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“What A Find”
Review of Secret Location - CLOSED

Secret Location
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: European, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Gastown
Cross street: Carrall Street
Transit: Waterfront Station Chinatown Skytrain Station
Description: One part lifestyle boutique, one part restaurant, Secret Location is a concept store that offers deliciously fresh design and cuisine. Housed under one roof is a visually stimulating Tasting Room and carefully curated retail boutique. Our Tasting Room offers modern multicultural cuisine with an emphasis on authenticity. Enjoy multi-course meals, extensive selection of wines by the glass, Italian artisanal coffee and pastries made daily in-house. Our boutique offers new, thought provoking pieces that embrace creative ingenuity, quality craftsmanship and bold thinking. Shop fashion, literature, novelty, gadgets and home accessories.
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“What A Find”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Our son has recently moved to Vancouver from Sydney and it was our first night in the city when we happened upon Secret Location- what a find! Fantastically fresh local food in a stunningly designed space.The staff were very knowledgeable , professional and personable.On the evening we ate in this restaurant there were very few people- I hope Secret location is not before it's time in offering this style of fine dining in Vancouver. We will be back.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank robynw58
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Marcel D, Manager at Secret Location, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thanks for your colourful and positive review of Secret Location! We sometimes feel before it's time but not going anywhere anytime soon :) Look forward to seeing you again.

With regards,
Marcel and the Secret Location team
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bright space and Brilliant food!”
Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Today I became a believer that there really is such a thing as a fine dining breakfast experience in Vancouver. Yes, there are a lot if great place that serve a great big decent breakfast but secret location serves a reasonable portion AND over the top quality.

I had the Beef Cheek pastrami hash with Brussels sprout leaves, gruyère, 2 poached eggs, fresh and perfectly balanced hollandaise, and the pastrami (house cured) hash.

This is a $25 breakfast at a good hotel and it was only $14 here.

Service was attentive and the premises are upscale and spotless.

In coming back for dinner very soon.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank John_P_Rudolph
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secretlocation_one, Manager at Secret Location, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Hi there! Thanks for your kind review about our "fine dining breakfast experience", we appreciate it and look forward to your dinner visit.

Cheers, Marcel
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new york
Level 6 Contributor
1,097 reviews
657 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
“Fun store to visit-half cafe half store”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

This is a concept shop as is Colette in Paris. So it has a well-curated collection of items and clothes you won't see everywhere that are pricy. There also is a place to eat. I can review only the shop not the cafe. I had coffee across the street at Coffee Bar. But the shop was amusing. And the area is a lovely one to walk thru-Gastown.

Visited May 2013
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Thank nycmom22
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secretlocation_one, Manager at Secret Location, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Hi there, thanks for your recent review. You know your concept stores!

Hope to see you again,
Marcel from Secret Location
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
224 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Excellent food, decor and service overshadowed by smaller portions”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Ate Mothers Day brunch at Secret Location with family on a busy Sunday. Usually Secret Location is only half full (or less) making the stark white interior look even more empty. This day it was packed to capacity and the kitchen and excellent wait staff had no problems keeping up.

The Poppy Seed Pancakes, Strawberry Shortcake Crepes, Quiche and Deep Fried Egg & House Cured Bacon were all excellent if about 1/3 to small to be a true meal size. Croissants were small but very very good.

Order 2 mains per person and you will leave the table full.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank koolkookaburra
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secretlocation_one, Manager at Secret Location, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Hi!
Thanks for coming in to visit us on Mother's Day and posting your review. We really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon,
Marcel from Secret Location
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice decor”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Went for lunch with a friend. The Cesare salad is nothing like a cesare salad however it was good. A bit expensive for the small amount. We asked for bread to accompany and after we had nearly finished our salad comes two tiny pieces of toasted bread for the two of us. The very smiley waiter said there would be no charge as so late. I don't really know how they could have charged for those two bite size pieces. My friend asked for a lemonade and was charged for a virgin daiquiri and I guess that is what it was! I found the coffee bland and although the cups were interesting to look at the handle was very uncomfortable to hold. Did like the decor although very few people in the restaurant. AND the affiliated store next door was extremely expensive. We walked in and were barely acknowledged even when we asked the price of something and after seeing the $800. shoes and $1200. tops we realized that they had pegged us as not being able to afford their prices and ignored us. Actually both of us could have been clientele but have more sense than to spend those kind of $$$ for show.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank JuniVancouver
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secretlocation_one, Manager at Secret Location, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Hi! Thanks for complimenting our decor and sharing specific feedback about your Tasting Room and shopping experience. We are always making enhancements and your feedback is very helpful. Hope to see you again!
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