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neilprivatevancouverSince April 15, 20083 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.3)
  • Food2 (2)
  • Service1 (1)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.3)


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Yaletown Brewing Co1111 Mainland St., Vancouver
I'll never go again either!
Submitted Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:08pm [Dine in]

I've had dreadful service in a few places in town, the Yaletown is up there with the very worst of them. Rude, slow, unsmiling, tiphungry, ignorant and lazy is how I'd describe the best of them.

I've had nothing but garbage food there, it's one step up from MacD's. The pizza barely has any cheese, but it's still the only thing on the menu worth eating. As with all the MJ pubs it's basically a youth club run for and by the staff.

Music - great if you like Sweet Home Alabama and other golden oldies. It's your basic wedding soundtrack - not my idea of a night out.

The seating is uncomfortable - and sometimes dangerous... like the garden furniture they bring in from time to time with nail and screws sticking out.

It's a decent party place though, good place to pick up and the beer is good brew pub quality - if you can get served at the bar by the gorillas.

I know some people swear by this place - but they clearly aren't choosey about food music or service.

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Rossini's1525 Yew Street, Vancouver
Only outstanding for the music
Submitted Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 5:55pm [Dine in]

Firstly, I would strongly recommend yo go to Rossini's - despite what I'm about to say. The music and the whole experience is unforgettable.

However - and it's a HUGE however. The staff and service is beyond awful. They're rude, ignorant, spilled drinks on one of our party, told us we didn't need to book, then refused us a table when we arrived. If there were police for such things some of thse servers would be carted away and never released. We honestly were looking around for candid camera type stuff on our last visit, we even asked if that's what was going on. 4 visits now, progressively worse service each time. How can the owners not be aware of this? This town is overrun with great servers - fire the idiots and bring in some quality!

On the positive the baked pasta dishes are very good, and the little overworked un-Italian guys in the back do a great job keeping oup their end of the bargain.

The music is what you go for. It's simply the best live music experience I've found in Vancouver and the atmosphere is quite brilliant too. Strangely on the Saturday afternoon slot we favour, about 90% of guests are regulars... we see all the same faces whenever we go. It's also full of musicians who play there, as you might imagine.

It's tiny, the service is abysmal, but I would kill for their baked cheese pasta and I've never heard a bad live act. Check it out - but expect nothing but the very very worst service and you won't be disappointed.

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Stamps Landing Pub610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
Give it a miss
Submitted Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 11:51am [Dine in]

This place doesn't know what it wants to be. On the night we were there they had hockey playoiffs on TV with the volume up - all well and good. They also had Red Hot Chill Peppers coming through the numerous speakers. One or the other chaps, please.

The patrons were average age 50 I'd say - so the two tattoo barmen playing the Chill Peppers would do well to note their audience. This has been the case fo ryears, it's not a young 'uns bar, so why not cater to your actual audience.

On to the service, we were grunted at by 2 different waitresses who didn' raise a smile between them, looked overworked and underwhelmed. They seemed to be looking after the whole bar on their own, one at a time.

The food. well, judging by how unclean the loos were and I badly run the whole place was I wouldn' entertain anything too challengin in a place like this. I ordered Nachos - they were actually very good. You can't mess up Nachos. My guest ordered Fish and Chips - and exclaimed they tasted like they were cooked in 100 year old fat. The sign of a poor cook/chef or a tight manager who won't pay for new oil. either way, the fish and the chips were both inedible. We saw another couple unhappily grunt their way through a few bites of the same at the next table.

Overall - a good pub gone to ruin. Toilets falling to pieces, food you can't trust and service fitting of a prison canteen. Bar staff pleasing themselves and a room full of loyal and aging regulars who probably stick by it as it's the only pub for quite some distance.

If I owned this place I'd start from scratch - at the moment it's going to ruin. Ramsey would have a heart attack.

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