The Wild Fig - Coquitlam, BC
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Unfortunately this is no longer the brunch that impresses. We invited out of town guests based on our past experiences from a few years ago. At $37 this brunch is shockingly overpriced. The food is mediocre and none of it appeared to be made in-house (weird for a hotel). It is still a large brunch spread over a large area and chopped up but there is no signage or guidance to tell you where to find the breakfast, lunch or dessert items. None of the covered food items have signs telling you what is inside. You have to lift up each cover and look. Silly. There are staff but they don't speak. We were almost the first guests in the restaurant and yet they were out of coffee. One person got half a cup and the rest of none for at least 15 minutes. We were not offered water or tea. He just walked away. One of the cups leaked and made a huge mess which was not cleaned by the server. He just took the cup away while we cleaned up. I think at that price the service should be excellent like it used to be. Less but better food would be much appreciated. Little signs beside each food would be appreciated and staff that offers help in finding where the food is located would help. Either that or shut this brunch down.
There were eight of us celebrating my birthday, the restaurant looked and sounded good on line. One couple had eaten there before and said it was good. The restaurant was not full and it took about 30 minutes before we received our drinks. Our server was pleasant but not attentive enough and made lots of excuses for the lateness of everything. It also took more than 30 minutes to receive 7 of our meals, my husband’s meal took another 20 minutes! Portions we were small and the food was just okay, thank goodness for the great musician we got to listen to while all the waiting. A few drinks were taken off our bills but not my husband’s meal. Very disappointing dinner experience to say the least.
This place can be so much better than it is. Was here for valentines, and I had come earlier to drop off flowers to be at my table for dinner. When we arrived with my partner for our reso, the server seating us says “the table with the flowers right?” I just shook my head, my partner standing right there, the surprise ruined.
Staff seamed overwhelmed or understaffed. We Waited 30-40min before we were even asked for a drink.
My wife’s main course came out cold (set menu) was a little surprised, and the server was going to take my plate as well, I said wait mines fine.
Mid way through I asked about the intermediate course before the main that was missed, and she reached to take our mains again, we wernt even done eating. I think she was going to take them away, bring the intermediate course, and bring back the mains after? I have no clue. I said just bring it out after this.
With a late reso at 9pm and knowing there was a live band I called ahead to ensure the band would still be playing during our dinner. I was told on the phone they will be on until 11pm. At about 930pm the band says thanks, and that’s it.
Just a disappointing night. Management really needs to review staff training or have more of a presence. Website is garbage for information.
The restaurant staff very graciously accommodated us, even though they didn't seem to have received the reservation that we placed through Open Table. That lack of communication was a bit disappointing, and would have been very concerning if the restaurant had been too busy to take us.
We've always enjoyed The Wild Fig and will return.
Our waiter was great but he could only apologize so many times before it just got annoying. Wasn’t his fault but we waited an hour and a half before we got any food. We weren’t the only ones either, some man marched back to the kitchen to give them some choice words .
It was a frustrating and disappointing evening. I had been told it was good so we thought we try it. I would not recommend it to anyone.
Upon arrival our Open Table reservation for 6 people was non existent! However we were seated, the restaurant decor is like a 1970’s nightmare. From the time of placing our order to the arrival of our starters took a whopping 2 hours. Four of the 6 starter arrived and we had to beg for the remaining 2. Mains arrived 40 minutes later and were stone cold and inedible. After complaining to the managers the food was compted with a gracious apology from the manager with no real explanation for the awful experience. The highlight of the evening was the timely arrival of hot coffee. Enough said, we will obviously not be returning and strongly not recommending this restaurant!
Thank you so much. We had a lovely time. Great service and delicious birthday drinks. Looking forward to our next visit. Cheers everyone
Birthday celebration ...
Waited more than 10 minutes for anyone to acknowledge we were waiting for a table which was odd.
Once seated the wait staff were attentive and charming.
The music was amazing.
Nice cozy little restaurant inside the hotel, there was live music playing which we really enjoyed.
For the price of the food it was terrible.
We will never return or suggest this place to eat.
Our steaks were so small OMG the vegies were terrible.
Had to go to the bar to get more drinks as the server was never around.
There was 4 people in the restaurant.
I can spend $184 some where else thats for sure.
Sunday brunch was average. It wasn't worth $37. There wasn't a dish there that impressed me. Everything was just ok.
We enjoyed the Christmas brunch! Everything was perfect from the food, service & ambiance. The pianist was excellent!
The noise level is low - what a great relief from the Cactus Club mega-din the night before. And we hit the daily special just right - Prime Rib for both of us - perfect. Really appreciated & enjoyed the birthday dessert presented to my wife - & she shared it with me !! Service was friendly & attentive - well done !!
Very relaxing, and great food. Family outing was very successful from seniors to teenagers. HAve been there before, and it was just as good as I remembered.
Perfect as always. Very consistent in food quality and service.
Nice setting. Enjoyed having live combo and dance floor. Food was pretty good.
The service was what really put a damper on our evening. We waited quite a while to get our order as there seemed to be only one person racing from table to table doing all the work. When Sarah finally got to our table she was very pleasant and when she served our food she had gotten everything just right. So despite the wait, we were off to a good start in spending our anniversary dinner at the Wild Fig.
More customers had been arriving and Sarah was moving at warp speed, with orders being taken and served. We finished eating our main course with no one approaching us to see if we would like anything else and then sat with our dirty plates, etc. around us for half an hour or more.
There was an older lady and a young man who popped in and out from time to time, seating people, etc. but most of their time seemed to be spent looking around and discussing what to do.
We finally got up and asked them if someone could clean our table but the older lady said she didn’t work in that section. We complained and she turned and left without a word, later appearing with a trolley, and cleared two plates from a nearby large table and started to leave. We literally ran after her, plate in hand and she reluctantly took it. While we tried to ask about clearing our table, she sped off and never returned.
We ended up clearing our own table and stacking things on a display table at the entrance.
We had a few more dances and still no one came by or picked up the dishes
We are still astounded!
This is a nice night out.
3rd dinner here. Food is delicious.
Often, there’s entertainment.
Food tasted great, portion size was OK. I had the albacore tuna, my date had the salmon. Dessert was matcha green tea creme brulee. Woman's Bathroom had purple lights which set the mood, was very clean, had large full length mirrors and full length doors, very nice!
Morden place, excellent service , menu for all tastes and budgets, life music.
Good food, but no one to greet you or seat you. We almost decided to leave after waiting at the desk for 15 minutes. had to go ask the hotel manager to call someone for service
The food was really good. It's a bit expensive but like I said, I was happy with my meal but would like more vegetarian options. I didn't really like the Ambience, there were sports playing in a supposedly semi-fine dining restaurant. Server was nice enough and they provided a small dessert for my boyfriends birthday.
Very fine dining. The food was exquisite. I have not had better tuna. The atmosphere was calm and easy to talk at the table. I enjoyed, and I think everyone did, at our table.
We went there on a Friday evening for a date night. When we arrived at 6:30 pm, the place was fairly empty except about 3 tables occupied. For a Friday evening, the place was not that crowded. The staff told us that it was still early.
The food was pretty good. The portion was big enough to be a meal but nor overwhelming and the quality was reasonably good. Considering many hotel foods are poor quality with overly priced tags, this restaurant served real food that we did not feel ripped off.
The free underground parking for the restaurant patrons was a nice touch for convenience. I would not want to walk a long distance outside before and after dinner especially in bad weather. It did not rain that day, but... you see my point...
Friday was a live music night. It turned out the performer was a familiar face. Most of the music he played that evening was a nice dance tune so that quite a number of couples made it to the dance floor. Of course, we did some boogie on the dance floor as well. Being a regular ballroom dancer, it was always a good thing to find a place to dance with dinner.
The only downside for us was that the dance floor was rather small and could hold only 4 or 5 couples comfortably at a time and the floor maintenance was not well done as it was quite sticky in many spots making it difficult for spins.
I still would recommend to others and definitely return in the future but will be quite hesitant to get on the dance floor now that I know the floor is sticky.
The food was excellent but what really made the evening was the friendliness, attentiveness and excellent recommendations from our server.
Highly recommended for a special event evening
Made a reservation for Father’s Day with my husband, parents and in-laws thinking we had the option of a la carte or brunch buffet but we were strongly discouraged from a la carte to the point that they wouldn’t even show us the menu. That was quite uncomfortable and annoying unfortunately so we ended up doing the buffet since we didn’t want to put a damper on the day so early. The food was tasty and had good variety but not enough for me to want to return for that, I would still want to try their menu items since looking at it online it looks very promising.
The highlight of the night was the fact that there was live piano music and he was great! He even took requests and made it lovely.
The table service was great. The bar tender was more concerned with the 2 girls vs dinning customers. Food was over priced even more for the deserts
Took mom there for mother’s day. Food tasted good, but they seemed short staffed and some things seemed to be prepared too early and not inspected before being brought out. Love music was a nice touch. But with better staffing on a busy occasion, service could be better. Not sure it was worth the value of the meal however.
Excellent food.....very tasty and the presentation of both their creative salad and the lamb shank was first class. Our Serbian waiter (I think the correct name was Vlad) was engaging, personable and attentive. There was a following of people who come to dance. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
ghost town....only 1 other table there. really hard to believe i just paid $5 for 5 pieces of cheap fried baguette
Eggs Benedict was not good cold and hard not soft eggs
The buffet lines were too long and too slow!
Great food, entertainment is top notch on a Saturday night, even if just to watch folks dancing.
It’s a great upscale dining environment. Food is not exactly high end however. They are good but not worth the price because for the same price or cheaper you can get better quality food elsewhere.
The environment is great! Service is good. Melissa, our server is excellent! The gentleman at the bar did a great job too!
Love the Saturday live music. Service is average for the price point in terms of speed and attentiveness, but the staff are really friendly. Food was delicious.
Great food in a quiet and nicely decorated restaurant. Will definitely be back.
A hidden secret - wonderful food and service, I was surprised it wasn't busier
I love this restaurant, it was a beautiful setting for Valentine’s Day. The food was good, I had the duck and it was my first time trying duck, it was a bit chewy but everything else was delicious.
The food was delicious. The portions and prices are fine dining standard.
Wild Fig is a good restaurant to take someone for dinner. Good food, ambience and service. You can buy good bottle of BC wine at reasonable price. There is free parking for guests at the restaurant level with easy access. I wholeheartedly recommend Wild Fig for a dinner date with someone special...
Took wife on a date night, Friendly Staff, great service, food was excellent. Surprised with a mixologist at the bar, very nice.
The Wild Fig - Coquitlam, BC is rated 3.5 stars by 209 OpenTable diners.
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