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“Somewhat disappointing”

The Flying Pig Yaletown
Ranked #33 of 3,705 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Yaletown & False Creek North
Description: We refer to our restaurant as a "nouveau Canadian Bistro"... offering a simple, seasonally inspired menu with fresh, local ingredients at a great value. Our open concept kitchen brings the Chef to your table, delivering a memorable overall dining experience.
The Wild West
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Somewhat disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

My husband and I stopped in for supper one evening in September and managed to get a seat right before the rush started. It filled up fast, and appeared to be very popular. We like a window seat but there were only four - two of them looked out on the dumpsters across the street, and the other two looked directly into the faces of the people reading the menu outside. Needless to say, we did not feel like lingering. Hubby enjoyed his fish and gnocchi dish, but I was not impressed with my food. I ordered barbecued salmon with shrimp salad Nicoise. If the salmon had been cooked with some lemony, peppery, dill type flavoring, it would have been fine, but it had barbecue sauce slathered on top.The salad would have been fine on it's own, but the Mediterranean flavors clashed with the barbecue sauce. Also, they forgot the shrimp, so I asked for them - they were tiny and unpleasant in taste and texture. As positives, service was prompt (although I felt the waiter was a touch arrogant), and the wine selection was good.

  • Visited September 2012
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

We enjoyed the local fare and creative presentation. The pork chop was succulent with a wonderful glaze and pulled pork poutine on the side. The halibut special was wonderful and perfectly cooked. We also were impressed with the staff

Visited October 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Not a Fan”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Have been very excited to try this location out given all the great reviews online. Finally went to the Flying Pig for brunch and was disappointed with the service and the food. The brunch options are not great but will do. I ordered the mushroom asparagus frittata which did not look appetizing and tasted just ok. The OJ was overpriced ($4 for a small glass!). Also there were two of us but we only got one cinnamon bun. It was odd to be cutting the cinnamon bun between the two of us. I think the restaurant should just make smaller cinnamon buns instead and have two in the basket. It was not a busy Sunday morning (that was no lineup or anyone at the door waiting for a seat) yet we were all done in an hour and the server didn't want us to stay any longer (kept checking to see if we paid our bill yet) - seriously? If we are here having brunch on a Sunday and the restaurant is not busy, just let us relax and catch up. Definitely will not be back to try dinner!

  • Visited October 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Simply delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

My friend brought me here recently and it was just an altogether great meal. We had the beef short rib that came with roasted bone marrow and mash, pork chop with pulled pork poutine, the mushroom gratin and lobster and prawn risotto. Everything was so super yummy! This was way too much food for the two of us and the leftovers I finished two days later were still delicious.
We also got a dessert, a lemon tart, which unfortunately was not so great. It didn't taste lemony at all and basically tasted like a cold egg tart. The service was quite good and the place has good ambiance. Would definitely recommend coming here.

  • Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Limited place for brunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

We went on a Sunday and to our surprise, they only serve brunch from their limited menu.

Had the country breakfast w/ hashbrowns which came to about $15 (2 eggs, 1 toast, country bacon is $11.00 & $4.00 for the additional hashbrown)

A bit too salty for me (most North American dishes are anyway) and overpriced.

Could go to A & W & have the same breakfast for only $3.99...

will try their lunch maybe one day...

why they are famous - trendy location.

  • Visited September 2012
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