Match Eatery and Public House - Starlight

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Service at times was slow and follow through providing drinks was bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my family had my uncles 60 birthday Party in one of the private rooms, and had the burger and nacho buffet. I love how much attention to detail they provided us. From the quality of the amount of food to helping us with the birthday banner. We had a big party and the private room was perfect for us. You get great value for the intimacy of the party and being able to play the music you want to hear. We may no be able to get the room every time, but we will come back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love going for Trivia on Tuesdays

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Brian
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

The food was excellent as was the value. Unfortunately the service was slow. We waited 10 to 15 minutes for a waiter and even after bringing this to the attention of the bartender it still took another 5 minutes or more. Once our drinks were ordered it again took a long time before they arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I have a special discount coupon buy one free one entree max $21. It was disappointing that the price of a Saturday night dinner special NY steak supposedly $22 wasn’t honoured. They say that because I’m using a discount coupon I have to pay for the regular price of $28.
I believe that’s very unfair, and disappointing. Especially It’s a special valentines date with my husband.
Gemma

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I like how they have happy hour everyday and they offer food and drink specials. They offer drink specials during Canucks games to. Great place to have a drink and watch the game

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SandraG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

When we arrived we were told that they did not have our reservation and we would be put on a waitlist for a table which was a one hour wait even though there were empty tables. We pushed and the hostess asked if we wanted a manager - we told her that we would prefer a table. They did seat us within about 10 minutes of that discussion. The hostess seemed confused about what Open Table was. We were led to our table and had to squeeze between the motorized scooters to get to it. There should be a “parking area” for mobility devices to ensure easy access for guests, servers and emergencies.

The server seemed flippant at first but then showed her memory skills when we traded food among the plates and she asked if everything was ok as it was not served that way from the kitchen. Two of our orders were for steak served in different degrees of finish and the kitchen serving staff did not deliver them to the correct guests as they simply asked who ordered the steak and we did not think to ask how it was cooked in order to identify who got what. We won’t order steak again as it was a baseball shape and medium rare was cold and uncooked in the middle.

The other food was hot and portions were good. The waitress ensured full beverages and was friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Match overs a large variety of food items on their menu and is able to accommodate every craving you have. If you go between 2pm and 5 pm (everyday) they have happy hour where they offer great beer and food specials. If you plan ahead you can watch the hockey game during happy hour.

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maryb
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

New Years was good
We enjoyed and loved having the table for the evening
Our waitress was ok but not quite up to the usual standards at Match
We all enjoyed our dinner and I must say your Manager was great, he followed up on all aspects of the reservation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There wasnt much sports wise on tv but they still had a great atmosphere. I’m exciting for their New Year’s Eve events

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panel
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

it was good ,good waiter.He was very fast and observant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came in for the Canucks game and to watch football, and the place was packed. Had great food specials and a positive atmosphere. lots of tvs to watch every game on. My favourite aspect was that, no matter how busy or overwhelming it was, they still took the time to make sure every detail and expectation was made. I understand that details can be overlooked when it’s busy, but you have to respect any establishment that aims for perfection. I appreciate the time Beth took out of her busy service to address our experience

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LulaT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Super fun atmosphere. Lots of drinks and appies to choose from. Excellent for big groups but was a little loud.

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Rodgher2014
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good service.

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vipKent
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The restaurant was closed for filming yet they were taking reservations

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

If you get there early you can chose where to sit, as well as request what game to put on the tv.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 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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Bronconation
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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SandyM
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.

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Joseph
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
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

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JustinD
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.

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RoseM
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!

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vipMarnie
Vancouver
53 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

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

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RyGuy604
Vancouver
27 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

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

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MIMI
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.

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ShariG
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

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

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Tomi
Vancouver
4 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.

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vipJello
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.

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SandiW
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.

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vipJoseph
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.

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Mitra
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..

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Jrp100
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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InderdeepT
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.

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Match Eatery and Public House - Starlight is rated 4.3 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

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