The Fish Counter is a new small joint that opened up on Vancouver’s own Hipsterville, Main Steet. Opened by Oceanwise co-founders Chef Robert Clark and Marine Biologist Mike McDermid . Clark was behind the brilliance of C restaurant.
They’ll only serve seafood that’s available in season and sustainable.
Think of this place like a standup only cafeteria/ market. There are only two benches, no tables.
I wanted something light; I figured I wanted to go restaurant hopping on Main St, so I ordered their dairy free seafood chowder.
The broth had a powerful punch, amazingly fresh and flavourful. However, where is the seafood? I think I found pinky-nail pieces of clam, probably 7, and a sliver of salmon.
I was eyeing the seafood bouillabaisse and that looked delicious and hearty. Damn, should have gotten that instead.
I really wanted to love this place. It isn’t really far of me to judge The Fish Counter on one dish, although underwhelming as it was. I will be back.