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byrdmanrichmondSince June 1, 200729 Reviews
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Osteria Napoli1660 Renfrew St., Vancouver
pre Giants meal
Submitted Friday, October 28, 2011 - 4:01pm [Dine in]

Pops and i do this trip once a year before Giants games and it is always a favourite.
Theplace is always empty though (out by 6:30/7).
Food always stands up, nothing to blow you away, nothing to lament. The polenta with the veg sides- so good. Service is always friendly, though the lady can be demanding...
Veal tends to be bland so I try something else and its good. Sauces are hit and miss, just skip the boring/ mainstream ones as these i have found to be a weak point, the others are always good, some outstanding, had a gorgonzola special last time, yummy.

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Vera's Burger Shack4151 Hazelbridge Way, #3260, Richmond
dreadful
Submitted Friday, October 28, 2011 - 3:52pm [Dine in]

Went for lunch and wont be back, triple os come back.
Had the burger loaded w/ all the toppings, plus bacon. Bun was damp, untoasted and blah. Beef was tasteless, at least rotten rons has flavor. The toppings were non-exsistent, and I ordered loaded. Cheap and tasteless, and this was on my give them another chance trip.
The previous, they wouldn't accept a coupon because they were busy (i remember a small line, say 5/6), that is sleazy. Fine moved on. Asked for ketchup and an extra napkin, charge for that - I just spent over $15 dollars for a burger combo and you are nickeling me for a napkin, wow. Again the food was attrocious.

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Bob's Submarine Sandwiches6390 No. 3 Rd, #2, Richmond
skimpy
Submitted Friday, October 28, 2011 - 3:43pm [Take-out]

The past few times I have been here I have been cheaped out on toppings. The past two times I have paid extra for extra meat and still only got two slices of capicollo... they charged me an extra 3 dollars, almost theifing.
The quality has gone down, seems like a new bun as it falls apart before I finish. the beef is stringier and chewier.
The service, the owner always seems put off by having to work, unless it is during the lunch rush. When asked how her day is she just runts and walks to the back of the shop.
Any way I'll be back in hopes it regains its past perch.

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Bauhinia Restaurant8360 Granville Avenue, #120, Richmond
im going back
Submitted Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 12:53pm [Dine in]

ok so i went for a try, my first HK cafe in years... got there around 9:15 PM, which meant we could eat the cheap menu (230-530 and 9-cl). I thought the 6.95 pork cutlet in demi glaze would be a 2oz appy, but was a full meal - I had 2 took half home. Tried the lobster bisque -very good, not fishy with lobster taste, well done, puff could have been more. Potugese chicken had some of the best roast potatoes I have had in it, again a full portion for $6.95 - that's cheaper than mcdonalds, came with a hot chocolate.
Girly had the salmon and crab penne - would skip, not bad just bland and with fake crab, though the salmon was fabulous.
I will be back

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Green Lemongrass8180 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
love it
Submitted Saturday, August 2, 2008 - 3:23pm [Dine in]

The best Vietnamese in Richmond. Fresh, clean, delectable tastes. Service is prompt and fun. Food is large and diverse in comparison to most Pho spots. This is a weekly haunt, with low fair prices.
I lean to the multi plates on vermicelli. The short ribs are a stand out. Having trust in the cooks I ave been able to try some mre traditional - aka non white guy - food. Last visit had the Papaya salad, which had big fresh prawns and pork, plus a Tamarind soup, both new to me and delicious.
Do not expect fine dining, just great tasting food with a series of smiles.

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Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant3866 Bayview Street, #140, Richmond
pay for view, food????
Submitted Saturday, August 2, 2008 - 3:16pm [Dine in]

So I went up with the famile to checkout the buzz.
First the good - The ceasar salad was good and big, though clearly from a bottle, maybe some garlic added. The salmon was good though clearly forgotten as it appeared about ten minutes after everything else. We tried vigorously to get someones attention but were obviously ignored until the salmon apeared.
Now the bad, 3 entrees and 3 appies were tasteless and tiny, like a $200 11 course meal tiny. I could go into detail, but I will not as the kinks will hopefully get worked out once the ridiculously busy summer season on the docks is over.
The service was inept, were told there was no specials, than the server 2 tables down recites specials, so I ask again. "Oh sorry I just started and did not know them. Well than soberup, she rankedof booze I had poured her all afternoon at my work and take off the shade inside. Seriously where is management to cut stumbling servers. My second visit differeent server same cluelessness.
There is one (latin looking) girl that is on the ball,t she always serves on the window and prime dockside. Memo to self make resos in her section.

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Timbre Restaurant2068 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
See you here soon
Submitted Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 7:05pm [Dine in]

Ok popped into Timbre on way to a Giants game, scored with the Dine out menu. $15 - 3 courses.
The sizes I agree were a tad small. I will make my beef at the desert later.
Had the salad - I luv greens so my opion here is weak - I love most all greens. A tad over dressed, but a spot on dressing.

Had the yam fries - so good, and healthier for you than regular white potatoes.

Steak was perfectly cooked, though small (see above cost). Proper veg - I got Zuchhini, peppers, carrot, and Squash. All cooked al dente and not greasy. Just well done proper veg.
The MASHED POTATOES are the best I have ever had, and I try new mash recipes at home all the time.

That desert, an earlier person said it was maybe an inch by an inch, if so I was scammed. My piece was covered by the mint leave and TBSP of whip cream. This was a tad discerning, the cheesecake was a tad wider, but flatter. Either the desert guy has the best knife skills ever or they use the meat slicer. Then again this is not a 'desert' type of place so it is understandable.

The real downfall is that is out of my way. Every dish I saw come out of the kitchen, burgers, bowls, apps looked and smelled great, I had to get up multiple times to use the washroom as only one was open, so kept missing it, but got to leer over shoulders. I hope to be back tommorow pre Giants again.

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Danny's Wun Tun Restaurant11666 Steveston Hwy, #3050, Richmond
old school tastes
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 5:20pm [Dine in]

Ok this is no Richmond Garden... hah remeber that on 3 RD, but it comes closest in Richmond. Went with the famile on a smokin busy Friday, every table was full and in full swing. We were in and out in just over an hour.

The food is tasty, the wontons are good and have prawns, as they have since 3RD. We go often, kids like it, which is a bonus. Have been going for years, and will continue too, it is good and filling.

A throw back to the pre 80/90's HK mass imigration, and even more so since the influx from mainland China. The clientelle is varied, white, yellow, brown, and cops, all ages and income levels (guess based on dress). Truly an institution in Richmond.

Yes there are many more chinese restaurants that may be more 'Asian chinese' spots, Danny's does this too. There mainstay is 'Western chinese'. This is a difference like shanghai to cantonese. The food is always fresh, has to be with the volume they do.

Sorry Clim888, but saying there is 'NO other chinese restaraunts around', anywhere in Richmond is ridiculous, sorry, but a tad ignorant too. With only 1 review my guess is you own a competitor. From one corner of Richmond to the other takes 15 minutes, and the Golden Village is about 10 minutes away. Yes driving in Richmond is scary, life risking actually, but we all drive anyhow.

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Neptune Bistro11331 Coppersmith Way, #100, Richmond
worth my cash
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 4:14pm [Dine in]

A coffeshop style cafe. Order at counter, pick up when called, ala starbucks, but with tasty food.
I like this place, usually pop in for a soup and sarnie (sandwich). Yummo, they will cater to your tastes too, and tend to remember your critiques to better serve you next time. Always a smile and hello, even the semi-forced, when slammed. Those in the industry know sometimes you need to hunker down and work, the stars spend half a second to greet, this tends to put you further in the weeds. Great service.
the food is fresh and tasty, the lady takes true pride.
Only downfall is a tendency to use the nuker.
I go a couple times a month.

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Italian Tomato8380 Bridgeport Road, Richmond
Skip it
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 4:02pm [Dine in]

Ok so, how long till you erase this one?
This place is truly not worth Mcdonalds money, plain and simple. If you want to replicate the experience, go buy a pound of boxed, dry pasta and cook it way over or way under. add a splash of canola oil, they do not use EVOO, some recycled and show bottles though, I have a colleague who would know, like they work there. Add a splash of flavor, a couple frozen pieces of veg, and a 2 oz portion of protein, underweighed is preffered.

The service is rude, combattive and abrasive. This is based on 4 visits, so I would say a good judge.
I keep getting pulled back due to the stat padding done by the staff, at the brasses prompting, and their friends/relatives. You can clearly tell the paddeds, one post that raves about a cheap pasta joint that skimps you and provides bad service. Should you not believe me get out and about in Richmond, this place has a very bad word of mouth.

so why the solid, so hopefully this stays up to warn otherws to the unethical cheap advertising ploy that this page is used for.

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes10551 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond
ahh ihop
Submitted Friday, December 28, 2007 - 6:45pm [Dine in]

why straight solids?
with breaky you do it right or not, simple.
My fav the multiple syrups
love this place, when i am awake for breaky
You get what you'd expect nothing great nothing bad. If their busy you get a quick serve, if slow, you can chat. hey it is what it is.

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Foggy Dew Irish Pub7311 Westminister Hwy, Richmond
Good pub grub
Submitted Friday, December 28, 2007 - 6:14pm [Dine in]

Took the parental for lunch about a week ago. Those will be an overview of multiple visits.
The food is always very good and fresh. The servings have gotten smaller lately, pubs are for eating not dining. Probably good for the dainty and cholestoral counts, for that I do the Naam. At pubs i want to get filled. OK I am back. The BLT on rye is awesome, the Brit plates, especially bangers, are always tasteworthy. The burgers are above average, but not to wow about. There is always something to please everybody. The calimari should be missed, always overooked.
The service tends to be iffy, as do most pubs in Richmond... get em drunk get tipped forget the in between.
A great lunch or early dinner spot. I go a few times a month, I eat out way too much.
After 8 the meet market begins. This place can get packed often.

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Parkside1906 Haro St., Vancouver
Ah soso
Submitted Friday, December 28, 2007 - 5:19pm [Dine in]

Ok I have been here twice now, both times, not so good. When asked about a dish, if I say it tastes rancid and do not eat it, maybe check it. I was ignored a few times so the servers could bunch up and gossip. The food was mostly ok, below an Earls/Cactus type chain both times. Nice space. The drinks were subpar, but I slung drinks for years so I am picky there. Hey they are a rarity in that they do a game and mushroom menu, so that gains mega points. Too bad the delivery need work.

One word of advice, if someone comes on and praises a restaurant and has only the one review, I am sceptical as to whether or not they are an owner/manager, or related to likewise. Just my opinion, which we are all entitled to have. I tend to feel it is a plant/advertisement and there are a lot out there.

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Savory Coast1133 Robson St., Vancouver
mikey likes it
Submitted Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 5:28pm [Dine in]

I really like chef's food. He took Cin Cin took its peak, and then left to open Savory Coast. The food is a bit dumbed down, or simplified, but still great. His food sings, though sadly the servers cant even find that first note to work off of. Yes, it would have been nice to have brought a few servers across the street. The patio in summer is undoubtably one of the finest with that cool bottle of Blue Mountain Pinot. From the risottos to the slow braises, all the food has been executed perfectly each time I have been there. The servers are incredibly friendly and cheerful, they just are not good at the serving part. Oh well, here I do not care I come back for the food and patio.
see you there next spring.

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Elixir350 Davie Street, Vancouver
Party till the break of dawn
Submitted Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 4:17pm [Dine in]

Best bar food in town, good restaurant and lounge food too. Sit at the bar or in the banquettes and let the bartenders take care of you, always better service and more interesting. Great wine list. Servers are a bit weak, call Michael by name and he'll treat you better. When at the bar I like Swan, a talented bar man that always leaves you wanting to stay for more fun, or to come back again.
Swan steered me to the steak tartare one day, and I go back just for it. I tend to let him order for me, just tell him how I feel and my order is usually spot on. Try any veg soup, and get a side of day veg whenever there, you are welcome, trust me, perfection and I'm a meat guy. The daily specials always rock, here you will see mushroooms alot in season, yumtistic. The oysters are good too. Deserts are tasty, though small - typical of this city. But if on a Weekend night, you best look your best or the dumb doormen won't let you in, they are dumb so don't fret you'll figure it out and get in.
So ya go and stick to the bar and graze through the menu.

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Bishop's Restaurant2183 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
another AC slide
Submitted Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 4:05pm [Dine in]

I used to love this place, as I loved Raincity grill. Yet the same chef came in and in my opinion killed the food. The premise behind the chef and the ideals are to be put on a petastal, but really at this level of dining, they are out of their league. I would love to see her open a neighborhood bistro with big glass doors that can be opened up for a natural flow with more friendly prices, because that is the type of food put out, I'd go their, often.
Bishop's has lost a bit in execution of its main driving force, the food. The seasoning is all over the map. The veg, which is marketed as the star is hit and miss at best, the proteins, well nary a thought seems to have gone into that. Sorry but a truly great ship has lost its way and I hope it comes back around.

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Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar615 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Always a treat
Submitted Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 3:55pm [Dine in]

Me need beef... urg must eat cow, body feel weak. So I was feeling the previous nights festivities, got to love Christmas party season. Yep I craved good proprely prepared food that rocks and beef had to be the star.
dragged myself in their had a killer salad, great charred bread, Mr. Porterhouse, friend had Mrs. Filet and we shared spinach, mush, and a baker.
Who will ever serve meat as sides so on days like this when I ate Vegy for days so I could splurge at the party, but their vegies too, so no meat... booo. Hey i have food allergies and still serve those foods for guest. Offer small meat and save the drivethru after. Ok enough digressing.
Desert was good and chocolaty. A killer Zinfandel selection to boot. Yippeee kyaa for the best steak in town for me in '07.

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Buck & Ear Bar and Grill12111 3rd Avenue, Richmond
local hangout
Submitted Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 1:37pm [Dine in]

A the good ole buc... still miss the old lunch time entertainment.
Food is your average pub squabble, though they charge more for what is much better elsewhwere. Most of the previous reviews are spot on. Great place for large groups - say sports teams, can even have a midweek casual date by the fireplaces. Service is great if you know your server, if not - they make union wages so tips are less important, thus a lower level of service entails.
As for the decor, good eyes, the same people built The Buck, Foggy Dew, Sportstown, and Smiley O'neals to name a few.

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American Grille Restaurant7571 Westminister Hwy, Richmond
serious back step
Submitted Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 1:55pm [Dine in]

An update to my past quote, much needed to!
This place has dropped hard and fast. This is from Early October.
Food:
Way smaller portions, poorly seasoned. The Fried Chicken was two small thighs - tastiest part of the meal... hard to ruin deepfry; Halibut was over cooked. The sides were awful, undercooked unseasoned beans, with some smoked (chemically tasting) pork, and the biscuit was a ritz cracker sized bisquick half bun; veg and startch that looked from a bag.
The appies, well we shared 3 amongst 3 of us and only ate the minature cauliflower gratine - had to spilt the only piece of cauliflower in half.
Basically - zero consistency.
Service:
The older gentleman is probably one of Richmond's more polished, though this says very little. Still had to pour our own bottled water and wine more than once. The wait times were horrendous, but there were two other tables of two, so the 4 cooks might have been swamped, the lounge had only 3 tables, I went to check.
The appies took over twenty minutes, the entrees came about half an hour after we had our appies cleared.
Price:
Shot up slightly on most alot on some.
The fried chicken was $22!!!! and the biscuit was a ritz cracker sized bisquick half bun
Alltold bill was $200 for two adults and a kid- whose was under $10, with a $35 wine.
I went back with a friend for a bite about a week ago, still just awful. When we complained we were told, this is how the chef prepares our food and he is a seasoned professional. That can't tell when food is cooked or remember which dishes were already seasoned.
I went back the next day to speak with a former colleague, they told me most of the old Food and Beverage leadership team has moved on, you can tell. I was told that alot of the regulars were disapointed and were rather annoyed with the rude treatment they recieved when letting the staff know how they felt, too bad this place was good, now... there are alot better eateries within a two minute walk.

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Felico's Restaurant8140 Leslie Road, Richmond
skip it for better
Submitted Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 12:35pm [Dine in]

Did the Felico's thing about a week ago. Still bad, overpriced, and rude. The souvlaki for the kid was overcooked and tasteless. The mains, one salmon, one lamb both tasted off, oh well, just won't go back. Ordered an after dinner scotch-neat... it was watered down. Much better greek in Richmond

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