El Furniture Warehouse (Whistler 2018): You Get What You Pay For
El Furniture Warehouse is an oddly named bar located in the heart of the Village Stroll of Whistler, a block north of the Village Gate Blvd overpass. Arriving in Whistler around 3pm on a late and rainy July weekday, we decided to stop by here to grab some appies (a lot of the big restaurants are closed around this time of the day).
Unfortunately, it seemed like everyone else had the same idea and we had a bit of a wait to be seated. As we later found out, they had a shortage of staff so they had trouble keeping up with the orders. Staffing shortages seemed to be a common theme during our visit as we noticed many restaurants displaying help wanted signs while other ones had to shut down completely for dinner service because they didn’t have enough staff.
One of the reasons why this place is so popular is probably due to their $5.95 all day food menu. Gotta admit that the price point is very attractive. We decided to order the Crispy Calamari, Honey Garlic Crispy Chicken Wings (+$1 for ranch dip with carrots and celery), and the Chili Con Queso Dip.
The calamari turned out to be a very small portion size (which is probably in line with the price). Dusted and served on top of toasted pita triangles, the fried calamari was accompanied by a spicy tzatziki dip.
The chicken wings were okay… not really crispy as the menu described and the honey garlic sauce seemed to be a bit too sweet for my preferences. The extra charge for the 2 carrot and celery sticks didn’t really seem worth it.
I think I enjoyed the dip the most. Served hot, this creamy 3 cheese dip with chipotle peppers, roasted corn, and spinach had both tortilla chips and lightly crisp pan bread for dipping.
Overall, the food and service was slow (which was probably due to the staffing shortage) and the food was just okay but as expected given the price. It also seemed that there were tons of add-ons to the menu options so that $5.95 price could inflate rather easily if you take all the upgrades.
4314 Main St
Posted on September 28, 2018, in Bar, Casual - burgers and stuff, Restaurant Review and tagged Appies, Bar, Calamari, Chicken Wings, Chili Con Queso, Food, restaurant review, Whistler. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.