I would go to Secret Location
I would go to Secret Location just for the complimentary fresh donuts. They are amazing!
We had brunch there and were very satisfied with the food, service, and atmosphere. The prices are extremely good too.
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellant experience, great
excellant experience, great food, I wish the staff were more experient. Other wise everything else was great. Definitely will come again!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The complimentary fresh donuts
The complimentary fresh donuts are fantastic.
I really like the restaurant's layout. It is bright, spacious, and very clean.
4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a quiet night but the food quality was just amazing! The seating setup is very trendy but it is a very romantic spot to bring out the ambiance. We didn't have rooms for dessert but the menu on that and the tea and coffee looked really attractive. Will definitely go to secret location again.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Truly the best service Vancouver has. will definitely be back- OFTEN.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
Daughter, wife and I had brunch here on Mother's Day. Restaurant is very pleasant in a lot of white and soft colours, cool lay out of tables, chairs and bar area. We had the Smoked Sturgeon and Beef Cheek Pastrami Hash as well as a modified order of eggs/hollandaise sauce. Food was very tasty, portions could have been bigger. We had the Gentlemen Prefer Blonds as a dessert - it was incredible, very good mix of ingredients and presentation. Service was very attentive and polite. Great ambience for this brunch. Will definitely try Secret Location for dinner.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely stunning dessert
Gentlemen prefer blonds, the dessert, was the best dessert I have ever eaten in my life. Everything about it was stunning, and now this will be a regular spot for me literally JUST for that dessert.
The strawberry fields forever, however, had more to be desired. The strawberries did nothing for me, whilst delicious, just could not find a gastronomic reason for it being there. Maybe something more tart like a raspberry would be more appropriate, but then again I probably know little to nothing. However, individually everything tasted good. THE COFFEE ICE CREAM IS TO DIE FOR, I cant wait til they package this up so I can take it home.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our first time trying
This is our first time trying out the place. This is a celebration lunch for my dear friend. We both find the ambulance is so clear and chic. Love the beautiful umbra chandelier. We have order a salad, two entrees and a dessert to share. Everything taste very good. The dessert Strawberries for ever was like a piece of art on a plate. Will definitely go back.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place fantastic food
Great place fantastic food and wine bar, Décor is modern and warm with European touch done very tastefully and imaginative, Had wonderful dinner and great finish to it was the dessert which unbelievable touch. Will definitely recommend checking this palace out, it is a “Secret Location”.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fine-dining experience
I booked Secret Location for a friend's 40th Birthday celebration. Dealing with the booking was very easy and the staff was super attentive. Especially the pastry chef.
There were only six of us, but we were a noisy, outgoing bunch. One of the guys gave our server a run for his money and was bantering back and forth but our server did a great job maintaining and throwing back the punches.
The food and wine list was great. I was a bit disappointed in the size of the main course portions (I had the special - Sablefish) So I feel this place is more 'fine dining' than a full meal. The oysters were incredible as was the dessert.
If you want dark and cozy though, this probably isn't the best place for that. But all in all an excellent eve!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Secret Location is a great
Secret Location is a great looking restaurant. it is sparkling white and there is a lot of room between tables so it is incredibly comfortable place to have a private meal. The fritters that they give away during brunch are delicious.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
a wonderful brunch experience
i have went to this restaurant last weekend for brunch. environment is excellent with contemporary interior design .coming with friendly service and good quality of food. lot of friends asked the location after viewing my post at FB. will visit again for dinner.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our First Time Here
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here and found he food delicious and wonderfully presented. The desserts are amazing and the service very attentive and friendly. We were looked after well.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great service
I actually brought my friend here for a birthday lunch (July 5), and we loved the experience! We did enjoy the food, but even more so, we enjoyed the service. Our waitress, though I forget her name, was wonderful! She spoke very respectfully, did not over serve, but definitely kept a good eye on us. Our drinks would be refilled without us even realizing. The best part was when we left, we unfortunately forgot my friends gift bag at the table. Our waitress, again I wish i remembered her name, ran down the street to return the gift to us. Exceptional! I definitely would recommend my friends here. The only thing I was sad about was that brunch was not served on the day we went in. However, I still give 8/10 :)
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great location, the food
A great location, the food is great the servers are knowledgable and the decor is unique. I recommend the octopus it's amazing, it doesn't taste as though it's been soaked in butter and melts in your mouth. I personally love how everything on the plate is edible. Male sure you grab a dessert the deconstruction of them all makes for a mix of flavours. I would definitely return.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
No don't keep it a secret.
It was my pleasure to find this wonderful restaurant in Gas Town; Secret Location should be no secret anymore. From arrival, four courses to departure my experience here was stellar. The food was beautifully presented and delivery and service was prompt and informative. Just the right amount of attention was given to myself and dining partner.
Interesting choices on the menu along with some items for those who are somewhat less adventurous.
Nothing had compared to this 10 out of 10 experience.
I would recommend The Sectet Location for any number of occasions or just a fun evening out. The pleasure will be mine again as Vancouver calls me back next month and there is no doubt in my mind that I will make The Secret Location a top priority.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a good lunch
Great place for a good lunch and conversation. Halibut was amazing.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
trendy and fashionable
It's a great place for dating and food. The service is excellent! The desert is wonderful .
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A unique experience for sure
Over the top in every possible way. Go with the flow and let the house decide what's best in food and wine.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a special occasion
It was a special occasion and this place came highly recommended from the chef on the Rocky Mountaineer. I loved every bite. Our waitress was fabulous and gave us good suggestions for starters and entrees. Merci Virgene. The food was so good we talked about it all day the next day. Great bright space with low lights and atmosphere. Outstanding!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet. Too Quiet.
Food and service were very good. Good location for people watching. Nice decor. Location might be too secret, as we were the only ones in the restaurant. Hopefully they get enough business as it is better than anything else I have tried in that area.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoy dining here. Menu is brief and should be changed more frequently. However, food is always delicious and service is attentive. This is a top spot for lunch or brunch, but the place really shines at night Ladies will love the expensive shop attached to the restaurant... It's full of unique clothing and vintage Chanel accessories ( alas it closes at around 7 pm but the restaurant stays open.)
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had read about this restaurant in the Globe and Mail (food reviews) and was immediately drawn to it. A party of 3 we ordered different main dishes; Fish, Roast Beef and Ostrich. All was perfectly prepared and tasty. Everyone was more than satisfied with the presentation, the service and the and the unique ambiance and decor of the restaurant. Before leaving we circled through the restaurant noting the unique seating arrangements that they have created to suit couples or larger groups in space that would maintain the elusion of privacy.
We will definitely be back again for lunch and dinner .... Congratulations to the serving team and the management!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
An amazing meal every time!
We have followed Chef Jefferson Alvarez around the city for a few years. He is the most creative and adventurous chef we have met. The journey he takes you on is something you would never imagine. The creativity from the smallest of appetizers to the main course leaves your taste buds craving more! I would highly recommend you let Chef Alvarez create a meal plan and put the menu away! Virgine, Jackson and Allan are gracious hosts and make the whole experience unforgettable! This is definitely a Secret Location that needs to be uncovered!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Brunch spot to take clients
Took some clients to the Tasting Room for brunch and had a lovely time! The decor was a bit too much white for my tastes but the large windows and casual style seating created a comfortable spot in Gastown. The brunch selections were good with something for everyone. We had some allergy concerns in our group but the servers were excellent and nothing was any challenge for them to accommodate. The service was very good and friendly and each person from our waiter thru to the hostess were knowledgeable and service focused. We enjoyed the Egg Special (3 egg omelet with mushrooms, grilled onions & red peppers), French Toast, Pulled Pork sandwich and none of us left a morsel. I'll definitely return in the future.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Food in a Unique setting
The decor is fabulous and I was not sure what to expect of the food. But it was truly fantastic - my ostrich carpaccio with truffle and nitro-horseradish was incredible and the pork tenderloin was perfectly cooked. Everything looked stunning. Not for those who want giant portions, it is the perfect meal which is perfectly sized.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Is the Location too Secret?
This restaurant is a brilliant shining gem. The only thing that concerned us was that there were not enough other diners enjoying the incredible food and service. This is really interesting dining: a well edited menu (with some things I hadn't seen for a while - like perfectly cooked ostrich) and amusing and knowledgeable servers. It may look too bright and empty from outside but go through those doors; you won't be disappointed. And the rain soaked rustic cobblestones and Gassy Jack look great from inside!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had a hash with in house
I had a hash with in house made pastrami and brussel sproats. Very good. A special touch were the treats they brought before the meal like carrot cake fritters.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a place.......
I would like to start off by thanking our wonderful server Stefano, knowledgeable and so pleasant. Hostess at the door was attentive, took our coats and it was a great first expression of the restaurant. We were sat at the front table and comfortable loveseat. My view was out, to the corner of Water and Carrall street filled with lights which added even more to the vibe of the place. Decor is beautiful, from the front door all the way to the washrooms, reminds me of European lounges/restaurants. The menu was outstanding, I had scallops and the rest of my family were having sturgeon, which was very delicious. I will definitely be back, I'm interested to try their brunch menu. Thank you for a wonderful time.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM