We dined here for Dine out Vancouver last week. We had a reservation for 6 and when we arrived we were greeted with a smile and seated promptly.
The ambiance of this restaurant is really nice. The decor was trendy and the music was just loud enough to hear, but soft enough to carry on a conversation.
Value, well DOV gives you a chance to sample the food at a reasonable cost. Looking at their regular menu, the food all seemed well priced. They even have a daily "set menu" for a decent price.
The service was outstanding, the waiter was personable and friendly. He was able to answer all our questions regarding food and wine selections without a problem. There was also no rush from the staff to get us out of there.
The food was incredible. I ordered the braised short ribs which were fall off the bone goodness. The portions for this dish was surprisingly large especially for DOV. Usually it's 1-2 pieces, but they gave 3-4 medium to large pieces. My wife ordered the sugar cane skewered prawns, prawns were okay and the chili sauce was not spicy at all. For the entree, I had the duck breast. It was cooked to perfection. I also tried some of the sablefish and it was one of the better fish dishes i've tried in awhile. Lastly, the crème brulee was standard fare, not too overly sweet, but just right.
They had a very interesting drink on the menu called the Hello Kitty. It was like champagne with strawberry flavor.
Overall, we had an enjoyable evening at Goldfish and we'll definitely be back. The only thing I didn't like was the parking situation, but that's Yaletown... and out of the control of the restaurant.