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casseybanksBurnabySince January 22, 20088 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (4.1)
  • Food4 (4.1)
  • Service4 (3.8)
  • Ambiance4 (4)


Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 Reviews Found
Maxim's Bakery10153 King George Hwy, #152, Surrey
great bakery for birthday cakes
Submitted Monday, February 18, 2008 - 4:27pm [Dine in]

I picked up a birthday cake for my nephew here. I chose a chocolate fruit cocktail cake, which is like the regular fruit cocktail cake, but with, you guessed it . . . .chocolate sponge cake and chocolate whipped cream. It was so good, and everyone from 9 year old nephew to 90 year old great-grandpa enjoyed it. I also picked up egg tarts and porkbuns. Had the pork buns the next day with lunch and they were still fresh and tasy.

They ony take cash, but I would definately recommend.

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Maxim's Bakery4800 Kingsway, #161, Burnaby
Mmmmmm, warm eggtarts !
Submitted Monday, February 18, 2008 - 4:20pm [Dine in]

I have been here a couple times. I first visited their store on Victoria Drive, but this one is closer to home, plus it's right beside a T&T market. I really enjoy that you can pick out a selection of cake slices, and that they use real cream. Favourites are the mango mousse, raspberry mousse, chesnut, chocolate and fruit cocktail. I also really like their vanilla cheesecake.

I also like their pinapple danish with the custard.

But the best are the egg tarts. Rich and creamy, with buttery flakey pastry. mmmmmmm! And they're larger than most places, and they serve them warm. Well, at least everytime I've gone they've been warm.

They accept cash only, and they are usually busy. But definately worth the trip.

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Aqua Riva200 Granville Street, Suite 30, Vancouver
Good place to take the mother for lunch
Submitted Friday, January 25, 2008 - 5:16pm [Dine in]

Took Mom for lunch here. Note: be sure to request a window table if you want one. While we were greeted promptly at the door, our host did not walk with us to the table, rather she walked far ahead of us. Sorry, mom needs extra time. A good host should walk at the same pace as the guests, and ask information-gathering questions like "Is this your first time here?".

Server didn't greet us promptly either. When she did arrive, she didn't offer drinks, upsell, suggest meune items. The first words out of her moutn were "Ready to order?". While I understand lunchtime is a busy time, we were prepared to relax, not be hurried along.

Food was really good. It aslo arrived quickly, quicker than I would have expected on a Friday at lunch. Dessert was good too.

$45.00 for lunch for two, so not unreasonable. It was nice to watch the boats and helijets and airplanes. We will return, more because we had some good food and even better conversation, so it was a good time. But yes, I'd recommendit.

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Olive Garden20080 Langley Bypass, Langley
love those bread sticks
Submitted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 5:04pm [Dine in]

I have been here a couple times with family and friends. I enjoy their salad, though I pick out the olives and onions and jalepenos if the server forgets to ask for salad without these things. I love the breadsticks, but only when they're warm and fresh. We were there a week ago, and I found all four of our dishes quite salty. My mother is on a sodium reduced diet for her heart, and hers was the saltiest of all.

Service is standard, and it can be quite noisy. Still, it's a good last minute place to go. I don't beleive they actually take reservations, but you can call ahead (isn't that kinda the same thing?)

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CinCin Ristorante + Bar1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
Awesome Dine Out Experience
Submitted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 4:57pm [Dine in]

(sorry about the previous all caps in the title, my appologies to the crew at dinehere.ca)

Went with a girlfriend to CinCin for Dine Out. We had a wonderful time. The door was held open for us when we arrived, the hostess greated us and took our coats. The room is very warm and inviting, and this is a very busy place. Probably because many people want the chance to try this place during the $35.00 menu special. Anyway, the food was great. I had the white bean and ocotpus soup and the pork as my main dish. It had a funny name like Saltimbocca or something. I remember because the word "salt" in it made me think it might be salty. But the server assured me it wasn't, it's just the name of the style of cooking. It was really good, tender and not overcooked. My friend had the cod with this small round tapioca shaped pasta which was also very good. The desserts were amazing, and we ended up swapping half way through.

One of the highlights of the night was definately being at a table sitting across from Jennifer Aniston. (no, she was not having the Dine Out menu, but her food looked really good too)

At $35.00 this place is a steal of a deal. We left full and satisfied. Service was attentive and not at all obtrusive. I will definately return with my hubby, though most likely after Dine Out has finished and it's less busy.

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Gramercy Grill2685 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
Cold Pork is not for Me
Submitted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 3:00pm [Dine in]

Went her for Dine Out with three girlfriends. We were a bit disappointed. Of course they were busy, but that is to be expected. I'm not sure what went wrong, or how. We received the wrong wine, but that was corected. Our food was slow in coming. My entree wasn't hot or even warm. But it tasted okay, so I just ate it because I didn't want to complain in front on my friends.

I would probably go back on a quiet night.

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YEW Restaurant + Bar791 West Georgia, Vancouver
Good Dine Out Experience
Submitted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 2:55pm [Dine in]

Hubby and I went to Yew for dinner. Usually I don't like retaurants that are attached to a hotel. Don't know why. But this exceeded my expectations. The food was hot when it should be hot and cold when it should be cold. The timing of the courses was a bit off, as we had to wait a bit for our entrees. No matter, we just ordered more wine. The service was standard. Nothing exactly lacking, but maybe a bit overwhelmed, so we didn't see one as often.

All in all, a very good night, and it has changed my perception of hotel restaurants.

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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Excellent DOV 2008 Night
Submitted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 2:50pm [Dine in]

went with the hubby to Blue Water for Dine Out 2008. We had a really good time. the place was busy, but we expected that. We had to wait for our table, only because the customers ahead of us had not left yet. No matter, we had a drink at the bar first. Our sever was very attentive and knowledgable. Even though it was busy we were not made to feel rushed, which was much appreciated.

Definately worth the visit. Will be back again.

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