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.
Rainbowcrab and I went here with our groupon. I was very excitied to try the slow roasted lamb. I was sad to discover that they did not have the lamb at this location, but did at the Pemberton location. So I decided to try and roasted sirloin steak sandwich, and chose to have it with mayo, the spicy cilantro sauce ( Mmmm)
red and green peppers,onions and lettuce.
My sandwich was ok,, the meat was very dry. I was so disappointed by this. The sauce and bread were amazing. But that did not make up for the meat.
Rainbowcrab however had a more traditional sandwich. She had the turkey cold cut, and chose the spinich avacado spread, with a variety of veggies. She LOVED her sandwich!
Both sandwiches were huge and worth the money. We both want to go back. Yes i still want to try the lamb.
So will have to let you know how it goes.
Oh and the service was very friendly and helpful.
I love Mr Sushi.
You can tell a good sushi by its rice! The fish is really fresh, and they have a cute menu with Lynn Valley specific combos.
And the rolls are all of superb quality - Combos are excellent value. The place is small but cosy and on Friday nights, it feels like coming home to meet family!
Staff is superfriendly.
This used to be a hip place with good food, generous portions, and friendly staff. Now- not so much.
Our breakfast was not even mediocre, it was totally overpriced and the portions were tiny.
The Eggs Benedict for $9.00 ( half portion) consisted of a barely warm English Muffin (half), one egg with a bit of lukewarm sauce, 3 limp, raw spinach leaves. ( We had one half and one full portion, and they both were on the small side). We substituted the potatoes with "fruit" for an extra $3.00; these fruit were served very unimaginatively in a little half- cup and consisted of 5 melon pieces, 2 cut-up strawberries, 1 slice of orange.
A little more effort could have been put into the presentation - everything looked really "thrown together". And the waffles - better go to Whitespot, at least their service is fast and friendly.
The three of us paid $60.00 ( with tip) for a small breakfast that left us hungry. Not recommended if you want to go mountainbiking afte wards!
just one word WOOOOOW
love the food
love the inside
you feel like your in italy
me and couple of our friends we order 3 large pizza, it was very yummy and lots of cheese and topping in there, they make it so nice and fast FRESH FROM OVEN just love it.
there so friendly and nice, they have lots of nice pics in there resturant and belive it or not we took more than 10 pics of there walls
i dont know why there new address its not update it but here for some of you people wanna go there
please go and check it out its small place but we love it,,,
112-west 12 st north vancouver .....>in front of salvation army...
We went on Tues. for birthday beers & something to eat. The beer was OK, the service was basis. There appeared to be only one waitress serving a whole pub full of customers, so as a consequence service was slow. The lass in question was a little inexperienced too, but was trying hard.
The food was basic too. I would have liked the Guinness & steak pie, but this I was told had sold out, so I opted for the NY steak sandwich / burger. When the food came the (medium-rare) steak was tepid, while the chips (fries) & onion rings were hot, suggesting the steak had been sitting around waiting to be served. I sent the meal back to be re-heated & was rewarded with a few extra chips. However, the steak tasted as if it had been grilled on a recently sanitised hot plate. mmm ! Suspicious ! Not great. The battered onion rings were oily & basic.
Nevertheless, the pub was very popular. Most people had come to watch the hockey, the loud coverage of which made conversation difficult.
The place is conveniently located in Lower Lonsdale, has an affordable range of menu items, but whilst the beer & alcoholic beverages were OK, the standard of the food is sadly lacking.
Went to Nandos for a sunday lunch. There were lots of people there. Food was good and reasonable priced. I will go back. The place was clean and the chicken was very tasty. Lots of local people here. You order at the counter and food is brought to your table. All of the sauces are at your table.
Best soup and sandwich deal in North Vancouver. The service is awesome. Quick, fresh, and a great selection of soups. The split pea soup is my favorite. A smart alternative to the fast food restaurants, for the same price! Phoned ahead and got lunch for our whole crew, manager was kind and gave us a discount for the large order, wasn't expected, so it exceeded my expectations! Only thing I would suggest is that they update their Website, would order online more often. Otherwise, Good job!
Went to Lonsdale Quay with my daughter and decided on soup for our lunch. I had noted many people ordering here and they all seemed to enjoy their meal. I also noted that the soup was served in ceramic bowls if one choose to eat it at their counter or one of the nearby tables. Styrofoam is not the nicest tasting stuff in the world (although they do serve in styrofoam containter "to go").
I decided on the seafood chowder. My daughter had the chicken, garlic, mushroom. We each ordered a small and each one came with a large, tasty bun. Each was $5 and change.
OMG - the soup was good!!!! My seafood chowder had a delicious tomato based broth and big chunks of fish, as well as smaller pieces of shrimp and other seafood. It was soooooo tasty. The bun was nice too.
My daughter chicken, mushroom, garlic was divine. Lots of chicken and nice shrooms. Delicious broth.
We helped ourselves to water, there was also extra condiments (such as hot sauce) available to kick the soup up a notch if so desired. I liked the soup just the way it was. Hot and tasty.
I'll make this my go-to place when I visit the Quay.
Ordered a meat pizza, greasy, weird after taste. The pizza dough is bland and oily and the sauce is flavorless.
Ordered a thin crust Baja Thin Crust was like eating cardboard. There was no cilantro, there was way way way too much corn, it had no sauce at all. My daughter and I tried it and actually threw it away. And we never waste food. The crust seemed like it had been deep fried and then topped it was so greasy.
My stomach is hurting just sitting here writing this.
We were very disappointed and will definitely not be going back there. I called the manager and calmly told him our experience and explained I wanted no refund or gift cert. I just wanted him to speak to his chef and let him know that we were throwing food out. Actually it isn't food and I am not sure what it is.
We will never go back and will let others know. Boston Pizza used to have good food and it was tasty. If this is the standard of food now. Wow. They need to figure this out.
Too bad because all the big screens playing the game etc. It could have been fun, and it was early, but the place was empty.
We did eat our pizza's at home and did reheat them a bit, hoping to help the flavor. Nope.
Persian cuisine in a modern & chic ambiance at great prices. Zeitoon Restaurant is a true gem in North Vancouver's Central Lonsdale.
The atmosphere is great. Pictures of old Tehran along with persian music makes you feel you are dining in iran.
The staff are very friendly and polite.
The food is just great. It tastes like the food that you get in best persian restaurants in tehran and elsewhere in iran.
The restaurant also offers wine and beer which is fantastic because most persian restaurants don`t offer alcoholic drinks.
Had a hankering for Thai food, and we found this little place on Lonsdale somewhat by accident. We were very pleasantly suprised by how good the meal was. the dinnig area is very small but felt cozy, not cramped. The service was quick and cheerful, and food was delicious. We'll certainly be back!
The food is really very good, we thoroughly enjoy it. We've had a variety of dishes- Shanghai noodles, ginger beef, chicken and vegetables in a potato nest, spring rolls, wor wonton, special chow mein - all have been consistently delicious. And no MSG? What a bonus! Our new favourite Chinese food restaurant.
This place is small, i suppose one could say 'cozy' but that would be stretching things past the breaking point. My family went there on Saturday and found the place busy as to be expected, the lame part wasn't waiting for good food and good service, instead we waited 40 minutes for a crap table right beside the entrance way, a place where no table belongs as you get the constant rush of cold air each time the door opens-which is often. The service was then slow to non existent, i realize they are busy but i would categorize it as grossly understaffed. My pancake was bunt on the bottom (another sign of a rushed establishment being run on the cheap) my coffee was only refilled once and the service was rude and short. Non apologetic for the lousy service and i won't be coming back to this location. De Dutch is an otherwise great place to eat but this place is awful and needs to be reviewed on how they run things, either pony up and hire more people or limit your already limited seating.
I have eaten at Cheshire Cheese Inn at Carrie Cates ( Lonsdale Quay ) in North Vancouver a few times. I had the Prime Rib, a couple times which was very good, how ever only available on weekends, fri. & sat. nights. Also I have had the Fish & Chips Dinner a couple of times also. and that was good as well. inside Cheshire is comfortable and lots of room. The view looks out at Vancouver's Harbor, which is a Spectacular view, so I would recommend it, so have a meal and enjoy the view,,, Allan Cassidy
The bubble tea was amazing and the guy working there (may have been the owner) was really nice and provided excellent service, will definitely go back next time I'm in the area. I highly recommend the Peach milk slush, although there are so many flavours to choose from, I was very spoilt for choice!
I'll admit at the start. I only had a cup of coffee.
However, it was a darned GOOD cup of coffee.
The young woman working there was friendly. The coffee choices ample. I chose a volcanic roast. It was HOT, the way I like it and very tasty.
Excellent ambiance on a quiet evening overlooking the water.
Note to readers - this is a just a little place in Londsdale Quay - it is not a fine dining establishment, it is a self-serve coffee bar (for the purpose of my visit). However, the coffee was very good and I could not have asked for a nicer environment to enjoy it.
my family and I tried this restaurant about a week ago. I was excited to give it a try because it was on a popular TV Food show.
We ordered the same entrees as what was shown on tv. We were dissappointed because the portions were not the same as what we saw on the TV. in actuality it was much smaller. The vegetables looked and tasted over cooked and the pastry on the meat pie was quite dry. Half of the fries on my son's plate were burnt and the sandwich that came with it lacked substance.
We were also disappointment when the waitress told us that two people cannot share an entree that each person must order a minimum $5 worth from the menu or there will be a $5 sitting charge for each individual who didn't place a qualifying order. My younger daughter has a small appetite and would normally share from her brother or sister, but this time I had to order her a whole entree and ended up taking it home and with another charge for the take out container.
I am giving a low rating for Tomahawk because:
#1 the dining area was small and cramped, it was litterally elbow to elbow seating. Not comfortable at all.
#2 the wait staff were rarely available for table service.
#3 the food quality and portion size was not worth what they charge for it
#4 we were made to feel herded in to eat, then hurried out so they could seat the waiting customers.
we will not be returning to this restaurant.
This place was one of the best restaraunts that I have ever been to in my life. My family and I went there because one of our neighbors had suggested it. We walked in, and were seated in the back near a TV and we watched soccer to pass the time. The lighting was nice and not too bright, and we were served immediately. We got the fish tacos and palmito dip nachos, as well as a mumbai bowl. The fish tacos were to die for, and the dip was very rich and cheesy. The bowl was still great, but not up to compare with the others.
For dessert, we got a huge bowl of ice cream that was very beautifully made with strawberries, chocolate syrup, and other delicious toppings. The only bad thing about this was the price, it was completely worth the money and more. It totaled out to $55, and that was fine for us. A great restaraunt, i would suggest going there.
|4.||Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie|
|5.||Thai House Restaurant|
|6.||Honey Doughnuts and Goodies|
|7.||Arms Reach Bistro|
|12.||Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub|
|14.||Jagerhof Schnitzel House|
|1.||Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie|
|2.||Arms Reach Bistro|
|12.||Jagerhof Schnitzel House|
|14.||Thai House Restaurant|
|16.||Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub|
|17.||Cheshire Cheese Inn|
|20.||Honey Doughnuts and Goodies|