Kingston Taphouse & Grille

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361 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
What 361 People Are Saying
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.7
Food
3.9
Service
3.7
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Marina personable attitude made this visit to Kingston ab fab😊

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place hidden in downtown Vancouver.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

KM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

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
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Convenient pub near concerts and games.

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

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

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

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

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

G
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very friendly and professional server. Food was very good.

OT
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

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
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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

DJ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

AC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

Dirty tables and dishes.

i
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

RS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
19 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Great service, typical pub food

OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

D
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

A venerable favorite slips a notch. Friday night for dinner out -- hardly a sole. The kitchen staff and servers resembled crows lined up on a power line -- staring out at the handful of guests -- a little bit eerie. Burgers (and even the bacon topping) was very bland (and overdone). Server was cheery, helpful and pleasant. We'll have a good hard think before coming back to the Kingston. Too bad...

D
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our brunch. The server, Jessica, was very pleasant and attentive. The food is a great price and filling. Some more options would be nice though.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Health Salad is fabulous but I really missed the Beer Cheddar Soup!

b
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I've been to the Kingston many times and was underwhelmed by the service which made the meal just average for me. We certainly didn't need to reserve as the restaurant was quite empty. When shown to our table we were in a two seater that had pub chairs. I was with a friend who has back issues and felt more comfortable in a booth. When asking for a booth ( there were many around us ..again, not busy ) the hostess took us to the back of the restaurant right beside the server / kitchen / bathroom area...felt like a bit of a punishment for asking for a booth however I thanked her and she just walked away abruptly like we were an inconvenience. Having a bad day??? Secondly, we waited over 10 minutes for a server to approach us - remember, we were right beside the server area and kitchen. They seemed to not have time for us until my friend finally called over to see if we could be served. Once our server arrived he provided the service I was accustomed to at the Kingston..friendly! All in all, the food was good..it's a great area close to shopping and the Orpheum / Commodore so I would still recommend...just sad to see people having a bad day...if your unhappy in your job, find another...the Kingston will thank you!!

M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great atmosphere although a bit noisy. Our waiter was fantastic (forgot his name).

R
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Server completely ignored us for first 20 minutes, like we weren't there and let all the glasses get empty. When I called to increase my reservation a week in advance from 6-10, the person on the phone gave the impression I was asking something unreasonable, should have been a simple yes or no and positive but was not.

S
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good place to go for a bite to eat before a game. Favourite stop before a BC Lions game

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