Joey Bentall One
It was better than the last time...
Went for happy hour, great drinks and food!
We had a few hiccups with our order but the staff where so responsive and apologetic. As a result what could have been an awfull dining experience, ended up being an exceptional one due to the server we had. I wish I could remember her name as she truly went above and beyond and had an amazing attitude to go along with it.
Really enjoyed our meal here. Nice setting, great food, efficient service. All round 5*.
Very tasty. Nice atmosphere! We enjoyed cauliflower tacos and the salad with shrimp and sprouts was wonderful. The Maitre’d Mathew ( if I recall correctly) was very friendly and we enjoyed talking to him. The waitress inadvertently brought us fish tacos and immediately replaced them with the cauliflower tacos and did not charge us for the tacos at all. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE! .
As usual, great service, great food. Perfect central place for a business lunch.
Catching up with a friend over lunch at Joey. Great food and set up at the Bentall location
Great service. We come here often.
Our waitress provided a birthday cake desert without being asked. A very welcome thought. Thank you Leah.
Very friendly waitress and quick service!
Server was friendly but could be more attentive. Food was not bad. Very loud vibe. Difficult to hear one another.
Great food, wine and service! I hadn’t been to Joey for a while after my office moved but I was reminded of how much I love this restaurant! I’ll be walking the extra few blocks to return for happy hour!
A mistake was made where our mains came right after the appetizers were brought to our table. We did not complain at all but I think one of the waitresses realized that and 5 minutes later the manager was at our table to advise us that the appetizers will be complimentary. Wow ... that is service.
An awesome experience! The service was absolutely awesome! The server even took my phone and charged it for me! Super impressed!
This place is awesome. Their food is great and the staff is all wonderful. Highly recommend it for any occasion!
I arrived on time for the hostess to tell me she made a mistake and gave my table away. I was hosting a business lunch with someone who flew in from NYC. Very embarrassing. Instead of saying “but we have another table for you” then simply just said we gave your reservation away. I literally had to say “I’m sure you can find me another table, I’ll wait here.” To which she replied “it’s going to be about 30 mins.” NOT ACCEPTABLE. It was noon and there was a line up of people behind me with resos as well waiting to be seated. I literally had to insist on getting a table. The crazy thing is I’m a regular, my partner is also a regular and so are all our friends. Because I’m a regular, tip generously and generally really sweet to all the servers and staff they think they can pull this crap. Cactus will be getting our business across the street.
The service was outstanding. Very friendly and helpful!
Waitress and bartender were great. Lucked out with a happy hour at the bar before our table was ready. Once we got to the table, the drinks took awhile to come along with our food. Maybe peak dinner rush? Would go again. Could have just been an off night
Warm welcome, however, they seemed to kiss checking me in on OpenTable as the hostess became somewhat flustered when she saw one of our party was in a wheelchair. She excused herself to set up our table and we were seated promptly (although I had to correct the no-show the next day). Music was deafening, but they seemed to turn the volume down about 45 minutes into the meal as the restaurant emptied.
Since this is a ‘test kitchen’, the menu is very extensive (about 10 dishes not yet on other locations’ menus), and rather than separate menus for vegetarian and gluten free, it’s all side by side. Wednesday’s are half price wine bottles, and we enjoyed a Laughingstock Portfolio blend. Their Supersonic G&T is a specialty.
The sushi, salads, veggie burger sliders and cauliflower tacos were perfect, and a baked to order rustic apple pie with maple ice cream was the perfect end to a meal with US visitors (although the server raved about the banana bread pudding being back for a limited time)!
Always a great meal at a fair price with excellent service.
Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. Please say hi the next time you’re in as I would love the opportunity to meet you! Best, Nicole Tabamo Assistant General Manager
Overall it was good. The server did forget my drink but he was able to help me out.
The restaurant was able to accommodate my reservation a day before when the other restaurants didn't accept reservations.
I will come back again in the future.
Excellent meal. Our server Sabastien was phenomenal, from the moment we walked in even the hostess was extremely friendly and attentive. Highly recommend
We were on an hour lunch break. The restaurant was very busy. The server showed up at our table within moments of our being seated and she was friendly and funny. Food was arrived at our table very quickly and was hot and tasty when it arrive. It was rather noisy in there everyone having to speak extra loud to be heard.
Had to wait 20+ minutes past the reservation time as host forgot about us. The lobster Mac and cheese had no lobster in it. Service staff forgot about us for a long time. Turned the heat off so we’re freezing cold and had to ask for it to be turned back on. Disappointing experience but only in town for a couple days so made the most of it.
Went during Happy Hour. Good energetic place.
Hello AmyP, thanks for the positive feedback! We're always happy to hear good things from our customers. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Nicole Tabamo Assistant General Manager
My husband and I had a great date night here! We enjoyed the Dine Out Vancouver menu and it was amazing! All of the options were very good and tasty! We will be coming back! Get the pork dumplings!!!
Food was fine, but was really unimpressed with front end service. I had a reservation and my guest had already arrived, but the girl at the front told me there was no reservation at all. I also felt unimportant to the front desk. Most of the lunch rush was older and the front desk was dismissive to my questions.
It was our first visit to the restaurant. I likely would choose the other Joey's over this one in the future as I felt this one was more casual an environment than the other Joey's downtown. However, as a pre-game dinner location it is closer to the skytrain so for that it was ok.
I felt that this restaurant caters to "men" instead of all. The restaurant was full of men, only two women. I was there with another woman and we were ignored, where the men next to us and all around were "doted" upon. We were asked to sit in the wine room....is this where they put all the women? Out of sight? I felt like I was treated as a minority, not as a paying patron. Don't know if I'll go back
I love Joey's! My boyfriend and I went there for Valentines Day. The food was great as usual, the drinks were tasty and we even got complimentary champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for Valentines Day. The service was excellent. Overall it was a great experience. Thanks!
Central location and interesting decor, good food and fast efficient service. What's not to like?
Great place just too noisy (music)
My husband and I used the Joey gift card, a Christmas present, from my niece. We went on Dec. 30 while we were on holidays and had a relaxing lunch. Joey was a lively restaurant at lunch time. The Ahi Tuna Taco was a refreshing appetizer. The Lobster Grilled Sandwich was grilled to a perfect crisp. The Baby Back Rib was juicy, soft and tasty. We had a great time!
My friends and our daughters had a wonderful dinner at Joey Bentall before going to watch Carrie Underwood. This was our first time at this location and it did not disappoint. Food & service was great!
Although I had booked a table for 2 I had an extra guest and when they arrived they were left waiting for 10 mins even though they had said it was under my name, so that made us all late, we were put in your Wine Bar area, way in the corner with a huge table that you could hardly get in to. The server took forever to come by to take our order (as we were on a lunch time break). The food and wine was very good.
A great venue for a Christmas casual lunch get together with some fellow employees.
Have lunched there on several occasions with different friends and it is everyones favorite spot
fun place but incredibly loud the night we were there.
Excellent food and service was friendly.
The food is great, and the servers are very scenic but not quite professional. Can't beat the location though.
Our party of 8 split a couple of appetizers to start - the crab and goat cheese dip and the calamari. They were both wonderful. As well, we all received a complimentary taste size of sparkling wine. Our server was attentive but not intrusive, the food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect. Despite the restaurant being very busy at this time of year, we were well "fed and watered" within a standard lunch hour time frame. A great experience for all.