ELISA

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258 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Steak
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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About

A steakhouse reimagined. Meet Elisa, located in the heart of Yaletown—a unique and modern take on the signature steakhouse experience featuring Vancouver’s only wood-fire grilled steaks.

Steeped in both tradition and an unparalleled love of cooking, Elisa takes its lead from the values of sharing memorable moments around the table with family and friends.

Rooted in the ancient art of grilling, Executive Chef Andrew Richardson’s menu of prime cuts from around the world, sustainable seafood and locally-sourced dishes exemplifies the pursuit of perfection.

It’s in this spirit of hospitality that Elisa offers a steakhouse dining experience unlike any other.

Online reservations are available for parties of up to 8 guests. For larger parties, please call. Reservations are not required for seats at our bar or in the lounge.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Fine cuts, Contemporary Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Bar and Lounge
Daily 4:30 pm–12:00 am
Dining Room
Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(604) 362-5443
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Andrew Richardson
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Private Party Facilities
GROUP EVENTS + PRIVATE DINING

For special occasions and corporate functions, Elisa can cater private lunch or dinner parties for up to 130 guests. We offer a range of menu choices in this unique setting and will tailor-make each experience to suit your event needs.

Exceptional quality, unparalleled service and exclusive settings offer all the key ingredients for a memorable evening.
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Private Party Contact
Ricardo Ferreira: (604) 362-5443
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Helmcken Street
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Public Transit
Yaletown Roundhouse Station on the Canada Line
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and food!!

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DM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

There is a minimum standard of service you expect when dining at a restaurant like Elisa, this minimum was barely met. We came here for a graduation celebration and our server barely acknowledged us. Very disappointed and won’t be returning. Would not recommend if you want to enjoy a special occasion with loved ones.

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N
Vancouver
56 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hubbys birthday. We had a lovely dinner, the spot prawn risotto was amazing lobster was incredible and the steaks were yummy. Thank you for making his day special.

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JN
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was 5 star. Our waiter was quite knowledgable and recommended we do more of a family style with our group of 6. Tomahawk was listed as 50oz on the menu, ended up going with a 65oz and was not disappointed. Quite expensive but the food is worth it. Great place to celebrate a great occasion.

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J
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Eduardo is an excellent server, he added all the special touches and made my wife’s birthday extra memorable. We will request for him in the future. Food was perfect, this is one of our favourite restaurants in the city. Can’t ask for anything else.

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M
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Was high expectations since couple friends said their steak were very good. As their price are close to Gotham. Steak were not up to my expectations with the price. We ordered 4 different areas of ribs eye. A little salty to my taste. We have to pack some left over and one steak with bob that not fit in the take out box. As the price is that high, I will expect more. Try once is enough.

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OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was good but the steaks came out a bit cold. That was quickly rectified. Server was great. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Overall a pretty good night.

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SM
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Perhaps my expectations for this restaurant were too high due to my friends having such high regard for the food here. When we first sat down, however, we were not greeted by a server for a long time. When a man did come to offer us water and to ask us whether it was our first time here (it was), we expected him to tell us about the restaurant, but he did not. Instead, we were greeted by a second server who handed us the menu and proceeded to, not so much tell us about the menu, but read off the menu in front of us. After his recommendations for steak, I still had to Google what steaks we should choose. The steaks were mediocre - my fiance had the blue dot sirloin and I had the brant lake farm wagyu flat iron. My steak was drenched in a sauce (it wasn't clear whether it was jus or just some extra brown sauce) and completely covered any meat taste on my steak. My fiance's sirloin was good but nothing special and, in my opinion, not worth the price. His also had less sauce (jus?) which meant I could taste more of the meat flavour in his steak. A nice touch was that they gave us a dessert sampler since we said we were celebrating our anniversary. However, I'm not sure I will be back unless my friends insist on coming here.

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 2

The service was great! That’s why they got 2 stars. I’ve tried a lot of steaks and was very disappointed with the food here. Bone in tenderloin was stringy. High end restaurant and they put olmeca in my drink. There’s better places to go in Vancouver for a good steak.

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MS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Excellent place to meet up with friends.

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

It is a beautiful venue - we went to celebrate an Anniversary and did not receive any detail for it. Waiter said congratulations but a table close to us received a complimentary cake with a Happy Anniversary on it; more generous waiter I guess
Steaks were very tasty, did not like the halibut
Very expensive experience, sides are all extra and portions are small
Not sure if I will be back

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JC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening. Only complaint is the bench seating was abit uncomfortable.

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F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The steak was ok. The ambience is perfect for dates-great lighting. Good atmosphere.

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it all together it was absolutely perfect!!!

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G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Clean high end steakhouse, the server are knowledgeable and assertive. Highly recommend the tenderloin, they does it very very well.

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A
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal with fantastic service! We last had steak in Buenos Aires and this rivalled that meal! Highly recommend!

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Singapore
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very obnoxious table disturbed other diners. Manager left it to go on much too long and the patrons of that table shouted all the way out the door. A sour note to an otherwise sweet evening. (Which reminds me, we and patrons at other tables left before dessert and coffee.)

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OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great steak place. Highly varied clientele, with a lot of families and female groups. Big contrast to the other fancy steak joints here like Hy’s and Gotham. On the expensive side, the steaks were perfectly cooked and the flavour of the beef and the cooking were among the best I’ve had for steaks. The dairy cow steaks were very good and the Tomahwak steak was excellent. Sides were good. Chicken was also really good, and they apparently sell out if it early pretty often. I treat myself for steak only occasionally, and I’d go back without hesitation.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a fantastic meal! Great ciders too! Just glad we weren’t seated next to the kitchen like last time. Man that was hot! Our table was perfect this time!

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OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband took me out for an early birthday dinner here at Elisa and we both enjoyed a lovely evening. Our server Luca was absolutely fantastic! His suggestions were perfect and we will definitely be back for another amazing meal!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really nice restaurant for special occasions. Will definitely go back!

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TT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

This was my second time there and it was a bit disappointing. I'd say overall was decent. The first time I went there I was really impressed with both the food and service. Second time around it seemed like they were off their game.

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H
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely spectacular! One of the best fine dining experiences I have had in a while. The restaurant is beautiful, elegant, great service, and high quality meal. It was our first time visiting the restaurant and our server Miguel was so kind, knowledgeable and made such great recommendations. The Yellowfin Tuna Tartare was delicious (still drooling), the steaks were next to none, and all the sides (mushroom risotto, truffle mac’n’cheese, broccolini) complimented the steaks perfectly. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, very attentive staff, robust wine list

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Son’s 19th birthday dinner.

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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I would give 5 stars for the food, except the tomahawk steak we had was a disappointment. We had to throw half away because it was all fat. It was cooked rare when we asked medium rare.
Tuna tartare and all the sides we ordered was delicious.
Service was great, ambience was great.
Probably won’t return for tomahawk steak.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Very very very bad service

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F
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

While the service and wine recommendation was excellent my medium rare ribeye that I ordered was definitely rare. Our appy was the tartare trio which was delicious but every tartare I’ve ever had stayed together on the cracker while this was crumbly and falling apart. Overall a bit of a disappointment considering the $400 we dropped. We’ve had better for less

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JP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner - the service was outstanding. The menu choice was excellent and we absolutely loved our dinners. Highly recommend.

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience from start to finish. Staff are very welcoming, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Food was amazing, would highly recommend!

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

I really like everything about my dining experience. The restaurant is beautiful, servers were on their game. The cocktails were outstanding, starters were amazing and the sides were fantastic but the steak was a miss. Had the Alberta 12oz Rib-eye. It was cooked perfectly medium rare, sliced and presented beautifully but the cut of meat was a total miss. It was tough, had very little marbling. Frankly I have had way better Rib-eyes at the Keg. I did mention it to the waiter and he suggested I should have picked a steak from a different region. I truly expected better.

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NR
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

Myself and 3 friends ordered the tomahawk medium-rare and it was below-average at best. Great presentation but severely lacked flavour and finesse. Waitress was also somewhat inexperienced and maybe this is why we felt she was being rude but when we said we were thinking of getting a red she replied with, "we have a lot of red wine on the menu" ... cool, any suggestions perhaps? Appetizers were great, probably the highlight of the dinner, which says a lot about this "steakhouse". We ordered the baked alaskan for dessert, wish we hadn't. If I wanted a dry flavourless cake with ice cream I'd go to Baskin Robbins.

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AS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our new favourite restaurant downtown. We will be back!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday for my friend’s 22nd birthday! Best steakhouse in Vancouver. Period.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect... favourite new place in town.

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DB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent service. Our waiter, Luca, was very knowledgeable and made it a very enjoyable experience.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was outstanding !

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PD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful nite

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FS
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top notch service, everyone was so friendly and attentive, the food was amazingly scrumptcious! Highly recommending their Wagyu and their Baked Alaska!

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