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Gigi50West EndSince March 22, 20095 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value2 (2.2)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.4)

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Ukrainian Village Restaurant815 Denman Street, Vancouver
I like it and you can't stop me!
Submitted Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 1:42pm [Dine in]

The title is only for my significant other...I love perogies and cabbage rolls and I was in heaven here! I had the lunch with 2 of each perogie and a cabbage roll. The roll was huge, I make mine smaller but it was delicious. The perogies were great and the fried onions fantastic. The russian borsch is great. The beef stroganoff however...terrible. Cold starchy spaghetti as the noodles did not help and I do not really know what the stroganoff was, it was strange, it was bad. No sour cream in evidence. Tomatoe based something...more like bad stew. On the next try I had a specialty dish. Cannot remember the name but it was GOOD. Pork schnitzle with ham and cheese, rolled and deepfried with a cream sauce to drizzle on top. HEAVEN on a plate folks! Mashed potatoes alongside and some cabbage slaw went well. I like the down home feel of this place as well.

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Joey820 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Much better than I expected for an Earl's owned spinoff....
Submitted Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 1:21pm [Dine in]

Arrived with 6 people for lunch on a weekday, reservations made only that morning. Wine tasting and appies at the hostess desk. Nice touch! Seated promptly and the service was great. Nice waiter, attentive but not annoying. The sliders were delicious and the specially brewed beer was great. All the other selections at our table, from wraps and salad, to quesadilla and tuna burger looked good and were given raves by the parties who ordered and ate them. It was a fun lunch with good food. What more could you want?

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Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar615 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Nothing much
Submitted Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 12:28pm [Dine in]

We had a pre-fixe menu for an office party. That cinched it right there. No choices. The blue cheese tomatoe salad was pathetic. The tomatoes were not even close to being ripe, the onions too strong and you cannot assume everyone loves blue cheese or may want it that particular day. Not impressed. The sides were pretty much the most disgusting crap I have ever experienced in a professional setting. Fried potatoes? I come from Idaho, we know how to cook potatoes and my mother turned over in her grave I am sure. Burnt yet sloggy and wet at the same time. Gross. Creamed corn from a can, obvious and bad. Creamed green slog, I mean spinach. Terrible once again. We also had no choice of steak, only what was allowed by the boss, and most ordered medium rare, I tried medium well. Mistake. Burnt to crisp on one end and raw on the other and raw in the middle. The medium rare steaks were less raw than mine. The staff seemed to spend most of their time smirking at us as if to say 'pathetic pre fixe losers....' and I must agree. If you are bothering to take your staff out, let them at least choose what they want. It was embarrassing and I fully believe the food was thrown together for our 'cheapskate' get together. This isn't the last in a long line of loser office parties but I would not recommend anything about this place from the sample I endured.

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Checkers Bar & Grill1755 Davie St, Vancouver
The best Eggs Bennie ever!
Submitted Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 11:17am [Dine in]

We have breakfast here almost every Sunday, notwithstanding our various forays to other breakfast joints in the area for testing purposes. None compare so far to Checkers! The hollandaise sauce is the best in Vancouver! The portions of all breakfast items are HUGE! Coffee refills and ice water refills without asking! Great service with a smile. The eggs benedict, the 'mexican' breakfast with it's perfectly rolled and toasted tortilla and great salsa, the croissant scramble, the steak and eggs, and the wonderful home fries (no cheap icky hashbrowns here!) are just some of the wonderful selections available. Everything is fantastic and again, the portions are huge and the coffee is never ending and tastes great. The best breakfast in the west end is here folks!

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Teresa's Cafe1005 Denman Street, Vancouver
The worst in a long time!
Submitted Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 10:38am [Dine in]

We were told it was the best breakfast joint in the West End by someone at a party. He must have been really wasted. Service started off quickly, we got coffee but made the mistake of requesting water. The waitress gave us a look that could only be described as pure hatred. From then on we were totally ignored when all the other patrons got coffee refills. We were finally offered a refill when it was obvious we were leaving. The food was truly terrible. Cream cheese sauce instead of hollandaise? The taste wasn't bad but one teaspoon of sauce on barely one full scrambled egg just doesn't cut it. The bacon was overcooked and hashbrowns were a cheap variety and undercooked. The scrambled bacon 'bagle' was undertoasted with overcooked bacon and no cream cheese to be found even though it was supposed to be on there. This was the worst service, attitude and food we have had in a long time although I noticed the over 79 crowd, pretty much everyone else in the place, had coffee refills abounding and were greeted upon arrival and leaving with loud welcomes and thank yous! Obviously only the very old who can't see or taste what is placed in front of them are the only ones who are repeat customers in this dive. Give this one miss unless you are very elderly (and no disrespect to the elderly), and on a very slim budget. You are the only ones who will be welcome here.

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