The Office Lounge
759 Yates St.
Geez. This place has turned over more times than I can count in the last 5 years. It used to be Syn Bar and Grill, and I think before that it was Cosmopolitan. I’ll give The Office props for trying, and they really are. I notice their sandwich board outside always has some kind of special to lure people in, and when I went last week they had live music as well with some talented musicians. The music was a bit loud, but I appreciate a little extra entertainment for a meal, but only when it doesn’t detract from the conversation I’m trying to have. We had dinner beforehand( at Side Dish, look below for that review…), so we only stopped in at the Office for some dessert.
I went for the rum raise bread pudding, and my friend had the brownie. I had a glass of wine with my dessert too. The waitress reassured us that all the desserts were made in-house by a talented chef. The portion size didn’t exactly match the price( I think it was almost 10 dollars for a little square of dessert). The sauce tasted good, but it didn’t blow me away. I’m also not a fan of cape gooseberries as a garnish. I find their taste reminiscent of cleaning bleach, with an unpleasant waxiness. I’ve had dinner here before too, the food was about the same, good but nothing that surprises me. The best thing about this place is their variety of seating, nice big round tables with comfy chairs, you can sit at the bar, you can sit at booths, or you can sit at tables closest to the street. The beers on tap are good, and as I mentioned before there are usually some specials if you want to save a couple of bucks. I’m relatively ambiguous on this one, schmeh.