Hendricks Resto-Lounge

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382 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
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  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Scenic View
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Part restaurant, part cocktail bar, and part live show lounge overlooking the hustle and bustle of Library Square, Hendricks invites you to experience a contemporary twist on the classics.
Live music on Fridays 7pm to 10pm and DJ on Saturdays 6pm to 9pm.

Private Dining

Our refined function rooms are ideal for both business and social events, whether for an intimate dinner, or a conference of 100. In addition to our 6 naturally lit function rooms, our best kept secret is our Garden Terrace ideally suited for summer luncheons, cocktail parties or company barbecues.

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Tue 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Thu 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Fri 7:00PM - 8:00PM

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We made a reservation for Christmas Evening for one of the only 2 time slots available which was 8PM. Upon arrival, the pleasant Maître d'hotel suggested we try the Christmas Menu that everyone was "raving about". We ordered that for me and simply a Tuna Poke for my husband who has a small appetite. The waiter returned quickly to bring us our glasses of wine and inform us that they had run out of the Christmas special. I ordered the "line-caught" salmon from the menu. It was dry and overcooked, the Brussels sprouts (all 3 of them) were uncored, unscored, undercooked, and too tough to cut even with a knife. The salmon was lying on an uninspired layer of cafeteria-style mashed potatoes under which I found one green bean. The Maître d'hotel was apologetic. We ordered a "Schwartzwald Brownie" and a Lemon Pavlova for dessert. The tiny brownie was, well, a brownie and 2 square inches (for $13). The ""Pavlova" was not a Pavlova but simply 2 slices of stale meringue floating in what seemed to be 2 tablespoons of lemon curd. the wine list was pricy ($13 for 6oz of a NZ Sauvignon Blanc) and was mainly composed of BC wines. No French wines at all. thewaiter was neither helpful or particularly attentive. I can recommend the Tuna Poke which was very good.

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n
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food, friendly food, but the meal took too long to prepare. One hour for a classic signature brunch (toasts, eggs, hams) to be served is way too long.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Find somewhere else sorry. So understaffed. Got order wrong 5 times. 4 drinks. 1 food. No one apologized or stopped by. Had to flag down people to get help. Never sorry just laugh and got man bartender doesnt read orders. Wasted 4 alcholic drinks how many times that happens. It was so load in the room also. For a branded hotel was far from up to par. But reading other reviews it is a common thing. Good luck .

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was outstanding. The food we had was not the usual type of food you would see on menus but we loved it. The dessert was just ok and hence brought the score overall down

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AR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

I made reservations for three of us prior to a show at the Orpheum on December 3rd. There was no host/ess at the reception area and someone from the hotel seated us. The waiter was not attentive and after 10 minutes or so as he was clearing off a table I requested service. He apologized but I found it odd there was only one waiter and he was clearing tables instead of taking our order.

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SH
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely dinner, served by Robert who was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. We will definitely return and recommend this place to our friends.

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HM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great pre-concert location. Food was great and service and server were good. Knowledgeable and helpful

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LA
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and Good Service. Burger and beef short ribs were both good.

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MV
Vancouver
62 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Ok, so the staff are really really nice, but maybe they’re spread too thin because the service is slow, because they’re often not even in the area (I’m guessing they’re busy servicing the conference rooms at the same time). So not a complaint about the staff, per se, but more about how management is dealing with it perhaps. The food was much better than I was expecting, although they’re really too generous on whatever sauces are involved in the dishes. But otherwise pretty good! They might benefit from better signage/information on the fact that they’re located on the 2nd floor because it’s not super obvious where it is on the corner, so it’s hard to find despite the street signage (no hint that it’s not on the street level).

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GL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have business lunch at Hendricks and their Service was excellent and Food was terrific.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyable a la carte breakfast. Great portion size. Beautifully prepared.

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NG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to really enjoy nice music, amazing service and delicious food.

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MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I chose Hendricks Resto-Lounge because the location was convenient and the pictures seemed to look like a nice place to get together with a friend who I haven't seen in a while so I had wanted somewhere where we could talk and not worry about the music being too loud and Hendricks' was great for that. My friend had the Reuben Panini, it looked and tasted fine with her, the slaw was "unusual" as it was mainly carrots and some raisins. I had the Seared Salmon Bibimbap, I guess a play on Korean Bibimbap which did not step up to the plate. The salmon was dry (overcooked) and Gochujang was the only thing that saved the dish, the daikon was blanched, the mushrooms were bland, the egg was a bit over done so I didn't quite get the runny yolk to fold in with the undercooked jasmine rice and Gochujang. Should have gone with my first instinct and had the Warm Chicken Kale Salad instead.

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TS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Went on a Friday and service was quite slow. I wish they had put more people on the floor. Went there for their patio but it wasn’t available. That’s kinda of disappointing.

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S
Vancouver
87 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is our first time at Hendricks. A great location if you are heading to The Centre, The Orpheum, QE. We had originally planned on having dinner, but when we saw the
appetizers, we changed our mind. We ordered five appetizers and were not disappointed. We had our favourites, the Cauliflower Pakoras, Spiced Goat Cheese Bings, Crispy Ahi Tuna Roll. All excellent! It is one of those menus that you want to try everything. A nice surprise, was the live music. Service was great, attentive. Cannot wait to go back.

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M
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Meat and cheese plate was great. Olive tampinade was whipped with cream cheese and tasted quite delicious!
Happy Hour prices were good but nothing really spectacular by the glass - which I suppose is par for the course in a Happy Hour menu.
It really fell apart with the beef carpaccio- probably one of the worst ones I’ve had. First it wasn’t served with any bread or crostini. The micro-greens seemed past their prime and there was no salt and little flavour otherwise - reminiscent of an old lunch.
Scallops were definitely better and cooked properly but again there was a lack of seasoning.

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JY
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Came here for drinks on Friday night. Really enjoyed the live music! Drinks are pretty costly, but expected for hotel restaurant. Great service.

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S
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

We ordered light as the menu has changed and didn’t seem as good as remembered. We had the pulled pork sliders which were bland, the meat tasted re-heated and was fatty and chunky, the slaw was tasteless .. awful.
Our waiter was lovely but we declined ordering much else.
Very disappointing.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was empty, but the service and good was great. Happy hour was a bit on pricey side but was still goos

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DS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I came here for an anniversary after having come for a birthday dinner some months ago, i love that this spot isn't very busy and it's quiet enough to hear the other person.
The service has always been very friendly and my special requests were always done very well, the food has been tasty and quite well proportioned.

Great views as well and a great menu, highly suggest for a dinner with your significant other

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W
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Poor service.I had DOV menu.Taste was terrible. Will not go back.:(

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Went for dineout dinner. The main course I got was beef short ribs, it was way too dry can't even swollow and it was very bland

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Service was very slow and ruined the experience.

Bottle of wine was just placed on the table, unopened nor served to us.

Starters didn’t arrive at the same time, about 15mins gap and incorrect deserts orders sent to the table.

Took 40minutes to provide us with the correct bill.

Food was great though

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EV
Vancouver
56 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Celebrated a friend's birthday at this newly renovated bar lounge restaurant. The server was friendly and the food was good. The beef short rib entree was nicely executed. Wine selection was decent.

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J
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

We were here for dine out vancouver. The menu was good. We tried everything on the dineout menu becuase we both ordered the opposite item on the menu. The food was good except my short ribs were a bit dry and the service for us was extremely slow.

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DS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had excellent service from our waiter who was fast, kind and friendly. I took my girlfriend here for a birthday dinner and the food was amazing.
we both left with a wonderful experience

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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food much better than expected for hotel bar. Actually a lot of Paleo options. All food was far better than average as was service. Room is a bit noisy but it is really a bar. However, second floor overlooking street kind of nice and fun. Would recommend to anyone needing a meal in the area.

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DE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Poor ambience. Cold bare concrete walls Seating arrangements were uncomfortable

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The decor in this place was gorgeous and the service was good but that was it. Brunch was underwhelming and our items were either cold or overcooked. Would go again, just not for brunch.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was fine but took an unexpectedly long time to get it. Went early - 5pm before any rush or large crowd. Only saw one server and I guess they only have one chef considering how long it took! Would be in no rush to go back.

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M
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was great, the service was courteous just very slow.

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C
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good selection of food with different price
ranges. The ice berg salad was excellent!

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a
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Food was very poor, some was cold and some tasteless, will not be returning!

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G
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We were going to stay for dinner but unfortunately were disappointed with 2/3s of our initial food and drink and didn't think it was worth the cost to stay. This is a nice looking bar and was convenient to BC place where we had an event later. The happy hour food choices were limited. We choose an appetizer off the small plates and it arrived cold. This was replaced by an intended hot version, so that was good in terms of service, not a great dish but ok, as it turned out. We ordered 2 cocktails-- one was very good-- the Vancouver Cocktail. The margarita looked interesting. The primary taste was smoke, though it was described as having spicy chai syrup in it. So it was strange. The host and waitstaff were very nice and welcoming. We were sorry to leave, as we intended to have dinner there, but didn't think we were going to get the quality we were seeking and what we were paying for. It's a nice location-- I hope that was an off night.

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RW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

The breakfast oatmeal was very sticky and the $4.00 croissant was so small it look like it came from a Pillsberry frozen package.

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T
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you so much Cesar for an unforgettable evening. He was very friendly and personable! My partner and I were celebrating our recent success in our business but one of us can't drink alcohol. Cesar was so thoughtful that he gave my partner a non-alcoholic sparkling to toss with. He also surprised us with a cheesecake with "congratulations" on it! Thank you so much for going above and beyond! Our day couldn't be more perfect.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The restaurant was overall good but I was disappointed in the portions. The quality of the food was good but the portions were very small.

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t
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a lovely casual dinner and glass of wine before the kd lang concert on wed evening. It was the perfect venue offering privacy, a lovely view, great food and a great service.

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SE
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Most boring hotel restaurant I've ever been in. Would not go back

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FC
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent! Food was delicious and we shared our way through the menu. Service from Marion was stellar.

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