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yvr1953VancouverSince May 24, 20105 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value2.5 (2.6)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.5)

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Dixie's Restaurant337 E Hastings St, Vancouver
The Real Thing
Submitted Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 8:18am [Dine in]

Easily the best BBQ I've had in Vancouver. In fact, it is on the same level as highly regarded restaurants I've visited in Texas and New Orleans. I can't give a higher compliment than that. As for BBQ restaurants in Seattle and Calgary that I've tried, Dixie's is on another planet. There is love and attention to detail in this food. For example, they use three kinds of wood in the smoker. We tried the brisket, ribs, and a regular link. All perfect as were the coleslaw, potato salad and pickle sides. Pecan pie with maple whipped cream was excellent. The staff were very friendly, attentive and enthusiastic about the BBQ wonders on offer. Portions and prices are very fair. Look forward to returning. Highly recommended!

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Ashiana Tandoori Restaurant1440 Kingsway, Vancouver
A Vancouver Institution
Submitted Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10:10am [Dine in]

Restaurants come and go but Ashiana has been a temple of fine Indian food for many years on the Kingsway. The owner/chef and his wife always extend a warm welcome and the food is wonderful. I've been eating here since the 80s(!). Last night's dinner was another great experience. Highly recommended.

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Peaceful Restaurant2394 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Poor Quality For Vancouver
Submitted Monday, January 27, 2014 - 4:47pm [Take-out]

Ordered chicken with noodles and seasonal vegetables to go on a recent evening. The order was prepared quickly and the staff was friendly so I can say that the service was solid. Not much chicken and it was undercooked and had pieces of cartilage. The noodles were OK and there was a reasonable amount of bakchoy. However, there was too much oil and it tasted off. I didn't get sick but was grateful to have Tums on hand. There are many better Chinese restaurants in Vancouver. Will not go back and don't recommend.

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Milestone's Grill & Bar2966 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver
At Least We Didn't Have To Pay
Submitted Friday, January 24, 2014 - 10:47am [Dine in]

The restaurant has been in Kitsilano for a long time and I've had two or three good experiences. Last evening we went for dinner and this was our first visit in a couple of years. I have to agree with a previous reviewer that the food quality has gone downhill. After being seated, our assigned waitress took our order for two courses each and individual glasses of wine. That was the last time we saw her at our table as others served us from then on, including the manager. My wife had a mediocre Caesar salad to start and I had Chorizo Mozzarella Fritters which were supposed to be stuffed with chorizo sausage, mozzarella, garlic and parsley with a dusting of Reggiano, smoked paprika aioli on the side. The seven fritters arrived warm, not hot. Inside these balls was a pinkish, smooth paste that tasted slightly of chorizo but there was no actual chorizo, nor mozzarella, garlic or parsley. The Reggiano was also missing in action. I tried to like them but could only get through three. This is an $11.00 dish. After the table was cleared, we waited at least a half hour for our second course which the manager finally delivered. He did apologize for the wait. We both chose a 10 oz rib eye steak which was supposed to be served with Cajun potatoes, kale and mushrooms. This is a $28.00 item. After the manager left our table we realized that there were no mushrooms to be found. We flagged down a waiter and described the issue. My wife was famished and asked to have the mushrooms brought in a side dish so she could at least start eating. I opted to send my plate back and the waiter took it, including the cutlery. After a few minutes, the mushrooms arrived. My wife was given six and I was given three. All the mushrooms were very small, white variety, unsliced and basically raw. After the server left, I realized that the cutlery had not been replaced. Unable to flag down a waiter, I went for a stroll to find assistance. I finally found a person bussing a table and she supplied me with cutlery. Back in my seat, I tried a piece of potato. It was room temperature, dry and under cooked. The kale was swimming in some kind of oil so I passed on it. My first slice of steak was all fat so I didn't put it in my mouth. The second slice indicated that the meat had either been marinated or doused with a chemical tasting liquid that was very salty. Not at all appetizing. At this point I gave up and put the plate to one side. My wife also threw in the towel after a few bites of the steak and not finishing the potatoes, kale or mushrooms. After a few minutes, the manager came by. I described the quality of the food and he apologized. To his credit, without us bringing up the subject, he waived all charges so we didn't have to pay a penny. Needless to say, we will never be back. As I'm supposed to mention the ambience, there were lots of flat screen televisions showing hockey games but thankfully, the sound was turned down.

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Matisse512 Yates St, Victoria
Over-rated
Submitted Monday, May 24, 2010 - 10:09am [Dine in]

This is a popular spot and it was busy when we arrived for our reservation. We were greeted and seated promptly. The service was friendly throughout the evening. However, we had to ask for water and bread and you have to wait a long time for the food. We arrived at 7:30 and the first course did not hit the table until 9:00! We were not alone in this regard as the party at an adjacent table were visibly and vocally upset about this issue. Apart from the wait, this interfered with our enjoyment of the first course food/wine pairing. In addition to the bottle of wine that we ordered for the main course, we ordered glasses of rose and white wine for our first courses. They were served chilled, as they should be, but were room temperature by the time the first course arrived. The main courses of lamb and duck were competently prepared but both were served with the same bland sauce. Desserts were OK. All portions were on the small side and prices are high. I would mention two things about the ambience. First, the lighting is very dim. For a restaurant that trumpets the quality and presentation of its dishes, you can barely see what is on your plate. Second, this is a small room and can be very noisy. Not a place for quiet conversation. Over-all, our impression is that Matisse is highly over-rated and not a good value. Won't be back and would not recommend.

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