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Incendio103 Columbia St, Vancouver
What a Disappointment!
By Flowering Lotus of Commercial broadway (6 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:51pm [Dine in]

I had gone to Incendio for dinner last summer, and it was terrific - the service was very attentive and friendly, the food was delicious and the decor was warm and elegant. With fond memories, I was looking forward to returning with my husband.

Finally, we made it there. We had a reservation, and were seated promptly. It took a very long time after that for anyone to check on us and to take our order. The cooks and the servers all seemed more concerned with whatever was happening on their cell phones. There was one server who seemed to be on task all evening, but she wasn't serving our section. On multiple occasions throughout the evening, this server had to nudge our server into making her way over to our table because we clearly needed attention.

Aside from the incredibly slow service, here's what went wrong:

1. We ordered the calamari appetizer. The crust on the squid was rock hard and had too much paprika. We didn't really enjoy it and didn't finish it.

2. DH ordered his steak medium well - we clarified with the server that he wanted well, not rare, and we all had a little laugh about it. I'm SURE she told the kitchen the correct information, but when DH discovered that his steak was rare and we reported the issue, she immediately blamed the kitchen. As a customer, it doesn't matter to me whose fault it is. Just apologize, fix it and move on!

3. While they were remaking my husband's entire dinner plate (which was nice and appreciated), my food was getting cold so DH insisted I should just eat. My meal was finished and cleared away before my husband's meal came the second time. This time, his steak was very well done. It was also very bland, so DH was really disappointed to wait all that time for food he did not enjoy.

4. My gnocchi quattro formaggio sauce tasted nice but the gnocchi was very doughy and amateurly made.

5. The server comped the dessert and teas but didn't take it off the bill correctly. Another wait to get that resolved.

All in all, the meal service took over 2 hours, and we ate fast when the food arrived. Good thing we weren't going to a show or anything afterwards.

The ambiance is still great - it's a beautiful building and the decor is nice. Service needs to pick up speed and professionalism, and the food should be of higher quality for the price.

DH and I will not be returning for a long while.

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Paulies Kitchen1132 Mainland Street, Vancouver
This Place is LOUSY!
By Scotty1 of Vancouver (downtown) (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, July 18, 2016 - 9:37pm [Dine in]

Food is poor, service is bad. Complained to manager that I will put a bad review and he said it's your prerogative. He did not care that I stated the noodles were uncooked, the garlic bread was $5 (the waiter did not mention that and should have) The food prices are outrageous. People should refuse to take this mediocre poorly run restaurants and stop going! The standards are below par, Tim Horton's has better service.

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Chau Veggie Express5052 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Manager at Chau Veggie Express Maria Huynh doesn't care about customers
By dininginvancouver2015 of Vancouver, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, July 15, 2016 - 12:32pm [Take-out]

I am disappointed to have to update my review, but the Manager of Chau Veggie Express Maria Huynh leaves me no choice.

They are incredibly busy, so they don't care if you have an unpleasant experience (or multiples of them).

I have been a dedicated and loyal patron for the last 8 months (embarrassingly eating here about twice a week). I contacted the manager "Maria Huynh" with my issues with NO RESPONSE AT ALL.

Eventually your declining service will catch up with you. You are enjoying the glory of your busy days but I am very disappointed on how my complaints were dealt with (as in...NOT AT ALL) and left a sour taste in my mouth.

I will miss your food.

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Buckstop833 Denman Street, Vancouver
BBQ Pitmaster this place is NOT!
By 99north of Squamish (32 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 10:24am [Dine in]

Having been in the BBQ hobby for the past 4 years now we decided hey why not were right in the area so we stopped in on a Saturday afternoon, 6 people including us were in the restaurant. We seated ourselves and the waitress came over and gave us the menus and asked if we wanted drinks,,we said no just water would be fine. After 15 minutes she came back to get our order,,,said Oh I totally forgot about your water,,,which tuned into another 10 min before it was there, Okay,,,6 people and she couldn't get water to the table>>??
We ordered a smoked brisket and a pulled pork sandwich to share, and after 25 minutes it arrived, pulled pork order spot on,,,brisket order not so much. Just brisket on a board, no bun, i asked if this was the sandwich,,,she said oh miscommunication with the chef??
Long story short,,,they just stuffed the brisket in a bun and said here you go!

Now to the best part,,,Pulled pork,,now I have smoked dozens of these babies and know what pulled pork should taste like, and not a gloppy wet mess on a soaked thru bun.
The brisket had NO smoke on it whatsoever,,,it was like it was steamed or something but if it was smoked,,someone forgot to add the wood!
Now I know how hard it must be to have a BBQ joint in a small venue,,,electric smokers because of space and requirements etc etc,,but I've eaten some pretty good Q all over and even made some outstanding Q of my own
but Buckstop I am afraid to say, unless it was an off day for them, is not the best BBQ in Vancouver.
sorry to say,,,we will not return
Pitmasters they are not!

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Faubourg2156 West 41st, Vancouver
My Review of Faubourg Paris
By Gumboo of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 5:57pm [Dine in]

I put a lot of thought to see if I should share this review or not, then I came to the conclusion that I must. To be clear, I should explain few things briefly first and then I move to the issues. The beginning is about the good past days; and I write it in detail because first, I must be fair and second, I want you to know that I KNOW THIS PLACE VERY WELL, and third, I used to care so much for Faubourg (OLD FAUBOURG WAS HOMEY FOR ME, MY FAMILY, AND FRIENDS).

Anyway, I was a fan, and a very loyal customer. And I liked this place not only for myself and family, but also friends. Every time, I wanted to do a favor for friends or to treat them, Faubourg or Faubourg gift card was the first and sometimes my only choice. I was a regular since 2014 when Faubourg was opened in Park Royal West Vancouver. And I was so happy that finally we, the West Vancouverites, have such an excellent coffee shop/ bakery in our neighborhood. I used to visit Faubourg almost every day, sometimes twice a day. Everything was excellent as I said before, customer service A+; friendly atmosphere A+ ; very nice and welcoming owner who really cared about what he is offering, how he is running his business, and how he is treating his customers ( a lovely man indeed: for sure 3 pluses A+++). The list goes on: Very clean store with beautiful décor , “TO DIE FOR” croissants, especially pistachio and almond or those cute macarons. Sandwiches tasted great, fresh and fulfilling, pastries elegant design and delicious, almond slices were rich and flavorful; perfect match for a pot of high quality tea or tea latte in late afternoon (VERY SATISFYING).

But now, the place is so disappointing that I don’t like to go back there. And it is disappointing not because every single awesome product changed to something bad, not at all (and it is not fair to say so). But now, I witness huge issues with quality service and some major products; so that me and other regulars do not like the place anymore. This place is not the Faubourg we knew.

First issue, croissants are not fresh anymore (especially the early morning ones). They bring croissants from far location (Rivershore) or sometimes I noticed they are old, dark, with lots of powder (to cover the dark spots). Then, I found out they are leftovers from the day before. Surprisingly, croissants are sold for the same price as fresh out of oven ones. It seems somehow, the management does not care about park royal customers anymore as this is not a problem with other 2 stores.

Second, it seems you can’t trust management with your orders. Me and collogues had a breakfast party while ago and I told them I will bring fresh croissants from Faubourg: From “Artisan of croissants” (MY EXACT WORDS). Since I knew the park Royal store do not have fresh croissants before noon, I put the order into Kerrisdale location for 50 croissants (30 pistachio and 20 almonds), I called management in advance to make sure I will receive fresh out of oven product and she promised to deliver best quality. Friday early morning, I went to pick up my order, things were ready in 2 big boxes (top pistachio, bottom almond). I checked the top ones; excellent fresh looking and assumes it’s the case with the other box as well. So happy and tipped the baker for 30 dollars and left to my company. And then bam, what a big disappointment? The Almond croissants were so old, dark and non- fresh to the point that my co- workers notice the difference in terms of freshness (between pistachio and almond I mean). But what could I do at that moment? Later on, I texted the picture of those obviously dark old almond croissants to the manager of Kerrisdale location. Her response: they look good to me, no they are fresh,…..
Instead of following on what happened and what was wrong, instead of appreciating the loyal customer (and she knows me very well), she reacted with very rude and disrespectful manner and also denied the fact that almonds are not as fresh as pistachios. To be clear, if she did not deny or reacted rudely; or if she just follow up on my concerns, I wouldn’t be as hurt and disappointed.

Third, the quality of product and service is very poor at Park Royal.; and I came to the conclusion that management really does not care for West Vancouver customers anymore. You should know what you receive depends on the location you are visiting (they have 3 stores) and who is on shift. You go to Hornby or Kerrisdale, things are usually consistent and good in general; and if you visit Park Royal store, you could be served with tasteless cold Latte. About Sandwiches, they are definitely very good and tasty in Kerrisdale or Hornby, but not in Park Royal (they taste and look different).

I mentioned the issues I am concerned with. To be fair and honest, I still think the rest of their product is still excellent. But what I am looking for is their old pattern: Consistent quality product and service. Yes bad things or poor quality of product or service may happen. It is natural, part of doing business, and part of receiving service on our side as customers as well. I never looked for absolute and 100 percent perfection all the time. This is not practical and I truly believe as a loyal/ practical customer, I also have a duty of ignoring minor issues or the so called “it happens sometime”. But when these problems become the norm, and when I witness different service and product in different locations, that’s a warning sign to me. In short, I find Faubourg management inconsistent, non- proffessional, and unreliable. What a disappointment!!.

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Faubourg769 Hornby St, Vancouver
My Review of Faubourg Paris
By Gumboo of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 5:56pm [Dine in]

I put a lot of thought to see if I should share this review or not, then I came to the conclusion that I must. To be clear, I should explain few things briefly first and then I move to the issues. The beginning is about the good past days; and I write it in detail because first, I must be fair and second, I want you to know that I KNOW THIS PLACE VERY WELL, and third, I used to care so much for Faubourg (OLD FAUBOURG WAS HOMEY FOR ME, MY FAMILY, AND FRIENDS).

Anyway, I was a fan, and a very loyal customer. And I liked this place not only for myself and family, but also friends. Every time, I wanted to do a favor for friends or to treat them, Faubourg or Faubourg gift card was the first and sometimes my only choice. I was a regular since 2014 when Faubourg was opened in Park Royal West Vancouver. And I was so happy that finally we, the West Vancouverites, have such an excellent coffee shop/ bakery in our neighborhood. I used to visit Faubourg almost every day, sometimes twice a day. Everything was excellent as I said before, customer service A+; friendly atmosphere A+ ; very nice and welcoming owner who really cared about what he is offering, how he is running his business, and how he is treating his customers ( a lovely man indeed: for sure 3 pluses A+++). The list goes on: Very clean store with beautiful décor , “TO DIE FOR” croissants, especially pistachio and almond or those cute macarons. Sandwiches tasted great, fresh and fulfilling, pastries elegant design and delicious, almond slices were rich and flavorful; perfect match for a pot of high quality tea or tea latte in late afternoon (VERY SATISFYING).

But now, the place is so disappointing that I don’t like to go back there. And it is disappointing not because every single awesome product changed to something bad, not at all (and it is not fair to say so). But now, I witness huge issues with quality service and some major products; so that me and other regulars do not like the place anymore. This place is not the Faubourg we knew.

First issue, croissants are not fresh anymore (especially the early morning ones). They bring croissants from far location (Rivershore) or sometimes I noticed they are old, dark, with lots of powder (to cover the dark spots). Then, I found out they are leftovers from the day before. Surprisingly, croissants are sold for the same price as fresh out of oven ones. It seems somehow, the management does not care about park royal customers anymore as this is not a problem with other 2 stores.

Second, it seems you can’t trust management with your orders. Me and collogues had a breakfast party while ago and I told them I will bring fresh croissants from Faubourg: From “Artisan of croissants” (MY EXACT WORDS). Since I knew the park Royal store do not have fresh croissants before noon, I put the order into Kerrisdale location for 50 croissants (30 pistachio and 20 almonds), I called management in advance to make sure I will receive fresh out of oven product and she promised to deliver best quality. Friday early morning, I went to pick up my order, things were ready in 2 big boxes (top pistachio, bottom almond). I checked the top ones; excellent fresh looking and assumes it’s the case with the other box as well. So happy and tipped the baker for 30 dollars and left to my company. And then bam, what a big disappointment? The Almond croissants were so old, dark and non- fresh to the point that my co- workers notice the difference in terms of freshness (between pistachio and almond I mean). But what could I do at that moment? Later on, I texted the picture of those obviously dark old almond croissants to the manager of Kerrisdale location. Her response: they look good to me, no they are fresh,…..
Instead of following on what happened and what was wrong, instead of appreciating the loyal customer (and she knows me very well), she reacted with very rude and disrespectful manner and also denied the fact that almonds are not as fresh as pistachios. To be clear, if she did not deny or reacted rudely; or if she just follow up on my concerns, I wouldn’t be as hurt and disappointed.

Third, the quality of product and service is very poor at Park Royal.; and I came to the conclusion that management really does not care for West Vancouver customers anymore. You should know what you receive depends on the location you are visiting (they have 3 stores) and who is on shift. You go to Hornby or Kerrisdale, things are usually consistent and good in general; and if you visit Park Royal store, you could be served with tasteless cold Latte. About Sandwiches, they are definitely very good and tasty in Kerrisdale or Hornby, but not in Park Royal (they taste and look different).

I mentioned the issues I am concerned with. To be fair and honest, I still think the rest of their product is still excellent. But what I am looking for is their old pattern: Consistent quality product and service. Yes bad things or poor quality of product or service may happen. It is natural, part of doing business, and part of receiving service on our side as customers as well. I never looked for absolute and 100 percent perfection all the time. This is not practical and I truly believe as a loyal/ practical customer, I also have a duty of ignoring minor issues or the so called “it happens sometime”. But when these problems become the norm, and when I witness different service and product in different locations, that’s a warning sign to me. In short, I find Faubourg management inconsistent, non- proffessional, and unreliable. What a disappointment!!.

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Vegan Pizza House2119 Kingsway, Vancouver
You Don't Have to Be Vegan to Enjoy Their Pizza
By leonard h of Vancouver (39 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 11:58pm [Take-out]

Their pizza looks better in real life than it does as advertised on their website. It's a beautiful thing, made with care and skill, and loaded with toppings. The sauce is excellent. The crust is perfect. It is very tasty. And for only $20.00 we had a meal big enough for three people. I'd call that a good deal in Vancouver.

Still, I was going to give Vegan Pizza House 4 stars rather than 5 because vegan cheese is not as good as real cheese, and vegan meat can't compare in flavour to real meat...but then I realised that despite these things, their pizza is still fantastic, and that impressed me all the more.

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Koyuki Sapporo Ramen795 Jervis Street Vancouver C, Vancouver
Why bother when there are so many choices
By clumsywaiter of Metro Vancouver (22 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 10:07pm [Dine in]

Came here on a Thursday night shortly after their grand opening. Was a disaster from the beginning. The waiter was running back and forth as the were short staffed (more on that in a moment)

We ordered two bowls of ramen and Gyoza.
Gyoza was too soft and edges tasted hard - first strike
Ramen came out a whopping 40 minutes later and this is not just our table, everyone's dinner was late - strike two.

Final strike - the broth was cold! They have to re-heat it in the microwave and the food didn't even look like it did in the menu.

The waiter did explain they were short staffed that night, as two waiters called in sick. He had to come out of the kitchen to help...they did apologize and comp'd our meals...but we won't be back. Simply too many good ramen restaurants in the area.

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Bau Down115 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Food was great, service was terrible
By thecritic of Vancouver (375 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 1, 2016 - 10:11am [Dine in]

As the review title says, the food was really good here but our server struggled with the service. We ordered a variety of dishes that we all shared including the bang bang prawns, fly rice, huli chicken and beef rib. All were very tasty and enjoyable.

The service on the other hand was brutal. Drink orders took 15 minutes or longer each round. Our bill took at least 20 minutes to get and then it had to be reprinted a couple of times because it was wrong.

Overall I would return because the food was great but I hope I don't have the same server.

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Old Xian's Food3510 Kingsway, Vancouver
do not eat here
By clumsywaiter of Metro Vancouver (22 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:35am [Dine in]

came here for a quick meal on a rainy saturday. there was a cockroach crawling up the wall - do not eat here under any circumstances! sadly the service is attentive but i cannot eat in a restaurant that has cockroaches crawling up walls - will report to the VCH as well

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Marcello Pizzeria1404 Commercial, Vancouver
Poor service, poor food. Rude people.
By darnitall of New Weset (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 11:09am [Dine in]

I will never go back to this restaurant. The waitress treated us like we were an inconvenience, got our order wrong and more or less ignored us. When the food came out, one main came 15 minutes prior to the other and the pizza we ordered was incorrect. When confronting the waitress with our predicament, she seem totally ambivalent about our experience. And at the end she was shocked that I provided no TIP ("to insure prompt service").

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Milestone's Grill and Bar1109 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
5 screwups in a single sitting
By cmonkiew of Yaletown (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 1:57pm [Dine in]

* wife ordered burger on lettuce (gluten intolerant) came out on a bun
* replacement burger was raw (mine was slightly pink which is ok) - food safety issue
* ordered beer, they were changing the keg. Ok. No prob. Beer came out 25-30 mins later
* kid got a kids meal with ice cream sandwich which came out completely melted - food safety issue
* they comped us the burger (good), but discounted it $14 instead of the $16.50 it actually cost

I asked to speak to manager, and to her credit she comped the meal, but it was still a terrible experience. 1's across the board.

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Dung Sing Chin Seafood Restaurant2163 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Spoiled food/horrible service
By crystal c of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 7:10pm [Dine in]

I went there for dimsum today with family and the restaurant served us SPOILED FOOD. It was completely disgusting. I found a hair inside a shrimp dumpling and THE MANAGER told me that it was my hair. I found it cooked inside the dumpling and pulled it out of the dumpling right in front of him. I used to love going here and the food used to be good, so I ordered what I normally did. I got three different types of shrimp dumplings and they were ALL SPOILED. I told the manager and he said that we should have told him earlier but we just tried it because it came out late. When we informed the manager he actually yelled at us and said that we should have told him earlier even though we waited over an hour for our food and it had just arrived.. This restaurant has seriously gone down hill and it's not recommended, because they serve spoiled food, and they offer horrible service.

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Hamilton Street Grill1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Good not great
By VJB of abbotsford (171 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 12:07pm [Dine in]

It had been awhile since we have been to Hamilton Street Grill. They have a special promotion for the month of June - $20.00 for a Peppercorn Strip Loin with potatoes and vegetables. It is very good value. The steak is 8 – 10 oz. and was perfectly cooked and the vegetables were very good. The regular menu is a bit on the pricey side for the atmosphere. The restaurant is in Yaletown though so the rent in this area is pretty high. We shared an order of garlic butter shrimp with garlic toast and they were good. It was a very generous serving but as my husband said it was good but not great.
The service was good. The wine was topped up during the course of our meal but we just felt very rushed. The server also checked to see that our meals were satisfactory. We had just finished our appetizer and the steak was put on the table immediately. I felt it may have been sitting under a heat lamp waiting for us to finish our meal as my steak was lukewarm. We would just finish a dish and it would be taken away within a minute.
They charge fine dining prices but the setting is not really a fine dining venue. It is more of a casual dining ambiance. I would return and use my entertainment coupon or if they had a good promotion but I do feel that otherwise they are a bit overpriced for what they offer.
The evening we were dined there were only 6 tables occupied whereas the restaurant next door was packed with customers.

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Church's Chicken2504 Kingsway, Vancouver
Good times here
By LaRiviere28 of Port Alberni, BC (9 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 4:28pm [Dine in]

I often used to go here for lunch when I was going to school I went with Dad when he was home from working out of town and my Mom was at work my Mom and I came here lots I always enjoyed the chicken with French fries and corn on the cob and also a chicken burger. .

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Cadeaux Bakery172 Powell Street, Vancouver
Wonderful
By Norman of Vancouver East (75 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 12:53pm [Dine in]

I have purchased pastries from here twice, and both times they were outstanding. There are suddenly a lot of pastry shops opening, and few are as good as Cadeaux. The presentation is beautiful and the taste is wonderful. The first time I had a kind of peanut butter filled pastry, but by "peanut butter" I am only referring to the flavour of the filling. The second time I had chocolate covered vanilla cheesecake, and I can say I have never had better. Highly recommended, and don't be put off by the location, which is an area that is rapidly changing.

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Chef Hung Restaurant3313 Shrum Lane, Vancouver
Just so so
By clumsywaiter of Metro Vancouver (22 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 6, 2016 - 12:17pm [Dine in]

Came here for a quick weekend lunch. I tried the Chef Hung in Richmond when it opened and was wondering how this location would be.

Service is excellent, tea is always topped up but the food is sub par. Ordered Champion Beef noodle soup, dumplings, and cold cucumbers to start.

Broth lacks depth in the beef soup, noodles are chewy which I like. Dumplings are just average and the cold cucumbers tasted like pickles and wasn't worth the $5.

I think one reviewer said it best a long time ago, If that is what the champion noodles soup is, I seriously question the merits of that contest.

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Poor Italian Trattoria & Ristorante3296 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Will NEVER return
By KingNeptuneReviews of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, June 3, 2016 - 9:10am [Dine in]

At first when we heard about this restaurant we remembered bad reviews and unpleasant food, however, they have changed chefs and now chef Gerry and his kitchen crew are absolutely fantastic! Upon being seated, the atmosphere was pleasant with a nice dining layout, traditional Italian music lightly playing in the background, and nicely lit focal points such as the bar area and traditional decor. As we opened our menus we were delighted to see such a vast variety of wines and liqueurs, we were surprised that the poor Italian had such a vast variety to choose from and it was definitely a change of pace from our usual watering holes. Secondly, we observed on the table a promotion of special pastas offered on pasta nights and a seafood festival coming up in June. We were super excited and had been telling all our friends and family about this event. As we began to skim through our menus, we noticed a stocky older Italian man with salt and peppered hair tending to other tables. I'm guessing he must've been a manager or something. As we were looking at our menus he was servicing other tables and his attitude was just appaling. How could a manager speak to customers in such a entitled "I'm the boss" mentality is beyond me. He was rude, unappealing, and worst of all had his fingers in the food when carrying dishes to the tables. I was absolutely disgusted with not only his attitude and personality, but poor service skills and demeanour. If he is the owner he definitely needs to stay out of the restaurant, and if he's just a manager he definitely needs to be let go of, I'd expect such a classy upscale fine Italian restaurant to show a little more class when hiring personnel to be the front lines of your establishment. By now I had already lost my appetite but decided to give the food a shot, to start off we ordered the carpaccio which came as expected but was delicious none the less. Followed by the antipasto misto which had a assortment of Italian meats, cheeses, and olives enjoyed with bread and traditional olive oil with balsamic vinegar. Next came priuschutto wrapped cantelopes and calamari which was absolutely fantastic! A genuine taste with amazing attention to detail and flavours accentuating the natural flavours of the key ingredients and not heavily seasoned to mask errors. I was pleasantly surprised with the appetizers and had regained my appetite thanks to the kitchen staff. As we finished our appetizers the bussing staff was quick to remove and clear empty dishes from the table and the waiters were quick to help us pour our wine and waters even though we had bottles at our table and could've done so ourselves. This was a very classy touch. But again mr MANAGER had to walk around with his entitled attitude and nose stuck up in the air to offer anything to us let alone bringing us more desired bread. We had asked him twice to but he mumbled something under his breath to the words of "you don't f*cking need it" or "I don't f*cking need this".... Either which is just as bad... I am not deaf and know what I heard and will NEVER return to this restaurant. I am NOT fat or obese if that is what he was implying, and if he doesn't need this he definitely will NEVER get my service EVER again. Our table spent upwards of $500 for dinner which isn't cheap to be served by people like this?! You've GOT to be kidding. We had told all our family and friends to attend the upcoming seafood festival but will be telling them otherwise!! No way will they be getting our patronage or service let alone our referrals. The food was delicious but definitely not worth being belittled by the manager in the front by the bar. They had lost our respect and impression. All in all for a classy establishment such as the poor Italian trying to serve fine dining and delicious food, you could really use a makeover in the front head of staff position. The only thing dragging this place down is the "mr. Entitled" manager with the salt and pepper hair who looks like HE doesn't need it.

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Dixie's Restaurant337 E Hastings St, Vancouver
The Real Thing
By yvr1953 of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
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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Miku Restaurant200 Granville St, #70, Vancouver
Unpretentious Japanese fine dining
By starfoodie of North Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 9:44am [Dine in]

Coming to Miku is always a phenomenal experience. Everything, from the location, to the food (the sushi quality is unmatched) and the staff that simply make you feel at home makes it one of my favourite restaurants. You never get that pretentious feel that you get at other fine dining restaurants - kudos to the staff for making that happen.

We had a reservation for five and got to sit on the patio. The view from here of the water front and harbour is great, especially during this time of the year. Great place to take someone if they are from out of town.

As for the food, presentation here is everything. The Miku Zen is something I always go for when I come for lunch, as it has a bit of everything. Something like that of a bento box, but much fancier of course. 5 types of rolls, with their aburi sushi being the best. Also some miso soup and appys. Their appetizers and lunch options are something you want to stick to because they do it very well.

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