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simonjesterYaletownSince October 22, 20075 Reviews
Average Rating
2 (2)
  • Food2 (1.8)
  • Service2 (1.8)
  • Value1.5 (1.5)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.3)

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Sushi Maro1168 Hamilton Street, #101, Vancouver
Terrible service. Don't order take out or delivery ever!
Submitted Friday, August 12, 2011 - 2:53pm [Take-out]

This place use to be a weekly habit until about a year ago because when we'd phone ahead for takeout, it wouldn't be ready. They'd say it would be 15 minutes and you'd still wait around for another 10 minutes after that for a simple three roll special. So, we just stopped ordering. But, a month ago, I decided to order delivery to avoid the in-restaurant wait. An hour and 45 minutes and two follow-up phone calls later, my order shows up complete with cold saggy tempura. I live across the street!!!! So, one more chance I decide to give them. I call for pick up. 20 minutes they say. I show up in 25 minutes, pay and then sit for another 25 minutes because they hadn't even bothered to put my order in. I'll walk two extra blocks and order from somewhere else. They have lost my business. And I used to tip minimum 20 percent too. Don't waste your time. Go somewhere else.

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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Great Deck, Salty Food, Dismal Service
Submitted Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 5:10pm [Dine in]

Nothing went right with our Wednesday lunch. The obvious trainee sat us at a the wrong table, didn’t provide menus, and when they did finally arrive via a different server it was a further 10 minutes until anyone asked us if we wanted a drink. By the time they did we were ready to order. Our drinks were drained by the time our first course arrived 30 minutes later and I was never asked if I would like another. The salad and the chowder were good, but the pasta with prawns and scallops in marinara sauce was so salty that if it weren’t for the water, as still no one had asked me if I would like another drink, I would have some serious blood pressure issue. 1 hour and forty minutes to get a simple meal is completely unacceptable. We left no tip. And I won’t be back.

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Railway Club579 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver
Value and Atmosphere
Submitted Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 10:50am [Dine in]

This is my favourite lunch spot and the place I take people from out of town for a unique slice of Vancouver. The RC has a long history as a music venue, but during the day, it serves one of the best values around. It’s also a great place for people watching from the second floor at Seymour and Dunsmuir. The atmosphere is warm, with ornate wood throughout the three separate rooms and the staff is always pleasant. There’s an outdoor smoking patio as well.(But don’t you think you should quit?) It's a little hard to compare the service with other restaurants as it is self-serve for both drinks and food. For the kitchen, you order, pay, take a number and the server come by with you food a short time later. This is pretty basic pub fare: burgers, salads, wraps, etc., but it’s done very well and the prices for most items is below $10. There’s a different soup everyday and some days it’s incredible. The RC also features three lunch specials daily that are hard to beat for value. The burgers are one reason I go back. The California burger is my choice. Can’t do a burger, then try the cob salad. For those who like their beer there is a wide variety on tap including a good selection of micro breweries. And where else can you get a 15-year-old single malt for under $8? Can you believe it?

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Atlantic Trap & Gill, The118 Robson St, Vancouver
Why Bother
Submitted Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 11:20pm [Dine in]

I've eaten twice there now and I'll never go again. The first time on my own I had a tuna burger that had a big piece of gristle running through it. The second time I brought a companion. I ordered steak, she ordered fish and chips, which you’d expect a place calling itself something fish related would do well. No. The fish was burnt and the chips greasy and soggy. And lucky me, my steak had a gristle running through. Coincidence? Or just inferior suppliers? Not only that. We were fairly close to the bar, and the staff were having loud, less-than-appropriate conversation. When they realized what they were doing, one of looked at us and said, “Don’t mind us, we’re from the Maritimes, we’re just white trash.” Cute. Just what I wanted to hear from people serving me drinks and food. In fairness, they were friendly and the service was quick, but their conversation and the food completely spoiled the experience. So, I won’t be going again.

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Yaletown Brewing Co1111 Mainland St., Vancouver
Never Will I go again.
Submitted Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 11:18pm [Dine in]

Three of us walked in on an early Sunday evening. The place was busy but not completely full, but eating was tight. There were at least a dozen of so empty seats, but when you would go to sit down, the people on the long bars or neighbouring table would say they were saving them for someone. We went to the bar there were three stools. One on one side of the self serve area and two on the other. We weren't blocking the self serve area. We waited for ten minutes to get served and the bartender comes over and says, "You can't sit there." Not what can I get you? Or, can I help you find seats? Or maybe can we seat you at the restaurant bar? It was just rude. Then I said to him that perhaps the staff could ensure people had a place to sit if others were not aloud to "reserve" whole sections for their friends who were not actually there. I was dismissed with a "Have a nice night." You know what, we did. At a bar not owned by the Mark James Group and the server got a 20 % tip because we received prompt and polite service. I'll never go to the Yaletown Brewing Company ever again. And I will tell eveyone I know not to go either.

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