Fable Diner

4.5
107 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian

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Casual
Fable Diner offers clean, safe Dine-out, Dine-in and Delivery options for our guests. The restaurant has been configured to ensure the health & safety for our staff and guests

Brunches return to Fable Diner with exciting new concepts for both Saturday & Sunday offering pre-ordered reserved seating. Book early before they sell out.

Fable Diner -A leading edge diner concept serving great food made with integrity and skill served in a clean family friendly atmosphere.
Food Network’s Fable Diners Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri episode can be seen online. Season 29, Episode 17

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Experiences

  • Prohibition Brunch

    CA$25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Social Distance Brunches presents PROHIBITION Sunday brunch. Choose one of our top selling brunch items to go along with a brunch cocktail, milkshake or signature mocktail. Choose from : Truckers Breakfast ( choice of sausage, ham, bacon or avocado), Roast Duck Pancake, Hash & Eggs, Loaded French toast, Avocado or feature Benny, Vegan Bowl, Huevos Rancheros or Chef's Feature. All meals come with coffee or tea plus choice of beverage. $25 / person
  • 80's Prohibition Brunch

    CA$25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a fabulous brunch mel with great value with 80's classic music. Choose one of Fable DIner's favorite brunch meals along with your choice of beverage and coffee or tea, Meal includes a scone and sweet treat all for only $25. Seatings are for 1 hour and all tables will be re-booked for 1 hour, This will allow us time to social distance and provide a clean, comfortable atmosphere for all to enjoy and indulge
What 107 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Unreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING. Food and service were both equally fabulous. The brunch value for 25$ is so worth it. Cheap for what you get. Best cornbread pancake you could ask for. Very original. Food is full of flavour and you for sure wont leave hungry!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 definitely will go back

Fable Diner
Responded 20 hours ago

We really appreciate your business and helping to spread the word about us. Thanks and have an amazing day!

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TheBigGuy86
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Found the food to be about the same as if I had ordered take out, everything was just warm. My cocktail, while not on the menu(old fashioned)was just watered down by all the ice, see photo. I probably should have just ordered take out the ambience would have been better.

Fable Diner
Responded 20 hours ago

Thank you for the visit and taking the time to leave a review. I’m very sorry that your recent experience was not outstanding. We strive to deliver the best house-made food to every one of our customers and when we fall short of that goal we try to do everything we can to resolve the issue. I'm afraid I am unable to see photos, but will ensure that this and all other cocktails are being made to specifications. Hope you will give us another chance to make things right in house. Thank you.

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BaileyS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Awesome diner type vibe in this place. Ambiance was awesome, food was great and service was outstanding. Would definitely return.

Fable Diner
Responded 20 hours ago

Thank you for the great review, Bailey. We hope you’ll visit us again.

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JaneM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It was about as you would expect a place call diner to be. Fairly basic menu but the food was well cooked. Presentation was basic. Wine and alcohol list was a nice surprise. Prices were very reasonable. We had good service from a brand new server. She did a great job.

Fable Diner
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for leaving us a review, Jane. I'm glad to know you enjoyed our drink list, food and attentive service. Hope you will give us another chance to give you 5-star experience

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JohnS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fable Diner gained international notoriety when it was featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives a few years back and the re-opening of their dining room as BC businesses begin to open up from the COVID pandemic demonstrates that they haven't missed a beat. Terrific menu with just the right blend of enhanced diner fare and traditional diner goodies facilitated by great service and a funky ambience. My goal is to work my way through their menu by the end of summer 2021!

Fable Diner
Responded 4 days ago

John, the team here is happy to receive such a great review, thank you. Look forward to seeing you here again.

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wineNdine
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

First time at Fable Diner. Experience not on par w raving reviews online. Very new server (she said her first week) did not know some basic info like what cheese was on burger or that there was a kid’s menu. She was also clumsy and not good w COVID era protocols: kept touching mask, hadn’t tightened mask wire so kept falling below nose, dropped a fork on my daughter. Looked forward to milkshake but wondered if made correctly since was so runny and cup seemed like half full of whipped cream. Questioned what the “bits” in our classic chocolate shake were as they seemed like nuts, and she said they were hazelnuts from the Nutella whipped cream...? We’re not allergic but dangerous in today’s world not to list that your chocolate shake contains nuts. My husband enjoyed his meatloaf. First time in a while whole family has been able to eat out, so disappointed this was the experience.

Fable Diner
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for sending this information. Yes it's true, the majority of staff are brand new to us, and in many cases new to serving at all. Hiring right now is very difficult. I am sorry to hear that you endured this. OT shows us what day your visit was, but not the day part. They won't allow me add my actual email address, but please let us know what time you were in: kathy(at)fablediner(dot)c-o-m At the very least, we can provide some much needed guidance to this person.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We discovered Fable Diner during the pandemic and kept going back as the burgers are the best (even our kids agree!). When things reopened this time around we made sure to come by for a visit.

Fable Diner
Responded on June 5, 2021

Thanks for your trust. Our mission is to serve local and house-made food and make it delicious. We are very happy with your review and look forward to your next visit.

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MZheng81818
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great friendly service and hot tasty food for late night!

Fable Diner
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thank you for your visit and kind review. Look forward to having you back.

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JeffJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have been to Fable Diner many times, and have never been disappointed. Will keep coming as your staff are wonderfull , we have always had great service and good value for our money.
Thank you..

Fable Diner
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thank you for your kind words, Jeff. We are happy to see you as our regular guest :)

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vipJeannineM
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the weekend set brunch - it is terrific value for money. Coffee or tea and choice of cocktail/mocktail, delicious main dish and you get a little baked good to start the meal plus another to end it!

Fable Diner
Responded on March 27, 2021

Jeannine, we are grateful to get such good feedback. It’s very much appreciated. Thanks for sharing and have an amazing day!

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MorrisC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot! delicious, modern twist on all the classics, and if you have not tried one of their milkshakes, you have not lived!

Fable Diner
Responded on March 24, 2021

Hi, Morris! We’re very grateful for guests like you and hope you stick with us for years to come. Best wishes.

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vip148jules
Vancouver
152 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prohibition Brunch was fantastic. Many choices for main entrees and beverages. Will be back!

Fable Diner
Responded on March 23, 2021

Hi! We can’t thank you enough for the kind words about our Prohibition Brunch. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track. Regards!

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AllisonF
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Disappointed that we were not offered all the items in the set menu. Never offered the after meal drink or dessert. Service was not as good as on my previous visit. Overall this visit left me a little underwhelmed.

Fable Diner
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thanks for your feedback Allison and for coming in. It's true the special brunch meal we do for $25 for coffee, a beverage, house bread, entre and sweet finish does only have a choice of 8 entrees. You should have been given this Saturday's house-made cookie to finish. The manager did take care of a birthday Sundae! If it was you that had the bday, belated good wishes. I welcome more detail. OT won't allow me to put an email address. It is in the 'contact' area on our website.

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MaryV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Polite and amiable waiter, wonderful music and a delicious meal. Always a win

Fable Diner
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thank you so much for your excellent review. Hope to see you again soon

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NickC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love this place. The staff is always friendly and the food is always good.

Fable Diner
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thanks for your review, Nick. We appreciate you spending time with us more than you know. See you soon

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MaryV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure

Fable Diner
Responded on March 14, 2021

Happy to know you had a great experience at Fable Diner! Thanks for sharing.

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GailN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Was a fun brunch. Staff were great and so was the service. Two of us had the duck pancake and found it had far too much kimchi. Other than that, it was a good stop and we will go back.

Fable Diner
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thanks so much for sharing this feedback with us. I am glad that you appreciated our service. When you visit again, feel welcome to provide such feedback. It's great because if something is being done incorrectly, it can be fixed in the moment. The staff is also mandated to do what we can to see you leave happy. Looking forward to seeing you here again.

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AdamT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service! We will be back very soon!

Fable Diner
Responded on March 1, 2021

Adam, thank you for your support. So happy to hear you enjoyed our locally sourced, house-made food and friendly service

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Roger
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Outstanding
First time visit
Highly recommended
Great food and good selection

Fable Diner
Responded on March 1, 2021

Thanks for your feedback, Roger. I’m glad you had a great experience. You’re always welcome at Fable Diner. Best wishes

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adfgt
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Although made a reservation, still waited for 15min to get a seat. The dine out menu is confusing.

Fable Diner
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you for your visit and this feedback. I strive to address the concerns listed - Can't see what time in. Brunch (assumed) is busy and I am sorry you had to wait. We limit dining time to 1 hour at brunch to allow more seating, but unfortunately not all guests comply to this -that may have been the case. Apologies the menu was found confusing. Further feedback on this is welcomed (if we can improve it, we want to!) OT does not allow me to share an email contact. It is on our site.

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vipJasonA
33 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing and the food was delicious! However the greeter/host was horrible! Put us on the wait list, which was fine, however we were told 20-25 mins, after an hour we decided to make a reservation on OpenTable and got right in. The greeter/host saw us and walked away. We had to wait for someone else to seat us. That individual was amazing! This is a great place and a must try! I am not going to let one person ruin my experience there!

Fable Diner
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you for the excellent rating, despite having such difficulties being sat. I am sorry for this trouble. Thank you for the information regarding your experience. We are following up with those on during the Saturday brunch, as this experience should never happen. Look forward to having you here again. If experiencing anything close to this in the future, please request the manager and share this info with us so we can address it immediately.

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RubinaJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We actually were going to do the Dine in Vancouver menu, but their regular menu looked good so my husband and I tried their menu. I had the burger and it was delicious and the passionfruit mimosa was good, my husband had their all day breakfast and he was not disappointed. We will definitely be back. The service was awesome too.

Fable Diner
Responded on February 19, 2021

Hi, Rubina! We are incredibly grateful that you appreciated our attentive service and house-made food. Look forward to seeing you back many times.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Super yummy food! Can’t wait to come back again

Fable Diner
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks for your feedback! It’s a pleasure to know that you enjoyed our locally sourced house-made food. We’ll be happy to see you again.

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vipHelenM
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good safety protocols, great food and excellent server

Fable Diner
Responded on February 17, 2021

Reviews like this make our work so much lighter, Helen. Thanks for sharing, and have a great day!

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MatteoS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The dessert tasted weird, the test was good

Fable Diner
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave this review, Matteo. Open table won't allow me to give my email address to try to gain more info about the dessert that was tried. Please know that if anything is mentioned during the visit about something not being great, staff are meant to correct it or compensate for it immediately. Look forward to having you here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good burger as usual. Good fries as usual. Good coffee as usual.

Fable Diner
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks for the good review. We strive to be consistent in our quality and service. Glad that this has come through. Hope to see you soon.

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LiVi
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Overall a very good diner style restaurant. We lost sight of the restaurant and overshot while running to dinner, because it was in a heritage Lee's Building. Good history with this part of it. Diner feels a little cramp but there was enough partitions all around during Covid. For Dine Out, all 5 of the family that went to dinner chose Steak and frites and tomato soup as a starter and also the chocolate peanut butter cream with caramel in a glass container. Taste was great and did all our steaks different as I eat my almost rare and the others were 2 medium rare, medium and well-done. We had the whole gamut and they cooked it to perfection and it came with a pepper jelly sauce and that was tasty. The fries were crispy, a little on the salty side but still good! Tomato soup with a drizzle of herb oil was creamy and tasty like tomatoes and cream should be, not can-like at all! Overall food is great and I just found out that they have been featured on Guy Fieri's Diners and at least one other food show! Great little place!

Fable Diner
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for your visit and kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed your experience and appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Kind regards!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! We absolutely loved the chocolate peanut butter milkshake and their passion fruit mimosas. The feature of the day was a pulled pork eggs Benny and we also ordered the Roasted Duck Pancake. Both were amazing dishes and would order them again!

Fable Diner
Responded on February 8, 2021

Thank you for this excellent review! It’s so great to hear that you loved our house-made food and milkshakes. Hope to see you again soon.

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SarahM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great, casual up-scale diner feel. And they made my pre-teen daughter feel special for her birthday with balloons and a special birthday sundae.

Fable Diner
Responded on February 8, 2021

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your daughter’s birthday, Kind Regards!

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vipSandraF
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is not the average diner! One could call it diner chic; the menu has what can be expected, but often with a unique twist. The food was delicious. Also, the cocktails were great. As with the food, the classics, but with an innovative twist. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. We will definitely return.

Fable Diner
Responded on February 8, 2021

Thank you for this great review. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to Fable after reading reviews and looking for something on our way to South Granville. The Prohibition Brunch was on. Amazing value and food! We selected the Duck Pancakes and the feature Benny. So so good! We will definitely be back!!

Fable Diner
Responded on January 21, 2021

Thank you for writing a review and highlighting your favorites. I will make sure our team sees your wonderful compliments on our house-made food. Hope to see you again soon!

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Fable Diner and we will return food was great service was exceptional

Fable Diner
Responded on January 21, 2021

Tracy, we are so grateful for your excellent review. Thank you for appreciating our friendly service and house-made food. Look forward to your next visit.

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vipVGN67
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Great experience!
Really good food, and out of this world service!!!
A lot of fun when our server puts up with, and joins in to our silly banter.
Can’t wait to return!

Fable Diner
Responded on January 18, 2021

Thank you so much for these kind words. I’m glad that you appreciated our house-made food, cozy atmosphere, and friendly service. Look forward to seeing you again.

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vipJenniferC
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service and the food was delicious. I'm definitely will go back again.

Fable Diner
Responded on January 18, 2021

Thank you so much for the positive review. We're happy that you had a great experience. Looking forward to your next visit to Fable Diner.

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SimranShahbaaz
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time visiting fable diner. The atmosphere is so relaxing and welcoming as well as the staff. I loved the positive vibe in the restaurant. The food was delicious beyond what we had expected would definitely return back to this place for brunch.

Fable Diner
Responded on January 18, 2021

Thanks for your visit, Simran! I’m so happy you really enjoyed our house-made food, relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff. We look forward to seeing you back many times.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We've always had good experiences bringing our little one for brunch at Fable. Food comes out quickly so we can eat and get out before kiddo becomes restless!

Fable Diner
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thanks for leaving this kind review. We are happy to have guests like you. We love to see the next generation of foodies here at the diner. Best wishes!

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Gino
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good diner feel and excellent bar. They have brunch every day and all day if that's your thing. We had the duck pancakes which were great and the Broadway burger. The cocktails were fresh.

Fable Diner
Responded on January 13, 2021

Hi, Gino! Thanks for taking the time to review. We’re glad you had a good experience and hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Friendly and attentive staffs, good value for the brunch menu (you definitely get more food than you can finish). Milkshakes were really good, and not too sweet.

The only thing is that the potatoes were a little too salty for my taste.

Fable Diner
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review. Our team is glad you enjoyed our house-made brunch and attentive staff. We look forward to having you here once again.

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Michael
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve walked by Fable for years and decided to try it this week. It was way better than we expected. The service was excellent. The food was fantastic (the mixed berry pie was amazing). The ambience was excellent. We had a fantastic time.

Fable Diner
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you for your trust Michael and your many compliments! I’m so glad you like our home-made food, friendly service, and cozy ambiance. Look forward to seeing you here again.

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FAQs

Fable Diner does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Fable Diner also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 563-3463.

Fable Diner is rated 4.5 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

Fable Diner does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fablediner.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.