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hardtopleasevancouverSince June 26, 20083 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.4)
  • Food2.5 (2.3)
  • Service2 (2)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

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Seb's Market Cafe592 East Broadway, Vancouver
not bad.
Submitted Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 2:19am [Dine in]

I heard good things about this place and I wanna like it - it reminds me of my local back east..
And its pretty good value. When my food (Nothing special. an oily sandwich and a cup of average coffee) arrived the second time after my order was messed up the first time, it struck me that I might make it out of there full but having spent less than ten bones.
took a while to get some service even though the place was almost empty at the time. I had to hunt down a menu myself (pet peeve).
A mixed review I guess. Good value food and I'll probably go back again for it.

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Soma151 E 8th Ave, Vancouver
something has changed
Submitted Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 1:32pm [Dine in]

we were undecided about what to drink, and were pleasantly surprised with the server asked what our usual preferences were with wine, and set about making some very informed suggestions. I found myself ordering one of the wine features (a white wine I'd never heard of before) and loved it. The list of wines available by the glass is pretty extensive for a small place, and after making a good call for our first drink, we left it in the servers capable hands to pick new wines for us to try, and she didn't disappoint us once.

The food was interesting. we shared everything -a crab salad and some chipotle crusted scallops to start with - both SO tasty, then had a nice risotto and an interesting and delicious curry. Desserts sounded appealing but we were too full.

I've been to this place a few times over the past year, and my experiences have varied. We have had some average service there in the past, and it seems like there has been some serious attention paid to this issue - new faces with bright smiles and good attitudes have replace the jaded hipsters that once ruled this room. Everything was well timed and well executed.

Special mention goes to the music. We found ourselves bouncing along to the old soul tunes being selected throughout the night by our server, who plays records between pulling corks. the vibe and volume of the music was just right.

Overall, SoMa was a surprise. Interesting food, knowledgeable service and a beautiful space, in a location that adds to the feeling that you are in on a great little secret.

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Reef, The4172 Main Street, Vancouver
fortunately the company was good
Submitted Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 12:58pm [Dine in]

just goes to show that even the worst restaurant experience can be improved by the right date. We still managed to have a good time in spite of a disastrous restaurant experience.

we were hungry (and thirsty), so we consulted with the server about ordering something that would arrive quickly and tide us over until the rest of the meal arrived. The starter actually arrived at the same time as everything else ONE HOUR AFTER WE ORDERED. And it was cold when it arrived.. Its just too long to wait. We were really patient. The server (who spoke to us only twice all evening) didn't even acknowledge the time it took for our order to arrive and when we mentioned it, shrugged it off. Didn't feel like anyone really cared. we drank to pass the time and enjoyed the atmosphere, but won't go back again.

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