Is "Feenies" a dud?
I hear bad things about Feenie's - I'll be laying down serious dollars for brunch in Vancouver- is there a better place than Feenie's
No, I don't think so. He really delivers on the menu promise.
The menu has changed since I was there last, no more sirloin steak burger with Fois Gras, but I think you can still get Fois Gras on the Poutine,
Lots of Duck Confit, braises, roasts, sounds warm and yummy for a wetcoast fall.go to http://www.feenies.com/
I say go for it
I would go to Feenies first for lunch, not brunch. I need a few breakfasty options at Brunch, and as far as I know Feenies only serves from their lunch menu. If that is not an issue, I can confidently recommend Feenies from a quality and creativity standpoint. Rob Feenies name is on the place, after all, and I personally have never had a bad experience there in multiple visits. My dining companions though, have said that they werent blown away. I had a new standard set for me for Salade Nicoise last year. No other version before or since compares. Interesting charcuterie choices as well.
Feenie's is always good and a standby of mine when I am in vancouver. It isn't mind-blowing, but it is the more casual lower end of his restaurants.
I made a reservation for two at Feenie's, the last time I was in Vancouver. I had heard good things about the place. But, upon arrival, I was surprised by how cramped the space was. The table next to ours was practically on top of us. It also was quite loud in there. We ended up leaving.
I havent been to Feenie's for brunch in almost a year but it was great on my visit. Rob Feenie is a talented chef, it is to bad that a loud and cramped space made you leave. It is a bistro after all, hell, when i was in France they sat a gentleman at our table because there was an extra seat. Talk about up close and personal with your other diners.