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firsttimefoodieCambieSince January 8, 20104 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Value2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

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Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 Reviews Found
Le Crocodile909 Burrard Street, #100, Vancouver
Wonderful Experience
Submitted Friday, February 17, 2012 - 1:20pm [Dine in]

We went here for lunch on a milestone Birthday that happened to be at Valentine's Day as well. It was a splendid choice and definitely an excellent fine dining experience. Everything was amazing, and no detail was forgotten. All staff were warm, pleasant, helpful and attentive. The Classic French meal was extraordinary and done to perfection. Since if was an afternoon lunch we both wanted a non-acoholic beverage, the server recommended the bartender create something for us: Passion Fruit Sparkler. We had each started off with an appetizer, a delicate and skillfully done crab cake, and robust and smooth tomato soup; followed by seafood entree that were both exquisite and gratifying. We reluctantly skipped dessert, but we were given cantaloupe sorbet to cleanse our palette and two chocolate crocodiles. The restaurant did not know it was my birthday, but we felt like it was a privileged to dine here and they manage to make us feel very special. The experience reconfirms why this restaurant has been so widely acclaimed, and why it was completely full. We are going to try to make it a tradition and come here for more special occasions.

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Salmon House2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver
Not that Special
Submitted Friday, February 17, 2012 - 12:47pm [Dine in]

My spouse took me here for a Milestone Birthday which happened to be at Valentine's Day as well. The view was fabulous, the food was good, and our server was friendly and personable. The hostess at the front was something to be desired though. Not warm or welcoming. Cordial and very uptight. I understand it was probably one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants; however a sincere smile and friendly thank you or how was your evening would have went long way. Our reservation was early and when we left around 7:15 pm the restaurant was not completely full, and the front staff (4) was standing around chatting; this leaves me to conclude they weren't busy or stressed. Not a good representation of the restaurant especially when they are the first person of contact and departure. Luckily I was in good company so I put it aside.
I found out afterwards my husband had made a note at the time of his reservations to advise the restaurant it was my birthday. I believe it is the job of the hostess or reservation manager to advise the server of this. It was completely not acknowledged. A simple Happy Birthday from our server would have made the evening more pleasant and a little special. Nothing else would have been expected. The special dining experience at the Salmon House definitely falls short. What sets apart an extraordinary restaurant from an average restaurant is the finer details and service from beginning to end.

We had gone to Le Crocodile for lunch and everything was amazing. All staff was warm, pleasant, helpful and attentive. The Classic French meal was extraordinary and done to perfection. We both had seafood. We reluctantly skipped dessert, but we were given cantaloupe sorbet to cleanse our palette and two chocolate crocodiles. The restaurant did not know it was my birthday, but we felt like it was a privileged to dine here and they manage to make us feel very special. A stark contrast to the Salmon House. Unfortunately my memory of this special evening at the Salmon House won't be for the food, view, decor, and ambiance but the unfriendly and non-welcoming hostess at the front, and the restaurants ability to make us feel like were just another mouth to feed. With so many other establishments in Vancouver with just as amazing views, it won't be difficult not to make a recommendation or desire to dine here for any special occasion, let alone a regular dining experience any time soon.

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Fraser Court Seafood Restaurant3489 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Dim Sum Good but Not Good at All for Dinner!
Submitted Friday, January 8, 2010 - 2:50pm [Dine in]

I agree with the other reviews about the service, selection and taste of the dim sum; but the dinner service is terrible. We have gone to Fraser Court for dim sum several times since it opened in October. The service was prompt, food was hot, and the value was really good. We decided to try the restaurant for a birthday dinner and our experience was absolutely the opposite from the previous 3 times we went here for lunch. It took them 3 hours to serve us a 9 course menu. It was a weeknight so the restaurant was busy but not busy where others are waiting for your table. The food was warm to semi- warm. Definitely not hot. The staff were non-response and inefficient in the service, from ordering our food to getting a refill on the tea to clearing our plates after the lobster. One of the serving staff spilled a bowl (a serving) of the $40 soup on the table. The other girl started to clear our table and then walked away after way through it. They told us our chicken we order wasn't coming as they ran out, but the dish already came and we ate it 30 minutes prior to this. The whole experience was a real gong show. If you have over 3 hours to kill and don't mind having semi-warm food then come to this restaurant; otherwise I would stay away for dinner. Too bad the same manager or the staff for dim sum wasn’t working during the dinner shift. Or maybe they need a new manager as well as better training for the dinner service and kitchen crew . A real Disappointment and not worth your time nor money. I would stay away.

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Legendary Noodle4191 Main Street, Vancouver
Poor and Unfriendly Service
Submitted Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 9:24pm [Dine in]

Went to Long's Noodle house for the first time. Our friends recommended this place for Shanghainese/Mandarin food. I asked for a take out menu and the hostess grimaced at me and passed me the menu. After looking at it for a few minutes I went to the back of the restaurant to order the items from her. She was very unpleasant and not friendly at all. When I asked her if how big was the large noodle dish, she said “What?!” so I repeated myself and asked her was the noodle dish big enough to serve 2 people. She said “no”. I ended up ordering a small and another fried noodle dish and the pan fried dumplings. I paid for my order and waited for 10 minutes(not long at all). The food was tasty but I have had better Shanghainse food on Broadway. The size of the pan fried dumplings are small and looked like they were purchased frozen from a Asian market. It didn’t look nor taste like they were hand made in house as other Shanghainse restaurants(Broadway or the one in Richmond). For $7.50 it is not worth the value. The noodle soup was very delicious but a bit spicy which wasn’t indicated on the menu. I would haven give this place another try but the unfriendly service left a bad taste in my mouth. There are two better Shanhainse restaurants with much better service on Broadway. I I won’t come here again nor will I recommend this place to anyone.

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