Jenkins and I decided to check out the New Oxford Pub in Yaletown for dinner one evening. We both happened to have the Thursday off and did not feel like making dinner ourselves.
I was feeling rather indulgent that day and I was also pretty hungry so I suggested to Jenkins that we start off with some nachos. The plate of nachos that arrived at our table was huge. There wasn’t really anything unique about these nachos but they were really well executed with layers of cheese, tomatoes, olives, and jalapenos hitting every nacho. It bugs me when the bottom nachos are left completely bare but that wasn’t the case with the nachos here. There was also a healthy amount of side dips, including guacamole, sour cream, and salsa. I suspect that the salsa was not made in-house but I enjoyed eating the creamy guacamole more anyway.
Since it was a Thursday, I decided to go with that day’s special of steak frites for $13. I thought it was quite a good deal but admittedly, my piece of steak was quite small. In my case, it turned out to be just right since I had eaten so many nachos before my main course arrived. The flat iron steak was quite lean but fairly juicy and I didn’t feel the need to dip it in the accompanying beef jus. My fries were pretty good but standard.
Jenkins decided on the blackened chicken sandwich, which came with toppings of butter lettuce, tomato, cheddar, and some chipotle lime mayo on a brioche bun. He noted that the chicken was a little dry but still enjoyed this sandwich. He liked how the lime mayo added some zest to the chicken. Jenkins was a little healthier than me and opted for a side house salad instead of fries. I always like goat cheese with my salad and I thought it added a nice rich contrast with the tangy vinaigrette.
Jenkins and I had a nice meal at New Oxford. It has an interesting spin on traditional pub food and the items we tried all seemed fairly dependable. I think the menus at most Donelly Pub Group restaurants are fairly similar so you can probably try these items at most of their other locations.
1144 Homer Street, Vancouver