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SoupGuyunknownSince October 11, 20084 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Value2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 Reviews Found
Pear Tree, The4120 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Best of the Best in Burnaby!
Submitted Monday, January 21, 2013 - 10:51pm [Dine in]

This place is simply amazing. We had the signature 5 course tasting menu and every dish was progressively better, tasted and prepared differently. The potato foam, from seemingly humble beginnings was transformed into a princely creation. The braised short rib melted with the touch of the fork. The service was also outstanding with a very attentive and informative wait staff. We are looking forward to going back again.

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Poor Italian Trattoria & Ristorante3296 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Poor Italian, a poor choice for dine out 2013
Submitted Monday, January 21, 2013 - 10:38pm [Dine in]

We had heard good reviews from friends and co-workers with the food, ambiance and service. They got 1/3 correct, the ambiance is terrific, good table size, layout and plenty of room to stretch. We decided to try the dine out for $38. The service was lackluster at best, as the host was nonchalant and the waitress and disinterested. Considering it was a Sunday night and we were in high spirits, it did not bother us. Our first plates were the beef carpaccio and caprese salad, both came out very quickly. The beef disintegrated on contact and over salted. This had been prepared in advance and was sitting in the fridge somewhere for way too long. The caprese was ok and again over salted. The entrees selected were the sablefish and seafood pasta. The sablefish was warm, not hot as freshly cooked seafood should be. My wife's tiger prawns, even though they were large, came out raw. Again, both entrees came out less than 5 minutes after the appetizer. The only saving grace were the desserts, the tiramisu was the best dish. For what we paid for, we could have ordered from the regular menu and actually got some freshly cooked Italian food, the way it should be done. Instead, we ended up with overpriced and underwhelming food. I could think of a multitude of other restaurants in the same price category with better value and quality.

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Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe, The850 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Service without a Smile, with 'Cakeage' Fee
Submitted Friday, June 11, 2010 - 9:30pm [Dine in]

Our group of 17 had recently made a visit to the nearby jaunt to celebrate a much deserved birthday party. We did not have any expectations upon arrival, as the joint had changed hands 3 times in the past 3 years. As our group convened, we began with our drink orders, which was disappointing, as they only had 'local' beer. To our surprise, they actually ran out of a particular beer. This is surprising, considering their beer selection could be counted with 2 hands. We ordered a variety of cheeses, which was quite satisfying until the main course came, the pork belly is a write off, unless you like the taste of the ocean. Extra salty to make up for the dry protein. The final course however was where the stool hits the fan. We had brought in a DQ cake, valued at $35, to our very unpleasant surprise, their was a $5 'Cakeage' fee. Now, we ain't sticklers to forking out for this, but we had 17 in the group! Yes thats 17X5, more than double the cost of the cake! WTF! We only wanted an explanation, but the floor manager was too shy? chicken? incompetent? whichever the case to explain in a diplomatic manner the source of the fee. Instead, we were treated like a group of whiners and were given a $5 refund, without as much as a word. Its not about the $$, which I gladly forgo, but the principle. We will not be going back to this place.

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Jang Mo Jib1719 Robson Street, Vancouver
Service on a severe decline..
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 5:38pm [Dine in]

This had been a staple of traditional Korean cuisine for myself and friends for many years. Its very disappointing to see such a well establish name going down the slippery slope of a has-been restaurant. The service level is less than stellar on our last several visits. Their business model is based on maximizing on filled seats, rather than customer service. Many a times, we were asked to wait for 10-15 minutes, because they didn't want to seat 2 on a 4 person table. There are many other good Korean restaurants along the Robson strip, who serve similar and better entrees with emphasis on service.

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