Submitted Tuesday, June 5, 2007 - 4:24pm [Dine in]
Rodney's really gives you the feel that an Oyster Bar should. We sat on the upper level, and it gave us a bird's eye view of all the shucking down below. The nautical feel is legit, with nets and other ocean paraphernalia as decoration. Save your pennies though...cause this is not a bargain. With daily raw oysters around $3 per, a dinner for 4 of us with a couple of bottles of wine approached $300 in a hurry. That said, we all really enjoyed the experience, even when leaving yaletown with skinny wallets! :-)
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Submitted Saturday, June 2, 2007 - 4:38pm [Dine in]
June 1st was one of the most beautiful days in Vancouver this year...so we decided to celebrate with a nice dinner on a patio. Monk's provided the setting....but failed to deliver in EVERY WAY. A 30 min wait for a table, and some overpriced drinks while standing near the bar/washrooms/hostess was a bad start, but in retrospect maybe was the highlight of the night. The menu is outrageous, applying LIFT-type prices to less than exotic items. $38 for surf and turf (only about 4 oz of beef, and 1 lobster claw) left lots to be desired with the portion size. The halibut was equally unimpressive. These items weren't terrible, but rather overpriced and small. In addition, our meal must have taken almost an hour to arrive. I actually thought they were going out to sea to catch our fish! I thought it would be impossible to ruin a day with such wonderful weather...but Monk's tried its best to dampen our spirits.
Not again...not ever
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