Nightingale

4.7
1562 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Celebrating the here and now, Nightingale delivers fresh and vibrant modern Canadian cuisine that’s designed for the way people want to eat today. Fresh vegetables and creative proteins are offered in a range of share plates that contribute to the fun, convivial atmosphere of the industrial-chic space. Located in a heritage building in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Nightingale’s buzzing dining room is anchored by a focal bar that complements the compelling flavour profiles of the food with a rotating cocktail on tap, an approachable wine list and a range of local craft beers.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 695-9500
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
David Hawksworth
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Catering
From cocktail receptions to illustrious galas, Hawksworth Restaurant Group's mandate is to deliver the absolute best contemporary Canadian cuisine, simply anywhere. In addition to private dining on-site, Hawksworth Restaurant Group provides off-site catering at the location of your choice. For more information on off-site catering, please contact Edward Vint.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Burrard
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1562 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

Great place for vibe and share plates! Every bite of everything is full of flavour.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely delicious as always!! Love Nightingale.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Horrid experience - nothing on the menu was dairy free and they wouldn’t change anything. Will not go back! How hard is it to NOT put unmelted grated cheese top of a dish. Plus there was no allergy menu.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food and service were excellent. The place was vibrant and had a great feel to it.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Was awesome. Everyone was friendly and non pretentious. Every dish was lovely and well thought out. My go to place if I want a treat for my tummy.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful,helpful service with terrific food. Would recommend to anyone.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful historic setting. Seating on the main floor is somewhat compromised due to layout issues like columns and such. Servers were a little disorganized but well intentioned. We had the happy hour appetizers and shared them between 3. Ordered them all. That was great value. Mains looked a little overpriced.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This is our 3rd time to nightingales and this time we came with extra company. Food was amazing and atmosphere was great as always. We felt rushed between our appes and our mains and the service was slacking a little... ling waits between our cocktails and our server though probably being polite and giving us space i wish she checked in more frequently as we were limited to only 2 hours and we had to get to our concert.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Amazing ambiance. Super fab food. Great service. I will be back.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The food was tasty to the point of being overly spicy. The dishes were served warm vs hot.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This is certainly one of Vancouver’s top 5. Everything is top notch. Because it’s a little big, the noise level is high but the rest make up for that.

I will certainly be going there again soon.

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Dined here on a few occasions prior to Friday evening and I must say the service has dwindled. The hostess was amazing and accommodating, but when it came to our sever, everything felt rushed. Seemed a little uncomfortable, but I guess I can't compare Nightingale to somewhere like Hy's or even Botanist Dining, where the service is impeccable!
Regardless, the food and drinks were great, no complaints there.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

My guest and I enjoyed a great business lunch. Everything was fantastic. Thanks so much for an enjoyable experience. Will definitely be back to try other dishes.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great restaurant for a special occasion. Delicious and interesting food and wine. Service was very accommodating.. staff kindly moved us to a different table as our original spot wasn't ideal. Excited to return!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Our server was excellent. The food was amazing. We had a lovely experience.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We came for my birthday last night and it was our first experience with Nightingale. This is an excellent restaurant. Lovely space and excellent service. The tapa-style dishes are quite filling and not ridiculously priced. Four dishes was sufficient for the two of us. Apparently, the dishes change over time so you might not be able to try the same thing again. That's okay because our orders were great. The only feedback I have is that they were a bit too salty. I drank way too much water because of the saltiness. But you can order more plain dishes to accompany the heavier ones.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Nightingale was recommended by friends and was near our hotel. We ended up having dinner there three times in five days, something we have never done before while traveling. The food was inventive without being precious, the prices were reasonable , and the small plates concept was carried out skillfully. The menu was extensive yet not so large as to be ridiculous. Each night we had an entirely different meal—in three meals of 4-5 small plates, we only repeated one dish. Lots of vegetarian entrees as well as seafood and meat. The staff members were all kind and enthusiastic, and we enjoyed wine pairings by two good sommeliers. Of the various wait staff members, Stephanie was the best. She was helpful and knowledgeable. The other two never mentioned any specials, alas.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Delicious creative food that never disappoints. I would recommend to anyone for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

It was a very good meal, great ambiance and service. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

This place is great if you are looking for something special, but dont want to be on a kraft dinner diet for the rest of the month. Great prices for the quality of both food and service. My server was an absolute delight. Fun, hip, i'll definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

We had a beautiful dining experience at Nightingale, I can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Visiting in town with a special individual! He loved the meal and is a huge pizza fanatjc

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Great server, amazing food as always, Tapa style for good sharing, prices are moderately high but definitely worth it for special occasions

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great Food, Great Wine and Great Atmosphere! The staff were very polite and were able to offer great suggestions!

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We have been here several times but unfortunately this last experience was nowhere near the same as any other time. The food order was extremely odd - one of the mains first and one of the vegetables last - and everything in between came at once. In the past it did not feel rushed, was more relaxing and with much more refined service. Finally, the bottled red wine was decanted, but still felt as if it had been chilled.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Nightingale has become one of my favourite resturants! The menu is amazing, always something fun and new to try - something for everyone! Delicious food and great atmosphere. Our servers have been so helpful by offering tips and reccomendations for sharing and menus items. The buttermilk wings are so good and the sticky toffee pudding is the best (hopefully they make it a staple becuase It’s amazing)

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Most delicious dinner! Great, lively ambience too! Loved everything about this place. Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We had lunch here for our daughter's 21st birthday. The food was exceptional, the service was outstanding and the decor is fabulous. We ordered 4 plates to share and it was more than enough. This is an amazing restaurant. If you love food, don't miss this one!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The restaurant and the food are amazing but the place got busy and the service was really slow, there was a 30 minutes gap of no food between meals and then they brought out the wrong meals together... amazingly delicious but poor service

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Restaurant is always busy and has a great buzz.
The service is top notch for Vancouver. Had a minor issue with friends arriving early to meet us. Staff did what they could to make things work. Sometimes there is nothing staff can do, but in this case they were able to avoid cookie cutter responses and actions, finding a modest solution.
Not only are the staff professional, top tier, the food is amazing....this is why you come here.
come with friends they will not be disappointed

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I am not usually one to write reviews but this place has a really special quality about it.
I admit my first visit was the awesome chef's table with a group of 10 gentlemen and a dinner
designed by the day manager. I followed it up with my return with my wife for our anniversary.
Both unforgetable dining experiences! Great service, fine food creations, worth the money.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Only complaint was we asked to be moved to dining upstairs from lounge downstairs...indicated special event when I booked the reservation...expected to be upstairs due to that...

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I love Nightingale, the pizza is delicious, the restaurant is very child friendly. The desserts really disappointed me this time though.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Food was excellent!! Loved sharing all the plates

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Excellent food and service from start to finish! Really enjoyed....

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

It will be our new “go-to” place for many occasions.

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2.0Dined on June 4, 2018

I’ve been to this restaurant before and the service was impeccable. Our waitress was truly outstanding and memorable.
This time the service was down right terrible. We had three different waiters, all equally rude, short, and unfriendly. So unfortunate. I wouldn’t go back or recommended this restaurant after that experience.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Fantastic food and great waitress Stephanie

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

-Date night with close friends
-Disappointed by Pre dinner drinks - Moscow Mule was not served in copper mug with no crushed ice.
-We sat under A/C vent and it could not be turned off making our food cold
-hangar steak was delicious

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Love the atmosphere. The ambience is great. Service was amazing. Food was delicious

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