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libbyovancouverSince September 28, 20067 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food3.5 (3.4)
  • Service3.5 (3.6)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

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Mis Trucos1141 Davie Street, Vancouver
Get some ventilation!
Submitted Monday, November 22, 2010 - 10:30am [Dine in]

Second time at this place on Saturday. I wish I could love it, however Mis Trucos continues to disappoint.

Don't get me wrong - the food really is very very good, and I haven't had a dish there that I didn't like.

But...

The hostess seemed genuinely annoyed that we arrived without a reservation and the servers give an air of really not enjoying their jobs or being particularly keen on the food.

The decor is very wannabe - uncovered hanging lightbulbs and canvas prints, ikea school chairs, bare floorboards and whitewash walls. The effect of this is that it can be quite noisy as there is nothing to soak up the sound. Also it's kind of boring.

But the worst thing about this place is the ventilation. There isn't any. In order to get rid of the musty/smelly/condensation-filled air, they periodically leave the front door open. Great. It was below freezing that night. As more and more people arrived, they abandoned this bring-in-gale-force-winds tactic, to just allow the humidity to increase. We left quickly because the sweat pouring down the windows was lapping around our feet.

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La Brasserie1091 Davie Street, Vancouver
Yum.
Submitted Monday, September 27, 2010 - 4:44pm [Dine in]

Yum. Went here for late night buck-a-shuck (yes - really only $1 for an oyster and they were goodies) and grabbed seats at the bar so my chef-wannabe boyfriend could pick up some tips from watching the chefs. Great atmosphere and greeted immediately by professional friendly staff (but not chain restaurant friendly if you know what I mean). Great value for what you get, and if you can get seats at the bar to watch the professional and hard working chefs then take the opportunity - you won't regret! Only drawback is the size which means it can feel a bit cramped but generally adds to the vibe of the place.

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Tapastree1829 Robson Street, Vancouver
Love this place
Submitted Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 11:32pm [Dine in]

Took my parents here last night for dinner: we ordered a variety of dishes including the beef tenderloin, seafood salad, asparagus and fried mushrooms. The service was pleasant and fast, with dishes coming to us almost immediately upon finishing the ones before. The mushrooms were really very good and I would love to know the recipe for the vinaigrette on the seafood salad. Very reasonably priced considering the quality - only $80 for 8 shared dishes. Only downer is that it was very loud in the small space; we couldn't hear each other talk some of the time.

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Teahouse Restaurant, The7501 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Lovely but train the staff
Submitted Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 3:35pm [Dine in]

Went earlier this week for dinner at 8.30 and we were seated within millimeters of the next table; they certainly like to pack in their clientele even at less popular sitting times! I was concerned when the waitress described the truffle sauce to my friend as "a bit like olive oil flavour" and "it's not a fungus". The atmosphere was lovely, and I was pleasantly surprised by the absence of muzak that most nicer restaurants in Vancouver like to pump out. My mussels were disappointing, but my friends enjoyed their tortellini and soup. The desserts were wonderfu; I'd go back just for them.

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Stonegrill1661 Granville St, Vancouver
Just a gimmick
Submitted Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 3:20pm [Dine in]

I took my team from the office here for Friday lunch after a job well done. We were startled that we were the only customers there on a sunny August afternoon, and I was also surprised by the decor which does not appeal; my napkin was badly stained as was the table cloth. Most of us had the meat/fish combination where you get a piece of steak with a piece of fish and get to cook them yourselves. This was pleasant and, as the review below says, it was very healthy, however extraordinarily over-priced. You could pop over to Granville island market and get the same for $10 and save yourself $30. Worth going once for the gimmick of cooking your own food with your friends, but the novelty soon wears off.

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Templeton, The1087 Granville Street, Vancouver
Groovy.
Submitted Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 11:32am [Dine in]

I have been here a few times for Saturday morning brunch and love it. My eyes are always bigger than my stomach so usually over order, easily done as the portions are quite large. The rosemary potatoes, Templeton's speciality, are really good but do come with pretty much everything which is a bit odd, as is their tendency to use Montery Jack cheese in their cooking. Don't bother with the steak; although it appears to be great value for money it is quite small. The service has been excellent, with friendly waitresses who recommend great dishes and make jokes with the customers. The ambiance is spot on, offering great diversions for conversations until the coffee has taken effect. Brilliant.

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Where is Anton?
Submitted Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 11:20am [Dine in]

My housemates and I love this restaurant and eat here about once a month. The food is good, the portions ginormous, the service is friendly and prompt. We can be in and out in under an hour, our wallets are barely any lighter, and we have leftovers to feed us for the rest of the week. Sorted.

My only quandry is: where is anton?

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