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sumilnNorth BurnabySince June 9, 200834 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service4 (3.9)
  • Value3 (3.2)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory5284 Still Creek Ave, Burnaby
Outlet Shopping for chocolate!
Submitted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 2:49pm [Take-out]

Based on the foregoing review, we headed to this outlet on Monday. I knew the head office was here but not till I read this review did I realize that they sold chocolate. Yes, the bags of 'seconds / misshapes' are well worth the value. We stumbled out of there with 6 POUNDS of chocolate for the princely sum of $20. I was extraordinarily popular at the office the following day. They also sell their regular stock out of this venue also which we took advantage of in light of Easter looming on the horizon. Recommend a wee jaunt to this part of Burnaby if you are a fan of chocolate!

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Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar, The905 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
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Submitted Friday, October 25, 2013 - 9:57am [Dine in]

Newest addition to down town. Place looks great - the old Keg Caesar which was sorely in need of an update and has been really beautifully done. Unfortunately we, the patrons, are paying dearly for it. Chum and I had lunch here a day or two after opening. Ordered lunch (sandwich with side each) and a 5 oz glass each of the Poplar Grove Chardonnay (retails at $22 / bottle) at the suggestion of the waitress. Foolishly, we did not actually look at the wine list ourselves. A pleasant enough wine so we each ordered another. Our bill duly arrived, $106+ . The 5 oz glass is $16.00; we paid $64 for a partial bottle of wine. Disappointing to say the least. We will return when they get wind of the fact their patrons are going once, then returning to their usual haunts and passing on this info the wait staff who are / were concerned about this new competition.

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Al Fresco674 Granville Street, Vancouver
Lunch 17 March/08
Submitted Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 11:22am [Dine in]

A friend and I lunched here yesterday and I'd not been here in quite some time. This is a lovely little spot for a quiet chat and a nice light lunch. Their pizzas, soups and sandwiches are reasonable, filling and tasty. I had the Caprese Salad and Sherrie had the Hawaiian pizza, more than she could finish. The waiter has been here for quite some time and is chatty and very funny as well as being reliable and attentive. Though I've never actually tried any of the desserts, the dessert cabinet offers very inviting looking choices... unfortunately I am always full after eating my main course. I'll endeavour to just have dessert the next time I am here!

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Caffe Barney2975 Granville Street, Vancouver
Supper 17 March, 2009
Submitted Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 9:42am [Dine in]

Friend and I dined here prior to attending (the dismal) "Homechild" at the Stanley. Super, funky spot with many veggie choices so I was very happy. Opted for the Spicy Lentil Dahl with Brown Rice & Roti - delish. Jane had beef stew and asparagus... she would have preferred it served a touch warmer but mine was steaming hot. Glass of Red Rooster for $7.00 - not often you can get a glass of wine for that price around the city any more. St Paddy's night, so they'd a band playing but I must admit, I found the ceiling a little low for a rather loud band which made conversation nearly impossible but anyone/anywhere can be forgiven anything for offering a St. Pat's celebration! I really liked this place and the waitress was lovely and helpful.

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Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant670 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Snack after St P. Parade 15 March/08
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:56pm [Dine in]

Hubby and our close friends wended our way here after our 6th annual attendance of the Parade (they are all Irish, I am a Scot so I spent the better part of this rotten snowy day in the Art Gallery!). Not often one stands in a pub in Vancouver but for this one day of the year and so is very reminiscent of pubbing in Ireland - of course, not so smoky, though. Three of us shared the natchos which were lovely and more than enough for two big appetited men and myself and, at $17 quite a steal. Eileen had the shepard's pie which looked delicious and was pronounced as so. There was non-stop entertainment including the British Legion Pipe Band and a most wonderful time was had by all. St. Patrick's appears to bring out the best in folk so everyone was friendly, warm and having an entirely
splendid day!

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Elephant & Castle385 Burrard St, Marine Building, Vancouver
Lunch 12 March/08
Submitted Friday, March 13, 2009 - 9:38am [Dine in]

Enjoyed a lovely lunch here yesterday with friends. We headed over just after one and I think this was a good time as it appeared the lunch rush was over so we were seated immediately. They offer a solid grilled cheese and the burgers (which I myself don't eat) looked really good as both my dining partners chose this feature. The chips are billed as proper British chips but I wasn't particularly keen on them; however, that is simply a personal choice (as an ex-pat they are not what I would consider British chips but no matter). Love the space, typical E&C pubby feel. Took them a long time to return to the down town core and I, for one, am glad they are back. Next trip in I will try the Ploughman's lunch.

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Shark Club Bar & Grill180 West Georgia St, Vancouver
Lunch 7th March/09
Submitted Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 10:16am [Dine in]

A friend and I lunched here on Saturday prior to attending "Toronto, Mississippi" at the Playhouse (excellent, by the way). This is an okay place to sit for a chat over a glass of wine but the food really isn't very good. I've been here a few times and tend to forget that I've never really enjoyed a meal here. Actually, the reason we went this date was because my chum had an Entertainment coupon. Anyway, the service was top notch, and our meals were served quickly but I can't really say that I would come here again. I suppose it is typical chain restaurant fare but doesn't really do much for my palate.

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Havana Restaurant1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Supper 5 March, 2009
Submitted Friday, March 6, 2009 - 10:43am [Dine in]

A group of friends met here last night for supper and a chat. Haven't been here in a while... I really like it. The waitress was super in that she remembered which wine each of us were drinking and was helpful re menu items. I'd the polenta appetizer which was really delicious - it's hard to find really good polenta (yes, I know, that may sound a bit of an oxymoron to many) and more than enough to satisfy my somewhat small appetite. Everyone enjoyed their respective meals. I also enjoy the wee gallery at the back tho' currently the exhibit is a bit limited. The food here is far superior to anything ever experienced in our travels in Cuba but it has to be admitted that food in Cuba is pretty dismal!

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Gallery Cafe and Catering750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Lunch 20 Feb/09
Submitted Friday, February 20, 2009 - 2:47pm [Dine in]

They have done a nice revamp on this place but the food is still a bit off as far as I am concerned. I'd a very odd mushroom soup and a delicious buttermilk lemon square. Their desserts have always been very nice but I've never found a first course that I have been particularly taken with; however, on a sunny Feb day that patio of their's is a really desirable place to be.

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Zefferelli's Spaghetti Joint1136 Robson Street, Vancouver
Lunch 19th Feb/09
Submitted Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 5:25pm [Dine in]

Just back from a delightful luncheon with a friend I don't see often enough. We had much to chat about which the waitress realized and so gave us ample space. When we were ready to order she was over in a flash. Haven't been to this spot in years and I don't know why. It's a super place for a low key no rush lunch and it was like stepping back in time in a good way. Nothing has changed... the narrow stair up to restaurant, the plates on the walls, the lot. I shall endeavour to dine here more often as I used to. Choices are all very reasonable and the food it GOOD. Cheers!

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Saltlik1032 Alberni St, Vancouver
Lunch February 12/09
Submitted Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 4:02pm [Dine in]

I've just returned from a really enjoyable (and to my surprise, extended) lunch at this lovely spot. We were made so welcome, the ambience is so relaxed and my cheese pate with flatbread (lots) was so delicious and our conversation so stimulating that, apparently, the time just slid by me. My dining chum had the salmon salad which she stated she had had before and simply loves. I was impressed with the decor and the fireplace with tables on the landing - will attempt to get this prized dining venue next time as this will very likely become another of my regular lunch spots. Highly recommend it.

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Dockside Restaurant1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Supper January 23, 2009
Submitted Monday, January 26, 2009 - 5:37pm [Dine in]

A friend and I decided to have a meal here prior to attending Theatresports at the Revue (I think we may have outgrown that particular brand of humour; however, that's another story!) My dining chum indulged himself in the DOV menu and had the hot beet salad (yum); artic char which he said was lovely and we shared his turtle cheesecake which was simply dynOmite! I had the grilled watermelon and butter lettuce salad which I thought sounded interesting. I did not know that warm watermelon is not in my realm of enjoyable things to eat... nobody's fault but my own. They are currently upgrading this hotel and the restaurant is currently closed. They are using the lounge/bar as the restaurant. I was very fond of the oak and inlay tile floor and cosiness of this spot on a winter's evening but they appear to be going for a bright new look (ie white floor tiles throughout) which I don't think works in this environment. I suspect this upgrade is in advance of the 2010 Olympics and sincerely hope it works for them. The patio is an obvious dining/drinks choice in the summer.

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Timbre Restaurant2068 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Supper 15 January, 2009
Submitted Friday, January 16, 2009 - 10:12am [Dine in]

Timbre is obviously handling DOV VERY well as a group of us also dined here last night. I've never taken part in DOV before and have purposely stayed away; however, last night's experience completely changed my views. We also got there early at 5 pm and I met the very charming Ryan (manager) and we were very well looked after by the friendly and helpful waitress Megan. The DOV portions were amazingly large in size (I am not a large eater and 3 courses are much more than adequate for me). Two of our party had the elk which they professed terrific; I'd the ravioli which was delicious and light; fourth diner chose off the DOV menu and chose a seafood pot which she very much enjoyed. I shared the enormous chocolate cake as I could not have done it justice. I really enjoyed this little spot and artist McKenzie's acrylic door art high upon the walls are quite simple but spectacular!! Great stuff all 'round.

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Taylor's Crossing Restaurant and Brewpub1035 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Supper 12 January, 2009
Submitted Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 10:07am [Dine in]

A friend from out of town on business and myself met here last night. I'd not been here in over a year and had forgotten what a pleasant place this is for a meal and a chat. I'd the four cheese pizza which was delicious and my friend had the Thai Noodle salad which she LOVED. We sat by the fireplace and were attended to by a sweet young waiter who was very helpful but for the fact that he had difficulty making food suggestions for us as he appears to love all the food served here!! We'd a good laugh with him.

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Delilah's1789 Comox Street, Vancouver
Christmas Gathering Dec 18/08
Submitted Friday, December 19, 2008 - 10:28am [Dine in]

Had not been to Delilah's in a number of years so was a bit dismayed at the negative reviews but was most pleased at the wonderful time we had last evening. Our waiter was helpful and attentive, the food quite superb and the silver Christmas decorations made for a most festive ambiance (got a couple of ideas to add to my own array... always a plus!). The first two red wine choices had run out and this was blamed on the fact that the restaurant is so busy at this time of the year but I'd have thought they would have taken this into account; however, the third choice was available and it was delightful. I am not a martini consumer; however, everyone else at the table did imbibe and pronounced each choice quite delish! As we were guests for this meal, I cannot comment on the value rating but, as stated, I really enjoyed my food.

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Moxie's Classic Grill180 West Georgia, Vancouver
Lunch Sat 13 Dec/08
Submitted Monday, December 15, 2008 - 11:06am [Dine in]

Wow, I'm quite surprised at the number of negative comments about this spot. My friend and I had lunch here prior to attending "The Drowsy Chaperone" (FABULOUS) at the Playhouse. When we walked in I was a touch taken aback as it seemed so boxed in; however, once we were seated and I'd a chance to sit back and absorb my surroundings this became one of things I enjoyed about the restaurant. Our server, Jason, was great fun and very helpful, popped by often and joked with us. Apparantly everyone around us was going to the matinee, as Jason told us, so this opened up chats between us all about previous plays we've seen. I ordered grilled cheese and fries (from the children's menu but it's what I really fancied!), was told this was no problem and came in at the kiddie's price point - I expected a couple of dollars to be added! My friend had the half sandwich and salad and was absolutely full once finished. The 9 oz glasses of wine are pleasant! Told Jason I look forward to seeing him next month as, in future, this will be our preferred dining spot prior to attending at the Playhouse!

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Burgoo3096 Main Street, Vancouver
Supper 4 December 2008
Submitted Friday, December 5, 2008 - 10:13am [Dine in]

Met a group of friends in this funky little spot last night, creates a very homey, warm, cabiny feel in which to dine on the ultimate of comfort foods. I opted for the "mac & cheese" (which I could not finish as was so large, so everyone else helped out and pronounced it delicious!), while 2 others had a lamb dish and another the onion soup. Everyone really enjoyed their meal and our waitress was most attentive, patient and helpful. Two ordered the (huge) sticky toffee pud for afters a bit or two of which I tried and I suspect that next time I go, I will opt for that as my complete meal... lovely stuff!! Highly recommend this spot for warming food during our upcoming Vancouver winter...

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Laguna Blu810 Quayside Drive, #200, New Westminster
Firm Xmas Party Nov 29/08
Submitted Monday, December 1, 2008 - 12:26pm [Dine in]

My husband's firm held their Christmas party here. Quite a good space for 100+ attendees. Food seemed to be nice - antipasto plates set on tables upon arrival. Looked lovely but unfortunately for those of us who do not eat meat everything was piled on plate together (ie olives, cheeses, artichoke hearts together with meat slices). A very pleasant grilled bruschetta arrived shortly after this. Everyone seemed pleased with their meat & vegetable course and there was a pasta option for the likes of me which was quite fine. Must admit, the cheesecake I had for afters was the best bit and enjoyed it quite a lot. Dance floor ample and well laid out for the type of party held. Wait staff a bit off putting as they tended to push in and out without either eye contact or speech. Odd. Lovely view over the river here and the paddlewheeler is done up with Christmas lights so made for a pleasant ambience! Not a place I would attend for a quiet meal; strikes me as better set up for group parties. (As this was a firm party I've no idea re value but cannot submit without rating it somehow so kindly disregard the "decent" I have popped down!)

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Urban Tea Merchant825 Main Street, #G3, West Vancouver
Lunch Nov 24/08
Submitted Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 4:07pm [Dine in]

My mum and I stopped at this delightful cafe for lunch (as we have done before) in the course of shopping at Park Royal. In the past it was cafeteria style which we don't care much for but the food is lovely and tea selection extensive so we continue to visit; however, they have changed now to full service. The fellow who served us was extremely courteous, attentive and knowledgeable about tea and tea service. We purchased a number of packages of tea as he gave us samples to smell, view and taste. Mum had the quiche and I had the Mediterranean Cheese plate, both ample for a light lunch. My corresponding Nanah Morocco tea was superb. The menu offers tea suggestions to go with your meal and a pot of tea of your choice is included in the price of each menu option. Reservations are preferred for full afternoon tea but they will do so on the spot if you are prepared to wait a little longer than usual (I know this as the people who arrived at the table next to us inquired). The staff here are so gentle and polite I can't think anything would be too much trouble for them. I highly recommend this little spot.

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TGI Friday's4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Lunch Nov 15/08
Submitted Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 10:40am [Dine in]

My friend and I headed to TGIF's for lunch after Metrotown shopping and in want of a small meal with glass of wine. We've been here before and it is a decent restaurant; however, I think it is geared more toward families, late teens and early 20-year olds. There is not much choice in this mall for folk wanting wine. Our waiter was helpful and attentive but the goth guy sitting behind us (on his own) started a noisy belligerent conversation on his cell concluding with well I don't want to talk/see you anymore. My friend and I figured this explained why a young guy is hanging out on his own on a Sat pm. His foul language was a bit off (for us) and the kiddie's at other tables. I know this has nothing to do with the restaurant but this was one selfish soul. Bruschetta was delish as was my chum's onion soup. Wine, top notch!!

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