Give me a break, Vancouverites are more food savvy than this.
Goldfish comes in at a price point that can only be justified by good food. We tried this place on our anniversary and left after our appetizers. Don't get me wrong, the decor is modern and both the Mayor of Vancouver and Isaiah Washington were eating here when we went on Sunday, so there's clearly some 'buzz' around Goldfish, but my advice is stay away.
The word 'snowed' occured to my companion and I as I was served up a way too pulpy cran/blueberry martini and a prawn cocktail made up of 5 or 6 small, shriveled up (aka overcooked) things that wouldn't even meet Costco's standards. We also had the scallops, which were cooked but not flavoured properly. That is, they were crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside, but the sauce was so BLAND that my palate cannot - honestly - recall any taste!
We had also ordered a host of other things, including the chili crab (at $59) and halibut ($26) , which I was really excited about, a fish dish, a few sides like asparagus, rice, and mushrooms (since everything comes a la carte) and alot of alcohol (you should know that the wine list is very poor, it's not only limited but doesn't contain better selections - more like a wine list suited to a Milestones or Earls calibre and even that's arguable).
The appies were such a disappointment that we canceled the rest of the order, paid, and went somewhere else! Don't get me wrong, we weren't unhappy or angry with this experience (as our waitress was warm and friendly), just hugely disappointed and unwilling to shell out more for such poor quality. I can see what others are saying about the service though, the hostessing was pretentious and one of the managers (I think) we came to speak of us was as well.
I love dining out (do so alot) and I love great food, excellent service, and a cool ambience - Goldfish just doesn't have it.