Century Plaza Hotel - C|PRIME
The menu is comprised of fresh and inspiring modern Italian cuisine alongside traditional steakhouse classics delivering incredible food in a fashionable atmosphere.
C|Prime features beautiful open and semi-private spaces on 2 levels, located separate from main dining area. Whether you're looking to hold a reception or sit-down dinner, C|Prime offers a great deal of flexibility with setup, seating and menu selections to ensure your event is a great success.View Private Dining Details
Great food just don’t get your hopes up... the high end steakhouse makes menu promises they can’t deliver.
Came here for Valentines day and ordered off of the specialty menu. The value for what was received was absolutely fantastic with 3 courses for $45 per person. The crab cakes, which are part of the main menu, were the favourite of both myself and my girlfriend. The flavours, textures, and portion sizes were absolutely flawless. She greatly enjoyed the 6oz wagyu, and my lobster ravioli was also a fantastic main. The dessert, a vibrant construction of raspberry meringue and macaron was absolutely delicious and the portion was very large. Overall, we had an exceptional experience here service wise and food wise. I will definitely be considering this restaurant as a go-to for our special occasions.
Food was good. Service was mediocre. There was mold/leak above our table. Water fell on me twice which was not the highlight of the night.
Service, and drinks were very good. The food however, was average. 6 of us ordered the supposed Wagyu Steak, puzzling how each meal was vastly difference in size...
Went with a friend for the dine out Vancouver menu. Was very disappointed. The calamari was chewy and tough. Also, the squid was placed on top of too much of the aioli which was very thick. The steak was not what you expect for Wagyu. My friends steak had a tough thread of grizzle through the middle and mine was over seared on one side and no sear on the other. Both were chewy. I asked the waitress if this steak was Wagyu, she said it was, but just a cheaper cut. I have no issue with a cheaper cut, but a chief should know how to cook it so it is tender and delicious, not tough and chewy. Additionally, the sweet potato puree was not smooth and creamy, didn't have a nice texture. The dessert (chocolate mousse cake and bourbon gelato) was very good, no complaints. I get that this is the dine out menu, but the restaurant is supposed to offer a good dining experience so customers will come back. It is supposed to be a sample of what the restaurant has to offer, also a show of support for diners who cannot generally afford a fancy diner out. Any chief should be able to use less expensive ingredients and still make a delicious meal. I will not be back.
Waitress was friendly.
Food was just okay. We had $35 dine-out menu.
Caramari was served cold and soggy, but the steak was not too bad. The cheesecake and chocolate desserts tasted just like a store-brand purchased.
All dishes looked plain, not attractive and tasted between poor to just okay.
Choices was poor - Happy hour only provide red wine/white wine, tap beer and sparkling wine.
Seating area wasn’t comfortable.
We were party of 8 that the restaurant tried to set us in benches table which is only good for 6. We asked if we can changed the table, but waitresses just brought in another table which made the table really long that she cannot serve the guests sit in the end. Due to the table setting that we need to passed/delivered the foods from one end to another on our own whole night. Honestly, I was the host and I was very embarrassed about this. The restaurant wasn’t packed when we arrived that I truly believe there’s something else that the restaurant can do.
With the price and the quality of the food/services, I don’t think it’s worthy to even give it a try.
I will never recommend this restaurant to anyone. Totally a disappointment!
Enjoyable and great service
Good dine out experience
We went for dine out. I sat there for about 5-7 mins before our server came to even give me water or asked me what I wanted. Calamari was really bad. Tasted like it was from the day before. The stuffed portebello was good. The wagyu steak tasted good, but tasted more like a normal steak than wagyu. Then had the dessert which was pretty good. For $35, the meal value was decent but wine pairing for $20 was not worth it. For 3 courses, it was like a sip literally each. I would have rather ordered 2 glass of wine for the same price. In general, we were done and out of here within an hour.
We went here for dineout 2019 $35 menu. We tried the following:
- tomato soup and calamari for appetizer
- wagyu steak for entree
- Chocolate cake and pudding for dessert.
Particularly disappointed in the calamari as it was barely warm and the pudding dessert tasted pretty blend that I didn't finish.
The wagyu taste just like any other sirloin steak, I guess it's a very low grade wagyu if it was as it was chewy
The best part was probably the chocolate cake.
Service-wise, the server did not ask how well the steak was done so maybe that led to why the steak was chewy nor did he ask us about our food. Utilsils were randomly placed on our table. Overall, service was subpar compare to other fine dining restaurants but I guess that's the "dineout treatment" you get nowadays whenever restaurants participate in dineout.
Great food, great service! I would def recommend this place.
The Chateaubriand was prepared to perfection and the presentation was spot on. It was a very special meal and the service was impeccable. Ask for Sam if you can.
Great place for a pre-concert dinner if going to St Andrews. We were going to the Xmas Vancouver symphony concert. It was easy to reserve a table online. The staff understood about the concert timing . The food was delicious.
To Whom It May Concern:
Delighted to have found such an excellent Italian restaurant and will spread the word when I return to UBC in January.
Our waitress, Jessica, was infinitely obliging and first-class, and my four guests enjoyed themselves greatly, but I would have a few suggestions for Chef Woods.
My crab cake was only warm rather than hot, and I had the impression that it was just warmed-up rather than freshly fried, while the fry-taste of the batter dominated rather than the crab, which could have benefitted from a touch of tartar sauce or vinegar. Jessica wasn’t fazed when I requested vinegar, but the kitchen was, in that an appropriate dispenser didn’t exist. In my book, vinegar like tartar sauce, is a customary accompaniment for fish dishes.
I had a temperature problem with the bisque also. It too, was warm, rather than hot, even before I added the sherry I had ordered specially. Also, the dry taste of those silly little oyster crackers detracted rather than enhanced the experience. They could and should be dispensed with. Toast triangles would be preferable.
That said, the overall impression was very positive, including the ambience, not to mention learning that you make your own pasta.
I had asked a member of the Italian faculty a couple of months ago when considering some entertaining whether any of the Italian restaurants in town made their own, and drew a blank.
Now that we have an Italian government appointee on faculty for the next six years, I’ll make sure that she learns of this . . . and passes it on to the consulate-general, if they are not already aware of same.
DV, I look forward to proposing that ITAL302 have its graduation celebration chez C/Prime.
The food quality here is excellent. Top quality ingredients prepared perfectly. At a decent price point considering the quality. The downside was the ambiance and service which were closer to Denny's than fine dining.
Everyone in our group of 8 was pleasantly surprised that the food was very good and place was comparatively quiet, which was great for conversations. A little bit pricey, however, considering that most entrees were not complete without an additional side at extra cost.
Very quiet restaurant. Given the food quality and service I would have expected it to be busier.
The New York striploin my wife ordered was excellent, as was my order of BC short ribs, tender and juicy. We were there on a quiet night, only one of four tables in our section, so it's difficult to say if it would be a quiet spot on a busy night, but we certainly appreciated being able to have a quiet conversation. The staff were helpful, courteous and accommodating. A very nice dining experience.
Excellent service and food!
Very well prepared meal with excellent quality ingredients. The lamb was perfectly prepared and the portion side was generous. Nice atmosphere and good service.
The noise level made our conversation very difficult if not impossible. Also, my Negroni across the Street at Bar One in the Sheraton Wall Centre was more like the one I would make at home and not watered down as the ones I ordered at C Prime Lounge. Also, the screw-up about not being allowed to reserve a booth for five at CPrime Lounge made for a frustrating and not totally great experience, Rick Stenhouse
A bit disappointing this time. "Hash brown" potatoes had been sitting around and didn't taste good. In general there was not the touch we had experienced before. The only reason the noise level was higher in the mid morning hour was a fussing child sitting nearby.
Elegant, airy room.
Unique menu choices.
Wonderful low-key service.
The only positive is that we had a coupon for the restaurant which made it reasonable. The host stand was left unmanned more often than not throughout our dinner, our server seemed inexperienced and for the price point the food was underwhelming.
Excellent food and drinks, but the service was even better!
We had dinner at C Prime twice this weekend. It was so good the first night that we returned the next night. Our servers on both evenings were fantastic. Sasha was not only a great waiter, but his wine knowledge was superb. It was a joy to be served by him. The next night our server was Mary, another gem. She was an interesting and fun waitress .
The rack of lamb was excellent and a generous portion but it wasn’t clear that no sides were included so we had to order mashed potatoes after the lamb was served. It arrived very speedily while the lamb was still hot, so no harm done.
My girlfriend and I were staying in the hotel and decided to try the restaurant. We started with drinks at the Happy Hour and enjoyed the friendly service in the lounge area. We were pleasantly surprised by the large selection of menu items and the discount coupon the hotel offered was an extra bonus. The meal was superb and the chocolate dessert was mouth-watering. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will definitely visit again next time in Vancouver.
Diners can not go wrong with the extensive menu options. Everything is prepared to perfection with the finest ingredients.
We just went there because staying in the hotel. What a surprise! Super-friendly and accommodating staff, excellent food and service. Great experience.
Service was absolutely wonderful, and dishes were excellent, especially the roasted beets. Went perfect with the steak. Restaurant seemed exceptionally quiet; it was late, although a weekend.
The food here is delicious and reasonably priced. I love the fresh focaccia bread with olives and dipping oil. I have sampled a few items from the menu and everything has been delicious. Highly recommend.
I ordered wagyu beef medium... came well done.. I had much better onion rings at A&W.
My friend ordered salmon.. way toooooo dry
Beer glasses were cold! thumbs up
we did say anything to the server. why?? food we ordered was so basic, still couldnt get it right! why bother
If we ordered somehing not on the menu, i understand.. And it is rated one of the best in town.
Celebrated a graduation in the family before walking over to the Orpheum for ceremony. Food
was excellent and wine selection was fabulous. If you are looking for great Italian food, you must come here. Hidden gem!!!
Handmade lobster ravioli were fantastic! That said, service was subpar for the price. Crab cake was dry, flavorless and not worth its name. Side dish of beets looked sad.
Excellent service, very friendly staff, always have smile and friendly word even when leaving after a long day.
In town for our 30th wedding anniversary, your hotel, staff help make this a very special trip.Special Thank you to Doug at front desk and at C Prime -wonderful food, servers and bartender.
It was very nice to have this restaurant as part of our hotel stay.
Our poor server! We tried to order white wine off the menu and three times they did not have either available or even chilled. In the end they comped a cheap bottle of white wine that was just ok.
The appetizers were good (scallops, shrimp etc). The Sable fish was excellent but the steaks were just OK and they came with brick hard mummified inedible onion rings.
The experience was not up to the price point really except our server who had no support from a manager or other staff. The manager should have come over but instead left our waitress to struggle.
STOP! Don't go here.
There is no reason to visit this restaurant.
We were greeted very nicely but the evening went down hill from there. A chair that we almost sat in was disgustingly stained, the paper menu's appeared very well used.
Our bread was fine, our waiter was nice, however very poorly trained in service. Also having not heard of a Crantini, and said he was the bartender...
As far as mains, our short ribs were too sweet and the steak too salty. The onion rings were bad, overdone with a poor choice of breading/coating.
Starters of focaccia bread, olives and salad were nice but mains were disappointing and hugely overpriced. Beware the "Dover sole" - one of the most expensive items. It arrived, surprisingly, as a whole (head and tail) bone-in fish hanging over the sides of the plate. Our waiter did not offer to debone it, and had to be tracked down to bring a plate for the bones. The accompanying sauce was unpleasant too. To make matters worse, though the place was less than half full, we were seated very close to a table of three who talked (and swore) loudly for an hour. Decor is nice enough, but there was no background music of any kind and the overall ambiance was depressing.