Me and my wife used to go here alot.
Don't get me wrong the food is good and
Good value. We used to love the atmosphere
Run by an italian family. Good staff. But in the
Last couple of years ill tell you things have totally
Changed. The last 3 times we went there
The service was a nightmare and the waiters
And waitresses just don't care whatsoever
They probably make minimum wage.
The last 2 times we were there they
Totally got our order wrong and made us
Wait without being apologetic.
The owners the husband and wife used to
Be caring individuals but they no longer
Seem to care about their business eighter.
When confronted they just didnt care no apology
And they jus blame their bad service
On the fact that their busy or their short staffed
If u don want to be dissappoited dont go here!
My family dined here tonight and my husband and I both ordered a combo sushi. I asked for wild salmon, usually I can always request wild salmon if the restaurant doesn't provide it as standard. I don't mind paying extra for wild. I was stunned to find out that they don't have wild, only farmed salmon! I find it quite sad that customers aren't asking for wild more, with so much information about the benefits of wild, and the detrimental effects of farmed...
For this reason alone we won't be back.
The food (other than the farmed salmon) was really good, the tuna melted in my mouth, and the price was great. Service was not very good at all, in fact really bad, but I would overlook this if the salmon was not farmed.
Too bad... :(
I was a bit skeptical because of the old reviews on here, but I was seriously craving chicken souvlaki and decided to try it out. Immediately I noticed the 'New Management' sign. My girlfriend and I ordered one of the dinner platters - expecting just enough food for two people and were amazed at how much we got! Not only that...but the food was freaking incredible. Lamb so tender it melts in your mouth, as well as beef and chicken marinated to perfection.
On top of that we had a super friendly waitress and the chefs even occasionally come out to great us. Finished the night off with a traditional Greek dessert (Baclava? I forget the name) and some tiramasu.
Ambience was also very good. Cozy and clean. Apparently everything has been completely renovated. Looks like they did a good job.
Also - TRY THE SANGRIA. Best I've ever had.
Well, I came here for the first time in the early 90's and I really don't remember what I had or how it was. My girlfriend took me here again after so many years for my birthday and boy, was it cheap and pretty good. I had the Pot Roast, it was good, nothing fancy and I had the salad buffet with it also. The dessert can be a bit better, not too bad, but I saw a pie out in the open that night on a cart, just sitting there, it should be covered or behind some glass so people that walk by don't sneeze or cough when going by.
Already in my reviews I always state that the people working anywhere, especially in the Food industry to tie their hair up and don't touch your face or hair. Not that I saw anything like this that night and oh, my friend told me she heard that the restaurant is the third place for being clean in the North Shore. I am happy to hear that.
The deco is ugly, the place does need reno's, it looks like the 80's still. Just as long as it's clean and the staff is clean.
The food is good. I had the Fish n' chips, burger, pasta dishes since I've been back this year. All cheap in price, which is great, considering no one has money these days.
All in All, try out this place, great for taking your mom and pop to. Good Food...Good Prices.....staff is pretty friendly. Service is ok. For the price you pay. Try this place out!
Thanks to Lynn and Brian, proud new owners of my favorite burger joint, Vera's on Lonsdale, North Vancouver, we can now sit in clean comfort within a newly-renovated much-improved environment, chowing down on my favorite Veggie extra cool works combo, while chatting with the ever-friendly staff and owners. They certainly are proud of their new digs, and obviously the staff are really happy about working there. Each time I come in (I am a shameless regular, so much so that the staff know what to make for me the moment I walk through their door) I FREQUENTLY bring in friends so that they can some day become inveterate regulars too. Staff are always very friendly, professional and happy, greeting everyone who comes in like they are old friends.
I will only go to my Lonsdale Vera's burger for my veggie burgers, and believe me, I've been all over Vancouver and North Shore looking for the best veggie. These guys here are the only ones who know just how much fixins to put in the burger, even compared to other Vera's in Vancouver! Therefore, this is the only place that provides me with what I want. And they can count on me to keep coming there, to dine in or take out.
My companion enjoyed her natural burger, also cool works, and agreed that this was the premier place, making the best burgers around the lower mainland.
So, folks, come in and try the new digs, fixed up like a little diner.
Chomp down on the best burgers in this area whether you're a carnivore or a veg...
Had dinner last night. New management has done an incredible job. The food was excellent and the service was fabulous. New deco was an added bonus. Menu is similar to previous owners but had a some extra speicals. Friendly, Family, Feel and I would highly recommend a try
OMG the new owners have hit a home run and I want to go back every day. This place is truly the best I have ever tasted. The new owners are Greek and know Greek food that is for certain. Nickky introduced herself and gave me the royal treatment. She brought me 3 or 4 things to taste for free, and we ordered every one of them. We were treated like part of the family and all that was missing was the sofa for me to lay down on after as I was so stuffed and the food was so good I could not resist trying it all.
I was in here a few months ago when old owners owned it, and I can tell you it has been renovated very nicely and it is so clean and fresh in there. I can't believe how it is so much different and so much better.
Order a jug of Sangria. Oh yeah, they have home made desserts, including ttaditional Greek desserts and even Tiramisu and Creme Brûlée. I had a coffee and it was served with a nice Belgian Chocolate square. Like I said, I was treated like royalty and am so excited that Nicky took over this place, I can even walk there, it's just across from McDonalds in Lynn Valley.
The best. The best. The best.
This place is great. They have amazing value in their lunch specials. The quality is always high and the food is very consistent. I have eaten here dozens of times for lunch and it is now one of my favorite lunch places on the North Shore. The food here is much better than the Thai House and the prices are better too. I recommend you give this place a try if your looking for a great lunch at a great price. You won't be disappointed.
I always enjoy my lunch at Capilano Sushi. Take out is always quick and the food is always good. They have specials for under $7.00 that are well worth it. Give this place a try and you won't regret it. I've tried all their local competitors and I say for the price you can't beat Capilano Sushi. One of my favorite lunch spots on the north shore.
This place has the very best cappuccinos, they are comparatively well priced and the people that work there are just great. They obviously enjoy being there and take pride in what they do - with good reason. I am addicted this coffee! The muffins are delicious and huge. Dog friendly patio too.
went to the Vera's in North Van and had stopped going for poor quality. The new owners were amazing and the place with its sports on the three or four televisions made the visit not only fun but interesting as there were different games on each TV. The food was top notch and service was excellent. We ordered the Canuck burger and we were not only served at our table but asked how it was. We felt like we were at a restaurant/pub as we never had to leave the table at any time. I will be back,
Unfortunately, service doesn’t come with a smile here. While their doughnuts are exquisitely tasteful, the staff attitude, on the other hand, is just the opposite. In fact, the last time I was there, one lady berated a couple of out of town tourists for having English as a second language, leaving a bitter taste in my mouth (not a good combination with their delicious doughnuts). I’m presuming she is the owner’s wife, judging from the rancid eau-de-arrogance emanating from her personality -- as if to say, “I (co)own this place, little minion, so yes, I can and will treat you like the dog excrement under my left shoe, and think NOTHING of it.” You stay classy, co-owner lady. I will come back for a doughnut, but let it be known that I will not provide you with a smile. Nor a tip.
I've been to Northlands a half dozen times or so. The food is excellent & the view can't be beat. However, the last couple times I've gone, the only server working is friendly but never around. Both times my husband had to chase him down to ask where our food was, & we waited over half an hour for our meals even though there were only a few tables occupied. Then we had to chase the server down again to pay the bill. It's a lovely place if you have ages to wait for your food, but I probably won't be going back for a while. Hopefully they shape up. It used to be a great place with excellent value, but the slow service is a real turnoff.
We decided on brunch this morning with a gift certificate for DeDutch.
It was Sunday morning at 11 am. We had to wait about 10 mins.
I agree with others, this place is very small. Although I find that many other of the DeDutch restaurants are also very small. I am not sure why.
But once I was seated I did not really care about the size of the place.
The coffee arrived right away, and was regularly filled, and we even got more cream when we were running low and we did not even ask.
I had the Boer’s (Farmer’s) which includes
Hash Browns, Ham, DeBakon*, Bratwurst,
Eggs and Hollandaise all places on a large dutch thin pancake, or what we might call a crepe.
The hashbrowns were my least favourite, not much flavour and not crisp enough.
My sunnyside eggs were perfect!, the bacon and ham were great and the Bratwust was amazing. It
was full of flavour, so juicy with a perfect grill char. I loved it.
The dutch pancake was great, with a bit of a chew to it, I would like to try it plain with lemon and sugar next time.
Rainbowcrab had the french toast with egg and bacon. She really enjoyed it all.
We got a great amount of food and left full and satisfied.
We will go back.
ok, I know, I know - this place to known for its great coffee and gelato and yes I know they have won all those awards for it.
yes I know they are busy and have a great following.
But holy cow - the sandwiches are a hidden gem.
I needed some food quick and was picking up coffee at the new Brazza so I got the grilled vegi sandwich.
Cost is $5.80 which is good value
the server asked to grill it and I said yes.
I minute later I was eating the most amazing sandwich ever.
It had some artichoke sundried tomato pesto with grilled peppers and goat feta cheese.
The flavours complimented each other so well and are of really high quality.
The sandwich was very tasty.
I told the older manger/owner guy that I loved the sandwich and he told me they grill there own stuff with their own
extra virgin olive oil that he makes in Italy on his familiies olive grove. It is the same oil that he sells at the cafe
which has won the World Olive Competition in Spain
I'll be back - even if it is just for the food
my only complaint is that it is usually busy in there - so plan your trip.
This place has the best desserts hands down, in comparison to Thierry's..this place is the best. They always have everything available once they open, like cakes, macaroons, chocolates, etc. The coffee is fantastic, its a very nice blend, its not bitter, and its never burnt. However, they can improve on the service. Most of the servers that work here have a "So what do you want? And now get the hell out" kind of attitude, they are attentive for the most part, but they are never friendly, and they seem annoyed all the time. What I find most strange is that you first place an order for say, a box of 12 macaroons, and then you tell the server that you want to pick your own flavours. You then stand on the side, and wait until a server calls your name. When the server calls your name, you go back to the counter, however, you have to push and shove your way through the counter, because there are always crowds of people just standing there waiting to be served, just to pick your flavours. I really do not understand why the customer cannot just tell the server the flavours that they want when they order. They make it more complicated than it really is.
Food: Coffee was old. Muffin was hard and stale tasting.
Server: She was very nice. But she was overworked by the owner.
Location: Convenient location, but the place seemed crowded and unorganized.
Some of the other items looked nice but not sure how fresh they are when I watched them take out frozen pastries from the fridge and let them defrost before serving them. I wonder when they were really made. Price wasn't too bad.
I would not return here because I don't think they stuff is fresh.
Our family went for brunch and although the place is hard to find we were glad we persisted. Breakfast was delicious with something for everyone. No kids menu for breakfast, however, the server assured us there was a kids menu with sandwiches pastas, no kids menu for eggs. There was one item on the menu for one egg and toast for around five bucks.
Coffee was delicious.
OK, I'm really not into writing reviews of places (SPECIALLY the ones I've only been to once), unless they're REALLY good or REALLY bad.
And I must say this, I have ABSOLUTELY no idea what these people who wrote the bad reviews are talking about!!!
I love Italian food and was really puzzled by the excellent and awful reviews I've seen here, so following the advice of one of them, I decided to ignore the bad critics and see it by myself (thank you for that, by the way!)
This is simply the coziest Italian restaurant I've EVER been to (and I've been to Italy!) I felt like I was in a Godfather scene.
It's the perfect place for a family celebration, a romantic dinner, a gathering with friends (all of which I've seen there and can picture myself doing) or just go by yourself and have a very pleasant experience (like I did - so in this particular case, it was ALL about the restaurant, not the company).
The food is great, so is the wine, the place is completely lovely and all the staff is very good, VERY attentive and friendly! The owner himself (straight out of Sicily, I must add) came out of the kitchen more than once to check on the clients and we chatted for a long time.
So I can only imagine that the bad reviews come from people who may have been there in a very crowded, busy weekend. My advice, choose another day, perhaps. But just do yourselves a favor and make your own opinion on it!
I found out about Thomas Haas from this website because it is one of the most highly rated places so I decided to head out to north vancouver to give it a try. I ordered a cappuccino - $3.25, 4 of their individual desserts to take home - $22 and a box of 18 chocolates - $30.. for a total of $61.88
My experience.. The place is kind of tucked away once finding it I enter and it's crowded (went on a saturday afternoon) There's nowhere to really stand, there are people sitting along the window enjoying a coffee with the line up kind of bumping into/squeezing past them. Not the most comfortable place to dine in. Actually I felt very uncomfortable being in there and would never stay there to eat and drink unless the place was empty. The tight crowded space is my only complaint.
The service was very professional and friendly.
The cappuccino - WOW.. what have I been drinking all the other times that I order a cappuccino at the popular coffee spots? This is the best cappuccino I have ever drank out of a cardboard cup!
The desserts - I had them with my wife and were very good.. Next time we go to a dinner I think we will supply the dessert from here -) She loved the "caramel & chocolate brownie cake"
The chocolates/truffles - I had a selection and was impressed, I loved the "merlot" with a nice chocolate/wine taste. Also the "marc de champagne" was nice (milk chocolate gnache perfumed with champagne and eau de vie from champagne grapes.
Overall, if you are looking for an excellent coffee/dessert spot you must try this one out.
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