I've been to George twice now...would be 3 but the place was so packed at 10 pm on a thursday nite that they weren't letting anyone in. There's a real absence of modern loungey places in the city (no thanks to our draconian liquor laws) that aren't attached to hotels, so kudos to George.
On the occasions that i did get in, food is good although a bit predictable (raise your hand if you're tired of tuna sashimi and spring rolls) but despite that ubiquity, well prepared and creative. My fav dish so far is the oh so tender beef in the 'me' section, nicely presented on a yummy mound of potatoes, cheese and prosciutto. Dessert list as well that'll more than satisfy sweet snobs like me.
Service is a bit slow on the floor, kinda like the conjoined brix but they're very friendly and yaletown-beautiful...heavens knows how a doorman manages to look like he stepped out of vogue uomo but i ain't complainin'.
The bar however is where this place really shines. Except for coffee that has to be fetched from brix (despite a gleaming espresso machine in full teasing view) you'd be hardpressed to find a better show of enthusiastic muddling in the city. These guys are serious about their cocktails and as polite and attentive as they come. And for lightweights like me, there's a simple but comprehensive wine by the glass list.
Place is not big but loads of seating thanks to a big wrap-around bar & banquettes. Only gripe i have is the breeziness by the floor to ceiling windows and entrance when the place is not packed with hotties...but hey, there's always the cozy back room with fireplace.
My new fav lounge...if i can get in next time.