Good Family Food

This evening, the ever-loving and I went for dinner to Tom & Jerry’s on Hastings by Slocan.  I used to go there almost every Saturday morning for breakfast when I did my weekly laundry in a place that used to be on that block in the 1990s.  Herself and I even had a Christmas dinner there about a dozen years ago .

It hasn’t changed much since I was last there, though I think they name may have changed to “Moulin Rouge”.  It is a family oriented restaurant that specializes in roadhouse-fare such as breaded veal cutlets, baby back liver, and Salisbury steak.  It is clean and friendly and extraordinarily value-oriented.  The boss had the salmon special, while I had a schnitzel.  The servings were enormous (neither of us managed to finish our plates) and the food was  certainly a lot more than adequate.  With a (good-sized) glass of wine, we spent less than $30 and both of us are complaining about how full we feel!

This is not a multi-star restaurant with a huge reputation, but I enjoyed my dinner more than I have in many establishments ten times the price and with gourmet stars.  Good for them!

2 Responses to Good Family Food

  1. Tak Uyede says:

    Did you know that the owner is an East Van boy who made it big and became a chef at the Four Seasons?

    Tak Uyede

    1803 Venables Street

    Vancouver, B.C. V5L 2H6

    Home: 604 253 9689

    Tak’s Cell: 604 209 4730

    Home e-mail:


    • jakking says:

      Hi Tak: I did not know that. When I used to go, it was run by Big Al, a New Orleand chef, who eventually opened his own place on 12th & Slocan (changed again since then)

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