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Old 01-20-2012, 09:03 AM   #26
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Going to Chambar tonight and Salmon House tomorrow. Not really excited for either lol
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Going to Chambar tonight and Salmon House tomorrow. Not really excited for either lol
Let me know how salmon house is

I'm going this coming Thursday
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Fuck dine out. Fucking shit dick fuck cock ass. I'm tired, and its snowing hard in whistler, and I want pizza, but none of that will happen, because I work from 10am-12 am every day of dine out, basically butchering sirloin and deboning sablefish the whole goddamn time. Oh and yelling at servers. We should have a revscene chefs and cooks end of dine out celebration meet in 2 weeks.
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^ I know what you mean. I worked in the restaurant industry for 3 years on and off and Dine Out was a trip.

Too many wannabe "foodies" and bloggers in Metro Vancouver who doesn't want to spend another 20% on a regular day at the restaurants.
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Because 20%+12% HST is 32% of your friggin bill.

I know it sucks in the restaurant industry and the servers and cooks depend on the tips but why not find another job elsewhere then?

You go to Asia and there is no tipping. I just do it cause society tells me to and I do tip 15% for good service 10% for asian places and 20% for exceptional service.

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I'm going this coming Thursday
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You betcha, i'm going tonight so I'll keep you posted.

Tried Chambar last night and although I wasn't thrilled with the menu to begin with the food itself was decent overall. Like some places do during DOV they offered a couple items you could get instead if you add extra $.

For appy you could get fois gras for an extra $8. For entree you could add $10 and get a ribeye which I got but wasn't impressed at all. I'm on my way out so won't go into a full fledge review right now. Hitting Salmon House tonight.
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Tried Salmon House last night and our party of 4 all thought it was decent especially only being $28.

First Course we actually all got the Lobster Bisque and it definitely wasn't the best I've had but it wasn't too bad.

2nd course 3 of us got the pasta and we enjoyed it. It has shrimp, mussels, and salmon in it and the pasta itself was cooked fairly nice. Taste of the sauce was also tasty.

Desert most people got the cake but I got the apple crisp. If you don't like ginger then don't get the apple crips because there's some ginger taste in there. The cake was not too shabby either.

Sorry for the brief review but I'm way too lazy right now so wanted to make it very brief. Overall we were pretty happy with our meal. The view is nice so try to get a window seat if possible. They didn't offer options like some places where you can add extra money to upgrade which can be a good thing because it just means spending more and at $28 we thought it was good value. Yes, when you work it out it still just ends up like your getting a free desert but to each their own.
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Went to Bistro Sakana in Yaletown.

Drinks are overpriced. Girlfriend ordered a cocktail, it was pretty much grapefruit juice and a shot of whatever sweet fruity liquor for $10.75

$38 gets you a miso soup, 4 pieces of sushi, 3 pieces of cheap tempura, a few slices of two different kinds of fish, and a green tea creme brulee.

Now the food was actually very good, but I'm not one for pretentious fancy foods. I was still very hungry afterwards. Seriously, after a ~$150 bill, it felt like I just ate a salad.

The girlfriend really liked the place and the food. I guess that's all that really matters.

Will probably not go back.
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^ did you left behind a 40% tips or something??

$38 x 2 = $76 + ~$20 in drinks = roughly $96 before tax.
How did you rack up the bill to ~$150?
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You betcha, i'm going tonight so I'll keep you posted.

Tried Chambar last night and although I wasn't thrilled with the menu to begin with the food itself was decent overall. Like some places do during DOV they offered a couple items you could get instead if you add extra $.

For appy you could get fois gras for an extra $8. For entree you could add $10 and get a ribeye which I got but wasn't impressed at all. I'm on my way out so won't go into a full fledge review right now. Hitting Salmon House tonight.
Chambar's DOV froe gras was disgusting. I selected the cheese plate and it was just as bad. This was my last year's experience.
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The girlfriend really liked the place and the food. I guess that's all that really matters.
Seeing you disliked this place or at least gave us the impression this "isn't really your kind of place" would you go back if your gf insisted?
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Went to Bistro Sakana in Yaletown.

Drinks are overpriced. Girlfriend ordered a cocktail, it was pretty much grapefruit juice and a shot of whatever sweet fruity liquor for $10.75

$38 gets you a miso soup, 4 pieces of sushi, 3 pieces of cheap tempura, a few slices of two different kinds of fish, and a green tea creme brulee.

Now the food was actually very good, but I'm not one for pretentious fancy foods. I was still very hungry afterwards. Seriously, after a ~$150 bill, it felt like I just ate a salad.

The girlfriend really liked the place and the food. I guess that's all that really matters.

Will probably not go back.
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Went to Suika. They had two options per dish (appy/main/dessert) so the GF and I both picked one type each.

The salmon carpaccio was good, better than the angus carpaccio. The short rib was quite good as well, but the sauce was a little sweet. Worked better on the mushroom. The mango ice cream was quite good, but I liked the cheesecake better.

Not bad for $18 each.
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made a reservation at Cafe Il Nido. Visited their website and was astonished to find out that they have a wide selection of menu items for dine out.

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can't wait to try it!
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Chambar's DOV froe gras was disgusting. I selected the cheese plate and it was just as bad. This was my last year's experience.
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Could mean 1 of 2 things. Either it's better this year or our taste is different which is also quite often the truth when it comes to opinions on things like food. I'm not sure if it matters but my gf and I typically don't eat fois gras because we don't really like it but found this one to our liking.

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Taste: 7.5/10
Value: 5/10

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hit up joe fortes.

got the ceaser and pasta.

Pretty good, wish I got the steak or shrimp coctail.

the creme brulee was fucking delicious.

service was phenominal.
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^as the 2011 thread suggested, go for the garlic shrimp, prime rib, and billy miner pie.
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^as the 2011 thread suggested, go for the garlic shrimp, prime rib, and billy miner pie.
that was my choice last year.. gonna be my choice this year!
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Dined at Five Sails last Saturday.

Service was friendly and through the roof. (They offered to take my coat! and put it on me as I was about to leave) New plates/cutlery depending on the food you ordered. I felt like royalty at this place.
Quality of food was exceptional. Everything had a blast of flavour.
Small portions though. Which you would expect from a high end restaurant. I'm pretty sure you pay more for the view than the food. Was still hungry at the end of the night.

But I had an overall great experience at this restaurant.

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DONT go to italian kitchen down town waist of money. fooods not that goood and sizeing is worse then a kids meal

but salt taisting room in gass town was a very good exsperiance and foood was goood. would recomened for sure to anyone
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