The Locus Restaurant and Lounge

I’ve walked by The Locus more times than I can count but never thought to drop by for food. They’re located close to Hawkers Delight Deli and Nam Nam Noodles.

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Sign outside.

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Daily happy hour offerings (3:00pm to 6:00pm and 10:00pm to close).

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We dropped in on a Sunday (with 7:15pm reservations) but there were less than a handful of tables occupied. Service is great, especially the bartender who is incredibly friendly and upbeat.

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The menu consists of appetizers, salads, burgers, pastas and mains. They offer a few weekly specials; fish and chips (Tuesday), butcher’s choice (Thursday) and a three course pre-fixe Sunday dinner ($25.00).

Double tequila cinnamon sour ($10.00)
DSC05316This was their special of the evening. Nothing memorable.

Scallops & prawns ($18.00)
DSC05319Hokkaido scallops, jumbo black tiger prawns and bacon with a maple brown butter sauce. You get two scallops and two prawns. Tasty but a very, very small portion.

Sunday three course family dinner ($25.00)
Beet salad, Central Park Farms pork chop and cheesecake.

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Beet salad was pleasant with goat cheese, beets, roasted hazelnuts and orange.

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Pork chop was excellent; moist and tender. Everything else on the plate was done well, especially the fluffy mashed potatoes.

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The cheesecake was heartier, more robust than we anticipated (reminded me of some gluten free desserts I’ve had) but was quite enjoyable.

Halda gwali BC halibut ($32.00)
DSC05326Pan-seared halibut fillet, prawn bisque sauce, carrots, oven-dried tomatoes, spaghetti squash, black beluga lentils and roasted artichoke puree. Halibut was a touch overcooked. The carrots were interesting; it took

BC brisket chuck burger ($18.00)
DSC05321Beef patty with smoked cheddar, tomato, lettuce, red onion, dill pickle and smoked paprika. It also comes with a salad and fries. T enjoyed it; burger was juicy.

Relaxed, easy going spot to grab a bite. Might have to check out their happy hour next time.

The Locus Restaurant and Lounge
https://locusonmain.com/
4121 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 708-4121