Of course, the location is incredible. Kits Beach on a clear night...wow. Unfortunately, in the winter, the inside windows and the outside porch panels reflect all the inside light. Couldn't see much of the view at all once inside the restaurant.
We were looking forward to our dinner. BUT... we stepped into the main restaurant and into a blasting wall of sound. There MAY have been music, but the roaring babble of all the voices in a half-full room (this was early) was completely overwhelming.
We dealt with attentively. Our wait person was VERY good, not obtrusive, but there when needed. We ordered calamari, prawn spring rolls, smoked salmon and a cup of seafood chowder as appies Calamari was good, but had a strange mustard-y sauce to dip into. Prawn spring rolls had pureed prawns (and starch?) inside, and while not greasy, were quite heavy. Smoked salmon was lovely, but the few small slices were hidden under a dressed salad. The chowder was pronounced to be VERY good.
Rack of lamb was the special, and two of our party ordered it. It arrived perfectly cooked with duchess potatoes and veggies. I ordered the sablefish, hubby the salmon. Sablefish was fine, served with lots of capers and a drizzle of sauce. Hubby's salmon was VERY overdone, although he loved the lobster risotto.
So, food was pretty good, service was attentive, the view should have been superb. What spoiled the evening for us (especially the elders) was the TERRIBLE RACKET. We were literally shouting across the table most of the evening. When the manager stopped by to check how things were going, we mentioned the excessive noise level He admitted that the premises had a problem with that issue and that "the owner" was looking at options. He also mentioned that, in the summer, with the windows rolled open, the noise travels outside and it isn't "nearly as bad"...!!!
Such a waste of a view and location.