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jeudiVancouverSince October 1, 20069 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.6)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service4 (3.8)
  • Value3.5 (3.7)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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Displaying 1 - 9 of 9 Reviews Found
Cascade Room, The2616 Main Street, Vancouver
The perfect drinks!!
Submitted Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 3:56am [Dine in]

Now, my review is based solely on the cocktails, but that's what the cascade is known for! I am never disappointed with their innovative drinks. I come here with the sole purpose of trying new drinks (like cocktails with egg white as an ingredient) and would never dare get something normal like a margarita. They also have a nice wine and beer list. Nothing extensive, but definitely very decent. Again, you gotta have the cocktails!

The service is what made this place great. Our server was a total pro. She knew exactly when to give us space and when to stop by, and was very nice and personable. Her attitude was not "forced" but rather like she'd been waitressing for years.

The drinks are a little on the pricey side ($8-10), but they're definitely worth it!

The room is decorated gorgeously and the atmosphere is very comfortable. You could stay there for hours. I also love the booths. Very comfy!

I hear the food is fantastic (especially the polenta fries) so I'll definitely try them next time we're in!

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Sweeney's1091 Hamilton, Vancouver
Amazing sandwiches!!
Submitted Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 3:48am [Dine in]

I've been to Sweeney's twice now, both times on lunch breaks, and I haven't been disappointed. On day one I had the tuna tataki and avocado sandwich, which was to die for! The bread (I believe was ciabatta, or some sort of crusty bread) was heavenly. The tuna was perfectly seared and the flavours blended very well. On day two, I had the vegetarian "meatball" sandwich with provolone and tomato sauce. That was great as well! The "meat" did not taste like cardboard (like most veggie meats) and for someone who doesn't like meatballs that much, this was great!

My only suggestion is to PLEASE add more vegetarian items to the menu.

The service has always been nice and prompt. I was always offered a glass of water while I waited for my take-out order (which was neatly presented in a fancy cardboard container. Nice touch!)

The decor is typical to what you would find in any cafe. Nevertheless VERY clean.

They also have a liquor license so if you feel like beer/wine, you have that option.

All in all, a solid 4/5 (with a perfect score going to the food. Delicious!)

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Dream Sushi4401 Main St, Vancouver
Delicious Japanese food
Submitted Friday, June 25, 2010 - 6:08pm [Dine in]

Dream sushi is a welcome addition to the many Main Street restaurants. The room is simple and clean and also air conditioned! Perfect for the summer months.

The food is delicious. I had an order of agedashi tofu and tuna/sockeye salmon don, both of which were large portions. The tofu was crisp on the outside, gooey on the inside, and the sauce was was also delicious. I think there were about 8 pieces. You could definitely share! The tuna/sockeye salmon don had a total of 8 sashimi pieces which were large, chilled, and cut perfectly. A great meal!

My dining partner had miso soup, vegetable gyoza, and a real crab california roll. She loved it all, especially the gyoza, saying that it had "a large variety of veggies"

Tea was always being refilled.

The waiter was really nice and accommodating. No complaints here, he was fantastic.

All in all, give Dream Sushi a try. It's definitely a lot better than other competitors nearby.

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Duffins Donuts4898 Main, Vancouver
Going downhill.
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 4:53pm [Dine in]

I used to go to Duffins for a little treat nearly every Friday, since their torta's were to die for! Although, i've noticed over the past few months that their torta's have been going downhill.

I usually ordered the veggie torta (only because the ones with meat were quite oily) and it would come with lettuce, tomato, onions, avocado, and hot peppers, which were very plentiful and filled you up! But recently, they've been skimping on the fillings!

Now, you can expect a bit of lettuce, one or two slices of tomato and avocado, and a TON of mayo. It's okay, but definately not what it used to be.

The fries now have an odd aftertaste that definately wasn't there before.

The service is courteous and attentive.

The ambiance...well, I've always believed that this place could REALLY benefit from a good renovation.

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Vera's Burger Shack2922 Main Street, Vancouver
Nothing special.
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 4:44pm [Dine in]

About a week ago, I decided to grab a Vera's burger for dinner. Much to my surprise, it was very, very generic and nothing special.

I got the classic burger. The bun was just like any other burger bun. Lettuce, tomato, peppers, and I paid extra for mushrooms. It was a decent burger, but, for nearly $7, it was definately not worth it. I could make this at home for a fraction of the cost.

The ambiance and service was just like any other fast food restaurant. Nothing extravagent, but nice and clean.

With so many better restaurants and take out places in the Main area, i'd suggest skipping Vera's. That is, unless you're really, really craving a burger and don't want to drive to McDonald's.

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Bellagio's Gelato3075 Main, Vancouver
Great gelato!
Submitted Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 11:56pm [Dine in]

I've been here multiple times, considering I live in the area, and it's a much healthier choice than the Dairy Queen down the street.

The gelato is great, and i've never been dissatisfied. There's a gigantic variety of flavours, from fruity ones to chocolatey ones to the unusual ones, like pistachio. Scoops are big, too, which is a plus.

I don't think having to pay before you order is a hassle, since it's probably to ensure that no one samples 30 flavours then leaves. Oh, and you get to sample flavours, too! Most employees don't mind if you sample as many as you want, which is wonderful for all the picky eaters. There is one employee who always seems to give samples with a huff (she's the only one, though). There's a really nice guy who works there, and he's always cheerful and happy to have conversations with customers and give samples.

The round gelato service counter is splendid, and certainly adds to the ambiance. Although, they could probably upgrade the plastic chairs and tables. I'm an average sized girl, and I always fear that the chair will break when I sit on it!

All in all, the gelato is wonderful, especially on those hot summer days!

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Bean Around The World3598 Main, Vancouver
Just okay.
Submitted Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 11:36pm [Dine in]

I've been to Bean Around the World with my friends during lunch, and i've come to the conclusion that there are better places out there.

I usually get the panini's, but the only great thing about them is the bread. Be aware, I got a pesto panini once, and tasted nothing but cheese, and I severly doubted there was any pesto in it.

Muffins are quite dry, but they're gigantic, so it kind of balances out.

The coffee is tasty, but there are better places out there.

It scared me how they had a dirty dish tray BESIDE the sugar, milk, ETC. station. Plus, they didn't have proper wooden stir sticks. It's not appetizing having to use a spoon from the "clean spoons" tray and not knowing if someone used/licked them and put them in the wrong tray.

The service is quite bad. Although, there's a nice guy who works there, but all the women are just unsociable. I always say thanks when they give me my order, but I get no "you're welcome." They have no emotion, and it seems like they're just counting down the minutes 'till their next break or when they're finished their shifts.

All in all, if you just want a quick caffiene jolt, go here.

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Seasons in the ParkWest 33rd & Cambie, Vancouver
Absolutely perfect.
Submitted Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 11:10pm [Dine in]

My good friend and I decided to go to Seasons restaurant for my birthday, and it was a great experience. We came about a half hour earlier than our reservations, but we still got seated right away at a great table (maybe this was because I celebrated on a Tuesday).

For appetizers, I had the crabcakes while my friend had the stuffed mushrooms. They were both delicious. Then, I ordered the steak, and my friend had the salmon. Needless to say, we were both craving for more even though we were stuffed! Everything was cooked perfectly, and presented flawlessly. Also, when we got our desserts, (trio of sorbet and little brownie mountain) mine said "happy birthday" on a wafer cookie, and that was a great personal touch.

The service was fantastic as well. I made it clear when I reserved the table that it was to celebrate my 16th birthday, and they certainly delivered. The waiter was knowledgeable, friendly, and not at all pretentious. Never once did I feel that he thought "They're teenagers, they probably wont tip well and make a lot of noise."

The ambiance? Nothing less than perfect.

We stayed there for about 3 hours, but by no means did the food take forever to arrive. We were just savouring every bite. I was actually shocked that they weren't trying to rush us.

I actually left the biggest tip i've ever left, around $25 for a $100 dinner. It was worth every penny.

I strongly suggest this restaurant for any occasion.

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Feenie's2563 W Broadway, Vancouver
Great service.
Submitted Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 6:55pm [Dine in]

My four friends and I decided to go to Feenies for lunch and we had high expectations. The decor was fantastic, which was expected, and the service was quite outstanding considering that, being a teenager, sometimes my friends and I don't get the best treatment. The waitress was friendly and knowledgeable and understood that we were in a bit of a rush since we had a play to catch, so the food came quickly.

I had the duck club house, which looked absolutely lovely. The fruit and nut bread was delicious, but I thought it was a bit too thin for a club house (It kept falling apart! I even had to start eating it with a fork!). Also, it wasn't as crisp as i'd like it to be and a bit greasy instead.

Although, I'd like to come back and try the dinner menu.

3.5/5.

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