Located in the Quality Inn at False Creek
I've eaten here a few times because it's close to home and they have coupons in the Entertainment book. This is not a place you go expecting fine dining, as it is pretty much a casual hotel bar restaurant. If you are looking for/expecting something on the fancier side, you will be slightly disappointed.
The service is decent, as there is usually only one person working - serving as both bartender and server. If it's not busy, there is never a problem. If it is busy, usually a small wait, but even so, I've never had a problem here - nothing forgotten, nothing wrong. They do a good job even when busy.
Last time I went, I had the halibut - it was tender and flaky, served piping hot with a "buerre blanc" type sauce with baby shrimp over rice or mashed potatotes (my choice) and a good-sized serving of veggies - broccoli and carrots, both steamed to perfection.
The calamari I shared with my sister as an appy was actually really good and very tender - not rubbery, which was really nice. My only complaint was that it was an awfully small serving and not really meant as a sharing plate. My sister had the halibut burger with fries, which she really enjoyed.
We shared half a litre of wine, and after the coupon discount, for everything it was about $50, which is almost unheard of downtown.
My other favourite dish here is the canneloni - which I highly recommend if you like cheese! It's practically smothered in cheese before being baked, and served with a side caesar salad for about $15. Pretty decent and really quite tasty.
I will keep going back.
We were in a rush and tried the hotel restaurant for bacon and egg type breakfast.
Pretty bad stuff..Even my Dad who was a travelling salesman for 40 years was taken aback.
Juice choice was grapefruit or orange. It was Tang or a similar instant product.
Eggs were cooked fine.
Hashbrowns were some very strange tasting prepackaged product.
Bacon was fine.
Ham was some thinly sliced product that looked to be a loaf of compressed ham bits or something.
Toast was a typical generic bread with what tasted like a margarine type product.
Service was fine and the ambiance of the room was fine.
This breakfast cost 11 bucks.
We've been here at least once every year. It's not bad of a restaurant. Hidden alway close to Beach avenue / Howe. It's not going to be a 5 star. but It's worth what you pay for.
We come here using our 2 for 1 fine dine coupon from the Entertainment book. We tried the chicken, fish, pork liver, and curry along with compliments of vegetables that's included. We order drinks on the side, juice, and pop.. No complaints here. Sure beats what you get with McDonalds.
You can tell the staff here been working here for sometime, and they do care for your patronage. That is why there's only 1 or 2 waitresses working. If there's one, be patient, it's been a slow nite. If you go alone, request to eat and order at the Bar, they'll bring your dinner over to you. And you can watch TV.
For something just over $10 dish, it's pretty nice you can sit in a restaurant and enjoy the food. Ambiance is cozy, tables are tight. Needs some renos, but prob won't see that anytime soon.
It's not a $50 dinner plate, but it's definately a $10 home cooked meal. Sit and enjoy... Our experiences been great.