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VicVanManFernwood, VictoriaSince September 6, 20059 Reviews
Average Rating
4.5 (4.3)
  • Food4.5 (4.6)
  • Service4 (4)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.7)

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Displaying 1 - 9 of 9 Reviews Found
Bin 4 Burger Lounge911 Yates Street, #180, Victoria
Will try every menu item.... my first visit clinched me as a regular customer.
Submitted Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 6:41pm [Dine in]

Slick, comfortable, clean and feel-good. Nice staff that work well together as a team.

Menu has great variety without being weird. Lots of nice vegetarian and gluten free items. Obviously they went to a great deal of effort to use locally produced products. I support that as do many.

I had the first burger on the menu. A good-old cheddar cheese burger (top quality natural beef, 5 year aged cheddar, nice whole grain bun) with a generous side salad topped with blue cheese, apples, almond pralines and honey vinaigrette dressing. No strange seasonings, no additives. Real food that tasted delicious and left me feeling good all afternoon.

I was surprised how fast I got my food considering the restaurant is new and was packed with a steady stream of incoming people to replace everyone that was leaving; and considering the food is all hand-crafted (they even make their own ketchup and all other sauces/dips). The time on my parking meter receipt was 1:09, I had my food by 1:35. That's 24 minutes from my car to the bar to the burger in my face.

Important to remember: You need to allow busy restaurants reasonable time to prepare hand made foods which are cooked to order (especially when the restaurant is full and/or everyone arrives at the same time). 20 minutes is not an unreasonable length of time to wait; burger patties need a minimum of 10-15 minutes on a grill. If that is too long for you, mediocre restaurants that pre-cook their patties may be more appropriate.

Regarding the prices..... they are comparable to "cookie-cutter" corporate chains..... but the quality is far superior. They also have many dine in specials every night after 9pm.

I had high hopes for this place, and my expectations were exceeded. I will return many times and work my way through the entire menu.

Nice work Bin 4! Thank you.

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Parkside1906 Haro St., Vancouver
I Don't Mind Cake Cutting Fees and Beverage Charges
Submitted Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 8:40pm [Dine in]

I have been to the Parkside twice, loved it both times!

As for charging a cake cutting fee and charging for hot water and charging for filtered water...... too bad people are too stupid to realize that it costs money to operate a restaurant.

Do you think that making hot water is free? Did they get the cup free? Is it free to wash it? NO duh.

If you don't want to pay a cake cutting fee .... then don't bring your own desserts... restaurants rely on profit to survive so why should they let you treat it like your living room. Maybe they should just give everything away free.....

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Knight and Day Restaurant1061 Denman Street, Vancouver
Yummmmmy!
Submitted Monday, April 7, 2008 - 11:38pm [Dine in]

Great meals..... no crap..... reasonably priced considering the quality of the food. I have been there several times a week and it's consistently good. Comfort food! The turkey dinner is a 10. Real turkey, stuffing, cranberry chutney, mashed buttermilk potatoes and gravy all made in-house and not salty. Refreshing.

Service is above average and the staff are nice.

My only complaint is that they only have around 15 tables, so quite often full.

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Vera's Burger Shack1181 Denman Street, Vancouver
Love that slogan... You can't beat Vera's meat
Submitted Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 7:16pm [Dine in]

They have a tongue-in-cheek way of doing things. The staff work far harder than they get paid; I suggest a decent tip for their hustling pace.

If you don't care for beef, the Drunk Chicken Sandwich is a 10 (my fav). A large boneless chicken breast in a yummy sauce grilled on an open flame charbroiler. And it's only $4.99... a bargain. You can't find a comparable product anywhere for less than $8.

I've only tried the Denman location. My friends tell me the Davie location is better, but I can't confirm that.

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Hamburger Mary's Diner1202 Davie Street, Vancouver
Big Food
Submitted Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 7:10pm [Dine in]

The way a burger should be... lots of condiments, nice bun, great fries. The service is only lacking because they never seem to have enough staff on hand to accommodate the number of patrons. The waiter did an excellent job, however, under the circumstances... he was run ragged but remained cheerful and moved really fast to make sure everyone got what they wanted in a timely manner.

I found the meat quality to be high... juicy and tasty. Incidentally, frozen patties can be just as great as freshly made ones; more so in some cases. Also, food borne bacteria thrives in raw ground beef if not handled diligently every time. I would never eat a freshly made patty in any restaurant; the bacteria count will usually be fairly high, even if handled properly. It won't kill you, but you may need an extra roll of t.p. on hand the next day.

I found the atmosphere a little contrived; but it works for them.

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Mr. Pickwick's Fish & Chips8620 Granville St, Vancouver
Crispy, Not greasy (rare)
Submitted Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 4:17am [Dine in]

I'm a huge fish-n-chips fan. Most places use crappy oil, gooey batter and the result is yucky and greasy. These folks have mastered the crispy non-greasy good oil product. They also offer a wide selection of combos. The oysters are a 10!! (you can tell a place that uses good oil -- you don't feel like a beached whale afterwards)

My only complaint is the mixed greens side salad they put on the same plate; the oil/vinegar dressing runs into the fish-n-chips and makes them soggy. I can't figure out why they would go to so much effort to deliver a crispy product, then let it get soggy because of salad dressing? Ask for your salad on a seperate plate.

As far as the ambience, it's what you would expect.... who goes out for fish-n-chips because of ambience??

The service isn't the greatest, but the staff are the darndest friendliest people you could meet.

Very clean place, kitchen included. Prices are very reasonable compared to other such places.

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Fish House In Stanley Park, The8901 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Yummy!
Submitted Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 3:46am [Dine in]

I think the ratings of other 2 reviews prior to mine are not an accurate reflection.

I have dined there several times, and I saw plenty of young people. Besides, who cares what age the other diners are? The only thing I can fault is that the atmosphere slightly lacks a bit of "zing".

I highly recommend it.

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Bin 941 Tapas Parlour941 Davie St, Vancouver
Fun and Funky
Submitted Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 3:30am [Dine in]

Drives me crazy, everything on the menu sounds, looks and tastes great --- hard to decide what to order, I want it all!

If you want awesome food late at night, this is the place! I hear they are hard to get into early, but that's what happens in a small popular restaurant.

The music is loud, but the sound quality is excellent. It's a fun and funky place to chow down.

I was impressed by the open kitchen with a bar you can sit at and watch/converse/be served by the "chefs" wearing very tasteful black with gold trim jackets. Certainly one of the cleanest kitchens I have ever seen.

We sat at the bar, and the "chefs" delivered the food to us. I LOVE that.... they are so proud of their beautiful food. That's really a refreshing concept.

I knew immediately I would become a regular customer.

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Delilah's1789 Comox Street, Vancouver
Delicious Delovely Delilah's
Submitted Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 3:07am [Dine in]

A very unique dining lounge that is a visual taste treat with a plush atmosphere which may look intimidating at first sight; but you quickly feel as comfortable and at home as you would visiting Grandma's at Christmas. The staff obviously feel comfortable and at home too; you will feel like they have invited you over to their own place for dinner.

You will see people dressed to the nines, others in casual attire and everything in between; everyone feels like they fit in. The designer had exactly that purpose in mind (partner Jim McGregor who won many awards in the 70's and early 80's for his works). The custom paint was his recipe and Benjamin Moore has since cataloged the 2 beautiful "beige-ish" with a miniscule hint of salmon colors. Jimmy said the colors were designed to enhance a person's skin tones while blending with vivid reds, black and the multi-colored hand-blown glass light sconces. The entire ceiling is a hand painted oil work that must be seen to be appreciated.

The food is not something I am going to go into detail about; the other reviews have said it all. Suffice to say that I doubt anyone would find it less than top notch.

Delilah's is what you make it; a party or an intimate dining experience. Go early to avoid the crowds.

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