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i_love_foodVancouverSince March 3, 200728 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

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Montri's3629 West Broadway, Vancouver
Consistently Excellent Food
Submitted Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 4:22pm [Dine in]

This place consistently serves the best Thai food in town. The food is super flavourful and the herbs used are unquestionably fresh and fragrant. Decor is not the greatest - Western and slightly geriatric - but the food and service well make up for it.

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Jules Casual French Bistro216 Abbott Street, Vancouver
Great for the price!
Submitted Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 8:55pm [Dine in]

What you think of Jules probably depends on what you expect. If you expect fine dining, you'll be disappointed. But if you expect an above-average meal with great ambience at a reasonable price, that's exactly what you'll get.

My 2 friends really liked the lobster bisque, and their entrees were good, if a tad salty. I ordered the $21 steak and fries special (includes starter salad and dessert). The steak was ok, not the best, but the same steak alone probably would have cost me $25 at a chain restaurant.

The chocolate fondant was more cakey than you would normally expect, and when we told the waitress, she simply said it was overbaked. She didn't comp it or ask if we would like something else.

The lively french bistro atmosphere really is quite fabulous and unique for Vancouver. It's the perfect place to go with friends for a bottle of wine, mussels and a great baguette.

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Il Giardino1382 Hornby St, Vancouver
AMAZING Food and service, if a little slow
Submitted Sunday, November 4, 2007 - 12:49pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I have always heard really mixed reviews about this place, so we knew we had to try it ourselves. Went on a Saturday night, 8:30 reservation. It took about 15 minutes to get a table but a large group was just leaving when we arrived and it was totally packed, so it was understandable.

The service we had all night was amazing, if a little slow. The server was attentive, genuinely friendly, and had personality. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is b/c the server lost our appetizer order and had to come back about 15 minutes after we ordered to ask us again what it was. We weren't in a rush, so we were alright with it.

The Beef Carpaccio was alright, nothing special. The slices of parmesan oin the carpaccio were on the small side and not very flavoural, not like the big rich slices you getat La Terrazza. The mussles and the broth they were in were to die for, probably the best I've ever had.

I ordered the traditional squah tortellini w/ porcini mushrooms which was awesome. The tortellini dough was so thin it was like wonton wrappers, balanced w/ a slightly sweet squash filling and LOTS of porcini mushrooms in the sauce. My boyfriend's spaghetti aglio olio w/ scampi was also delicious. We were so full we didn't have dessert.

The ambiance was great, cozy and lively. Honestly, I was very surprised this was such a great place, after reading all the bad reviews here. O bill with 2 appys, 2 entrees and a bottle of wine came to $130 before tip. Very reasonable considering the quality of food and service.

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Herons West Coast Kitchen900 Canada Place, Vancouver
Great food, if a little pricey
Submitted Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 12:55am [Dine in]

Went here for a late dinner with a large group on a weeknight. The server was attentive and funny and not annoying in any way. I had the goat cheese salad, which was better than at your average fine dining restaurant and the alaskan black cod (I think), which was perfectly cooked, came with an absolutely to die for dungeness crab phyllo tart and wild mushroom sauce. It was SO good. The dessert was forgettable, but who really cares when when you're gorged on the entree because it's so good?

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Italian Kitchen1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver
a plesant surprise
Submitted Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 12:42am [Dine in]

Went to Italian kitchen on a Monday afternoon for an early lunch (11:30) and the place was packed by 12. I was very suprised by the quality of food and service, especially after reading the terrible reviews here and hearing similar things from friends. Perhaps the lunch service is quite different from dinner.

The service staff was very attentive, often came around to fill up our water glasses and cleared our dishes very promptly. I was quite impressed with the chickpea bruschetta - for some reason I was expecting something either overly salty, bland or very chick pea-y, but it had a great texture, the right spices, and was nothing like hummus at all.

I ordered the spaghetti with kobe meatballs (one of my favourites at Glowbal). The meatballs were ginormous and tasty, with just the right touch of spiciness; the spaghetti was cooked al dente. Other guests had the feature lasagna, also made with kobe beef, and they were also quite pleased with their choices.

Overall a great experience. I would totally recommend it for lunch.

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Locus, The4121 Main Street, Vancouver
So so-so
Submitted Tuesday, June 5, 2007 - 1:47pm [Dine in]

Didn't expect much from this place since it does look more like a funky drinking/lounge-type place, but food was worse then expected. The host acted like it was such a chore to bring us to our table.

The appetizer platter was alright, except the lamb on the lamb skewer had gone sour, tasted like it had gone bad, but the waitress just said it was the marinade? What half-decent waiter says that? Our burger was average.

It might be a fun place to have drinks, but definitely won't be returning for the food or service (or lack of it).

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Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, The1833 Anderson Street, #202, Vancouver
great atmosphere and service
Submitted Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 4:02pm [Dine in]

My bf and I went there around 8 on a monday night and we had a really good time. there weren't many tables so we got great service. The ambiance and cushioned seating area was eclectic and reminded me of Chai on broadway, but more comfortable. It's not that expensive, we got a set meal for 2 for $37 (vegetarian) which included appys and a HUGE main course platter. My bf was stuffed and he eats A LOT. the waiter even offered us more if we weren't full! The hummus was excellent, different than any other hummus i've ever tasted and the main course selections (a rice and carrot pilaf, turkish ravioli, baked eggplant, potato fritters, lentil dahl) were good but not anything special (also not very warm). The rice pudding with cardamom and almonds was reallly good.

if you want a fun/romantic place to go eat, the afghan horseman is great. the food's not the best, but the service and atmosphere make up for it.

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Q4 Ristorante2563 West Broadway, Vancouver
a good Dine out suprise
Submitted Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 1:57am [Dine in]

It was so good, I went here twice during their dine out this year (which they extended)!

Unlike many of the other reviewers who commented on the bad service, I had good service when I went there, both on a busy Saturday night and a slow Monday night. oddly enough, the service I got on saturday night was even better than on monday, but that seems to be the case at a lot of other places as well...

The "air-dried beef" appetizer was sooo good - paper thin slices with a good drizzling of truffle oil and shaved cheese. The "spaghetti for italians" is absolutely amazing - I don't even like chicken usually! The truffle and mushroom cream fettucine was also really good - the sauce was the perfect consistency - not too heavy and thick like some places make it. The portions are good, even for guys.

The server recommended a great bottle of wine and was really patient in explaining the different characters of the various grapes/regions (my boyfriend and I don't usually drink Italian wine)

This place never disappoints me, whether I'm there for dine out or a regular meal. I like other old school Italian restaurants like Arriva and La Rocca as well, but this place is a notch and great

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