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LovesCupcakesDowntown, VancouverSince March 19, 200710 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food2.5 (2.6)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

Reviews

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Neat venue, terrible food!
Submitted Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 3:02pm [Dine in]

I would like to forget the lunch I had at the transcontinental today. The food was absolutely terrible, even when you factor in reduced expectations during the lunch rush. We waited 40 minutes for our meals, and I think someone forgot to tell the chef that you aren't supposed to put cheddar cheese or over cooked peppers in the clam chowder (which only had about 4 little clam bits in it). I have never been so disgusted with a bowl of soup in my life. The canned stuff is better! My friend's fries were ice cold, and her sandwich was horribly over sauced.

I had heard not so great things about the Transcontinental when it first opened a couple of years ago, but I assumed they had worked out the kinks...apparetly not. I can see how they survive, serving over priced bad food to tourists and the lunchtime business crowd, but if you like half decent food, skip this place!

All I have to say is...clam chowder...it's pretty basic, so come on!

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Pied-a-Terre3369 Cambie Street, Vancouver
So worth it!
Submitted Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 2:52pm [Dine in]

If you haven't tried this lovely little French bistro yet then you should do so as fast as you can! Their set menu (3 courses + wine for $42) is quite possibly the best value in town. The steak tartare is out of this world, the servers are incredibly friendly and when you walk in, you feel as if you've stepped out of Vancouver, and right into the heart of Paris.

My husband and I will be going back for sure!

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Junsei River Japanese Restaurant570 Robson Street, Vancouver
Keep on walking...to the next place...
Submitted Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 9:06pm [Dine in]

This place is pretty new to the neighborhood so my husband and I figured we'd give it a try for a low key Sunday dinner. We figured with a standard menu, and decent looking decor, it must be ok. Well we were wrong! This is the worst sushi I have ever had in Vancouver...and we all know there are some pretty dreadful places out there. The server forgot to bring my miso soup before the sushi, we were not offered any tea, they forgot one of our items completely, and the sushi was absolutely terrible. The rice was like mush and the salmon I had was hard. YOur gyoza's were really bad too. You can buy better gyoza at Costco and make them at home.

When a sushi place can't even sort out their rice you know there's a problem. Bad service, terrible food...this place will probably sustain itself through the summer tourist season and I predict by the fall something new will be going into the space. In the meantime, don't waste your time or money!

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Bistrot Bistro1961 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
A little piece of Provence in Kits
Submitted Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 11:35am [Dine in]

My husband and I were immediately reminded of the little bistro's we ate at in Provence when we walked in. Casual, but attentive service, great wine list with lots of variety in all price points, bright colours and fantastic food. I had no expectations and was pleasantly surprised by how great our experience was! I was completely stumped on what to order because it all sounded great, but I settled on the duck confit mac & cheese which was simple and delicious and my husband had the steak with blue cheese sauce which was so rich and creamy. We shared a bucket of frits and tomatos provencale which were also fantastic. It all tasted very authentically French to us. My only dissapointment was the creme brulee, the top was a little too hard and the custard was too runny, but we enjoyed it nonetheless.

Overall, great food and great value! I will be going back again for sure!

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India Gate616 Robson St, Vancouver
Very Good Indian Downtown
Submitted Monday, February 16, 2009 - 11:46am [Dine in]

It's hard to find good Indian food downtown! My husband and I live a few blocks away from the India Gate and have been several times. The food is consistently good, and although a little on the pricy side it's good quality. The only thing I find lacking in consistency is the heat...we always order hot and sometimes it's too hot to enjoy and other times, like our last visit, it's almost mild. I find that the best experiences we have are when it's totally dead...more sauce on the food and it comes out hotter/warmer. It's a bit lacking in terms of ambiance, not exactly a first date kind of place, but we love it and will continue to go back!

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Watermark1305 Arbutus St., Vancouver
Good Dineout
Submitted Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 5:03pm [Dine in]

I recently ate at Watermark for Dineout and am usually very dissapointed with restaurants during Dineout. However, I was plesantly surprised with my meal and in true Watermark form, it was fantastic. I had the lamb with caponata which was a large portion and perfectly cooked. The butternut squash soup was very good and the desserts were to die for.

Kudos to Watermark for pulling off a great dineout experience for their guests! We also didn't feel rushed out of the place which was really nice.

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Plan B Lounge & Eatery1144 Homer Street, Vancouver
Great for drinks, skip the food
Submitted Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 4:58pm [Dine in]

I'd been meaning to try Plan B since it opened as it's mere steps from my apartment, but I never got around to it. Well I did this past weekend with a girlfriend, and despite being a lovely room and having wonderful staff the food just didn't cut it for me.

The bison osso bucco was fatty and a bit cold and the risotto that comes on the side was tucked into a very large unappealing looking bone. It was rather like something out of a horror movie! The garlic mayo with the fries tasted like ranch dressing with a slightly metalic after taste and the veggie samoas were fine, just fine. We did like the scallop carpaccio but any good cook could prepare that at home in a flash.

Bottom line, great for drinks, skip the food.

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Jules Casual French Bistro216 Abbott Street, Vancouver
Tried it once, don't need to go back
Submitted Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 6:28pm [Dine in]

Jules had been on my list of places to try for a long time. Co-workers raved about it and since I am a lover of all things French, especially good bistro fare my husband and I decided to try it with friends on Friday night. We arrived for our 7:30 reso on time and the girl at the front was quite rude after she couldn't find our reservation, not that she looked very hard. We were seated anyway, but waited about 10 minutes for our drink order to be taken. The room is lovely, very warm and inviting and the menu has good variety. We shared the pate and fries to start and my husband and I both had the duck confit for our mains. The food was very good and the portions were large. Our friends had salmon and a steak and also enjoyed their food. All in all, it was very good, but I don't feel the need to return. The waitress continued to be cold to us until it was time to pay our bill which tainted the experience for me. There are other bistro's in town offering similar food at similar prices and Jules doesn't stick out above any of them.

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Lucy Mae Brown862 Richards Street, Vancouver
This place has gone downhill...
Submitted Friday, June 6, 2008 - 11:04am [Dine in]

I made a reservation for a party of 10 two weeks in advance, when we arrived they had our reservation for the patio (it was freezing cold) so they said we would have to split up into two booths, even though we were the only people there at 8pm. They didn't have a martini list, mojitos were terrible and they forgot to put alcohol in my husband's drink. The servers were unorganized and their new menu is terrible. Tiny font, impossible to read etc. When we finally got our food it was OK, but poor compared to food I've had in the past here (sand in my mussels). We ordered creme brule and profiterols for dessert and were advised that they were "sold out"of both. Which seemed strange being that we were the first party to be seated and the first to order dessert. How can you be sold out of creme brule...it's easy to make on the spot! They offered us complimentary white chocolate mousse which tasted like cool whip with red food colouring. Absolutely disgusting.

I am very dissapointed with the new menu and service was dredful. They have a lot of work to do if they want to get their reputation back. I don't think I'll be going back though.

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East is East3243 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Bad Seats & No Booze
Submitted Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 7:35pm [Dine in]

Overall the food was good, but portions are small and I found it over priced for what you got. I left still feeling hungry (& I'm a girl!). While the food had a lot of flavour, it wasn't spicy enough for Indian and was kind of cold by the time it arrived.

The seats are horrible. You either get stuck on a stump or a bench that looks comfortable but isn't. The stumps were so bad that I had to keep standing up and wandering around during my meal so my bum didn't get too sore!

And the absolute worst thing about this place is...THEY DO NOT SERVE ALCOHOL. I'm not just talking the hard stuff, no beer, no wine, no nothing...no love! No one bothered to tell me this, so be warned.

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