Dine Out Vancouver 2011 - Gramercy Grill


Dine Out Vancouver is here again! This is an annual event that happens for two weeks of the year where participating restaurants in Vancouver offer customers a special 3-course menu at set prices ($18, $28, or $38). If you wanted to try a restaurant, now would the time to do so.

I also have a new camera so I apologize for the blurry photos while I'm still learning how to use it.

This year I went to Gramercy Grill with a bunch of friends. Their Dine Out menu was $28 and they had a fair selection dishes and also add-ons if wanted. I thought the food was faily good. I really enjoyed the Seared Ahi Tuna as the appitizer. My friends said they enjoyed the other appitizers as well. We were a table of five and we each ordered different things to try. The Cream of Cauliflower soup looked very good and so did the Triple A Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio which was the other one I wanted to try out. The main course was Braised Australian Lamb Shank. It was very succulent and the meat just slid right off the bone. I tried a little of my friend's Wild Mushroom & Asparagus Risotto and it was delicious! For dessert I tried the Crème Brule. It was cold and the sugar was melted and only crispy in the middle but it did taste very good cold.

The food at Gramercy Grill was good but the portions may be a little small for some people. Customer service was another matter. We had to wait a LONG LONG time between courses. I don't know if it was just us because another table came about when we were just finished the main course and waiting for dessert and they finished around the SAME TIME as us! We had to wait about 15 minutes just to get cold desserts! Yes ALL of the desserts were cold or room temperature! It shouldn't have to had taken that long to bring out. Then after when were paying the bill, we told them what to charge on the individual credit card and they them took away only to return 10 minutes later to ask us the amounts again! Was it because we didn't order any extras or wine or coffee? It shouldn't matter. All patrons should be treated equally!

I don't know if I will be returning. Good food, if not paired with good customer service leaves a sour taste in my mouth. 

Here was their Dine Out menu if you want to ever try them out:

Appetizer Choices: 
Cream of Cauliflower Soup
Hearts of Romaine Salad
pancetta lardons, crispy capers, grana padano cheese, roasted shallot & garlic vinaigrette 
Triple A Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio
truffle aioli, crispy capers & grana padano 
Seared Ahi Tuna
sesame seeds, seaweed flakes & pea shoots orange ginger vinaigrette 
Entrée Choices: 
Oven Roasted Sablefish Filet
miso, ginger & tamari cream roasted baby carrots & asparagus, vegetable spring roll 
Wild Mushroom & Asparagus Risotto
grana padano & mascarpone cheese 
Cherry Creek Free Range Chicken Breast  
green onion mashed potatoes,roasted baby carrots & asparagus, truffle tapenade
Braised Australian Lamb Shank
merlot jus, butternut squash puree, roasted baby carrots & asparagus, pickled celery & carrot 
Butternut Squash Agnolotti
sautéed spinach & tomato sauce, topped with grana padano cheese 
Angus Triple A Beef Tenderloin - additional $5
garlic mashed potatoes, roasted baby carrots & asparagus, shiitake mushroom merlot jus 
Baby Back Ribs & Blue Cheese Macaroni - additional $5
house made whiskey barbeque sauce
Dessert Choices: 
Lemon Tart
local berry coulis & whipped cream
Pecan Pie
cardamom caramel sauce & whipped cream
Warm Flourless Chocolate Torte
caramel sauce & whipped cream
Duo of Cheeses - additional $4
Crème Brule

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