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About Homer Street Cafe & Bar

LOCALLY MINDED. RESPONSIBLY RAISED

Housed in two of Vancouver’s most iconic buildings, Homer St Cafe and Bar is a contemporary restaurant set in the historic Homer Building and new Beasley building in Vancouver’s Yaletown district.
Classic comfort cooking takes center stage thanks to a fire engine red rotisserie that roasts all manner of proteins. It’s chicken that’s the star here: served in quarter, half or whole portions, accompanied by classic sides basted in jus.
A decidedly adventurous wine and cocktail list rounds out the menu. The restaurant features two spaces that consist of an open concept kitchen “Chef’s Bar” where one can get up close and personal with the culinary team, a semi private dining room with reclaimed factory windows, and bespoke seating complemented by antique tiling.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Continental, Café

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Happy Hour: Mon – Fri 2:30pm to 5:30pm Mon-Sun 9:30pm-CL

Dinner: Sun -Thurs: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Fri-Sat: 5:00pm- 12:00am

Brunch: Saturday-Sunday - 10:30am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Smithe

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 428-4299

Website:
http://www.homerstreetcafebar.com/

Entertainment:
Just blocks from BC Place, Rogers Arena, The Orpheum and Vogue Theatres.

Public Transport:
Close proximity to the Vancouver City Center, Stadium-China Town and Yaletown-Roundhouse stations.

Executive Chef:
Chris West

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Homer Street Cafe & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Pre/post-theatre (16)
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Casual (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Neighbourhood Gem (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Cozy (11)
Lunch (11)
Romance (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Brunch (5)
Group Bookings (5)
Outdoor Eating (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten-Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-Night Find (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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Food4
Ambience4
Service3

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Smoky close to the kitchen. Hostess said fully booked for the night when there are lots of spots available on open table. Food came quite slow comparing to previous visits, considering it's a Saturday night. Probably will only come back for lunch time.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Roasted chicken was superb! The server went out of her way! The highlight of the evening was the featured dessert - ricotta lemon flavoured custard in a caramel sauce! Made my day!!! Bravo, chef and the whole team!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻😊

Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Three of us ordered off the daily specials' sheet. I was surprised when our order came because it was completely different from how it was described on the sheet. Luckily, I have no dietary restrictions, so it was fine, just a little disappointing.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a great breakfast of steak and eggs and orange ricotta fritters. I expected more of a pancake than a donut. Great dining space and like the ease of booking on open table.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent in every respect. Service and the food all done well.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our New Year’s Eve experience could not have been better at Homer St Cafe and Bar. Our server was gracious and gave us excellent recommendations. The cocktails were on point and the food was delicious. The rotisserie lamb was the BEST I’ve ever tasted. My husband loved his rotisserie chicken. This is a great spot we’ll return to!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything that we ordered was fantastic! Try the chicken skin and the pork belly!! Service was fabulous as was the drinks in a really cool atmosphere!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was incredible. We had an amazing time. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

We've been here a couple of times and both have been lovely. Super friendly staff and amazing food. It's a bit higher on our budget so we only go for special occasions but it's perfect for that!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience4
Service5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Roast chicken was fabulous!! The write ups have not been wrong. And the other items for our group (scallops, pork loin) were equally impressive. Do try the cauliflower side. It comes close to supplanting Vij's as my favourite way.
Good cocktail list. Reasonably priced wines. All in all quite successful. We'll be back.

Food3
Ambience3
Service3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was good but a little pricey. Nothing bad it was all right.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wow. The food was the highlight. Everything we had was delicious to the max. I had the wild boar pasta, great.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious meal and great friendly service. Made a point of saving room for dessert and we were certainly not disappointed!! Loved our meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on December 21, 2017

Amazing food and cocktails, fun and relaxed atmosphere, always a good spot for dinner 🍗🍗🍗

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
Food4
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Cute place for lunch. Not that busy when we were there at 1pm, so it was nice. Good selection of food. The pappardelle was really good!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was surprisingly good. Will come back soon. The only issue I had was the ventilation - restaurant was quite smoky. But I will come back for the pork belly and duck. I’m already craving it

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, People Watching
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

There were four of us. We ordered 2 snacks, 1 appetizer and 3 mains to share and a dessert. This worked well and was more than enough food. The food was very good. Particularly the pork belly and the beef cheeks. Service was a bit spotty. Waitress told us three times she would bring bread before she actually brought some and disappeared to dry dishes towards the end of the meal when we were trying to get her attention. You can actually see a washing serving station from a number of the tables; not the greatest. The restaurant is also very noisy so not for a quiet, romantic evening. Having said that the food was so good I would go back again.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great evening. The food was sublime, truly delicious! I would definitely go back and recommend to others. Was a lovely treat for my boyfriends birthday dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great lunch! Will definitely be back for a meal again soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Romantic, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience1
Service4
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was great. Service good, but the restaurant is very noisy.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Love HSC. It’s a go to favourite of ours. However the music seemed super loud on this night and we found ourselves having to shout.

Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Lovely ambience, mostly went because I thought the design of the place, right down to the chef's aprons, was top notch and it feels like you might be in New York or Chicago. Food was good, (pork loin a little tough) and I'd go back again and again !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

It was a terrific evening with all aspects of the meal in harmony; food, service, atmosphere.

Tags: Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. Great food, service and ambience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Tapas, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, People Watching, Paleo Friendly
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Homer Street Cafe is one of our favorite restaurants. The chicken is superb. Any of the entrees are excellent. My wife and I always look forward to our dining experience at this cozy , friendly spot. We love the food. We enjoy the ambience. I always thoroughly enjoy the dark beer with my dinner when we come here and my wife enjoys a glass of dry red or dry white wine with her dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic evening. From cocktails through to dessert, a flawless meal. Our server, Brittany, was a true professional and guided us through the menu and wine list to great selections. We’ll be back soon.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I love the way this restaurant is laid out. They have divided the space in a way that is very conducive to good conversation, good food and wine. In all a delicious experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Rotisserie chicken at its finest. Great spot in downtown.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

Such a great experience! Great playlist, kind, friendly service, very hospitable, the best mimosas in town, and delicious cuisine. Love this place for a group brunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

Outstanding!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Server was excellent and attentive and made great recommendations. the food was excellent

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

This place was recommended to us by a friend. I made a reservation and surprised my husband. The decor, ambiance, seating and staff were all impressive and the food was great. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was well prepared and the menu thoughtful, good ingredients. The kitchen knows its skills and produce. Excellent value for money and and really cool space to hang out.

Now the problem: service was ok, but inconsistent. First course came instantly, actually before the drinks, then we waited, waited and waited, for the second. The server offered no explanation, apology, or an offer to see what the delay was. But were asked if we wanted more drinks! So, the front needs to match the good work of the kitchen in consistency and quality.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Glad you are back!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

Really cool ambiance and vibe. Attentive and fast service, despite of being packed on Saturday night. Delicious, juicy, done-just-right chicken, possibly the best I've had locally (and I tend to only buy from organic free-range local farms). The noise level was high, which would not make it the best spot for a first date (unless you don't mind yelling at each other from across the table). All in all, a definite thumbs up! Will be back again to try more things off their rotisserie menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

Homer St Cafe is absolutely amazing; the service is top notch, the food is timely and delicious and the atmosphere is wonderful. They play the greatest music and I've always had a great experience. The manager checked in on us to make sure everything was perfect and the attention to detail is unequaled. The perfect spot for a date night, a catch-up drink or a casual dinner to catch up with friends. Highly recommend, will definitely be going back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Amazing in every way!

Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Attentive service. Reminded us of dining in New City. Easy place for smaller groups We were a table of 8 for our group. We would come back if just the two of us or with another couple.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My husband and I ate at Homer Street Cafe before going to a show. The atmosphere was fantastic: we loved the vibe and the interior. A very beautiful building! Our server was very attentive and ensured we always had everything we needed and that we were happy with our meals.
The food was perfect and decent sized portions! We ordered more than was necessary.
Our Caesar cocktails were delicious! Not made with Clamato juice.

Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

Think you better update your information, we arrived for our reservation & windows all papered & closed because of Flood???? Disappointed no one notified us on our
reservation????

Tags: Seasonal

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