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brillatvancouverSince December 9, 20077 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3.5 (3.6)
  • Value5 (5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)


Displaying 1 - 7 of 7 Reviews Found
Dolcetto2967 W Broadway, Vancouver
Cozy Cafe with Great coffee and Panini
Submitted Monday, August 24, 2009 - 8:29pm [Dine in]

I just dropped in to this little place by chance today. It's got about 16 seats and a small sunny patio on the street. The staff seem to really know about good coffee and this was the best cappuccino I've had outside Italy. The real thing with the right amount of creamy milk, and not too hot. Not the usual bitter-coffee-burnt-milk milkshakes most Vancouver coffee places serve. Then I tried a Panino. Same quality here, thin bread, grilled just right, not all destroyed and melty, just like Italy! I asked and the owner is Canadian, he owns Cru down the way on Broadway. Now it all starts to make sense as I've had several good meals at Cru. Nice coffee shop, I will frequent Dolcetto when I'm in the area.

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Caffe Barney2975 Granville Street, Vancouver
Why do people go here?
Submitted Monday, January 21, 2008 - 9:59am [Dine in]

On a recent solo visit I sat at the bar for brunch.
Once the bartender was finished chatting with his buddy, and fiddling with his music, he finally threw a dirty menu at me and said "coffee?". He poured a weak coffee, spilling it on the menu and my paper napkin. The food went to the wrong person so they had to make me another one (no apology). It arrived, a sloppy plate of overcooked mush with cold toast. When I asked for ketchup, barguy huffed "It's right in front of you", so I had to reach across the bar to a shelf and get it myself.

This is similar to EVERY time I've tried to eat here.

I've given this place 3 or 4 tries, and it continues to baffle me as to why it's lined up on weekends.
Is this area so short on casual restaurants that they are the only choice? Sad.
It's dirty, the service is SURLY at best (esp. the bar staff), and the food is sloppy slop.

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Diva at The Met645 Howe Street, Vancouver
Refined Brunch
Submitted Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 7:03pm [Dine in]

Still a little "hotel" in it's ambiance, but the food was absolutely top-notch and the service was gracious and efficient.
The coffee quality leaves room for improvement.
I will return for Brunch here.

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Cru1459 W Broadway, Vancouver
Great Value for Top-end Dining
Submitted Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 12:19pm [Dine in]

Service is friendly and very professional. They know when you want something, but they know when to leave you alone.
The flavours in all of our dishes were outstanding, and served with an understated flair.
We really liked the room, comfortable and cool, without being too trendy. It's a smaller restaurant, but you don't feel cramped, even on a busy night.
Super wine list, full of well-chosen selections, it looks like they really did their work here.
Overall, a flawless evening, far above the price we paid.

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Lift Bar Grill View333 Menchion Mews, Vancouver
Nice View, not the wine mark-ups
Submitted Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 1:09pm [Dine in]

I was taken here on a work thing.
The service was sketchy, as we had to flag our waitress down twice for water and to order dessert. She was busy flirting with the cool guys at the bar.
The food was pretty decent, but nothing notable above what a lot of less expensive restaurants are doing these days.
The wine list has horrific, outrageous mark ups up to three times the retail value of many easy to find labels.
I was with an associate on an expense account, and we couldn't bring ourselves to pay these prices... ordered beer instead.
This place is not for dining, it's for looking.. at the view, the tarted-up clientele and the staff.

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Boneta12 Water Street, #115, Vancouver
Boneta Great but a little loud
Submitted Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 1:01pm [Dine in]

Dropped in at the last minute on a midweek night for a dinner with my love.
Edgy part of town, but hey, we live in a city!
The service here is so very enthusiastic that they make you feel welcome, appreciated, and special... Bravo!
The food was very good from a smallish menu, but I prefer a place of menu focus rather than variety. Winelist was small but well-chosen.
The only thing was, for me, the space is quite noisy. I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic encounter.

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Q4 Ristorante2563 West Broadway, Vancouver
Mushroom Ravioli to die for
Submitted Sunday, December 9, 2007 - 2:59pm [Dine in]

I went with my significant other for a special dinner. We requested to sit on the West side of the room, which is away from the bathrooms (traffic and coatroom) They accommodated us at a wonderful table.

The antipasti platter was interesting but not stellar.
A beautiful buffula mozzarella and fresh tomato salad was outstanding.
I had a great Risotto, but the highlight of the meal was the Mushroom Ravioli, hand made pasta, just enough sauce, soft and rich and sexy.
Our server was a nice young man with good wine knowledge, he found a super Italian red within my price range and described it perfectly.

The room is warm and bustling, with a lively bar. A fun place and romantic at the same time, with very good food and professional, friendly service.

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