CUISINE / RESTAURANT REVIEWS Gastown Vancouver West Coast

The Blacktail Florist

Update:  This restaurant has closed.

It was Awkward Diner’s champagne birthday, so to celebrate we all went for dinner at The Blacktail Florist in Gastown.  It was actually an awkward restaurant to find, as they didn’t really have a large sign at all.  I only found it by following a sandwich board upstairs.

The Blacktail Florist - interiorOnce inside though, the ambiance was warm and inviting.  Funnily enough, despite the word “florist” in their name, there was little flora to be found, aside from the greenery behind us.

At the time of our visit, Blacktail Florist had not uploaded their latest menu online, therefore we can say we came in with no expectations in mind.  That kind of reminds me of pre-internet days…when we didn’t have the luxury of previewing a restaurant’s menu prior to the visit…how did we ever manage back then??  It’s quite hard to imagine now actually.

The Blacktail Florist - Blueberry LemonadeThe restaurant’s menu is quite small, and frankly, there wasn’t much to choose from.  I guess for a small restaurant like this, keeping to a small few dishes allows them to easily control the quality and to perfect them.

I chose to have the bar make me a virgin cocktail.  What they came up with was a simple Blueberry Lemonade ($4).  It was really refreshing and yummy.  I was especially partial to the visual ombre effect of the drink =)

The Blacktail Florist - Heritage Angus Beef Short RibFor my main, along with most of the rest of the group, was the Heritage Angus Beef Short Rib ($26).

Boy oh boy was this tender.  It was on a bed of very delicious and tender warm kale salad and sweet potato puree.  The meat itself was boneless and you can just tear off the meat with your fork.  It didn’t look like a big portion but it was.  There was also a black bean sauce smeared on the side so this kind of tasted like Asian spare ribs lol.

Despite being so tender though, I found the meat still a little dry on the inside, I don’t know how that could be.  That’s not to say I didn’t like this dish.

In conclusion, I did enjoy Blacktail Florist very much.  The servers were very polite and courteous.

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