The idea is fun- cook your own meal bit by bit at your table on a superhot stone tablet. The location is lovely- lots of glass looking out onto False Creek marinas. it is adjacent to the seawall, so easy to walk/cycle there, plus they have free parking if you drive.
So what's the problem? In simple terms, the food is basic and uninspired.
I went with a friend for a late lunch. The place was nearly empty, and with a skeleton staff. We were seated by a window and attended to quite well. Both of us chose Ahi (tuna), which came uncooked on the grill, sitting on lemon wedges to slow down the cooking. The trick is to slice off a piece, sear it on the grill then dip in the one teriyaki type sauce. Steamed vegetables and potato chunks rounded out the meal.
Sounds nice, and the ahi was fine, but why not a variety of dipping sauces? Why steamed veg. with no condiments or any treatment at all. Plain, plain potatoes. Butter, salt pepper. Dessert was similarly ok, but not great. I had a mousse which was rock hard. Lunch for two with a glass of wine and bottle of beer- close to $80 plus tip. Pretty stiff for lunch sized portions.
This was too bad, because with a bit of flair, the meal would have been much better.
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