Dine Out Vancouver 2012 – Chambar

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 :: 6:00 pm

Chambar Belgian Restaurant – 562 Beatty St, Vancouver – January 29, 5:00pm
Price per person: $38

I’ve been to Chambar once during Dine Out a couple years back as well as once during regular dinner time, and remember both being excellent experiences. This time was no exception, their reservations are always booked solid, so we had to settle for a 5pm reservation. Right off the bat, the venison carpaccio appetizer dish that I had ordered was much larger than I had imagined – there were at least 15 thin beef slices with soba to go with it. Tasted great. Next up I had the white wine based mussel dish (the other one was tomato sauce based). Their mussels were huge and plentiful as usual, with lots more hiding in the soup. I had a bit of the arctic char and braised shortrib as well, and they were nicely cooked. For dessert, I chose the “chocolate caramel bar,” which I thought was alright with salty sweet taste, but some people may not like it because of the caramel stickiness. The lemon meringue leaves a nice taste after the dinner.

Service was excellent – the waiter came by to wipe the tables after the entrees were taken away, and even folded my friend’s dinner napkin while he went away to the washroom.

Below is my selection:
Appetizer: Carpaccio de Chevreuil – Charred venison carpaccio, garlic chips, radishes, white soy & red wine reduction, soba noodle salad.
Entrée: Moules-Frites Coquotte & Congolaise – Mussels, white wine, cream, smoked bacon lardons, spring onions.
Dessert: Le Chocolat – Salted chocolate caramel bar, vanilla ice cream.

Everything was flawless except maybe if they had still offered the Belgian Waffle or a less sticky dessert. Overall I give it a 9.5!

Chambar Dine Out Menu

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Chambar Dine Out Menu

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Good ambiance

Chambar Dine Out

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Soupe d’hiver – Roasted celeriac & morel soup, shaved apple, lingonberries, watercress

Soupe d'hiver

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Soupe d'hiver

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Carpaccio de Chevreuil

Carpaccio de Chevreuil

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Carbonade Flamande – Chambar Ale braised shortrib, sultanas, sage butter barley risotto

Carbonade Flamande

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Moules Frites Congolaise – Mussels, tomato coconut cream, smoked chili & lime, cilantro

Moules Frites Coquotte

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Moules Frites Coquotte – Mussels, white wine cream, smoked bacon lardons, spring onions

Moules Frites Coquotte

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L’omle de l’Artique Niçois – Crispy Arctic char

L'omle de l'Artique Niçois

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Le Fruit – Lemon curd, toasted meringue, thyme scented shortbread

Lemon Meringue

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Le Chocolat – Salted chocolate caramel bar, vanilla ice cream

Chocolate Caramel Bar

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Chambar Dine Out

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4 Responses to “Dine Out Vancouver 2012 – Chambar”

  1. whitney Says:

    that second photo there… those people in the booth.. yeah I know them LOL

  2. whitney Says:

    就是不給滿分就對了!

    I love Chambar, so hard for them to disappoint! I wanna go there for my bday again this year!

  3. a70 Says:

    Haha! Were they your friends that you said are going to Chambar?
    9.5! There’s room for improvement for the dessert like I said… otherwise probably the best dineout experience!

  4. whitney Says:

    haha yes… they were the only friends I know that went to Chambar for dineout this year! Just laughed when I saw the photo lol!

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