Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar (Fairview)
Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar recently opened up a new location on West Broadway kitty corner to the Cactus Club. The large restaurant was pretty dead when we arrived for lunch on a sunny October Sunday which gave us ample opportunity to take in all of the colours and textures in the interior design.
There was a lot of rich Fall colours like green, brown, and gold offset with some funky cow print swiveling chairs. The stripes in the high-padded bench seating matched the wood grain on the shiny tables. The geometrical play between the large back wall of circles and the large circular lighting elements contrasted with all of the stripes in the room. It was almost a little too stimulating with all of the different elements going on.
The Calamari ($10.99) came with some of the most tender calamari pieces that we’ve had in a long while and would have been even more enjoyable if the batter wasn’t as salty as it was.
The Baha Fish Tacos ($13.99) comes with three white flour tortillas jam-packed with seared and juicy cajun-spiced basa fillets, avocado cream, mango salsa and coleslaw… not to mention yummy but (wait for it) salty fries.
I was originally thinking of getting the fabled 9.2 oz Rogue Burger but ended picking up the Reubenesque ($14.99) with fries and gravy (gravy was an extra $1.99). Who doesn’t like marble rye? Stuff it with an ample amount of red sauerkraut, thinly sliced smoked meat, and melted gruyere cheese and you’ve got a filling (yet slightly drippy) meal.
The food at Rogue is really solid (but a bit on the salty side) and they offer some interesting dishes that I wouldn’t mind trying on another visit.
602 West Broadway
Posted on December 16, 2012, in Bar, Casual - burgers and stuff, Pub, Restaurant Review and tagged Baja Fish Tacos, Bar, Calamari, Fairview, Food, Pub, restaurant review, Reuben, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.