New to Vancouver, I was referred to Salmon House as a nice place for dinner. Upon arrival, we found the ambiance to be ok (very open, mildly lit, and not particularily warm. The view, as many have commented on however, was very nice.
However, as one review put it, it was not enough. We made one order from the set menu and other items from the main menu. The appetizers were done fairly well, especially the Salmon Sampler - there were some items there that were quite unique and tasted very well. The dessert was alright. The entree's, however, left much to desire.
For a restaurant that prides itself on fish, I figured that's what I should have - I'm typically very wary of ordering fish at restaurants as I find they are typically overdone. I quipped to the waiter, "how famous IS your 'famous salmon'?" "It's world renown! If you go travelling, you'll hear about our salmon!" While the presentation was ok, and the fish was cooked fairly well, there was little taste and it left much to desire. The order of sockeye that my guest had tasted better than mine, however, it was quite overdone and dry. Furthermore, the presentation was horrible - it appeared to be a handful of greens with a piece of salmon sitting on top. We've had a much better experience with fish at restaurants at a lower price point.