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“Five stars in every way” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Salmon House

The Salmon House
2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7S 2Y6, Canada
604-926-3212
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Ski Lift Road
Description: The window-wrapped dining room offers unparalleled views of Vancouver, Stanley Park and the surrounding Burrard Inlet . The Salmon House is world renowned for its fresh seafood and comprehensive BC wine list ; accentuated by breath-taking views, warm comfortable surroundings and native art decor.
Canada
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297 reviews 297 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 95 cities Reviews in 95 cities
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
“Five stars in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went here to celebrate a special occasion and it's the perfect setting. The waiters were very friendly and the food delicious and the views of Vancouver just stunning. I was charged 12 dollars over the listed price of wine but the waiter was busy so when I notified her she quickly changed it back. The night was great I had the delicious suck so chose to give her the benefit of the doubt. A good lesson though to always check your bill twice.

Visited May 2015
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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent place for a great dinner with a unbeatable view.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Good service,pleasant surroundings, great food. The only negative I can mention ( and I must say I had to really think hard to come up with one) is that I have tasted better Caesar salads. Everything else was perfect. I, personally ordered the Halibut, and I must say it was excellent.

  • Visited April 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I was lucky enough to be taken here for a meal in March - what a beautiful view! The food was delicious and service helpful and friendly. I really enjoyed that whilst this is definitely a more upscale restaurant, there is little pretense and it is a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

Visited March 2015
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Spectacular view and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a well-known restaurant in West Vancouver. It has a spectacular view looking over Burrard Inlet and back to Vancouver. The food is good, with a strong emphasis on seafood. The alder-grilled salmon is a speciality.

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Los Angeles, CA
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390 helpful votes 390 helpful votes
“Great View, Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had the salmon trio, Cesar Salad, wine, desert, and coffee. Total cost of meal was $136 Canadian. The view cannot be beat, the ambience is very nice, and the hostess was extremely accommodating. The food has potential, but we would probably not order the Salmon Trio again. We have tasted better. The deserts are to die for, pricey but worth every calorie.

The only thing keeping the Salmon house from taking things to the next level is management. Food came out slow (was a Wednesday night), food runners were not efficient, bus boy was distracted, and the waitresses were not as attentive as they could of been. This took away from a truly enjoyable dinning experience. A nice view only goes so far. Food runners must not be distracted from their appointed task of delivering food quickly, the bus staff should not stand around waiting to be asked for water or tables to be cleared, and the waiter staff should not be punching orders into the computer system in the middle of delivering food or drink.

Not once the entire evening did a member of management come by the table and ask how things were.

This restaurant has been a West Vancouver landmark for many years, has made many improvements in the last several years and has fantastic potential. All the ingredients are there to make this restaurant wonderful!

I will go back during a future trip and re-review in hopes of an absolutely wonderful experience. Let me emphasize that it was good, it was just not great!

  • Visited April 2015
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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