Steamworks Brewing Company – Gastown Food Persuasion Level : [rating=2] Value: [rating=3] Service : [rating=3] Ambiance: [rating=3] Price: $$ Cuisine: Pub, Restaurant lounge Location: Gastown, Downtown Vancouver www.steamworks.com
Steamworks, popular after work drinking spot. For $15 for a pitcher of Sangria, albeit watered down but for the price it’s a good deal. A pitcher of mojito is just as cheap. The seating was comfortable and the service friendly, all in all a pleasant place to wind down.
Now the food…
Typical pub like fare, the entrees are pub quality, meaning its step above a food court quality. We ordered the curry coconut halibut with pineapple, with a side of snap peas and rice -$22. Fish was fried and probably lightly battered, the oil was an overkill. You can tastes the heaviness of stale oil . The ripe pineapples were definitely from a can.
Maple glazed salmon filet – $21.49, we all agreed this was the better of the fish dishes. A nice smoky taste, again overcooked, made it chewy.
Veggie burger, portobello mozzarella was decent, the bread was soggy from the sauces. It would have been better if it were toasted. It came with a side of ceasar salad, which was drowned with dressing.
All in all I would go back for the pitchers but as a caution stay away from the entrees.