and the musician on this evening was perfect for the venue. Rick, an excellent songster and guitar player, provided an enjoyable and diverse performance. He took into account the wants of the diners which was then reflected in an inclusive and vibrant atmosphere visibly enjoyed by all. It was a shame to leave. This was live music, in a small resturant, which enhanced the meal and occasion.
I whole heartedly recommend The Fat Cow, as long as I can still get a reservation.