We got a gift certificate to head to one of the Glowbal group's of restaurants. We looked over all the menus and the Glowbal Lounge was the only thing that was vaguely interesting.
Considering we had to wait 5 (literal) minutes just to see anyone, they started on the wrong foot. We selected to sit on the patio as it's nearing the end of summer so you might as well take advantage of it, right?
We orders the Kobe Meatball skewer, the blackened wild salmon and a prawn skewer. These were quite uninspired.
I ordered a 10 oz strip loin steak and my wife did the same. We both ordered medium rare and I had the polenta side and she had the mushroom risotto. My wife's steak was medium rare to rare (which we're ok with) while mine was almost spot on.
My polenta was great and matched well with the bottle of shiraz we got, while the risotto was done well, yet kind of bland...
Dessert was lemon cheese cake and the Baily's bread pudding. The lemon cheesecake was more like a vanilla custard with lemon rind on top while the bread pudding was superb.
I think I might be projecting a bit, but my expectations with respect to the bill was not to par. I felt for the same dollar I could have received a better meal. I guess if I cared about "being seen" that would have been a terrific experience, but if I bother to venture to Yaletown again, I think I can use $200 better at the Blue Water Cafe.
I think the product they are pushing is simply "lost on me." I don't wish to be a character in the Twilight saga or Perez Hilton...