Pleasant urban in store restaurant.
Stopped in for an early dinner and was amazed at the great selection of freshly cooked foods at reasonable prices. You can see what you are going to eat and it looks appetizing. Had the bacon wrapped meatloaf, greek salad and a juice for $11. Nice setting with a modern feel. After your meal you can shop in the supermarket. Will be back!
I was in the DT and craving some real food for lunch. I heard good things about UF, and decided to give it a try. The restaurant part is basically cafeteria style, but the offerings looked way better than any cafeteria I've seen outside of Europe. In Paris there is a cafeteria style restaurant called Casino (named after the supermarket), sort of like UF but a lot bigger. UF reminded me of a scaled-down version of that place.
Everything looked clean and there were lots of tables, but I came for take-away. Service was fine, and the server helped me to make my choices among the entrees. Food quality was terrific for the money. I had the lamb shank with rice pilaf and stir-fried veggies. Not bad for under 11 bucks.
A good choice for a nice lunch.
This is a concept I've previously encountered only in Europe, though there may be other places that do it: fine dining in a grocery store. Urban Fare is known for it's quality product and exhorbitant prices, now it can add fine dining to its resume.
Went here Sunday night and tried out the shiny new cafeteria / restaurant. Had half a chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy and a glass of white wine. The food was great, and there's something very grown up about having a glass of wine before grocery shopping. I'm amazed the LCB thinks we're mature enough to do so. Seen similar places in Eurpoe a few times. A bit pricey ordering everything a la carte, but still enjoyed it all.
I have been going to this location in the first month they have opened. I have tried alot of their dishes, including their special of the day, that begins after 5pm.
I love their grilled salmon, simple in taste, melts in your mouth and never disappoint. I like their variety of chicken from bbq, tandoori, cajun to Italian, and its a tie between bbq & tandoori for the flavour. When you order your meal, remember to speak loud, due to their industrial fans making it hard for both sides to hear you. The vegetables do change, I like their carrots & mashed potatoes, and you may see variety of rices, cooked squash to steamed brocolie. As you make your choices from the area, they'll package it and you can take it to the cashier in their deli or even into the store, if you wish to purchase more items.
Great spot to get food under $10.00, that's hot or cold, fresh and variety of food to help you start or end your day.
Try it, you might become a regular.
Typical cafeteria like (Bread Garden-esq) food. For all the hype, I found it to be quite the yawner.
It gets quite busy because it's close to all the condos and a few office towers, so both the residential and the business crowd frequent this place.
Service is horrendous. I know it's not a restaurant, per se, but the kitchen is quite adamantly staffed, so flagging someone to take your order would seem to be an easy task - however, the servers tend to be standing in the back chatting or pretending to do work each time I've been here.
Value-wise, it's quite expensive for pre-maid food that they heat up for ya... probably a location thing, but still, I'd prefer a places like Bread Gardens, Capers, Choices, or the like.
When working in Coal Harbour I always go to UF for lunch. For $7 you get a choice of roasted meat (cajun chicken, barbecue chicken, lamb shank) and 2 of: rice, steamed vegetables or potatoes.
There is no service or ambience to complain about, it's cafeteria style - you line up, collect your food, and pay, simple as that.
For the money you can't beat it, especially considering a Tim Hortons or Food Fair lunch approaches $10 these days.