Every once in a while, I would feel like dining more on the atmosphere than going for the quality of food and this was an example. It was probably because I was in Yaletown on evening, surrounded by all the trendy and elegant boutiques and restaurants. After walking by and peaking in at the Goldfish Seafood & Chops, the decision to dine there was solely based on its outside appearance. The ambience was inviting, vibrant, and lively. The restaurant specializes in West Coast cuisine and seafood, blending flavours of East and West. The two of us were pretty open to try anything innovative and creative.
|Half portion of smoked cod|
For main entree, we split the smoked Alaskan black cod served with kale, fingerling potatoes and a poached egg. It was a combination of flavours I seldom come across. The creamy egg yolk tamed down the smokiness and saltiness of the flakey smoked cod. The mustard cream was fairly light. There were lots of different textures in the dish which all worked well in harmony. I probably would not order this dish all the time, but it was definitely a nice to try something new.
Overall, I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. At the same time, it also felt very 'corporate'. The service was prompt, while price is on par. For the quality of the dishes and execution I gave them 7/10. I'd probably would still return in the future, but probably more for the drinks and happy hour.