Old Surrey Restaurant

4.8
1349 reviews
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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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food as usual. The staff was friendly and attentive. Overall the whole dining experience was perfect.

MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere in this heritage house setting. The service is amazing. Well priced for the quality of food and level of service.

k
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The menu is wonderful with well planned meals. Check online menu to see all your choices

GF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great dining. Awesome food. Love the homemade Caesar salad made at the table. The only druther is the air conditioning that comes out the floor under the table. It’s quite a draft.

OT
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Micheal was wonderful!! Best Caesar salad that I’ve had at this restaurant! It was perfect!! Thank you

JL
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time here and it won't be our last. Everything was amazing from the food to the service. Why did we wait so long to come here?

DS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent food & service. Very relaxing for a night out for a couple like us.

PL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The staff at this restaurant are absolutely fantastic and very attentive and friendly. The food is always superb. The Chateaubriand special menu is truly superb! From the amuse bouche and prawns provencale through the caesar salad made tableside (we like extra garlic and anchovies) and then the Chateaubriand, again finished table side with theatrical flare, (there were 3 of us and each one wanted our steak cooked differently and each of our meals was perfection on a plate) , ending with the tableside prepared cherries jubliee, all courses were were prepared with finesse and tasted incredible. Ty, the head chef, is incredibly talented with his choices and presentations. Michael, one of our servers, recommended an incredible small lot Kettle Valley Shiraz which pulled the whole meal together perfectly. The ambience, food and service never disappoints and we often take others here for dinner as this restaurant is so impressive.

SS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and excellent food although we noted that amount of food in the 4 course chateaubriand was decreased from previous years but price went up.

KD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good restaurant, food was really good, service was incredible, drinks were sensational. Only concern was the ‘fresh whipped butter’ that was rock hard.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely as always. I always enjoy the food and service.

EB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb culinary experience in every way. Love this restaurant.

UN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fabulous as always!! We loved your updates on the classic chateaubriand offering. Thanks again for a lovely anniversary dinner!!

LM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we chose the summer special meal and it was amazing from start to finish. Can’t wait to go back!

C
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Old Surrey Restaurant is by far our favourite restaurant to celebrate special occasions. We have been several times and are never disappointed. The servers are attentive, friendly, and accommodating. We appreciate all of the attention to detail with the presentation of the food. We love the freshness, flavours, and quality of the meals.

m
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Although the parking was a bit challenging, both the food and the service was outstanding. My wife had blackened mahi-mahi, which had a wonderful flavour and a pleasant kick. I had steak au poivre, which was grilled to perfection, and was the most tender and juicy piece of meat that I've enjoyed in a very long time. We both have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

SN
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just outstanding our top choice for fine dining. We highly recommend the Old Surrey Restaurant to our friends and family.

BE
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been going since 2013 and have never had a bad experience. From the time you sit until you leave you know you are going to have amazing food and fantastic service. We love the place.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful meal and the staff where delightful.

SM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We all ordered chateaubriand and I was disappointed. Why the gravy? Bearnaise sauce was not good. Waiter seemed tired with all the tables ordering the special with so much table side preparation.

TM
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyable as always.

E
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great evening as usual. Cheers 🍸🍸

OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve never had a poor experience here. This place is a hidden gem. My favourite restaurant by far and I’m such a foodie. Service is fantastic, food is to die for and prices are very reasonable considering what you’re getting. Wish I could give them more stars !

AS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Old Surrey restaurant has been our favourite place to dine for decades. We are always pleased with the service, the quality of their food, the ambience and the friendliness of the employees.

DG
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and ambiance wonderful. Caesar salad which is usually excellent was fair as had way too much oil in it. Fish dinner while okay was a little on dry side

MS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another fantastic dinner and experience at this excellent establishment

GE
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really nice evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Excellent food at very acceptable prices. Nice warm, friendly staff, too. Keep up the good work. This was our first visit. It will now be the first of many!
Thanks again!

CG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there to celebrate our 50th wedding anniv & we were all (there were 4 of us) blown away by our meals...spectacular.. as were the servers😊can’t wait to go back but have to save up.😉

CS
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding

MA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a very nice dinner, the server made the salads and deserts right at the table. Great overall experience

SM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A dining experience not to be missed. Superb in every aspect. Gourmet food without the Gourmet size! Generous portions!
We’ll be back

KM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Service was great and most of food was excellent. Lobster was like muss (no we did not complain, it would of off set our eating together).

SM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We always choose this great restaurant for special occasions. There is a fabulous menu with specials to choose from to cater to every one's tastes. The staff is very friendly and it's nice to be welcomed back as 'regulars'.

If you want a great restaurant with fabulous service, food and value - look no further!

DG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Service was pretty slow. Food was decent, but oyster appetizer wasnt worth it with 5 small oysters for $18. Overall, not the hest experience for the money

NC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very enjoyable dinner for 2 on a Friday night. It was a quiet evening business wise and it was most appreciated that they did not seat all of their guests in the same area, instead allowing them to pick an area of their choice. Food was and great and our server was outstanding. Would certainly recommend this place. The Caesar's salad is the best we have had in the past 25 years.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love it here
Food is incredible and service is great
I have nothing bad to say
Even some food I normally don’t like tastes good here 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖
Just fantastic

P
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

We have been to this restaurant a few times and I am usually very happy with the service and food. Tonight’s service was average. I realize it was fairly busy and kept that in mind while waiting for food and drinks. We were never offered coffee or asked if we wanted more drinks after our meal arrived. My husband loved his meal (the halibut with pasta). My sister and I enjoyed ours but I found the Caesar Salad a bit too vinegary and the sirloin was cooked perfectly but I didn’t enjoy the red cabbage as a veggie. The tiramisu had a bit too much liqueur in it for me. Overall I’d give it a satisfied.

GH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great choices and the food was very good with good size portions.

J
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic service! Food is the highest quality. Highly recommend for a nice quiet high quality meal.

MS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The server were great from the time we got there and they didnt have sections for servers they served the tables and helped out one another out so they were great service

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