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“Loud music and sometimes forgetful and slow service.”
Review of Subeez Cafe - CLOSED

Subeez Cafe
Price range: US$8 - US$24
Cuisines: American, International, Canadian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Yaletown & False Creek North
Description: Think of us as your neighbourhood cafe.restaurant.bar in the downtown. At Subeez we make room for everyone. We do not discriminate against age, race, gender, sexuality, politics or musical taste. However, you’d better still be a Canucks/Lions fan.We take reservations for all sizes -- up to 225 people.There is a beauty here.
Reviewed 14 April 2012

We have been here quite often and have found the food to be decent and the drinks to be good. It is open late so it is quite busy on Friday and Saturday nights with late night drinks and food and they have a dj which has not been a problem until recently.

Lately, they have taken to turning the music up so loud that you can't hear the waiter or the members of your own party so you must yell at them to be heard. We had several speakers above us that were blasting music and by the end of our meal, our eardrums were aching. We asked for them to turn it down and it improved for a bit and then it went back up again. We were so uncomfortable that we decided to leave and unfortunately, we won't be returning. We come to Subeez to have a place to eat, drink and talk and since it is a restaurant, you'd think we would be allowed the luxury to connect with friends without being assailed with headache inducing loud music.

The location and ambience is good and the food and drinks are ok as well. Service can be slow (one time we waited 20 min for a beer) and never got the water we asked for until we asked again. We watched our waiter once hang around and chit chat when we were waiting for drinks for a what seemed to be excruciatingly long wait for a drink. Food can take a long while to get there if it is busy.

Subeez was a good place to get a good vibe about what Vancouver's scene could be. Funky and fun, but they have decided to go to the tired nightclub method. "Crank the music so that they can't hear or talk to each other and so that they drink more to stay occupied".

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Thank Catahana
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SubeezCRB, Public Relations Manager at Subeez Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2012

Hi Cataoy, thank you and we're sorry the music and service were not top-notch that night. Regarding the music volume, we've had difficulties with our mixing board lately and we are working with some of our new DJ's lately to find that "just-right" volume level which allows guests to have a conversation, but still enjoy a vibrant evening atmosphere. Thank you again for your feedback.

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Reviewed 30 March 2012

A nice, funky, open concept place to have lunch or dinner. A nice big bar that serves food with big open windows looking out to the street. Nice ambient music playing with a good modern menu. A interesting mix of young & old, street & suits...a great experience everytime.

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Thank Bradley051
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SubeezCRB, Public Relations Manager at Subeez Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2012

Thank you for your review of us! We're glad you continue to have good experiences and we look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Great place for a drink and a snack (and meal, I'm sure). I'd been once before for brunch (also great). This time we were there to meet friends before heading out.

Shannon our server was friendly and attentive. Yam fries were awesome (and gigantic). Drink service was quick.

Fun atmosphere; nice tall ceilings, great music.

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Thank Travis R
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SubeezCRB, Public Relations Manager at Subeez Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2012

Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 25 March 2012

I met up with a couple of friends for lunch at Subeez Cafe, Downtown. The place is quite spacious inside and according to one of my friends - has some cool art pieces that move around all the time (you never know where to expect them).

I had the classic Eggs Benedict, which came with a nice salad and some hash browns. The eggs benny was pretty standard fare. My friends had burgers with garlic mayo fries, though the fries were a bit limp. At $12-$13 per person, this place felt a bit steep.

However, our waitress was awesome. Really nice, fast...and when it came time to give us our change, she handed them out to each individual according to what we were each owed...without us asking. Super cool.

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Thank play_doh10
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

We went to Subeez for a beer after a movie on a Thursday night. What was quite nice was there was a Jazz band playing which gave some great atmosphere. We all had a round of beers which were good, but the service wasn't great. My wife's beer arrived without a glass and she asked for one, it took so long to arrive that someone in our group got up and took one from behind the bar. When we asked for the bill, that also seemed to take a while to get to us. These are small things really, overall the atmosphere and the beer was good.

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Thank worldwidelens
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SubeezCRB, Public Relations Manager at Subeez Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2012

Thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. We definitely strive for better service standards than what your experience was, and will continue to make sure even the "small things" are looked after. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the Jazz band! It's a relatively new event we have on Thursday's and we hope to keep it going as a regular event.

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