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vwdarlingCoquitlamSince November 5, 200711 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food4 (3.9)
  • Service2.5 (2.4)
  • Value3 (2.9)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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Displaying 1 - 11 of 11 Reviews Found
L'Abattoir217 Carrall Street, Vancouver
L'Abattoir did not disappoint!
Submitted Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:00am [Dine in]

Every time I have duck at restaurants, it ends up being too greasy and I feel bloated after... not at L'Abattoir. Their duck breast was amazing, very flavourful and juicy but not overwhelming. My boyfriend ordered the Steak Diane which is just as excellent... his plate actually looked like a work of art... almost too beautiful to eat. We then shared the Milk Chocolate and Earl Grey pot de creme for dessert and wow was that ever smooth. Loved the cookie bits in it as well for that nice crunch. I will definitely go back to L'Abattoir for more. The only thing I didn't like was that it was a little loud, even for a Wednesday, but I guess that's a sign of how popular this restaurant is. Thanks for having us tonight!

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Sushi Oyama5152 Kingsway, Burnaby
Great sushi, terrible service...
Submitted Monday, April 16, 2012 - 9:17pm [Dine in]

The sushi was great, decent sashimi portions, the prawn tempura was cooked perfectly. The setting was awesome, it was nice eating in a heritage home, it added to the experience since it's not your typical Japanese restaurant. I would've rated this a 4 or 5 if it weren't for their terrible service. The waitress kept forgetting to take our order so it took over 30 minutes just to order. When it was time to pay, it was like she forgot about us. She was pretty much absent throughout the entire meal. Sushi Oyama, if you're reading this, please take the time to re-train your staff. You desperately need it.

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Cafe Pacifica999 Canada Place, #300, Vancouver
Beware... if you have a coupon
Submitted Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 1:16am [Dine in]

We bought a Travelzoo coupon for use on our wedding anniversary, $45 for a 3-course meal for two, a great deal. When we arrived at the restaurant, we asked if we could be seated outside, as it was a nice day. The hostess went to look and see if there were any open tables (there were) and came back and said that because we had a voucher, we weren't allowed to sit on the patio. Ridiculous! Nowhere on the voucher does it have that stipulation. Our waiter that night wasn't stellar either, he neglected us during the 2nd half of our meal and kept focusing on another table. We waited 15-20 minutes for our 2nd course plates to be cleared (by someone else) and dessert brought out. We were pretty disappointed with his service and feel like we were treated differently because we didn't pay full price. If they will be treating their coupon holders this way, why even have coupons available for purchase? If anything they should be treating coupon holders better because their ultimate goal is not just getting new customers, but repeat customers, which we definitely won't be. Despite the terrible service, the food tasted delicious and the portions were decent.

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100 Days350 Davie Street, Vancouver
A little too cramped...
Submitted Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 1:51am [Dine in]

If you can get past how cramped it is in the restaurant and the uncomfortable black folding chairs, it's a pretty cool place to eat. I loved the graffiti on the wall and it had a very hip, artsy feel to the place. The food was great, although I felt that it was a bit too rich for me at times. I didn't leave starving though, which was a good thing. The portions were great and it was definitely worth checking out while it's still around.

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La Terrazza1088 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Great Dine Out Vancouver Experience
Submitted Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 1:46am [Dine in]

From the outside, it doesn't look like much but the inside was breathtaking. It's beautifully decorated with nice romantic lighting that wasn't too dark, walls lined with endless wine bottles, drapery on the ceiling and paintings. The food was excellent, we had the duck confit salad and rigatoni to start, the striploin and arctic char as our mains, and the cheesecake in phyllo pastry for dessert. We really savoured our meal as we felt it was all very delicious. Unfortunately we weren't amazed by our server, he wasn't the most friendly, but he did remain professional. We are also upset about the gratuity they added to our bill. We expected that to happen for a larger party but since it was just a party of two, we felt it was unnecessary. A tip must be earned and we felt that that waiter didn't deserve that much. Despite that, it was still a nice evening, the restaurant wasn't too noisy and it was great to be able to have a decent conversation with my husband without everybody else drowning out our voices. It's definitely a good place to take your date to.

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Shuraku833 Granville Street, Vancouver
Unforgettable Birthday Dinner!
Submitted Friday, December 31, 2010 - 12:38am [Dine in]

I took my husband here tonight for an early birthday dinner. The restaurant was nicely decorated with tasteful modern decor and we were warmly welcomed by the servers. As we looked through the menu, it was very difficult to choose which dishes to go for because they all seemed great! They had a pretty big selection of food and sake (for all you sake lovers). We ended up ordering the tuna/salmon sashimi plate (excellent, very fresh), bbq ribs (the meat fell off the bone!), ebi gyoza (wish I had more), yakisoba (very tasty), Japa Slida (my husband said it was good), the Godfather roll and Rainbow roll (both excellent). We were stuffed. Suddenly the lights turned off and the waitress brought a lantern with a slice of cheesecake inside and a lit candle. They got everybody singing happy birthday to my husband. That was a pretty awesome surprise, I thought we were just getting free cake! It was the marbled chocolate cheesecake and it was so light and fluffy, not too rich, a bit on the small side though but that's ok. I knew it would be an expensive meal going in but it was worth it. The restaurant was small, which meant we could really hear the neighbouring tables' conversations. That wouldn't deter us from coming back though. All in all a wonderful experience and we'll be sure to bring our friends next time :)

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Italian Kitchen To Go1030 West Georgia, Vancouver
Best lunch spot in the Downtown core
Submitted Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 3:35pm [Take-out]

Where else in Downtown Vancouver can you get a serving of high quality pasta for under $5?? I am very satisfied with this location, from its friendly cashiers, to the very reasonable prices, to the well-prepared food. Everything is restaurant worthy but in take-out form. They also have a promotion every Monday, 20% off gift cards, so you can save even more when you buy your food. It's too bad they don't have longer hours.

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Quattro At Whistler4319 Main St, Whistler
Best restaurant to impress your date!
Submitted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 12:50pm [Dine in]

My fiance and I went here last year for a celebratory dinner and we were quite impressed with the staff AND the food. Our waiters were very attentive and the food was excellent! I had my first gnocchi there and it's still one of the best I've had. There was even a power outage and it did not ruin our experience. The staff kept us notified of what was going on.

We will definitely go back!

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Aldo's Pasta Bar441 Columbia St, New Westminster
Poor service
Submitted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 12:43pm [Dine in]

I suggested that my family come here for dinner because my fiance and I have come to this place a few times before and enjoyed it. We were a party of 7 and two couples had entertainment cards to use.

In addition to the waiter forgetting a part of my order and the lack of water service, they also would not allow separate bills in order for us to take full advantage of the Entertainment coupons. Instead, they took out 2 salads as a discount. We thought that was wrong because the book clearly states two entrees not appetizers. They said that the salads were considered entrees because it's the only thing they ordered. How stupid! They claimed it's only a $3 difference and we shouldn't be making a big deal... they should listen to themselves because if they made us happy it would've only cost them $3 and we would be returning customers. Instead, we paid the bill in full, did not include a tip, and will not return there again. I won't be spreading good reviews about that place anymore. All because of "$3."

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Wild Rice117 W Pender Street, Vancouver
Worst Dine Out experience ever!
Submitted Monday, February 2, 2009 - 2:05am [Dine in]

My friends and I (party of 4) made a 7:30pm reservation there about a month ago for a combined birthday dinner. We chose Wild Rice because I was there before and I actually had a great meal there. This time, it was the polar opposite. We got there 10 min late because of an unexpected road closure. We called ahead to let them know but the hostess was not very pleasant about it. When we got there the hostess said that our reservation was for 7:45... even though I had email confirmation that it was in fact, 7:30. We were then seated at a terrible table meant for 3 people, not 4... and the table was really low and the couches were uncomfortable, and we were cramped. We were told that people were still eating at the table meant for us. So we decided to wait it out and ordered some tea. The tea was really good; however, it took them at least 45 minutes to come back and actually ask us to order. When they did, we found out that they didn't have what we wanted. They ran out of the duck! (If they had come and asked for our order we might've gotten it!)! They said it was really popular and they couldn't substitute anything for it and they weren't offering their a la carte menu either. So they can't be bothered to stock enough food for only 3 entrees that they'll be serving. They first said they had limited supply... then they said they had it but it would take 2 hours to prepare. Wouldn't you think... after nearly two weeks of dine out vancouver, Wild Rice would stock more of the duck? They know it's popular, why not anticipate huge orders? I would understand a little more about them running out if our reservation was later... but we were at a prime dining hour. At first they wouldn't even compensate us for ruining our evening, but somehow, after everything, they gave the birthday celebrants a $25 gift certificate and the tea was complimentary... which we appreciated. It is just such a big disappointment when you plan to have a great experience at a restaurant and it just falls flat... especially on a special occasion.

Wild Rice better smarten up!

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Centro Mediterranean Grill901 Granville Street, Vancouver
Beware of horrible waitress
Submitted Monday, November 5, 2007 - 2:24am [Dine in]

I went there with friends and the food was ok but the service was almost non-existent. She was not friendly at all and didn't really check up on us during our dinner. She asked if we wanted parmesan and we said yes but never returned. She screwed up orders and the paying process took 45 minutes because she screwed up everyone's orders and took a long time trying to fix them. All in all the night was just horrible because of her and it's hard to believe that she's "too busy" to help us even though the restaurant is practically empty. I will never go back there ever again.

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