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leeauBurnabySince October 1, 200611 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3.5 (3.6)
  • Value4.5 (4.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 11 of 11 Reviews Found
Salade de Fruits Cafe1551 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Really liked!
Submitted Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 1:44am [Dine in]

A tiny little spot (more like a corner of the lobby) at Vancouver Francophone Cultural Center. No 'Salade de Fruits' sign outside.. felt more like a pseudo-restaurant, but what can I say- I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the food.
I think if you make a reservation for a smaller group, like us two on Wednesday 7pm - you can get a cozy little spot within the 'restaurant' (or you might get to sit where it looked more like a hallway...if I did, I probably gave Ambiance 3) The deco felt authentic, rough but with lovely and whimsical details. High ceiling was definitely an important plus for this small place. A chalkboard wall menu, old tables with miniature street signs of Paris, candlelights, a 'parking for French only' sign, menu on a little wooden board with only French.. :)
Our server was absolutely delightful with his heavy French accent, prompt service, and cheerful manner. We had
- soup of the day (4.99) : Minestrone-like. solid good.
- escargot (6.99 for 'round 10?): fist time so can't say if it was good or not, but we really liked it :) the texture.. and the olive oil-garlic-herbs mix was delicious
- veggie lasagna (14.99): Very cheesy and delish but maybe little mushy and light in flavour for my taste.
- duck confit (14.99 for 1 leg): comes with mashed potato and a colourful variety of steamed veggies. Very good!
- creme brulee (5.99): yummy
- sorbet (5.99): very nice and different..
Overall, I can't say the food was amazing, but all the dishes were very satisfying. Both the food and ambiance had such comforting, homey feel to them. I'd say the VALUE is amazing.. I definitely will come back, probably for many more times :)

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Sushi Town5935 Hastings Street, Burnaby
fresh & yummy
Submitted Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 8:49pm [Dine in]

Went there for the first time on a Sunday around 6:00pm. The place was packed and there were around 8 to 10 people waiting. I guess all the good words of mouth did get around.
I ordered take-out of the Alaska combo($7.75) and a chopped scallop roll($3.75). Both of them were excellent - big fresh pieces on the 2 salmon, 1 tuna, and 1 ebi nigiri in the combo, and the rolls were so delicious with also generous portion inside. I think the combo is especially a good deal (4 nigiri + 1 large roll). Will definitely going back for more!

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William Tell, The765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Exquisite
Submitted Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 2:00am [Dine in]

Classic European elegance and old-world charm. Intimate setting. Gracious, superb service. great attention to detail.
It does feel like truly 'fine' dining when your server, in a grand and gracious manner, lifts the silver top cover from the hot plate in front of you.
My friend and I both had the Dine Out menu. i) samlon tartar: salmon was so-so, but the lemon-dill vinaigreete was so good. ii) alberta lamb shank: unbelievably tender and juicy, *delicious* merlot red wine sauce, and spatzli went really well with the sauce. iii) crepe suzette: tangy sweet orange brandy sauce and really good vanilla ice cream.
Although I am usually for lighter and more 'innovative', contemporary fare, I enjoyed the food, and the classic atmosphere and quality of service were possibly the best that I have ever experienced.
I will be definitely back for their Theater + Dinner Special - $42.50 for a four course table d'hôte menu. Dine, leave your car and walk to the QE or Orpheum Theatre, and after the show come back for dessert and coffee. Perfect.

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Shaktea3702 Main Street, Vancouver
a cute & comfy little spot
Submitted Friday, February 23, 2007 - 9:34pm [Dine in]

I like the relaxed, cozy, and bright atmosphere of the place. Had the magnolia + pomegranate white tea with coffee chocolate mousse cake. The selection of leaf tea and tea products were okay, just what you would see in other tea shops. The tea service was around $3 and you get a pot of about 3 cups with a little candle warmer. The tea I had was light and fragrant, and the cake was small, also light, and quite nice.
A good place to sit and sip, read a book, chat, and/or just relax. The staff were very helpful and friendly too.

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Reef, The4172 Main Street, Vancouver
Love!
Submitted Friday, February 23, 2007 - 8:45pm [Dine in]

Comfortable ambience, solid service. But I was there on a weekday around 2ish when it wasn't very busy.
I had the special of the day, a spicy tomato soup with jerk chicken(?) and their rice wrap with chicken, papaya and coconut. Result? LOVE AT FIRST BITE! The soup sooo tasty, and the wrap so refreshingly flavourful. I think I loved it more because it was so different from what I usually go out and eat without being so experimental or out of blue. Simply delicious.

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Sweet Obsession Cakes & Pastries2611 West 16th Ave, Vancouver
more of a shop
Submitted Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 7:10am [Dine in]

for Sweet Obsession.
Badly arranged place setting. it feels like a bakery+cake shop with just some extra tables set up in the corner - clean, decent, but not so much effor in decor.
the triple chocolate mousse cake was *delicious* though. especially loved the smooth, light texture and subtle flavour.

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Sweet Revenge Patisserie4160 Main Street, Vancouver
beautiful decor + extreme chocolatiness
Submitted Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 6:47am [Dine in]

wonderful victorian decor with antique items and furnitures - a sweet little place!
I had the chocolate pudding cake - it was very sweet with straight-forward, very very strong, intense chocolatiness - probably perfect for any true choco-holics. I loved it in the beginning but due to the generous portion size (for $5.95), got tired of it nearing the end. would be nice for sharing by two. delicious ceylon tea.

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Pink Pearl1132 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Dinner, so-so.
Submitted Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 6:33am [Dine in]

3 of us shared Szechwan-style shrimp, fried rice w chicken, and rainbow lettuce wrap (pork,for 2). Bill came out around $13 for each. The portion was okay, and the taste was simple and nothing exceptional. The wrap was a bit too greasy. I though liked how large and clean the place was. Really should go back and try those dim sums next time.

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Subeez Cafe891 Homer Street, Vancouver
not so good food, cool atmosphere
Submitted Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 1:29am [Dine in]

I had some salmon sandwich with a side of salad.
The salad was drenched in dressing, and the sandwich wasn't very fresh - salmon also drenched in a strong, way-too-salty sauce. I was suspicous that was to hide that it wasn't fresh. It was just edible and affordable ($8) but I wouldn't count much on food there.

Although menu is pretty typical, the atmosphere/decor is quite eccentric - loud (but not overly) music, high ceiling, abstract art pieces hanging, broken glass in the washroom.. feels very indie-eccentric-urban-artsy. I'd say it's a nice place for hanging out with a group of friends, but not for a fine dining experience.

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Amarcord Restaurant1168 Hamilton Street, #104, Vancouver
solid food, excellent service
Submitted Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 1:02am [Dine in]

I had Flatano all' Adriatica, grilled Halibut in a lemon, caper, fresh herb and white wine sauce. For $24, I don't think it was worth the price - the fish was well-cooked but the flavour was too weak.
My friend had Tagliatelle della Casa, egg noodles cooked with chicken, mushrooms, green olives in a rose sauce. Hers was actually quite delicious.

All pasta, risotto, and gnocchi are $16. Main dishes range between $20-$30.
This small place is quite comfortably classy and friendly - nothing pretencious or desparate-to-stand-out, just simple, classic decor. The owner was incredibly friendly - even on that busy Saturday night, this wonderful Italian gentleman came and chatted with us, explained the items on the menu, and even helped with my coat on my way out.
Although food wasn't to-die-for, overall it was a good, satisfying dining experience.

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Amorosa Pasta House7874 Edmonds St., Burnaby
what a little pasta house should be
Submitted Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 6:23pm [Dine in]

A little gem, hole-in-the-wall Italian place. This is my picky best friend's favourite pasta place.

The price ranges from $8-13 for a variety of classic/tranditional pasta dishes. They are never too strong or adventurous, but they are oh so subtely and comfortabley DELICIOUS like Grandma's homemade recipes.

I recommend Creola - one of the best tomato sauces I've ever had. If you are like me, order with spinach fettuccini and double up on sausage:)

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