A small burger joint with a few tables inside and a couple on the sidewalk.
burgers were ok, not what we were expecting. had lots of other burgers that tasted better. service was ok, restaurant a little claustrophobic.
I tried this vera's after trying all the others and aside from the fact that the burger was initially overcooked (which they not only fixed, they invited me back again on their tab), the second burger was great, juicy, flavourful and the toppings were good, their sauce is awesome. Although I read one review where the staff were not nice, i found them to be really accomodating.
I've tried to like Vera's. Went to the one on Cornwall quite a long time ago, back then it was the place with the broken exhaust fan so we just reeked of grease by the time we left, this coupled with the totally indifferent/unfriendly staff (ok minimum wage is a bitch but get on with it!) and basically ho-hum burger made we wonder what all the hype was about.
Fast forward 2 yrs and I decided to give the Vera's on Denman another shot. Lo and behold the staff still suck! Yup I guess the minimum wage hasn't gone up in 2 yrs. I ordered up a burger, added up all the fixings I wanted along with fries and a shake and I was at 16 bucks! 16 bucks for a burger,fries and shake? Yup I agree that is retarded. This better be a great burger, alas the meal was fine, actually better than my previous experience but this wasn't a 16 buck burger.
My biggest pet peeve is still the crapola staff, when I went the place was empty and the girls working behind the counter were just chatting, you know the kind of talking that makes you think they are peeved you dared interrupt them. When my burger was done the lard butt behind the counter had to call my order up as it was too much trouble for her to walk the 5 feet to my table to deliver the food. This is it Vera folks, I just can't give you anymore chances.
I have been to both the Denman and the Davie's Vera's Burger and their food are both good, but I would prefer their Denman store, the staff are a bit more friendly. Their lamb burger is my favorite and of course their poutine too. Thanks for the good food.
A bit on the pricey side for a burger but the burger was big juicy and very yummy! I like how they let you choose what to put in the burger... make sure you go for Vera's sauce! The staff's also really friendly but you might have to wait a bit for your burger to be made.
I had a Vera's burger when I was really hungry - and it didn't do a thing. Didn't have the juiciness I expected, and the bun was quite typical. Maybe the condiments would have made a difference, which I didn't add coz it costed more and the one single burger was already $5 or so.
Went in past Monday nite; place was jampacked. But the smell of bacon drew us in. My boyfriend and i both ordered the special of the day which was a Canuck Burger; bacon cheeseburger. We orderd them with the "Works" but nothing spicy. These were the best burgers w'eve both had in awhile. Toasted bun with a juicy patty and loaded up with toppings. Cheese was melted while the bacon was crispy. Fries were good too. Will be back soon...Loved it!! :)
Was down for a walk with my daughter this past Sunday at English Bay when I decided to stop into the Veras on Denman St to grab a quick bite. I have been going to this location for about a year on and off since we moved into the area. I have generally found the burgers there pretty tasty but have noticed the staff does change over quite a bit, so service hasn't really stood out. It was about 2 pm and there was a lineup to the cashier of about 6 people while the tables inside were almost all full. We almost left because the couple in front were taking a long time with their order and changed it twice. C'mon people, is is that hard to figure out what to have for lunch? We ordered a Veras burger with cheese and bacon and a kid's order of chicken fingers to go. The guy taking my order took my name and told me that it would be about 10 minutes to be ready. But during our wait, a patio table became available, so we sat down to people watch while we waited. Our food took closer to 15 minutes but it was worth it. They actually brought our order to the table because I couldn't hear my name being called out. The burger was moist and had a nice fresh grilled flavor to it while the chicken fingers and fries were hot. The meal with two drinks came in a little over 20 dollars. The place was a little hot and smoky but our seats were outside and i found it added to the charm of the place. And as we were leaving, my daughter tugged on my shirt and said that someone was waving to us inside. I looked back and it was the guy who took our order waving goodbye.
We have been going to Vera's a lot lately and have always enjoyed our meals. The burgers are not frozen, all the ingredients are fresh and delicious. They actually advertise that the perfect burger is pink in the middle, just like a steak! You can see them grilling the burgers and they are clearly not frozen. As for the service you get what you give. I can completely understand why the staff get frustrated when customers neglect to get ready for their order. There are signs asking you to pick your toppings etc before getting up to the till yet so many don't! I've seen people stand at the register for 5 minutes debating what to put on their burgers while a huge line builds up behind them! How can you not get frustrated? I will continue to go to Vera's and recommend you do the same!
Vera has the best burger in town. The place is expensive but it is worth it. The quality in the meat can be tasted. The shakes are really good as well. I go there for the food and everything else comes in later and food is great. The menu has lot of different flavours but they should add another chicken burger. Cant beat this burger.
"Doug Special" ...its so big you gotta fork and knife it!
i went to the location on denman for the first time this month. the staff was great. they were very friendly and they did not mind explaining how the menu works to my friend who had never eaten there before. the burgers were great, nice and juicy. i will definetly come to this location again. great job!