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B-n-AVancouverSince December 20, 20099 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value2.5 (2.6)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

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Displaying 1 - 9 of 9 Reviews Found
Las Tortas Mexican Gourmet Sandwiches3353 Cambie St, Vancouver
Great Sandwiches!
Submitted Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 12:45am [Dine in]

I've been to this place twice so far for lunch. Table seating for max 10-12 people, but primarily a take-out restaurant. You make your order by using the supplied crayons to check mark your menu selections on a brown paper bag. You then hand this over to the cashier which they use to pack your order in.
I was new to the "Torta" but the 2 that i've tried so far were delicious! Almost like a pulled meat sandwich, lots of flavour, quite filling and lots of options.
The price seemed a little on the high side but after a sandwich and some chips, i was satisfied and full. I'll definitely visit this place again.

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Red Umbrella Cafe1707 Davie Street, Vancouver
Not bad
Submitted Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 5:08pm [Dine in]

I've been to this place a couple dozen times or so over the past few years, mostly because of it's proximity to home and because i don't want to walk further in the morning to get a quick breakfast.
I've really only ever had the bacon and egg breakfast which is pretty standard. You don't get any hashbrowns, just your bacon, eggs and toast but it's never bothered me because most hashbrowns i've ever had aren't the greatest anyways. It seems that about a year and a half ago, the owners changed, or at least, all the staff and cooks changed. I noticed a bit of a decline with the service at that point, mostly simply due to a lack of well spoken english. There are days when i don't have time to sit in and all i want is a bacon and fried egg toasted sandwich to go. I have never in my life had such a hard time getting someone to understand this. They already have a breakfast sandwich called the "B.E.L.T.C.H" which is bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato, cheese and ham. They don't have any other breakfast sandwiches and anytime that i've asked for simply bacon and egg on some buttered toast, they've gotten it wrong. I've tried to order this about 6 times and it has NEVER been right! It really surprises me that it would be so difficult. I now just order the "B.E.L.T.C.H" and put up with the toppings that i don't care for.
While sitting in the restaurant, i've heard the chef and waitresses talk and he would ask them if they knew what certain dishes or even certain ingrediants are... and a lot of basics they just didn't know... like rye bread, the girl thought was alcohol and bread...yikes!
Anyways, all is forgiven since most of them are very nice and they're probably just looking for some short-term work before moving on.

All in all, a good place to grab some breakfast.

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Baguette Time1231 Davie Street, Vancouver
Great Baguettes!
Submitted Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 4:53pm [Dine in]

This place is a staple for us. We stop by about once a week to get a couple baguette sandwiches to go.

Staff are always very friendly and likeable. We usually get the chicken baguette or the capicollo or the salami. They're always really good and the bread always seems fresh and baked perfectly. The chicken baguette is actual whole chicken breast, which makes it worth the price. The thing that i think sets these baguettes apart from a place like subway is the fresh ingrediants and the mayonaise... i'm not sure what the recipe for their mayo is, but it's delicious! You really can't even compare this place to something like Subway, which would be like comparing a handmade burger to a patty in a heating tray at McDonalds.

We have also started getting their breakfast combo, which is a baguette with eggs, bacon, cheese and mayo and??, comes with a coffee and a cookie and makes a great start to the day.

See you soon "Baguette Time"

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La Belle Patate1215 Davie Street, Vancouver
Good Authentic Poutine
Submitted Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 4:41pm [Dine in]

My girlfriend and i have eaten here a number of times and i'm sure we'll be back again before too long.

The place specializes in poutine and they have some interesting combos that most people will find new, like chicken and peas in your poutine, yummy!
The people behind the counter always seem friendly and we were happy to hear them actually speaking french... it just adds to the authenticity!

The poutine is very good, but really, in my opinion the only thing that sets one poutine apart from another is the cheese, and the cheese they use is great! Some of my friends that have been there were expecting just some grated mozzarella, they had never actually had proper cheese curds before. Being from Ontario, i had taken frequent trips to Quebec and the cheese was just like they have there. It's quite firm which is great because it doesn't melt into a goupy mess on your fries.

My girlfriend loves the milkshakes and we're looking forward to trying the smoked meat. The only problem i have is with the "steamies" which are basically the cheapest hot dog made, put in an equally cheap bun. I used to get these hot dogs at my elementary school for .25 cents each, but for some reason they charge almost 10 times more! That said, there's something strangely addictive about them even though i feel like i'm getting ripped off every time i buy one.

The poutine prices may seem a bit high, but i'm sure it has to do with the cheese, which i find worth the price, and they also give you a good amount on your fries.

Hmmm... now i have a craving for some Belle Patate!

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Wings1162 Granville Street, Vancouver
Meh.
Submitted Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 4:28pm [Dine in]

Went with my girlfriend one evening while we were craving some wings and beer. It was a weekday around 7pm and the place was about half full, mostly under 30's with the majority looking around 19-25 yrs old. The waitress was beautiful and dressed rather revealingly but her personality was pretty much lifeless. I'm sure she has to deal with a lot of jerks, being dressed the way she was.

We ordered 3 different types of wings and we split a beef dip sandwich. The sandwich was ordinary, not great but not terrible. The wings were okay but we were very disappointed with the size of them, very small! We were expecting the wings to really stand out over other restaurants because the place is called WINGS, but to be honest it was nothing special and the value was lacking. The waitress brought us two napkins in addition to the two that housed our silverware and no plate or bowl for the bones, which we were both immediately confused about since any other pub we've been at when we've ordered wings brings you a stack of napkins and a big plate for bones... you'd think that would be standard practice for a place like this.

The jamaican style wings we actually found to be very distasteful, but i think it was a matter of personal taste and i'm sure others might like them.

I doubt we will return, since the menu offers little variety aside from the wings and the value is no better than other restaurants which have equally good wings. They need to really put some more focus on their wings and find chickens that actually have some meat on their bones!

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Mr. Pickwick's Fish & Chips1007 Denman Street, Vancouver
Satisfying, always!
Submitted Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 12:55pm [Dine in]

Girlfriend and I have been going to this place fairly regularly for the past couple years. We almost always get the Halibut & Chips and it's always been fantastic. We have been to other fish n chip joints around the city but we like the casual atmosphere at Mr. Pickwicks and the fish is always fresh tasting and properly cooked.
Their gravy is one-of-a-kind and is apparantly "vegan" friendly, it has a slight taste of lavender or some floral aspect which i just love and haven't found anywhere else.
My girlfriend loves their "deep friend Mars bar", a decadent treat that everyone needs to try at least once!
I also like the fact that i can get "ginger beer" (not actually beer, but like ginger-ale, only better!).
We're always satisfied with the friendly service and appreciate the casual atmosphere.

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Indian Oven2006 4th Avenue West, Vancouver
Always Enjoyable
Submitted Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 5:51pm [Dine in]

Girlfriend and I mostly order delivery but we have eaten in a couple of times. The decor and ambience at the restaurant is pretty shabby but luckily the food is always delicious and always consistant.

Neither of us like their butter chicken though, which they claim is Vancouver's best, it seems too sweet and almost tastes like it could have been made by Chef Boyardee.
We prefer the daal amritsari (lentils), pindi chana (chickpeas) and madrasi lamb, but there are a lot of great dishes to choose from.
One nice thing about eating in is the chai tea, it's quite good.

The delivery usually takes anywhere from 40-60mins although on a busy saturday night we have waited as long as 1hr 20mins and had to call to make sure they hadn't forgotten us!

The price is a little high compared to some other indian joints, but the delivery aspect is a bonus as most of the other indian places around here don't deliver (that i know of!).

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Caffe Artigiano1101 W Pender Street, Vancouver
Great Coffee To Go
Submitted Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 5:34pm [Dine in]

I can't comment too much on the food here, but the coffee is great and the employees are always great to deal with. I'm totally addicted to their cappucinos and will often pick one up on my to work and on my way home. The foam designs are a fun touch and quite frankly, the coffe girls have a funky flair to them which comes off as rather attractive!

The only food i've had here is their muffins, and definately no complaints there.

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Fatburger1101 Denman St., Vancouver
Disappointing
Submitted Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 5:27pm [Dine in]

Have been there 3 or 4 times but likely will never return. Food is less than mediocre, and yet the prices are still up there.
The last time my girlfriend and I went, she had a chicken burger and she said the bun tasted stale, when she flipped it over, there were small blue dots of mould on the bottom. Their burgers are slightly better than McDonalds or Wendy's but at 3 times the price.
If you want a good burger, go a couple blocks west on Denman to Vera's...still pricy but much more justifiable!

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