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“Great new find on the water in Vancouver” 5 of 5 stars
Review of SoL Sun Belt Cookery - CLOSED

SoL Sun Belt Cookery
550 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G3H1, Canada
604 568 2235
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Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: French, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Georgia
Description: SoL's authentic tapas and plates span the flavours of the Mediterranean, from the tapas bars of Spain and the bistros of France to the zouks of Morocco. Sun-kissed spices of the Mediterranean tickle your tastebuds. Beautiful, passionate food for a sustainable lifestyle. Chef Elatouabi takes pride in offering locally sources products, supporting BC's farmers, ranchers, and fishmongers. An approachable and reasonably priced wine list and a spacious, heated patio on Coal Harbour's seawall offer the perfect excuse to sit back and remember why you love Vancouver.
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great new find on the water in Vancouver”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Some reviewer put the wrong city ( Victoria ) don't know how to edit that but took 10 guest there last night . Food was excellent . Drinks were slow coming ? We tried the mushroom bruschetta very good , the antipasto platter lovely, chicken phyllo roll ups , tasty , fry bread which we ordered 4 of ! Two types of dip weakest dishes lacking presentation & flavor . Also ordered three mains lamb, chicken & pork chop. All very tasty ( lamb the best) desserts ordered panacotta nice , chocolate mousse weak .
I highly recommend this restaurant & will go back for the live entertainment on the weekends

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Van BC
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“This is A Real Keeper!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This location, at the north end of Denman St, just a block north of West Georgia, has a great vantage point at the entrance of Stanley Park, in Coal Harbour, with views of the marina & seawall is a winner and this restaurant's Mediterranean cuisine is too. The locale has seen a few short lived restaurans -BravoBistro - by one of the current owners; Crime Lab, Six Degrees....The current owners Abdel Elatouabi and Gord Martin (Martin of Bin 941/942 and Go Fish) have teamed up to bring this restaurant into existence. The menu reflects their tastes and skills. I really hope the locals support it as the tourists fade when the rainy weather appears. The complimentary lightly spiced toasted chickpeas set the tone. We ordered a bottle of Kris Pinot Grigio when my husband & I dined there. I have had it by the glass when I dined there solo. The Nicoise Salad with seared albacore tuna, nugget potato, green beans, black olives, quail egg & white anchovie is cleverly deconstructed and very tasty. [I used to come to Bravo Bistro for the Nicoise Salad so I'm happy to see this on the menu as it does not appear on many menus.]. The Greek Salad with grilled octopus tentacles with lemon rosemary potato wedges, cucumber salsa, anchovie, caper vinaigrette and arugula leaves is divine and sooo tender. I love this dish and have ordered this a couple of times. On one visit I heard many yums from an adjacent table as she dined on Pork Tenderloin with wild mushroom truffle & honey baklava. I will try it on my next visit. We enjoyed the Duck Confit served with rice pilaf, sun dried apricots & figs. On another visit my husband had snapper which he said was very good. The bread is delicious - tastes similar to Bin 941’s Navajo fry bread. The dark haired waitress, I think her name is Sima, is excellent. Her waiter colleagues could learn from her. I have not been at the restaurant when live jazz is performed. A great spot with great food!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Authentic, Fun Elegance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Wear your sexy casual dress to this truly cosmopolitan restaurant! The staff are from all points of the globe and bring their warmth & insight to your dining experience. The menu is fresh and interesting with Euro flair and casual sophistication. The owner actually stops by to see how your enjoying your evening. This is a refreshing update to the Coal Harbour dining scene. Like Europe, the energetic ambiance starts a little later. Beautiful harbour side location, flirt & have fun!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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