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snapdragonVancouverSince June 29, 20056 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.5)

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Rasputin Russian Cuisine457 West Broadway, Vancouver
Hmmm
Submitted Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 11:30am [Dine in]

Our evening at Rasputin was very strange. Odd music, odd environment.

Avoid this place if you are a vegetarian. Their idea of a special meal for vegetarians consists of a mound of rice with some steamed veggies on top. Pretty boring.

We haven't been to Rasputin in several years. Maybe they've improved since we visited.

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Raincity Grill1193 Denman Street, Vancouver
Great place to dine outside
Submitted Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 11:26am [Dine in]

Go when you're passing by and you spot an empty table on the patio, or when you've reserved an outside table. This place has a stunning view of English Bay, so it's just the place to dine when you want to watch the fireworks or the sunset.

The food is very good. The food doesn't quite justify the price, though - if I wanted just a fancy meal, I would go elsewhere for the best value. If I'm going to spend that much money I might as well go to one of the places where the food is outstanding.

So yes. Good food, a bit overpriced, nice view. Heated patio.

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New management
Cafe De Paris751 Denman, Vancouver
Just Excellent
Submitted Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 11:19am [Dine in]

This is not where you go when you want a cheap dinner. However, it is the place to go when you want a treat: everything done right, and excellent, excellent food. I love this place.

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Delilah's1789 Comox Street, Vancouver
Not for me
Submitted Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 11:16am [Dine in]

It was a busy night at Delilah's when we dined there, which was unfortunate in terms of service. My soup arrived, the waiter vanished, and then I discovered - oops, no soup spoon. And the wine we ordered arrived near the end of our meal, instead of at the beginning. Damn. (We were given one round of free drinks to compensate for the wine arriving so late.)

To be fair, the night we ate at Delilah's was the restaurant's 20th anniversary - a bit of a celebration for them - and so they were perhaps busier than normal. We would never have gone there had we known what they had planned as a celebration.

We wanted good food, and a chance to visit with our friends in peace. The food was ok, though a bit pricey for what we got. The wine was good, when it finally arrived.

What we didn't like was the entertainment. They had a drag queen dressed up as Julie Andrews, and several times during the meal "she" would lip synch to a song from The Sound of Music while dancing around the restaurant, between the tables. It was loud, terribly distracting, and just not our cup of tea at all. How do you feel about having a drag queen put her arm around you while saying "I've got my eye on you, cutie!" or something like that? If all this is your idea of fun, you might love the atmosphere and attitude at Delilahs. We wanted to be left in peace to eat our meal and visit with our friends, so the drag queen bit didn't do it for us at all.

The place was *very* loud, and with a large crowd of drinkers milling about between the tables and the washroom, I wondered if the place complied with fire regulations. I mean, it was totally packed.

If you don't mind shouting a bit to converse with your friends, if you love crowds and flavoured martinis, if the celebration I've described above sounds like a good thing to you - well then, you might just love this place.

I won't go back.

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Mill Marine Bistro, The1199 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
We thought it sucked
Submitted Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 2:25am [Dine in]

The good thing about this place is the view. You can sit outside and watch people walk along the seawall, and beyond that, you can stare at the ocean and across to the North Shore mountains. That part is excellent.

The not so good part? How do you feel about listening to some stupid radio station, turned up way too loud, all the way through your meal? That certainly ruined the feel of the place for us. Why don't they play some classical music - or something nice in any genre? I can't imagine why they would choose to go with a crappy music station, which came complete with annoying advertising.

Also not so good: the food. I had a caprese salad (you know, the one with tomatoes and bocconcini cheese) and the bocconcini was old and rubbery. If the bocconcini in my fridge was that old, I'd throw it out and go buy some new stuff. We had a few other things, too. Ok, but not worth the price, we thought.

Now, if you don't mind the loud music station, if you're just wanting something to drink and a snack near the sea, you might love this place. We were hoping for a peaceful dinner involving good food, and were disappointed.

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Taste of India Restaurant, A1282 Robson Street, Vancouver
Excellent value for Indian food
Submitted Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 2:17am [Dine in]

We eat at this place at least once a week - it's that good. There are so many good things to eat here that it's hard to decide what to suggest to you! The butter chicken is excellent. There are many tasty vegetarian choices. In fact, it would be hard to go wrong here. Recommended.

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