Restaurant Review: Venetis Restaurant

By Sherman Chan,
Special to The Post


The Escargot for with cheese was a fairly decent version. However, the seasoning lacked garlic and butter. Hence, the escargot was more about texture rather than flavour. Our meals included the basic Salad Bar. Although there was a lack of variety, I was impressed with the freshness of the items. 

For my main, I had the King Cut Prime Rib with fries. It was prepared medium-rare, but more on the rare side, which I preferred. The cap was tender and fatty while the mid-section was meatier and a touch chewy. I wasn't fond of the gravy. I would've enjoyed an au jus instead. Surprisingly, the fries were house-cut and prepared expertly.

Unfortunately, the New York Strip was uneven in thickness which also meant the doneness was inconsistent. One end was past medium while the rest of it was medium-rare. The small portion that was medium-rare was tender and delicious. I liked the smoky and appealing char on the exterior.

We also got the Veal Oscar featuring Bearnaise with baby shrimp. Although the breading was a bit thick and lacking in crispiness, the meat inside was tender and exhibited a natural texture. The sauce was thick and not overly rich while being flavourful.

Venetis is a restaurant from yesteryear (like circa 1970s) where the decor is dim and full of wood and vinyl.  The menu is traditional and so is the preparation of the food.  Not the sexiest option out there, but solid food for a reasonable price.


Venetis Restaurant

20511 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC


The Good:

• Reasonable pricing

• Decent eats

• Well-portioned


The Bad:

• Decor that would fit in with Three's Company (if you know what that is)

• Food is basic


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