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.
We usually visit a place at Park and Tilford for our occasional Friday night Chinese food take-out feast but I was curious/anxious/desperate to try someplace different, yet not too far away for easy pickup. Perusing the Dine Here reviews for nearby Chinese restaurants, I came across the Grace Wok on Queensbury, not 6 blocks from our place. I’d seen the restaurant front many times driving by but it never inspired me to give it a shot. The few reviews for the food were good and it had a website with a menu for ordering. Wife was quite hesitant to try someplace new since she must have her traditional Wonton Soup and BBQ Pork Chow Mein but I managed to twist her arm with the promise of an after dinner foot rub. So along with the Mein and a double order of the soup, I also ordered Chicken with Sweet Ginger and Pineapple, and Szechuan Style Beef. If you order more than $30, you get a free Shredded Chicken Fried Rice. So we had lots of food for three ($40 for pickup), with several late night leftovers for number 2 son.
The Grace is a takeout/delivery place only, which quickly becomes apparent when you walk into the Spartan store. There is a basic green and white tile floor with a scattering of simple tables and chairs and a rudimentary half wall separating the kitchen from the take-out waiting area. We had to wait about 5 minutes for our order to be finished so the sounds of clattering woks and cleavers on cutting blocks filled the air along with the aromas of a Chinese kitchen. They certainly aren’t wasting money on décor but then who cares when you are just there to pickup. If they pass all their food inspections, I’m good to go.
So we toted our containers back to the truck for the short hop home and unwrapped everything on the kitchen counter. First impressions were good; the food looked very fresh and different from our usual Canadian Chinese fare so we hungrily dug in. The Wonton soup was hefty minced pork wontons in a flavourful broth; one order would have been enough for three so we have a container in the fridge for lunch tomorrow.The Chow Mein was a thin round noodle fried with a dark soy dressing and slivers of BBQ pork, onion, cabbage and bean sprouts; a bit over salty with soy but still delicious with an excellent noodle bite. The Chicken with Sweet Ginger and Pineapple was tender chicken with brightly coloured peppers and pineapple cooked in a sweet-tart sauce. The Szechuan style beef was battered, deep fried beef strips, cooked in an appropriately bold and spicy sauce with diced peppers and onions. The Chicken Fried Rice was the usual light and mild dish, making a nice background for the Szechuan beef.
Overall, the food was delicious and we’re kicking ourselves for not trying the Grace sooner. We’ll be back to order from their more extensive printed take-out menu now that we have on pinned to the fridge. And the wife didn't forget I owed her a foot rub.....
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.
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