Rogue Kitchen and Wet Bar (Waterfront Vancouver)
I had heard good things about Rogue Kitchen and Wet Bar (@RogueWetBar on Twitter) from my friend Trevor Boudreau, who had recently had lunch there. Despite the fact that I do love Steamworks Pub, I have been skeptical of the other incarnation of Steamworks that was where Rogue Kitchen and Wet Bar sits right now (the TransContinental). But my friend J. Karen Parker and I wanted to try a new restaurant so we dropped by Rogue.
Our lunch was served promptly (Karen ordered a nicoise Salad and I ordered a chicken capellini with arugula, $14.99). The portions were good size (I hadn’t had breakfast so this was about enough food, but probably for someone who ate a healthy breakfast it would be a bit big). Flavors were good, but not something that I would call my Mom for. That is, it’s very good lunch, but not something that totally blew my senses. All in all, I would definitely come back for a lunch meeting. They had martinis on special today ($4.99) but I am still not feeling 100% well so I declined.
One great advantage of Rogue is that the food is good and it’s close to just about everything near the Waterfront. And it’s not pretentious.