Submitted Monday, February 9, 2009 - 5:02pm [Dine in]
We've eaten here twice now. Once on our anniversary, the other when our daughter and husband were in town. Both were "celebrations" so perhaps I was in too good a mood to judge. However, our daughter spent a decade as a caterer, chef and manager of a major New York City events house and she was as impressed as I was.
We put ourselves in the Chef Marti's hands. It was a good decision.
A wonderful, quiet, Victorian room with superb service, "classic" food and carefully matched wines.
Take the ride out to Ladner and enjoy your evening.
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Submitted Monday, February 2, 2009 - 11:39pm [Dine in]
Superb. I've eaten here twice recently. On the first occasion we put ourselves in the chef's hands. He prepared a 10-course dinner with matching wines that was as good as anything I've had in the city (including West). The second time, we simply ordered off the menu. It was almost the equal to the first.
The only complaint is the noise. The space is small and it can be a bit overwhelming. It is the only thing that keeps this from becoming one of the top restaurants within a hundred kilometers.
The only reason I didn't give it five stars is 35 years of living and dining in the best places in NYC. It's almost impossible for me to give any place five stars anymore. But if La Quercia were in Manhattan, you'd have to wait a month to get in.
I noticed that there was one negative review, from an individual who had a less-than satisfactory lunch. I believe this person has confused restaurants. La Quercia isn't open for lunch.
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