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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    August 18, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 2, 2014
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  • Average Rating
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We specialize in Aburi, or flamed-seared sushi, which was developed nearly a century ago in Japan. The act of applying fire directly and lightly sear is known to enhance the natural flavors of the fish. Miku owner, Seigo Nakamura, innovated the Aburi concept by creating speciality sauces, using non-traditional Japanese ingredients, to complement the unique taste properties of each fish. <br /><br />Miku Restaurant is within walking distance from the Pan Pacific Hotel, Canada Place, Trade & Exhibition Centre, IMAX Theatre, Cruise Ship Terminals and Sea Bus. If shopping downtown, join us for lunch and re-energize. <br /><br />It's entrance is at the corner of Howe Street and Canada Place Way, overlooking the east cruiseship terminal at Canada Place. <br /><br />**Please note: We do not take reservations for the patio as it is a first come, first serve basis. We also only will hold reservations for an additional 15 minutes. <br /><br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Super dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 31/10/2014
 2007
Dined on 31/10/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We enjoyed our dinner at Miku. The restaurant has a wonderful ambiance and delicious food. Our server was pretty good but not great. However, we'll be back!"
Dined on 31/10/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view
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REDD, which opened its doors in November 2005, is the first venture from acclaimed Northern California chef Richard Reddington, who offers an updated interpretation of wine country cuisine in a decidedly relaxed environment. REDD reflects the passions of a serious chef who, after 15 years in some of the best kitchens in the United States and Europe, has found the perfect balance of serious food and unpretentious ambiance. "With Redd, I've created the type of restaurant that I like to spend time at--an inviting place that serves creative food and thoughtfully chosen wines in a relaxed, but elegant, contemporary space." Drawing from his classic French and Mediterranean sensibilities, chef Reddington has created a cuisine that combines flavors and textures that match well with local wines. REDD’S menu showcases regionally inspired seasonal selections with ethnic influences. A daily 5 course chef’s tasting menu is also available in addition to the regular menu.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Outside lunch at Redd
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Lovely lunch at Redd! Everything was delicious and the service was attentive, helpful and pleasant without being obnoxious. Thanks! We'll be back!"
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Chef Michael Chiarello has returned to his culinary roots by creating seasonal farm-to-table Italian cuisine reflecting the bold flavors of Chiarello’s heritage in his signature style 1st made famous at Tra Vigne in the 90’s. An award winning chef/vintner & Food Network host, Chiarello celebrates his Italian roots and the Napa Valley with a menu echoing his long practice of using the finest locally/sustainably produced food. Located in Yountville, in the heart of the Napa Valley, Bottega’s extensive wine list represents hard-to-find favorites of the Valley and interesting Italian selections. Chiarello restored the integrity of an old 1800’s estate by uncovering beautiful hard wood floors, timber beams, old brick walls and windows. The inviting dining room is accented with reclaimed antiques, warm fabrics and eclectic light fixtures lending to the restaurant’s old world comfort.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wonderful evening at Bottega
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/17/2014
 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
"Our group of four had an amazing dinner experience at Bottega! The salumi and cheese and octopus appetizers were amazing. Our waiter was slightly over the top but nonetheless he selected some nice entrees for each of us. The sommelier also paired our food with some nice wines. We'll be back."
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Located on the fourth floor of the St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco, Vitrine offers a full breakfast and lunch menu based on the highest quality organic ingredients. Morning offerings include Black Truffle Frittata, Eggs Benedict Vitrine and Brioche French Toast, while lunch specialties include an Organic Beef Burger, The Ultimate Chicken Club Sandwich, and a selection of Market Fresh Fish. <br />Designed by Toronto's Yabu Pushelberg, Vitrine offers an elegant and light-filled dining room with a sophisticated palette of sage green and white, custom-designed banquettes, chic tables and chairs, and rich herringbone-patterned wood floors.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A nice, quiet restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Vitrine was perfect for a business lunch away from the madness of Moscone during a busy conference event. It has a nice ambiance and a menu with good variety."
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch
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Lily Mae's is a bistro cafe in the heart of Vancouver's vibrant Gastown area. This cozy, full service restaurant has much of its decor and menu inspired by a European bistro combined with a home-style, rustic approach-ability. With fewer than 30 seats split between an airy, bright main level and a cozy, intimate mezzanine, Lily Mae's strives to make guests feel like they are in someone's home...because they are. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good spot for brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 05/10/2014
 2007
Dined on 05/10/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The service is great and the food is good. The ambiance is slightly too grandmother's cottage like for me."
Dined on 05/10/2014
 2007
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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
My first experience but not my last
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/10/2014
 2007
Dined on 01/10/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I loved the Oakwood! I reserved a table for four. We started with some cocktails, followed by shared family style plates of food, and wine. The ambiance was great and the food and service were terrific. I'll definitely return!"
Dined on 01/10/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, 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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great place for a business lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/10/2014
 2007
Dined on 02/10/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I often reserve at Tableau for a business lunch. This restaurant is near my office and the food and service are always excellent. Check it out."
Dined on 02/10/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch
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Reminiscent of a 1930's Parisian Bistro, Biff's Bistro is a smart, upscale masterpiece by Toronto über-restaurateurs Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini. The stylish lounge, featuring a stunning zinc-topped bar, represents pure vintage design, while handsome leather banquettes, warm wood paneling and grand mirrors create a rich, lively dining space. In this setting, Chef Amanda Ray presents an extensive menu of inspiring French bistro cuisine, with an impressive corresponding wine list. Located in the heart of downtown, just steps away from many downtown theatres, hotels and the Air Canada Centre. <br /> <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wonderful spot for lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 27/08/2014
 2007
Dined on 27/08/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I love the menu at Biff's. The service is also very good. It is a great lunch spot and I will most certainly be back again on future trips to Toronto!"
Dined on 27/08/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Jump combines classic style with sleek modern eclecticism. The sky high glass atrium, dramatic lighting elements, signature New York style bar and courtyard patio provide the perfect backdrop for our world-inspired cuisine. Offering food that is robust, honest and full of flavour, Jump is renowned for its handmade pastas, locally sourced meat and seafood, and seasonal vegetables, while continually creating fresh, innovative dishes. Featuring over 60 types of whisky, bourbon and scotch, as well as 10 whisky and bourbon-infused cocktails, the Jump bar buzzes with warmth and excitement.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great lunch spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 28/08/2014
 2007
Dined on 28/08/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Jump is very convenient to my office in downtown Toronto. It's my go to restaurant for a casual business lunch with a good variety of menu options and great service!"
Dined on 28/08/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar was one of the first restaurants in the development of Vancouver’s historic Yaletown quarter as a destination for casual fine dining. <p>Opening in April 1999 in a turn-of-the-century heritage building on Homer Street it quickly became known for its innovative food, an extensive, well priced wine list, and its warm and inviting atmosphere amid the high-beamed ceilings and original exposed-brick walls. <p>A unique glass covered key hole courtyard is one of the city's top restaurant patios and is the only Yaletown outdoor dining space opened past 11pm. <p>An elegant dinner features a wide range of seafood, game, meat and poultry dishes and close proximity to the theatre district makes the light early dining menu a perfect pairing. Brix is also a favourite for the late-night crowd, too, offering great late-night dining into the wee hours. <p><b>Vancouver's top cocktail lounge, George, is only a flight of stairs away down on Hamilton Street.</b>
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Predictably good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 15/08/2014
 2007
Dined on 15/08/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Brix is a great go to restaurant in Yaletown. It has a nice ambiance, good service, and the good is tasty. We'll be back."
Dined on 15/08/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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