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“Won't ever go back”

Showcase Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #211 of 3,776 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$38
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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.
Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Won't ever go back”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

We made the mistake of spending our 25th anniversary at a restaurant near one of our favourite hotels. We bought an on- line deal that sounded like an upscale place. Big mistake. We were seated at a booth by a window to the street which was nice but it was also by the door so quite breezy. I had worn a new dress for the special occasion and there was no place to hang my winter coat, so I ended up with it on my lap which turned out to be a good thing as I was cold. The waitress was friendly at first until the tables around us filled up and then the waiting began.....I ordered the pasta (very tasty) and my husband had butter chicken (also good) with a calamari appetizer that was just so-so. At one point prior to the appetizer the waitress plunked down what she referred to as "some bread " for us, which I would have called a few crackers. We waited a very long time for the main course and then again, even longer, for the dinner dishes to be cleared away. There was much confusion upon paying the bill because of the coupon deal which the hostess took from us when we arrived. Getting it sorted out and paying took at least 1/2 hour which was frustrating to say the least after all the waiting during the course of the meal. We will definitely stick to our favourite places for future special occasions and neither will we go here for any occasion again. We are not usually coupon users and now we remember why

  • Visited November 2013
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Travelzoo voucher”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Very disappointing experience. We were a group of 8 friends who wanted to use our Travelzoo vouchers. At time of booking we had a bad feeling as the lady who took our reservation told us that we would be charged the mandatory 18% gratuity, although we had to sit at two different tables as per the conditions! The service was good, but the bills were wrong. The restaurant would not waiver the 18% gratuity. Needless to say we will not visit this establishment again. This was our second visit but the renovation in my mind is negative, better atmosphere befor.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Norway1944
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“evening with friends”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Food is very good. Service was a bit slow but then there were only 3 staff on the floor for a Saturday night.

Visited November 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“love it!”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Can't say enough about the food! I had the Spice Crusted Lamb for an entree and it was delicious! It was done medium but just melted in the mouth! My husband had the Scallops for an appie and he raved about it! Definitely good food. Drinks are a bit expensive. Atmosphere and ambience is lovely. Our server was wonderful and remembered all our orders without writing it down. Definitely coming back again.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank travelbugberni
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Germantown, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
235 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Pricey and disappointing”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

The food here was expensive, so you would hope that it would be good. For dinner, my meal was okay, but the chicken on my Mom's Chicken Caesar Salad was so though you could hardy chew it. Breakfast was better, but nothing special. The service was very slow!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank kdp43
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