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homegrownbcRichmondSince September 13, 20062 Reviews
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2 (2)
  • Food4 (4)
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Cactus Club Cafe5500 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Great salads, Bad attitudes..
Submitted Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - 4:12pm [Dine in]

The Bandara salad is a must have here! Always ask for extra dates as they are quite chincy with the portions. I now prefer the lava flow over the Bellini..but perhaps ask for a double, otherwise you feel as though there's hardly any booze involved. The hostesses are more for decoration than anything..hearing them talk about boyfriend's and parties while they are looking for a vacant table for you is always annoying. Try to get a male server if your a female, because unfortunately here there is sexual discrimination!

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Boathouse Restaurant, The1795 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
totally unimpressed...
Submitted Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - 3:34pm [Dine in]

My Boyfriend and I decided to try the boathouse again to try and recapture the great time we had there a few years past. We were greeted at our table by our waiter, who was overly friendly and a bit arrogant. As we weren't ready to order he said he'd be back in a few minutes. 5 minutes later he returns laughing, telling us how he had to give the bill to his "tourist" table and explained to them that servers hate foreigners because they don't tip. 1) That's his own business and shouldnt' be shared with us 2) Because I'm a server I understand his beef, however if I wasn't, I would assume him to be quite rude and totally unprofessional, which he was. The bartender making our drinks seemed pretty uninterested in his job, and sloppily made my long island iced-tea that I had ordered. As an appetizer we ordered the Calamari. It was quite good! The portion was just right, and it was new to dip it in a thai sauce as well as the traditional tzatziki. We then ordered the chilled seafood tower as our entree, thinking that it would be enough as our main, considering it said " serves 3-4. Well we got 6 jumbo prawns ( very yummy), 6 tiny small oysters, 6 steamed mussels ( 2 of which were empty) and some bread croustilles on the side with a nice goat cheese spread. All this ( sigh) for $30! Definetly not worth the price. Our server was ending his shift so he introduced us to our new server, one who clearly needed a wake-up and an attitude adjustment. Needless to say, we won't be returning..p.s. we then went to a pizza joint around the corner for a slice because we were STILL hungry :(

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