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pickyeater888VancouverSince January 23, 20084 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance4 (4)


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Lift Bar Grill View333 Menchion Mews, Vancouver
Liked the Dine Out here
Submitted Friday, January 25, 2008 - 3:17pm [Dine in]

It was our first time to eat at this restaurant and I was pretty impressed with the food and service.

The Dine Out menu was good. The amuse bouche was very light and tasty. The appetizers were pretty good too. The endive salad was a bit bitter at first but it works really well with the goat cheese dressing. I actually enjoyed it more than the sushi roll appetizer.

The quail main course was very unique and tastes good too. The dessert was nice as well.

When we complained about the chip in the glass where they served the beer, they promptly replaced it with a new glass and opened a new bottle.

Tried the Dezire cocktail and it was delicious!

The non-dine out menu looked very good too, although it was on the pricier side. We'll probably come back sometime in the summer as it's hard to appreciate the nice view in the dark.

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C Restaurant1600 Howe Street, #2, Vancouver
Dine Out was not great
Submitted Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 5:29pm [Dine in]

Been to this great restaurant lots of times but I must say I wasnt too thrilled about the Dine Out Menu at all.

The cauliflower soup was ok but the salmon tartare is too sweet. We both had the ribeye and it was too bland and a bit too rare for me. I wish we had tried at least one fish dish but on paper, the ribeye looked more tempting than the other two choices. As for the dessert, the creme brulee tart taste nothing like a creme brulee. Maybe that's why I dont see it anymore on the menu online. It's more like a crumbly cookie crust. The pear tart was a bit better.

As for the service, we got there early and they seated us right away. The dishes took too long to come out but they were really busy. I had an extra pear tea at the end and it was pretty good.

Overall, it was still a good meal but not up to my expectations of C based on my past meals there. I guess that's what you get if you only pay $35pp in a restaurant that normally charges $50++pp.

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Fleuri845 Burrard St, Vancouver
very disappointed
Submitted Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 5:16pm [Dine in]

I must say I found the receptionist a bit snotty but maybe that's normal for classy French restaurants. Our lady server was very attentive though so that kinda makes up for it. However, I must say we were very disappointed with the Dine Out menu. The peking duck consomme was nothing special, I've had better tasting wonton soup at any chinese restaurant. The salad didnt really work for us either, the cajun prawn didnt really go well with the avocado salsa and the greens. As for the main course, we tried both the duo of salmon and the duo of lamb. The salmon was ok but the creamed spinach and sausage doesnt really go well with the rest of the dish. The lamb was bland and the portions were tiny. As for the dessert, the chocolate mouse had too much gelatin, it was not creamy at all, although the cherries hidden inside was good. Overall, it was disappointing. We were expecting at least a good dessert since they are famous for their chocoholic dessert buffets. I dont think I will be going back to this restaurant again. I've had better $35 meals elsewhere.

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Sai Z3116 West Broadway, Vancouver
Love the appetizer and dessert
Submitted Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 4:31pm [Dine in]

This was our first time to this restaurant and we tried both appetizers. The salad with the sea foie gras is awesome and the lobster bisque miso with mussels was outstanding! I must say the main courses were a bit ordinary. We tried the steak and the salmon courses as the sushi option didnt have any special rolls. They steak was nice and the salmon was tasty but I guess we expected something better. We also tried one of the rolls you can add, the roll wrapped in pancetta. It was just ok, cant really taste the unagi and the cream cheese but interesting anyway, at least it was different. As for dessert, we loved both options. The Daifuku ice cream was unique and delicious, and the creme brulee was pretty good too - it comes in 2 flavours, we liked the orange better. Overall, we had a very good experience. We might give it another shot as the full service menu had a lot of unique and interesting dishes. I didnt have any regrets spending the $35pp. It was a lot better than what we had for the dine out at Fleuri.

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