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DMartinezBurnaby B.CSince August 11, 20103 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Value2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance2 (2)

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Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro663 E 15th Ave, Vancouver
A Little Piece of France in Vacouver
Submitted Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 3:39pm [Dine in]

I tried Les Faux Bourgeois with my husband and another married couple on a Sunday night. We had to make reservations well over 2 weeks in advance but the food was very much worth the wait.

The restaurant's decor was warm and inviting and the candles on the tables provided a nice, intimate setting. The only downside was that it was hard to read the menu with so little light. My husband doesn't speak French and was unsure how to pronounce the dishes he wanted to order so if you don't speak French, make sure to go with someone who does as all of the dish names are in French. If you speak but are not fluent, do NOT speak to the servers in French because they assume you speak well and start talking very quickly.The server we had could have been more attentive as our water glasses were empty for awhile before being refilled.

I had the french onion soup to start and my husband had the tarte Florentine. Both were very nice. The soup had a nice smoky flavour thanks to the addition of bacon and the tarte was flaky with mellow flavours. For entrees, I had the coq au vin and my husband the beef tenderloin. The coq au vin looked a little unappetizing when it arrived since everything was the same colour but tasted delicious. The beef was also very good and tender, although a little on the small side. For dessert we shared a creme brulee; Unfortunately, it was a little more liquid than a creme brulee should be but it still tasted good.

Overall, the food was delicious and the service was good. I will definitely be going back!

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Dougiedog Hot Dog Joint1011 Granville Street, Vancouver
High Expectations, Low Reality
Submitted Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 3:20pm [Catering]

When my office told us that we would be receiving a catered lunch from the Dougie Dog food truck, I was excited as I had only heard good things about their food. Choosing from a slimmed down version of their varied menu, I decided to go with the Dougie Burger, however when I went down to the food truck to place my order, the burger had a look I didn't like. My co-worker had ordered the burger and did not get to choose what kind of cheese she had and they used back bacon instead of regular bacon. I changed my mind and ordered the Bacon Chili Cheese dog with fries instead.

With only a small group of 6 or 7 people waiting to be served, it took the cooks almost 20 minutes to make my hot dog and fries. They also only had 2 kinds of drinks to choose from - root beer and diet root beer. Once I had my food, I was very disappointed by the taste. There was nothing special about the hot dog itself - the cheese was barely melted, the chili didn't have the nice beefy flavour one wants out of good chili and the wiener itself slid right through the bottom of the bun. The fries were good but needed salt as they had none.

Overall, I was unimpressed by their food and their service. The food was flavourless and the service was slow. The co-workers that I spoke were also similarly disappointed by their food. I have no idea where they get their great reputation from, but it does not seem deserved. I will not be going back for seconds.

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Samba Brazilian Steak House1122 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Hit or Miss With the Food, Dancing mediocre
Submitted Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 11:06pm [Dine in]

I went to this restaurant for a company outing and was excited by the idea of a Brazilian BBQ as I heard good things. Entering the restaurant, I was immediately disappointed by the lack of decorations and the bad lighting but I wanted to keep an open mind because I love meat.

Our company had paid $32 per person in order for us to enjoy the all you can eat buffet and the meal started with a "salad bar" that had more pasta and rice than actual salad or vegetables. However, most of the food at the salad bar was pretty tasty, although there was some garlic bread that I almost chipped a tooth on. It took awhile for the waiters with the meat to start circulating but when they finally did, I was again disappointed. The buffalo meat may as well have been jerky for how salty and dry it was. The top sirloin tasted like it had gone bad and the piece of chicken that I got was still bleeding and smelled like my fiance's feet at the end of the day. There were a few bright spots: the chicken wrapped in bacon was delicious, the beef was delicious, so were the sausages and the pork was fantastic.

The restaurant also provided entertainment in the form of 3 lackluster dancers repeating the same moves to 4 songs. Out of the 3 dancers, only one was any good and they all seemed more concerned with posing for pictures with the male members of our group than with actually dancing.

Overall, I would not go back. The buffet was extremely overpriced for what you actually get and the entertainment left a lot to be desired. Save your money.

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