My husband and I met another couple here the other night and I wish that we had taken the slew of negative reviews serisouly and gone somewhere else instead.
The two of us arrived first and as we were talking with the hostess a server came up and barged into the conversation to talk to her about somethign else. So we stood there awkwardly while they talked about something else. We were led inside and had to stand awkwardly in the doorway while another server accosted the hostess. This was a small area and we had other servers pushing past us rudely. We definitely felt like we were imposing! Anyhow we asked to sit in the heated patio instead because it was overly loud inside.
Our friends were running late so we orderd calamari to share and it was terrible. It was long rubbery strips of squid (think chicken strip size) with an oily breading that crumbled off and wasn't good. Our friends arrived and we waited ages to place drink orders. All of the drinks came pretty quickly save for my husband's. Apparently they forgot to make his. Our server came to take our dinner order and just as she was about to start, she ran off suddenly. She came back five minutes or so later appologizing that she "plays this game where she has to write things down as they come in to her head" and she had gone to write for a few minutes. Three of us ordered the truffle mac & cheese and my husband ordered the fisherman's fry even though the server couldn't really explain what was in it.
The mac & cheese was absolutely awful and completely inedible. It was basically oily pasta covered in a crunchy cheese crust. The sauce had sunk to the bottom of the ramekin and was a congealed mass of gross. I make this at home and the reason that it was so bad here is that it was premade and then allowed to sit for ages before it was baked. The right way to make it would have been to have the sauce premade and then cook the pasta fresh to order. Barely any time and a way better result - this was just laziness and poor execution on the kitchen's part.
So lousy service and horrible food aside, let's look at the atmosphere. The decor is your standard trendy Vancouver lounge - black and white damask with splashes of pink. Loud bass heavy music and nothing special. There was a birthday party a coupel of tables over and as the evening went on they got more and more obnoxious to the point that people were standing up shouting that "everyone had better take an effing shot". A guy who seemed to be part of the party snuck onto the patio through one of the curtains and got into a really loud shouting match with "shot girl" too. Tacky!
Anyhow this is definitely not a place that I would suggest for a meal. There is a decent (if grossly overpriced) drinks menu so I'd say this is more of a club without a dancefloor and I'd only suggest going here if people cannot decide between a loud bar or fast food . . . (and really a burger from McD's would have been better . . .)