I’ve been to many other Milestones locations in the past, but I’ve never been to the Crossroads location in Vancouver by the corner of Cambie and Broadway. Seeing how they were offering a special dinner for two for $50, Susanne and I figured now would be as good a time as any to pay them a visit. (Too bad I didn’t win this contest, eh?) There isn’t any real free parking in the area, but you can park in the underground public lot. It was $4 for 90 minutes.
For the special dinner for two, you share an appetizer, get an entree each, and share the dessert. We added a couple of drinks (as you can see above).
For the appetizer, we opted for the Crispy Honey Phyllo Shrimp. The breaded and deep-fried shrimp were quite good, but you have to be careful about only using a little of the honey sauce; otherwise it’s too sweet. We did find it odd that the dish came with seven shrimp, though, since it’s supposed to be shared by two people.
For my main dish, I went with the slow-roasted AAA prime rib. The regular cut provided a good amount of meat, but my medium-rare came out a little closer to medium than I would have liked. I still prefer the prime rib at the Keg.
Susanne opted for the top sirloin steak. This was a better choice, as the steak at Milestones is usually better than the prime rib. The sirloin was topped with Chilean crab and tiger shrimp in a lobster butter sauce. The sides are the same as the prime rib: mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
For dessert, we shared the caramel gingered apple crisp. It was accompanied by some vanilla gelato, caramel, and walnut crumble. It was just the right amount of gooey, but it would have been nice if there was more gelato.
After polishing off our drinks, adding in the tax and gratuity, the total bill came to just a touch over $80. (Damn that HST!) I wouldn’t say that the Crossroads location is any different than any other Milestones Restaurant, but it’s still a nice place for a nice dinner. The view into downtown and onto Cambie Street is nice; I just wish they validated parking.