Zachary's is modern, lively restaurant located in the Hampton Suites and Inn hotel, at the eastern most part of Robson street close to the BC Place Stadium. The menu features West Coast cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This was our second time at Zachary's. We weren't overly impressed on the first visit, but it's close to The Centre, reasonably priced, we had a coupon and the pubs close by would be busy as there was a big fight on. We are not big eaters, so we passed on appetizers. Our drinks came fairly quickly and were initially refreshed fairly quickly. I had the "specialty", cajun rib eye. My spouse had the maple glazed salmon. Considering the place was not very busy, our entrees took quite a while to be served. The presentation was quite nice. The portions, while not huge, were appropriate. That's about as far as the good stuff went. My rib eye had virtually no flavor, until the very last bite, where I could taste where some paprika had been shaken on it. It was warm, but certainly not "hot off the grill." The vegetables were barely cooked and virtually cold. My spouse's salmon was a nice size, cooked OK and hot, but bland. Her vegetables were also cold. The server never did come back and ask us how our meal was. I expect that to happen within the first few minutes of the dish hitting the table. We didn't see a server again until we had completely finished and were waiting for the cheque. I would have had a dessert, but we wound up having to wait too long. When the plates were being taken away, the server asked how everything was. My spouse remarked that it would have been better if the vegetables weren't cold. The response was "Oh". No apology, no, "I'll reduce your bill.", just "Oh". We tipped according to the service we received. I'm sure the server put it down to us being cheap because we had used a coupon. Not so, we always tip based on the original amount against the quality of the service.
So, if your expectations are low, you have extra time and not too much money, this is the place for you.
My family and I went here after buying a groupon for this restaurant.
When we talked in, the restaurant was almost empty, and we got some appetizers. For appetizers, we got calamari and dry ribs. The calamari was pretty good, but the dry ribs were WAY too salty and dry and overcooked. Not good.
For mains, we got the steak, chicken breast, salmon, and ravioli.
The steak was ordered medium, but it was almost well done when we got it. And burnt on the outside.
Everything was was mediocre at best.
Worst of all, it turns out that there was a coldplay event at Rogers Arena, and we couldn't use the groupon because it was an "event night".
Conclusion: Don't go.
A bunch of us went to Zachary's on Robson Restaurant on a Saturday Night.It was a "happening" place.We had had heard a LOT of good things so we thought that we would give it a try. We had to wait approx 15 minutes for our table but that wasn't bad considering it was busy. The staff were very friendly & courteous and took care of our needs.We ordered a bunch of different items along with our appies:Prime Rib, Steak & Lobster, Pasta & a fabulous 3 Course Dinner!All of the food came out in a timely manner and very nicely presented I must say.Apparently, they have their own Chef on site who prepares the meals fresh daily. We were impressed!! We had a bunch of drinks and ended our night with desserts & coffee. When it was time to pay the bill, we were stunned!The total amount of our bill was WAY cheaper than we expected especially with the quality and portion of the food PLUS drinks. We definitely recommend this place to everyone! We will be going back many times and become regulars as we will be saving a lot of money but not compromising on food quality,taste or service.
Great spot before a game or anytime - very colorful staff that make it a fun place to go and great food! And they make you feel like they are happy to have you there. Good price for what you get. We have gone several times with friends and have not heard a bad word from anyone and in fact several of our 'out of town' friends now make it a regular stop on their way through.