Browns Socialhouse offers a sleekly well-designed yet casual atmosphere with warm, efficient and unpretentious service. The creative menu is comfort food inspired, fusing west coast cuisine with our very Vancouver ethnic influences. We offer a great selection of appetizers, full sized main courses and fun desserts, we also serve a delicious brunch menu on the weekends and holidays. Our signature center bar offers up a great meeting place for cocktails.
Came here last night with a friend of mine. I ordered the Fettucini Carbonara and she ordered a fish burger.
The fettucini was delicious, and I even tried some of my friends fish burger which was really tasty. The price was a little high, but I guess sometimes you have to pay for the atmosphere too. I mean on the menu it costed $6 for hand-cut fries, seriously....how much could it possibly cost them for potatoes?
Anyhow, everything was terrific. We will return
I have been to various Browns locations and I have never been disappointed. Paid the new Point Grey location with my husband last night and again, we were not disappointed. We had chicken wings, small Cowboy Salad, Calamari, and Ahi Tuna Fishbowl. All were good. Everytime I visit I always order the Cowboy or Cowgirl salads - they are to die for! This is the first time I tried the calamari and I was quite impressed. They are not the usual fried calamari and tzaziki sauce. I would like to think it is the more mature version of fried calamari. Overall, I would describe Browns as an upscale pub. Their menu items are on the higher end (looking at $25-$30 per person). The staff are always friendly and accomodating.However, one thing that prevents me from going here more often (aside from the price) is that when they show Canucks games, they are not allowed to turn the volume up. That's really quite disappointing. My co-workers and I stopped watching hockey games at Browns for that reason. Also, a wing special during games would be nice too.
I attended this place with some work associates and I was quite impressed. The service was great, the food was good, and the ambiance and the waitresses were beautiful. A bit crowded though. I had the Italian pasta, which was flavourful and my coworkers had the steak and the chicken.
The great thing is the waitresses, hosts, etc, were all pretty 20'ish young women wearing low tops and short skirts that could have been shorter. I really came for the food and not the entertainment, but I was delighted at the pleasant atmosphere. Where they find them I like to know.
Message to Browns: More of the same!
The food here is pretty good.The interior is beautiful and trendy. For such great food, drinks selection and ambiance the prices are very reasonable, in spite of how fancy the decorations are, the classic beauty of the skirted wait staff and how delicious the food is. This is why there were many groups including mine. Will visit again! This is a great restaurant and they really need to look at opening more. The ambience is fantastic. Service attentive and the food mindblowing. I will arrange to be back.
I went here tempted by a Groupon that I had purchase.
Ambience and decor is lovely. As usual the music is just a little overloud and this observed on the slightly strained, facial expressions of the guests as they are trying to make themselves heard to their conversation partners. But that is nothing unusual in a pub-style restaurant.
I am sorry to say the food was a let down. The service was okay.
I had the Fettucine Carbonara with a Cesar salad starter:
The cesar dressing was authentic and quite good. The soft bread stick that accompanied it was coated in extremely high amounts of salt.
This dish turn out as somewhat overly chewy pasta served with virtually no sauce. I was really looking forward to alfredo sauce, but instead I got a coating of sauce and overly hard pasta. I also had a hard time finding the promised sweet peas in the dish. It was just a slosh of pasta.
The 2 pieces of blackened chicken that accompanied the dish seemed to have made aquaintace with a deep fryer (suspiciously soft).
That wasn't good.
I treated myself to and expresso martini, which was lovely - however frightfully expensive at $9. However it's Vancouver right?
Desert was a bit of a nightmare. The pecan chocolate pie had an oddly bitter taste. After a few shared bites we came to the conclusion that a portion of the pecans used in the pie - must have been slightly stale.
We shared food and the other maincourse was a pizza margherita. The tomato base of the pizza was rather ordinary and unsophisticated, but the pizza visually look like an authentic Italian pizza. Sadly it just didn't taste like one.
We left the waitress with a 15% tip, which is good manners and told her politely that we think somebody in the kitchen should taste the pie. The nuts may be a little stale. She listened politely and said absolutely nothing to make us feel better.
So the place is comfortable and has a nice decor. I would go here for drinks, but I don't think I would try their food again. I am sorry to say that, because this seems like a nice place from the outside and Dunbar and Point Grey seem a little starved for close by, walking distance cool-casual places to hang out in.
Back to Kits it is.
Sorry I don't like to pick - but this place did not give good value for the money we paid for it.