601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver, BC
Knowing that MomM was coming to town, we had to at least take her to one western meal. Since her favorite restaurant, The Cannery, has shut down, we were looking for a nice seafood joint to bring her. Buddha Girl spotted an Offeron coupon for Monk McQueens and I suggested that we could give it a try. Walking into the restaurant, you get a hit that this place is aged. We were the first customers of the night and we were offered a table in the middle of the main seating area, it was quite an open area, kind of awkward, so we asked for another table, perhaps a window seat. The not-so-pleasant hostess mentioned that many tables were reserved, so we asked for a booth instead. Hindsight, considering that she said that may tables were reserved, we only noticed three additional parties present as we finished our meals...but I digress (you can see what type mood I'm in).
Buddha Girl loves bouillabaisse. If you do too, don't order it here. The Vancouver Bouillabaisse lacked flavor, depth and pretty much everything...including the salmon, as stated on the menu. The crab didn't taste fresh, the clams were sandy and the mussels were fishy. Considering that the service was already spotty, Buddha Girl didn't bother informing our server about the bad bouillabaisse. After all, we don't plan to return.