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all4fantasticfoodkitsilanoSince July 19, 20078 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 Reviews Found
Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro663 E 15th Ave, Vancouver
Not buying the hype
Submitted Friday, September 11, 2009 - 12:33am [Dine in]

For a restaurant that's lined up almost every night i was expecting something extraordinary...maybe my expectations were too high?
food: the flavours were complimentary, the portions reasonable - good food, good price. the standouts were the tart and the steak frites...duck was served luke warm & the skin was rubbery - not crispy like it should be.
service: not a fan of the incredible informality. If it weren't for the tray, i wouldn't be able to tell the servers from the clientelle. Frayed low-rider jeans? really? they didn't know much about their product - where beer or meats were from, etc. Or what they were out of until *after* we ordered it.
Ambiance: packed, loud - two things i love. i'd appreciate it if their banquette tables (normally deuces) would lock together when used for larger parties. we spent tonnes of time re-aligning & holding our tables together whenever someone moved.
Overall - I'm sure I'll be back at some point. I don't think it'll replace Trafalgars Bistro for food & professional service; or Bistro Bistrot for location/scene.

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Salt Tasting Room45 Blood Alley, Vancouver
hmm...not convinced
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2009 - 2:27am [Dine in]

on the plus side - service was knowledgeable, quite confident in their abilities but a little remiss to explain the decisions they made regarding pairing wines to sides.
the room is great - however, being set amidst such squalor (rats, shopping carts, needles, etc) one would assume that low rent would denote lower mark up.
Not.
The.
Case.
It seems they charge MORE for the 'cache' of being...what?...edgy?
The ambiance is casual, informal, fantastic for food and wine. It reminds me of someplace...where was it again?...oh yeah, my living room without paying 500% markup!
My advice? Les Amis, Marquis wine cellar, and your favorite friends at home.

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Roundel Cafe2465 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Neighbourhood gem!
Submitted Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 5:29pm [Dine in]

I really enjoyed this little piece of diner-heaven, from the mismatched chairs to the extensive 4-scoop milkshake list. The servers were young but very knowledgeable about the menu, and extremely prompt and friendly.
Almost everything on the small menu sounded wonderful, and the 4 guests I went with thoroughly enjoyed their brunch. I had the avocado, tomato & cream cheese benny on an english muffin & found the hollandaise could use a bit more flavour but was otherwise good. All of our dishes came with the same generic pinch of salad as a garnish - I'd say skip it & throw a bit of fresh melon on the side instead.
This place is leading the way on the Hastings Sunrise, nicely done!

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Jules Casual French Bistro216 Abbott Street, Vancouver
Jules is a Jewel!
Submitted Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 11:59pm [Dine in]

This place is absolutely fantastic! It's everything a true bistro should be (including the noise - sorry guys!). The server was great - she could tell we wanted to be left alone, and was completely unobtrusive, but professional & attentive nonetheless. The portion sizes are terrifically big - I actually don't know how they're making a profit off some dishes! I started with a lobster bisque that was perfect after I added some of the ruille that comes on the side. My entree was a devilishly rich shepherd's pie (I'm drooling just thinking about it again!), and a perfect creme brulee to finish. A true winner!

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Nu1661 Granville St, Vancouver
What's the appeal...?
Submitted Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 12:32am [Dine in]

We were seated promptly, and service was unobtrusive. But I can honestly say that I wasn't pleased with a single other thing at Nu. My husband doesn't drink wine, so I was forced to reckon with their paltry selection for single drinkers - 4 house reds by the glass (Jackson Triggs being the highest quality?!) , or swallow the inflated price of a whole bottle to take home. Where's the half litres, or half-bottles? Seriously!
I found the menu uninspired, and the duck confit simply odd! It was sweet, and overall mushy - and the two florettes of broccoli seemed an incredible afterthought. I tried my husband's recommendation of the 'olive app'...what arrived were shriveled generic olives, that were covered with orange zest and chopped mint. An unappealing combination on the palate to say the least!
Dessert was small and unremarkable.

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Moxie's Classic Grill1759 West Broadway, Vancouver
worst. dinner. ever.
Submitted Saturday, September 1, 2007 - 11:31am [Dine in]

We arrived to a half-full restaurant on a Wednesday night, and were sat smack dab in the middle of the empty half. I had an inkling that we'd be forgotten about, or be an afterthought: but it was SO much worse than I predicted. Service was at a glacial pace - and we *finally* got drinks & ordered. I made it very clear that we wanted our avocado spring rolls *first*, followed by our entrees when we were finished. Our (freezing) spring rolls arrived 45 minutes later, followed by our entrees 2 minutes after that. The waitress giggled as she said, "well, I ALMOST got the timing right". My (freezing) goat cheese pizza had mozza instead, and they brought me out a ramekin with 4 goat cheese crumbles to "remedy" the situation! Our drinks were empty since we ordered dinner.
We will not be back.

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Trafalgars Bistro2603 West 16th Ave., Vancouver
Cozy neighbourhood bistro
Submitted Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 12:01am [Dine in]

We didn't know what to expect when we popped into Trafalgars Bistro, we didn't plan to eat there but decided to stop when driving by at dinner time. We were greeted at the door by a very courteous lady, and were given prompt, attentive, knowledgeable service. The menu wasn't very big, but I still had a hard time deciding. The bistro fries were fantastic, as were the braised shortribs. One word of advice - save room for dessert (actually two words: try the toffee cake!). I would call for a reservation next time so I could get a window table, as the tables are close together & it can get loud (very "bistro"). All in all, I would definitely recommend Trafalgars - enjoy!

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Habit Lounge2610 Main Street, Vancouver
Great vibe, uncomfortable service
Submitted Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 11:39pm [Dine in]

i've been to Habit 3 times, and the first two times were fabulous. I would've given 5 stars for everything those visits. the last time we went, we got a new server who flopped himself onto our booth, spoke in a baby voice, took forever, and told us he was only going to order us half of what we wanted because it was going to be too much food. However, the flavour & presentation of the dishes is tremendous - try the chicken wings! We've had the carrot & brie perogies every time because they taste so good, but they have proven to be too delicate - sticking together & spilling open. The last time I had wine there, it was served in a rock glass - ugh, let's stop this trend! It would be great if they took reservations - but I love that they don't mind giving a huge table to only 2 diners!

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