Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Rude hostess. But fantastic servers and stuff otherwise.

a
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great waiter

NR
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

I enjoyed the cold and service but the music was so loud that for a lunch business meeting it was not enjoyable and made it really difficult to hear and talk to each other. I would not recommend or return to Earl's for a business lunch because of that noise not would I recommend it.

JS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place with sensational food and drinks.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Disappointing but only because had been hoping to get the dry ribs which I had been craving, only to find out it was no longer on the menu!!

K
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our waitress was great as she took the time to get to know us! Always a pleasure going to Earl's!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Our favourite Earl’s! The half-and-half chicken and ribs is the delectable here, and the mashed potatoes are extra buttery!

S
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Terrible service from the hosts at the door and only ok service from the server. Food was ok but gave a cooked egg instead of poached that it said in the menu and could have used better vegetable selection for the avacado egg plate.

OD
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious. Had to ask the waitress to wipe down our booth seats though since it was covered in sneaker footprints. Seats are uncomfortable with minimal support since they are too soft and We sank right down so the table seemed too high. Need to be replaced?!
My burger was so fresh and delicious. Yam fries were light and crisp.

M
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu. Fantastic food. Excellent service staff.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Proximity to nearby Tim Hortons a big plus

JS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Unfortunately at this location the Dry Ribs on happy hour were taken off the menu which is one of the main reasons we wanted to come. Also quite noisy today. The other happy hour food was ok.

c
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great

k
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

We took our kids (who love Earls) for dinner before seeing a show at the Orpheus for a special holiday event. We didn’t know this was a test kitchen Earls when we booked. None of their fav foods were on the menu and there was zero option provided to help accommodate for the missing food. Unfortunate experience at a restaurant we otherwise love

MF
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Service and food was fantastic as always. We were there for happy hour and was looking forward to some fraught beer on special but was told there was something wrong or the co2 was out. A little disappointing but otherwise good experience.

NP
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! We were in a hurry and our server accommodated is very well! I can’t remember our servers name, she told us, I think it started with an M (I think the host said we were at table 22 in the dining room, 4 top reso @ 9pm) but she was great. Always a great experience at TK. The whisky sour was weird; there was no head on it.

T
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Very good food. Some unique dishes and some old standbys. Fresh and tasty. Service was prompt but felt rushed st times. Like order and go please. There were other open tables so we were not holding up anyone. Happy hour is a good deal here but it is a ZOO. Reserve was for 5 30 and won't do that again. Even as place cleared from after work crowd, the noise level never dropped. Could not easily converse. Too bad as food is very good. Have been here at many different times and always same so must be design
We were in back dining area as well.

TM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was very nice and made my Retirement lunch with my Mom so enjoyable :). Tammy

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A yearly xmas season meeting. We all had very varied meals, with diet restrictions and all, and were all very satisfied.

j
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Arrived on time or before an seated promptly, then waited 30 minutes and no wait staff. Had to go to the check in desk to see if we could get service, all the while four walk-in guests seated near us had their drinks and food before we even had a waitress come to the table. the manager stood about 12 feet from us and never checked just talked to waitresses. once we did have a young lady come to serve us, and it was not her table to begin with the manager came by and said "I understand we had an issue with service"...we explained that we had excellent service in six other restaurants during our five day visit to Vancouver and all were exemplary, including one where we did not have reservations, namely the Cactus Club, the service there was exceptional. here at Earls we sat ignored for nearly 30 minutes. in the end the waitress tried to comp our drink and we declined. it is our habit to tip well and to be good customers and this is one of the first negative reviews we have ever given after traveling to all parts of the world. would we recommend this place with the current manager, not a chance.
this was the last restaurant we were able to visit on our trip this time and it will be the last we consider next time.

B
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server was excellent! Friendly and attentive. The other half of our party showed up quite late, and she did not make us feel bad, nor did she rush us out the door - and this is the Christmas season! So, thank you for that! Food is always good and unique dishes are offered because it's a test kitchen.
I did order a dish from the main menu - and was told they were sold out. Disappointing since it was only 6 pm. However, my cajun chicken did not disappoint. Gorgeous restaurant, dark and low lit - a little too
dark to read the menu in our corner - but that is what the flashlight on you cell phone is for! I will certainly return - and order the Korean BBQ chicken dish next time. Well done!

TR
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great happy hour spot. Good for our big group and very accommodating staff. Good value on happy hour food and drinks.

OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great! Food and service was amazing!
Az always everything was awesome.
Loved it

EC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waitress was super quick and very friendly and my drink was delicious loved coming here and will definitely be back soon to have dinner for sure

AD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The music was a little loud so it was a little harder to converse with someone across the table but I thoroughly enjoyed the Fettucine Alfredo w/ Blackened Chicken, and the garlic bread was amazing!

AO
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Our server kept asking us if we would like to order more every 5 minutes and asked if we were ready to pay 3-4 times.
During the 1,5 sit down. She even brought us the cheque that belong to another table. She was fixated.
We had a guest from overseas who came to Canada to meet with her clients and was glad that she tried Earls with us otherwise she would be emberraased if her guest were treated the way she was.

My intention is never to complain about an individual but let you know that our experience was disappointing and we arent motivated to go back to this location.

Thanks

PW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

food is pricy for the portion size you receive (steak) and the steak was not that great, chewy.

AS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, good friendly servers, best value in the city. Very busy which unfortunately lead to long waits between rounds. Had to wait 25-45 minutes between drinks which was a bummer but understandable for how busy it was. Always a go to spot for any occasion.

K
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is always are go to place for movie night!

g
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Despite being a bit late to the reservation, the hostess sat us immediately, which was very much appreciated. We ordered a garlic bread appetizer which was so-so. We were both given dirty plates by the somewhat apathetic-seeming server. Mine had some flakes of pepper or something on it. My friends had some brown smear on it, so not to annoy the server too much, we only got my friend’s exchanged, but it was still dirty. We didn’t bring up the issue again because the server seemed really annoyed that we even brought up the issue. My friend ordered the clam chowder, which she said was so-so. I ordered the Nashville chicken sandwich. I liked the sandwich, but wish they had toasted the burger bun, as a cold bun made a bit of a negative impact. The fries were so-so. The service was slow, but honestly, I was happy about that as my friend and I were not in any rush and enjoyed our conversation. We’ve been to this Earl’s once before together and also found it so-so then, but that server was very friendly and on-top of it. As it’s a franchise, I don’t have high expectations for it, but it’s not performed well even with lowered expectations.

KJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Overall the food and drinks were great, but the service was extremely slow

IG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got seated right away. Our server was fantastic and amazing! She was very friendly and delivered exceptional service.

JH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I meet a friend at least once a Month and we always have fantastic service and the food never disappoints.

J
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had good lunch with friends!
Went there at Happy Hour, dishes were tasty and good service.
Thanks to Earls!

I
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Always have a great service. I was disappointed with the hot wings, the saltiest I ever had in my 20+ years experience. At least I had some as I was in the mood for that.

AS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good all-around showing. A crowd pleaser with a broad menu of choices.

DK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed our time. They were able to add 2 people in our party without any issues. I appreciated that

CH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Overpriced. Waitresses were slow. We had 3 people in our party and they stuck us at a table that was meant for 2

EL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Earls is a great place for a big group gathering and I LOVE their plants based menu! Thanks Earls!

K
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I always go to Earls for drinks and bites before a film! Great way to start an evening!