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Friendly-PalateVancouverSince October 7, 20066 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)


Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 Reviews Found
Finch's Tea & Coffee House353 West Pender Street, Vancouver
*The* place for soups, sandwiches and salads
Submitted Monday, May 14, 2007 - 5:09pm [Dine in]

I go to Finch's every two weeks or so, so I've tried a few things.

What I love most about the place is the quality of their food. They use fresh organic ingredients and they don't grease it up with oils and butters.

Regardless of the kind, their soups will always win you over. They're always hearty and flavorful.

I love their Sandalwood cheddar sandwich. I had it a few times because it's so good. It's all about the fresh tomatoes, loads of lettuce and the cheese. It doesn't need anything else.

I'm a regular of their house salad (slices of cucumber and pears, with chunks of blue brie and walnuts, drizzled with their sweet-dressing). I get cravings during the week. It's so good.

I also tried their cookies, brownie and ginger cake. So, so good. In my opinion, they are how pastries should be... yummy but not because it's so sugar, butter or oil-laden.

The decor is cute in its own rustic kind of way.

I am not a big fan of their coffee. These taste a little watered-down and they definitely need to arrange for more seating. That can get pretty frustrating.

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New management
Hell's Kitchen2041 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Ew, Never Again
Submitted Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 8:32pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I decided to try it out on a Sunday afternoon. It wasn't busy and there was room on the patio.

We started with the yam fries and they were the worse we ever tasted. They were somehow soft in the middle, but burnt black on the outside, yet, without being actually crispy. They were also soaked in oil and the oiliness didn't dry out with time.

He ordered a mushroom burger that was burnt black and tasted like burnt paper. It was also extremely oily and the bun tasted stale.

I ordered the seafood soup and my jaw dropped when I saw how much oil was literally sitting on the surface. It is basically just a mixture of diced carrots, onions and celery with a bit of fish and one shrimp in a mix of cream and oil. I spooned out the oil, but decided that I would just fish for the 'seafood'. I found the one shrimp and a few chunks of salmon.

It is by far one of the worst restaurants we have ever been to. Shocking, really.

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Sip Resto Lounge1117 Granville Street, Vancouver
A calm and modern touch to Granville St.
Submitted Saturday, October 7, 2006 - 12:06am [Dine in]

SIP is a great spot for a nice intimate dinner or to begin your weekend night out.

It offers a warm and relaxed ambience filled with smooth, rythmic and dancy beats, without the raucousness of many of the other Granville night spots.

The squid was a little oily and the battered fries a little questionnable (sugar on the fries), but all around a very good place to eat.

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Vera's Burger Shack1030 Davie St., Vancouver
Submitted Friday, October 6, 2006 - 11:22pm [Dine in]

As far as burgers go, this place serves up the best, whether with real meat or vegetarian.

They have good prices, a wide variety and tasty fries.

Definitely worth clogging the arteries. Go for it!

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Boulangerie La Parisienne1076 Mainland Avenue, Vancouver
Cher comme Paris
Submitted Friday, October 6, 2006 - 10:59pm [Dine in]

If you're looking to experience a taste of French decadence in Vancouver, this place is hard on the wallet, but otherwise not a bad start.

Although the pastries aren't cooked in-house, you'll definitely notice a difference between theirs from your regular coffee shop. Their sandwiches are quite tasty, but I'm sure they're not worth $8+ ... is any?

Pretty yummy and sweet, but be ready to splurge.

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Section 31039 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Music Good - Food, Drinks & Service Baad
Submitted Friday, October 6, 2006 - 9:56pm [Dine in]

I think alot of people praise Section (3) because of the cool decor and hip ambiance. These are admittedly true, especially when certain DJs are spinning, last I know, on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Otherwise, without the DJs, this place serves as nothing but a pretentious milieu, where wannabe fashionistas and rock band members strut what they think they have, while they serve their like-minded cohorts.

Their menu might sound appetizing, but trust me, don't be fooled. Their pizza was burnt underneath, their yam fries oily and mushy and their crab cakes overly creamy. Stay for a drink, but don't go for their martinis, unless of course you like them warm.

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