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4ThermidorWest EndSince July 23, 20117 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.4)
  • Food3 (2.9)
  • Service2 (2.1)
  • Value2 (2)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.4)

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Displaying 1 - 7 of 7 Reviews Found
Trees Organic Coffee450 Granville St., Vancouver
does not live up to the hype
Submitted Monday, July 23, 2012 - 12:20pm [Dine in]

I had a cappuccino and a slice of the raspberry cheesckake. Watery coffee of similar low quality as the one from the green-logo chain.Overpriced cheesecake which tasted like something from the frozen section of the supermarket, overly sweet and artificial, it reminded me of cough syrup. I paid $11, could have had a light dinner or a glass of wine elsewhere. Not coming back.

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Laziza Modern Mediterranean1175 Davie Street, Vancouver
rude and unprofessional
Submitted Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:25pm [Dine in]

I have gone several times to this place. Food is good although portions are rather small, ambience is nice and service is usually efficient. However, I'm giving it Poor Service and Value ratings because the last time I was there they charged me automatically an 18% gratuity. I know, the menu states this is done for groups of 6 or more, but the thing is we were just 3 persons. I usually leave a 15% tip so the difference was just 1 or 2 extra dollars, but I find it really rude and unprofessional to be charged in a way that is not explicitly stated. Too bad for such a nice place.

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Cosca1118 Denman Street, Vancouver
Good food, slow service
Submitted Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 12:51am [Dine in]

Went for dinner on a rainy evening. The place is small and it was full, I had to sat at the bar. I wanted the artichoke soup, but was told it was not available that day. Ordered the stuffed chicken and a glass of Chianti. My food took a looooooong time to arrive, maybe near half an hour. It was good, a chicken breast stuffed with baby spinach and cheese, served with asparagus and a peppers and tomato sauce, only a bit too salty for me (at least, I want to think it was too much salt and not MSG). But because of the long wait I can not really say it was worth. The worst part came at the end: they didn't have tiramisu. They said it had sold out, but it was 6 or 7 pm. There was a line-up at the door, so maybe they wanted me to leave. I'm not sure I'd go back.

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Enigma4397 West 10th Ave., Vancouver
Excellent food, excellent wine.
Submitted Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 12:35am [Dine in]

I have gone for dinner a couple of times. Once I had the combo with Moroccan soup, Moroccan lamb and creme brule, the other only a trout provencal style. Both were excellent. Bright, fresh flavors, perfectly seasoned, well prepared, nicely served. The house pinot noir is also very good, although the lamb needed a more robust wine, but it was my fault. Service is attentive but non intrusive. Excellent value, specially being in the expensive UBC area. This will be one of my favorite places.

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Banana Leaf3005 W Broadway, Vancouver
One more overestimated place
Submitted Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 4:16pm [Dine in]

Went for dinner with a friend to the Davie location. The music was too loud for a restaurant at 6 pm, but this seems to be common in Davie venues. Ordered roti canai to share, papaya soup, chicken with chilies and peanuts and the seafood laksa. Everything was just ok. I have had similar dishes before in SE Asia and in the US and the flavours here were rather dull and muted in comparison. It is a shame because I have seen most of the required ingredients readily available in stores around town, so I guess this is an adaptation to the local tastes, just an inoffensive and mediocre version of the real thing. Somewhat expensive too, given the portions size. More Vancouver hype.

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One More Sushi2155 Allison Road, #222, Vancouver
A Rip-off
Submitted Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 3:58pm [Dine in]

I went for dinner the other evening. Ordered miso soup and the chirashi don. When the soup arrived, it looked thick and yummy, but it was actually quite tasteless, just hot, salty water. As for the chirashi, for $14.95 I got 2 small pieces of salmon, 2 of tuna, 2 strips of octopus, 2 of egg, 1 prawn and, the worst part, 2 chunks of surimi. Surimi in a roll may be ok, but served as sashimi?? The tuna did not taste fresh and the rice was too acidic and dry, I left most of it. There are plenty of better and cheaper places around town, do not waste your money here.

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La Brasserie1091 Davie Street, Vancouver
Europe is soooo far away....
Submitted Friday, July 22, 2011 - 11:33pm [Dine in]

My friend and I just tried this place to celebrate our first year in Yawncouver... just in case we had forgotten this is not Europe, La Brasserie is an excellent reminder. We went on a Tuesday evening, there were a couple of tables available. Music was way too loud, we had to shout to hear ourselves and we could hear what the people in neighboring tables were shouting. We had a beer and a glass of wine, the latter was served in a huge glass but it contained less than 5 oz, not much for a $10 glass of cheap, dull wine. We had the onion soup, it was good. My friend was not very hungry so she had only the duck two ways appy, I had the suckling pig entree. Both were just OK. The duck was a bit tasteless and rather scarce even for an appy portion, and the pig somewhat dry and greasy at the same time. For $22 you would expect something much better, let alone the portion size. For dessert we shared a chocolate "mousse" which tasted like flour mixed with gelatin and sugar, probably the worst "mousse" we have ever had. We were served by two different waitresses, none came to ask how our food was and we just got our glasses of water filled once. We asked for the bill and we wanted to pay with credit but nobody came to pick up the card, after 10 minutes I had to go to the counter. We left a 10% tip which still was too much. We left with a huge nostalgia for even the most humble french/german bistro.... Ach!

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