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flashxRichmondSince February 4, 20085 Reviews
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2 (2.2)
  • Food2 (2.2)
  • Service2.5 (2.4)
  • Value1 (1)
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Shore Club, The688 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Dineout Vancouver 2012 experience. - Never again!
Submitted Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 11:13pm [Dine in]

I have always noticed the Shore Club when driving downtown and turning into the Pacific Center parking lot. Always wanted to give it a try to see what culinary excellence they have inside. Dineout Vancouver was our chance to give ourselves an excuse to go in.

Boy... were we ever in for a disappointment. I am not sure if it was my weak taste buds or the whole cooking team went on vacation. The food was just AWFUL! The lobster bisque tasted heavily filled with cream without much lobster shell taste to it. Even worse, the bisque was so salty that it was border-line of being bitter. My fiancee's crab cake was alright but nothing of spectacular fashion.

Then comes our entree, my fiancee's sable fish was so disgusting. The prosciutto basically doesn't match with the fish. The prosciutto was really crispy, stringy and chewing make it really tough to cut and there were basically no thoughts put into it. She ended up chucking out the wrapped prosciutto layer. My salmon plate was alright, nothing to complain too much about, but it was very ordinary like most salmon plates.

For dessert, the sorbet was a bit sweet but it's bearable. If you are American and loves sugar, then you might like it. The fruity taste is strong and apparent and quite refreshing aside from being a bit on the sweet side. The key lime pie continues the trend of poor food for the rest of the night. The key lime pie was basically not edible, even if you are from the south sugar loving nation. The pie was overwhelmingly sweet, I can't even taste anything except for sweet (not even some sourness in key lime pie).

For $38 menu, this is terrible. I can get better food at Hons or Japadog on the street. One of the worst Dineout experience ever. I guess next time I head downtown, I wouldn't even look twice into Shore Club before I turn into the Pacific Center parking lot. It was just that bad! Well.. at least service and ambiance were acceptable.

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Bacchus845 Hornby St, Vancouver
One of the worst Dine-out experience ever!
Submitted Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 9:32pm [Dine in]

From an upscale hotel and restaurant, I expected the food and service to be top notch. I have had heard of Bacchus from friends that works near the law courts about this place. I decided to book it for Dineout Vancouver.

It was a bad experience I am not where to start. First when my girlfriend and I check our coats into the closet, the concierge took our jackets and hanged it on the rail until she had a chance to deal with it. My jacket isn't a Prada jacket but they treat it like it's some cheap jacket I got at Zeller's.

Next we didn't know what to do for drinks yet. And the waiter was trying hard to up-sell me sparkling water that I hate. I insisted I want to look at the menu and decide on wine. He seemed a bit annoyed at that point. He was way too busy talking to his co-workers and other tables, he totally (intentional?) forgot about us. We waited a good 10 minutes and he got back to us. At that time, we ordered from the Dineout Menu and my girlfriend (isn't a drinker) specifically told him water is fine. I told him I wanted the wine flight pairing. At this time, I wasn't even sure that it didn't include the dessert wine pairing too.

Then after another 10 minutes our appies showed up with the wine pairing, only to have 2 wine flight coming. Since my server was too busy again wandering off, I had to ask tell the manager who was passing by I just ordered 1 and not 2 wine flights. The server came back and became more annoyed. Saying he misinterpreted us since I was the guy order the drinks. He did not apologize at all but seemed like he wanted to confront me about what I told him that was wrong to start.

Everything was ok. The service at that point made the very standard food tastes even more ordinary. Then comes the dessert. Surprise, surprise,... my girlfriend ordered the cheesecake and I order the special chocolate dessert. We ended up with 2 choco desserts. Then the server came back and asked if everything is ok and I told him the dessert is wrong and he was a bit offended and he checked his notes in the corner and changed his tone a bit and said sorry, thing will be right over while my ice cream was melting waiting for my girlfriend's cheesecake to come. I then asked if the wine flight has any dessert pairing. He said no and asked me if I want coffee or tea? ( At this point, it feels like he's kicking me out. What if I want an ice wine? but then maybe he knows I am not going to with that attitude. )

We were very very cheesed off at this point. Finished quickly then wrap it up. With no surprise, they messed our bill up. They forgot to take off the wine flight. Then the server didn't say sorry and said I will give you another one. I am thoroughly disappointed at this point. However, that's not the end, I paid with my Visa and never got the brochure to enter the comments and draw. Maybe he (intentionally) forgot to give us. Anyways, I was so disappointed, I did not want to deal with this crap anymore and left with a minimum 15% tip to the penny. ( Don't get me wrong, I wanted to pay him a penny tip. But it really wasn't worth the 15%. Not once in my life I under-tip but this time it was tempting. )

Anyways food was worth about a $20 to $28/menu and not the $38. Wine flight was abysmal (hidden no dessert wine meaning in the wine flight.). Service is extremely unpleasant. Server and environment feels very uneasy, pretentious and snobby upscale feeling.

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Lift Bar Grill View333 Menchion Mews, Vancouver
DOV 2008 - Not worth being a $35 menu
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 6:37pm [Dine in]

I tried this restaurant with my girlfriend and when I went in I was impressed with the decor and ambiance. I choose this because the menu looks unique and it was a 5 course menu so more choices usually means good. However, the idea is good but the execution by the chef was poor. First of all, I didn't come to eat Japanese food. I never tried using my chopsticks at a fine dining restaurant and this experience was more than weird. But don't get me wrong I liked 3 dish/dessert out of 10 combinations between my girlfriend and I and the food quality and uniqueness felt like I was served by the third/fourth chef in line. Personally it was a poor $35 menu. $25 would be more of a justification.

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O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
DOV 2008 - Food was so awesome. Dessert not so.
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 6:26pm [Dine in]

Dined out with a group of friends. The appetizers were awesome ( both clams and ahi tuna ) and also the sturgeon fillet and short rib entrees were so a perfect 10/10. Only complaint for me giving the food having 100% is the lack of dessert choices. The creme brulee was ok. I didn't really like that but besides that the decor and ambiance was very enjoyable.

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UnWine'd Restaurant on Howe1180 Howe Street, Vancouver
DOV 2008 - Worst dineout I have been to ever.
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 6:19pm [Dine in]

Service was nothing special and the fake fire place on near the bar where i sit was nothing more than an ugly distraction and it was quite a turn off for more to come. Food was average and portion was too small. Wining pairing was less than spectacular for a place that sells wine as it's restaurant name. If this was a $15 menu, I might feel I can justify it but for $25, there is a lot of restaurant that have better quality food.

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