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trogVancouverSince July 9, 20096 Reviews
Average Rating
2 (2.1)
  • Food2 (2.2)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Value2 (1.8)
  • Ambiance2 (2.2)

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Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 Reviews Found
Dave's Fish & Chips3460 Moncton St., Richmond
Back for another try
Submitted Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 1:35pm [Dine in]

It's been 3-years since my last visit to Dave's and I'm pleased to report that things have vastly improved since the renovations. Last time, the place stunk! I had to have my clothes dry cleaned just to get the stink-out. The place is now much brighter and nicley set-up. I ordered the 2-pc halibut (with light batter) with fries. The portions were just right and the meal was very tasty. The servers were great and very attentive. I've lived in the UK and must say that Dave's is superior to any F&P I had when in London.

I'll be visiting Dave's again very soon.

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Tapenade Bistro3711 Bayview Street, Richmond
Best in town
Submitted Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:43am [Dine in]

If you want to get lucky on that first date, bring your hearts desire to Tapenade. I've ding here 3 times, and each time the service was first-class, and the food was brilliant! It's by far the best Steveston has to offer. be sure to make reservations less you lend up going home alone.

I'm not kidding!

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Paesano's Restaurant12240 Second Avenue, #250, Richmond
Not too shabby, but I won't be going back
Submitted Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 3:45pm [Dine in]

Stopped for lunch. Had the chicken cacciatore special. Surprisingly tasty and the portions were fine with me (I'm a big boy). Sadly, the server (who must be part owner) was obnoxious! She spent most of her time in a rather animated discussion with another server. The cook is East Indian, the servers all Asian. There’s really nothing Italian about the place short of the comfort food menu, and the décor.
Its one step-up from Boston Pizza as far as Italian dining goes.
I probably won’t be going back.

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Kisamos Greek Taverna3420 Moncton Street, Richmond
Be afraid, be very afraid!
Submitted Friday, November 19, 2010 - 9:26am [Dine in]

This can't be the Mediterranean diet that they say improves health and longevity. All I see is greasy rice, greasy potatoes, and greasy meat. This can't be real Greek food, can it?

This is the worst type of comfort food around. I can't even begin to imagin how much salt is in this cuisine.

There are better choices out there.

Stay away if you value your health.

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Mama's Pizza3891 Chatham Street, #10, Richmond
Greasy Spoon at its worse
Submitted Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 9:47pm [Dine in]

I'm a sucker for small town greasy spoons. You often find some real gems. Sadly, not in this case. This is another cheap Greek clone of a cheap food restaurant (at lofty prices). The ingredients are cheep, the presentation is poor, the service is horrible, and the food is.... average at best. The best test of a "Greek" restaurant is the Tsatsiki. At Mama’s, it's a lousy bowl of watery yogurt mixed with vinegar and dill. More like a sour cream soup. Pass! It was all down hill from there. Upon arrival, all the tables had dirty dishes.. looked like they were there for quite some time. On departure, they had no menus to take home. Sad for a restaurant that specializes in take-away pizza. Mama's is a dump. I can only presume that the rent is cheap.

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Refuel Restaurant1944 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Warning - Health Hazard
Submitted Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:32pm [Dine in]

I’m guessing the owners at “Fuel” didn’t get the memo warning about the heath hazards of excess dietary salt. Everything served is over salted.. even the desert.

In general, service is reasonable however it’s clear that the staff were trained by rote. Upon receipt, every component of your meal is described in minute detail. A service I can do without. Our server knew little about the wine selection. Unacceptable considering the lofty prices being asked.

We were breaded in due course. Thinly sliced portions of baguette were served on a granite slab accompanied by creamed butter and…. salt! I figured the small bread portion was limited in order to save our appetites for the generous main course…. Sadly, that was not to be. Oh, the granite slab clearly originated from some poor fellows kitchen renovation. Recycling at its best?

I started with the Glorious Organic's Celebration Salad ($13). Presentation was fine, as was the portion.

My main selection was the Dry-aged Alberta Prime Ribeye with pommes frites. $35. I like my meat rare (or blue if I trust the establishment). I should have know better when the waiter suggested that perhaps medium-rare was a better choice. As the waiter described it, “the steak is nicely marbled”. MARBLED!!!! It was a hunk of pure fat!!! I wouldn’t feed that steak to a dog. The meat is cleverly disguised by some black sauce to conceal the fat content. Not a good choice. The pomme frites were again heavily salted and the frites themselves were small and crusty.

Dessert was Kentucky Bourbon Creme Brulee, cocoa nib biscuit, spearmint ice milk, $10.
I’m a sucker for crème brulee and for the most part, it was pretty good. Right up to the point I took a bite of the cocoa nib biscuit. Pure salt!!! I gagged. If you like crème brule, avoid the biscuit unless you have a defibulator handy.

Dinner ended with an espresso which I must admit, was the finest cup of coffee I’ve have since my tour of southern Itlay.

Dinner for 3 (with wine) was over $400.

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