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“Good food, nice staff, slow service” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Showcase Restaurant & Bar

Showcase Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #213 of 3,677 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $38
Cuisines: Canadian, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Thurlow Street
Description: Located inside the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel on the corner of West Hastings and Thurlow Street in downtown Vancouver is the award winning Vancouver Restaurant, Showcase Restaurant & Bar. This Downtown Vancouver casual dining restaurant is a reflection of Vancouver's ethnicity with a diverse mix of flavours, influences and inspirations. Choose from an extensive menu hand crafted by Chef Frank Gort and his culinary team using only the freshest seasonal ingredients.
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good food, nice staff, slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Food was great and the staff was very kind but the service was ridiculously slow. We were a group of 8 and came in later I'm sure we waited at least 30-45 minutes after we placed the order. Then one of our group got the wrong meal so had to wait another 15 minutes. The staff was very apologetic and gave her the meal with out charge but even so, can't imagine why it all took so long. When the food did arrive it tasted good. Won't be going back to the restaurant, though.

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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Reliably good food and service…”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

The modest rating really does not do this place justice...for the price point it is a pretty good value - we come here every time we are in Vancouver to collect the 1000 Open Table pts and have a meal we know will meet expectations. No, it is not spectacular fine dining...but it also doesn't disappoint...highly recommend...

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Chilliwack, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food, fine service, solid value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I often stay at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel and several times have taken advantage of their meal + room packages or TravelZoo special offers and we have always been pleased and satisfied by the quality of the dinners we've eaten. The service is professional and pleasant; a variety of truly good wines are available by the glass and the quality of the food is consistently exceptional. We have eaten at many other - much fancier and pricier - Vancouver restaurants and have sometimes experienced expensive disappointments. Not at Show Case and we're making it our "go to" restaurant from now on for special occasions. The decor isn't fancy but it's modern, airy and comfortable and we always leave feeling satisfied with what we've eaten and what we paid for our meal.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Gorumet Food, Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Very comfortable atmosphere. Friendly and prompt servers. Delicious food - they made a Cobb Salad with grilled salmon look and taste gourmet. Convenient to Marriott Pinnacle hotel - accessible through lobby.

Visited September 2012
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Westerville, Ohio
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Service with a Smile”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Everyone at the Marriott Pinnacle seems to have been well-trained in customer service with a smile. This is also true in their Showcase Lounge, a cozy, modern bar in the lobby of this beautiful hotel. Our bartender was pleasant and efficient. We had a few beer after a long day's trip to Vancouver Island. They have Granville Island beer on tap, which is always a welcome sight.

The Showcase restaurant closes at 10pm on weekdays, but the lounge serves food until 11pm. We decided to order the margherita pizza, which was just right for what we needed. Don't expect a lot of food, it is thin crust and quite small.

As for the few negative reviews, notice that the reviewers admit they did not even eat at the restaurant. Safe to ignore.

(For the TripAdvisor admin, please note that this Showcase restaurant and lounge is the very same as the Show Case which is listed separately in TripAdvisor with its own reviews. Please consolidate the listings.)

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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