I love steak, and I was told this was Vancouver's most underappreciated steak house. I went with my fiancee on a Thursday night with reservations. Ambience is unique and unpretentious, and I enjoyed the jazz soundtrack.
Our server was polite and cheerful, yet somewhat disorganized. A minor error on my fiancee's main course order was quickly corrected.
We started with sweet potato fries and the gorgonzola fondue. The fries were outstanding - I couldn't stop eating them. The fondue was runnier than the traditional Swiss dish, but it tasted good and came with nice toasted bread wedges.
For mains, I had the peppercorn New York, and my fiancee had the 9 oz filet. Both were cooked to order, though my steak was a bit thinner that I usually like. The peppercorn sauce was not what I expected, and was applied heavily. Next time I think I would prefer one of the specialty hanger steaks, or the larger New York. My fiancee enjoyed her steak.
We had the signature gingerbread pudding to finish, and I can't imagine a better way to end the meal. It was perfectly zesty, sweet, and warm, and the accompanying ice creams were a great match. Definitely the highlight of the meal.
Our bill came to $112 with tax (I had two Ceasars, my fiancee did not drink). For the money I think it's a good choice. It is worth a visit for the bread pudding alone. With a few small tweaks, it could be one of Vancouver's best.