Glowbal

4.2
1359 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Glowbal is the namesake and flagship restaurant of Glowbal Restaurant Group. Located in Vancouver’s newest architectural landmark, TELUS Garden, this is where stripped down North American cuisine lives and breathes, taking ingredients from across the continent. Glowbal brings the best food, atmosphere and service into one outstanding space. With one of Vancouver's best patios, multiple private dining rooms, a Robata Grill and the city's most energetic fine dining concept, Glowbal is not to be missed.

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Large parties have their pick of the biggest selection of private dining rooms in the city, each space offering a distinct personality, think gold wallpaper vs quilted leather cladding.

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LI
Las Vegas
63 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great sharing menu items....

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as usual. A delicious dinner on our way to the theatre.

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EC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have dined/had several excellent Glowbal pre-theatre and pre-hockey game dinners. Never disappointed.
Servers are first class. Menu is the best downtown. Am always pleased and confident that when I invite out of town/country friends and colleagues that I know the dinner will be first class Plus!!

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CB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Glowbal did an excellent job of creating amazing meals...compliments to the risotto chef! We were on our way to Queen Elizabeth Theatre...and had plenty of time to enjoy fine dining before our show!

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MV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall I had a wonderful time at our first visit. My boyfriend, his family and I went before a theatre show and it was elegant and a great atmosphere for a nice dinner. The service and food presentation (and taste) were awesome. Our server, Devon was very knowledgable and friendly with a great personality. The only thing that was a disappointment was that you can not participate in happy hour if you aren’t on the patio, which we didn’t know til after we were seated inside, one table away from the patio. Otherwise great!

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DH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I am always impressed with the service and welcome by the staff.
This time we were 3 “older” ladies for lunch who I realize are not always favourite customers in many restaurants , we tend not to eat and drink a large amount. We were given a quiet table which we, appreciated, and were treated beautifully by all the staff we encountered.
Food very good as always. Thank you for a very nice experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We were there for a birthday. Ordered the feature platter, the fish was quite fishy. Part of the medium rate steak was well done, mashed potatoes were cold. Our service otherwise was great but the food less than impressive for the price.

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JJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food at Glowbal is always top notch. Whether it be seafood or steak, they do it all well. Tapas style appetizers are amazing. The spaghetti and meat balls is their signature dish and it deserves it. When we showed up, our table wasn't ideal and the owner moved us right away, even without us asking. Good value for high quality food with excellent service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, attentive staff! Perfect place for us to celebrate our birthday.. bartender went out of her way to make the hubby a perfect burnt Gin martini, smooth and delicious! We will definitely be back.

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O
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Glowball Team delivers an amazing food and wine experience !!!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wait staff went above and beyond. Food was tasty and fresh.

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CE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

The environment was awfull

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time at Glowbal. Service was exceptional. Food was very good. Great ambiance. Extensive wine list.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We had a nice meal on Friday. Really great service. Lots of delicious food and excellent cocktails. Thanks for taking such great care of us.

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KL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

It was nice but the food took too long and they were out of quite a few bottles of the wine of our choice.

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A
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was a fun New Years Eve dinner spot. Service initially started a little slow, but then the waitress was very accommodating and wonderful. Great food and cocktails and a cool atmosphere for date night pictures

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Excellent staff. Great decor.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, with a sophisticated guest experience. They have a great selection that even a picky food eater can tolerate. Great experience

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Take my plates away when I’m done.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Friends were visiting from the US, so we took them to Glowbal for brunch . We enjoyed the little extras of the 2 Oz smoothies and the beignets to start. The Caesar Bar Cart was a hit at the table! The service was great. Food was tasty, side of bacon was rather expensive as an add-on. Everyone thought the food was good value.

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B
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I always enjoy a visit to Glowbal, it was busy (to be expected at this time of the year)service from Karen was very good, she did not rush us

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s not our 1st time. We keep on coming back. Excellent food and excellent service.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Service was slow and marginal. Waiter did not even say hello. Poured water then walked away (we thought he might be a bus person). We waited about 10 mins before he returned again to ask us if we would like a beverage. (It was brunchtime - we were dying for coffee!). Then, when he brought it, he just dropped it down and before he disappeared, we did not realize he had not brought spoons to stir it. (We stirred with our forks). He then did not return for 10-15 more minutes, to ask if he could take our orders. Woman who brought meals very personable - asked if we needed anything more (we did not). Waiter did return a few times later to top-up coffee after meals were served. On the positive side, meals were great (altho hash browns overly deep-fried) and ambience was lovely.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It’s was a good experience. The food was tasty and well prepared. The drinks were well made. It was all good quality.

Server was friendly and knew the menu and how to handle a table service; although, he could have been more attentive to a “higher value” table on a visibly not busy night, but overall the service was “good”.

Will be back again.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and friendly staff since booking over the phone.

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CS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food is very good especially the truffle spaghetti with meatballs. Our server was very nice and helpful. Seafood palleal was also delicious. Great place for dates and anniversaries.

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TK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff, great food and great drinks. I would recommend it for a one on one or faith a group of friends.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The food was ok overall, but the eggs for our 3 Benny's were all overcooked, so a disappointment for half our party

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

My wife and I were shocked by the lackluster food quality. For a higher end restaurant, it's hard to believe they survive with food service like we had tonight. The server herself was very new and just in training but was clearly trying and was friendly. I don't blame her at all, but our overall experience was really disappointing. It was unfortunately a similar experience the last time I tried dining here. Not sure what's going on here, especially since Vancouver has so many great options these days... I apologize for the lengthy review but I hope it helps other diners choose wisely. The appetizer course we chose was the prosciutto and burrata, which looked great but unfortunately did not taste so. The burrata cheese itself was underwhelming and spongy, the crostinis were so dry they shattered when I tried to spread anything on them or bite them, and finally the hazelnuts were rancid! Wow! Brutal. The main course we ordered was the grilled skewer sampler, which was fun and tasted pretty good in general, however the concept itself was clearly flawed because of the variety of skewers offered. When the plate arrived, some were wonderful and piping hot and others were cool and too dry. Maybe execution could've been better if it came in two courses, just my two cents. Anyhow, Glowbal, you need to up your game! Jeez...

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Wasn’t thrilled about being forced to buying risotto just to get a $90 Wagu streak @ $30/oz for my daughter. spend $409 for a $250 meal. Won’t be back

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SH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Little disappointed overall
Normally a great experience at glowbal
But this time we got there between lunch and dinner because we were at the ballet
We were put in the back room and it was chaotic and loud with tables being rearranged around us
We were in the room alone and the waitress wasn’t always available
My steak was over cooked and my latte was cold but the waitress didn’t come around again until Everyone else was ready to go

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MC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

I am not hard to please BUT our dinner was a poor experience. We arrived a bit early and were seated right away. We clearly explained that we had to dine quickly as we were off to see The Nutcracker. There were 4 of us. One appetizer came out quickly but 15 minutes later, 3 of us were still waiting. Dinner came out 15 minutes before we had to leave so we rushed thru our 400. Plus dollar dinner. BTW, my 50. steak was stone cold. Please draw your own conclusions...

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MS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great dinner overall. Sat on the patio and the first table we sat at was getting drilled on. We were moved right away. Great service. Great seafood platter.

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JW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Great food, slow service, heaters on the patio kept crapping out. Food was delicious.

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HS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It’s the second time I have dined there and thoroughly enjoyed it each time!!! I’ve been extremely pleased with everything!!!

I will definitely recommend it to all my friends and family!!! Thank you very much!!!

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PS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice ambience for weekend brunch. Staff were friendly and professional. Food was delicious. Will definitely return and recommend Glowball to friends and family.

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f
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

First time at glowbal. Will go again. Food was great staff was attentive good service.

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m
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Saw a mouse while we were eating lunch on the top floor that ran across the room

Saw a mouse while we were eating lunch on the top floor that ran across the room

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice to having a birthday dinner with friends at this amazing place...

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TL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for special occasions! Restaurant ambience and food quality is perfect!

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