Attentive service though nothing outstanding. Tasted the Dine Out Vancouver 3-course menu with an extra a la carte dish that ended up being packed as it wasn't really necessary anyway. The veal tasted like a well-muscled leg of a small bird (not quite duck, but not exactly tasting like chicken either... close, but not quite). Felt overcooked, perhaps it was marinated a little too long resulting in the slight toughness of the meat, and bordering on dry. The fish was cooked well enough but on the salty side, but it had a nice firewood grilled taste and aroma to it. The steak was requested as medium-rare, but came medium-to-well, leaning on well, more than medium. Angelhair pasta with shrimps, etc., nice and light. The Flourless Chocolate Cake was very much a decently tasting brownie. :)
Cocktails are mainly $6.50-7 per, sparkling bottled water (sold at IGA this week for $1.78, last week, $2.39) costs *cough* $8 at Savory Coast. I'd recommend you go the alcoholic route as a matter of principle even if you don't usually drink. :P
It's a fairly noisy room due to the low and non-sound absorbant, possibly, poorly insulated ceilings, but definitely not caused by any one table shouting across the room.
I would return just for their regular menu for a casual dining experience in a prime location on the 2nd floor overlooking the bustling Robson Street. I'll just be sure to avoid various overtly marked up drinks... like water....
On a side note, it's rather amusing to see how their firewood oven is, in fact, decorated on the outside with what appears to be a glued sheet of cheap imitation laminate bricks... haha. I think the kitchen is in need of a makeover if it wants to keep the open kitchen concept. Even the tiled walls are of the cheapest starkest white variety. Practical, I suppose, but lends little to the ambiance, as a matter of fact, it definitely works to take it down a few notches.