Great place for client meetings.
Great place for client meetings. On this occasion I took a client here for breakfast, but it's also good for lunch.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
had just returned from Whistler
had just returned from Whistler where there was great dining - this was even better
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves while sipping our wine appys came. I had honey cured salmon with picked veg-totally awesome, the salmon & veg were perfect combination. My husband enjoyed his poached pear endive salad.
Dinner was grilled cornish hen with oven dried cherry tomatoes, wild mushroom,sweet potato gnocchi in chicken truffle jus-my mouth is watery as I write this review. I can't wait to have it again.
My husband- rack of lamb, swiss chard,potato planks with thyme jus was yummy too.
Portion were perfect, we didn't even have room to try out dessert.
Service was just perfect.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for special dine out
It was my first time in Herons and I have bought Travelzoo voucher to not to spend too much money on the first trial. I wasn't disappointed. I am a foodie, and the most important in the restaurant for me is the food quality and a presentation. I also was meeting the old friend and didn't want too much noise around so we could talk. So I say - I had a great evening! The food was outstanding, the service was just right, I felt that special hidden care when the waiter feels what your needs are. Food and drinks are pricey though, it is a pretty upscale place, so be aware. But the chef's creations were worth it. I had scallops and smoked lingcode, my friend ordered ravioli and ribs - all are very nice!
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Modern 'business-like' service
Modern 'business-like' service with understated elegance reminiscent of any Fairmont in a comfortable contemporary room, and a thoughtful menu plan for all preferences.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the Waterfront 'Hive'
I had the Waterfront 'Hive' Tea & it was simply delicious! Very attentive service as well.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I were celebrating
My wife and I were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and we had a wonderful meal. Starting with the bread two-ways, then the butter poached halibut and the scallops were amazing. They even waived off our dessert as a wedding gift. All in all, a great experience of delicious food and excellent service.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent service staff
Our server was amazing & made our meal experience great!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent food and service
recommend restaurant for friendly service ,excellent foods ,romantic ambience and scenic view is spactacular!(
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved this Place
We visited Vancouver in May of 2013 and stayed at the Fairmont Waterfront. This restaurant is phenomenal.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service this time
We got great service this time and the wait was very minimal.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the seafood chowder;
Love the seafood chowder; creamy but not too heavy. Salmon cooked perfectly. Lemon tart fabulous. Intense lemon flavour.
Very attentive service. Quiet dining room; tables well spaced.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heart of Canada Place
A great restaurant with excellent food and top service.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The texture of chocolates and lemon brulee desserts were both absolutely scrumptious!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Champagne compliments to celebrate
After announcing our engagement, the staff brought out complimentary champagne glasses and dessert. The service was above and beyond our expectations and really made us feel like royalty on our special occasion.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was exceptional. Not to pushy, but always attentive. Food was very good. I had rack of lamb and would have prefer to see 4-5 rack instead of 3. The sauce was good not oily. Their bread is excellent. Very soft and fresh. It was our anniversary and they made it very memoriable. They provided great service and management gave a complimentary dessert and treat to finish off the night.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food near the port
Seeing friends off on a cruise? Going on a cruise yourself? Stop at Herons and enjoy a fabulous meal.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
ordered albacore tuna and
ordered albacore tuna and fennel salad (if this were a bit larger, I would make this a meal); really nice texture and balance of flavours. halibut entrée was a bit bland but I enjoyed the 3 different types of potatoes; the pureed pea didn't add much. Chocolate dessert trio was extraordinary; the plating was probably done by someone who's won a few prizes. Brownie could stand-alone without the extra choc. layer on top, but amongst the best brownies I have had.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This dinner was planned as a quick and easy dinner after arriving from Hawaii. We didn't want to leave the hotel - yet it was a birthday dinner for my husband. He is a vegan. The service was outstanding, the food was even better. I ordered the salmon and my husband had the tempura tofu - both excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in Vancouver.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We "cleaned" out our plate.
We "cleaned" out our plate. That is the best sign for great food. I asked for a slice of lemon and I was given a delightfully presented set of lemons by Tony. Great service, great food, great location. We will be back for sure.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu selections were good.
Menu selections were good. We had a very pleasant waiter, and the food was well prepared. Nothing exceptional to note but all in all we were pleased with our experience. We both had fish for the main course - salmon.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & service!
Server was knowledgeable on drinks and foods - probably a foodie herself. Food had clean presentation, flavours mixed well. Not many people when we went at 6.
The tenderloin was medium rare as ordered, mash was smooth and buttery, the mushroom was a bit hard to eat with the steak. Bites with steak, mash, gravy and kale were delicious. Scallops were lightly browned and juicy inside. Was easy to put everything on one bite. Wished there was more cauliflower purée though. Prosciutto chips were good but felt separate from the rest of the dish. Ate separately.
Entrees aside drinks were refreshing and the sourdough bread broke easily into sharable portions. The bread dip was very good but was hard to taste the subtler herbs such as spinach.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dinner at this restaurant. Our server was very accommodating to our requests. Nice ambience. Will come again.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Sep 15
Great food, atmosphere and server was very warm, friendly and treated our 91 uncle so politely and even brought 2 bottles of wine for him to sample each. I've never seen that before. She was attentive without being condescending or overbearing, checking in unobtrusively. We stayed a long time and never felt rushed. A very enjoyable experience, thanks in great part to her outstanding service. The food was also delicious, very well prepared and presented and not too much of it. I will be back!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Herons twice before, and I know that I won't be disappointed, so I took my best friend there for her birthday dinner. Not only were the staff extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the food they serve, the food tastes fresh and amazing! The dining room is airy and gives you a sense of serenity, and the view is beautiful! Our server celebrated my friend's birthday by giving her some chocolate that are made in-house. Overall, I know why I chose this restaurant and why I would want to go back again!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pros and cons
Food: a little pricey, relatively small portion (for guys, ladies are ok with it :)
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
5th Year Anniversary
I went to this restaurant during my anniversary with my boyfriend and in the special request box I asked them to share this special moment with me. They went over and gave us "Happy Anniversary" chocolates which I thought was really cute. My boyfriend had scallops and I had halibut. The scallops were 5.5/5. The halibut wasn't as good but I'd give 4/5. There weren't a lot of people which made for a quieter setting. But I liked that more as it felt more like I could concentrate on what was going on on my table. And as for the service, it was outstanding. How do they find those people!! Very friendly and attentive. Will go there again one day.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thought the service was excellent. There could have been more choices on the menu but was there was, was great!!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I brought my family to the open table thanksgiving dinner and we were pleasantly surprised!
Even thou it's out of our price range, I'm glad we went.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, Bad Service
The food was superb.
The service was horrible. The server was barely ever there to assist us, when she was it took her a very long time to receive our orders.
We also wanted a modest priced bottle of wine that we had ordered, but 30min later they told us they didn't have it and brought a "comparable bottle ", that was not similar to the one we had ordered and was more than twice the price as we found out when receiving the bill. This is information that someone usually passes on.
Overall it was just poor service, especially for what we paid for.
Again the food was great. The nushroom soup was probably the best I've ever had.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food lived up to our expectations with a very good variety of options. Two negatives was first that the music sometimes was too loud for having a relaxed conversation. The restaurant has a private room; but charge 100$ extra. Secondly the temperatures of the red wines were too high. It seems that the restaurant had the wine in a temperated cupboard; but maybe the bottles we got was taken from somewhere else
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Herons was a surprise. I often find hotel restaurants overpriced and serve mediocre food. The dishes we ordered were cooked to perfection. The grilled scallops and wild mushroom risotto was delicious, fresh and with a beautiful presentation. I loved the little extras. the homemade buns with the salse verde, the amuse bouche prawn, the biscotti with coffee and the chocolate at the end of the meal. Our server was Australian and lovely - she was the perfect combination of attentive, courteous, friendly and professional. A wonderful dining experience.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice treat after a hectic week!
Felt welcomed, relaxed & well-treated. Seafood pasta & rib eye steak was tasty & good portions.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great cinnamon flavoured martini. The chicken breast was sooo tender. The gnochi was sooo savoury. Cheesecake was sooo delicious.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Herons West Coast Kitchen + Bar
Magnificent food and a great ambience. My partner and I absolutely loved it.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Decent food but great service
We had a voucher from TravelZoo for this dining experience. The service here is outstanding. If you reserved a seating arrangement you would be addressed by your surname... Pretty small but I thought it was special. They even let us change tables after we had sat down and done so without a problem. The risotto was many times more tastier than the seafood tagliatelle but the toasted bread made up for the lack of flavour from the pasta. Too bad the apple tart + hazelnut icecream dish wasn't as great as I had hoped.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Knowledgable yet distracted staff
Going to Heron's this night was to show off the place having eaten before. The night was quiet, we found our server knowledgable but neglectful/forgetful at times not about getting us anything but just checking back on us period.
The restaurant had a great ambiance if not for the Romni wedding styled white palm trees with blue lights. For a fine dining restaurant to go with over the top ugly wedding decore seemed strange and out of place. Otherwise the restaurant was quiet. The goat cheese and beet salad was great, the scallop risotto was fabulous, the apple tart and chocolate Earle grey mousse cake was fabulous. The high note? 3 words: truffled mashed potatoes, beautifully seasoned and flavourful, that came with the steak, amazing!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Overall Experience!
it was a gift! and what a gift it was. The service was phenomenal, good was excellent, and it was a beautiful view with the christymas lights and ocean. What a wonderful experince - and very accomodating to food intolerances!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM