Restaurant Review: C-Prime Modern Italian Steak & Wine

By Sherman Chan,
Special to The Post


The Focaccia with warm EVOO, balsamic vinegar, fleur de sel and olives was fantastic. In addition to the option for customization, the bread itself was soft and warm.

The classic Beef Carpaccio with arugula, shaved parm and mustard aioli was textbook. The simplicity of the accompaniments didn't overwhelm the delicate meat. The Crab Cake was stuffed full of dungeness, peppers and onions. I enjoyed the lemon aioli. The Pan-Seared Scallops had cauliflower puree on top.  We found the scallops a touch overdone but they were still buttery.  They were naturally sweet.

I had the 10 oz. NY Striploin prepared a perfect medium-rare. It was also properly seasoned. But the onion rings too hard and crunchy.

The BC Salmon al forno with honey balsalmic glaze and rapini had crisped skin and was overdone , but the flavours were excellent with plenty of tart sweetness from the glaze.

The Panko Crusted Ahi Tuna was prepared rare with the slightest cooked outer ring. The fish itself was mildly sweet with the taste of the sea.  It was accompanied by a dijon-soy ailoi. 

For dessert, we got the Cannoli filled with ricotta-marscapone cream and chocolate chips. These were sporting a light and crispy shell. The Chocolate Tart with raspberry crumb, croquant almond and raspberry sorbet was also acceptable. It had a rich ganache that was slightly bitter and not overly sweet.

In the end, our feelings were mixed with the wide range of dishes we tried. Some hit the mark while others were not acceptable given the menu prices. Regarding the service, we thought it was attentive and friendly.


C-Prime Modern Italian Steak & Wine

1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC


The Good:

• Steaks turned out right and were tender

• On point service

• Nice room and ambiance


The Bad:

• Hit and miss

• Pricey

• Inadequate parking lot


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