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“Maybe a bad day”

Prestons Restaurant + Lounge
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Ranked #277 of 3,811 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian, Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Bute
Transit: 5 minute walk from the Burrard Skytrain station.
Description: Prestons Restaurant + Lounge is the ideal location for lunch, after-work drinks, dinner with family and friends, or brunch on the patio. At this Vancouver Coal Harbour restaurant we use local and seasonal ingredients to create a menu that is innovative and refreshing. Our goal is to bring you food from the farm to your table using fresh and locally grown ingredients in all of our recipes. What we don't make in-house is sourced from local artisans to bring you the quality and flavour of the West Coast. Unwind . Refresh . Nourish
Old Hickory, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Maybe a bad day”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We walked in to this restaurant and I think their rush had just hit them and a large group had just come in. It was so busy that after sitting there for 20 minutes without any service, one of the hostesses came to attempt to serve us. Oh man that was bad. She had no knowledge of the menu and it was unclear that she even had a good grasp of the English language. Nor did she seem to have any sense about how a meal flows. The service the whole meal was piecemeal at best. I think our actual server came to our table to get a refill for my hubs, but never came back with his drink, twice.
I had a caesar salad that was ok and a crab cake that was very good. My hubs had the seafood linguini that was the smallest pasta dish either of us has ever seen in our entire lives. And he said it was just ok. We did try the putine and the fries were very good, but the gravy was just ok and they were very skimpy with the cheese curds.
I think this may be a good place when they have things under control. "In the weeds" is not good look for them though.

  • Visited June 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Good seating choices”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

An excellent choice for a variety of seating ranging from booths, outdoor patio tables, a bar/lounge area to the dramatic; a piece of timber made into a very long table complimented with a lot of nice red leather chairs. Very west coast décor, a good place to bring tourists. The shrimp gyoza was excellent, along with the lettuce wrap and steak bite appys which we had for lunch. The service was excellent. The prices were very reasonable.

Visited July 2013
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Kansas City, MO
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very Good Food - Excellent Service”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

This restaurant had something on the menu that appealed to all of us and the service was excellent. Our waiter knew the menu and was very friendly.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank SadiesPal
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Excellent for Lunch”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

This restaurant is always busy, even when the rest of the city seems quiet. It is one of the reasons that I had to try it and I was not disappointed. The food is extremely good. The service is friendly. The price is very reasonable. If you go for lunch, they appreciate that you are on a time schedule, and serve accordingly, but you do not feel rushed.

I would go again and highly recommend it.

Visited June 2013
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Thank lindam79
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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Great cocktails served as I asked; Great service; phenomenal attention to detail;
Enjoy the experience they give you as I did!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Villatravel
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