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WestEndFoodRealistWest End, VancouverSince January 23, 20094 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3 (3)


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Three Lions Cafe1 East Broadway, #1, Vancouver
Wish it was in the West End
Submitted Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 8:39am [Dine in]

A relatively new restaurant, just off the main SOHO drag. Room is very comfortable, with banquette seating around the room perimeter.

Menu contains a lot of comfort food favorites, nothing too fussy or precious. Bangers and mash, fish and chips, burger, hanger steak, lamb curry and a seafood pasta were some of the main choices. Definitely good value for the prices.

There is also a lunch and appetizer or small plates menu which I didn't visit.

I tried the hanger steak, served with thick home cut fries and a welcome surprise of grilled asparagus. The steak was grilled to perfect medium rare and had the expected intense flavour of a hanger cut.

Dining companion opted for the burger and gave it a big thumbs up. The burger size was very generous, served with fries as well.

Different beers on tap - no printed wine list to date but the server recommended a Shiraz which was excellent and a nice match for the steak.

Service was excellent - although the room was not busy. She definitely knew the menu and had recommendations and put a personal touch to the service.

A nice addition to this growing area - I too wish them well.

I would definitely recommend and will be back.

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Real1795 Pendrell Street, Vancouver
Closed for Renovations?
Submitted Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 10:29pm [Dine in]

I think this location has a curse and I feel for the restaurants that have tried to make a go of it here. Real seems to be the latest casualty - hard to tell if they are just re-jigging or if something more serious going on.

I've only eaten here once and the food was average, but suffered from being served at lukewarm temperature - quite a gastronomic turnoff. The restaurant is always empty and it is not surprising they have closed, temporarily or otherwise.

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La Brasserie1091 Davie Street, Vancouver
Taking Davie to the next level
Submitted Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 10:15pm [Dine in]

I am thrilled to have this restaurant in the neighbourhood. It certainly raises the bar for restaurants on Davie St. and it is about time. The small room is cozy but does not feel cramped; personal space factor was taken into consideration.

Alsace Onion Tart was spectacular - dare I say on par with Le Crocodile. Suckling pig was melt in your mouth heaven - comes with crackling (not everyone's taste but those who get it, love it).

A special of the night sablefish which was done to exquisite perfection.

Service was impeccable - not hovering or intrusive but always there at the right time and very knowledgeable about the food and wine list - she definitely had a 6th sense.

Decent selection of wines by the glass - fabulous atmosphere.

Well done La Brasserie - will definitely be back.

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Campagnolo1022 Main Street, Vancouver
Not Convinced
Submitted Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 10:04pm [Dine in]

So...I don't see what all the fuss is about with this restaurant. We arrived early (6 pm) on a Friday night and got a prime window seat (first come, first served philosophy).

The menu is in partial Italian and required translation.

Server appeared to be knowledgeable negotiating the wine list but the recommended choice was thin and nondescript (certainly not what we were looking or asking for. A second choice was also a disappointment.

We took the server's recommendations on the Chick Pea Salad - basically flash fried chick peas - tasty but nothing to be over the moon with. The recommended risotto was rich and sumptuous but unfortunately swimming in a small lake of oil - not very appetizing and we left over half of it untouched.

Pizza - okay, how can an Italian restaurant get this wrong? We ordered the Salciccia - the crust was great, but the tomato sauce tasted like canned Hunts (too sweet and salty) and I had to wipe my hands after picking up a slice - again too liberal with the oil. The flavorings on the pizza could have been better but were detracted from by the subpar tomato sauce.

The juxtaposition of the Ivanhoe regulars stumbling by and the upscale foodies inside was also a bit sad- I used to live in this neighbourhood and I don't think anyone slinging $2 beer at the Hoe would be frequenting this establishment. I wouldn't call it a neighbourhood joint (at least not yet; whether this restaurant will be around once the Oly Village is complete and it will be a different story).

I would not return to this restaurant - Vancouver is flush with great restaurants meaning mediocre ones can be avoided on the second pass.

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