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Review of Showcase Restaurant & Bar

Showcase Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #220 of 3,677 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$38
Cuisines: Canadian, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: Thurlow Street
Description: Located inside the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel on the corner of West Hastings and Thurlow Street in downtown Vancouver is the award winning Vancouver Restaurant, Showcase Restaurant & Bar. This Downtown Vancouver casual dining restaurant is a reflection of Vancouver's ethnicity with a diverse mix of flavours, influences and inspirations. Choose from an extensive menu hand crafted by Chef Frank Gort and his culinary team using only the freshest seasonal ingredients.
Red Deer, Canada
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71 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“At least they didn't charge for it”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

This newly renovated space has great potential. The hotel restaurant seems to be lacking in all other ways. The chef must go! This was a very disappointing meal demonstrating a complete lack of inspiration in the kitchen. Service and atmosphere were just fine but the no questions asked comp'ing of the entire meal tells me this is not the first unhappy customer. Even the wine menu is sad...given the great local choices I was surprised that the menu was not better developed.

Visited August 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Stevensville, Montana
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288 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Restaurant Impossible!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

My best way of describing this 'redo' on a Restaurant would be....'Restaurant Impossible'!!
The Marriott Pinnacle has been under the tedious process of remodeling their Restaurant/Bar...The Showcase. It is COMPLETE!! and the transformation is wonderful! A totally new atmosphere and attitude with the new property. Before it was outdated and uninviting, and now it says.....COME IN!!
Great menu, great drinks, and great service!! Pinnacle, you should be PROUD!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Danny5k
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Stevensville, Montana
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288 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant near Flame and Convention Center...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

Although I usually do not frequent Hotel Restaurants the Showcase is an exception. The Butter Chicken Curry is a "10" and the fresh soups are always excellent. Lunch time is busy so get there early. Currently, 6/7/13, the Dining Room is located temporarily on the 3rd floor which I like better than ground level. Better view and no 'fish bowl' effect.... All of the servers are excellent, particularly Bruce and Dwayne at the Breakfast and Lunch period. Food is consistently good!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Danny5k
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Kamloops, BC
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

I've gone here a number of times while on business trips in the downtown core. I go here en when staying at another neighbouring hotel. They have great, high quality food and the service is amazing. You are really treated like a valued customer. Just don't expect low prices. It's downtown Vancouver after all

Visited April 2013
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Thank tvfoley
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Campbell River, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

Had to make an early dash to the ferry, popped in to grab a bite and they had a delicious breakfast buffet set up. Fresh fruit, Yogurt, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, omlet bar and so much more. Will definitely be back. :D

Visited April 2013
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Thank Featha
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