Glowbal

4.3
1760 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Glowbal is the namesake and flagship restaurant of Glowbal Restaurant Group. Located in Vancouver’s newest architectural landmark, TELUS Garden. This West Coast menu features a large selection of steaks, seafood, and pastas. Gluten and Vegetarian friendly.

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4.4
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4.3
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Special - fish was full of bones

My guest was not pleased.

Glowbal
Responded 16 hours ago

Dear Ryan, Thank you for your review. I’m very sorry that your guest did not enjoy their meal with us. I have passed this along to our Head Chef and he will be following up with his team to ensure this does not occur again. We would love more information regarding your experience with us. If you would be kind enough to email me at guestservices@glowbal.ca. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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C
Vancouver
88 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The Hostess was very nice and accommodated our request to be seated on the patio. We waited a while to place our dink order. We mentioned we were celebrating our August Birthdays. The food was delicious. Service was good but it was a bit disappointing there was no effort to even provide 1 tiny dessert to commemorate the special occasion for our get together. Other than that we enjoyed the night and will return.

Glowbal
Responded 16 hours ago

Dear Cindy, Thank you for your review. I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience with us, although I do apologize your birthdays were not recognized as they should have been. I hope we are given another chance to host you and your guests again in the future. If you have any further feedback I would love to hear from you, my email is guestservices@glowbal.ca. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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V
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Pretty average place recommended by our hotel. We sat inside near the fireplace. The seafood plater was decent, the rest of the food was average. Service was good.

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

food was quite bad for the price. not much taste not flavor

LB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Birthday weent great, food is great , desert only i dont like.

K
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We came here and tried it out again because we were given a gift card to make up for the last time we ate there (that wasn’t the greatest experience). This time it also fell short. First of all, the tuna fish tasted off to me and I didn’t like it. So I sent it back and ordered their avocado toast instead. The manager actually is the one who came out to tell me that it was fine and that him and the chef tasted it and there was nothing wrong with it. He did kind of make me feel as though I did something wrong. But then just before he left he said he only brought it up so I didn’t feel like I was going to get sick.

When I was eating the avocado toast I chewed on a piece of stem they wasn’t removed from the avocado (which felt like chewing on a tooth). I just politely told the server to tell the staff to remove those before serving it to others. Then the manager came out again and questioned me on it, asking me if I had instead chewed on an olive pit which was not even in my dish.

Both items were removed from my bill, which was nice, I just wish that I wasn’t treated like I didn’t know what I was taking about. I’ve been in the serving industry for over 10 years and no matter what, I would make the customer feel respected and above all happy, regardless if it was their fault or not. Happy customers will always return!

E
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice Restaurant. A little pricey though.
Thank you

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

We had an amazing experience at Glowbal. The service was excellent, informative and helpful without being overbearing. Food was incredible and the only change recommendation would be to provide just a little more space between tables. Sacrificing 5% seating capacity would improve the experience exponentially.

RM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal. It was my girlfriend’s birthday and they went out of their way to wish her a happy birthday also giving her a candle to make a wish! We will defiantly be back at glow ball soon for dinner

Glowbal
Responded 16 hours ago

Dear Ryan, Thank you for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m very happy to hear that you and your girlfriend enjoyed your dinner with us, and that we were able to make your girlfriends special day even better. If you have any inquiries regarding future reservations I would be happy to personally assist you, my email is guestservices@glowbal.ca. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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N
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Happy hour was great! Love the buck a shuck oysters, drink and menu selection, and the very good service. There were a couple of hiccups in the meal but was compensated by replacement dishes and free dessert without questioning or even being asked. Our server was genuine and attentive - our water glasses were never empty and she took great care with our kids knowing that kids can be more selective with what they eat. Overall, we had a good time and would definitely recommend Glowbal to others for HH.

Glowbal
Responded 17 hours ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I’m very pleased to hear you enjoyed your Happy Hour with us, and that your server took excellent care of you and your family. If you have any inquiries regarding future reservations with us I would be happy to assist, my email is guestservices@glowbal.ca. I hope you join us again, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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T
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Ambiance is great, food is delicious, service from our server Jake was top notch. Went above and beyond to make us feel “ special”. Totally recommend this place.

RG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Devo did an amazing job with suggestions and the service. Very satisfied with the food and drinks! Can’t wait until next time.

p
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server, Zach, made the evening! The food was scrumptious and presented wonderfully! Would highly recommend!

Glowbal
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Glowbal. I am very pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Zach, he will be very glad to hear he was able to make your time with us extra special. I hope you join us again. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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MJ
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner on Vancouver during road trip everybodyw were amazing and The food excellent!!!

Glowbal
Responded on August 15, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m very pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I hope you had a wonderful road trip, and please join us again the next time you are in the city. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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DL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Waited at least 20 minutes for the drinks. Therefore, I think the bar service was slow in comparison to the meal service. The drinks came about 1 minute before the main meal. So loud in the restaurant that it was hard to have a conversation without repeating yourselves. Food was average.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

I had a birthday reservation and my food ( fish and chips) was simply terrible. The fried fish did not have the crispiness and it was super soggy. I returned the dish after a few minutes and was not offered anything to compensate that not even a 1% discount which i found extremely odd.

Glowbal
Responded on August 15, 2019

Dear Ali, Thank you for your review. I’m sorry to hear that your experience with us was not up to the usual Glowbal standard. I have passed your review along to our Head Chef and General Manager. We would love more information if you would be kind enough to email me at guestservices@glowbal.ca, and we will follow up accordingly. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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J
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

there was a drunk, loud, mean patron beside us and we disturbing most of us; he was dealt with in due time but there should have been an offer to give us a discount or free food based on how unruly he was

BA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

My husband and I dined here on our last night in Vancouver. We were hoping for a special culinary experience and were sorely disappointed. This is a ‘see and be seen’ venue for those far more interested in material, outward appearance and more dance club atmosphere for vacuous 20 something’s than a sophisticated culinary experience. We watched waiters deliver complimentary champagne to the hot scantily clad chicks sitting next to us and received none of that special attention. The food was a failed mass produced attempt at haute cuisine. The bill was excruciating. We wished we had dined somewhere else.

TW
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ate here last had a great meal with great service, would defiantly be be returning.

L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and comfortable location. Perfect seating on the upper floor. Not so noisy and one can watch the open kitchen from the top.

AA
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome service by Cole. Very attentive to details.
Food was great and the place was fantastic.

Glowbal
Responded on August 15, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and I’m happy that Cole was able to make your dinner a little extra special. I hope you join us again, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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SB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We stayed in Vancouver at the Four Seasons Hotel. I was playing on the internet where I saw this restaurant. What a find. This restaurant has it all. We started at the bar for a cocktail before dinner. The server and bartender were delightful. They introduced themselves and slowly we were chatting. After that dinner. The food was terrific and the ambiance was romantic. I have to single out our server. Her name is Jennifer Stang. She had to be the best server I ever had. She took time to introduce herself and made us feel special. She served us in a way that that wasn't overpowering. If in downtown Vancouver, visit this restaurant. You won't be disappointed.

Glowbal
Responded on August 11, 2019

Dear Steven, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Jennifer, she will be very happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. I hope you had a wonderful time in Vancouver, and please join us again when you visit next. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our Wedding Anniversary night. The service exceptionally good. The host asked if we were for special occasion and later ordered soup and dessert on the house. The waitress was too good and could catch her with just eye contact. Food was good with excellent presentation.

Glowbal
Responded on August 8, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and that the team was able to make your anniversary extra special. Thank you for choosing to spend your special day with us, I hope you join us again in the future. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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H
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I never write reviews, but for this I needed to. Victoria was an amazing server. One of the best I've had

The day before I called in at roughly 630pm (Friday). I made arrangements to have a dessert sent out with congratulations on it for my girlfriend. The dessert was amazing and I really appreciated the accommodation.

This is the first time I've ever left a review, but felt is much needed. Thank you!

Glowbal
Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear Henry, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us your first review. I’m so pleased to hear you and your girlfriend enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will be sure to inform Victoria as well as the Management Team about your review, all of them will be very happy to hear you had a wonderful meal. I hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the staff was knowledgeable and friendly.

A
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We sat outside near the fire, which was perfect - not too hot or cold. It was a bit noisy, so we had to lean in to hear each other talk. Our server was the best part of the experience. The food was good. The spaghetti and meatballs was great. The prosciutto and cheese was okay, and the pasta with ribs was okay - they were tasty, but didn't stand out or feel worth the price. We're glad we tried it and we will go back and order the seafood. The melon cocktail was really good too - tasted like juice!

Glowbal
Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear Angela, Thank you very much for your review. I’m very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. If you have any questions or special requests regarding future reservations I would be more than happy to assist, I can be reached at guestservices@glowbal.ca. I hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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p
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My two friends and I enjoyed our lunch at Glowbal yesterday. We all had something different and each enjoyed our choice. Our waiter, Marco, was excellent, attending to our every needs with his pleasant personality. The ambiance added to our enjoyment of our get together. We strongly recommend this restaurant for a great lunch.

Glowbal
Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed you lunch with us. I will be sure to pass along your review to Marco, he’ll be very happy that he was able to make your experience with us extra special. If you have any questions or inquiries regarding future reservations with us I would be happy to assist, my email is guestservices@glowbal.ca. I hope you join us again, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service.

DT
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Glowbal delivers again - we had lunch on the patio Wed., the weather was nice, it was busy, yet the service was very good and the food was good as it has been every time I've gone to Glowbal.

Glowbal
Responded on August 1, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m very pleased to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us. I’m glad you continue to have a great time with us. If you have any questions or inquiries regarding future reservations with us I would be happy to help, my email is guestservices@glowbal.ca. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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GC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food. Every bite reveals new flavors . It’s A long time ago since we had such a good culinary expérience. Loved it.
Restaurant is a bit noisy. But who can blame people enjoying their meal ?

Glowbal
Responded on August 4, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us. I have passed along your review to our Head Chef and he’s very pleased that you had a wonderful meal. If you have any questions or inquiries regarding future reservations with us I would be happy to assist you, my email is guestservices@glowbal.ca. I hope you join us again, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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KC
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wasn’t sure we needed another fancy dinner in Vancouver - decided to go somewhere near the 4 Seasons. Glowbal popped up on OpenTable and we decided to give it a shot. Serendipitous maybe but it was a blast! The space is fascinating with a Calatrava-ish wood steel and glass construct. We got there early enough to catch the end of happy hour which had genuinely good offerings for beer wine liquor and snacks. The arancini was excellent with a nice crust and the melted cheese filling was nicely flavored and the rice was moist and provided a nice contrast to the thin crust. The spicy calamari was tasty. For dinner the lamb shank was very good and the presentation is memorable and the lobster paella was nicely spicy and so very flavorful. People were friendly including the guests at the table next to us. And our server Caley was superb with great service, being attentive and helpful with a happy positive vibe that made the evening really enjoyable. Glad we went out again!

Glowbal
Responded on August 4, 2019

Dear Ken, Thank you very much for your review. I’m very pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will be sure to inform Kaley and our Head Chef about your kind words, both will be very happy you enjoyed your meals. I hope you had a wonderful time during your visit to Vancouver, and that you join us again if you’re ever in the city. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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CC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very cozy and relaxing. Service is great. Food is decent as usual but a bit salty for some reason.

NT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We we were celebrating our 41st anniversary. From the moment we were seated, we felt we were in for a wonderful experience, and we were right! We were Presented with Prosecco to cheer the occasion. The Wagyu Carpaccio is to die for, and the crab cake, seafood bouillabaisse and lobster paella were all hits as well. The truffle mushroom soup amuse bouche was a wonderful surprise, as was the ‘Happy Anniversary’ dessert plate. The service was impeccable and you can tell the staff enjoy working there. They didn’t miss a beat. We would highly recommend you check them out, and be sure to try the Wagyu!

Glowbal
Responded on August 1, 2019

Dear Norman, Thank you for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m very happy to hear that you had a wonderful anniversary with us, and that we were able to help make it extra special. I will be sure to pass along your review to our Head Chef, he will be very happy that you enjoyed your meal. If you have any questions regarding future reservations with us I would be happy to assist, my email is guestservices@glowbal.ca. I hope you join us again, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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SD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a delicious meal, good wine and our service was wonderful. Our meal was reasonably priced. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone

Glowbal
Responded on August 2, 2019

Dear Stephanie, Thank you for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m very glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. If you have any questions or inquiries regarding future reservations with us I would be happy to assist you, I can be reached at guestservices@glowbal.ca. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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OT
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good meal choices, all 6 in our party were extremely happy with all aspects of the dinner .

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A fine dining experience; the food was very good and the service was exceptional.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service!

JR
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food which you can watch being prepared. Our waitress Julia was lovely, really helpful and her recommendations were spot on. Will highly recommend Glowbal to family coming in a couple of weeks.

Glowbal
Responded on August 1, 2019

Dear John, Thank you very much for your review. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass along your review to Julia, she will be very glad she was able to make your evening extra special. If your family would like to make a reservation with us I would be happy to assist, I can be reached directly at guestservices@glowbal.ca, and I will personally ensure they are well taken care of. Thank you again, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

It was like the waitress didn’t know she had a table. Waited a long time for her to take the drink order. Then she forgot to bring the drinks. We got them seconds before the meal came. Food was good, would have been a better experience with more attentive wait staff

Glowbal
Responded on August 2, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for you for your review. I’m sorry to hear that your service was not up to the standard here at Glowbal. I would appreciate more information, if you would be kind enough to email me at guestservices@glowbal.ca myself or one of the Management Team will be in contact. I hope to hear from you, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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GS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Brunch with my niece was very nice. My sister dropped by unexpectedly and staff made room for her easily. Their vegan dietary needs were easily accommodated without fuss. Dishes arrived with great presentation and flavors. I enjoyed being on the patio - private but outside.

thank you,

Glowbal
Responded on August 1, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed your brunch with us and that we were able to accommodate your guests needs. If you would like to join us again, or if you have any questions, I would be happy to assist, I can be reached at guestservices@glowbal.ca. I hope you join us again, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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