Having been to Cincin's many times in the past, my wife and I looked forward to our anniversary dinner here however we were extremely disappointed by the overall experience.
The server treated us as 'uneducated tourists' after she couldn't provide me any details of their beer/ale selection. When I queried if they had any hefeweizen beer and who the brewer is, she replied by saying it was a local.
To start, we shared a caesar salad at $13, grilled squid at $15, scallops at $19 none of which was exceptional nor well portioned. The best dish of the starters was the caesar salad.
For the entre's, we both ordered the whole grilled seabass at $42 each as we were both very fond of the smoked sea bass which was a signature dish for Cincins. Regretably the smoked seabass is no longer available even though it is still pictured prominently on their website.
The whole grilled seabass dish was the most disappointing as it repeats it's flavoring of stuffed olives which was already presented in the olive tamponade served with the bread.
To their credit, the GM, Ed (formerly of Lumiere) offered us replacement entres but we declined.
The desserts we had were forgettable.
It is with regret that our favorite Italian restaurant has changed to unfortunately a lesser offering. Likewise, it is time to re-assess some of the other fine offerings in Vancouver.