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“Good noisy wine bar with OK food”
Review of Cork and Fin

Cork and Fin
Ranked #688 of 3,730 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $37
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Gastown
Cross street: Water Street
Transit: Waterfront station is a 5 minute walk away connecting with the North shore Seabus, Skytrain, and West Coast Express. Buses run along Cordova St. just steps away from the front door.
Zurich, Switzerland
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good noisy wine bar with OK food”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Service was good, food was OK but certainly nothing to rave about. Nice atmosphere in an old building. The front of the restaurant is like a fun wine bar, noisy and lively. We were seated in the back corner which was OK except the table next to us was very noisy so difficult for our table to communicate.

  • Visited September 2013
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vancouver island
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great service, terrible salad”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

I have mixed feelings about my night out here. It's a beautiful restaurant and the atmosphere was lovely and the idea of the open windows to the street is cool. But the urine smell from the street was overwhelming. Not the restaurant's fault, but they probably should have had the windows closed. I wasn't overly hungry so I just ordered a salad - it was so disappointing. The dressing was essentially just oil with no flavour. And it was heavily salted - you don't expect to taste overwhelming salt in a salad but this was almost inedible. I had a bite of my friends dish and hers was very tasty. I would just avoid the waldorf salad. Our server was fantastic!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank islandgirl003
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Canada
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235 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“I won't return”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

We arrived to a nearly empty restaurant and were asked if we had a reservation. When we advised that we didn't, there was a heavy sigh before we were led to a table in the corner near the window. Over the course of our meal, only a couple of other tables came in. We were all crammed in the corner, when the other side with the window, rest of the restaurant and upstairs was completely empty. It was a bit odd. A group of 5 was seated directly beside us, and they were so close that the man on the end had his chair back touching our table. Weird. The music was too loud as well, especially combined with the chatting from the tables in such close proximity.

My friend and I each ordered the 3 course menu. I really enjoyed the first two courses - beet salad and ricotta crostini. My main, mussels and fries was gigantic. I only ate a couple of the mussels because they tasted a bit off. I thought perhaps it was just the fennel in the sauce that was tasting a bit odd (it was combined with tomato, basil and cream), but sure enough I got sick later that night and on through the next day. Disappointing.

I won't be back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank PrincessGolden
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Madison, West Virginia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding food”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Set in the gas lamp district, this quaint establishment has a limited but sophisticated menu. 3 or 4 course meals are served at a nice tempo with an excellent wine selection. Definitely a seafood restaurant using a variety of species. The ambience was Parissien. Open windows with some sidewalk seating.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Listen2Dad
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Chicago, Illinois
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Best meal in Vancouver”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We ducked into this restaurant during a rainy day and found it to be our favorite dining experience in Vancouver. Our server, Rodney, was so much fun and knowledgeable about wine.
Their oysters are super fresh, the menu is priced fairly and loved the ambience. Definitely the best meal we had in Vancouver!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank theleftbank
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