|Cuisine Type |||French, Seafood|
|Ambiance |||Romantic Spot, Waterside, Dancing, Fine Dining|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Teas, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Beer & Wine, Party Space|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||At the south end of 1st Avenue, west of No. 1 Road|
|Cross Street |||1st Avenue|
|Tues-Fri: 11AM to 10PM; Sat & Sun:10AM-10PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 12, 2008
Reflections Gastronomie, chic enough for downtown dining, is an unexpected but pleasant surprise in a quaint fishing village known more for souvenir shops and fish and chips joints. Pale yellow walls and muted sand and beige tones provide a serene dining environment, while floor-to-ceiling windows offer sweeping views of the Fraser River, with the occasional fishing boat chugging past. Enjoy your meal in the formal white table-clothed dining room on the main floor, or duck upstairs for a more casual dining experience.
More than Fish and Chips
The restaurant’s proximity to the Steveston docks and the daily fresh markets makes seafood an obvious choice. For starters, try the swiss-style salmon carpaccio or the mussels espagnole. Meat lovers are also spoiled for choice. Among the 10 options of the seasonally-changing menu, you might find European-based dishes like lamb chasseur, German schnitzel, and the intriguing cocoa and red wine braised short ribs. Deli platters are perfect for hors d’oeuvres or for sharing. The hefty Italian platter includes a selection of charcuterie, cheeses and olives. A cheese and cracker platter and a meat platter packed with kebobs, sausages, satays and chicken wings are also available.
An Evening Hotspot
After dinner hours Reflections Gastronomie’s upstairs room transforms into a cozy martini and wine lounge. Drink specials are a hit with the locals. Every other Friday, they squeeze inside for hot salsa nights. Watch the dancing on the sidelines apres dinner, or join the crowd on the dance floor and boogie the night away. For something more prim and proper, try Saturday afternoon high tea. Quality tea blends and delightful bits of crustless sandwiches are served from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Parking: Free parking lots nearby, free street parking with a maximum of one hour.