My bestfriend suggested Merchants for our girls night out, and the atmosphere, food and great service certainly made our night!
We opted to sit at the bar in order to be able to sit as long as we liked. It was a Saturday night and we arrived without reservations.
We started with a glass of bubbly, later moving on to wine (selected by the bartender) and shared the prix fixe menu, adding some extra oysters (which were lovely and very fresh tasting) and pasta. This was the perfect amount of food for the two of us, and allowed us to taste more on this fabulous menu. By the end of the meal we were perfectly full and finished off the meal with a complimentary glass of ice wine.
Everything was beautifully prepared and delicious! The service from the bartender/manager was perfect; helpful but not constantly breaking in to your conversation.
All in all a wonderful place for two old friends to catch up. Looking forward to going back!
Oh, I guess one very minor complaint. ;) After such a lovely meal I ordered an espresso, but was shocked to learn that they didn't have a machine! The bartender explained that the one they had was too large and they were looking for a new one that would suit the restaurant. Fair enough. Hope they have it for the next time I'm back in Vancouver.
Above meal with wine, tax and tip was $115.
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