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Rocky_Vancouvervancouver, westendSince February 4, 200713 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Value3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 13 of 13 Reviews Found
Jules Casual French Bistro216 Abbott Street, Vancouver
Regarding the review below.
Submitted Friday, September 2, 2011 - 10:30am [Dine in]

I believe that Gagnon has not been associated with this restaurant in some years.

I do however agree with you about some waiters and the front of house at this location. More than once we have have encounterd the rude, often flustered man matching your description who thinks he can do no wrong. When you start your dining experience so far down, it's really hard to make up.

Food is good enough, however, with a number of brasserie type restaurants around town you are better off to avoid this gentleman and enjoy better food elsewhere.

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Sylvia's Restaurant & Lounge1154 Gilford Street, Vancouver
Food was pretty good - service just horrible...HORRIBLE!
Submitted Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 9:39pm [Dine in]

food - broccoli soup was glutenous, thickened with too much flour, tasted like yesterday's corn chowder with broc. added.

steak - cooked nicely - actually very good, accompanying vegetables all very good.

Service was bad! Sat away from most of the other tables and promptly forgotten. Water glasses sat unfilled, dirty appetizer plates sat on the table, main course took close to an hour to come, never checked to see how our meal was...it went on and on. Dinner took about 2 1/4 hrs....we weren't really 'dining' Service was the downfall of the meal!

BAD!

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Bin 942 Tapas Parlour1521 W. Broadway, Vancouver
So Bad, Such a Sham!
Submitted Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 8:56am [Dine in]

We went here last night and had only a couple of dishes. A risotto dish and the portabello mushroom dish. Unfortunately, they were both horrible - and definitely did not live up to the description on the menu! The risotto was overpowered by some kind of cheese flavour - you couldn't really taste anything else (esp.the prawn. The second dish was NO BETTER, it had no flavour and was very greasy. We really should have sent them both back but because the portions are so small that one two people taste them over half the dish is gone!

The prices were just ridiculous - $16 each for these plates. They are supposed to be sharing plates but the are tiny - you really can't share them. The risotto dish offered about three spoons each. IF (huge IF) the food was worth eating, it would cost over $150 to feel just a little full. Value Rating should really be zero b/c the portions of food (even if BAD) are so small! Even the mark-up on wine seems a little high, but whatever.

The staff weren't bad,...just didn't seem interested or happy to be there. I don't blame them really - I wouldn't be want to have to smile and try to represent the restaurant carrying food like that. I feel bad for the servers.

Anyway, because our first two choices were so bad - and such a rip off we decided cut this experience short. We paid, a left for a better choice.

Vancouver has so many good restaurants. I don't know why this place still exists.

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Nuba207B West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Nuba is great!
Submitted Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 12:44pm [Dine in]

Went into Nuba's new location at Hastings and Cambie last night and it was FANSTASTIC.

Rather than having entrees we sampled what I think was every appetizer on the menu. All tasted fresh and delicious. All choices were light and seasoned very nicely. It's nice to feel full but not feel bloated, or loaded down with grease. One positive for many is that several of the dishes were Veggie/Vegan. I would not hestitate to order anything again.

Looking at the entrees I think things would be great and are a very good value (beef tenderloin under $20 etc.)

Innovative drinks that were very good. Could maybe have a couple more choices.

Service was good.

Having been to the mouse and the bean (old restaurant at this location) previously the difference in the room is remarkable. It is very nicely put together, clean functional and well lit. It will be a fantastic nightspot once it get to be a little more known as such.

Will go back soon!

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La Brasserie1091 Davie Street, Vancouver
Service is good....everything else, not bad.
Submitted Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 12:26pm [Dine in]

I've been here two time now and both times I would have to say: just not bad. Not Super. Honestly I expect a little better. Maybe b/c of other similar restaurants (Les Fax Bourgeious for example) opening recently and Jules a more long standiing option, I've come to expect too much.

Let's start out with the positives. The waitstaff are good and were quick to suggest wines and/or respond to requests.

Food was not overly memorable:
French Onion Soup - sort of lacked flavour, and was not that hot.

Steak Frites - Steak was on the tougher side and the fries were not as crispy as I would have hoped./ Roast Pork - Pretty good, but a little fatty. They serve this with a weird starch - sort of a gnochhi, potato thing which was very gluey.
The one desert I did have was the highlight if my meal...but not available the second time I went.

The way they price the wine is sort of expensive. Glass value x 5.

Ambiance is not bad, although because they have no sort of waiting area people end up standing in the middle of the restaurant looking at you in the hopes that you will speed up your exit.

It is nice to have this restaurant closer to home but I think if I was looking forward to a "brasserie-type' meal and I wasn't starving I would likely travel to a more solid choice.

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Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro663 E 15th Ave, Vancouver
This place is AWESOME!
Submitted Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 2:45pm [Dine in]

I have been here two times since it opened just over a month ago. I thought maybe I was a bit lucky to have it so good the first time I went.

The food each time that I have been has been fantastic! I had the french onion soup for my starter....it was so rich and hearty and not too, too salty. The steak and fries are some of the I have had in Vancouver, and cooked exactly how I asked for it. The duck confit was moist and flavourful. I have had the lemon tart and the choclate mousse for desert. Both were good, but the crust on the tart was just slightly tough. It was still very nice tasting though.

I am interested to see what else the restaurant will offer as specials as the place 'matures'.

The service for me has alsways been fast and friendly. The staff are knowledgable about the wines and the food. It seems as if the like to work there as they are always laughing and quick with a smile.

What I truly love about this place is the room itself. I love the warmth of the wood...and the classic lighting. Everything seems so cozy and well thought out. The bar is great.

I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anybody I know. I believe the quality of food is among the highest in the city. I look forward to going again and again.

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Tequila Kitchen1043 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Expected much better. It was disappointing!
Submitted Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 3:46pm [Dine in]

We went here with some friends after reading and hearing several good reviews of the restaurant. We decided to have several different 'botanas' perhaps we should have had actual plates but figured a lot of small plates would give us a good representation of the menu.

The pork tacos were very good, however few of the other dishes stood out. The gaucamole (sp) was very bland and the salsas while fresh were not any better than what you make at home. The ceviche had a good fresh taste but had nothing to really put it over the top...it was just sort of a 'whatever dish'. We had a couple other dishes but I cannot even remember what they were

For a Friday evening the place was not at all busy...our table counted upwards of 10 staff on the floor/in the kitchen. Too many! It made you feel kind of nervous while eating.

The worst thing is that even though we were likely going to order another bottle of wine we never had the opportunity. They brought the bill without asking if we needed anything more. We promptly paid, and continued our evening at another place.

It's too bad...I was really excited to try this place, and I like to see people do well when they've put work into something, but it needs to improve a lot before I go back.

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Khunnai Chang Thai Cuisine835 Denman St., Vancouver
So happy to have this nearby
Submitted Monday, July 21, 2008 - 7:47am [Dine in]

Among the several (not so stunning) restaurants on Denman sits this little gem.

The dishes we've had have been great! They have all been great, very subtle flavors that combine perfectly. We went for the standards: Red Chicken Curry, Phad Thai, Spring Rolls etc, but, look forward to finding new favourites from the menu.

The service is good too. We never had to wait for a thing and the water glass was always full. The proprietors and friendly, and I would not hesitate to take any of there recommendations.

Nothing was overly expensive although portions could be just a little bigger. I would not worry too much about that, I'm a big eater and love leftovers!

Room is small, and clean and has the various things that one would associate with Thailand.

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Real1795 Pendrell Street, Vancouver
Not Good
Submitted Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 8:06pm [Dine in]

We recently ordered take-out from Real.

It was very greasy, the noodles, and the spring rolls had a slick film that sat hard on in our stomachs. The lemon chicken was lacking flavour and it didn't seem like good cuts of chicken, and the all the lemon rinds made it messy to eat. The Gailan w/garlic was overcooked and mushy.

It was very disappointing, the previous review were good.

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Calling Public House, The1780 Davie Street, Vancouver
Great little pub
Submitted Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 10:04am [Dine in]

Only a quick lunch at a local pub so not much to say about this place...it was great for what it is.
Good Service- they were very cheery and brought things propmtly
Good Specials - steak and fries for $9 - you can't go wrong.
Good Food - better than I expected, but sort of 'peppery'.
With summer on its way it also has Awesome views of English Bay.

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Pinky's Steakhouse & Cocktail Lounge1265 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
This place shouldn't last
Submitted Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 9:51am [Dine in]

Happily the steaks and other food were pretty good. The steaks were at least cooked properly,which really shouldn't be an issue, but often is. We also ordered the cheese to and that was good.

The fries this place uses are really sub-par and honestly reminds me of Macdonald's. I just expect better when you're paying $25-30 for an entree. We also ordered a side of baked beans just to see what they would be like, they were cold and were ovrloaded with spice.

The service was NOT great at all. We were into the restaurant pretty early - they weren't really set up yet, and even though they were not busy, we had trouble getting service. As our meal arrived the restaurant filled and we were totally lost in the mix. With all of these people coming in the staff just seemed disorganized and unable to handle it. At this point we had to ask for absolutely everything.

Steakhouses are always a little cheesy - with the overstuffed chairs, and leather etc, but this place took it to the next level with a huge 'ROCKSTAR' sign over the kitchen. What does that even mean? Also, turn off the TV during dinner.

I can see this restaurant trying to be a less expensive alternative to Gotham or Morton's. That being said there are still better places in town for steak (and fries).

We gave it a try, we won't be back

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Bamboo Terrace1725 Davie St., Vancouver
we're done with this place
Submitted Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 9:01pm [Dine in]

must confess we've never been to the restaurant but always had delivery. Honestly, it was okay food, but it was never hot when it got to the door. Because we have yet to find a really great place this was always our 'fall back'. we tried again tonight, after 1h20min of waiting we canceled our order...we are done.

For anybody wanting to order in the future, the restaurant would do well to put somebody on the phone who is a stronger communicator.

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Gyoza King1508 Robson Street, Vancouver
GK is good at what it does
Submitted Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 8:41am [Dine in]

I've been here a few times,and I think Gyoza King is a pretty good little place. A little less 'showy' than Guu right down the street. Weird comment, but I also find Guu too loud.
GK food is tasty and fresh. I don't understand the comments about price...a friend and I were full at about $20/person and that includes tip and beer. I guess it really depends on what you order.

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