bmarie
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  • Review Count
    5
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  • First Review
    January 6, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 9, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
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bmarie's Reviews
 
Adam Pegg and Lucais Syme of Vancouver’s award-winning La Quercia restaurant deliver artfully crafted, Northern Italian cuisine at La Pentola della Quercia, inside OPUS Hotel Vancouver. Complimenting the chef-duo, the city’s most passionate and experienced servers, each expertly trained on all aspects of the menu, skilfully present the handmade pasta and custom “nose to tail” meat and fish dishes at this Vancouver hot-spot..
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great brunch menu!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 06/04/2014
 2013
Dined on 06/04/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Wonderful brunch menu, food quality, and service! We'll be back."
Dined on 06/04/2014
 2013
Special Features: great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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Voted “Top Five Izakayas In North America” by Bon Appétit Magazine in 2011; topping “Industry and Readers Choice” 2012 awards for Best Japanese and Best Izakaya in the Georgia Straight weekly: and “Best Casual Chain, Silver” by Vancouver Magazine in 2012, Hapa Izakaya offers a winning combination of a sexy room, well-priced portions of Japanese tapas, sushi, cocktails and premium sake. When Lea and Justin Ault introduced Hapa in 2003 they exploded the izakaya concept in Vancouver, setting the bar high for the host of contenders that followed. In 2010 Hapa was the first izakaya to join the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise™ seafood conservation program and one of only a handful of Japanese restaurant partners in the program to date. Hapa continues to be a standout for its unique blend of food, fun and culture.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 20/03/2014
 2013
Dined on 20/03/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 20/03/2014
 2013
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Wildebeest (winner of Best New Restaurant and Best New Design - Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards 2013) invites you to experience unabashedly adventurous yet simple cooking at its finest, set within the historic neighbourhood of Gastown. Explore whole-animal cookery paired with a diverse selection of Old & New World wines and a carefully crafted cocktail list. <br /><br />The menus for dinner and weekend brunch focus on whole-animal cookery prepared with the utmost integrity. Every component has been thoughtfully nurtured by the restaurant’s executive chef, Wesley Young, from field to finish. We work closely with surrounding farms and farmers to organically raise healthy, happy animals and grow custom produce. Employing classic butchery traditions and simple, contemporary techniques, Wildebeest presents delicious menus of the season. This is food for food lovers.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
B/B+ dine about town experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/02/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/02/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We were 3 people and went to Wildebeest to celebrate my friend's birthday. We ordered the Pinot Gamay wine, bone marrow butter to start, 3 different appetizers (Beet Salad, Lamb Tartare, and Smoked Trout) and then we all got the Steak for our main course and the cheesecake dessert to follow. The waitress helped us select the wine which was pretty good. The kitchen didn't have our bone marrow starter on order so they brought out appetizers and we asked about the bone marrow and they brought it shortly afterwards. The bone marrow butter was OK. The starters were all really good. The steak was so-so. Desserts were nice (with a candle for my friend) but nothing special. I was expecting more from Wildebeest. I'll give it another try."
Dined on 01/02/2014
 2013
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What's better than a fine, aged wine? How about a fine, aged steakhouse that serves prime aged steaks. Where would one find such a unique combination? Located below the sidewalks of downtown Dallas at the 29 year Dallas icon, Dakota's Steakhouse.<br /><br /><br><br><br /><br />Sit back and take in the many decorative nuances that make Dakota's still one of the most romantic spots in Dallas. Outside the restaurant, the multi-level waterfall, draping foliage and black granite patio bar make dining outdoors a delight. Inside the restaurant, the New Orleans lamps and imported marble floors neatly package the classic theme.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/20/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/20/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 01/20/2014
 2013
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L'Abattoir is located in the center of Gastown between historic Gaoler's Mews and Blood Alley. The restaurant was built in the 19th century and is the site of Vancouver's first jail. Originally buttressed to the city's main butchery and meat packing district, the name L'Abattoir pays homage to the neighbourhood's colourful past.<br>Set in a refurbished brick and beam building that combines classic French tile work with industrial fixtures, natural wood, and glass and steel finishes, the restaurant offers a bar and lounge setting, elevated dining room and plush, sun soaked atrium.<br>Chef Lee Cooper and General Manager Paul Grunberg are dedicated to highlighting the finer points of eating and drinking in L'Abattoir's informed but informal setting. French influenced West Coast fare is paired with Sommelier Robert Herman's eclectic wine program and Head Barman Shaun Layton's innovative cocktail list to offer a truly unique dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delightful experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/01/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/01/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food and service was incredible! The four of us talked about how good the food was for days afterwards. We started with cocktails and those Clover Clubs are easy to drink! We enjoyed the following appetizers: veal sweetbreads, fois gras, warm steelhead and the wild spring salmon. They were all tasty but the sweetbreads and steelhead were the most memorable. The Steak Diane and Pacific Ling Cod were our selected mains and they were outstanding.
We sat in the atrium (by request) which I usually enjoy but there was a cool draft from the windows that was a little chilly. That was the only and very minor disappointment."
Dined on 04/01/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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