Vancouver Diners

Fable Diner Restaurant Review

Fable Diner Vancouver Restaurant Review

A Diner for the 21st Century

Review by Kevin Hall
www.hawaiicarservice.com

The “diner” concept seems a bit quaint nowadays in this age of millennial hipsters seeking the next trendy vegan menu to go along with their elaborate coffee concoctions and microbrew beers. Yet in the historic Lee Building in Vancouver where there’s been a diner in place since 1949, the Fable Diner continues to attract loyal patrons, and the typical Fable Diner review tends to give it high marks.

Ambience

It’s a diner, and thus it’s quite casual and very friendly. There’s parking for cars and bikes, and it is wheelchair accessible too. The waiter service is extremely accommodating, and they take reservations and allow for take-out, though there’s no delivery service. They do have free Wi-Fi, and undoubtedly this helps keep the noise down to average levels.

It’s simply an unpretentious place where groups of friends can hang out, relax, and enjoy some comfort food. It does adhere to modern dietary trends, which is why it follows the farm-to-table philosophy so you can be assured that you’re munching on ethically grown and raised food.  Continue reading “Fable Diner Restaurant Review”

Vancouver Contemporary Restaurants

Tuc Craft Kitchen Review: Brunch and Casual Meals

Tuc Craft Kitchen Vancouver Restaurant Review

Brunch and Casual Meals

When Tuc Craft Kitchen opened a few years ago, it was immediately recognized for the high quality of the brunch offerings. Even back then, just about every Tuc Craft Kitchen Review wrote of their brunch offerings in glowing terms.

Today, they’re more of a lunch and dinner place though they remain casual and friendly in atmosphere. There’s still brunch, though that’s mainly reserved for Saturday, Sundays, and perhaps a few holidays here and there.

Ambience

The place is wonderfully laidback and casual. Upon entry you’ll be welcomed by the rustic décor tinged with industrial chic, with high ceilings, reclaimed wood and worn timber paneling combining nicely with the steel accents and concrete floor. It starts with a main dining room, with a loft that’s suitable for large groups and an attractive fully stocked bar.

It’s hard to keep yourself from being charmed once you come in. The place seems warm and familiar somehow, and the buoyant vibe is uplifting for the soul. There’s no pretentiousness here, though—it’s just as if you’re visiting a home of a friend you’ve known all your life.  Continue reading “Tuc Craft Kitchen Review: Brunch and Casual Meals”

Vancouver Seafood Restaurants

Blue Water Café Vancouver Review

The Place to Go for Vancouver Seafood

For seafood fans in Vancouver, every “best of” list will invariably include the terrific Blue Water Café in Yaletown. They’re known for the quality of their seafood, and coming here without any intention of ordering seafood seems like a cardinal sin. The seafood is what brings the people in here, and it’s the main reason why every Blue Water Café Review gives it top marks. They’ve earned their place as the most highly regarded seafood restaurant in Vancouver since 2001, and it’s a reputation they’re not ready to shed any time soon.

Ambience

This is a ritzy place, and you should realize that right away as the valet parking will set you back $12 at the onset. The room looks extremely classy, so you’re well-advised to dress up to match. There’s a coat check service as well. On the other hand, they’re quite gracious to their guests, and you’ll be accorded the utmost courtesy even when you arrive in ordinary street clothes.

The room upon entry is very striking, and you get a nice view of the Raw Bar as well as the Western yet Asian kitchen. The main bar leads to the nicely heated patio and several private dining rooms. They don’t do takeout or delivery, so these private rooms are best if you don’t care for crowds at the moment.

Along with the outdoor seating, they offer free Wi-Fi and quiet music in the background. Smoking isn’t allowed though. They do have bike parking too, and they’re also wheelchair-accessible.

They’re open for dinner from 5PM to 11PM. However, their partner Raw Bar is open from 4:30PM to 1AM.  Continue reading “Blue Water Café Vancouver Review”