Burgers + craft beers.
Dropped in for a visit to The Hub two Sundays ago. Was very impressed with the ambiance of this restaurant, nice large open space with plenty of room to move about.
Our waitress was solid. At our table in a reasonable amount of time with menu's , etc. Nothing outstanding about her service then again nothing really to complain about either.
The Hub falls into the same category as Earles, Cactus Club, Moxies etc. The same old menu with a couple of little changes here and there but basically you've seen it all before. One big difference with The Hub are the prices! They charge upwards of 15+ for simple things like burgers.
I ordered the Ahi Tuna burger that came with a 15 dollar price tag. The food arrived in a decent amount of time for being after 2pm in the afternoon on a Sunday. It was good. Was it worth 15 dollars accompanied by a tiny little salad with their own housemade dressing? In my view no.
What really ticked me off about The Hub and probably a deal breaker in terms of ever stepping foot in this place again was the beer I ordered. $6.50 for "a glass" of a local brew "Gypsy Tears". This was nowhere near a pint. I would loved to of had a measuring cup handy to measure out this ridiculous rip off.
$6.50 cents for that!? You have got to be kidding me.
I tend to avoid places where I feel I've been ripped off.
Being that I live walking distance to this restuarant, I've tried it out many times since it opened.
1. Decent ambience and fair number of TVs at the bar. Great for when I just want a few beers and watch the Canucks on TV.
2. Waitresses are attentive and friendly.
1. Menu is overpriced. Both food and drinks are alot compared to other pubs in the area and it doesn't take much to rack up a big bill.
2. The menu is limited. The only thing that kept me going back for dinners was the roast beef dinner, but I recently discovered that they took that off the menu. Huge mistake! They should be capitalizing more on menu items like that.
3. With the high ceilings, it can be extremely noisy when there are alot of people in the restaurant. If you're the type that likes to have a conversation with your guest without having to shout, then this is definately not the place to go.
Since they removed the roast beef dinner from the menu, I haven't returned. There's another pub calls Hops in the same complex that serves way better food, not as noisy, has alot of TV's for watching sports, and the prices are reasonable.
NEVER, Ever Again.
Poor service. Lousy atmosphere. Ordered a bottle of Pinot Gris wine and got some reusable water bottle of sparkling piss. What the heck is that??? Absolutely foul.
My wife and I then got the bill with the ADDED 18% TIP? WTF? Then go to pay and it asks what % tip again?
I get better food and service at McDonalds.
Was here for brunch with DH.
We arrived shortly after 12 pm.
Restaurant was half-full.
Server took our order at 12:15 pm.
Waited almost 45 minutes for a breakfast burrito & a huevos rancheros.
It comes with a skewer with one chunk each of a strawberry, a cantaloupe & a honeydew & a small cup of diced roasted potatoes.
At least the music wasn't that loud.
Went here for a birthday. While waiting for the group, we were standing by out long table and were ordered to sit down (some liquor license thing), so we could no longer all talk. When everyone arrived, they took first drink order but someone, after about 30 minutes, had to tell server we wanted to order. Food then took so long we thought they were shopping for the ongredients. I had a smoked salmon pizza. Think overdone bread, a thin layer of tomato sauce and topped with cold lox that should go on a bagel. What a joke of a kitchen. Never will I go here again. Vancouver has too many great places to waste time on slow service and mediocre food.
I went in for a quick bite on my way home. The first impression was good. It was well lit, clean, quiet. The menu seemed to be trying too hard so I settled for a simple steak sandwich(medium well) with gravy on the side.
When the food arrived, the steak was pre-cut in thin slices and spread over the garlic toast. It was also rare to medium rare rather than medium well, so I sent it back. The server returned with it about 2 minutes later. The cook had simply pan fried the steak pieces and re-served the meal with the same fries and garlic toast. The fries were dry, cold and tasteless. The gravy tasted as if it was canned and slightly burnt. The garlic toast was passable. I paid about $19 for this disaster.
This was arguably one of the worst meals that have had in along time. The ONLY saving grace was that at least the server was pleasant. I doubt that I will ever darken their door again.