I came with a party of 8 on a Wednesday night for my best friend's b-day dinner. Even though it was a Wednesday, the restaurant was almost full. The b-day girl has left Vancouver for 2 years for work and since she came back, she has been wanting to go back to The Cannery.
For appys, we had ordered some Caesar salads, oysters, a lobster bisque, and clam chowder. The caesar salad and lobster bisque were okay, nothing special. I had a taste of the clam chowder and thought it was tasty but my friend said it was very sandy at the bottom. The same thing was said about the oysters. We had notified the waiter that we wanted to split the caesar salad and clam chowder so he took the liberty to split the salad and soup in 2 plates/bowls. I thought that was very nice of him.
For the mains, we ordered the special of the night (salmon and halibut combo), steak, salmon wellington, and a lobster. They were all reported to be okay.
Overall, the food was only okay, however, we were very impressed by the service. Our waiter made our night very enjoyable. Besides splitting our appys for easy sharing, he made sure our wines/waters were always topped up, checked on us periodically without being too instrusive, and he had asked the kitchen to split the b-day cake I brought in and decorate each plate with whip cream, strawberry syrup, and fruits making it look like a restaurant dessert. When the bill came, he notified us that a 15% gratuity has been added because we were a party of 8 and that we didn't need to add anymore tips. Despite the 15% gratuity being automatically added, we still received exceptional service, which doesn't happen often at other restaurants.
It was a very enjoyable dinner made extra special by the extrodinary service we received.