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    December 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 15, 2015
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LOCALLY MINDED. RESPONSIBLY RAISED<br /><br />Housed in two of Vancouver’s most iconic buildings, Homer St Cafe and Bar is a contemporary restaurant set in the historic Homer Building and new Beasley building in Vancouver’s Yaletown district. Classic comfort cooking takes centre stage thanks to a fire engine red rotisserie that roasts all manner of proteins. It’s chicken that’s the star here: served in quarter, half or whole portions, accompanied by classic sides basted in jus. A decidedly adventurous wine and cocktail list rounds out the menu. The restaurant features two spaces that consist of an open concept kitchen “Chef’s Bar” where one can get up close and personal with the culinary team, a private dining room with reclaimed factory windows, and bespoke seating complemented by antique tiling.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great spot for a team dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/03/2015
 2007
Dined on 11/03/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We were seated upstairs in the nook which was great for our small team gathering to have some privacy. We ordered a number of different starters and entrees and everything was delicious. Our server was friendly but didn't seem very organized and tended to disappear for long periods but overall we had a great experience."
Dined on 11/03/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Italian Kitchen features a multi-regional modern Italian menu dished up in ultra-sleek surroundings. Guests will delight with warm wheels of handcrafted pizza, peerless antipasto platters, creative pastas and dry-aged steaks. The 60-foot white marble ‘DOC’ bar serves classic cocktails with a new-age kick and a glass-walled wine cellar is stocked with predictably excellent Italian vintages with New and Old World offerings. <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Convenient spot for lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 23/01/2015
 2007
Dined on 23/01/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This Italian Kitchen is in a convenient location for the downtown Vancouver crowd. The menu has a good amount of variety without being overwhelming and the service was decent. However, it is fairly loud and it's not very private so keep that in mind depending on the type of discussions you'll be having over a meal."
Dined on 23/01/2015
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch
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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro, a casual neighbourhood room specializing in down-to-earth Canadian fare. The Oakwood Canadian Bistro's food philosophy is focused on fresh, house-made dishes crafted from locally sourced products. The seasonally changing menu caters to market availability and the sustainability of the products. All meats are organic, local and free of hormones and antibiotics, while the seafood is sustainable, seasonal and Ocean Wise certified. From the breads and pastas to the butchery and sauces, all products are made in-house with quality and consistency.The Oakwood Canadian Bistro serves fresh, honest food in a casual neighbourhood environment. This modest Kitsilano room encourages diners to gather around the central communal table with old and new friends, sip wine and BC craft beers or one of their classic cocktails and linger over one of Chef Ryan Murphy's seasonally driven dishes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Loved our New Years Eve dinner!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 31/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 31/12/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I made a reservation for dinner on New Years Eve. We started with some delicious cocktails at the bar before making our way to the table. There was a pre-fixe menu that night and everything was delicious and they were able to accommodate my husband's nut allergy with no issues. The staff were all friendly and helpful. We'll definitely be back!"
Dined on 31/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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<b>FRESH LOCAL MEETS BISTRO COOL.</b><p> <br /><br />A neighbourhood bar bistro – serving an updated take on traditional French bistro fare prepared by Executive Chef Marc-André Choquette and his talented team. <br>Discover a beautifully renovated interior that combines old world classic bistro elements with modern touches and a French-inspired menu that blends classic culinary flavours of Paris with the use of fresh west coast ingredients. <br>A dynamic bar scene serves seasonal in-house and classic cocktails and a great selection of local and draft beers on tap as well as an eclectic mix of approachable wines built from the regions of France. <br>The perfect place for a business lunch, meeting friends out on the patio, everyday dining, special celebrations or brunch with the family. <br /><br /><p><b>Come for the scene. Stay for the service. Return for the fare.</b>
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Perfect spot for a business lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 30/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 30/12/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I have been to Tableau several times for business lunches and it never disappoints. The service and food is predictably good."
Dined on 30/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Solbar, our casual yet sophisticated restaurant, is part of Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley’s most innovative resort and spa. Relax in the bar with a custom cocktail and a panoramic view of the Palisades Mountains or sit on the patio to enjoy a local wine and take in the scene at our 130-foot swimming pool. <br /> <br />In the Solbar kitchen, we are pleased to offer you a choice of lighter dishes to enjoy guilt-free as well as more decadent ones in which you can truly indulge. We go to great lengths to involve local producers whenever possible and to let the California seasons dictate our menu.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A nice dinner at Solbar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My husband and I spent our anniversary in Calistoga. We went to Solbar for a nice dinner to celebrate. It was nice, starting with a surprise glass of bubbly. Our waitress was friendly and nice. However, it was a pretty busy Saturday night. It wasn't the most romantic of restaurants but the food was great and it was a nice experience overall."
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
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JoLe is a Contemporary American Restaurant owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Matt and Sonjia Spector, chef and pastry chef, respectively. JoLe is the couple's second restaurant venture. Their first was the wildly successful, Matyson Restaurant in Philadelphia. The menu changes daily and is designed for flexibility: guests can pop in for a few a la carte dishes, or settle in for a multi course tasting menu that they design themselves. This lends itself well to the casual wine country pace. Matt uses organic, locally farmed ingredients as much as possible. Sonjia's desserts are updated versions of things her mom and grandmother made. Everything on the eclectic wine list is offered by the glass, half bottle, or bottle. The beer list is also fun, consisting of a wide variety of microbrews. JoLe also offers a full bar, specializing in small batch liquors. Even without reservations, bar and chef's counter seats are available on a first come, first serve basis
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Lovely experience and tasty dishes
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My husband and I went to JoLe for a special dinner during our ten year wedding anniversary in Calistoga. We were treated to complimentary glasses of bubbles to kick off our evening which was a nice surprise. Josh was our waiter and he was super helpful in selecting a wonderful mix of things to experience and to pair with the wine we brought. Thanks for a great night!"
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Goose & Gander is a charming restaurant in St. Helena, located in Walter Martini's historic 1920 bungalow. Lunch & Dinner is served daily in the basement bar, the dining room, & in the garden. Goose & Gander is a wine country public house and a local favorite, as well as the perfect spot to host events up to 100 people.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delicious burger!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Goose and Gander is just a block off the main drag in St. Helena. The ambiance is low key and comfortable elegance with the perfect lighting. The burger was super tasty! Our waiter was friendly but a little odd."
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch
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YEW seafood + bar - a dramatic restaurant with an open, interactive kitchen, features the freshest seafood the west coast has to offer. Executive Chef Ned Bell and the YEW team support a "Farm to Table" philosophy, sourcing ingredients from our local oceans, rivers and farms. Enjoy cocktails in front of the fireplace or at our intimate cocktail bar.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
US Thanksgiving dinner at yew
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 27/11/2014
 2007
Dined on 27/11/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My husband and I took advantage of the Yew offer for US Thanksgiving dinner. It was very good. However, my husband has an allergy to nuts so there was a bit of back and forth with our server about replacement options since the stuffing had nuts and we had to determine if the dessert did."
Dined on 27/11/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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