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WeekendChefBurnabySince February 25, 200745 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service4 (3.9)
  • Value3.5 (3.7)
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Takis Taverna1106 Davie Street, Vancouver
Very tasty food!
Submitted Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 3:47pm [Dine in]

We did a takeout order on a Sunday night after seeing the line up outside. We were hungry and just didn't have the patience to wait in a long line up. The fellow I placed the order with was cool, calm and collected considering how hopping busy they were. The staff was just flying around with plates loaded with yummy looking food. I ordered the beef souvlaki and the hubby had the lamb souvlaki. We were told about 15 minutes so we took a stroll down the street. When we got back, I went back inside to get our food. The staff were just running like crazy to keep up but it was a controlled chaos which was impressive. Several of them zipped by me with a smile and I fellow eventually came flying back to ask if I'd been helped yet. Upon hearing it was a takeout, he went straight into the kitchen to check and let me know it was being packed up right then. Service with a very nice smile. Didn't feel like I was imposing on his work at all. The food? Amazingly pleasant! Good sized portions and tasty. I ate every bite and was sooooo stuffed afterward it was rediculous. I just couldn't leave any of it behind.

Would we go again? Absolutely. I'd love to try the dine-in experience one day but am perfectly happy to do takeout anytime I can.

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Lion's Pub888 West Cordova St., Vancouver
Great beef dip!
Submitted Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 10:10am [Dine in]

The hubby comes here for the occassional lunch because it's close to the office for him and he said the food was good. Ok..... well he was right. It's an old school British pub and the food is anything but old school boring. The beef dip is just amazing! They bake their own bread apparently and it tastes fantastic. Nice soft chewy inside and a crusty top but not so crusty that it shatters when you bite into it and the crust shards cut your mouth. Perfectly done! The pot pie of the day was chicken with mushroom and it was really good too. Not too dry but not runny with sauce. Could use a veg in there besides the mushrooms (peas or carrots would be fantastic) but you know.. it was pretty darn good as it was. Crispy fries (or chips as they call them) and not a soggy one in the lot which is surprising. There's always a soggy one... but nope. Not any of the times we've gone there since that first visit. The room is definitely a bar/pub and the sports is on the TV screens. The servers are always pleasant and pretty friendly. They don't have enough working some days though so service gets a little slow but they do work hard and are trying. Over all... I always enjoy coming here and when I need a beef dip fix, I know where to go.

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Patisserie Lebeau1728 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Happy Thanksgiving
Submitted Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 9:59am [Dine in]

Found out late in the week that the family was hoping I'd take care of desserts for Thanksgiving dinner... what to do? Serious worry time. Had a lot to live up to since it was always the hubby's gran who made desserts (away for the holiday this year). What to do?? Then I remembered the yummy waffles and treats my boss brings in on the occassion. YEAH!!! I called and asked if they had any of their yummy pumpkin tarts left and asked for 7 to be put aside for pick up. The lady on the phone was sooooo nice! "Not a problem" she tells me. "Would I like anything else?" " Did they have any stuffed waffles I asked?" "Sure! What would I like?" Likety split just like that I had Thanksgiving desserts. We get there to pick up our order and the place is hopping busy! The service? Fantastic. Made sure we were happy with the items before they were closed up in a box... asked if we wanted the whipped cream on the side or on the tarts and then asked if on the side was ok because the tarts were still warm out of the oven!! Talk about a heavenly scent that was in the car!!! We were drooling and telling each other not to have one. Good thing for the extra waffles we got for snacking on in the car! Oh.. the stuffed waffles didn't make it to Thanksgiving dinner.... the tarts will be but the waffles are already gone. Everyone was thrilled with them. Very good and will absolutely be back again and again!!!

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The1121 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Perfect veg
Submitted Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 7:46pm [Dine in]

Now, the other half and I are fans of the Keg and have pretty much always been pleased with the steaks. The veg? Kind of hit and miss if you're not getting the baked potato. We stopped in a few minutes after 9pm recently on a Sunday night (the close at 10pm) and hoped to have some dinner. I asked if it was possible to pass on the potato and get a substitute instead. Our server just smiled and said "absolutely! How about some asparagus instead?". I agreed with some qualms. No one does asparagus correctly. It's always too overcooked and mushy. Oh well, I figured it's a veg and not a heavy starch. To my surprise, the asparagus was absolutely perfect! Perfectly blanched and had a good snap to it still. Not mushy at all! The prime rib was an excellent medium rare, even at that late time of the evening. Hubby's dinner was just as well constructed and tasted fantastic! too. All in all? A fantastic meal and a very pleasant evening.

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Milestone's Grill and Bar1096 South Park Royal, West Vancouver
Much improved
Submitted Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 2:28pm [Dine in]

The last time we stopped here for lunch, the chef had gone pepper crazy.. pepper on everything and lots of it. Bleh! Went again over the weekend and it was very much improved all allround. We got seated on the patio as soon as we'd asked to and our server, Mark, was there within minutes asking about beverages,... even made recommendations. Capiwi was yum!! Was a little unsure as it's $7.99 for a beverage but turned out to be worth it. When it came time for food, he offered to make a sauce substituion for me without hesitation when I mentioned food restrictions. Some places make a face when you ask but for him to offer without hesitating was awesome! Food was hot, properly seasoned and plentiful. I had lots for lunch the next day. Everyone was working smoothly and efficiently and one thing that was impressive was that the manager, Chris, was right in there working the floor with the staff. Friendly and cheerful, they answered questions without pause. We will be back again for sure. The pepper incident is now forgotten.

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Granville Island Tea Company1689 Johnson St, Public Market, 117, Vancouver
Yummy!
Submitted Friday, April 18, 2008 - 10:18pm [Dine in]

I can always count on these guys for a soul soothing chai tea fix. From the day they opened, they've provided great service with a smile and a variety of tea to make any emperor smile. A great selection of teas from all over the world and the knowledge of the teas to boot. This makes decisions easier some days and some days,... well a bit of each is always fun to do to. Always a stop on Granville Island.

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Seasons in the ParkWest 33rd & Cambie, Vancouver
An elegant evening
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 9:36pm [Dine in]

A view to die for,.. especially when the landscape is all dusted in snow and the skyline is twinkling with the lights of the city. A table at the window is a must if you can get one. Service was spot on. Water glasses were never empty, fresh, warm and crusty bread on the table to enjoy (which we did!!) and always a smile with each dishes arrival. The only thing that prevented a 5 for food was the immediate and strong fish smell and taste of the appetizer soup. Mind you, after the first taste or two, it did seem to tone down. Just too sharp of a start for me. Wild mushroom risotto for my main and it was chock a block full of mushrooms. Very very tasty. The highlight was the dessert dish of the sunburnt lemon pie. A nice zest of lemon in the pie countered by the yummy very light layer of camelized sugar topping the treat. The hubby had the bococcini and heirloom tomato for his starter, the lamb sirloin (which he loved!) and a chocolate cake for his dessert. While yummy,... I enjoyed my sunburnt lemon pie more! A very beautiful setting for a romantic evening. If this is the quality of service and food for Dine Out, then I'm very much looking forward to a romantic evening out on a regular night very soon with the hubby.

PS: Valet parking for $6 well worth it. Especially when the weather is not so happy and it's vile out. Tip the attendant well if you can though fellow diners. He's working his butt off and was warm and smiling, even in the slushy weather.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Amazing!
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 4:59pm [Dine in]

Seated promptly upon arrival and the room was amazing. Larger than I had thought and an beautiful view outside the back window. A delish crab and corn soup, a urn of mussels in tomato coconut sauce (enough to feed all 3 of us) with the matcha pot de creme for dessert. Now I am not normally a fan of matcha (too strong of a flavour usually) but this was very light and a very soothing end to a very delish meal. The hubby had the venison carpaccio which he greatly enjoyed, the braised shortrib (which he LOVED!!) and the belgian waffle (which he also loved!). Our server was very friendly and charming. It was crazy busy but we never felt neglected and that was very appreciated. We will be back for more for sure!

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Cannery Seafood House, The2205 Commissioner Street, Vancouver
Got spoiled for my birthday
Submitted Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 3:01pm [Dine in]

Had a big milestone birthday dinner here with my husband and 2 very close friends and it was amazing! A birthday greeting on the daily fresh sheet made everyone at the table grin widely. Very simple for them to do but what a welcoming touch to an evening. I had the lobster bisque, the salmon wellington and a yummy chocolate dessert! The hubby had the clam chowder, the mahi mahi and Jacques' special for dessert! Wow!! Rich, smooth and creamy bisque. His chowder had lots of tasty bites of seafood and was nice and rich as well. Salmon wellington was a very generous serving with a pinot noir sauce served on the side. Not over cooked like many places do and way more than I could finish. Saved about 1/2 for lunch the next day. His mahi mahi was well prepared too. Nice and flaky and I had to sneak a few bites for myself. The desserts? Excellent! Mine was on the house and it was a very nice thing to hear. I know it's not a very expensive thing for them to do, but it's still a very nice gesture that makes a girl feel special. His trio of desserts was really good too. The edible spoon with the coconut sorbet was his fav!

Would we go back? Absolutely. It's one of our favourite restaurants and we love the service we get,... even when it's not a special occassion.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The4510 Still Creek Avenue, Burnaby
Waiting for their new location to open
Submitted Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 9:37pm [Dine in]

This is where I have to come for dinner when the red meat cravings kick in. The hubby and I both enjoy our meals here. His fav appie is the french onion soup (he shares sips of broth with me) and I LOVE the mushroom neptune. We have the prime rib 90% of the time and try other things the other 10% when they're sold out of prime rib. Very rare for us to have a bad meal.

The construction site going on next door is their new building apparantly! It's suppose to be opening in early August and it looks like it will be a nice building. We'll have to check it out for sure!

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Hon's Wun Tun House268 Keefer Street, Vancouver
always reliable
Submitted Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 6:06pm [Dine in]

Went here for lunch with my mama today while on a shopping trip to Chinatown. We always stop here for lunch when we're shopping... ever since I was teeny. The wonton is always good and fresh. I had the beef brisket wonton noodle soup and my mom had the bbq pork on rice. Good as always. Never utterly spectacular but still very good. Always reliable for a quick and yummy meal.

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Stonegrill1661 Granville St, Vancouver
a good birthday
Submitted Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 7:56pm [Dine in]

We did hubby's birthday here and loved it. A large group of friends joined us and we all had a great time. The appetizer of the portobello mushroom was really tasty and one of my favorites. Add in our orders of steaks, a couple of chicken orders, a couple of neptune feasts and some salmon and everyone had a nice meal. A yummy dessert and a great view of the sunset and it was a really great way to celebrate a milestone birthday for him.

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C Restaurant1600 Howe Street, #2, Vancouver
A great first visit
Submitted Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 5:30pm [Dine in]

A milestone birthday for another friend so she got to pick the restaurant of her choice and she chose C. A very nice choice indeed. Amazing service from the moment we walked into the door until we walked out the door. The food was very tasty and the lobster bisque was just amazing! Loved it and the presentation. I had the AAA Beef tenderloin and it was very nice indeed. The puree on the side (not sure what veggie it was) was interesting but didn't do well with my hyper stomach. Dessert was rich but not overly sweet. A nice dinner indeed. Expensive (very expensive) but nice.

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Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant4820 Kingsway, #236, Burnaby
Never again!
Submitted Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 1:41pm [Dine in]

When a server accidentally spills food on a customer, one would expect more than a blank stare and grumbled sorry. Excuse me? Greasy messy potstickers do NOT match my clothes so no thank you,... I don't want to wear it, thanks. The manager was standing right there too and nothing. To add further insult, we were told shortly after that we had to leave or pay the difference in menu costs. We were there close to the menu switch over and obviously they wanted an empty restaurant to do the switch over. HUH? Don't you want any customers in the restaurant? Guess not. Never before and since have we left a zero tip. Dine here? Never again.

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Anducci's Italian Kitchen9604 Cameron St, Burnaby
I know what to expect
Submitted Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 1:23pm [Dine in]

We've dined here many times in the past and it's usually pretty consistent. Large portions are always consistent but the quailty fluctuates up and down. Some days are definitly better than others. A good night is a pleasant meal of flavourful pasta. A not so good night? Mediocre pasta with leftovers I tweak at home the next day. The bread is always spectacular and we love it. We always order extra and it's well worth the couple of bucks. We probably will come back again.... it's a decent place to grab a bite with friends. Besides,... it's not too rough on the budget.

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Tanpopo1122 Denman Street, Vancouver
A very pleasant lunch
Submitted Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 9:57pm [Dine in]

What a surprise! I've heard some good and some bad about Tanpopo so I wasn't sure what to expect going in. The SIL and her sister and I did AYCE lunch here over the weekend and I was pleasantly surprised. We were seated in a reasonable amount of time and our orders were taken just as quickly. Food came quickly and was hot when it was suppose to be, crispy when it was suppose to be, chilled as it should be and it was very nice. Some places just can't seem to get the tempura crispy and light. The sashimi pieces were tiny but when it's AYCE, hey... just order more pieces! I hear they were yummy. All in all a nice lunch. My tummy was a bit upset later in the day but that may have been the overly decadent cupcake I had for dessert.

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Boston Pizza4219 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Seriously downhill.....
Submitted Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 6:23pm [Dine in]

Now we use to come to this location every weekend after group activites.... the food was good and the service was great. Now? Not so much. Went today for a birthday lunch and it was way downhill from what it was. The only efficient part of our meal was the first beverage. They came out efficently as people arrived. And that was it. We were rushed into placing food orders when we just wanted to visit for a few minutes first and then we waited....... how is it possible for pastas and pizzas to arrive at the table well before salads? huh? I had my old favourite pasta with chicken and mushroom. They totally skimped on the sauce and the mushooms and chicken. A ham and cheese stromboli didn't taste any better according to the other half. We had to ask 3 times for water! My beverage was never properly refilled (had rootbeer to start and ended with Pepsi. The other half went from lemonade to icetea). Dessert was offered as she walked away from the table at a rapid rate (did you want anything else?). Another friend had to ask twice for the dipping sauce for her toasted cheese bread.

Summary? Subquality food and poor service from the staff. It scored as decent only because of the company of good friends and fun conversation. Not my idea to go in the first place and will not go back if it's my choice.

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Mr Mikes Steakhouse & Bar2991 Lougheed Highway, #32, Coquitlam
Better than I had expected!
Submitted Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

The other half and I were in search of steak for dinner. The Keg was jammed packed in Burnaby so we headed for Coquitlam... yeah... not yet reopened after their fire. We saw the Mr. Mike's across the street and decidec to give it a whirl. Very pleased over all I have to say!

Greeted immediatly in the door... 10 minute wait (on a Saturday night!) and a server who was on his game. Drink orders were taken and on the table within 5 minutes of sitting down. Very nice. I ordered the Classic Steak Combo and he had the grilled sirloin. My combo came with the clam chowder which was enough to share for a starter. A bit too heavy on the salt but no too bad like other places have been. Once that was finished, the plate was wisked away and our dinners in front of us within 5 minutes of the soup being removed. The steak I had had mushrooms and a baked potato with a side of corn. Now,... I agree about the corn having to go. A combo of other veggies would have been nicer and would have presented much nicer. Both steaks were cooked exactly as we asked for (medium rare) and perfectly seasoned. Dessert was generous enough for 2 people and perfect for sharing.

The manager seemed to be on top of everything and kept a close watch on everything happening. Very nice to see such a hands on management team.

We'll be back for dinner again for sure.

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Happy King2800 E. 1st Avenue, #258, Vancouver
The made the effort to make us comfortable
Submitted Monday, March 19, 2007 - 8:09pm [Dine in]

We did a dinner here with 4 of our friends (a total group of 6 of us) and even though 2 of our friends arrived more than 30 minutes late, the staff did not make us feel rushed or hurried. Our server took the time to translate the group menu for us from Chinese (no one at the table can read Chinese) and even told us that we could make changes if it was too unfamiliar to our paletes. We ordered the 6 item deal and it came with soup and a complementary order of fresh fish steamed Chinese style. YUM! The food was tasty and quick to arrive. While nothing spectacular compared to the spreads at the big weddings and special events, it was good consistent food. The decor is very basic and minimal. Reasonably clean room (didn't visit the bathroom though) and we had no problems with parking. Nice bonus to a pleasant evening. Oh.. and very easy on the wallet. It worked out to be about $20 per person (we had a total of 8 dishes plus the freebie dishes for a total of 10) and that was with a generous tip! I think we'll be back for sure.

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Milestone's Grill and Bar2745 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam
Spinach artichoke dip!
Submitted Wednesday, March 7, 2007 - 11:51pm [Dine in]

I LOVE the spinach artichoke dip... always have. Probably always will. The Palimino Bar upstairs is a great place to kick back with friends, have a drink and relax. My old crew and I spent a lot of time sipping bellini's and mellowing out. Service while not always dead on was good and friendly. Food,... always good.

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