Submitted Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 4:08pm [Dine in]
I went to Feenie's about a year ago and had some excellent burgers. Just went there today and I must say I was really unimpressed with the service & food.
It didn't start off too well; the place was fairly empty when we arrived yet it still took the hostess & a couple of servers at least 7 minutes to confer on where to seat us. When they did they squeezed us at a table too small for us and as a result the servers kept running into my chair all afternoon.
We ordered promptly and then waited...and waited some more. All the while 2 other tables seated after us had ordered the same thing as us and recieved their food. Our server came back and put the tray of condiments on the table and I assumed our food was coming shortly. Not so. So half an hour past and no one had come to tell us what was taking so long. Finally, we managed to flag down our aloof server who came back to tell us that there was a sudden order of burgers in the kitchen and not enough room on the grill. Okay. 15 minutes later 3 out of our 5 dishes came out and the rest came after everyone was half-way through their meals. Worse, the feenie burgers were dry and definitely not up to par as one of the best burgers in Vancouver. The manager apologized for the wait, but didn't make any concessions when the bill came out.
All in all, I think I would have fared better going to the White Spot across the street.
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Submitted Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 2:34am [Dine in]
Discovered this place looking for a late night snack in East Van. It's a friendly little joint which feels like a place you'd want to hang out in, play some cards, have a few drinks and of course some food. And the other patrons were actually doing so. But even at that it's not a seedy pub-like restaurant at all. Instead it's well-lit, clean, quiet, casual, & welcoming. The servers were friendly and offered suggestions enthusiastically.
The selection of robata is fairly large, but the selection of sushi is pretty standard, albeit limited. The a la carte & combos were all decently priced; my boyfriend and I had udon, 2 pcs salmon sushi, 1 california roll, chicken terriyaki, tempura, miso soup, & salad for less than $20. The food is pretty decent as well; it's a lot better than most places that offer similar fare at the same price. I'd say the cooked food here is probably your best bet.
It's in my neighbourhood so I'll definitely come back when I want some food and some good times.
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Submitted Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 8:41pm [Dine in]
After reading the previous reviews I was a little skeptical of coming here with my family after graduation. Luckily I had a good experience. Our server was friendly and prompt & the ambiance was beautiful; hip decor & a fantastic view of Kits Beach.
The appetizers - rock salt shrimp & mussles were plenty to share among 4 people and very tasty. The shrimp were crisp and a little spicy and the mussles were nice and tender. At this point I was actually full but there was more to come; the entrees (snapper, steak, cheese tart) were good by default, but nothing too memorable or exciting. The desserts on the other hand were lovely. The sorbet was a sampler of 4 fruity & refreshing flavours and the chocolate-raspberry mouse cake was perfectly smooth.
I'll definitely go back when I'm at Kits Beach later this summer.
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Submitted Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 6:11pm [Dine in]
In a moment of spontaniety I went here with my boyfriend on a Thursday night. We got in without any wait and were seated in the cushioned room (they will ask you remove your shoes). I'm a bit of a clean freak so I was a little apprehensive of sitting on the cushions but I can assure you that I had no qualms about this place.
The prices are pretty good considering the amount of food. This was my first time eating Afghan & I love eggplant so I was happy to try the BADENJAN BORANI. It's quite a rich, creamy dish which wan't what I was expecting but it was good nonetheless. I've had more tender beef stew elsewhere, but the flavour wasn't bad. You also get a nice selection of sides with pretty much every meal.
As for service, our waiter wasn't the most attentive - it was difficult to wave him down even though we were pretty much the only people in the restaurant at the time.
I would definitely go back for another romatic night out & a heck of a lot of exotic food!
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