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Vancouver: Blue Water Cafe, C or Coast?

felix the hound Jul 17, 2008 07:23 PM

We are in Vancouver for the weekend and would like good seafood for dinner but are having a hard time deciding between the Blue Water Cafe, C , and Coast. They seem largely at the same level in terms of price and quality , but we are getting contradictory reports about service and consistency. We only have a couple of nights and would like to use them well.

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    im_hungry Jul 17, 2008 07:36 PM

    I would choose Blue Water, Coast and then C. If you're looking for a fun seafood place to go for lunch, check out Go Fish, off Granville Island.

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    Go Fish Ocean Emporium
    1505 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J, CA

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      fmed Jul 17, 2008 08:07 PM

      I would have the same preference order as im_hungry: Blue Water, Coast, then C.

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      alwaysroom4dessert Jul 17, 2008 10:16 PM

      Just ate dinner at Coast last week, my salmon was a bit overcooked but the lobster mashed potatoes were great (big chunks of lobster folded in), also the food was just slightly warm, on the other hand the molten coconut banana cake with caramelized bananas, coconut cake baked in a mini cast iron skillet and coconut creme anglaise served on the side, was one of the best plated desserts I've had in the city so far.

      1. felix the hound Jul 18, 2008 09:05 AM

        Thanks, you confirmed our suspicions. We cancelled our C reservations and went to Blue Water instead, had a wonderful patio dinner with sushi appetizers, and sable fish and big eye tuna mains, with a enjoyable Blue Mountain Pinot Noir which you can not get in Alberta, total a touch over $200 before tip. Service was excellent, from reception, bar, to waiter. Only drawback were the chairs outside by the entrance which is a spot for smokers to congregate.

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          Bob Mac Jul 18, 2008 10:13 AM

          felix the hound:

          If you happen to be in Calgary, check out Janet Webb's wine store in the area of Glenmore Landing. She may have the Blue Mountain Pinot Noir. I used to buy from her and she was the only place in the province. She also supplied the local [Edmonton] restauranters like Peter Jackson and Larry Stewart.

          Did you have their reserve [striped label] or their regular bottling [white label]? I like them both.

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            felix the hound Jul 22, 2008 11:24 AM

            Bob,

            Thank you for the tip. It was a 2005 reserve.

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