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“Not Your Mother's Apple Pie - Much Better!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Beyond Restaurant + Lounge - CLOSED

Beyond Restaurant + Lounge
1015 Burrard St. | Century-Plaza Hotel & Spa, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
(604)684-3474
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Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Tapas, Continental
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
West Vancouver BC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Not Your Mother's Apple Pie - Much Better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

There are so many flashy, enticing restaurants in downtown Vancouver that shout out for your attention that it is easy overlook the well named “Beyond Restaurant”, that is tucked in behind the lobby of the Century Plaza Hotel on Burrard St. I have eaten there three or four times and each time I’ve been greatly impressed by how the chef manages to turn familiar menu items into something unusual and magnificent.

Last night my companions and I all ordered the salmon. If it was not the most beautiful and delicious salmon dish I have had, I can’t remember when I had better. It was crisp on the outside and succulent on the inside, perched on a bed of spinach and surrounded by a wonderful sauce.

For desert, I ordered apple pie, expecting the usual “as American as…” wedge. Instead, what arrived was an artistic ensemble of flakey crust, beautifully baked apple “steaks”, sauce and other components. See for yourself. Prices were reasonable – excellent value. I had to ask for the name of the chef. I was told that it is George Koay.

Will I eat there again? I can’t wait.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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skookumchuck
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“$20 voucher”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I decided to use the voucher I received upon check -in (and it was pouring rain) and I was impressed with the service and food.
Great if you have just checked in and not up to exploring just yet.
Nice atmosphere, quiet, and seemed reasonable to me.

Visited December 2012
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Whitecourt, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Review”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Excellent food and beverage, a bit on the expensive side. The wait staff was very attentive and the layout allows for a quiet dinner if you want that. I was alone for dinner and was made to feel very welcome.

Visited November 2012
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Drumheller, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beyond Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We had great food and service at this restaurant. I liked the convenience and food. I found it a bit pricey for an afternoon snack but the food was worth it..

Visited November 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Just okay.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Had dinner here since we were staying in the hotel and they gave us a coupon for dinner in the restaurant.

The server was polite but not friendly. Relatively efficient, refilled water glasses etc. with good regularity but she could have made more money if she'd asked us if we wanted another drink - but since she didn't, we didn't order one.

Had the salmon - was overcooked but a generous portion though the accompanying vegetable and polenta were pretty skimpy. And not very hot.

Overall, it was okay. Nothing special.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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