In this temple of fine dining, it is essential Pacific Northwestern cuisine that rules the roost. The decor is a great blend of the ancient and the ... More
In this temple of fine dining, it is essential Pacific Northwestern cuisine that rules the roost. The decor is a great blend of the ancient and the modern. While the sleek glass-topped bar and the wooden flooring look very contemporary, it is the Polymer stone fire-place that brings back memories of the era gone-by. An ancient vault now houses some of the world's best wines, while the 'confessional stand' in the restaurant's Moroccan Room is an allusion to its holy name. Dishes such as Seared Sablefish, Roast Vancouver Island Oysters and Rosemary Pork Chop are delectable samples of the exotic cuisine on offer. This is where food and wine combine in a heavenly blend indeed!
Do not go here. We went early Dec, it was a total sham, they charged 5$ to get in (??) there was no music, the food was disgusting, we had to send it back and then they charged both my Amex and Visa: they ran my Amex, then said they don't accept Amex, then ran my Visa, and both were in fact charged. I noticed mid December, called them and they still have not refunded my card. I just tried to call again and all the numbers are out of service???
If anyone from the restaurant is reading this, please post a new number.
Until this is fixed, I consider that this restaurant has stolen from me and for this, and many other reasons, I recommend that you NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT.
Temple is excellent but be prepared to spend $80 a person (including a reasonable amount of wine).
The goal of the owners seems to be to provide exquisite food in a relaxed, yet stylish atmosphere. They do this well.
I find it kind of odd that the restaraunt is in a basement of an old bulding, tables are OSB, and there is a bed next to the fireplace. The dining area is only about 1000 sq ft and the menu is small. But the food is unique "West Coast Fusion" and everything on the menu is the best you have ever had.
I took my wife there on Valentine's Day and all I can really say is WOW. My wife had been there once before and didn't care for the service, we heard that it was under new ownership and, due to the limited availability on the day, I had to give it a shot.
The food was awesome, the service incredible, and the environment was perfect. Plenty of room and far enough away from the surrounding tables to not get distracted by their conversations (I came to woo my wife, not listen to other people after all).
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