I had dinner at Vdara (where Habitat used to be) last night and to be honest did not have the greatest experience. I've been in the restaurant/hospitality industry for over 7 years and have a love for food. I did not get the same sentiment from the chef's presentation nor the server last night.
We arrive shortly after 6:30pm to be tucked away in a corner near the patio door, kind of tight but we didn't complain. We were out to celebrate my grandmother's 80th birthday, a special day for any family and a nice night out for my grams. Our server greeted the table (did not get his name) and took our drink and food order. Drinks came quickly, however we waited over 30 minutes for our appetizers. We were starving and they were good, so we didn't say anything about the delay. Over the course of the next hour and a half after we received the appetizers, we drank another bottle of wine and waited patiently for our main courses to come out. Our server came over a couple times to apologize for the delay in our entrees, we obliged (what else could we do?!?!). Finally at around 9:00pm our entrees arrived at the table. I ordered the veal medium – it was medium rare with a few parts really rare. My dad’s tiger shrimp with seasoned rice was a small plate with 4 tiny shrimp, I felt like that was a bit of a slap in the face considering we were already unhappy to be eating 2 hours after we had ordered. My grandmother’s food was fine, but just fine, a little upsetting when all we were looking for a nice meal with the family, instead after spending close to $400.00 we got a less than mediocre meal with sub par service.
People say that the corner of Tecumseth and Queen is cursed for restaurants, maybe they’re right!
If you’re looking for a good meal and/or have somewhere to be after dinner – don’t go to Vdara!