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slimy_yet_satisfyingVancouverSince October 14, 20096 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3 (3.2)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 Reviews Found
Domenico's5625 East Hasting Street, Burnaby
worth a second try
Submitted Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 3:27pm [Dine in]

nestled away from the bulk of the Italian restaurants in the Heights lies this quaint pasta place and it was definitely good.

food: they have a fair selection of pastas, pizzas an antipastos although to me, there wasn't anything on there that isn't available at any other Italian restaurant. prices were standard but i found portions to be generous. taste great but nothing extraordinary.

ambiance: decor inside seems kinda old and rustic. i noticed no music playing at all until near the end of the night, i realized the chefs in the back had tuned into the canucks game (which i couldn't hear) and then switched back when it was over. otherwise, eerily silent.

service: nice but not as attentive as could be but we'll give her the benefit of the doubt since she was new although other than us and another table, there was no one else to serve.

i'd give it another shot

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Century Restaurant & Bar432 Richards Street, Vancouver
Excellent food and service
Submitted Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 6:11pm [Dine in]

came for a party and the entire restaurant was booked for 50+. The reservation was made for 7 but the last ppl only arrived near 8:30pm. Normally this woulc not go well with the manager and servers but they were extremely patient, courteous and understanding.

We chose from a set menu and I had a tortilla soup which was interesting but still very delectable. For the main, a mushroom stuffed chicken which was alright, but my friend had the ribeye steak and that was unbelievably good! It was cooked perfectly and so mouth-watering. For those wondering, you also get free bread with this tasty jalapeno butter. Servers were ready to take away dirty plates, fill up water and replenish bread while the bartenders were on top of things with the drink orders.

Desserts were good but nothing that made it stick out from other places.

For such a large party, I was surprised to see no automatic gratuity on the separate bills. Tipped accordingly given the excellent service.

They also have a club upstairs called Heist which is pretty small but that's another story.

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Wild Garlic Bistro792 Denman St., Vancouver
absolute gem on denman
Submitted Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 5:49pm [Dine in]

been here numerous times for lunch and dinner but am finally going to write a review.

Their brunch/lunch menus are extremely tasty and better yet, they are a great value. I usually stick with the bacon&avocado benny and it is awesome. Their garlic and camembert cheese fondue is also to die for. I usually leave extremely satisfied.

The place is a little small but cozy and perfect for an intimate evening. It's trendy and very welcoming. It's generally ideal to get a number of small plates to share. I've had dinner for two here and I've always spent around $50. For late snackers, I also believe they have 10% off on Friday nights after 10pm.

Their service is extremely attentive and welcoming. Water re-fills are constant and it's nice to be checked on during your meal.

A little far from the downtown core but definitely worth the trip!

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Lombardo's Ristorante and Pizzeria1641 Commercial, #120, Vancouver
terrible waitress
Submitted Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 5:20pm [Dine in]

located in a mall complex and noticed an "outdoor" setting. With all the other outdoor patio restaurants on the drive, i thought it was a little tacky.

reserved for a large party of approx 18 on a non-busy night and the waitress was on our case about having 2 ppl arrive late and them losing business for having an open table... seriously!?

when we wanted to order, she snapped at us and said she'd get drinks first. One of our friends who ordered wine got glass with water drips and stains on it. During the night, I had to keep asking for water re-fills. When we finally did order food, she had to repeat all the orders...

Food was only ok (I had a pizza) but expensive for its value and nothing our of the ordinary which makes it worse than it really is.

Worst part was at the end of the night, we got an automatic 18% gratuity. I understand that we had a large party but an automatic tip does not mean you can act snobby and not care about your customers.

Worst part of the night was when we paid, she blatantly asked us if she could count the money in front of us. That was probably the worst service I've ever received in my life. Save your money for other more desirable places on the drive. You can't get any worse than this.

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Cannery Seafood House, The2205 Commissioner Street, Vancouver
rare case of bad service
Submitted Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 4:48pm [Dine in]

Was here for buddy's birthday. Party of 10 with reservations at 8 and waited about 10 minutes, no problem.

Were seated, greeted, given water and the specials and then our waiter disappeared for the next 20 minutes... we had to flag him in order to get our orders taken.

Ordered some appetizers and our mains. Appetizers arrived in 10 minutes and we had bread to tide over the time. However, we did not receive our main course until 10! Had the salmon wellington and I thought it was pretty good. Others around said theirs was a tad dry, perhaps that has something to do with my dish coming 5 minutes later than others.

Overall, a great night of food marred by a long wait time for food and a seemingly unattentive waiter.

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Cocolo1926 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Not worth the price
Submitted Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 3:45pm [Dine in]

so I've been here a twice for lunch and both times have left disappointed and will probably never return.

Food: they have lunch box specials which are a bit pricier than other places but the food is definitely sub-par. Constants are veggie tempura, miso soup, "small tapas" and the main. The tempura were extremely thin strips and soggy. Miso soup is an interesting mix unlike miso soup you'd normally get - lots of veggies inside but it wasn't smooth to drink but my Japanese friends liked it more than the normal miso soups you get. Small tapas were actually two bite-size pieces of fish that aren't even worth advertising for. I had the teriyaki chicken tasted like pan-fried chicken with soya sauce. One had the mackerel which was surprisingly big and decent. The other had the cold udon which was pretty bland. I would highly recommend NOT getting Cocolo sushi unless you want to feel ripped off for two toonie-size pieces of sushi and really... $4 for 2 pieces? I really didn't taste the difference between theirs and normal sushi. The desserts were extremely small and really not worth the price. i did like the NY Yaki Imo though.

Ambiance: Really quiet during lunch hour but overlooks West 4th. The decor inside is nice and colors are nice on the eyes. There's also parking the back albeit in a tight area.

Service: Greeted at the door. Servers were quick, courteous and attentive. They also thanked us as we left.

If only the food was better, I'd return. I really did want to like this place though.

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