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SelenaVancouverSince July 19, 20085 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (4)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service4.5 (4.4)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance4 (3.8)

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Market by Jean-Georges1115 Alberni Street, 3rd floor, Vancouver
Outstanding food, value, and service!
Submitted Monday, July 6, 2009 - 5:53pm [Dine in]

I love this restaurant! The decor and space is beautiful and people are actually dressed up for dinner which is a nice change for Vancouver. The food is priced really well for what you get and the service we had was perfection.
For starters, I ordered the crab cake with ginger, lime jus and marinated cucumber- asian twist on the classic and it really worked.
For the entree, I had the halibut w/sauteed spinach and garlic lemon broth. It was cooked perfectly and had a nice crust on top-the broth was almost like a cream sauce and we ordered the truffle mashed potatoes which went really well with the fish.
For dessert we had the original lava cake and it was spectacular-salty chocolate slightly crispy crust with melting sweet oozing chocolate with ice cream. It really was the best version I have ever had and it was nice that others I have tasted have not been better than this original one.
The wine was a super value of $44 suggested by the server, a garnacha, that went superbly with our meals. I also started the evening with a basil/ginger mojito which was a refreshing apertif that had the right amount of ginger to basil so that neither overpowered the other.
The only disappointment of the night was that the lobster dish was sold out and our server said that it usually sells out by about 8ish so when I go there again in a few weeks I am going to see if I can reserve one to make sure I don't miss out this time!

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L'Altro Buca1906 Haro Street, Vancouver
Less than we expected
Submitted Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 3:19pm [Dine in]

My husband and I dined there last night. We had a read a great review by Alexandra Gill in the globe and mail so were expecting it to be pretty good. We ordered cocktails, starters, entrees and dessert.

For starters my husband ordered the special, which was cauliflower soup. It was good, tasted like it had been garnished wih truffle oil and had a mixture of nuts on top. I had the the bufalo mozzarella which was ok. The tomato was a canned tomato consistency. It was supposed to be that way I guess but I prefer fresh tomatoes and the cheese was not as good as what you would find at Cioppino's or even La Terrazza.

For our entree, my husband had a pasta dish of garganelli with scallops. It was not very good and arrived lukewarm. The dish lacked flavor and tasted like something you could get at cheapo italian restaurant (not that cheap isn't good-you know what I mean). I had high hopes for my king crab risotto. The crab was generous BUT the dish was lacking in that I think they forgot to add cream and cheese to it. The consistency was not creamy but was more like steamed rice with too much parlsey. Alll I could taste was rice, crab, and parsely. I have ordered risotto in many restaurants and it has never tasted this way so I definitely think they must have dropped the ball somewhere as I don't think they even meant it to taste like this.

Dessert was panacotta for my husband and flourless chocolate cake for me. We both enjoyed our desserts and they were taken off the bill as we had experienced a 45 min delay between getting our starters and entrees which was nice gesture.

Ambience was of a neighbourhood restaurant. Very nice and warm feeling to it. The service was warm and freindly also. My husband would like to go and try one more time in a few months in case it was just a bad night.

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YEW Restaurant + Bar791 West Georgia, Vancouver
Excellent breakfast and dinner
Submitted Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 9:20am [Dine in]

I have been to the Yew twice for dinner and at least 5 times for breakfast and never had a bad experience with the food or service. Both the quality and service are consistent and I would say that the Yew is one of the better restaurants in Vancouver.

For breakfast, I have had the omelette, pastries, and chicken sausage (excellent) and all were outstanding. My 2 year old daughter loves the restaurant because of the crayons and twist tie type toys they give her on every visit (we only take her for breakfast not dinner:). The service is amazing and your coffee cup is never empty.

For dinner, my husband and I have tried the risotto, soup, salad, mussels, a vegetarian pasta dish and halibut and all of them were perfection. The candied almonds and homemade truffles are a nice touch at the end of the meal.

I will definitely continue to eat at the Yew and highly recommend to anyone looking for a solid dining experience.

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Moderne Burger2507 West Broadway St., Vancouver
Is it just me or was the food better before the renovation?
Submitted Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 8:59am [Dine in]

My husband and I LOVED moderne burger before the renovations. The buns were fresh and the patty was large, juicy, and flavorful. If I had reviewed them back then I would have given a 4 for every rating. However, since re-opening the veggie burger patty has completely changed and the steak patty is half the size of what it used to be and doesn't taste as good as it used to. I am not sure why this has happened...I would say the food is quite average and the service and space very nice. We will not be eating there again and will probably head to white spot next time we are out for a burger.

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Papa Dave's Pizza820 20th Street, New Westminster
Excellent delivery pizza and excellent service
Submitted Friday, July 18, 2008 - 9:35pm [Dine in]

Best pizza for delivery in New West. When I called to place the order and gave my address, the woman who answered the phone asked me if I had ever ordered from them before as she didn't recognize the address. When I told her that we had never ordered from there before she said it would not be the last time and would make sure of that by sending us a great pizza. She did not disappoint. The pizza was full of toppings and had a great toasty crust. She also sent us a free sample (very large) of spaghetti, which was also very good. I would definitely recommend ordering pizza from here. I have tried most of the pizza delivery restaurants in New West and this was by far the best.

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