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“Really satisfying”

Homer St. Cafe and Bar
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Ranked #129 of 3,945 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $24
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Yaletown & False Creek North
Cross street: Smithe
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Having done a lot of "window shopping" for places to eat in Vancouver, I guess I was moved by how simple and well done this restaurant was for my wife and I. As much as is possible, the restaurant takes an authentic stab at a "Farm to fork" concept and delivers great food that you feel could be served in a great rural setting, where of course the farmer had some fine dining chef skills :) It's also great to have fun, caring and enthusiastic staff who seem to really care about what they're serving. I would certainly go back the next time I'm in Vancouver.

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Thank Imbatman
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Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

This is a gem of a place. Polite staff, excellent food, wonderful atmosphere and a great bar! Even the basic salad was fresh and healthy. Try the steelhead trout.

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Thank Amyn A
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Top marks for casual, attractive & lively vibe. A bit disappointing on the food side.
Started with a glass of Davis Bynum Pinot Noir ($16) Shared a lovely salad of heirloom tomatoes, arugula & goat cheese - nice pleasantly acidic vinigrette ($12). The whole rotisserie chicken @ $32 is a good deal if you both want chicken - it was juicy, tender & came with baby roasted potatoes, au juice(actually gravy) & a pretty ordinary coleslaw. Don't know what seasoning was on the chicken, but I detected a little too much 'Caribbean flavour' for my taste - hints of all spice/cinnamon/nutmeg??? In that family anyway.
The side of broccoli 'bagna cauda'' ($6) was awful - cooked broccoli in a runny soup of watered down commercial Caesar dressing is the best I can describe it. We were told there was plenty of anchovy & garlic (which are the primary flavours of a bagna cauda) but could detect neither. OK, I know a lot of people don't like either - but come on guys, call it something else!
Service was efficient & pleasant for a busy Friday night so no complaints there.
Actually loved the place if they could just ramp up the food a notch would happily go back - give them time & I'm sure they will get it right.

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Thank fjsVancouver_Canada
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

The Homer Street Cafe is a wonderful space light airy, and very pleasant from a decor point of view. The staff is helpful and courteous..
The food is undistinguished. I ordered the seared tuna Brandade. The brandade was a thick pasty gluey mass on a toasted foccacio. I had a green salad which was saturated in dressing and had too much vinegar, very acidy.
My husband had the quarter chicken with was poorly flavoured, with a jus which made it just O>K> too many potatoes.
The highlight was a side of wonderfully made mushrooms..
The restaurant should produce better food, and a little more sophistication to measure up with its great looks and location

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Thank Lolita555
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We were observing the renovations as we live close by. I have to say the food was not that great but it was not that bad either. What really was outstanding, was our server - she was right on with recommendations without being pushy. I might not go back for the food but for a glass of wine on their patio.

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Thank 100Daisy
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