The stunning views at this romantic spot in the heart of Stanley Park, earned The Teahouse Restaurant the title of ‘Best Sunset in the City’. Along with the scenery, Teahouse offers delicious, West Coast cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. A scenic drive into Stanley Park, brings you to Ferguson Point. Stop in for a bite to eat, enjoy a glass of wine and indulge in the longest sunset in the city.
My husband and I were just married at Fergusson Point and had our Reception on the restaurant grounds followed by dinner. Everthing was fantastic. Great food, superb service and personal attention. Thanks for everything.
My lovely hubby took me to The Teahouse for my birthday, and what a great experience! We have no complaints at all about the service, every person we encounter in this restaurant was respectful and very helpful. Ambiance is excellent, inside is nice, warm and cozy, and the ocean view is the best. Good appys, but I did not rate the food a 5 or even a 4 because i've had better; it was good, don't take me wrong, but I expected outstanding. They plated my cake beautifully.
Went for dinner here last Friday for the first time since this place has changed hands/names. The menu is similar, they still have the famous mushroom caps and carrot-ginger soup. Although the food is solid, you go to this place for the views. We split the seafood sampler appetizer (grilled salmon, ahi tuna tartare and curry prawns). The portion size was generous and all of the dishes were fresh and good. The server was a bit spacey though. For example, we had to ask for plates to share the appetizer and for water refills. He was fairly knowledgeable about the menu though. My partner has the 10 oz NY steak, which was decent, although the sides (potatoes, minted demi glaze) were predictable and lackluster. I had the scallops (actually an appie) with a side of veggies. They were OK, not bad, not great, came with a huge pile of useless radish sprouts piled on top. The desserts were excellent - try the sunburned lemon tart. I don't know if I'd be rushing to come back since nothing was really of "WOW" quality besides dessert, just solid good food. For the prices (which, BTW, are more in the $20-$30 range, not $10-$20) I would expect something a bit more creative and original. Maybe because the clientele is older (the majority of patrons were gray hairs - 65+) the cooking is more conservative? I'd still take out of towners here though for the amazing view.
The group who runs the Sequoia Grill also manages the Sandbar, Seasons in the Park, and Carderos. What do they all have in common? Overpriced, comical food served in beautiful locations. (To be fair, I haven't eaten at the Sandbar or Carderos recently). It is so annoying to be at the bad end of a restaurant (e.g. the customer end) who knows it can keep serving terrible food because the location brings in a steady stream of tourists that may never be in the city again.
The menu items ring of fine dining: frisee greens, braised lambshake with reduction, blah, blah. It is all empty rhetoric. The ingredients were sub-par. My spouse had the lamb, which was dry and grisly. We shared the frisee greens ($13) appetizer which literally consisted of 4 frisee leaves circling a little bite of goat cheese we had to fight over. If you ordered a similar appetizer at Bishop's, for instance, you would get three times the amount of food on your plate. How can they not be laughing in the kitchen? It is like a bunch of people are playing make-believe, a dress-up game they like to call "fine dining restaurant". We are not oblivious.
For my main course, I ordered the lobster special. It was served with green ooze pouring out of its innards and stale butter. What ever happenened to presentation? We were not satisfied with our dish, so the waitress was hostile to us. I mean, who are we to complain? Oh yes, the customers spending a couple hundred dollars.
On the plus side, I drank wine by the glass that night and the selection was amazing. The Sauvignon Blanc was probably the nicest I have ever tried. And the dessert was pretty good, too. So, if you want a place to go for wine and dessert after dinner, I definitely recommend the Sequoia Grill. You can see a beautiful view of the the city from your table.
Went for my mom's Birthday lunch with my mom..(her Birthday)
Server was fresh out of bed minus the shower and eyeliner!
Couldn't remember the specials and the 2 that I did hear didn't sound nearly as good as the 6 that I heard the other server tell the table kitty corner to us! My MOM was choked as she is a definite "Foodie" (by foodie I mean loves food hates servers!) that said, she was pissed!
The feature soup was burnt and the chicken on the cob salad was cold, and the tea apparently doesn't come with milk, sugar, honey, a spoon...um...we got the BAG! Yay! and hot water! Double bonus!
Other then that, the view is incredible! I would definitely go back! Maybe in the evening when the morning hangovers have subsided amongst the servers and perhaps with better company!
heart you mom!
We went to sequoia grill for our staff Christmas brunch and I have to say that the restaurant was really accommodating and service was great. Servers were friendly and catered to our needs. The food was delicious. All in all, it was a lovely time.
I attended a small wedding last week at Ferguson Point and the dinner reception was at the Sequoia Grill. Some of the dishes we ordered were: The Teahouse Mushrooms, Seafood Taster, Baby Spinach and Pear Salad, Ahi Tuna, Braised Short Rib, Venison, Lemon Tart, Double Belgian Chocolate Cake and Warm Chocolate Fondant Pudding. Everything was great and no food was left on any of the plates. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The place was romantic and perfect for a small wedding party.
My meal was tasty and I liked my seafood filled mushrooms, the carrot and ginger soup was average. My son (10) who had never had a croque monsieur was impressed but my husband's fish cake (which is common vancouver fare) was dry and tasteless much like canned tuna.The service was very slow, and our bill was messed up. We were not given and apologies or acknowledgment about it. There are so many retaurants in Vancouver that have outstanding views and ambience that when asked for a retaurant suggestion I will give the Sequoia grill a miss. Why has the chain that bought the Tea House and Mulvanies glossed over charm and elegance?
Sinday brunch is a real treat. Our croissants were great with fresh preserve, I had the West coast eggs benedict, which were some of the best i have tasted so far in vancouver. My friend had the french toast, she loved it and would have had a second helping given the chance. The service is some of the best i have experienced form around the world. Friendly and attentive without being suffocating. Basically a great place for a sunday brunch treat for anyone. I would definately return and take out of town friends here for any of the menus.
7 walk-ins dined on the deck. The service was excellent, friendly and attentive yet casual. All of us are at least passable cooks, and none of us detected a "blip" in what we ordered. Most impressive to all of us was the impeccable fish --- fresh and cooked to perfection (done to the proper degree, still moist inside). Limited but interesting wines by the glass (wish there had been more to choose from, especially BC wines as we are from out of town). Gorgeous setting and most welcome after a walk around about 3/4 of Stanley Park.