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YaletownerYaletown, VancouverSince August 22, 20078 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)


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Boulangerie La Parisienne1076 Mainland Avenue, Vancouver
Friendly service and disappointing desserts
Submitted Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 3:23am [Take-out]

Ok, so this is a coffee shop? or bakery?

Either way, three strikes and you're out.

In the past, we've had lattes - decent, but far from great, grilled panini - decent but far from great also

Last time: bought a cake for an office celebration. BIG BIG mistake.

Really! A french bakery wanna be should at least have good desserts.

Anything with butter should just melt in your mouth - same with anything with cream should be fresh cream and not old stale whip cream. ICK!

Over 1/2 the cake wasn't eaten - yes, it WAS that bad.

Save your money, or better yet, don't deprive yourself - just walk the extra several blocks and go to Urban Fare (Davie Street) or to Ganache (Homer Street)

TOTAL waste of money food wise! On the flip side, GREAT service. Girls helped us pick out the perfect cake. Talk about above and beyond expectations! :)

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Sweeney's1091 Hamilton, Vancouver
GREAT service
Submitted Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 2:54am [Dine in]

Accidentally found this place.

One of our accountants was feeling sick and wanted soup. She sent us for her favorite garlic soup at a nearby restaurant(can't remember the name but some sort of Asian fusion place) because apparently she always feels better after having it.

We couldn't find that place so thought we'd go to Soups Etc - to find it gone and this in its place. We brought her a soup to the office but we stayed for lunch ourselves and had the black bean soup and a tuna sandwich (her) and soup and salmon salad (me)

Sooooooo unexpectedly good. The sandwich/salad were ok - a bit on the pricey side but good quality. The soup tho' was amazing!

we've actually been back several times now - go and have their soups. It's not the same company as the Soups Etc. people but apparently the location managed to maintain the ability to make GREAT soup.

PS. No I'm not a server here. :) just an appreciative customer!

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Phat1055 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Visited again....
Submitted Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 2:43am [Take-out]

I don't know why I bother writing bad reviews, it doesn't look like anyone reads it.

Oh well, since I'm in the writing mood, here's my 3rd one of the night! :)

Went to try the new one in Kits and apparently it was gone. I thought it was new and just opened, but nope, no Phat to been tried...

Anyway, once we decided we wanted Smoked meat, we had the craving so went back home and walked down to the original YT location.

I gotta say that it's worse than the last few times.

before the food was always quite good so the service (or lack there of) was kinda overlooked.

This time, what the frig?

We ordered our usual PHAT MSM on rye with hot mustard. The prices haven't been reduced, but the size sure has. I think we paid the 'larger' size and the meat portion was actually LESS than the normal size.

I know everyone is suffering right now and restaurants are at a HST drop, but seriously, talk about nickel and dime service. I wanted an extra pickle - charge. A touch more mayo - charge. I'm surprised we didn't get charged for the extra straw! There was 4 of us, including drinks/sandwiches/HST, we paid about $60. You'd >think< they'd be a tad more accommodating?

Anyway, too bad. There's a lot of places that do give good service and good food. MANY places in the area (Quizino's, Fuse Express and Chez Faye) all offer $5-6 lunch special options without the attitude...and they all offer really yummy hot sandwiches also (Hot Italian, Lemongrass mango chicken and Chicken Clubhouse respectively).

PS. We believe in getting what we pay for and not cheap - we just don't like rude cashiers with attitudes!

So as of now, PHAT is officially off our lunch rotation.

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Latitude3250 Main Street, Vancouver
Ambiance was great....food did not match ambiance
Submitted Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 1:51am [Dine in]

After seeing their menu on the net, we decided to try this place out. We thought we'd venture outside of Yaletown this week.

The ambiance is classical chic, the music was at a good level. The server was accommodating without being intrusive. Unfortunately for a restaurant, those are not the things that will make a restaurant survive.

For those who want to try this place, I suggest you do it soon as it's doubtful that it will be around a year from now. (I'm rarely wrong in my restaurant longevity predictions!)

Oysters - attempt at an Aioli dip was similar to that of a Culinary student experimentation. Oysters were shallow deep fried rather than pan fried as per menu description.

Scallops - no seasoning and corn meal fritters were a chalky consistency. Overcooked scallops are not a good thing.

Lamb was decent. Mediocre. It was moderately priced and moderately flavored. I guess you DO get what you pay for! :)

Oh, drinks and wine were good.

Good place to go for a good vibe and a drink - just don't do drink and a dessert as they haven't hired a pastry chef yet.

Panna cotta had too much gelatin and not a creamy cooked cream. The garnish was typical of an apple crisp crumble, not of a delicate Italian dessert.

Go to Bogart's if you like this sort of food....

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Chez Faye Cafe1168 Hamilton Street, Suite 101, Vancouver
Decent - typical for its price range
Submitted Monday, January 21, 2008 - 11:09pm [Dine in]

Lunch in Yaletown is pretty limited so we thought we'd try this place after reading the reviews on here.

It was decent, but it's pretty much what you would expect for a $8 meal. The manager was very pleasant. Inexpensive lunches are hard to come by in Yaletown, there's Quizino's, Fuse Pan Asian Exppres and Subway. Quizino's has a great hot sub, subway has horrible subs, Fuse had incredible stir frys and the sandwich places (phat and boulgangerie) were decent food but ridiculous prices.

All in all, this place is good but you get what you pay for. I'd take Fuse or Quizino's.

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Q4 Ristorante2563 West Broadway, Vancouver
Submitted Monday, January 21, 2008 - 11:02pm [Dine in]

I've been to the Quattro in Whistler many years. We visited the Vancouver location this weekend and it was equally good. Consistency is good when it's the same company. I'm not usually a dessert lover, but I fought my wife for the last bite this time.

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Goldfish Pacific Kitchen1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Great ambiance. Lacking in food and service.
Submitted Friday, August 24, 2007 - 1:24am [Dine in]

Having lived on Yaletown since I moved to BC, I have pretty much tried every place in Yaletown. This is by far the most disappointing culinary experience I've had yet. The food wasn't bad, it just wasn't great - it was good at best. For the prices they charge, the food should be mouth watering, or at least leave me wanting to order more. We had several martinis, salmon sashimi, duck spring rolls, curry entree, and black cod. The cod was cooked perfectly but lacking in complexity. It tasted like it had been marinated in mostly soy. Great flavours usually leave me wondering what/how they made something. The service was great at the beginning and became dreadful by the end. Manager was too busy sucking up to the regulars to notice or talk to any other tables. I think I'll stick to Blue Water and the Coast/Glowbal restaurants. Heck, we even enjoyed the service and food at Fuse Restaurant for alot less money. If you're looking for drinks and people watching, definitely go here. If you're looking for food and service, try elsewhere.

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Fuse Pan Asian Express1078 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Great food and value
Submitted Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 1:49am [Dine in]

We are new to Yaletown and find that most places tend to be pretentious. We were on the way to a movie and came across this small restaurant. The service was impeccable, of couse they are new and we were the only table there that night but they were friendly and very helpful. Based on their suggestions, we had fresh brewed ice teas - my wife had the mango puree and i had the black current, both were good. if you go, you should get their thai tofu bites - we're vegetarians, but it's available as chicken also. Speaking of which, they have a huge selection of vegetarian items and offer most of their items as a vegetarian option. All in all, it cost us less than $25 for drinks, appies and a main courses. we're definitely going back. Great food, good value with none of the pretension - the only thing missing was a wine list as they're not licensed. I suggest get your food here and then go drinking.

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