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whatever--VictoriaSince November 13, 20084 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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De Dutch Pannekoek House1725 Robson Street, #1, Vancouver
Manager is in the wrong industry.
Submitted Monday, March 1, 2010 - 2:58pm [Dine in]

I just came back from De Dutch on Robson street. I have eaten there many times b4 and I'm disappointed to say that I won't be returning. Upon our arrival we were seated quickly, coffee's delivered on time, etc. However, my complaint is not with the server (she was great for the amount of tables she had, it was busy), but rather the service of the manager. It was he who delivered our breakfast.
I had asked for fruit instead of hash, a common order I am sure. When he brought the plates, I noticed salad on plate and no fruit. I simply mentioned this to him when he set down the food, and his response? To my surprise and astonishment, it was a dirty look (for what reason I have NO clue) as he backed away from the table with his hands up in the air in a defensive manner (as if I was attacking him when I asked for the fruit) and said 'Its coming, its coming....it comes on the side'. It was easy for me to assume that there had been a mistake made because there was a side salad on the plate where the hash would be (I forgot that most meals at De Dutch have a salad included), but come on. I am a polite person, I asked for my fruit in a polite way, I serve brunch for a living, and there is no way I would treat a customer like that. It was embarrassing for me. I felt like I had done something wrong by the way he reacted. I deal with requests like that everyday. They are simple and that is our job as servers, to fill the reasonable requests of the patrons. Not to make them feel like they are an inconvenience. If his response is in any way reflective of how he runs a business, then I feel sorry for those that work for him.

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Central Bistro & Lounge1072 Denman Street, Vancouver
A Really Great Time....!
Submitted Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 11:29am [Dine in]

Headed out onto Denman St. this past Saturday with some girlfriends. All of us having past Central before decided it was time to give it a try. Upon arrival the place was packed, the doors were wide open with great tunes playing. There were five of us, and we managed to score a seat right by the front window.
They have a great martini list, it was a disappointment that is wasn't Monday as we were informed that most of the martinis are on special for $5. I guess we will try them out during the week. However we still had a great time. The service was prompt, very friendly and informative. We had a few bottles of wine (the server kept topping up our glasses which was a nice touch for this casual restaurant) and some appys. We shared a bunch of small stuff, the yam fries were great, the mussels were tasty and the wild mushroom bruschetta was towering with its toppings. Everything was wonderful ,tasty and came out in a timely fashion. We stayed for a few hours and enjoyed our evening. We are going to pay Central a visit again, maybe for some cheap martinis!

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Trattoria Italian Kitchen1850 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Quite Enjoyable
Submitted Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 12:50pm [Dine in]

After reading some reviews, I was a little hesitant to try this restaurant, but I am so glad we did!
Arriving at around 5:30pm and were greeted by a friendly staff member and were quickly seated in the front of the dining room. We were rather early, beating the rush. There is always a line-up out the door around the prime dining hours.
The room has an open concept, so you can hear everything and around Christmas time people do celebrate, so if you are looking for a quite romantic evening perhaps try a restaurant that is just that, small dark and quiet. The Trattoria is meant to be fun, loud and buzzing with energy.
Looking over the menu we were surprised at how decent the prices were. The meat and fish are served 'a la carte' but ranging from $12-$15, (with the exception of the half chicken , I think it was $18). I am willing to pay the extra five bucks for some veggies or risotto so I would say that its a pretty standard price, most restaurants charge anywhere between $19-$40 for a veal entree.
The three of us ordered the pasta platter for two ($15 per person) and a veal dish (on its own, no side). We all love to eat and this was exactly what we needed, no left overs but the perfect amount.
The pasta was great, its hard to really 'wow' a person with pasta but the flavors were quite satisfying, and not over done. The veal was tasty, three nice sized pieces served with a butter and capers sauce.

All in all? Our group really enjoyed the experience. The service was prompt and professional, not intrusive. The food delicious and worth trying out!!! Go before 6:30 or you will have to wait :)

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James Bay Tea Room and Restaurant332 Menzies, Victoria
Really?
Submitted Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 11:26am [Dine in]

Ahhh.....The James Bay Tea Room, is the WORST place to have breakfast. The tea pots are sooo scuzzy ...it seriously looks like they have never been washed (I think thats why they cover them up with tea cozy's). I went there with my boyfriend not long ago, and our experience left a lot to be desired. The service was poor, the food....even worse than the service, and talk about over priced for the amount and the quality you get. Not good....I'll go back to Joe's Grill...now thats a place worth going back to.

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