Our second DOV this year was Feenie's and it was very comforting to know that there was a nice place for food that wasn't pretentious like the "other place" next door.
When you walk into Feenie's you are immediately taken in by the nice and cozy decor and atmosphere. We were greeted right away and seated by the window in a little corner which was nice because it was away from the music but too close to the kitchen - where at certain points in the night, you could hear them screaming out "Salmon on level 1..." or "Caesar Salad upstairs" Other than that being a little weird, I give them top points for the excellent service and atmosphere overall.
Going early today when they opened was nice because we got a glimpse of what it's like when the music starts up and people slowly trickle in. Within 30 minutes of our arrival the restaurant is full and you don't feel rushed or uncomfortable in this urban little setting.
I started off with the salmon appetizer with the citrus fruit...yum, just made the whole plate quite zesty. My husband had the butternut squash soup, that was yummy, although a bit heavy but not creamy.
He had the Artic Char and I had the Braised Short Ribs for our mains which was advertised originally as Veal Cheeks. (Sigh, the ongoing battle with veal shortage in bc..) Each dish was cooked very nicely and complemented well with its various veggie sides. Just the right amount of taste to bring out the texture. Everything just seemed to melt in your mouth.
Finally to end our experience at Feenie's, the lemon tart with ice cream was really tasty. The sourness of the lemon was offset by the cold ice cream and just warmed up your mouth. The chocolate brownie my husband had was also very good.
We also ordered the mini mac and cheese for $10 extra, but totally worth it cuz that is some good mac & cheese!
Overall Feenie's is a great DOV, we quite enjoyed our dinner there. =)