The Salmon House West Vancouver
My husband and I will be vacationing in Vancouver late August. A client of his, who is an ex-resident of Vancouver, highly recommended The Salmon House. Some posts on this Boards are saying to stay clear. Is it a worthwhile restaurant for dinner? Any comments you have would be appreciated. Thank You
Your third sentence succinctly sums up what I too have read here.
I found that puzzling because not being from Vancouver, the one time friends from North Van took us there [mind you, it was quite a number of years ago] we had a very nice evening.
The alder smoked/barbequed salmon I had was delicious, I enjoyed the ambience with its west coast art, quite an extensive BC wine list and the tiered set up of the dining room afforded everyone the outstanding view.
Maybe it fell upon hard times because the impression I get from others who post here is that it had become a "tourist trap". That is a shame.
What say you fmed et al?
re: Bob Mac
It's a bit much to say it is a tourist trap...but I do think you can get much better value for seafood elsewhere (even a premium place like Blue Water...which is in approximately the same price range (mains at $30+). The food there is "OK". I have had overcooked fish there each time I went (granted a few years ago now).
I do have to admit that the views are unparalleled....so I can see why it is often called a tourist trap. And I have heard "it has gone downhill" many times when people describe it to me. I could be that the suddenly vibrant food scene in Vancouver just overtook the seemingly tired menu there. So it didn't as much "go downhill" as it "just stayed right where it was." If you know what I mean.