ARC (#DOVF) – Vancouver

We decided to go here for DINE OUT because it was close to the hotel and I didn’t want to walk very far… 🙂

V-STAR Rating:

Variety: n/a – We did dine-out so we were not looking at the main menu.

Service: 9/10 – Our waitress was nice, but when it was dessert time, she let someone else cover for her and they gave us the wrong dessert apparently (because she came by after and said my plate was supposed to say Happy Birthday but the other girl gave it to someone else).

Taste: 7.5/10 – the tuna tartare was okay. I wish there were other things to accompany it with. The taste was a lil too fishy for it to be eaten alone. The Braised cheek was pretty good, except the flavour was too much after half-way through the dish. As for the dessert, it was SUPER RICH. Dark chocolate was very strong, so it was something that I couldn’t finish on my own. The whole thing was just too much.

Atmosphere: 9/10 – the ambiance is very classy, dim, soothing(?). Interior looks very nice.

Reasonably Priced: 7.5/10 – super expensive but it is a high-end restaurant and I am not too sure if the quality of the food is worth the money. Since we did dine-out, it was dine-out portion… The Tuna Tartare was not what I expected and that was my most anticipated dish…  Regardless, if you like classy expensive things, Arc is the place to try out at least once?

Overall, maybe I need to come try this place again and order things off the menu. It is quite pricey though so .. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

yours truly,

tb ❤



Tuc Craft Kitchen – Vancouver

Blindly  chose a restaurant near Portside and this was one of the top restaurants according to TripAdvisor/Yelp etc.

V-STAR Rating:

Variety – 6/10 – To me, there wasn’t must selection. Everything was really pricey – especially for the portion size that you get. I wasn’t too pleased with the selection so I chose something that I THOUGHT WAS FISH & CHIPS!!!!!!!!!! (But it wasn’t close).

Service – 7/10 – The staff was friendly and nice. Not that quick since we were upstairs, but that’s no excuse. Not much to say since there was very little interaction.

Taste – 6/10 – The dish that my friend and I both ordered thinking it was Fish & Chips was disgusting. It felt like I was just eating deep fried batter and not the “fish skin” or whatever they claimed it to be. I was hoping for legit Fish & Chips.  The whole dish itself was disgusting and needless to say, I was starving and barely touched that.

Atmosphere – 8/10 – yes, this is a bumping place to be at it seems. When we arrived and when we left, it was busy at all times..? The music’s alright. It’s dim…?

Reasonably Priced – 5/10 – again, I think it’s overpriced for the portion you get, for the quality you get, and so forth. I don’t think they justified their prices enough.

Overall, I would not come here again. Not my thing.

yours truly,

tb ❤