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morganVancouverSince November 5, 2004Favourite List (24)Try List (88)49 Reviews
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3.5 (3.3)
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Beaucoup Bakery2150 Fir Street, Vancouver
AMAZING pastries and fantastic service
Submitted Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 10:15am [Take-out]

I've been to Beaucoup a couple of times now and both times were fantastic!

It is right by the place I take my daughter swimming so we stopped in afterwards so I could grab a coffee. I had her in the stroller and as soon as I opened the door I saw the 3 interior steps which presented a bit of a problem with the stroller. I was considering leaving it outside but it was raining and there was no awning. As I was deciding what to do a woman showed up and insisted on helping me carry the stroller up the stairs, it was great! It became apparent that she was the manager or owner and she continued to tell me anytime I needed help all I had to do was open the door and call out for help and someone would come and assist me. She even offered to let me store it in their loading dock area if I wanted. I thought she went above and beyond and it made us feel super welcome...I almost felt bad I was just getting something to go.

Anyways on to the food. I ordered and americano and 2 croissants, the americano was really tasty. Nice crema and rich flavour. The standout was most definitely the croissant - it was ridiculously flaky and light and buttery. It was so good that I ended up eating the 2nd one too which I had bought for my hubby. The 2nd time I went I tried the pain au chocolat and it did not disappoint. Their pastry chef knows what they are doing and I have a feeling that nothing on the menu with fall into the mediocre category.

I'm a big fan of this bakery and will make it one of my regular spots for sure!

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Matchstick Coffee Roasters639 East 15th Ave, Vancouver
I drive out of my way to come here
Submitted Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 12:39pm [Dine in]

I am a big fan of Matchstick, I wish it was in my neighbourhood!
I have had americanos and cappucinos and both were expertly made and delicious. The space is light, open and airy and the vibe is friendly and relaxed. It's actually the first coffee shop in a long time I've stayed at long enough to order a second coffee! I recently ordered a sandwich while I was there and it was fantastic! Smoked turkey with brie and roasted brussel sprouts...yum!

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Flying Pig, The1168 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Great steak sandwich
Submitted Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 11:40am [Dine in]

I recently went for lunch with a few girlfriends to The Flying Pig, it was my first time being there and I was looking forward to tasty what they had to offer. When perusing the menu one of the first things I noticed was how reasonable the wines by the glass were. Most places don't have much under the $10 mark and $12-$14 is more common. Here, they didn't have anything over the $12 price point. That scored some points with me!
I ordered the chili rubbed steak sandwich for lunch and hot the spot! The sauce on the steak was so good, a bit sweet and spicy, but it didn't overpower the taste of the meat. The half baguette it was served on was super fresh and toasted perfectly and the shoestring fries were amazing...I had to force myself to stop eating the whole entire huge pile.
Some other dishes ordered at the table were the salmon salad, chopped salad and the halibut. Although I didn't taste them, the dishes looked winner too.
I would recommend and will return for sure!

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Pronto3473 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Can't believe I waited so long!
Submitted Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 4:15pm [Dine in]

My husband, daughter and I stopped in for a quick lunch on a Saturday afternoon and it was really great! I've been wanting to try it out for awhile but for whatever we never ended up there. The menu is full of so many awesome sounding handmade pastas and sandwiches that I had a heck of a time choosing. I ended up ordering the Sopressata...it was so tasty! They bake the bread fresh in house and you sure can tell. I am definitely going to return and sample some of the other offerings!

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Catch 122122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
A great option for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Submitted Monday, October 22, 2012 - 6:24pm [Dine in]

I have been to Catch 122 four times now and have been able to try breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each meal was fresh and delicious. For breakfast I had the Catch 122 with bacon instead of smoked salmon. The croissant was light & flaky and the poached eggs were perfect. For dinner I had an absolutely massive portion of meat lasagna, it really was huge and I got 2 solids meals out of it. The restaurant itself is light & airy and I really like that you can almost always get a table without too much of a wait. I would definitely recommend this restaurant! I've been four times so far and I'll be back again for sure.

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Nu Greek332 Water Street, Vancouver
Solid across the board
Submitted Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:06am [Dine in]

This is the newest location of the Nu Greek fleet and it also serves as the bakery for the whole lot of them which is cool. It's located in Le Magasin and is really cool inside with long rustic tables and all the charm an old building like that provides. Along with the menu of souvlaki, wraps and salads they also have a selection of Greek baked goods which looked delicious! I was way too full to sample any of them but I will next time for sure. My hubby and I were both pretty starved when we arrived and ended up ordering a bit too much food but it gave us a chance to sample a few things which was nice. I had the chicken which was moist and tasty. I especially liked the pita which is baked in house and was very obviously super fresh! We also ordered greek salad and hummus with pita chips to share. I really liked the hummus, it was delicious. The greek salad was good as well with a ton of cucumber and tomato and a healthy amount of feta. Nu Greek is definitely worth a return visit to sample some of the other menu items like the octopus souvlaki which caught my eye.

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Meat & Bread370 Cambie Street, Vancouver
I really liked Meat & Bread, why did I wait so long?
Submitted Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:42am [Dine in]

My husband and I stopped in to Meat & Bread for a late lunch on a sunny Saturday and I am so glad we did! I have heard of the often present line ups out the door but I guess on this particular day we lucked out, not sure if it's because we came at 3:30 or if the sunshine was keeping people outdoors. Whatever the reason we arrived, ordered, paid and had our sandwiches within 5 minutes. They are most definitely a well oiled machine behind the counter! We decided to order one porchetta and one meatball to share so we could get a taste of both and they did not disappoint. The porchetta was oh so tasty - the pork was moist, the salsa verde was super flavourful and the crackling provided just the right amount of crunch. The meatball sandwich was also really good with a good amount of spice and a generous amount of meat. You have the choice of ordering soup or salad with your sandwich but I was more than satisfied with my sandwich on its own although I caught glimpses of the potato salad they were offering that day and it did look delicious. I will have to go back with a bigger appetite so I can try the sides as well. Meat & Bread is definitely a place I will recommend and return to.

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Fray3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Great new neighbourhood spot!
Submitted Monday, November 21, 2011 - 2:21pm [Dine in]

I had wanted to check out Fray since it opened and decided to take my Mom there while she was in town and I'm glad I did! I'm not sure what I was expecting when we arrived but we found a cool, casual spot with board games, a video game console in the front corner and a place that feels like somewhere you'd want to hang out.

After perusing the menu for a bit we decided to each have one of their Saturday special cocktails ($5.50) and get a few dishes to share. We ordered the F-bombs, rosemary potato chips, charcuterie plate, mixed green salad and the banana spring rolls for dessert. Everything was really tasty and fresh and I love their focus on local ingredients and suppliers! In hindsight I do wish we had ordered an entree to share as there were a few that looked delicious, the lamb pasta caught my eye but not until we were deciding on dessert. Our server was great, she was super attentive and very friendly. The best and most unexpected part was when we got the bill only to discover she gave us a 20% discount on our food because she said it took too long. I thought this was above and beyond as the food came out in more than reasonable time as far as I'm concerned. Needless to say we let her know how pleased we were with our tip.

As a side note, I noticed that the menu has changed quite a bit and a couple of the dishes we had are not offered anymore, they also serve brunch now too. I will definitely be back!

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Century Restaurant & Bar432 Richards Street, Vancouver
what is wrong here?
Submitted Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 5:18pm [Dine in]

I was very much looking forward to dinner at Century with a couple of girlfriends. We made a reservation for 8pm on a Saturday night expecting it to be a busy spot. We arrived to a restaurant that was fairly empty, very surprising.
We pondered the excellent and imaginative drink menu that consists of drinks containing interesting ingredients like balsamic vinegar and basil. The drinks were amazing! Unfortunatly that was where the amazement stopped.
We ordered a mixed green salad and crab burritos to share. The salad was tasty as were the burritos although they were more like crepes than burritos. I ordered Paella for my main course and I was very excited to try it. It arrived and looked great, the presentation was really nice. Then I tried a mussel and almost lost it! It was raw or something and had the consistency of raw egg and tasted like low tide. It really turned me off the rest of my meal which was just okay. I told the server about my mussel mishap and the manager came over to assure me that the mussel was not raw. Okay, so what was wrong with it then? The comped my meal and we finished up our wine and departed for the rest of our evening.
I think it will be a while before I return to Century.

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Ferris' Oyster Bar & Grill536 Yates St., Victoria
hmm hmm good
Submitted Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 4:05pm [Dine in]

I recently went to Ferris' for lunch after a long absence and it was like I had never left. I ordered their "famous" sweet potato fries, that are oh so delicious and I had their veggie nut burger which is awesome, I love the medley of texture and flavors.
All in all I am glad I returned to enjoy their tasty, eclectic comfort food.

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Ebisu on Broadway601 West Broadway, #12, Vancouver
copa cabana
Submitted Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 9:09pm [Dine in]

I went to Kamakura last night to satisfy a sushi hankering that had been lingering for days. Upon our arrival we were seated in the weirdest little cabana-type room near the kitchen and once inside it felt like you were almost invisible to the rest of the restaurant.

We ordered a miso soup, a sushi boat, scallop cones, spicy dynamite roll, enoki beef and gyoza. Our miso soup came out immediately but that was were the speediness stopped, the rest of the food seemed to take forever.

I have to say that the food made up for any lack in service. The scallop cone was delicious, the dynamite roll was super tasty and the sushi boat was a good value.

I will venture back to Kamakura but I will be sure to refuse the cabana seating.

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Rebar50 Bastion Square, Victoria
who thought healthy was so tasty?
Submitted Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 4:05pm [Dine in]

I have been to Rebar many times and I always leave feeling good and satisfied. The menu is chalked full of good stuff, making mealtime decisions hard. I have tried probably 1/2 a dozen different dishes and each one has been awesome. The juices that they make are creative and very tasty.

Be prepared to wait for a table at lunch time as this place is always packed. The service is speedy so the wait is usually not too long.

I also own the Rebar cookbook and have loved being able to cook their signature dishes at home for me and my friends.

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Moxie's Classic Grill1759 West Broadway, Vancouver
frozen pizza?
Submitted Sunday, February 5, 2006 - 6:05pm [Dine in]

Last night we went to Moxie's for a casual bite. We sat in the lounge so we could catch a bit of the hockey game. In hindsight it was maybe not the best decision. It was loud and lively and VERY understaffed.

I ordered a mixed green salad to start, and it was very fresh and tasty. For my main dish I ordered a grilled asparagus and goat cheese pizza, and it was disappointing. The toppings were good but the crust tasted like it came from the freezer, it was dry and tasteless. Needless to say, I will hesitate to order pizza at Moxie's again.

I won't rush back but I will try Moxie's again, only now I know what to expect.

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9th Avenue Grill1822 West Broadway St., Vancouver
a great breakfast is hard to find.....
Submitted Monday, January 2, 2006 - 6:39pm [Dine in]

I have had my eye on this new breakfast spot for a while now and I finally checked it out for some breaky on Saturday. The place was packed, but the staff seem to have a handle on the almost constant lineup, so we only had to wait 5 min. for a table. Once we sat we were promptly served yummy fair-trade coffee, and perused the menu. I had quite a hard time trying to decide what to have...it all sounded so good.

I decided on a Veggie Scramble with hashbrowns, mushrooms, peppers, jalepenos, onion and cheese and I was delighted when it arrived. It was fresh and tasty and suprisingly non-greasy, I think it is because they use olive oil on the grill.

I was happy with my meal at 9th Avenue Grill and will definately add this place to my list of fave breakfast spots.

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Currents at Bayshore1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
strap on the ol' feed bag
Submitted Wednesday, December 7, 2005 - 11:10am [Dine in]

We went to Currents for brunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. When all a server has to do for her table is provide beverages and clear plates, I think both should be done in a reasonable time frame. At $45 a person, there should also be a smile or two involved.

I can't say anything bad about the food - it is plentiful and tasty with a huge variety of dishes to choose from. I do agree with fella and thecritic though, there is no way I ate even close to $45 worth of food. Not very good value in my books.

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Chivana Restaurant & Lounge2340 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
this place has potential
Submitted Wednesday, December 7, 2005 - 10:52am [Dine in]

A group of us went to Chivana on a Friday night, drawn there by the promise of a live DJ and a funky atmosphere. When I arrived, I was dissappointed to find neither. In fact the place was virtually empty, which is kind of scary at 7:30 on a Friday night.

We were seated in a nice booth in the corner and brought our menus. Pretty soon after being seated I started to feel that there was something a little off about the service, the manager behind the bar looked like she would rather be somewhere else and our server brought our friend a Manhattan made with Johnnie Black (after looking it up in a book).

On to the food....I had a hell of a time trying to decide what to order. The menu seemed all over the place. I finally settled on a veggie stirfry, although our server could not tell me what kind of sauce would be used.

When the food arrived I was pleasently surprised, it was really good! The veggies were cooked perfectly and the garlic black bean sauce was great (not too overpowering).

All in all, it felt like this place had just opened and there were a few kinks to be worked out. I think it has great potential, as the food was solid.

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La Fourchette1951 Glen Drive, #101, Vancouver
a great place for Lunch...
Submitted Wednesday, October 19, 2005 - 10:02pm [Dine in]

I work in the Fashion Exchange Building and I eat at La Fouchette a couple of times a week. Zoe and Jimmy serve up homeade soup everyday, fresh baked goodies and even freshly baked bread! Everything that they serve in this restaurant is homeade, except for the Ceaser Salad dressing. My favorites are the Veggie Burger and Salad and Spinach Pie with Greek Salad. La Fourchette is worth the trip down Terminal Ave. for Lunch.

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Cioppino’s1133 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
pasta heaven
Submitted Friday, September 30, 2005 - 10:37am [Dine in]

If you love pasta this is the place for you. We went to Cioppino's last night for a business dinner and it was fantastic. The service is top notch, very knowledgable and attentive. I had a Warm Goat Cheese salad with portabello mushroom, artichoke and a maple caramel reduction drizzled on top. It was sooo tasty. For my Main Course I had a Lobster and Crab Pasta with a Tomato Cream Sauce. It was some of the best pasta I have ever had, the sauce was simple but so flavorful. To finish off the meal I had an espresso and a Rasberry/Mango Sorbet. It was a perfect way to end the meal.

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CinCin Ristorante + Bar1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
what a meal....
Submitted Friday, September 30, 2005 - 10:28am [Dine in]

This was a pretty amazing dining experience! My cousin is the Sous Chef at Cin Cin, so we got what felt like the red carpet treatment as far as the food goes. Our 8-course meal started with an absolutely massive portion of Beef Carpacio with pecorino cheese and truffle oil, we then had a Potato Leek soup,Cherry Tomato salad, risotto, Smoked Arctic Char, Veal Tenderloin with Fois Gras, a Dessert platter to share and then we each got a Warm Cherry dessert. It was Decadent, amazing and really expensive.

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Hy's Encore637 Hornby Street, Vancouver
great value for the price
Submitted Friday, September 30, 2005 - 10:19am [Dine in]

We went to Hy's encore for my Dad's birthday and it was the perfect place to go. This restaurant has a great steakhouse atmosphere, dark wood, leather and white lab coats for the waiters. The service was immpecable and the food was fantastic. I also thought that the value that we got for the price was amazing. I will go back for sure.

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