Went there with my brother on the weekend with his Groupon. I was surprised to find such a prime location with 2hr free parking, very impressive! LOL! It's right by False Creek, straight across from Granville Island. It was a sunny warm day when we went, so we decided to get a table on their patio, and the view was unbeatable!
Service-wise...although we were seated promptly, our server didn't approach us for about 10 mins after we were seated to bring us our menu. Even then, there was no water, no cutlery. Our server finally brought us our water 10 minutes after taking our order. We felt like they were ignoring us just because we were using a Groupon. They brought us our water in 2 mismatch water glasses, and while the other diners had the stemmy water glasses, the ones they brought us were the smaller juice glasses. And because we waited so long for our water, and with the smaller glasses, we finished our water in a few sips. We had to wait a long while, time and time again, for our water glasses to be refilled again.
Anyway, because my brother only managed to get 1 Groupon before they were sold out, I ordered the shaved lamb benny from their regular menu while my brother had the set lunch. My brother's appy came, and he said they were nothing special. I tried some of my brother's tuna tartare, and it wasn't anything extraordinary. When our server first brought us our entrees, they got the tables mixed up and brought us the entrees from the table behind us. And they forgot to bring my brother another fork after taking it away with the appy plate.
Our entrees came soon after, and they smelled real good! The entree for the set lunch was a roast oregano chicken with an orzo stuffed green bell pepper. It was nicely seasoned, and the chicken wasn't too dry, but it tasted like chicken souvlaki, nothing too extraordinary. I ordered the shaved lamb benny. The eggs were perfectly poached, the yolks were at the perfect consistency. The potatoes were good too, but could use some pepper. The shaved lamb was very flavourful, a tad too salty for my taste, but my brother said they were just perfect for him. All in all, we were happy diners at this point.
We were very disappointed at the lack of service at this kind of restaurant. However, the redeeming factor in service came when our server brought us both a dessert despite the fact that I didn't have a Groupon. It was the chocolate cake with chocolate mousse on top with a macaroon and garnished with a delicious caramel sauce. It was to die for!!!
Despite the mediocre service, the view and the food (and certainly the complimentary dessert) definitely made up for it. We will be back to try the other items on their menu.