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Dec. 11th, 2006 @ 07:32 pm Paragon - Carlton Hotel
I went to this place for a late lunch today, I've walked past this place a number of times. I'd never thought of having lunch here until my boyfriend asked about it. I remember going to this place when it had a different name it was a Greek restaurant in the late 80s early 90s, a friend of mine had taken me to that place.

My boyfriend and I walked in, looked at the menu and it was Greek food. We thought 'Hey, why not. The Greek's can't go wrong.' The food was amazing and the price of their luncheon menu was perfect. I had the steak sandwich was $12.99 but they charged me $1.00 more I didn't raise a big stink about it and they did forget to bring me my Greek salad, again, I didn't raise a stink. I had absolutely no space for it and I would have wasted the food. The steak was cooked to my liking, medium rare, it took me no effort in cutting it. I had the fries, perfect, I didn't get the gravy, thankfully. My boyfriend had some ground sirloin steak, it tasted okay, I'm not into ground sirloin steak or any salisbury steak stuff so whatever. He enjoyed his meal which came with veggies soup or salad. His meal was $9.99 and was super filling, it also came with a bread basket of french bread and multigrain bread.

The service was pleasant, she didn't come by 5 minutes after she served the food, I guess that was okay. The place was quiet around the time we were there which was about 3:30pm. They usually have business people there for lunch and the waitress mentioned to me that if we like jazz music that on Friday nights after 5:30pm until 9ish they have a live band playing, and it's a more upbeat jazz band. That sounds like a plan. I asked what the clientele was like and she said they have a mixture of the crowd. She mentioned the types of people that stay in the hotel are from the reserves and they usually sit in the dining area and the people that stay for jazz are a mix of people. I guess my boyfriend and I will have to check it out one of these days and let you know.

But I was quite impressed with the food. You know, I've been to the Garwood Grill for steak and eggs and was NOT impressed, it was dry and without flavour. This place was great and cooked to perfection. It's a great place for a quick fix. But if I want to go for a really good steak it would be either NV, The Keg around Whyte Ridge, or Rae and Jerry's. Quick fix would be Paragon or Kristina's.

Check this place out and you can't go wrong especially for location because it's downtown right by the convention centre and the Delta hotel.
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