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“Professional Staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Herons - Fairmont Waterfront - CLOSED

Herons - Fairmont Waterfront
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Cordova at Howe
Transit: The Waterfront Sky Train Station is right below the hotel.
Description: Herons West Coast Kitchen + Bar is truly one of the city's best kept culinary secrets. Executive Chef Dana Hauser and her dedicated team feature only the best of the Pacific Northwest, sourcing regional and local ingredients. So local and fresh, in fact, that Chef handpicks herbs from her hotel rooftop garden! Beautifully set on the waterfront at the edge of the downtown core, Herons West Coast Kitchen + Bar features panoramic windows allowing for incredible views of the North Shore Mountains and the Burrard Inlet. Herons has become an institution of excellence in service, food, presentation, ambiance and overall guest experience.
Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Professional Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Great location and view on the Vancouver waterfront near tourist interests . Ambiance is an open concept with high floor to ceiling glass windows. The staff was exceptional with attention to our needs. They even have a special menu of different diets all prepared to order. Bravo. The chef is ready to come to the table and deal with individual requests such as allergy avoidance meals. The appetizers kale and tofu was tasty and quite salty for our liking. The wild salmon presentation was artistic and the sauces imaginative and delicious. The fish itself on the dryer side but the texture quite flaky and the portion large. The wine selection quite extensive, the wine list out of date but we found some above average choice wines. The table setting was classy. The best experience of the evening dinner again was the staff. I will come back for the right occasion and chose my meal with care.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Orange County
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129 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Too much good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

I had the breakfast buffet here one morning. The staff was super attentive and cheerful. The amount of food was staggering. I really enjoyed what I ate but the truth was, there was no way I could eat enough to feel like I was getting a fair amount of food for the price. I recommend something simple off the menu. Those portions are huge and will satisfy you / save you a few bucks.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank david b
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Regina, Canada
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent food, snobbish clientele”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

The food is excellent I had white onion soup and lemon gnocchi. My guest had a salad and seafood pasta. Both meals were well prepared and a nice (not generous) portion. The richness made up for the serving size. The staff was exellent and the pricing is what you should expect when you consider the location. My only issue was that there were a lot of loud, ignorant and rude suits that thought they owned the place. Will definitely eat here again if the suits are gone.

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Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food-Great people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We went to our favourite restaurant to indulge ourselves. From start to finish we were made to feel special. Leann, our server, was her usual special self and treated us to some extras. Always a treat. The lamb dish was superb as was the halibut. No room for desert but their specialty coffees more than made up for that. We will be back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cmtvit
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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127 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Food was expensive, but good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

We ate here for breakfast every day, and also had one dinner and one late night snack here. The food and service were consistently good, but the breakfast was very overpriced. Surprisingly, the dinner and snack prices were comparable with other restaurants we ate at in Vancouver. We especially enjoyed the desserts, and the bananas foster french toast. We never tried the breakfast buffet, because it was not wheelchair accessible.

Visited July 2013
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