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“Too loud...”
Review of The Main

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Ranked #2,724 of 3,803 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
Neighborhood: South Main
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: South Main
Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Too loud...”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Four of us met for dinner at The Main. We had a good recommendation for it and decided to try. Unfortunately, we came away a little disappointed. The lamb was over-cooked, and the service was slow. The one thing that really bothered us was the music was way too loud and made having a conversation quite difficult. Not the best restaurant on Main Street. It is best suited as a bar.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Vancouver BC
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Poor choice for food unless you consider beer a meal”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Seems like The Main is a great place for beer and live entertainment but not a place to have good eats. We had calamari appetizer which was overcooked and over battered followed by an awful lamb wrap with hardly enough lamb to fill the pocket with cold oily fries and undercooked chorizo penne. Server was on her own running the whole restaurant so our service was less than perfect. I can't recommend this stop for the food but has a great location on Main and lots of window tables.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Girly-Avanter
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“We'll be back some evening for the live entertainment”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Popped in on a sunny Sunday afternoon for lunch after reading the menu posted outside only to discover that they were serving only a limited Brunch menu until 3pm.
We both decided upon the Club sandwich and were pleasantly suprised, especially by the thickness of the grilled chicken breast.

We sat by an open window and it was really quite enjoyable. Service was quick, wait staff reasonable but not friendly/chatty, very laid back atmosphere. We will likely return some evening to hear their live entertainment.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Marcia M
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wow, I was surprised!”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

I lived in the area of the restaurant for four years now and decided to visit on a Sunday afternoon. Normally when I pass by it is closed.

The meal I had, and the meal my wife had were excellent! I had a steak dinner that I have to say was very tasty. In fact I even asked where the meat was from. Alberta of course.

We also had a calamari appetizer that was excellent!

We will definitely go back.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Dennis F
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Canada
Level 6 Contributor
487 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
“Terrible food”
Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

Had the kalamari entree for 17$ came with rice potatoes bread and Greek salad. Lots of food and it looked great. Took twenty minutes for a table but waitress was friendly however the food tasted awful. The kalamari was not cooked well and was rubbery and not crispy enough the tics had no taste.
Nice atmosphere and live music was playing but would not go back due to the food.

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1 Thank Canadiatravelgoddess
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