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#41 Matt R.

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 11:51 AM

Look forward to trying this place. $37 for a very nice piece of halibut is worth it. (Matt - halibut in fish and chips is such a waste!  :)


Says you. Most people really dig it. We sold about 170 pcs in three days last week, and we aren’t even a fish and chip joint.

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#42 Redd42

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:15 PM

So what is the price tag on the halibut and chips?



#43 Redd42

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:19 PM

And as to prices, I had a lovely silky piece of Sablefish at Canoe recently for $32. And no big boat obscuring the warm afternoon sun!  :)


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#44 Matt R.

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:25 PM

So what is the price tag on the halibut and chips?



We do $19 for one $22 for two. 2.5-3 Oz a pc.

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#45 Mike K.

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 07:31 PM

$22 for two!!! That’s a screaming deal.

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#46 Matt R.

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 11:29 PM

It’s priced on the low side, I agree.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:37 AM

Eating out at Victoria’s higher-end restaurants is a pricey eandeavour. Boom’s prices appear to be right on par with restaurants in their league, but they’ve also got a true waterfront location which will be more expensive to operate.

We have yet to see any up-scale chains open in Victoria, like Ruth’s Chris (or the more swankier Pampa), where you’re lucky to walk out with a bill for under $300, before tip, when ordering two entrees, an appy or two, and a single glass of wine per person. Once we see those opening, the five-star market will take note and we’ll see even higher-end independent restaurants.

 

I don't see too many other restaurants in town with $99 steaks but perhaps I just don't get out enough!

 

My experience in other markets is that most often the $300 dinners are driven by corporate expense accounts. We don't have that here to nearly the same extent and the majority of residents are retired and living on fixed incomes. 

 

I wish these guys the best,  I will be interested in seeing how things pan out over time.



#48 Mike K.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 05:32 AM

Oh they’ll do really well. The folks who retire here can afford to eat out on a daily basis and a place like Boom on a weekly basis. The Songhees is full of people who don’t mind throwing down cash for good food.
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#49 m3m

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:28 AM

They also have a $32 steak for the peasants.  

 

The 99$ steak is an 8oz wagyu striploin.  In my experience, this is a good price for american wagyu.



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:33 AM

For those prices your face should look like Maradona's while you eat it.

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#51 Gary H

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 12:57 PM

I don't see too many other restaurants in town with $99 steaks...

 

 

That's because there are none. 

 

I think the closest to what B+B is offering is going to be this steak at the Brasserie L'Ecole:

 

8 oz Brant Lake Wagyu Coulotte | 50

 

And that $50 appears to be the top pricing around town for just a steak.  However, you can get to $60 to $70 for steak & lobster combos at places like the Blue Crab.

 

I wonder which SRF sirloin version they're serving?  Retail pricing ranges from $15 (for the $75 40 oz. culotte version) to $25 USD for an 8oz steak (with a 20% discount for 8 or more of the $25 Gold Grade variety).  https://www.snakeriv...op-sirloin.html

 

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#52 Mike K.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 01:07 PM

Also a 7 oz tenderloin at the Empress’ Q is $49.

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#53 Knot-A-Yacht

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:39 AM

Looks great; looking forward to checking this place out for sure. Bet it'll be hard to get a window seat, heh. Great location - that area had all the energy and buzz of the dark side of the moon in the past. Remember all the naysayers about this development? Wonder where Knot a Yacht is now.....

Knot-A-Yacht thinks it is ironic that people are complaining that big yachts are blocking their views in the restaurant  :)


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#54 Mike K.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:43 AM

Lol, that’s a fair point!

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#55 Knot-A-Yacht

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:13 AM

Portion sizes look average for that style of cuisine. When you go out intending to have a few courses, you don't want each one to be on the larger side. Else you'll end up too full. Hopefully they figure out the moorage assignments and only use that slip last going forward. 

 

Unfortunately given that this is the largest slip (and easiest to get into and out of) I suspect it will be used frequently. 



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:36 AM

Knot-A-Yacht thinks it is ironic that people are complaining that big yachts are blocking their views in the restaurant  :)

 

Ran into the dock master the other day and she said the reason that yacht is moored there is because it is one of only two slips that have the higher power (100 amp 480 volt 3-phase) utilities needed for the mega yachts.  The other such slip is near the business center and was taken at the time.



#57 vortoozo

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:44 AM

Sounds like a poor design choice.



#58 Knot-A-Yacht

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 01:06 PM

Sounds like a poor design choice.

 

The current yacht (Arms Reach) at 130' would make it hard for other boats to get in and out if it was moored near the business centre.  If it was my yacht I would much rather keep it where it is opposite the restaurant for easy coming and going. 

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#59 Mike K.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 01:32 PM

Is there an actual connection from the restaurant to the docks? I would have thought the entry/exit is adjacent to the amenity building.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 01:39 PM

As indicated in the image, there is no connection between the restaurant and the dock.

 

This is another project that had huge nimby action even though the marina was in the subdivision plans from day one. Give them a break on the (multiple, multiple) designs.



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