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clementinebleueCommercial Drive, VancouverSince July 22, 200712 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food4 (3.9)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
  • Value3.5 (3.6)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 12 of 12 Reviews Found
Bandidas Taqueria2781 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Fun, friendly, good food...
Submitted Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 10:56pm [Dine in]

We went to Bandidas Taqueria for breakfast on a Sunday morning... and it was an overall great experience.

It's a very unassuming place, with friendly, fast service and original food. The bennys were tasty and it was a good variation (forget the hollandaise; this place does it with salsa and guacamole). The beans were a little bland, but overall it was good food. It's great that they offer vegan variations as well.

Don't expect too much from the decor, but they do have cute antique tables in the front, one with 2 rocking chairs. It definitively has character, and seems to be very popular with the Commi crowd. I'll definitively be back to try their lunch or dinner options, and I saw some interesting margaritas on their drinks board...

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Nuba1206 Seymour, Vancouver
Yummy!
Submitted Monday, April 13, 2009 - 12:46am [Dine in]

We stopped by Nuba on our way to a Canucks game for a quick bite- and what a surprise! It was great food. My boyfriend's chicken shish tawook was delicious, and my lamb kafta was a bit of a small portion, but very good nonetheless. The accompaniment of tabouleh was especially good.

It's a cute little place for lunch or a quick meal. It felt very healthy too.

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Chill Winston3 Alexander St., Vancouver
great for a drink, not for breakfast
Submitted Monday, April 13, 2009 - 12:37am [Dine in]

Chill Winston is an great place to chill out; they have comfortable club chairs, and I love that they serve Pimm's. Overall their drinks list is original and extensive, and the staff is friendly and helpful even when the place is packed. I love to go there, except for breakfast. Chill winston has these slides projected on the wall, one of them proclaiming that they have the best bennys in town. After a night out, we decided to see for ourselves. The bennys definitively fell short. Even though the place was empty on a Sunday at noon, the hollandaise was lukewarm and tasted like it came out of a can. The poached eggs were overcooked, and we practically had to beg for our waitress to bring us coffee.

That said, it's nice to have a good hangout place in gastown. There's other breakfast places in the city more worthy of the 'best bennys' claim.

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Juicy Lucy's Sports Cafe1420 Commercial, Vancouver
Terrible!
Submitted Monday, April 13, 2009 - 12:20am [Dine in]

I've been to Juicy Lucy once- and that was enough.

The smoothie I ordered was runny with random lumps. I also had a muffin, which was sticky and tasteless.

The counter girl was nice and polite, but the food was so awful that it made no difference. It is somewhat of an odd place, funky but crummy at the same time. In the end, I agree with the previous reviewer: it wasn't juicy.

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Campagnolo1022 Main Street, Vancouver
Loud, but good food
Submitted Monday, April 13, 2009 - 12:11am [Dine in]

The menu is short, but everything we tasted was delicious. It's definitively not the 'classic' Italian food, they've put their twist on rustic Italian fare and it works.

The drawback is the room. It has cool design features, but the open kitchen and the concrete floors mean that it's very loud. It's fun to go with a group of friends but not awesome as a romantic date. It's also very drafty in winter- that wood canopy is stylish, but it doesn't cut the cold air on a rainy Vancouver night.

It's maybe slightly overpriced for people that like to eat a lot (the portions are reasonable but not huge). I think the originality and quality of the dishes are outstanding, and it's nice not to have gargantuan portions.

I will go back, I'm a fan. I think it's cool that the restaurant is set in a 'run down' area of Vancouver, I'm all for urban regeneration.

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Vij's Rangoli1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver
Portobello mushroom dish cannot be beat!
Submitted Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 11:49pm [Dine in]

Lunch at Rangoli is always a delight. Although it's a bit cramped and noisy (so cramped a waitress once spilled a dish on my purse!), the food more than makes up for it.

The portobello mushroom dish is especially amazing. The paneer paired with it is surprisingly good, and the naan is like candy.

The takeout items are definitively a notch below, it's much more worth it to eat at the cafe.

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Urban Grain Pizza1914 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Best Pizza
Submitted Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 11:29pm [Dine in]

I'm not crazy about pizza, but I have to admit that the pizza at urban grain is out of this world.

They really pack the toppings (eggplant, artichokes, chicken, etc), and i love the thin crust. It's just a small shop with 3 seats at the counter, but for takeout or a quick slice on the way back from the skytrain, it's perfect. Awesome, awesome pizza.

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Jules Casual French Bistro216 Abbott Street, Vancouver
Decent Food...
Submitted Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 11:14pm [Dine in]

I've spent a decent amount of time in France and developed a real appreciation for 'bistro' food. Jules has the authentic dishes, my food was good but not as magical as what you can find in an authentic French bistro. Still, I would recommend Jules- it had a great atmosphere, and it was overall a positive experience.

*I've heard lots of great things about the lunch at Jules, but have yet to check it out for myself.

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Sake Maki1414 Commercial Dr., Vancouver
Great sushi, amazing sashimi
Submitted Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 10:48pm [Dine in]

The service at Sake Maki can be hit and miss- the waiters are usually very nice and helpful, but they can be forgetful. They have very interesting special rolls, and the portions are huge for the price.

The sashimi, especially the sockeye salmon, is unbelievable. For the price, this little gem cannot be beat. I guess that's why it's busy pretty much every night of the week..!

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New Yum Yai Thai Bistro1859 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Loving the revamp!
Submitted Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 10:32pm [Dine in]

We had been to the 'old' Yum Yai, and it was so-so food. However, we decided to order Thai when all other restaurants on the Drive were closed on Easter Sunday and called Yum Yai for take-out.

The 'new' Yum Yai is amazing! First of all, the owner was incredibly nice and helpful. He was very accommodating, even customizing a dish for us.

Secondly, the food was delicious! I ordered a panang curry, and the veggies were perfectly cooked, just slightly crispy. The sauce was rich and complex. We had a noodle dish, equally flavorful... It's so rare to find great Thai food, I'm glad Yum Yai has a new owner and a new chef, they are definitively doing things right!

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Take Thai Home1736 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
I want to love it, but...
Submitted Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 7:54pm [Dine in]

I live close to Take Thai home and have been a few times. It has lots of character and the menu looks promising... but every single time I've been, it was terrible!

Twice they got my order wrong (with take out, and I only noticed once I got home, of course). Another time. the sticky rice was rock solid, and the final straw was a horrendous pad thai (did they use ketchup??). So finally i gave up and now go to the other Thai place accross the street. Take Thai Home has tons of potential, so maybe things will turn around one day?

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La Rocca Ristorante Italiano1565 Commercial, Vancouver
Not Italy, but not tragic
Submitted Saturday, July 21, 2007 - 10:24pm [Dine in]

It's hard to get great Italian food outside Italy, but our experience at La Rocca was very decent. We decided to risk the house red (albeit the pricier one) and it was served at the right temperature, and was light and tasty. The pasta was a bit bland and overcooked, but for the price, I've seen a lot worse. Overall, if you don't walk in there with high expectations, you'll have a pleasant experience.

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