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West Vancouver Restaurant Reviews
Tuscany Restaurant451 Bowen Island Trunk Road, Bowen Island
Cozy Authentic Italian
By GoldClaw of Ladner, Delta (8 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 2:20pm [Dine in]

My husband and I took the Bowen Island Express from Granville Island to Bowen for a romantic first anniversary outing and supper, with reservations at Tuscany. It was very busy so we were glad to have reservations. We saw a friend there from Vancouver too.

As another reviewer commented, staff are very chatty with their customers who are friends but we did not find this a problem as we had excellent service the whole evening. Water is replaced as it is drunk, menu items were explained despite being on the board behind us and other customers recommended certain desserts. Very friendly place!

We had the Molto Vegetariana pizza and the Firenze pizza. Both were delicious. The firenze was heaven. For dessert we had the panna cotta and the tiramisu. They are not stingy with the mascarpone! We enjoyed the entire experience and our bill, including green tea and 20% tip, was $54.00. We took some of the pizza home too as we could not finish it and still eat dessert...you see where our priorities lie =) This place is worth the visit.

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Amadeo Bakehouse And Coffees1468 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Support Local Business
By anton of Greater Van (23 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 6:02pm [Dine in]

Hmm, I am surprised no one had reviewed this place as it does not look like a new establishment.

Anyway, I came with my friend here for lunch after some Grouse Grind action. We didn't want to go to the standard fares like White Spot or Earl's, so we decided to drive a bit further. Walked by this place and decided to give it a try. First impression is that it looks spacious and cozy. A good selection of freshly made panini sandwiches and baked goods. We both ordered the veggie panini, It's got lots of filling, roasted eggplant, pepper, arugula, capers and more). I also had their soup of the day (leek and potato), looked homemade and tasted delicious. 2 sandwiches and 1 small bowl of soup came to $17+. Not the cheapest, but I think it's worth it.

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Whole Foods Market925 Main Street, West Vancouver
Overpriced
By dreamer of west vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 8, 2009 - 1:14pm [Dine in]

Wow

I have not seen a salad/food bar since I went to a las vegas buffet. For pre-prepared food the price is ridiculous 2.19 a hundred grams equals $15 for lunch in a caferteria setting. I would be happy at half the price but this is a lot for average fair - self serve - in a low ambiance atmosphere.

For the price I will go to a restaurant and get fresh food.

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Rose Thai1425 Marine Drive, #130, West Vancouver
The worse dining experience I ever had!
By icewater of north vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 2, 2009 - 3:19am [Dine in]

We went there for dinner tonight! It is a horriable experience.
First, the food doesn't taste good, and the food is not clean at all, we found a lot of sands in clams and the steam fish (No. 52 C on the menu) hasn't been clean ( they didn't get the dirty stomach out and gills still in the head). We asked the owner why and she said the kitchen forgot because they were too busy and then she left. (She did appologied but she still charge us even takes 15% off this dish price).
Second, the service is not good at all. We invited one friend has dinner with us. He said hi to the owner before we get in to restaurant and she just skip it. (No feed back)
Once we in the restaurant, she wasn't very happy that we just order soft drinks not wine or beer. Our friend order first ( No.52 A on the menu) but they forgot his order until we ask they (that is almost one hour later). The food wasn't good too our friend just had a bit and totally skip it. No one come and ask us how was the food during the dining. No one come anf fill up our water cup. Give us the wrong food (we don't at the begining) and they still charge us.
Third, the price wasn't good according to their food and service. they charge for hot water with a slice of lemon (first time of my dining experience). They charge $1.99 for a small bowl of rice and that is not even coconut milk rice (just plain rice)

After the we had the food, two of us are feeling tommy ache (not sure the reason yet).

We will not go there again. We will not recommond anyone to go there too.

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Salmon House2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver
Ah the complete package
By poserthree1 of New Westminster BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 8:38pm [Dine in]

After hearing friends talk about restaurant, I was encouraged to try it out and my man took me last night!

The items on the menu are quite different than other seafood restaurants. No breaded fish, chips, prawn, or lobster here. Salmon House is apparently an authentic Sea Food Restaurant...with a pure sea menu.

After our food arrived, a female worker (non-waitstaff), greeted the table, asked how we heard about the restaurant, & explained a bit about the food we ordered. I thought that this was nice since this kind of greeting is unheard of while dining out - at least through my experience!

Although I missed the red meat, I was delightfully surprised by the fresh, relatively healthier, & unique array in front of me. Aside from some sinful desserts on the menu, I don't think I saw any other non-healthy items. Don't want to get fat!

According to the female worker - who said that she wasn't the manager - the restaurant is known for its salmon and halibut. This was probably accurate!

I ended my meal with a cute, freshly brewed stainless steel glass of coffee. It was a nice surprise as some restos' coffee just CANNOT be trusted! This coffee tasted similar to ones found at Yaletown restaurants.

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Red Lion Bar & Grill, The2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Heat Wave in West Van
By bozlee of Tsawwassen (102 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 31, 2009 - 10:52am [Dine in]

Sitting on the patio in front of the Red Lion for lunch in 33 degree heat might not be everyone's idea of a good time but the food was tasty. The service was a little slow, which could have been that the inside was air-conditioned and only a few people were on the patio. The portabello mushroom salad with goats cheese was ideal for the weather conditions and my friend's toasted shrimp sandwich was also good. Best of all the drinks were cold!!!

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Village Taphouse900 Main Street, #1C, West Vancouver
Surprisingly good
By thecritic of Vancouver (376 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 10:27pm [Dine in]

We came here on a Friday night after playing 9 holes at Gleneagles. It was busy but we managed to find a great spot on the patio for four. My first impression was that their hiring practices seemed awfully similar to Cactus Club only to the next level.

The service was really good for the two hours we were there. Even though it was busy, our food came out fast and beverages were never empty.

They have a beer tasting option where you can select 3 beers for $6.00, a great way to try a bunch of different brews. They looked like they were about 4 ounces which equals about a glass of beer, maybe not the best deal but still worth it because of the extra effort required from the bartender. (They even label them so you know which one you are drinking.) They have a wide selection of beers from many different microbreweries.

The menu consists of fairly standard pub food that you would expect at this kind of place and from what I saw, it was executed pretty well. I had potato skins and a margarita pizza and both were good.

Overall, I would return. The food didn't wow me as its pretty standard pub fare but it is done well from my single experience. I definitely like the beer selection and the tasting option; I would probably return just for that if I was in the area.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The6695 Nelson Avenue, West Vancouver
Disappointed
By nvcc of nvan (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 1:18am [Dine in]

My husband and I came to eat at the Horseshoe Bay location, nice ambiance but the food was terrible. The hostess asked where we would like to sit and we requested the window seat. She said she couldnt sit us there as it was for 6 people only. We sat down and made our orders and the very same hostess who said we couldnt sit at the window seat, seated 2 people and cleared the other 4 seats!!My husband ordered the fish and chips. His fish was soggy instead of crispy and his fries tasted like they had been sitting out for a while. Overall the food was not that great, it would have been nice to sit where we had requested and I'd like to get my moneys worth!

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Delany's Coffee House815 Main St, #102, West Vancouver
Love their coffee
By bordercollie of north vancouver (268 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 20, 2009 - 7:03pm [Dine in]

Delany's has the best coffee in the city, nice blend, that nice to drink at their location or at home. You can order baked goods, bagels, sandwiches to variety of beverages.

I often will come here or their Dundarave location, and if you order pound of their coffee, you can enjoy free coffee beverage.

Will be back again.

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Taco Time2002 Park Royal South, West Vancouver
Filling Soft Chicken Taco
By bordercollie of north vancouver (268 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 20, 2009 - 6:48pm [Dine in]

I was at Park Royal on the weekend, went to Taco Time many times before and ordered their Soft Chicken Taco combo with mexi fries and soft drink.
Although I found the price high, my meal was filling, had lots of flavour, and couldn't finish my taco, it was that good.
I find the staff friendly, food court ambiance and quick service. Will be back.

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Fresh Slice2002 South Park Royal, West Vancouver
Good Value for my Pizza
By bordercollie of north vancouver (268 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 20, 2009 - 6:39pm [Dine in]

I was wanting pizza and knew after reading chasiubow review, I couldn't go wrong, since we share similiar taste. I had decided to order their 2 slices of pizza with pop, and loved the chicken Pizza, so much, when I finish it, I went back for 2 more slices. The lady who served me, gave me discount for returning, and I lucked out, as the chicken pizza came right out of the oven.
I was amazed with the flavour, and if it wasn't for Mr C. review, I may have ignored this place, so I must try their other locations.

I think my total was around $7.00 including sprite and the service was friendly, the lady who served me gave me a deal, when she could have easily have charge me more.

Will be back.

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Taco Time2002 Park Royal South, West Vancouver
Taco Tuesday
By cocoeater of vancouver (323 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 3:42pm [Dine in]

Went on a Tuesday and they have hard and soft beef tacos for $.99, a great deal. Lunch for $5 when you combo it. I love the mexi fries as they have a great hot sauce to dip in. I've tried other items such as the burritos and the owner will sub out sour cream for guac. Fast service and very efficient. It's in the mall so ambiance is the food court which is pretty clean and comfortable.

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Fresh Slice2002 South Park Royal, West Vancouver
big cheap pizza
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were craving the za, so we decided to nip over to PR to get some pie. The FS is in the food court, and while the area could be a lot cleaner, the pizza stand looked hygienic. We ordered a XL all meat pizza which was less than 13 bucks with the coupon. Alas, we discovered too late that the coupon had just expired, but the friendly pizza guy gave us the deal anyway. As usual the FS pizza was delicious and had plenty of toppings, and the price was right. We will be back for more.

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Cindy's Cafe1850 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
the big breakfast
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 3:24pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were up early for a change and decided to hit this place for some breakfast action. The restaurant is not big, but it is nicely appointed. Service was great, with frequent quality checks and beverage top-ups. There was a lot to choose from on the menu, but we settled on eggs Benedict for me, and Belgian waffles for my beloved breakfast companion. Both were tasty, presentation was appealing, and the portion sizes were big. The only shortcoming was the price: 35 bucks for breakfast for two with bevvy's. Sure, this wasn't the kind of place where they slap down a couple of eggs and some cheap toast, but I felt the bite in my wallet. Par for the course for West Van, so I have only myself to blame.

A good spot for the wealthier eaters out there...

Recommended!

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Bay Moorings6330 Bay Street, West Vancouver
Amazing patio - fantastic food
By Jenlovesherfood of Kits (10 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 10:55am [Dine in]

This place was a total surprise.

We were wandering around Horseshoe Bay a few weeks ago and stopped into Moorings for a quick drink.

The patio is beautiful - overlooking the boats, mountains etc - perfect summer in BC stuff.

The serves are quick and friendly (I think they are used to getting people out in time for their ferries).

The food - well, it's not fine dining but wow were we impressed.

This place has some of the most authentic Greek food we've found in Canada and we've tried a lot of places.

2 words - marinated octopus.
Get some now!
It was perfectly seasoned and grilled but very tender.
Heaven!

Houmous was great as was the saganaki and the pita seem like they are made in house.

A great place to hang out and have some delicious snacks in a gorgeous setting - check it out!

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Earls303 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Sand in my soup, Biased Service
By FOOD-DISCERNER of Vancouver (19 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 7:27pm [Dine in]

I ordered the clam chowder and had a nasty experience of grinding into sand particles when I chewed on the little clam morsels in the soup. I wonder if the clams were washed properly. One of my fellow diners complained that the waitress did not look at him when she attended our table. These 2 incidents not only happened today, but happened more than once on the occasions we visited Earls.

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Cactus Club Cafe855 Main Street, West Vancouver
Menus Changes
By hungryman of Coquitlam (15 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 22, 2009 - 9:45pm [Dine in]

We just visited Cactus Club in Park Royal for the last time. Several months ago, they decided to remove the best potato skins off the menu, to make room for more new items. Now today we discover that they are not using caesar salad dressing for their caesar salads any longer.
The two main reasons we would drive from UBC to West Vancouver is for the potato skins and the caesar salad. When they make silly changes to the menu, the customers will not return. At least now we will save the gas to make the trip.

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Troll's at Horseshoe Bay6408 Bay Street, West Vancouver
Big Disappointment
By caroleanne of North Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 22, 2009 - 3:18pm [Dine in]

IWe have taken guests there before and everyone thought it was great. This time the food was cold, hugh portion of chips and very small portions of over-battered fish. UInfortunately this will be the last time we eat there. I think the father must have turned it over to the son.I am not sure why it has to be 300 characters - it is very simple the food was not good.

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Cafe TrafiQ1860 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Try the Chunky Monkey...
By dnj060 of Vancouver (32 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 10:16pm [Dine in]

Have only tried two pastries here... Chocolate Croissant and Chunky Monkey (a cake of chunks of banana with a bit of chocolate on top).

Both pastries are delicious and make great companions to coffee.

It's always busy and service is pleasant. Very much a neighbourhood cafe with its quirky charm.

They also serve sandwiches, muffins, scones, etc.

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Presto Cucina1746 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Not for Italian foodies...
By dnj060 of Vancouver (32 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 10:10pm [Dine in]

A friend suggested we go here because it's close to home and reasonable... however, for $10.99, a pizza should have toppings and flavour.

I tried a chicken garlic pizza... all I could taste was the crust. Very few toppings. Frozen supermarket pizza is better. And it was the size of a dinner plate.

The counter order system doesn't seem to work as I received my pizza well before my friend's. The servers were in a flap and not very polite.

It's very fast food in terms of ambiance, food and service but with higher prices.

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