We've been here 4 times in a span of 2 years.
Fortunately, unlike other reviewers, each time all has been very good to excellent.
Perhaps we've been lucky.?
Staff has been friendly, service & food very good to excellent.
Some complain it is too crowded..huh? Most busy restaurants are.
The bar area and main eating area are not large, so yes, it will seem more crowded than the Keg.
Ambiance is not Feenie's strong suit, although the bar area is kind of 'red'.....and it is pretty noisy in there..
The techno pop music is really irritating for sure. I'm sure a large percentage of customers are getting on in years and not 18. I'm a professional musician and the music in there is bloody awful.
I did notice that the Apple Galette was sub par from previous experience and the salad with goat cheese was pretty much just a wack of lettuce. The Sphagettini dish was tasty, but I thought they could have thrown on a bit more seafood..3 shrimps and a scallop???
After all noodles are cheap like borscht..actually, cheaper these days, and this place is not cheap.
The rest of our meals on a Tuesday evening were excellent.
Keep in mind, Chef Feenie is not actually cooking for you, and doesn't seem to be on this side much. I think if you want your gastromical mind blown, go next door to Lumiere.
I'm afraid the 'underchefs' on the cheap side are not always so great.
In the big picture of things, there are a 'few' other restaurants in Vancouver that are not so hyped and stand on equal & better ground for cuisine.
Let's face it, we do not have the genius & integrity of a Batali in town..(not that I've found anyway)
Also, the furniture is slowly getting shabby and there is a huge grease spot at head level on the wall at the first table. This is pretty unappatizing
All in all, I would say, go there with a plump wallet, do NOT order
fast food stuff, get something fancy, hope it's a good night for the underchefs & staff (like any restaurant) and enjoy.