Earls Kitchen + Bar - Fir Street - Vancouver

4.1
59 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Happy Hour
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
Earls Kitchen + Bar is a globally inspired restaurant focused on using the freshest ingredients and making our food and drinks from scratch. We believe in using the best proteins and produce that is locally sourced and thinking consciously about how the product is produced, raised and grown.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Canadian, International
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Hours of Operation
Lunch & Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 11:30am - Midnight, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 1:00am
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Phone number
(604) 736-5663
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Formal Attire
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1
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4.0
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

well done. Good service and fast too. Food was hot and tasty

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k
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We have been coming for family birthdays etc for many years but this was disappointing. The menu seems to have changed and the food was largely mediocre. Service was also not great.. rather slow and inattentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and service!

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P
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing birthday here, the staff were very kind accompanying us. Thank you for making this experience so memorable!

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c
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Reservation made through open table was not registered at Earl's. Fortunately they had space but I'm reluctant to trust this booking system in future.

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V
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place when eating out with friends with different dietary needs. Everyone can find something that will appeal to their taste buds.
Staff is always super helpful and attentive. Good value for $

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AT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

No air condition! Why was it not turned on when it’s 30 degrees?! I might as well just eat at home!

When I was seated to my table, I told the host that the rest of my party would be arriving in the next 10 mins. 20 mins later, after wondering where the rest of my group was, I found out by text that they sat my party at a different table than me and told them that I had not arrived yet! I had a reservation and they marked me as having arrived when I came in!

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p
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My wife and I had finished a long day of errands and wanted to treat ourselves. Timing being perfect we searched for online recommendations for Happy Hour Specials. Earls was both close by and had good reviews so we stopped by! Service was great, food was yummy, ambience was nice and the price was ideal.... Good way to end the day!

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HM
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and unreal service!! We had an awesome server who was super helpful and friendly!

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DM
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Solid as usual. Food and service are both excellent

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S
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server was great and food was value for money

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TK
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and our server was excellent! Probably one of the best ever. He got our 4 year old’s food order out in record time and was very attentive to our needs. Thanks also to the cooks for their speed!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great server.....awesome food! I had the dynamite roll which was superb. My friends had salmon that they loved. My only comment is that I asked for a table in the bar.....they didn’t seem to know about my request. They were able to seat us in the bar so all was fabulous.

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VJ
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service as per usual & fantastic brunch, our party of 5 were very happy. First time seating in the lounge which was quieter than the bar area.

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LL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

BBQ rib is really really nice, taste greatly. You should be ready for waiting for a long time to order or service in the afternoon, it seems that the waitress are not enough.

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e
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

It was a Sunday shortly after opening so it tends to get crowed especially if it is a sunny day. Thank goodness we had reservations. Got in ok -the food was very good, but the service is slow. Maybe it is too few servers for the place but we had to beg for coffee on more than 1 occasion and 1 order was screwed up-that person really had to wait for eggs benedict. Server disappeared at times-hard to get her attention. They should have someone circling with a coffee all the time. Otherwise a very tasty meal.

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SC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great time at Earls. Best happy hour in town!

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BC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Sunday Brunch from 11AM to Noon is a good deal, very reasonable. Service was a bit slow at times. Good coffee. Ambiance is good, except a bit of a draft from the door so watch where you sit if it's a bit chilly outside. Great for a casual get-together with friends and family.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Family dinner worked well here as it is centrally located from the north shore , kits and the valley

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r
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I have meals at Earl's as I am able to eat delicious food that are Gluten Free (serious allergy).
Still always have to extra sensitive to "Gluten Aware" GA and possible cross contamination, but so far ok.
Also servers are great, friendly, responsive and make good food recommendations like warm Kale salad, yummie! Dine out with family, friends and work colleagues, some are vegan, GA etc..
Cheers, Rosemary

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s
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Treated a few friends to brunch that was very good, look forward to doing it all again next weekend! Eggs Benny was great!
I would just ask that the fresh sheets and menus get a "wipe" once in awhile, thanks!

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L
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Food was subpar, other locations , food better. Service painfully slow.

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CF
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great ambiance - buzzing. Good options for happy hour. Great service!

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EV
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing lunch, and the 50% off any wine bottle on Tuesday is hard to resist

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F
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Family gathering but near the kitchen which was incredibly noisy. My niece had several issues getting a coke but overall was good

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SW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed our food. The Korean wings were very good. The waitress was very pleasant. The watchamacallit white wine was very good.
The music was at a good level for us to have conversation. The lighting and atmosphere had a calm and intimate feeling.
The calamari was good though I wish something more imaginative could be done with calamari.
I will return. Pleasant, warm and dependable.

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c
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We have been to this Earls numerous times and were very disappointed in the service today. Our food took 45 minutes to arrive and the service continued to be slow for us (e.g. I asked for salt and by the time it arrived, my food was cold). No apologies from our server. In the meantime, other guests arrived after us and received their food before us. Very disappointed today. Also, not sure what was wrong with the system. Our reservation was for 12:30, but Earls had it in their system for 11:30?

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CJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Noisy, slow, worse than average food. Staff forgot about us at the bar (although we had a reservation), brought wrong order three times (after bringing right one!). Place smelled of ketchup (vinegar) and food was very ordinary. Worst margarita (cocktail) I’ve had in North America.

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LT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

I go to earls a lot as it’s convenient and reliable. We go at least once/week. However ever since they changed managers about 1 1/2 year ago (I think) the service has really changed or the worse. I shouldn’t blame management exactly, I just feel like it’s the reason. Well today was so bad. Our food took one hour to come. The waitress was grumpy. Not one smile. Never came to check on us nevertheless to apologize for the delay. The food was cold by the time it came to the table and my fettuccine Alfredo had almost no sauce and my daughter’s was like a soup. Anyhow, hope they get it together soon as it’s been my family’s go to place.

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V
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The burger was extremely salty and the quality of the food overall has been on the decline at this location...the service is not the greatest; always required to ask for side plates/utensils...

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C
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We had a group of family, 10 of us and our waiter was very good with the kid end of the table as well as the adult end.
Fun and good food was had by all!

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AH
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good location for a business lunch in a commercial area of town. The menu was contemporary American fare and had a good bottle list with excellent service. I would return for future lunch meetings.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great location near downtown Vancouver and right off the Granville bridge, some parking at restaurant otherwise lots of street parking in the area and within walking distance. Friendly and attentive hostess and wait staff. Extensive menu and great food.

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AM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

We were seated in the front; heaters much too hot; benches not comfortable.

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PE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Food was great. Our waitress was hard to find at times and seemed a little busy. Value is amazing and ambiance is wonderful as well.

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NS
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best salads for lunch. Will be back for sure

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The event organization was great, they set up my table for 20 people in a very busy day. Some times the service was taking too long, especially to bring the drinks. The food was very tasty and it was happy hour, so foods and drinks were in a very good deal.

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K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We dined at Earl's (Fir St) restaurant on Thanksgiving Monday. The restaurant was so dysfunctional. There were long waits and two tables next to me left very unhappy. It looked as though they had cut their dinners short. Another table of women next to me were laughing about how bad the service was. They described the atmosphere as chaotic.

When our food came (The Thanksgiving Turkey dinner) is was cold. The potatoes were runny as though liquid had been added to make them go further. And they weren't warm...they were actually cold. There was no gravy as advertised. The turkey was dried out. There was only squash, no greens. When I asked where the brussel sprouts were, I was told that they had run out. The food looked like it had been dumped on my plate. I was shocked that the chef and server would server such poor quality food. Where was their judgment? The food was returned to the kitchen and we ordered something else which also took a ridiculously long time to arrive. Even people at the next table commented on how long we had to wait.

I spoke to the manager who didn't do a great job of dealing with the issue. He did pay for an appetizer and drinks (1 wine and 1 pop) but given our disappointment over our much anticipated Thanksgiving meal that was ruined, I felt that the entire meal should have been complimentary. I still had to pay a $90 bill for 3 people for one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had.

I have been a long time customer of Earl's but I don't think I'll be coming back. If the manager had dealt with this properly, I might have given the staff the benefit of the doubt and written it off as a really bad night. But the manager's poor customer relations skills has sealed the deal for me .

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Sunday dinner out w/hubby & 2kids to celebrate a quiet post anniversary family dinner. Took forever for waitress to appear. Our order was taken by manager & food took forever. Eventually only 1appetizer arrived instead of bringing kids’ food out quickly. Missing items & finally I just got up & went to get cutlery that should have been brought out much sooner. They did remove drinks from final bill to try to make a better impression.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have been going to Earls for years and the food is consistently good, I've never been disappointed.

Leora

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