Submitted Friday, July 23, 2010 - 2:19pm [Dine in]
The difference is a Lebanese partner. Otherwise, this is NOT, repeat NOT a Lebanese restaurant. It is a kitchy little restaurant with a very limited menu that pretends to be West Coast, ie First Nations. I just finished a serving of smoked salmon (3 small rolls), some undistinguished "bannock" bread (a.k.a. white sandwich) and some salad greens. Cost, with coffee: $16. I could have had wild deer stew (are there tame ones?), but chose the lighter option. Same menu at night. The Lebanese partner should fess up that her other partners are 1) First Nations (2) French-Canadian. Ethnic background does not an ethnic restaurant make! NOT Lebanese; definitely not.
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Submitted Friday, September 11, 2009 - 10:00pm [Dine in]
For a Westin Hotel, the Aria restaurant was a huge disappointment. A cute and cozy venue overlooking the library turned out to be a culinary fiasco. We decided to split their offering of a two-course meal for $31. Big mistake! Cobb salad so tiny it would not feed a starving sparrow. Therefore we had to order another salmon from the regular menu. Both salmon came raw and had to be sent back, obviously a health issue, but waiter insisted that's the way they served it. $80 for 2 drinks and a substandard meal. Little waitress didn't refill water glasses, offer to remake the salad, didn't offer more lavosh. She spent so much time running around offering fresh ground pepper that she wasn't available much of the time. Our advice: go somewhere else. White Spot is better value and far tastier.
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