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insiderwestcoastSince October 15, 20065 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.6)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service2.5 (2.4)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Parkside1906 Haro St., Vancouver
one the best in the city
Submitted Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 2:51pm [Dine in]

2 trips in 2 months, both as good as this city gets. Our server (also an employee of Barbra Joe's Books for Cooks) was the best I've had in Vancouver. The food was well executed and sensible. Beautiful patio dinning. I could go on but see the other reviews for more details of this great underrated restaurant . . .

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Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
so overrated
Submitted Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 2:12pm [Dine in]

Seriously - whoever is giving this place 5 stars for food is outta their mind. Really overpriced, bland food. I seriously had the WORST risotto in my life here and paid $30 for it. I took the bait by adding the truffle supplement- expecting a simple rustic (Flavourful) dish. What I got was unservably over-cooked rice and water with a few dried-out flavorless truffle shavings not unlike toe nail clippings on top. Restaurants should never tease people with luxury ingredients- If you cant do it right just dont offer it in the first place. Really poor overall. 3 meals in 3 years @ Global, the last one was the last though.

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Feenie's2563 W Broadway, Vancouver
service killed it for me too
Submitted Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 2:01pm [Dine in]

No specials listed and 2 hours for a 2 course lunch?! We shared the appetizer even! I felt like we were totally forgotton on the patio. The food was good- just good but I found it strange that on a menu thats so small they would have 4 dishes featuring short ribs. The chicken schnitzle while being well browned was not pounded-out and was essentally just a pan-fried big plump breast . . .

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FigMint Restaurant & Lounge500 West 12th Ave, Vancouver
This dude can cook
Submitted Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 1:55pm [Dine in]

Mr. Humphries Should be well proud of himself. As the former Chef de Cuisine of the Elixer ( He's the one that made it good) he's moved-on to better and bigger things with his own figment. The food was outstanding no question at all that this guy is one of the very best cooks in Vancouver. Forget the bloated over-hyped "big-name" kooks and do yourself a favour and try this restaurant. Lamb, fennel, thyme jus- perfect. Gryurere soufle with walnut emulsion and caramelized pears- perfect . . .

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Mosaic Bar and Grill655 Burrard St, Vancouver
Mosaic keeps getting better
Submitted Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 1:49pm [Dine in]

Mosaic is the restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. The hotel itself is all conventions and you have to do a little searching to find Mosaic (located on the hotel’s second floor) but don’t let that fool you into thinking Mosaic is just a run-of-the mill steam-table operation. The chef Chad Minton is formerly of the Ritz Carlton San Francisco and has brought the food up-to date by combining local ingredients in clever all be it simple fashions. The menu changes seasonally. Last week I had a the pleasure of eating a killer almond crusted trout with brown butter, plump golden raisins and haricot vert. They served it in a tiny All-Clad roasting pan! The slow cooked items are all excellent. I ordered a braised short rib with truffle juice and micro salad as a lunch special last week and found it to be one of the most tender, perfectly cooked pieces of meat I’ve ever tasted. There seems to be a sense of humor running through his menus with items such as the B.L.T. & A or the Ceviche 3 Way or George’s Cobb Salad (Who’s George?). As another reviewer mentioned the country onion soup is probably the best in town and the chocolate cake is really big. The service is uneven but compared to other union hotels downtown it’s pretty good. I would suggest making reservations for lunch as it seems quite busy.

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