Kingston Taphouse & Grille

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368 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Casual
Located in the heart of downtown, the Kingston is the place for all downtown events. Let the Kingston start your night off right before the game or show, or catch all the action on one of the many HD big screens.

On any hot summer day head to the patio and enjoy the best kept secret in the city, The Kingston's two level patio in the middle of the busy city, truly is an urban oasis.

The Kingston is an ideal location for group events. Six unique rooms allow for multiple experiences, from intimate sit down dinners to lively cocktail and appetizer receptions.
Mingle in the Taphouse, the heart of the Kingston. Dine in our contemporary, 110-seat restaurant, with its comfortable private booths, inviting fireplace, exposed brick walls and display kitchen. Or come downstairs and party in our Wrec Room. Guests can lounge by the fire,or enjoy one of our signature drinks over a game of pool. For small intimate functions, consider The Wine Library.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.6
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4.3
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4.4
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G
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly service. Definitely will go back again.

D
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

We had a reservation for 6pm 4 people for Nov 16 2019. Upon arrival after confirming online we would be there, we were told the other people in our party was at our table. This was impossible since they had called us and would be a bit late. The hostess said well somebody took your table and she could give us another spot but had to be out in 45 mins because they had a big group coming for the Canucks game. Also told us they had lots of reservations so had no table for more than 45 mins. Upon having a bit of heated discussion she found us a table. When we got seated we looked around and there were lots of empty tables, also when 7 pm the start of Canucks game came low and behold no big groups for the game. The server was great and that’s about it. Would never recommend this place after the hassle we had gotten even though we also had a reservation.

BD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Always a good go-to restaurant before an event. Food is always above average and the service very good.

LC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I made a reservation and the table was available when we arrived a few minutes early. The waitress was polite and informative. Was not pushy. The food was served quickly and it was hot. the waitress was available if we needed her but she also left us alone to enjoy the ambience.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Disappointed with the size of the menu. I recall it being much larger.

DR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The Kingston Taphouse and Grille is our "go to" place in the City for a quick, casual meal. Staff always friendly, good ambiance, and good value.

LR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was such a nice surprise! My husband and I were looking for a restaurant to go to before a concert on Sunday and we decided to give the Kingston Taphouse & Grille a try. I'm so glad we did! I had the blackened chicken club sandwich and it was, without a doubt, the best chicken sandwich I've ever had...absolutely delicious! My husband had a pasta dish that was amazing as well...very fresh and served piping hot! All the servers were super friendly and actually took an interest in what we were doing that evening! Thank you for a wonderful start to our evening...we'll be back!!!

OT
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We met good friends for dinner.
We are all out-of-Towners who happened to get off cruise ships at the same place.
The restaurant was very accommodating to our group of 8.
Our server, (clerk ID12) was terrific!! She gave us time to catch up and didn’t make us feel rushed!
She even made a special order for 1 of our 2 12 year olds by making her a grilled cheese!
Would highly recommend for a meal with friends!

GL
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Busy night, ran out of a lot of items on their menu. What they had left was ok though

SG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

We went to Kingston on a Monday, before a concert. It was nice to have some drinks and dinner without being rushed out. The food is average but the location and service make up for it.

P
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Marina personable attitude made this visit to Kingston ab fab😊

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place hidden in downtown Vancouver.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were very good. Food comes hot and fresh !

KM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was our first visit and we really enjoyed it. It was a bit noisier than we had expected but not so loud as to be a problem. Service was a bit slow because the restaurant was full but again, it wasn’t a problem as we were not in any hurry. Overall, quite a pleasant dinner and fair value for the price.

JB
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good pub to meet friends at when going to events at BC Place or the arena.

J
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

NYE dinner with friends. Very understaffed restaurant which key to slow service and frustrated staff and patrons. Nice bar/lounge area, rest of the venue is outdated and bland

JB
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Convenient pub near concerts and games.

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KO
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the character and charm. Food was great and we were full for a long time afterwards. Will come back again.

B
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were tight on time and our server was really great about it. We wouldn't have made it on time if it wasn't for her. The rush didn't negatively impact the food at all. It was still delicious!

BM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience1

Way too noisy. Large group in the restaurant. We couldn't hear our conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service. Our server was excellent and did an amazing job for how busy it was

G
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very friendly and professional server. Food was very good.

OT
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Everything we had was very salty. Didn’t care for The poutine i ordered lasagna that was bland the leek soup lacked flavor as well. The French dip was very salty between the dipping sauces and the over salted fries
The server was very good.

PM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Disappointed when we were shown to our table initially that in a wide open restaurant we were given a table jammed up against a railing with awkward seating. Asked to be relocated to a booth, got a small booth. Told larger booths only for parties of 4. When we left at least 5 of these booths only had two people in them. Felt like we were treated like second class citizens. Ordered salt & pepper wings - they were over cooked and dry.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was attentive and hilarious. She made our experience really enjoyable. My friends were here from out of town so it added to our fun night out!

G
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

maybe because of construction outside the restaurant, restaurant was quiet and atmosphere was gloomy.

DJ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food great service. Thumbs up!! Would recommend to everyone

AC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was just alright, nothing to write home about.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Dirty tables and dishes.

i
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to a show at the Queen E theatre and I would make it a regular stop for future events or just out and about.

OT
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food! Awesome server. Wish they would leave a water jug at the table though.

RS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Any of the salads are great, fresh & great portions. I can’t wait to take my out of town guests there in the summertime

LG
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Met a friend for late lunch. Great spot! Good beer on tap. Service was perfect. Not overly checked on, just the right amount. Food was really good. We had 2 different pasta dishes and they were both delicious. Will be back for sure!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was phenomenal and the ambiance was what we were looking for before our evening out to see a concert. We’ll be back!!

TA
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server was excellent and the food and drinks were great! However the hostess and host at the front of the restaurant were beyond rude and Not personable.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Great service, typical pub food

OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We arrived early but were seated immediately. Service was great. A great place for a casual get together!

JK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, and served hot! Staff was very friendly and the service was attentive. The only challenge was getting from the Telus parkade to the restaurant, because even short distances can be challenging for those with physical disabilities. The drop off area out front addressed this problem, except in our case where both of us have mobility issues! One solution MIGHT be is to have one permanent handi-capped stall out front in case drop off is not a viable option. Kudos for the efforts made to accommodate those with disabilities! Overall, the dining experience was great, the food was fantastic, and the ambiance is welcoming and comfortable.

T
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Will be back, a nice little spot, very good food and excellent prices. The staff was super as well.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and service. Really miss the beer cheddar soup - you need to bring it back!