Nightingale

4.7
1669 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • 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 1669 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

The best dishes we had were the burrata tortellini, Manila clams spaghetti, prosciutto pizza and potato wedges. But quite frankly, the prices were more on the pricier side and we definitely could get the same quality at other restaurants. The potato wedges were good but $12 for a few pieces of potatoes?! Other than that, the service was exceptional and they ambience was really nice.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

This was my third visit to Nightingale. I was disappointed that the octopus was not available after my first visit - it was amazing! Also, I preferred the roasted cauliflower done as it was previously. The first two times we ate at Nightingale my husband and I thought the food was outstanding. This time, we thought it was good, but nothing was particularly notable.
That said, the service was excellent, the drinks were great, and the food was still very good. We were pleased with everything, just not "wowed" by any particular menu item.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It’s always fantastic. Favourite place in Vancouver.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food. Great service. They won't customize plates but they had options that accommodated all food preferences and dietary needs.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We ordered the pork sausage, corn, and chanterelle mushroom pizza - it was cheesy, crusty, slightly spicy, and unique! The burrata and green pea tortellini were fresh, had well balanced flavor with the arugula pesto, and were cooked just right. I might have liked the peas cooked a bit more - the crunchy texture of the raw peas was a bit too contrasting. The bone marrow and snails were a true delicacy. The dish was so rich and decadent, and somehow allowed all the flavors to shine - they did not skimp on this dish. The final dish was a big plate of spaghetti with jalapeños, butter, and clams. It was a new, peppery take on a classic dish - very well done. The highlights we appreciated across the board were the fresh, local ingredients, close attention to detail with delicate, complimentary flavors, creativity of each individual dish, the food was not over salted (a big turn off with so many other restaurants), and the portions were generous. We definitely got what we paid for, and were very satisfied by the entire dining experience. Also notable, the restaurant was in a beautiful building with elegant decor.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Server tried hard... but drinks were a long time in coming and one order was omitted. Server tried to rectify situation by talking to her manager - who gave the first round without charge.
I think the waitress did not hear what we were saying as it was very "energetic" or loud.
The food was good... but we were a group of 5 over 65 - so conversation was very difficult due to the level of energy in the room. Good place for the younger set.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Loved my first visit to the restaurant. Excellent service beginning with the greeting at the door, the escort to the table and the immediate service by the waitress and other staff. Excellent food and service. Definitely coming back time and time again!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Second meal at Nightingale. This time for my mom's birthday. Great service and experience. Plus the food is always on point. Great non-alcoholic drinks. I could eat here ever week and never get bored.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great from walking in the door till leaving
Attentive friendly service
Tasty creative food
Super decor

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food, flavourful, imaginative, creative....not easy to find and the best of all, it is casual.....

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Nightingale never disappoints! Amazing food which is served by attentive staff.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food, great service, good prices, awesome bar-tending & atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on August 13, 2018

Unfortunately, overall noise level was too loud. Was difficult to hear each other at times. No need for additional and loud music

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2018

My new favorite restaurant

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Best restaurant in Vancouver. Hands down

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2018

❤️chefhawcksworth, this being said, food is very good.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Amazing food, energetic/fun/hip atmosphere. service was a bit rushed- they wanted us outta there ASAP. Still, would come back for sure!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Pleasant ambience, incredible food & cocktails and great service. Absolutely loved the experience!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Staff was very attentive, forward d to as memorable!

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Super great atmosphere and good food. Love the cocktails and dessert is a must. A super hip and trendy place for a date, special occasion or girls night. I love how everything is meant to share. Definitely a Vancouver gem to impress your company but definitely more expensive!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Everything is always excellent at Nightingale. Seriously!!

Each new person that I bring to this restaurant (and I’ve brought lots of different people) absolutely loves it. They all rave about the excellent, extremely flavorful food, great atmosphere, and wonderful attentive service.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Very welcoming. Our waitress was very helpful with explaining the menu , the small and large portions.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Cauliflower is a must. So is the Char, the bone marrow and the lamb chops

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Had a great time with friends for a going away dinner. Our server Jessica was fantastic, and the food was really good.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Waiter was knowledgeable about cuisine and preparation however had we ordered the amount of small plates he suggested we would have had to invite 2 more people!

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Enjoyable dinner. Creative food in an interesting setting. This was a first visit but hopefully not the last. Next time in Vancouver would book again.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Brought my date here for the first time and he was so impressed! The clam spaghetti is to die for. Not to mention the mushroom and tomatoes salad, both my faves!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Great variety and creative dishes for sharing. We loved the buttermilk chicken, the tortelloni, clam spaghetti, sausage, zucchini, and the pork belly.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Great restaurant. Excellent food and service. I would, however, recommend a better beer selection. Perhaps have more mainstream beers such as Heineken or Peroni. Overall great experience for me and my wife.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Nightingale is amazing! The food was superb and the service was fantastic. Highly recommend! This was our third visit and we will definitely be back soon.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great food. Caution, the recipe is what it is, no modifications. So if you have requests and allergies, tread carefully.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

I’ve been here 3 times in the last 3 months and it’s always been great!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food and the wine was amazing. It made a memorable night for us. We had a fantastic wine from Italy Tuscan Sang- don’t miss trying that! We had a few dishes but the Kale Salad, Lamb Chops and Tuna. I asked them to give me a table with no distraction and the table was in a great spot and best corner.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great as always!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Took my husband here for his birthday- we were given a great table overlooking the lower level. I requested a good table on Open Table and they gave us one of the best. The lady at the door was amazing. Our server was wonderful and the food was outstanding. It was a wonderful night. Cant wait to go back again to celebrate people, food and life. This is the place to do it all.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The service was second to none. We were welcomed and felt great in the space. The food was amazing...with tons of vegetarian options to pick. I plan to eat here again

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Excellent meal as usual! Fantastic ambiance. Will be back :)

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Everything was fabulous!!! One of our favourite spots.

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2.0Dined on August 2, 2018

No special arrangements made for my birthday, which I mentioned was tonight. For my future birthdays, i will choose any other restaurant who appreciates me as their customer and goes every mile to ensure my birthday is celebrated best. These guys just want your money.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Service was excellent. Rigatoni was nothing special. Lamp chops cooked beautifully with a delicious char on them. Could hardly taste the mint. Would prefer that mint was more pronounced. Pickled beets delicious and summer salad refreshing.

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