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lomimuLower MainlandSince August 30, 200832 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

Reviews

Displaying 21 - 32 of 32 Reviews Found
Turtle Lounge Bistro and Coffeebar4387 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver
great fine in Deep Cove
Submitted Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 10:31pm [Dine in]

We wanted something relatively quick and yummy, and popped into the Turtle Lounge on a whim. We both ordered paninis and a cappuccino (order/pay at the counter in the back, sit at a table and they bring it out to you). While waiting for our food, we watching a Bond movie on the large screen, and took in the decor. Very thoughtful, interesting touches - surprising ambiance for a place which is in essence a cafe.

When the food arrived, we were already impressed at first glance. My panini was overflowing with chicken and peppers.....and tasted even better than it looked. Cappuccinos were nicely made, proper Italian style. We were very impressed with this little place and will be back. Even has a nice deck out front for a sunny day.

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Martini's Restaurant151 West Broadway, Vancouver
great value!
Submitted Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 9:19am [Dine in]

Stumbled across Martini's (directly across Broadway from the Mountain Equipment Co-op) and were very happily surprised! Excellent service, very tasty food (neptune stuffed chicken breast, and chicken tortellini with red peppers), verrry generous portions, and great prices. The room has a cozy feel, and the place was hopping for a holiday Monday evening. We'll definitely be back.
PS - my one big criticism was the green salad, which was an odd mix of nasty iceberg lettuce, red onions, tomatoes, olives, and pineapple (??), topped by a yummy house garlic dressing.

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Cafe Montmartre4362 Main, Vancouver
great hang out place
Submitted Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 2:01pm [Dine in]

Stumbled upon this place with a group of friends. Long, narrow space, with funky painted walls, bikes hanging from the ceiling, and a perfect stage in the front window. Small menu, but good choices. The spinach/cheese crepes (comes with salad) were excellent, chicken pizza was just okay but nothing special. We plan on coming back for the music and ambience.

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Biercraft Tap and Tapas Bar1191 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
great ambiance
Submitted Monday, December 1, 2008 - 11:12pm [Dine in]

Stella's is all about the Belgian beer, and that alone makes it stand out from the rest. But the decor (lots of wood, glowing lights, cozy tables) and general atmosphere also make this a distinct location. Not the place for a romantic evening (way too noisy!), but perfect for a group of friends. As noted in other reviews, the Belgian beer menu is very detailed and extensive; a note of caution for regular beer drinkers - these beers sneak up on you with a big whack of alcohol! The tapas menu is hit & miss. Mussels (Thai, Stella's) were tasty and delicious chewy bread was the perfect accompaniment. But frites were uninspired with a terrible 'lemon' aioli, and calamari was poorly done. Keep talking with the friends and you won't notice the shortcomings!

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Rosa's Cucina Italiana2331 Clarke Street, Port Moody
Mama's place
Submitted Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 2:12pm [Dine in]

Rosa's is like eating mama's home cooking - in her rec room. The food is delicious though the menu selections are limited. Service is soooo slow. Fake brick/stucco walls are decorated with photos of famous people and sports pics. Plastic-covered tables are small and very close together. There's a happy/loud atmosphere and you get a lot of food, but this certainly won't be the place for every occasion or group of guests.

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My Greek Taverna946 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Fab Greek food!
Submitted Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 1:14pm [Dine in]

Have driven by this place for years - nothing much from the outside. But a friend asked me to eat there, and I'll be forever grateful! I love a proper Greek meal, but generally speaking they tend to miss the mark, with flavourless rice or potatoes, etc. Not here.

First of all the souvlaki meals are a heck of a deal, at 11.95 for chicken or lamb, etc. Generous portions. Potatoes were amazing. Rice was perfectly cooked and very flavourful. Delicious Greek salad with a generous amount of feta. BIG chunks of chicken for the souvlaki. Rich and perfectly balanced tzatziki. Fabulous meal.

Fast service despite a very full/busy restaurant. Ambiance is nothing to write home about, but I'll take the food over the ambiance any day. I'll be back - a lot!

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Temptation Gelati450 E Columbia St, #103, New Westminster
much more than gelati
Submitted Monday, September 22, 2008 - 2:55pm [Dine in]

Hidden in a strip mall with a deceptive name. This place has so much more than just gelati (though there are a ton of those to choose from). Very tasty, well-priced Panini – even a half Panini and soup will fill you up. Soups are inventive and delicious without being over-salty. A solid lunch - or treat! - location.

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Monk McQueens601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
impressive!
Submitted Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 11:28pm [Dine in]

Ate at Monks Upstairs on a sunny Saturday evening with a jazz trio for entertainment. Great table by the window. Fabulous chewy bread with olives to whet the appetite. Started with very tasty crab cakes, served with diced papaya and enhanced by shrimp. Moved on to the sablefish. Melt in your mouth moist & tender, accompanied by seared scallops and delish potatoes. Definitely on the pricey side especially once you add the practically mandatory valet parking, but a terrific special night out. We weren't in a rush, and had the luxury of an unhurried evening.

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Wild Rice117 W Pender Street, Vancouver
hit/miss
Submitted Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 7:54pm [Dine in]

Stylish place that feels more like a bar than a restaurant; definitely not for romance. Drink menu is more extensive than 'Tasting Menu' - use that as your guide. Chinese Ravioli were delish and beautifully sauced....but $18 for 5 medium ravioli?!? Kung Pao Chicken was delish and quite substantial for two. All in all, overpriced but convenient pre-movie at Tinseltown. Next time would do drinks and Kung Pao only.

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Jamesons Newport Restaurant215 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Loud, tasty-ish
Submitted Friday, September 5, 2008 - 9:47pm [Dine in]

First time at Jameson's since it changed from Carumba's; odd switch from the former nice/standard booths to enormous circular black booths. The room is VERY noisy and is absolutely not for a romantic dinner; loud music and room noises make it difficult to chat, even at a table for two. Crab cakes were excellent and nicely presented. Thai Chicken pizza should have been called the Mango Chutney pizza, as that flavour overpowered everything, and the chicken was hard to find. Great service from our Liverpool waiter. Overall, a fun experience, but it's hardly fine dining.

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Hart House6664 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Disappointing
Submitted Friday, August 29, 2008 - 9:58pm [Dine in]

The Hart House is a classic in a beautiful park setting - too bad the food is so horribly disappointing. Very pricey. Odd pairings - scallops with veal? Halibut with beef short rib? Of four seafood offerings, three included meat. Had the chicken with gnocchi....or at least I think that's what those ill-shaped globs overpowered by the balsamic sauce were supposed to be. At least the chicken was tender. The whole evening was a sad disappointment, including an extremely noisy room (we were reduced to silence because we couldn't hear each other over others' conversations anyway - odd acoustics). Might be back for a summer lunch by the lake. Won't be back for dinner.

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S Restaurant50 Queens Street, Port Moody
Lovely evening out
Submitted Friday, August 29, 2008 - 9:53pm [Dine in]

This is my new favorite restaurant, after having eaten here five times in the last few months. The ambiance is lovely - sophisticated, calm, relaxing (though they do need to work on the background music a bit!). Great decor. Feels like you're downtown. Service is unobtrusive but attentive. Great menu with lovely options. Highly recommend the spinach salad with goat cheese, kamasutra skewers, salmon with mango salsa (perfectly cooked & presented), and the mocha brule. Have had consistently excellent food and presentation. Met Steve, the chef tonight. Will definitely be back - many times!!

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