It's been a while since I've been to The Reef - I think the last time was to the Commercial Drive location with the other M, and the time before that was with S before she moved to Montreal. That was a long time ago.
Food was still great. As I was explaining to M, it's a niche market. No other place in Vancouver offers island-inspired food with tasty cocktails with patio seating and live DJ.
We shared a plate of Jerk Chicken Wings and a pitcher of Juiced Rum Punch. For entrees, I had the Jamaican Jerk Pork Tenderloin; M had the ribs. The food wasn't as great as previous times - the tenderloin was slightly overdone, and I had to ask for our (complimentary) johnny cakes. I'd still come back for drinks alone - the ipanema caprinha is their "house cocktail", and the johnny cakes with sweet butter are a perfect lazy summer day snack!
The bill for two people with drinks came to just $60. Definitely reasonable as a starting point to a night out.
4172 Main Street [map]
Phone: (604) 874-5375