Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver

4.1
154 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Group Bookings
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 7 Saturday: 11:30am - 1:00am. Brunch: Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: 11:30am-2:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 682-6700
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Parking Details
900 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3G5
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Public Transit
Burrard Train Station - 635 Burrard St
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Special Events & Promotions
Please email cdornan@earls.ca for large party or corporate bookings.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 154 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.0
Service
3.9
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
4.0Dined 4 days ago

Earl’s Kitchen Test is my fav Earls. The atmosphere is great and unique. Happy Hours are amazing and the service is always very good.

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DB
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Lovely food great service but very noisy -ask to be seated in the alcove area

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LM
2.0Dined 5 days ago

Unfortunately the food was terrible. I had the blackened chicken with potato salad and coleslaw. The potato salad was drenched with mayonnaise, visually I'm surprised that anyone would serve a plate that looked like it did. The chicken wasn't dry however it was exceptionally greasy. The entire plate ended up soggy with warm mayonnaise and grease. I've had this meal a couple of times at other locations and never experienced a plate such as the one I had.

As we all know, it's not cheap to go out for dinner. When you're served a meal like this it's extremely disappointing. Unfortunately I will likely never got to Earls again nor would I recommend their restaurants.

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H
4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Great service. Friendly and accommodating staff. Food was okay, nothing spectacular, just solid good food.

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MM
4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Wonderful, people were great and the food was delicious - I believe we were seated in the lounge and the speakers were a bit loud, but thats a minor gripe. Great night.

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OT
3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

There was a putrid smell equivalent to a smelly rag used to clean the tables. The server stated several other patrons complained of the same smell. It disappeared eventually but lingered for a goo 30+ minutes. Otherwise, a good experience.

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K
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Our server Damian made our evening wonderful and so polite!

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OT
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

A dish was not very good, but was replaced and promptly. All good

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OT
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

The food and service were great. However, despite making a reservation with specific seating requests, we still had to wait 15 minutes and then couldn’t be seated in the dining room at all.

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E
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

The place was very noisy. Very. It took a little longer than usual to get car service but the food service was prompt. The soup starter came with the main entree which was not expected but ok. The clam chowder was excellent. The lobster tail was very good. The Cajun salmon was definitely Cajun... a little too Spivey for our taste and dry. The sirloin steak was good. The serving staff were attentive and probably the best aspect of the evening. It was all good but we probably won’t rush back.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Yummy food... Awesome service.. Nice staff....

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CD
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Went for a first date, was a little disappointed that we were not in a booth or by the window as requested. We were very close to the bar so it was louder than I would have liked and at a high top which wasn’t the best, we’re both short people and couldn’t touch the ground.
The food was good, definitely different.
Waaaaay too much ice in the sangria pitcher we ordered. My date ended up with a glass over flowing with ice by the end of the pouring and he had to scoop it out onto his plate to get the fruit at the bottom cause the waitress had already taken the pitcher away.
But the food was good and we had great chemistry so everything else paled in comparison.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The food was good, but it was very loud!

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d
4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The food was ok, but nothing exciting. Server was helpful in choosing the wine. Shrimp app seemed like frozen breaded... dissapointing.

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b
4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Nice that the menu changes a bit at this location, but other than that pretty standard Earl's fare. Service was below Earl's average on this night - slow and non-attentive.

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RA
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Always have fun at this location but they forgot my coffee and I wish there were non-dairy milks available.

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E
5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised to find a couple of vegan options on the menu, I wish there had been more but at least they were there. Build the selection simply because veganism is not going away.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Was a great food

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OT
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Really nice experience! They gave me a dessert for free for my birthday and it was a really nice detail❤️

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OT
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

I was there for Happy hour which was great! Lots of delicius food and drinks!

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PW
3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Ordered the salmon and it was overcooked. Very dry. Pale in color like it was farm salmon. If so, would not have ordered farm salmon.

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f
3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Reservation was for a high top table but given a booth...service was uninspired. Food here is consistently above average.

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CR
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I made a reservation 5 days in advance but still had to wait 45 min for a patio table which is a bit of a pain but after that we enjoy a great patio, fantastic view and Mojitos!!

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PB
1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Eggs were raw, bread was old, avocado was past ripe. Beans were cold, over easy eggs were hard, bacon was burnt.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The waitress could have checked in more, otherwise, she was very polite and good at making conversation.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Good food and great prices

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l
3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great experience.

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GG
4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

A good stop before a show at the Orpheum Theatre. Happy Hour wine selection was passable but if you are particular, choose from the wine list! Dry ribs were a good size and the avocado toast plenty, even for 2 to share. Meals were a good portion size but not over the top, fresh and nicely prepared.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Lovely food

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OT
5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Amazing food, staff, & atmosphere. 10/10 would recommend.

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GE
1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The music was too loud and we left before ordering.

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OT
4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food just difficult to carry on a conversation as music was extremely loud and seemed to get louder as the night went on. Very hard to hear for a party of 4.

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AF
3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Had lunch at a supposedly quiet table (but not really) during a hopping lunch hour crowd. Table had water glass rings on it and did not look overly clean. Noise level was high so hard to carry on a real conversation and the room was very hot on a sunny day. Plenty of menu choices but food was only okay albeit quite reasonably priced. The margarita Mondays look interesting. There are much better lunch spots downtown fortunately.

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j
3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

i made reservations for a table with chairs as i am not comfortable in a booth , and we had a meeting with a total of 4 people. we showed up and they had us as a high top with stools. i cant sit on those, i told the hostess this and they said that a large party booked and all they had were these or the booths. it would have been nice to be contacted prior to check if that is ok. i looked around and found the tables by the window with the benches and asked if we could sit there. .oh yeah those would work.. ugh... i had to find the solution.

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LM
3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

I usually always come to earls to celebrate my birthday. Previous years I had been to the location on Fir street and Robson street and was always well received. This year at the test Kitchen location, I was very very disappointed. I spent more time stressing about where the food and drinks were instead of enjoying myself. The table was still not ready when we came in so a few of us sit at the bar until the table was ready, which was very close to 7:15, but a little bit later. After a while, the server started ordering drinks and then eventually came back for the food order. We waited over 45 minutes for our food to come. It came at around 8:30 pm. Some of us were going to go watch a movie at the Scotia theatre at around 9pm and had to rush to eat our food in order to get there on time. I thought by having a reservation at 7:15, we would be served food by the latest at 8pm and would have the time to enjoy the dinner and more drinks and head to the movie after. Therefore yes, I was pretty disappointed this year as I love earls and have always had good experiences there except for my birthday this year. I'm not sure if I'll be coming back for another birthday here... the food and drinks themselves were good.

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OT
4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Todo muy bien,

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OT
4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Good experience

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TF
2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

I've been to a lot of Earls, but this one was a real dissappointment. The service was good enough, but the food was terrible. The Cajun chicken sandwich barely had any chicken in it, but half an inch of lettuce and three slices of tomato. It was obvious they were padding it out, as I've had this sando a lot and it's always much thicker with meat. The Caesar salad was also really watery.

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FI
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We were there for happy hour but they didn't hold back on taste and portion. Love their Margherita Pizza !

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GG
4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We made a reservation on Open Table, and we were promptly seated. We requested a table away from the kitchen, and they politely accommodated us. Our server was attentive, and the wait for service and for our meal was appropriate. He asked our opinion about a new item on the menu, and he appeared genuinely interested in our comments. The restaurant is noisy, but we expected this. The appetizer Italian bread and the other food portions were adequate or large. The Hunan chicken was a little bit oily, the vegetables tasted fresh, and the entrees were otherwise well prepared. The carrot cake for dessert was dry and tasted more like a spice cake, but this was a test item. Overall, we did not leave feeling that this was a spectacular experience, but it was fine. We remember our friendly waiter, and we were satisfied with our meal. We would return again for a casual meal.

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