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viannKerrisdale, VancouverSince November 29, 20065 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service3.5 (3.6)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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Cardero's1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver
Great setting
Submitted Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 4:17pm [Dine in]

Walking into Cardero's, it's upbeat and refined ambiance is immediately apparent. Their friendly hostesses kindly gave us our flag (their waiting system is like a "flag system", when your flag gets pulled into view, that means your table is ready). While waiting at the bar, we settled into their comfy couches and ordered some drinks and appys. My seabreeze was acutally a mix of a seabreeze and baybreeze, but regardless, nice and refreshing. Our order of stir fried squid/calamari was exceptional, a must try!!

Then we were relocated to our table and we ordered fried oysters and I had stir fried seafood as my main. The oysters were good, nice and plump, and the serving size of my entree was unexpectedly big, the seafood was fresh, but the dish is not exactly to-die-for. THe dessert on the other hand, apple cranberry tart was simply delectable. The pastry was perfect, its buttery taste was flavourable but not at all overpowering or oily. The tartness of the fruits balanced well with the crust and vanilla gelato that accompanied the dish. The apple pieces were still crunchy and crisp, hence offering a dessert that excels in appearance, taste and, texture.

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New management
Hell's Kitchen2041 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
What happened?
Submitted Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 11:06pm [Dine in]

Holy, wow, what happened? This used to be one of my facorite places for pizza, now it's gone to the bottom of that list. I had ordered Green Monster and Aphrodite, but what I put into my mouth was slices of ooey, greasy bread. Not only did the pizza lack toppings, but they were also incredibly greasy. Moreover the chicken on Aphrodite tasted like dried tofu...

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Closed
Nevermind3293 West Fourth Ave, Vancouver
A not too bad experience
Submitted Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 8:03pm [Dine in]

like the prior reviewer, I don't understand why this restaurant was rated so poorly before! The food was pretty good, yam fries are ABSOLUTELY addicting with the balsamic reduction, the calamari was nicely done, and the spinach dip is definitely worth trying! As for the pizza, don't need to say much, it's the same as He;ll's Kitchen, loaded toppings on a thin crust, what can possibly be better?

However, dessert was a disaster. I tried the cheesecake, peahces and creme, it appeared as a shrunken slice of pumpkin pie that curled upwards. Tasted like plastic, absolutely appalling.

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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Top notch service
Submitted Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 7:58pm [Dine in]

Repeat customers of restuarants not only go back for good food, but also because of the high quality service. The service was spectacular, the detail-orientedness, the friendliness, the liveliness, and so on scored 5 stars for me.

Although I didn't quite enjoy my drink, a concoction of red alysse and other liquids, a bit too bubbly for my taste. Started off with the New England clam chowder, thick and filling. Then some Fanny Bay oysters, very fresh, nice and plump. My main was the trio of fish: ling cod, salmon, and something else, the cod was best by far! Must add in that my partner's yorkshire pudding that went with the steak was absolutely wonderful!!! Finished off the meal with a trio of chocolate, it was fantastic and you get quality AND quantity for the amount paid!! the white chocolate gelato paired wonderfully witht the choclate brownie and the espresso chocolate pot-de-creme was smooth and addictive.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
good times
Submitted Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 7:28pm [Dine in]

As always, good service, but this time it was a little off, took a rather long time for the waiter to notice that our table watned to order our food. Usually a big Hoegaarden fan, but this time decided to venture and try Leffe, sweet and crisp.

Started with the phyllo wrapped duck confit, went down wonderfully with the sauce and cranberry dressing. The mussels congalaise was amazing as usual (it's the best dish there I'd say), the flavours blend together to create an intoxicating experience. The poutine was exceptional with the use of blue cheese, gastronomical! Had the lamb shank as my main, but found it rather, big and although the texture of the meat was good, it tasted like...meat?! The spices and sauces outplayed the shank itself, hence resulted in an unbalance of flavours. I personally really enjoy the side dish, the sweet&tartness of cranberries and apricots in the couscous makes it a perfect pairing for the shank.

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