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360VancouverSince November 24, 200831 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3.5 (3.7)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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Cafe Regalade2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Upgrading my review
Submitted Monday, October 31, 2011 - 2:08pm [Dine in]

I've eaten at Steeve's many times since I first posted a review. Since then, I've found their food to be absolutely fantastic. I am a real fan of their breakfasts now. I like how some breakfasts come in a hot skillet with a sauce depending on what ingredients are used. This is something I never cook myself at home. Although the food is a bit pricy, it's worth it considering how much work goes into the food. The seasoning is just right, food is full of flavor, breakfasts always comes out hot, and they really encourage a balanced meal with a salad included in almost all meals.

The place is a little cramped, reminiscent of Paris, but that's genuine French dining if you ask me. I think it's cool that you can see into the kitchen yet never smell of cooking afterwards. However, if you don't go at the right time/day, you often have to wait quite a while. But they ease the wait with some snacks or drinks. The place is often fully booked at night. When I'm looking for a really well made European breakfast, I go here. The servers are always really friendly & Steeve is more than gracious.

And did I mention the baguettes are perfectly crispy?

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Laleh Bakery130 W. 15th St., North Vancouver
My go-to bakery for sweets
Submitted Monday, October 31, 2011 - 1:51pm [Take-out]

This is my second rave review of this place!

They have exotic versions of western cookies such a jam sandwiches, bird's nests, and chewy and light macaroons. Their ingredients include coconut, rosewater, pistachio, honey, walnut, almond, etc. They have Iranian cookies such as clover-shaped ones made with chickpea flour, sweet flaky cookies (some made with coconut or honey) that are great dipped in coffee. Nothing is too sweet. They also have some sweets similar to Indian and Greek desserts. They're fried/baked & come with a sticky sauce.

I'm really surprised with how their cream lasts. I had their profiteroles and they still taste soft days after. I don't order a lot of their cakes because I don't like desserts that have a lot of cream. But the cream is really soft & light. Only thing I didn't like the other day were these wafers that look like Manner wafers from Austria. These, compared to the well-known brand, were stale. They're new items. But everything else is great. Not too sweet, soft & crumbly, crunchy, buttery, flaky, and creamy. I've tried a lot & I keep coming back.

Sometimes I have to wait as long as 10 mins because the lady owner is the only one working there. But at other times, you don't have to wait at all.

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Notte's Bon Ton Pastry & Confectionery3150 West Broadway, Vancouver
I'd give it a 2.5-3
Submitted Monday, October 31, 2011 - 1:28pm [Take-out]

Here's why:

I've been there twice & i've tried a number of cookies, pastries & cakes. and i think the best thing there is 1 cookie: the jam sandwich. the jam sandwich is buttery, a bit firm, & not too sweet. you can keep it for a few days. some of the macaroons are good, not all. I also found the Napoleon & custard quite good.

What I don't like about this place is their overuse of butter cream. The florentine has it, some of the cookies have it. And their butter cream is too hard & too rich. I tried a Vienna hoping I could get a taste of Sacher torte from Vienna, but it was so far from an Austrian cake. It was dry & i didn't finish it. Many of their cookies are hard; they're supposed to be. But because of that, there isn't much choice of cookies. The diplomat was a huge disappointment when everyone raved about it here. It was not crispy cuz when we cut into it the first time, it was so hard that the knife didn't come out. Same problem with the butter cream in that.

This place is a hit & a miss. I've thrown out or didn't want to eat atleast half the baked goods I bought from them. The stuff is not cheap too. Spent about $15 on baked goods each time, plus $15 for the diplomat.

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Cheesecake Etc.2141 Granville, Vancouver
It's about personal preference
Submitted Friday, June 3, 2011 - 9:47am [Dine in]

I thought this place was good cuz of the stars it received but I could've/should've read the reviews closer. I don't like their style of cheesecake. It was too soft & it has no base. I just ate a slice of mush. It tastes fine but I don't like the texture (I like mine firmer) and lack of pie shell (who makes a cheescake with a shell?! ever heard of contrast?). Also, it's not that worth it, cuz after I ate my cheesecake with strawberries, had a few bites of my friend's cheesecake, I didn't feel satisfied. I ended up going to Safeway for packaged cheesecake from their bakery & it was so much better, sorry to say. Very disappointed. Other than that, the service was good & you don't have to wait for a table.

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Sushi King House8176 Granville Street, Vancouver
The place for sushi to go
Submitted Friday, October 29, 2010 - 12:56pm [Take-out]

I thought this place was great. They took my order nicely and was ready in time for pick up. We ordered a small salmon sashimi and it was quite filling. It was farmed salmon but some people like that anyway, a generous size, with a decent amount of fattiness. 5 pieces was more than enough for 2 people! Also got the BC roll (bigger than I expected) and the chopped scallop roll. Both really fresh with more filling than rice. I would definitely order to go again (do it as early as possible for discounts) or even sit down for a quick bite. It's not fancy & I don't know how good the other food is, but it still gets a thumbs up from me.

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O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
Great for anytime
Submitted Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 10:23am [Dine in]

So what is a good place to eat? O'Douls!

It's more on the pricy side but it's considered fine dining. And it's not as expensive as other places. The bennies are great & they usually cook it right. It comes with deliciously crisp potatoes & some fresh fruit. I've been to more expensive places that gave me unripened fruit! Afternoon dishes like caesar salads are great with anchovies & shaved parmesan. It's also great in the evening with live jazz music. The service is usually very good with servers smiling at you even if they aren't serving you.

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Biercraft Tap and Tapas Bar1191 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Pretty good & probably would be back
Submitted Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 10:19am [Dine in]

I like Stella's in general but wouldn't come to this location purposely.

The seating is great because they let people sit anywhere (I heard), which is not like the other location. The view of people on the street is, I'd have to say, eclectic.

The service began good but became annoying. We ordered the pork tenderloin & the middle piece was shiny, thus RAW. when we said that, the server actually argued against us. Then after, made us feel bad for saying that it was raw. Are you kidding me? We can get sick! Moreoever, never argue against your customers. The chicken wings were on the dry side & too sour. So I wouldn't recommend them. The chocolate cake dessert was quite good & their whipped cream is so light. The cake could be a bit more moist. I think the chef at this location isn't as skilled (raw meat). He cut it too. Why doesn't he look at its doneness? Flavor of the meat was good nonetheless. Fruli is the best sweet beer you can find in Vancouver.

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Biercraft Bistro3305 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Cambie's Stella's is slightly better
Submitted Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 10:07am [Dine in]

I like Cambie's Stella's because of its service & selection.

Although in the beginning, the host wasn't nice because we couldn't get a bigger table because they claimed "we need to save it for Potential customers", the actual server gave us great service. Unlike many people, we actually use the 2 tables because we sit NEXT to each other. And the area is so cramped that in order to avoid hitting someone, i have to walk through other tables & actually ASK people to move so I can walk through! Bad spacing!

I like the selection of beer better and the menu is easier to understand too! THey actually separate the types of beer. The pork chop came out perfectly cooked. The mussels was good but not really hot & some pieces were really big. However, the pieces all tasted good (not fishy nor had sand). Also cuz it's closer, I would come back to this Stella's. Stella's chef know how to blend flavors together.

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Falconetti's1812 Commercial St., Vancouver
Disappointing
Submitted Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 9:56am [Dine in]

I came because I saw positive reviews. As soon as I entered, I had this bad feeling & I should have left.

First, I ordered the soft tacos (it comes with 3) and the tortillas were not even warm & they were too floury. Definitely have had better (look for my other reviews of similar places). The sausage that I chose was good though. The hot dog was definitely better. But too expensive (7.50) when I can just make it myself at home. But it was good cuz of the sauce. And it wasn't piping hot. We also had the kalamari. BAD CHOICE. it says grilled. it had no grill marks. it also didn't say it was tossed with sauce. so it was soupy wet. it also comes with pita (doesn't say that on the menu) and the portion of kalamari was like... 7 pieces in total? rip off for 7 bucks. The pita was soggy because of the unstated soupiness of the dish. If they had just stated how it was cooked on the menu & not LIED about it, then i wouldn't have ordered it because I don't want a blanched kalamari that's soupy. HOwever, the ingredients seem fresh. I'll give them that.

Also, the service wasn't that great. When I complained, the person didn't seem understanding at all. No smiles or anything & it wasn't busy & it was early in the day too. But I'm still giving it a decent rating. Also, they opened a huge window & it was freezing cold as a result & they didn't even bother to ask if other patrons would like it. Plus, there was construction going on outside which didn't make sense to have a window open! I don't plan to come back nor recommend anyone who has a good palate to eat here.

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Caffe Buongiorno505 W Pender Street, Vancouver
Really wanna give this place a 2
Submitted Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 10:52pm [Dine in]

I came in purely out of convenience. The ham & cheese croissant wasn't good as the cheese wasn't completely melted & there was too much ham & it wasn't even hot off the grill. I didn't even finish it. The omelette is made in the microwave. It doesn't taste bad but it looks really dried & that's just wrong. You don't cook a meal in the microwave. The cappucino that was supposedly a 12 oz looked more like an 8 oz. I spent almost $20. If I had more time, I would have gone elsewhere. Also, the tea is not quality tea. Even without looking at the tag, I can taste the tea isn't as good as what I make at home (Red Rose, Stash, etc). I also suspect the cream is neither half & half nor full fat cream.

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Sweet Revenge Patisserie4160 Main Street, Vancouver
Great for takeout
Submitted Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 8:58pm [Dine in]

I always come here to get my sugar fix. but I never eat there becuase it's always packed & it doesn't look enjoyable to sit (seems it can get too hot & crowded). When I order, I get my food within minutes from a guy with a decent attitude & I'm out the door.

I haven't tried a lot of cakes but I like the zucotto & the traditional chocolate cake. No hard frosting or dried parts. I've read most of the reviews here & I don't understand why people keep saying it's overpriced. Any cheaper & better place would be to go to Safeway or Save-on & buy a huge cake.

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