I went to Val's about a month ago. It was very nice. I was with a group of 8 and they got us a nice big table set up and our waitress took great care of us. The food was DELICIOUS... I was visiting from out of state and thought it was a little high priced, but the restraunt was classy enough to make up for it... ps, the clam chowder is FANTASTIC!
HAVE BEEN A CUSTOMER FOR MANY YEARS..EVEN WHEN I WAS A COMPETITOR AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SATISFIED WITH THE FOOD AND SERVICE. THE BROTHERS THAT OWN VAL'S ARE SUPER GUYS.
QUANITY AND QUALITY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN VERY GOOD FOR THE PRICES CHARGED.
HAVE SUGGESTED TO MANY INCLUDING MY OLD RESTAURANT PATRONS.
TRY VAL'S....YOU WILL BE HAPPY.
Not getting the other side of the story, below, I would say I've never had a problem at Val's, and nothing but good food. It's a tad pricey, but that's compared to local restaurants, not to the 'good' variety that charge $90/meal. Val's menu is great. Big ribs. Big prime rib. Actual French onion soup, with cheese and onions and croutons (hot though). Steaks. Don't know about every menu selection. But what I've had has been outstanding. Completed with berry pie and vanilla ice cream. The waiters are just fine. The 'owner' has always been pleasant. The kareoke is always set up in the side-room, the bar. But I've never heard it. I don't go for the kareoke. I go for the great food.
Lately I’ve travel a lot since I have taken a new property over in Seattle. After coming home from SFO I always make my way to Val’s which is always every other week. I went to Val’s yesterday thinking about trying Val’s lamb since I’ve always come for their steaks BIG MISTAKE the lamb horrible. On top of that the waitress took 30 min to take our order and another 45 min to get our order.
The waitress was very pleasant. My guest and I decided that the lamb was not good and we decided to return the lamb and asked to be taken off our bill. The waitress said “she would talk to the owner.” She cam back some time later and said “ we can not take the lamb off the bill to the fact we believe you ate half the meal.” We stated that was outrages. She came back some time later and said don’t worry about she has taken the lamb off the bill.
The “owner” out of no where comes up after the fact and says” I heard you have a problem?” we said “yes the lamb was horrible” anyways making the a long story short the “owner” told us to F U and walked away. Never in my life have I ever had the “owner” tell you to F’OFF. It took a min in disbelief so we started to get up and the “owner” again started to come towards us, so I happen to mention how shocked and disappointed we were to have heard that from him. He gone one saying f’off to me and he was calling the police to get the F**k out of here.
STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE
At one time Val’s was a great place to eat and hang out. I have been going to Val’s sense I was a little boy. the last few years the food had gotten worse and worse. How long can a place stay in business with lousy food? I had a good time at the bar. =) Somewhat loud with the karaoke. The building is nice one. I hate to see another old time restaurant leave Daly City. Can the owner not have a clue that the food is bad?
In fairness, these are two businesses within one entity. The restaurant is cozy, food is good but nothing excitingly different. Slightly overpriced for what it is. Convenient adjoining bar for cocktails or after dinner drinks. Entertainment on week-ends (karaoke and dancing) a good twist. However, we noticed the drink prices are rediculously increased on those nights. Karaoke livens up the place and allows locals to experience a releasing evening closer to home. BUT, they seriously should look into getting karaoke DJ's who are more professional than that old guy that makes insulting remarks and faces. Is short and curt when you ask for his assistance or simply inquire then tells people they can't sing. They also have restrictions on what language you can sing. Apparantly, the owner doesn't allow chinese or spanish songs to be sung there. Isn't that discriminatory? I would recommend the restaurant, but the lounge? Not really.
You enter the doorway and immediately you are thrown back in time. Imagine an era when big cars pulled up to the front and the matre'd would come and great you. Where the smell of great food intoxicated you with your first breath. Yes you can wait in the bar and I even recommend it. there you will take in an older classier atmosphere reminencent of Sinatra and Bogey, maybe even Dashiel Hammet. The drinks are for real drinkers so watch yourself. Look around and the portraits of beautiful women on the walls mixed in with Daly City, San Francisco and South City Sports memorabilia will put you in a space you won't want to leave. Dinner will be a wonderful warm four course meal. Always enough on the plate and always what you expected. Service is impeccable. Atmosphere is relaxed and never loud. The Local Government and Police Buildings support Val's. You should eat here at least once a month. Sunday Brunch is great for Mama and Dinners are perfect for your wife or dates.
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