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PJDuckVancouverSince July 5, 200810 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (3.2)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.7)

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Cobre52 Powell Street, Vancouver
A culinary delight and a friendship-making ethos.
Submitted Monday, April 4, 2011 - 10:03pm [Dine in]

Well... the food was fresh, artfully presented, plentiful, local. The service was better than the best that I have experienced. All the food was explained and various tapas were well recommenced for our wine choices. Our waiter (Andrew) ran out to "plug the meter" with his own change. And for one of us, this meant going around the block -- twice. It is the kind of place where you talk to your table neighbours about what food they are enjoying. All was delicious and the desserts more so. A culinary delight and a friendship-making ethos. And a reasonable price. Hard to beat and worth it to repeat.

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La Regalade2232 Marine Dr, #103, West Vancouver
Outgrown Its Success
Submitted Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 3:23pm [Dine in]

We have enjoyed many good meals here over the years. This was not the case when 7 of us went to La Regalade on a recent Friday evening. "Packed to the pits" might describe the sweaty, stressful atmosphere of servers shouting, cleaners clattering, all at the expense of the diner who would love a moment to taste the food (it might have even been tasty). Sure -- go to the restaurant. But not on a Friday or a Saturday and perhaps not even in the evening. If you do go, book a window table -- this is further from the chaos. Better yet, buy their recipe book and make your own, turn on your stereo and candles, and find some peace.

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Brazza Gelato & Coffee1846 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Latte on Lonsdale -- the place to go
Submitted Saturday, July 5, 2008 - 2:56pm [Dine in]

Brazza is for good coffee supplemented by all sorts of gelato in an open and welcoming location. Situated in central Lonsdale in NV, this is a great spot to meet friends, work on your computer (free Wi-Fi) or to sit at the window bar and watch the world go by.

I was there when World Cup soccer was on the large screen TV and though it was not Commercial Drive it was fun with lots of noise and drama.

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Citroen Coffee House208 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Dean and Team -- the Best
Submitted Saturday, July 5, 2008 - 12:23pm [Dine in]

I am a fan of this cafe. I visit it regularly during the week because of:

1. Dean, owner and artist, is welcoming and cares about his guests.
2. The coffee is very good.
3. The soups are fantastic and terrific value.
4. Wi-Fi is free so makes for a good office away from the office.
5. Artwork and ambiance is pleasing.
6. Sunday afternoon and Thursday evening music groups.

Liabilities? Hard to find parking sometimes. Dean is keeping the cafe open but will be around less so that he can do more art. He says that the quality will remain the same.

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New management
Saltaire235 15th St., West Vancouver
Deck is a Mixed Blessing
Submitted Saturday, July 5, 2008 - 8:44am [Dine in]

I quite like the ambiance of the restaurant -- nice fireplace and bar, tables well positioned. On our last visit on a sunny evening we sat on the upstairs deck. I felt sorry for the servers (who complained to each other) about the hike from the kitchen to the deck. Food was fair but not particularly good value. Views were terrific as we watched the cruise ships navigating under the Lions Gate bridge. Nothing exceptional from the kitchen this evening and a rather weak wine pairing. Risky choice if you are looking for that special evening. We have had better meals in the past so I won't give up. But there is lots of competition in Ambleside, Dundarave and Park Royal.

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Cafe Crema1495 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver
Crema is the Cream
Submitted Saturday, July 5, 2008 - 8:35am [Dine in]

Kristine and Tarry are the hosts and owners and they love their customers, their store and the privilege of sharing their lives with their coffee drinking friends.

I come 3-4 times a week for their coffee and the collection of people that gather. I also use this as an office away from the office and I am grateful for the free Wi-Fi. (In fact, I am writing this review from my Crema "corner" -- by the fireplace -- early on a Saturday morning.)

What I don't like about Crema? Not much. But it is hard to find a seat on a weekday morning -- this is definitely the "in" gathering place for WV moms, business executives, bicyclers and a potpourri of seawall walkers.

Note -- local art on the walls, free newspapers and very friendly staff.

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Beach House, The150 25th Street, West Vancouver
Summer on the Deck is the Best!
Submitted Saturday, July 5, 2008 - 8:28am [Dine in]

Food -- little exciting coming out of the kitchen.
Service -- servers seem to like themselves a lot.
Value -- lacking.
Ambiance -- well, the view is wonderful and you can walk the WV seawall after coffee or linger on the wharf and watch the sun set.
Recommendation -- start an hour walk from Park Royal along the seawall and end up at the Beach House for appetizers and a glass of chardonnay and then walk back and work off the calories.

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Bay Moorings6330 Bay Street, West Vancouver
Deck is the Best
Submitted Saturday, July 5, 2008 - 8:20am [Dine in]

Mediterranean food that is pretty good (depends a lot on who is in the kitchen). We have visited with these folks many times over the years and we have been satisfied and sometimes delighted. As for most restaurants, the prices keep going up and you can find better value in central WV or NV. But you won't get a view of the Horseshoe Bay harbor anywhere in the Bay. If you are waiting for the ferry to Nanaimo, this is a most convenient location for food, rest and a glass of wine.

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Amici1747 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Amici--Great Mediteranean Food
Submitted Saturday, July 5, 2008 - 8:13am [Dine in]

We have dined here often and consistently found the food, service and attention to detail outstanding. Servers are professional, capable, willing to listen and quick to please.

The prices are reasonable so this makes the restaurant good value and affordable for occasional mid-week splurges. If you check out the website they offer 10% reduction on food from Monday to Thursday.

My father and mother in law frequented Amici and the owner was careful in dividing the dinners without adding extra cost. One evening when my mother in law took my wife and sibs to the restaurant just after her husband had passed away, the owner asked after Dad. When told he had died he bought the full meal for the family. A meaningful gesture and done without swagger.

Recommended.

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Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Wonderful Vancouver View Plus Nothing
Submitted Friday, July 4, 2008 - 11:08pm [Dine in]

Save your money. Make a picnic and go to the viewing deck. Or go to McDonalds and sit in a bus stop. Food was very poor and very expensive. Vancouver has wonderful restaurants and this is not one of them. Or, go up for the view and order coffee.

Caution for tourists. There are lots of ways of viewing Vancouver's wonderful skyline without having to pay $150 (for 2 people) and getting food heated in a microwave.

Obviously I am a dissatisfied camper (eater?)!

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