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alagRichmondSince October 11, 20102 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value2 (2)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)

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Dunbar, The4497 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Dunbar!
Submitted Monday, October 11, 2010 - 12:08am [Dine in]

The best thing about the Dunbar, and I'm sure you'll agree is that a majority of the servers are the reason why people keep coming back. It's a place to go when you want someone to know you on a first name basis, and the kind of place you go to, 'cause the moment you step in till you sit down, the server has probably rung in your drink and brought it to you already since they know you so well.

There are a couple of honorable mentions on the menu such as the tomato bocconcini salad, blackend tuna bites, and their homemade burgers. The house cut spuds and yam fries are indeed home made, and the place does do its best to have a menu that satisfies all. When deciding on the menu, try to stay away from the fried stuff, although you'll fall in love with their sandwiches and burgers (especially since you can customize them yourself). The new pasta dishes are pretty popular, although a bit on the small side in terms of portions. For the price, don't expect anything too fancy as this is primary pub grub, but the presentation is nice, and the food comes fairly fast.

Drinks are not the cheapest, but they do have a fairy substantial offering of mico-brewed and imported beer both draught and bottled. The ambiance is great depending on who's working. They have a pretty solid staff there, and very rarely will they have horrible servers. Come to the Dunbar and chill out, I love their patio in the summer time!

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Chop10251 St Edwards Dr, Richmond
Third time is NOT a charm
Submitted Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 11:56pm [Dine in]

As a server, I understand the industry and I'm not going to write a review nitpicking at the little things. The first two visits weren't horrible, but they weren't experiences that set us with an impression wanting to come back.

The third and final time that I will ever set foot in Chop is an experience I would like to share to save other "food-ies" both time and money. Between two people, we ordered a bottle of Pinot Gris, a mussel appy, prime rib and steak for dinner with extra sides of veggies totaling $160. That's a pretty reasonable price for an upscale dinner, but I probably could've cooked up an entire Thanksgiving dinner that didn't potentially kill me.

The mussel appy was undercooked, which I didn't feel the effects of until halfway through my dinner. Our bill showed "complimentary bread" which never arrived at the table, and the sauce tasted like water downed coconut milk. We ate the mussels quickly as we were famished, and the table behind us who placed their order AFTER us had already received their entrees before we even got our starters. This was NOT a busy night, and the servers did not appear to be happy to have inherited a party of 20 - you would think that being dead, they would appreciate the tips. Clearly not. Do not eat here if you like being ignored or snubbed. Servers do not check up on you, and you practically have to service yourself. Our friend sitting at the next table commented on his BURNT food, and our server just walked by, and completely ignored him even though she heard us commenting on it. His remake came, and it was still burnt. I think this is one of the few restaurants where you will see servers standing around on a Saturday night.

My prime rib was probably the one good thing about the night (order one level of doneness down cause they tend to overcook, over salt or burn things). Don't shell out extra money for the baked potato. I didn't even realize that it was humanly possible to have a soggy baked potato. The steak was decent, but for the price you're paying, opt in on the prime rib.

I'd like to be an optimist and try to end this review on a good note. The bathroom was nice at least, especially given the fact that I spent a majority of my night in there. Thanks Chop!

Needless to say, you were lucky that Shark Club was closed for the night. We will glady take our patronage elsewhere.

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