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FitFoodiekitsilano vacouverSince May 2, 201024 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value3 (3.2)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

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Baru Latino Restaurante2535 Alma Street, Vancouver
Good Food, Nicely Improved
Submitted Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 10:56am [Dine in]

We booked a late night dinner reservation for two here recently and enjoyed the experience very much. We used to dine at Baru much more frequently but stopped as we found that the portions kept diminishing while the prices kept going up. A few weeks back I came with a friend for a couple of glasses of wine. While we stuck to drinks I did notice that the food coming out looked and smelled amazing and the portions seemed a fair bit more generous. I figured that with the recent change in ownership, and with the menu looking so great, perhaps it was time to give it another chance. We were happy that we did!

For starters we shared a bowl of the fabulous Latin chips with 3 different sauces - a tangy in-house tomato sauce, an olive tapenade, and guacamole. We then shared a salad plate which combined avocado, cilantro, balsamic vinegar and the tastiest scallops I think I've ever had in my life. It was truly delicious! For mains, I had the halibut which was cooked to perfection, accompanied with delicious root vegetables and topped with yummy fries. My husband had the flat iron steak and loved it. We decided to forego the bottle of wine this time and instead I chose a couple of different red wines to try by the glass while he stuck with pints of the Red Truck ale. All things considered, it was an excellent meal. Prices were reasonable for what we had, service was good, and the ambiance was nice with most of the lighting being by candlelight. As is common in Vancouver, there were not many other folks eating dinner at this late hour so as a result the place perhaps had more of a bar feel. Most of the patrons were seated around the bar and the house music was cranked up. For my taste, it was a bit loud but overall it didn't dampen our experience any. We were suitably impressed and will likely not wait so long before coming back again!

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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
One of My Faves
Submitted Monday, May 24, 2010 - 11:24am [Dine in]

Of all the excellent restaurants Vancouver has to offer, this place has to be one of my favourites. The food is tasty and always cooked exactly to my specifications, the service is terrific, and the atmosphere is vibrant and fun. Because this place tends to be incredibly busy and somewhat noisy especially on the weekends, we tend to book a later dinner (8:30 or 9:00PM). That way we avoid the dinner rush and with the later hour we tend to get a better table. The main dining area is preferred as the bistro area can be quite noisy. In summer months, the upstairs outdoor patio is the perfect spot. It really is an oasis of sorts, so beautiful and romantic, and it adds a completely new and different dimension to the usual dining at Joe's.

My three top picks from the menu are the Queen Charlotte Halibut (when fresh and in season), the salmon with maple brown butter sauce, and the house special duo of fish. The desserts, while not over the top, are very good, and I like the fact that they are available in half orders. The chocolate duo is excellent as is the banana creme pie. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced and the cocktails are great. If you like real ginger beer, the Dark and Stormy is to die for. For something light and refreshing, try the Russion Spy. Overall, this place gets top marks for food, service, and atmosphere. We have been dining here for a number of years now, and with such a high standard of excellence, it is not much wonder that Joe Fortes has earned our loyalty.

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Locus, The4121 Main Street, Vancouver
Love This Place
Submitted Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 10:29am [Dine in]

My husband and I are fairly regular customers at the Locus. Despite living in Kits, we don't mind making the longer trip over to Main Street as we find the food to be consistently excellent and the value unbeatable. We particularly like the supplementary menu items offered on the dinner specials sheet, which include a couple of soups, an appetizer, and three different entrees - meat, fish, and vegetarian. I typically choose a fish entree while my husband loves the steak. My absolute favourite item on the menu is the black cod. It is cooked to perfection every time and the flavours of the dashi broth are incredible. Most often we share a bottle of wine along with an appetizer, two mains, and a dessert. Their warm apple cherry crumble with vanilla ice cream is delicious and tastes even better coupled with a strong americano. For all of that, our typical bill is an astounding $120. Considering that the quality of food, ingredients, portions, and sheer innovation in constructing dishes equals and in many cases exceeds a number of higher end or fine dining restaurants here in Vancouver, the value at Locus is truly outstanding. We will keep coming back.

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CinCin Ristorante + Bar1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
DOV Fabulous
Submitted Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 11:15am [Dine in]

My husband and I have been regulars at CinCin for close to six years. While we have experienced the odd evening where service was slow, we have found the food to be consistently delicious and the plates inspired and artfully assembled. Dinner last night was no exception. I ordered the 3-course dine-out menu for $38 while my husband ordered a la carte. With three mouth-watering selections to choose from for the appetizer, entree, and dessert, it was a difficult decision but I ultimately went with the tofino octupus to start, the lingcod as my main, and the rhubarb tart to finish. Because I always prefer a bit of starch with my fish, whether rice or potatoes, and the lingcod came only with beans and veggies, I ordered a side of the home-made sage gnocchi to round things out. It was absolutely out-of-this-world! Literally, it melted in my mouth. In fact, my entire meal was fabulous and my husband's was as well. He ordered a la carte, having the prosciutto pizzette to start, the tenderloin as an entree, and the cherry creme brulee for dessert. We especially appreciated the exceptionally quick and attentive service we received on busy night like last night. We love the ambiance, which is beautiful and romantic and we look forward to some amazing dining on the outdoor terrace this coming summer. Thanks, Cincin, for another exquisite and memorable evening!

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