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peachtreePort MoodySince March 20, 20092 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.6)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service4 (4)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3 (3)


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Banana Leaf820 West Broadway, Vancouver
Somewhere in the middle...
Submitted Friday, March 20, 2009 - 1:56am [Dine in]

Food - We started with the veggie spring rolls which were pretty good. The sauce that came with them was incredibly spicy which we weren't warned about. I was fine with the spice and thought it really kicked up the flavour of the spring roll but it sent my friend into a violent coughing fit. They might want to mention that on the menu (if they do and I just didn't see it, I take it back!). Three of us split the Rendang Beef, the Mee Goreng and a side of rice. The Rendang was also really spicy but the meat was incredibly tender. I suggest having some sort of bread or rice with this, as it does come with quite a lot of sauce. The Mee Goreng was quite nice, but could have done with some more shrimp (I think there were about three shrimp in it). For dessert the three of us split the fried banana...Oh. My. Gosh. I'd go back just for that banana. I don't even like bananas that much in general but it was to die for. The three of us were completely full after sharing this meal; the portion sizes were good value.

Service: I was the first to arrive out of my party and I had to wait five minutes before someone asked if I had been helped. However once we were sat our water glasses were filled continuously and multiple waiters offered us assistance. But..okay, this is going to sound bad...But I could not understand what they were saying for the life of me. They talked very fast and had very heavy accents (my two friends, both of different Asian decents, couldn't understand them either) but despite this communication barrier we got everything we asked for and the service was very friendly.

Value: The portions were very generous which is a nice change in comparison to the stingy places you usually find in Vancity.

Ambiance: Very interesting Malaysian decor, a lot to look at and overwhelming in some parts but created a unique atmosphere.

Overall I'd probably go back again now that I've seen the menu and some of the other dishes up close. And that fried banana.... Mmmmm

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La Brasserie1091 Davie Street, Vancouver
You Should Go!
Submitted Friday, March 20, 2009 - 1:31am [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I ended up here after other plans fell through on a weekend night. I guess we lucked out because we got seated right away (a few people arrived just after us who had to wait a bit).

Food - People have been raving about the onion tart which I have yet to try, but the onion soup was AMAZING. I cannot recommend it enough. Our main courses (oh my I wish I could remember what mine was called...it was a sweet-sour meat...Darn it.) were fantastic, my boyfriend had the Coq Au Vin. The wine was fantastic and paired nicely with our meals. We had the cheesecake for dessert which was really good, as far as cheesecakes go.

Service: The service was superb. The boyfriend and I both developed a crush on our adorable and knowledgeable waitress! She knew the menu front to back and was very conversational without being intrusive. La Brasserie is lucky to have her!

Value: The wine was good value, although the bottle price seems a bit expensive (glass x 5). The appies and meals were definitely worth the money, and they weren't even that pricey.

Ambiance: It's unfortunate that they don't have a waiting area, because the unseated patrons sort of mingle around the tables. Other than that it's lively, a bit noisy (in a good way) with a welcoming atmosphere. We got the table right next to the window which was great because we got to people-watch and had a little bit more room.

We now compare all our meals out to La Brasserie, mostly for the wonderful service. We definitely have plans on going back.

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