My boyfriend and I visited the restaurant a few weeks ago over the weekend. The place was packed and we were seated near the overflowing bar area.
Ambiance: The tables are positioned so closely together, that we were feeling very squished and there was absolutely NO privacy at all. The place is beautiful inside, but when you make reservations, ask to be seated upstairs or away from the bar area where people wait to be seated. It was very loud and crowded to say the least.
Food: My dish was great. We both ordered steak, medium. His was the New York and mine was the Sirloin. My boyfriend found his to be closer to the well done side and when he asked the waiter if it looked a bit well done, the waiter insisted that it was just the lighting. He kept saying New York steak was a “tough” steak and that’s the way it’s supposed to look. I think it was just a busy night and he didn’t want to take it back and cook it the way we ordered it. We were not impressed since the dish was $37.00. The best part about the menu was that they offered ½ portions on their desert menu. It was great because we wanted something sweet, but couldn’t finish a full order.
Service: Other than the fact that the waiter didn’t take the dish back, the service was pretty good.
Value: Our meal was about $130 after tax and tip. We each had a glass of red wine, steak and a ½ desert. We left full but I wouldn’t come back unless it was a special occasion, and even then, there are better places to eat in Vancouver for that price.