This place is part of the Green Table organization, which tries to use local, organic ingredients as much as possible. For simply that reason & the fact that it was close to the Orpheum that we tried this place. I will not be going back.
The ambiance in this place is pretty cool. It seems like a place one would like to hang out at with a bunch of friends. However, would suggest you not go to the washroom, especially if you're female. It was Thursday evening and it wasn't super busy. They had plenty of staff, so no reason for the washrooms to be overlooked. No TP in the ladies room, no soap in the dispenser, no latches to keep the bathroom stall doors closed (I had to hold the door closed with my hand/foot because it would spring open) and a very distinct "this washroom hasn't been cleaned in a while" smell.
It took forever to place our order as our waitress kept wandering by. To help who, I'm not really too sure, because it appeared that there was only one other table in her section. She just seemed to be wandering aimlessly.
We ordered our drinks. Hubby had their beer of the night. Pints of Granville Island Pale Ale on for $4.25. Pretty good deal for downtown. Except when he got it, it wasn't a pint and the glass was half foam. My $10 glass of wine came in a dirty wine glass.
As for the food, well, what can I say here......it was meh, at best. Hubby ordered the salmon entree. $16 for a piece of salmon barely big enough for a small child (which was overcooked) which came with veggies (overcooked broccolini) and a side salad (ok, but how do you screw up greens?). I ordered the salmon salad. Again, it was $16. It was basically the same as hubby had excpet is was all together in a big bowl. The dressing on the salad was supposed to be a dill something or other and all it tasted like was stale olive oil. My salmon was cooked well, but that was the only decent thing about it. I actually had a hard time choking my salad down, but just kept thinking, I paid $16 for this, I should eat it....
Our bill was almost $60 tip included (two entrees, one glass of wine and two beers). The only good thing I would say about this place as far as food and beverage goes is that you only had to ask for a glass of water once and they have no problem refilling it for you on a regular basis, which was good because I needed it to choke down my crappy salad.
Don't eat here. EVER.