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dlishusfoodDowntown, VancouverSince October 31, 200530 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
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Buckstop833 Denman Street, Vancouver
Had to try it anyways
Submitted Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 12:59pm [Dine in]

We decided a BBQ treat was in order and having tried BBQs all over the US we have something to compare to. We thought we would try the sampler to give everything a fair taste. All the meats were nicely smoked although the chicken could have been cooked a little more. It was all OK, but only OK. The highlight was probably the home made baked beans - very tasty and not too sweet but i guess everything tastes great when you add pork and fat to them! - The fries came nicely seasoned - but a little cold and limp. Cornbread was good but could have been fresher cut but this came with a nice honey butter. As mentioned the meats were nothing to write home about but for $60.00 +++ I probably couldnt afford the stamp anyways. I tried the beef ribs, pulled pork, pork ribs and chicken - nothing outstanding. Pleasant efficient staff made up for any shortfalls and the place is nicely reno'd with a good vibe. Overall its OK but I will probably go to Memphis Blues if given a choice.

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Mis Trucos1141 Davie Street, Vancouver
Almost there!!
Submitted Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 7:22pm [Dine in]

Decided to try out the newish Mis Trucos with the g/f. A little underwhelmed with the food and the prices. We do realize that this is tapas so we thought we would order 4 items. We had the "special" heirloom salad with mozza, pork belly with peppers and clams, lobster risotto and the also the hazelnut shrimp. First the salad, yes it was fresh and tasty as a fresh tomato heirloom salad can be and certainly nothing to write home about. Next we had the shrimp - It consisted of 3 butterflied shrimp for $16! Next the pork - of course very tasty - as most fatty pieces of pork are - could of done with a little more rendering down as it was way more fat than pork but what can you expect for another $16. Last but not least came the lobster risotto. It looked like a bowl of porridge on the plate. No garnish, very salty and very little lobster - but what can you expect for another $16. We decided this place was just not going to work for us. If you are going to spend decent money on tapas you may as well go to Bin or Tapastree. This is unfortunate as they just need to focus a little bit more on presentation and value and the whole tapas thing would really work in the space they have, especially with the great patio at the back. They have done a nice job on a very tight budget to renovate this place but if they could get the dirty wood floors resanded it would make a real difference. We did have one alcoholic drink and tipped well, as the service from everyone there was outstanding - but for the $75 we paid and we still felt hungry............! It was poor value and unfortunately we won't be back any time soon........

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Press Cafe & Panini Factory, The11871 Horseshoe Way, #1101, Richmond
Panini Paridise is found in Richmond!
Submitted Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 1:41pm [Dine in]

I was flicking through the Richmond News this week and came across an article about a panini factory outlet located in Richmond. I love a good panini so off we went (gf and I) in search of a new panini place. It was quite a tough place to find as its in the middle of an industrial area but I noticed some table and chairs outside an industrial unit and it was The Press Cafe and Panini Factory.
We felt a little odd walking in as we did not know what to expect as we really are city folk. - all I could say when I walked in is "WOW" - it actually took a while for me to close my mouth!!!. So you don't look as suprised as me......It is really light and bright with lots of windows, they have this big disco ball spinning around where you order, a whole row of cool looking chrome "work" stools to sit down and eat "counter style" and another area to sit with regular tables and chairs. .
On the food side they have a soup "bar" with I think 4 or maybe 5 soups and then a whole run of fridges full with all the freshly made paninis, salads, lemonade etc - They have maybe 15 flavours of panini to choose from and all the panini are one price - $4.00 each!
It was busy when we went in, with people walking around with these numbered spatulas and waiting for their number to be called - very cool - everyone seemed like a regular but us.
So I decided to order the Roast Lamb and Orzo soup and a Tandoori Chicken Panini. My gf had the Butter Chicken soup and the Chicken and roasted red pepper panini. The total for the TWO of us including a drink each was $12.60 TAX IN!!! We were then given these numbered spatulas which when the panini was ready they would call that number. The anticipation was pretty exciting. We waited a couple of minutes and our numbers were called. The panini came simply wrapped in checkered paper. The soups came with a big bag of fresh bread ends and a spoon in the bag.
So the verdict - OMG - amazing!!!!!!!!!. Perfectly seasoned soups , perfectly toasted panini with fillings to die for.
Overall I have to say that they have great fresh food at a great price with good music and the place is immaculately clean - why can't anyone else do that ? I will recommend this place to all my friends.

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Market by Jean-Georges1115 Alberni Street, 3rd floor, Vancouver
Its alllllllllll good!
Submitted Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 2:11pm [Dine in]

What a great place to have supper, the ambience was "spot on" and the food was almost perfect. So I decided not to choose anything on the menu but just let the waiter "go for it". He chose 2 raw plate, 2 appys, 2 main and 1 dessert. For the raw we had the Artic Char and the Tuna. Go for the tuna it was perfect, the quantity, presentation and taste. Wrapped in rice crackersd and then cooked mmmmm. very special. Next the Crab cake and the Shripmp Sald - go for the shrimp salad - really fresh witrh an awesome dressing. The crab cake was the only dissapointment - the ginger sauce was over powering for the dish - but Oh well, win some lose some. Next up the lobster and the Sable fish - both winners - perfectly cooked, reasonably priced and large portions. We finished off with the chocolate dessert - wow indulgence and gluttony rule - as did this dessert! I did try to book in the next night to do it all again but alas they were booked till 9.30 and it is a little late for us to eat. Really recommended and I usually hate hotel restaurants!

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Firehall Bistro, The19237 122A Avenue, #104, Pitt Meadows
This is worth the trip
Submitted Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

OK, so Im a downtown Vancouver Foodie and very spoilt for choice....so for me and the wife to drive out to, what seems to be the middle of nowhere (A.K.A Maple Ridge) it had better be good or the drive back would not be that pleasurable. It was a great drive back! To start with we had the Lobster Bisque and the Scallops and Bacon mmmmmmmm. Delicious, perfectly prepared and presented. The bacon was a slice of pancetta lodged into the scallop - very tasty. Our mains came..I had the Pork Belly and wifey had the crispy Lobster Pasta. Neither of us wanted to share - which really says it all. Perfect and I mean perfect. The pork was soooooo tender and the portion was more than ample - but I still did not want to share! The desserts was equally as tasty...if they can just tighten up the "English Style" service it really would be top notch. Well done and we hope to drive out to the boon docks again soon!

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TGI Friday's4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Why didn't i check Dinehere.ca first
Submitted Saturday, June 21, 2008 - 11:39am [Dine in]

Well, that was an awful experience. About 8 years ago I vowed after going to the location on Robson / Thurlow (thankfully closed) that I would never return to another TGI's. I thought the quality may have changed, the service may have changed or anything positive may have changed - alas - no change. Defrosted pre wrapped, pre weighed food reheated and served mmmmmmm. Great for a friends pet dog - certainly not for me. The kicker is that I heard the owner is a "Restaurant Consultant" and teaches "hospitality". You would think he would know how to run a franchise - I guess not. I won't even get into the horrid food that was served by horrid servers - all I can say is that you have been warned and to check Dinehere.ca before you go to ANY restaurant!

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Lemonia1055 Georgia Street, #230, Vancouver
We can't believe this is Foodcourt Food!
Submitted Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 4:04pm [Dine in]

We got a little lost in the Royal Centre downtown the other day and came upon a small food court, primarily for the office staff working above. Looking around they all seemed a little generic but next to Subway Sandwiches we noticed a lineup at Lemonia. I was served by the happiest food vendor I have ever met and once chatting with her I found out it was a family business and they really care about the quality of food they serve. So I decided to have a chicken Pita and my wife the "special" vegetarian panini and a soup. WOW - why anyone would go to McDonalds or Subway or any franchised restaurant after eating here is beyond my imagination. The potato and leek soup was way better than my mothers - which I always thought was the greatest (and my mother still does :-). I had never tried a vegetarian panini before but it was simply delicious. My wife only let me have one bite! The veggies were roasted to perfection and the panini was toasted to perfection. My chicken pita was equally as good. The chicken was shaved from the spit and was as tasty and juicy as I have ever had served with housemade tzaziki. If you can find the location - well done. Trust me it is better than anything you have eaten in a foodcourt before.

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Le Crocodile909 Burrard Street, #100, Vancouver
I tried so hard to find a problem!
Submitted Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 8:01pm [Dine in]

I have not been to Le Crocodile for years and decided to see if it was maintaining its lustre. W O W it really is. Absolutely impeccable. From the friendly valet to the outstanding waiting staff its all very very good. Le crocodile manages to take it to the next level and rise above the rest of the "wannabees" like Gastropod, Fuel or CinCin's. So down to the supper.... for starters, lobster tempura with sea scallops and escargot in pastry shells followed by whole Sea Bream and a double veal chop. Both done to perfection and mmmmmmmmmm tasty. To finish the Crepe Suzettes were outstanding. The wine selection is extensive and are priced between reasonable to the outrageous. We finished off with a couple of coffees with their complimentary chocolate crocodiles just topped off the perfect evening. Try it...you won't be dissapointed.

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Enigma4397 West 10th Ave., Vancouver
Worth the trek
Submitted Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 4:04pm [Dine in]

We live downtown and drive out to Enigma on a regular basis. Why? Because there doesn't seem to be anywhere downtown that can match what Enigma offers. We are not alone as we regularly see some downtown locals up there eating as well.
We usually go for brunch as it is consistently perfection on a plate. The South African sausages, crispy bacon, hash browns, golden brown toast, eggs done exactly as ordered....OOOOHHH and did I mention the complimentary freshly baked banana bread mmmmmmmmmm.
We have also enjoyed taking people there as the menu is very well thought out and there is something for everyone. The portion size is good and the prices are very reasonable. Try the calamari it is delicious and the lightly seasoned french fries are some of the best in the city. I believe it is a family run restaurant and pride of ownership certainly shows...a job well done!

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Connor Butler2145 Granville St, Vancouver
Can't Connor have 6 stars?
Submitted Friday, November 23, 2007 - 2:45pm [Dine in]

Last night we went to celebrate a Birthday at Connor Butler. It was our 1st time there and we were a little apprehensive as the sign outside looks like a realtors "For Sale / Lease" sign. Our reservations were for 7.00pm and we were warmly greeted and promptly seated. Once inside you realise how elegant but cosy the room was with great ambience.The chef / owner, Connor came out of the kitchen to introduce himself and to ask us what our likes and dislikes were. What a great idea. Not only does it make you feel special but you get what you like and not what some egotistical chef tells you what you are going to eat! We decided to go for the 6 course tasting menu paired with wine. What a treat. I think we had more than 6 courses but Ohhhhh so much great, creative and tasty food that it was hard to stop munching and drinking. The Versace plates and beautiful tableware along with impeccable service made the evening a perfect one to remember. You feel so comfortable there that is was tough to leave - but we will return soon.

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Boneta12 Water Street, #115, Vancouver
Bon, bon, bon, Boneta!
Submitted Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 11:29am [Dine in]

Four of us decided to cancel our reservations at the Shore Club and come to Boneta's instead - what a good choice we made. I ordered the scallops to start with followed by the duck - we also ordered, as mains, the ling cod, the tuna and the rabbit. We all sampled each others and each one was as good as the last. I would have probably skipped on the desert as it was only pure decadent gluttony on my behalf - but mmmmm - all good. The service was a little slack but nothing worth getting in tizzy about. We ordered from the "projection" menu without the need for a paper menu unlike the previous reviewer. Wine list is quite limited and a bit pricey but overall a great place to eat out and it will be missed once its gone.

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This train is outta here!
Submitted Monday, August 27, 2007 - 7:41pm [Dine in]

Just got back from having lunch at the new THR & RL. A little dissapointed to say the least. Everything was just "OK" - nothing special apart from the high pricing of the menu items to help pay for the reno's. I just hope Eli has a great plan for after the "lets rip off the tourist" season. The trouble is that there are so many places to go and spend $20 per person for lunch and come away far more satisfied. Try Saltlik for a great soft shelled crab sandwich and fries, go to Joe Fortes for their $10 lunch specials...the list can go on - but I won't. I do love the space inside - but for simple pub food (specially for lunch)you may as well go next door to Steamworks - don't worry I know the $$ end up in the same pocket but at least I won't be spending more on the same old burger, fries and a pint!

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Ocean 6 Seventeen617 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
Great food shame about the rest
Submitted Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 2:58pm [Dine in]

We decided to eat here as a last minute change of plan. I had been here a few times before for brunch and have never been dissapointed. The high quality of the food is very evident - the squid perfectly done, yummy local mussels and and a very tasty halibut . Unfortunately I think the unprofessional service and dowdy decor let the experience down slightly. But again on the bright side the food was great and I would return.

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Fiddlehead Joe's Eatery1012 Beach Ave., Vancouver
Oh Dear ...what happened?
Submitted Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 10:55am [Dine in]

Well, This place is certainly taking a new direction .....DOWN !! They have come up with a new menu and pricing. Most mains are $20....ahh quite reasonable until you realize that what you order is exactly what you get. " With fries Sir" comes another $4, a side of veg, yes another $4 - so Chicken, fries and some eggplant / zuchini comes to $28 + tax + tip. The prices are fine dining, the service certainly wasn't, with the floor manager seemingly quite rude and curt. Go back to the old formula, the owners should get more involved with their customers and get the place back to a fun, waterfront location which is sadly lacking in that neighbourhood. Yes its called 'Al a carte" for me is called "Im never coming back".

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Chow3121 Granville Street, Vancouver
Great Chow & Great Service
Submitted Thursday, May 3, 2007 - 11:08am [Dine in]

Not sure what to expect from a new restaurant called "Chow" but they really had it all under control in such a busy space. BTW the name apparently derives from the owners' wife's last name!. A litttle on the loud side but I understand they are working on some art to dampen it down. I did not mind and actually enjoyed the louder ambiance which made it a place where you can really enjoy yourself without having to "sit up straight' like Bishops or West. There seems to have been a lot of thought into the whole space which worked flawlessly. The unflappable servers were great as too was the food which was brought up from the kitchen below at a steady pace. The food was well presented and perfectly cooked. Our table of 5 all had different menu items and we sampled around. Each one tasted as good as the last! Go to Chow you will not be dissapointed.!!!!!!!!

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Century Restaurant & Bar432 Richards Street, Vancouver
Do you ever want us back?
Submitted Friday, February 23, 2007 - 7:12pm [Dine in]

Decided to pop in for a drink to show some friends what a great place this was........NOT. Michael the co-owner was not working and some tall guy made us feel so unwelcome it will take a while to persuade me to go back. We decided not to eat there and take our business around the corner to Guu. Its a shame, such a great place and such terrible staff...oh well, when it hurts the pocket it will change!!

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Latin Quarter1305 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Dissapointing - flavourless - boring!!
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 1:52pm [Dine in]

Our friends had been raving about this place for some time, so on Saturday night 6 of us downtownies took the trek out to Commercial to eat at the "famous" Latin Quarter. What a complete dissapointment - from the lousy and I mean LOUSY service to the very so - so food offered. My partner and I shared the Paella which is their signature dish - which I guess at $42 just means its the dinner with the most profit in it for them. Mussels undercooked, shrimps over cooked, rice flavourless, empty clam shells - If they think thats how Paella is meant to taste they had better go back to cooking school -I wont go on - but I definately wont be going back to this sham of a resaurant. I think enough said about this place - you have been warned! There are plenty of great choices on The Drive but this one is certainly not one of them.

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Sockeye City Grill3800 Bayview Street, #108, Richmond
View is as good as the food...
Submitted Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 5:07pm [Dine in]

Decided it was time for fish and chips and heasd about The Sockeye Grill in Steveston. I must say I have been to Steveston to eat a number of times but never to this place. My friends were telling me that this place had great fish & chips, so being English off we drove to Steveston. It was great......the perfect fish and chips....not greasy, perfect batter, crispy chips, really fresh. We actually had the fishermans platter between us. WARNING- Bring your appetite. Battered prawns, oysters, salmon, halibut - I was in Deep Fried English heaven. The girl serving was really attentive, nice jugs - of beer that is and whenever I get a craving for good Fish & Chips Im going back. The view is fab as well.

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Ocean Club, The100 Park Royal, #105, West Vancouver
All looks and no personality
Submitted Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 1:26pm [Dine in]

We (4 of us) "Downtowners" decided to jump in a cab and head to the Ocean Club to see what the "WestVaners" had to offer. I must admit that they have done quite a stunning job of the decor, very clean and cool looking with a great little patio out the back. We were quite excited and sat down and ordered a few cocktails - from a list which was almost overwhelming.... and at $10 a pop you had better bring you Amex. After a quick drink we sat down at our table. The seats, unfortunately were very uncomfortable with low backs which meant you could not lean back to relax. A little like the ones at NU if you have been there. We ordered a couple of starters to share, the mussels, crab cakes and the scallop and prawns. The portions were minute and were quite a problem to share, definately nothing outstanding here.... except for the price. Next we ordered some main courses, a burger, 2x beef short ribs w/ mac & cheese, and halibut cheeks. The burger was good, and so it should have been for $16 but the yam fries that came with it were soggy and just covered in cinnamon - none of us could eat them - yukky! The halibut cheeks at $18 were just OK and the beef ribs at $22 were nicely cooked and tender but I imagine if you stick a fatty bit of beef in the oven for hours it should of been. All in all quite the dissapointment. We were going to share a dessert but the only one we wanted (lemon tart) was not available so instead of ordering coffee we though ENOUGH! Lets get a taxi back to the city where we have a choice of this kind of place and try not to feel too sorry for the people that have to live in West Van and go to the Ocean Club on a regular basis - but judging by the lack of intelligent customers on a Saturday night -I think the word is out! The total bill for us including tip was $240 plus the $50 for the taxis with no coffee, no dessert and no one even half drunk they have a lot to do to persuade me to go back!!

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Chilli House Thai Bistro1018 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Thai fusion at its finest!
Submitted Sunday, June 4, 2006 - 4:02pm [Dine in]

Great location with a great view that doesn't rely on the view for its business. The Chilli Club offers an extensive menu with all the staples, pad thai, curries etc. They also do some awesome tapas, the stuffed chicken wings are to die for. We have been there over 20 times and have nver been disappointed. Free carparking is a bonus as well as all the happy smiling Thai servers.

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