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stemless-stemwareVancouverSince January 22, 20082 Reviews
Average Rating
4.5 (4.5)
  • Food4.5 (4.5)
  • Service4.5 (4.5)
  • Ambiance4.5 (4.5)


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Chow3121 Granville Street, Vancouver
Wow Chow
Submitted Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 12:53am [Dine in]

Went to Chow and had a great dinner.
I really like the way all the menu items, food, wine list, cocktails are all in one menu book.
The new paintings on the wall are superb and give a very powerful ambiance to the room.
We went early and the room filled up as the night went on.
We had some cocktails to start and the whole cocktail list is super. The server let us know the cocktail take time (they were still quick) but I like waiting for well crafted delicious drinks. Ours were smooth and balanced.

The food was very well presented, the dishes exactly as described and the flavor and texture contrasts well planned and executed.

Dessert was fun and playful (the chocolates were gobbled up instantly) and their after dinner drink selection was impressive (if you like bourbon, and I do, then hit up the bar for a great list).

Service was attentive, and personable. The right questions were asked and timing of delivery and clearing between courses, both for food and drinks was very good.

All around, Chow is a great restaurant that we'll continue to frequent. From the staff to the room (flowers on each table, candles lit as the evening got darker, and no salt and pepper on the tables - bold but appreciated) and the unpretentious caring attitudes it's a great package worthy of your time and well earned bucks.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
A Vancouver Must
Submitted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 4:29am [Dine in]

Chambar has quickly grown into a Vancouver Must Dine destination.
The room is SOHO chic, understated and beautifully appointed with local and creative artwork that rotates based on season and the owner's moods. The nighbourhood is upcoming and full of artistic and burgeoning success stories.
The staff has a very family feel, and a fair amount of their crew have been there for a significant amount of time, which shows in their synergy. It's nice to go to a restaurant that is tight knit on the staffing level, and it shows.
The service is always friendly and upfront, which is a breath of fresh air in the city. Even regulars are brought in line. They state it how it is, and follow through on the vision that the chef and managers seek to create. As a regular, this kind of integrity is admirable.
The food has grown and seeing Nico's vision find it's true voice is a wonderful thing. Dishes are played with and experimented, which is lacking in the vancouver dining scene. The mussels are simple and delicious, the appys are playful and creative, and the desserts by Eleanore are masterful.
The service is run by a rockstar management team who really know hospitality. Service is always sincere and with the greatest of heart and humanity. When something goes wrong, they jump on it and carry on.
Overall, Chambar is everything that is right with restaurants. I've always had a good time there, and if I'm tagged as a fanboy, then so be it. This place deserves all the praise in the world.

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