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jdvancouverDunbar, VancouverSince January 28, 20075 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food3.5 (3.4)
  • Service4 (4.2)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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Bistro Pastis2153 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
A wonderful taste of France
Submitted Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 10:00pm [Dine in]

Just got back from a wonderful dining experience at Bistro Pastis. I have often walked by this restaurant but was only tempted to go in after being offered a discount through TeamBuy. I'm so glad I did because the food was excellent and the service was outstanding. My duck breast with duck rillette and cherry sauce was as good as anything I had in France. My husband is very particular about his fish and likes it cooked only until it is opaque. Thomas, our waiter, noticed my husband was a bit hesitant about eating his halibut and immediately offered to replace it with another entree cooked exactly to his liking. At the end of the meal, Thomas surprised us by deducting our cappuccino and creme brulee (silky smooth caramel) off of our bill as the halibut was originally not cooked to my husband's liking. Merci Thomas for the unexpected surprise! We will definitely be back!

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Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro663 E 15th Ave, Vancouver
great ambiance, food was just OK
Submitted Monday, December 21, 2009 - 12:49am [Dine in]

We had heard great things about this bistro and were not disappointed by the ambiance as it reminded us of bistros we had visited in Paris. The service was great; we were escorted to a lovely table by the window and our waiter demonstrated his knowledge and experience. However, we were somewhat disappointed with the food. Perhaps it was the choices we made: the house pate was very mediocre (we had to sprinkle salt to brighten the flavour), lamb was decent but also seemed to lack the intensity of flavour, and we would definitely not order the cassoulet again. The only highlight of our meal was the lemon tart.

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Cactus Club Cafe1530 W. Broadway, Vancouver
not as good as Burrard Street location
Submitted Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 8:57pm [Dine in]

Although the food wasn't exactly terrific the first time I went to this location back in June, I thought I would try it again as it could have been an off night for the kitchen. The first time I went, the calamari was overcooked; however, my husband's pepper steak was perfect. Today, the short rib sandwich dip was overcooked. In fact, I got the impression that the bread was stale but they toasted it anyway so it had the texture and hardness of crostini rather than lightly toasted sour dough. What made it worse was that the short rib meat was also overcooked as it was tough and chewy and came with a skimpy topping of carmelized onions and cheese. Had I not had this dish twice at the Burrard Street location (sandwich was perfect both times: tender meat, lots of carmelized onions, oozing with cheese), I would never known what this sandwich was supposed to taste like! Same dish, same ingredients, but the difference between the two locations was like chalk and cheese!

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Grub4328 Main Street, Vancouver
Bravo!
Submitted Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 12:19am [Dine in]

Dined at Grub tonight - what a terrific find! We had the organic stuffed chicken breast and the pork tenderloin - both dishes were outstanding! The only very minor criticism was that the "mac and cheese" that accompanied the chicken was a bit bland (for our taste), but we didn't want to insult the chef by asking for salt. The rest of our meal was savoury and well-seasoned. We watched other dishes being served and they all looked great. The table next to us raved about the yam, coconut and kaffir lime soup. However, they said that the marlin (? - can't remember the name of the fish that was served tonight) was their least favourite out of the 3 dishes they had ordered - it looked a tad overcooked. To end our meal, we ordered the lemon brulee tart that was mentioned in previous reviews - definitely one of the best I have ever tasted. Prices are a bargain for the quality of food being offered here. If only more restaurants could offer the same value!

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Flying Tiger, The2958 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
great dining experience
Submitted Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 10:23pm [Dine in]

Just got back from the Dine Out Vancouver special at the Flying Tiger and we were extremely impressed. I was a little hesitant after reading previous reviews posted on this website and am glad that I didn't let these negative reviews deter us. Kudos to Josh Clark and Michelle who were extremely attentive and friendly. When we arrived, we didn't like our table so they happily switched us. Then our table was a bit wobbly so Michelle fixed that too. We told Josh that we had heard that some of the dishes were small portions so he directed us to the more substantial dishes. The Red Curry Mussels were outstanding and we had to order extra bread to sop up the sauce! The Duck crepes were also outstanding (like Peking duck) and again we ordered extra crepes as the duck confit was a lot more than what we had anticipated. The use of fresh herbs as greens, such as mint and thyme, was a definite enhancer in this particular dish! For those of you who are rice pudding and tapioca pudding fans, you'll enjoy their cake. Needless to say, we were happily "stuffed" when we walked out of the restaurant!

One suggestion to the restaurant would be that they have sufficient cushions for all their clientele as the bench-type seating was a bit "hard". My son said his free-standing chair was fine.

We will definitely be returning to this restaurant. Next time, my husband and I are planning to share the mussels, the duck confit, and order one more dish. 3 dishes to share is definitely more than enough for 2 people!

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