great find in coal harbour!
the food is outstanding. Lurve the duck leg and duck breast. a beautiful coal harbour setting and view. they need more lighting outside the restaurant. it was hard to find at night, being north of georgia on denman.
2/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were treated like royalty
I have lived downtown for the past 15 years. I have watched this spot change hands two many times. A good friend of mine told me about the new changes and then they told me that the chef was previously the Executive chef to the crown Prince of Morocco.
Anyway I always taught this was a fantastic and gorgeous location. I was very skeptical at first and really underestimated what I about to discover.
The greeting was so sincere and hospitable, the service was excellent and upbeat. The food!! was so amazing that my honey and I can't stop talking about it.
Our experience was memorable we truly felt like royalty.
sol from the bottom of my heart good bless your sol
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
I don't understand why this
I don't understand why this restaurant was so quiet. The food was great, the service fantastic and the location ideal for a great night out.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was very pleasant in spite
It was very pleasant in spite of the rain. There is a nice view on to the water and Marina. Service and food excellent.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
We will be back
Awesome spot. Had a nice time and the service was perfect!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good service, good food, wine
Good service, good food, wine list is short but good and not over priced. The Morroccan dancing a fun diversion!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had the Bastilla Cigars
We had the Bastilla Cigars for a starter which were light and flaky and stuffed full of almonds and chicken. We also had the Eggplant Caviar which was smooth and creamy with a distinct smokey taste. We followed with the sablefish which was cooked perfectly and served with parsnip puree which was deliciously sweet with a hint of vanilla. We also had the lamb tagine which was fall off the bone tender served with couscous that was moist with the drippings and studded with almonds. I ordered the cheesecake which was very cheesy but the texture was whipped and quite light which was an excellent finish to a meal that was so fragrant and filling. Staff greeted us warmly and our server was friendly and competent. Fabulous view of Coal Harbour.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent brunch -- very relaxed
Excellent brunch -- very relaxed atmosphere. Good coffee.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time at Sol, overall
First time at Sol, overall a good experience! We ordered small dishes, antipasto and mushroom bruchetta, with main, lamb shank and duck confit. Stars of the evening were the delicious small dishes! Mushroom bruchetta was absolutely mouthful of flavours - we love mushroom. The antipasto was really good too, especially the cured pork - very flavourful, which the chef said was made in house. At this point we were 80% full already. The mains were nicely presented, though I've to admit the starters really stole the thunders of the evening. That said, I do want to try their sablefish next time. The Chef came and said hi at the end of the dining - which we really appreciated. Thank you!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I loved Sol Sun Belt! We went on a Saturday for brunch and had a wonderful time sitting outside, under the heat lamps, looking at the water :)
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the food and location
We enjoyed the food and location of the restaurant. Service was spot on and enjoyed that the chef came and asked how everything was. Menu items were perfect and the Cheesecake was awesome.
Can’t wait to go back.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for Saturday brunch,
Went for Saturday brunch, they have a much more interesting brunch menu than most places. Most items cost around $12-$15. We had the squid belly, the risotto cake and for desert shared the french toast (with poached pears and figs!) and all were very good. The freshly squeezed orange juice tasted freshly squeezed.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great tasting food and view
The seafood dishes were cooked to perfection! The beef short ribs were slightly on the drier side for the typical fall off the bone texture, but the flavours were still very good. I liked the soft marscapone cheesecake. The brownie was a good size but that night it was a bit dry. Overall, the combination of ingredients in each dish created spectacular flavours. Our server was professional, friendly, informative and spot on with his recommendations. The view from the heated patio was wonderful. We will be back to enjoy this amazing restaurant.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and staff
Wonderfully delicious food, served by a great team of friendly and polite staff. It's really a neat little place tucked nicely in a quiet and classy neighbourhood.
The items on the menu are limited, but that's what makes everything taste so good! I think it's a wonderful idea to have the kitchen focus on perfecting a few dishes, rather than serving an entire menu full of mediocre food. Great concept, Sol!
I'd come here for my anniversary dinner again, without a doubt. I will think of Sol now whenever a romantic occasion comes up.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Night the Lights went Out.....
The Mororrocan sausages were Outstanding! The flavors of the hanger steak & halibut were very very good, definitely the spices of the Middle East was present. We sat at a table that was right up against the lovely garden pool. It almost felt like you were floating. The view of Coal harbor, the yachts, the seawall is reminiscent of Newport Beach or San Diego. It happen the power went out that night (Apr 13/13) & they handled it with class. I saw the chefs cooking in the dark with their Iphones! Wonderful job!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, Beautiful
Excellent food, Beautiful view. Friendly waitress. Only problem was slow service.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the fourth time in
This was the fourth time in two weeks - Great location, great food and wine list (excellent value)and very innovative, diverse menu - really great dining alternative to the this part of downtown.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The clams that were recently
The clams that were recently put on the menu are fantastic! I wanted to order another serving for my dessert.
The belly dancer that appears on Saturday nights is also very fun.
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met up here with some out
Met up here with some out of town friends. The view is great, the food was yummy, and the service was super friendly,
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, love to go back
Awesome food! Great service! We love all the dishes we ordered! That special cheese cake is a must-eat!! Perfect!!! Definitely will go back or recommend to others!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came to Sol Sun belt cookery for Mother's day and were very happy to have a table right away and have such attentive service. We especially enjoyed the live jazz music during our delicious and original brunch. It was so nice to have something different than plain bacon and eggs, our meals were all fantastic and we enjoyed every bite.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love going to Sol because I know that not only is their food 100% delicious, I can taste that they make it with the absolute freshest ingredients. Chef Abdel's cooking is fantastic! I try to eat gluten free but was eying a dish that contained bread but when I mentioned it to the server he said the chef would be happy to adapt the dish to be gluten free. It has a wonderful atmosphere, trendy yet relaxed and unassuming. I would be comfortable there whether with my kids or on a romantic date with just the two of us. Service was fast, friendly and very helpful.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic and wonderful ambiance. Some of the most gorgeous views! Perfect for a summer evening. Food is fresh and delicious. I will be back.... for sure!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
You don't want to miss this find!
What a wonderful surprise!
The drinks creative, the food sublime, dessert outstanding, and
The lamb was excellent, the shoestring potatoes truly shoestring, with balsamic and salt, delicate yet crispy. Asparagus perfectly grilled. But the loin was the best I've had anywhere. Chef Abdel is a creative artist (his own words) who outdid himself. His kind birthday combination dessert was really something else; the only quibble being the raspberry sorbet too frozen, but the chocolate/caramel combo still lingers.
The service was top notch. Waiter, bartender, owner and chef all visited the table to ensure all was good.
The sun was nowhere to be seen, but the staff sure made it shine anyway on this very special dinner. I'll be back!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, marvelous evening
Great people watching on the Board Walk near Stanley Park. Food was up to expectations and service was helpful but unobtrusive. A lovely evening
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent food took a while
excellent food took a while for the food to come waiter well aware and took care of us
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sat on the sea wall terrace
A nice spot for dinner.. portions are the perfect size. Fun to watch people strolling by.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food - excellent. Pan seared Spring lamb and the confit of duck with pan seared duck breast were both beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. Appies and dessert choices, though not extensive, were both equally superb
Hospitality and service - very friendly and inviting manager and servers made for a relaxed dinner.
The prices - very reasonable for the level of service, menu, and surroundings - the view of the harbour was a bonus.
The whole aura was of a well-established, well-experienced restaurant confident in the service provided to the guests.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Some of the appetizer portions seemed a bit small, but I left feeling satisfied. The bill for 2 was approx. $140 after tip and that was for a dinner without alcohol. A bit on the pricey side.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious LivingSocial Deal
Tried this gem through a LivingSocial coupon, and wish I had purchased a few more. We went on a Saturday evening.The waitress seemed pretty busy as other groups arrived around the same time we did. Ordered Moroccan sausage and the squid steak. Beer came cold, wine was crisp. The menus were well put together. Food was expertly seasoned and came hot to the table. Hanger Steak and grilled Hallibut perfectly cooked. Lemon sponge layer dessert and a slice of chocolate tart were both gorgeous. Even my boyfriend who doesn't "like cake" decided to finish the entire lemon dessert.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I found the service to be attentive without being intrusive. Food and wine delightful, and the view is one that provides a taste of life in Vancouver. The dressing on the arugula salad is something I will try to replicate at home, and the lamb was divine. Harissa sauce added the perfect lift to the lamb.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your everyday
The ambiance was great as were the staff. Not used to fine dining so the food quality may have been great but not enough of it for the price I paid. Just a humble working man so need a bit more on my plate. That being said, the overall dining experience was memorable. Great location by the water and an open and warm atmosphere in the restaurant.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night at the Sol!
We (a couple) had a wonderful dinner at Sol Sun Belt Cookery. The owner was there to greet us as we entered and were shown to our table on the patio. Our waiter was very attentive and the food delicious! We arrived around 6:45pm when it was a little quieter and could enjoy the lovely view of Coal Harbour. It soon started to liven up with groups and couples and had a lively hum with people enjoying themselves.
We would definitely recommend Sol Sun Belt to our friends and others and plan on going there again.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a fabulous evening. Great
Had a fabulous evening. Great food, great view of the water. Would definitely go again.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Sol Sun Belt Cookery twice in 2 weeks and once was for a birthday dinner. You can't beat the scenery and the food is outstanding. Take a chance- you won't be disappointed!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
While visiting Vancouver from
While visiting Vancouver from out of town, we enjoyed a great dinner with fabulous service. The view and location can not be beat. I would definitely recommend.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, service was elegant and friendly, the view and decor smazing. Will definitely come back and recommend
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
About Sol Sun Belt Cookery
Me and my friend, who was celebrating her birthday, have had an enjoyable dinner at Sol Sun Belt Cookery...the food was very good, although I would have wanted the mussels served hot, not warm..am sure it would have tasted even better. Our server was very attentive to our needs and made a good suggestion to the wine I ordered..the place has a very nice ambiance and am sure I will be back to try some of the foods on the menu...
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, interesting
Excellent service, interesting wine list and cuisine quality excellent. Deserts could perhaps be improved.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I have enjoyed
My friend and I have enjoyed our food and our experience at Sol Sun Belt Cookery...our server was very helpful and recommended our wine which we enjoyed very much!! The food was very good ...will be back to try other dishes on the menu...
9/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The most beautiful location on the see wall, facing Stanley park, the north shore mountains. and Happen to have the most innovative offerings in town, Service was impeccable, the room is immaculate and the ambiance is not be forgotten. Memorable place
10/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
This Restaurant is a great
This Restaurant is a great find.The new menu based around a Moroccan theme is delicious and satisfying. I highly recommend it.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
awesome food and view!
it's my second time to this restaurant and it continued to surpass my expectations.
Food was awesome, nicely presented and well-prepared. The special dish lamb cheeks were amazing! A bargain for $18
Service was top-notch as well.
Beautiful view of coal harbour, easy parking (parking lot and street parking available).
dont miss this great restaurant!
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server is this German
Our server is this German guy, amazing service . The food is good, although I wish I ordered something else rather than the lamb. I never had not fully cooked lamb in my life. The medium rare lamb dish is not meant for everyone. My mom ordered fish, and it was excellent . The squid stick was also amazing. Don't forget the blueberry desert , it is delicious !!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a warm welcome
Each time we go here, we are greeted as if we are being welcomed into someones home.
We love the great food and the quirky nuances that make this cookery more than a restaurant.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the food with a Moroccan flaire. Great value. Each of 4 had different meals and we all thought the meal excellent. No disappointments here.
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was great mean. I had the best duck confit so far. It's not to salty and the meat still moist. The service is great. Surprising there are many people that night so we pretty much had the all restaurant to ourselves. The view is pretty good since it's located to water front harbor. We have already decided to go back for another time since the food is so great! Looking forward to it again! :)
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Did not expect the tastefully yet simply decorated Restaurant. Waiter was outstanding and went out of his way to bring more of the tasty hot flatbread with Harissa. The Duck Confit was accompanied with a delicious Rice Cake and Fennel vegetables. The food was hot - for me very important. My husband ordered the Mackerel and was very happy with his dish and the vegetables around.
The appetizer - Moroccan sausages with a tasty Salsa was refreshing. Could not imagine that bread pudding could be so light and well presented. The owner came through the restaurant and made us feel at home. All in all a great evening out.
Looking forward to our next visit there.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for Saturday brunch!
Looking out on the marina while enjoying brunch on a sunny Saturday morning was a real treat.
Delicious food and beautiful presentation. The service was excellent too!
I am a serious foodie, so I appreciate that the food is locally sourced.
I look forward to returning soon!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM