I went to the Raincity Grill for an impromptu Sunday brunch when our regular weekend breakfast place was full. When we arrived, we were greeted kindly, and the host hung up our coats and we were seated quickly.
Our server was quite good; brought us beverages immediately, and was very friendly. The atmosphere was fairly nice; the restaurant wasn't too busy, but if it was, the tables did seem a little close together - but, that's often what you get in the neighbourhood, anyway.
I had the Smoked Salmon on Brioche, which was tasty, but very, very, VERY rich. In fact, so rich I was ill afterwards. My husband ordered the Scallop with Greens to start, followed by the Dungeness Crab Benedict - he was ALSO sick all day as a result of the richness. I don't think it was food poisoning - I really do think it was because it was so rich and fatty. Some may enjoy this, but we found it just too much to handle.
Although our server was awesome, I think some of the bussers or coffee-pourers were quite inexperienced. Our forks were moved by their prongs, our coffee cups were handled by their rims, and our coffees were automatically topped up without asking. The bussers kept wandering around slowly not quite knowing what to do.
To top it off, there was a baby crying behind us, and a man blowing his nose into his cloth napkin beside us - so not the ideal atmosphere!
All in all, I think we'd probably try it again for dinner based on the good reviews - and try ordering something a little fresher, but we won't be returning for brunch/lunch!