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to all fans of db moderne and lumiere....................

vandan Feb 27, 2011 06:12 PM

they will both being closing at the end of march

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    KGill Mar 9, 2011 09:00 AM

    I have a $50 gift card for these places that I won't be able to use before they close. If anyone wants it, and can come get it (I'm in Richmond), it's yours. Email jamesmum@yahoo.com

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    1. re: KGill
      mendogurl Mar 16, 2011 11:31 AM

      Is Feenie still with Cactus Club?

      Lumiere used to be one amazing, amazing restaurant. We used to live a couple of blocks from there and used to walk down and eat there all the time. We'd eat at the bar. Back in the day when it was one of the first places we saw on the west coast that was doing artisanal cocktails. They made a mean Sazerac.

      And every once in a while we'd do Feenie's caviar flight. Amazing.
      Never went back after he left.

      2551 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K2E9, CA

      2563W Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K2E9, CA

      1. re: mendogurl
        LotusRapper Mar 16, 2011 11:23 PM

        Sometimes I wonder if there are any establishments in GVRD that have been able to consistently maintain a gold-standard of quality for years on end, if not decades. Perhaps Le Gavroche and The William Tell ?

        Le Gavroche Restaurant
        1616 Alberni St, Vancouver, BC V6G1A6, CA

        The William Tell
        765 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4, CA

        1. re: LotusRapper
          fmed Mar 17, 2011 07:05 AM


          1. re: fmed
            selena03 Mar 17, 2011 08:27 AM

            Le Crocodile.

            Le Crocodile Restaurant
            909 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z2N2, CA

            1. re: selena03
              LotusRapper Mar 17, 2011 09:57 AM

              Ah oui !!

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      betterthanbourdain Mar 8, 2011 01:57 PM

      Tried to make a reso. Seems like they are all booked up till their last day, Sunday.

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        ck1234 Feb 27, 2011 10:12 PM

        I wonder if Feenie is smiling from the Cactus Club?

        2563W Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K2E9, CA

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        1. re: ck1234
          Pollo Feb 28, 2011 06:49 PM

          Wow....Karma is quick these days....!

          1. re: Pollo
            Sam Salmon Feb 28, 2011 07:57 PM

            My guess is that if Cactus Club doesn't end up in either of those spots (a bit tight spacewise) they'll end up across the street when it's developed-that hood is ripe for one.

            1. re: Sam Salmon
              fmed Feb 28, 2011 08:07 PM

              It's about the right size for a Tim Horton's.

              1. re: fmed
                waver Mar 1, 2011 07:22 AM

                Oooooh, a double-double to go with a macaron from next door.

                1. re: fmed
                  grayelf Mar 1, 2011 10:36 AM

                  There's a Timmy Ho's just a few blocks further west, albeit a small one. It would be sad to see a chain go in where either of these two restos were...

                  1. re: grayelf
                    waver Mar 1, 2011 02:59 PM

                    I totally agree, but as someone pointed out, the view of White Spot isn't exactly conducive to fine-dining.

                    Hmmm what would be a good thing for the 'hood?

                    1. re: waver
                      LotusRapper Mar 1, 2011 04:11 PM

                      A superlative BBQ joint.

                      Or another outlet of Guu :-)

                      Or a 2nd Dona Cata or La Taqueria :-D

                      1. re: waver
                        twinkienic Mar 1, 2011 11:03 PM

                        I thought the neighbourhood well supported Feenie's when it was around. I remember it always being busy. DB is really great food but the price point was higher... which made it less of a casual neighbourhood place. I would love to see a place like Feenie's go back in there. Fingers crossed it won't be CC!

                        2563W Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K2E9, CA

                      2. re: grayelf
                        LotusRapper Mar 1, 2011 04:13 PM

                        Flip side of adding another Timmy's is it can provide some triage treatment .......

                        [runs out door fast]

                        1. re: LotusRapper
                          Quattrociocchi Mar 1, 2011 04:44 PM

                          Good one LR!

                          How about kick-ass pizza joint? Or a second outlet of Bella Gelateria.

                          Bella Gelateria
                          1001 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G6, CA

                          1. re: Quattrociocchi
                            Sam Salmon Mar 1, 2011 04:50 PM

                            One thing we're not considering here in the 'tone' of that development.

                            I doubt The People Upstairs would go for a low brow joint soiling their building.

                            1. re: Quattrociocchi
                              LotusRapper Mar 1, 2011 04:51 PM

                              We'd need both, right ? Bella Gelateria is for dessert, so we need the main course purveyor :-)

                              Well you guys at least have Nats New York Pizzeria, which I consider pretty dang good.

                2. starlady Feb 27, 2011 07:45 PM

                  I heard 14th of March....

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                  1. re: starlady
                    ck1234 Feb 27, 2011 07:55 PM


                    2551 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K2E9, CA

                    1. re: starlady
                      LotusRapper Feb 27, 2011 08:51 PM

                      Whoa, missed the Ides of March by a day !

                      But why db Moderne ? I'm prolly one of the minority who have not been there yet (always looking for that special occasion/reason) to justify going), now I won't have that chance.

                      1. re: LotusRapper
                        clutterer Mar 1, 2011 08:27 AM

                        For those that care, Dale McKay's going to be on Top Chef Canada, from the looks of it.

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                      selena03 Feb 27, 2011 06:40 PM

                      I'm not surprised to hear it but it is a bit sad (only because my husband proposed after our first dinner at Lumiere when Feenie was at the helm). Lumiere, West, and C used to be the places everyone wanted to dine at, especially for special occasions. But all 3 of these restaurants only catered to people spending exorbitant amounts of cash. I don't think Lumiere ever recovered Feenie's exit and the recession because of all the great new places that opened up that were much more reasonable in price for quality ingredients and service. This should serve as a wake up call to some of these other establishments that are still coasting on their old reputations.....

                      2551 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K2E9, CA

                      2563W Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K2E9, CA

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