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Every so often I can actually get surprised. This is one of those times, yet I am not sure why. I have eaten at Montana’s before and it was ok. What I can say is that a lot of times it is just who you get to serve you or people that interact with your party.

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We took my son to celebrate his eighteenth birthday, the Big one for Canada but not so for BC waiting for his nineteenth, so we can stop wiping his butt, or so Darrell says.

We had originally wanted to have dinner at another of his favorite restaurants, but the lineup and wait was an hour and a half. Hell, I wouldn’t wait for me that long never mind a dinner.

So we trotted off across the parking lot to Montana’s. We even left our car in the forever wait for the restaurant to be rebels against the establishment and the long wait times….. ok we just didn’t want to have to find another parking stall.

Well, first things first we were seated in 26 minutes, much better. The menu also fits Darrell’s palate more here than it would have at the other dining establishment.

 

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Once we were sat the entire evening only kept getting better and better. Our waiter Chris took a minute to get to us, but once he did he continued to deliver.

He was one of those personalities that should be working at Disney, you know the ones, with a permanent smile that not only can you see but you can hear as well.

There were a couple things he did that were mistakes, no lemon in my water, a small glass instead of a large. But the fun really began when he brought Marie a large glass of water with her appropriate request of a wedge of Lime.

I then made a big deal about him being sexist all in good fun. He had a great sense of humor.

We all ordered different, a 10 oz steak, a plate of Ribs, beef dip and a Mac and Cheese

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Two appetizers, deep-fried cauliflower, and deep-fried pickles. The pickles were every bit as good as Texas where we originally had indulged. I would have preferred a cream dip instead but they were good none the less. Quite enjoyable.

The deep cauliflower had just had enough spice on them to give them a kick. The crisp factor was perfect and of course the, temp was perfect. This sauce or dip was perfect for the product it was meant.

Here’s the not so surprise, the ribs were great, but one would expect that …. The Beef Dip wasn’t served with an au jus which we told him it had been before where he commented “well not today and went and got us some” The Steak was juicy not quite to temp but the veggies were quite hot and very tasty.

Mikes Mac and Cheese was to his liking, which is always good. Unless you are eating at a 5 star restaurant most Mac and Cheese are really just that. Not bad But not overly great.

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Now after I have given Chris a hard time about my water and he has given us equally a hard time back, he removes they dinner dishes and asks us what we would like for dessert. We ask him to give us his favorites which opens the door for more bantering as he gives the ones with the most calories and he was thin as a rail and of course we have middle age spread. You can see the humor that continued on.

We had happy birthday sang to Mikes embarrassment, mission accomplished. Chris claiming to be a bad singer and we happily agreed.

OUT of the dozens of times we have been to Montana’s over the years with all sizes of groups, this was the most memorable. It was due in part because of our company Marie, but our waiter Chris truly made this an amazing night.

He told us we were fun, well let’s face facts we 

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were, but only because our waiter encouraged us to be, allowed us to be and was equally and more fun back.

We told Chris we were going to use his picture and of course write bad things about him…could not think of one. If you get to Montana’s in Langley stop in for dinner and ask to sit in Chris’ section, tell him Mr. Mom sent you and make sure he brings your damn lemon in a large water..LOLOL

Thanks Chris for a great night made better by your great service and personality…PS he’s in college for business and marketing good choice for this young man.

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