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couchpotatoburnabySince June 7, 20076 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Bacchus845 Hornby St, Vancouver
a must in December !
Submitted Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 5:16pm [Dine in]

My wife & I usually go to Bacchus once a year during december. The room is very warm, plush and inviting with lots of textures, fabrics and ornate furniture. The piano player is always great, if ever there was a place that could get you into the xmas spirit, this is it.
We had all 7 appys which were for the most part quite good. The fois gras & beef terrine was excellent. The sweetbreads with caramelized endive were good but a little heavy on the capers. The wine list is good with plenty of BC wines and not too much mark-up. The cheese selection was also good but the plate presentation lacked "sex appeal". I remember when Robert Sulatcky was the Chef there, the cheese program was the best in the city.
Our server started out a bit cold, he seemed to be annoyed at something but then he eventually warmed up to us and was quite good.

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Gastropod1938 W. 4th Avenue, Vancouver
No more peas please !!
Submitted Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 7:05pm [Dine in]

Went there as a foursome on a tuesday night 2 months ago to check it out. We had the tasting menu with the wine pairings .........total bill was 750 dollars ! That would have been ok at a good restaurant. We love food and were really looking forward to a great dining experience from all that we had heard of this place. What a huge disappointment. The first three courses served to us had peas on them, I was starting to wonder if there was a sale on them somewhere. The service was poor, when you have a tasting menu with wine pairings you expect the wine to be presented professionally and described in detail. That was not the case here, our wines were brought to the table by a girl who just plopped the glasses down and tried to scurry away, when I stopped her and asked what we were drinking she replied " oh, it's a BC wine" . "That's pretty vague" I replied, and asked if we could get a little more info, as I am pretty sure there is more than one winery in "BC". On & on it went, course after course of poor food & unorganized service. By about the fifth course I was wishing we had ordered off of the regular menu. We all made the best of it and although it was obvious we were receiving sub-par food & service, we laughed it off and had a good time anyway. Next time I'll go to West again or Fuel.

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Italian Kitchen1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Do you like screaming ???
Submitted Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 6:43pm [Dine in]

I took some business associates in for dinner last night for what I was hoping to be a celebratory year end dinner. Boy was I in the wrong place. We sat downstairs at a round table and absolutley could not have a conversation due to the ridiculously loud room. There was one other table in particular that seemed to think they were at a hockey game or something. They were actually screaming, hootiing & hollering !! At one point I glanced over at them ( there was nothiing else to do because we couldn't talk ) and saw a waiter pouring a bottle down some already drunk womans throat ! After about an hour & a half of enduring this Gong show we finally complained to our waiter who did absolutely nothing. The food was just OK. We had appy platters for 6 to start ( they were the best thing there ) followed by pizzas, 2 pastas, meat platters for 4, and 2 fish dishes. The desserts were terrible, the so called Cappuccino brule was eggy and had absolutely no cappuccino in it, period. When my associate complained about it to our skittish server, he laughed it off & made some comment about he felt like taking it off of our bill & then changed his mind and promised my friend a free one next time he was in !! Ha ! What a joke, needless to say none of us will return to this quasi - Italian rip off !!

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Bearfoot Bistro4121 Village Green, Whistler
started out good.............
Submitted Friday, November 16, 2007 - 3:14pm [Dine in]

I had dinner at the Bearfoot bistro a couple weekends ago. I had heard it was good. Nothing could be further from the truth. Their wine list is way too expensive, and for such a huge list I found it disappointing that they were "out of stock" on the bottle I chose. ( La Frenz Cab) The food started out good, the appetizers were actually quite nice, we finished them & I was eagerly awaiting the mains.............for the first hour. By about an hour & 15 minutes later I was beginning to get annoyed, our wine was almost gone ( along with our invisible waiter ) and we still hadn't had our main course. When I flagged down the server & mentioned to him that the food seemed to be taking too long, he corrected me & told me that at the " Bearfoot Bistro" people come to "dine" & enjoy the ambiance. He was not apologetic for the huge delay, in fact he was condescending and rude towards me. When we finally got our mains , the food was not good at all, my elk was blue rare & my wife's food was almost cold. By this point we just wanted to get through the 3 course menu & get out of there so we choked it down , crossed our fingers & waited for dessert. Dessert came and it was worse than the mains. We didn't even eat it. As the server cleared our half full dessert plates he didn't even bother to quality check. Bottom line : don't go there.......head over to Apres or Araxi instead.

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Apres4338 Main St., 103, Whistler
best in whistler
Submitted Friday, November 16, 2007 - 2:56pm [Dine in]

My wife & I went to Whistler on the last weekend of October and had dinner at Apres on the Saturday night. From the moment we walked into the room we felt welcomed and appreciated. Our waiter was very good and he genuinely had an interest in making sure we had a good time. We ordered the Chefs tasting menu with the wine pairings. It was fantastic ! Better than West, Gastropod , Bearfoot Bistro or any other tasting menu I've had. Our waiter was the one doing the pairings and they were bang on every time. The food was amazing, tuna three ways, Fois gras three ways, every dish we had was absolutely great.

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Horizons100 Centennial Way, Burnaby
Great Restaurant
Submitted Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:28am [Dine in]

I live in the valley, work in Burnaby and eat at Horizons quite often. I had lunch there yesterday with an associate of mine and it was fantastic ! The bread salad was delicious and the prawns in coconut-chili sauce were amazing. The desserts are great ( I have tried all of them ! ) and especially recommend the blueberry cheesecake or the coconut panna cotta. The dining room has windows all around to enjoy the view, there is not a bad seat in the house. As I said before , I eat there alot and the service is always very good, the servers are well groomed and professional and really know how to make you feel welcome. Overall this really is a great restaurant. The food and service are consistently good and the ambiance & view cannot be beaten. I will definitely be back for more !!

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