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teruttPoint Grey, VancouverSince September 28, 20081 Review
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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Phenominal meal, some nitpicks
Submitted Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 12:22pm [Dine in]

I'll keep it short and to the point, Blue Water has a well deserved reputation. The waiter was cordial and knowledgeable when asked questions, the busboys were near invisible, like it should be. The open kitchen allowed us to see the cooks at work, and they look like virtuosos indeed. The fruits de mer were artfully presented, and the oysters (you get an assortment) were very fresh. My mother's sturgeon was perfectly cooked, and my tenderloin was well seasoned, and juicy, also, the accompanying chanterelles were sweet as almonds, and the blue cheese macaroni gratin, was sharp and fragrant. Brilliant wine list too. I didn't go overboard with the wine selection, but the ones we got (suggested by the waiter) were beautiful.

And now for some nitpicks: The first thing I noticed was that the music was wrong. It was bassy, beaty hip hop. I'd get it if I was dining was Cactus Club, but not a place like Blue Water. It almost blew the ambiance for me, but the rest of the room was very well done, and the open kitchen had me sold, so not a huge thing. I was focusing on the food mostly anyway. Also, I ordered a Hendrick's Gin and Tonic, it's meant to be garnished with a cucumber, but it came with lime. I suppose if you stock the gin, you should know how to present it.

In conclusion, aside from a few hiccups, the night was sublime from start to finish.

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