Nomad

4.4
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180 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian

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Highly stylized food and hand-crafted cocktails made by award-winning chefs and bartenders in a comfortable atmosphere. Local, organic ingredients used with everything made in house. Hip hop and R&B music with candle-lit tables.

We now accept brunch reservations for parties of all sizes. Please note that your party will not be sat unless the majority of guests are present. Also, we will not hold tables for parties that are late and have not called ahead to let us know. We just ask that you communicate with us so we don't have to turn away any potential customers!

For any further inquiries please call 604-708-8525.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of Operation
Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
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Phone number
(604) 708-8525
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Scott Swanson, Brent Lukoni
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Catering
Private in-home dining and large party catering available.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Main & E 23rd Ave.
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Parking Details
Pay street parking.
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Public Transit
Main & King Edward
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Entertainment
Live music every Friday night at 10pm.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 180 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Too many different servers approaching us for drinks. Infinitely better than being ignored. Food was pretty good, but I didn’t feel the menu had much variety. I heard it was closing. Shame. I liked it.

BR
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous cocktails, did a couple rounds of "Dealers Choice" where you give your preferred spirit and flavours (ie. Rum - smokey and earthy, Tequila - spicy and fruity) and the bartenders whip you up something completely custom and delicious. Excellent service and very chic space.

a
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

It was a great experience over all and we are sad that Nomad is closing soon. Glad we got to have a last meal there.
I am a slow eater and our next course was brought out before we had completed our first course. When I said that we were not ready for the next course, the server said, “well we are not remaking it, we will just put it under the heat lamps”
I was not expecting them to remake it but I thought he was a little rude about it!!! I guess his customer service skills are not really important now that they are closing.
Never had that happen before!!!
Summer, our primary server was sweet though, and apologised for his abruptness

t
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So sad to see this place go; came here at least twice a month to unwind after work or to catch up with friends. Taylor, Benny and the rest of the team have always been amazing. Nomad made the best fries ever, and The Campfire cocktail and the daily sourdough were also must-haves. Hopefully they come back in one form or another very soon!

GB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible, meat perfectly cooked, all very well seasoned and great flavour. Will go back for sure.

BP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Sun choke “wings” and polenta appies were excellent. Dinners were so-so

G
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Good food and relaxed atmosphere. Extensive cocktail list. Music was a tad too loud.

L
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved our first experience at Nomad. Highly recommend if you are looking for great food, and fantastic ambiance.

MX
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch! Beautiful restaurant- excellent and easy service

D
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

During my visit to Vancouver, I made sure to make the (short) trek from downtown to visit my favorite brunch spot - Nomad. The Duck Benedict with the potato rosti remains one of my favorite brunch items of all time! And the Bloody Caesar is equally tasty. Thank you!

MP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The waitress couldn’t describe what the fifa dish was to us, but did apologise for not being able to do so. Felt that the restaurant looked lovely - fab ambience - but got a bit of an underwhelming, hipster feel to the dishes. Not the best brunch I’m afraid.

EG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Drinks were great - loved that you have a Sommelier. Food was very delicious- I had the ling cod - my partner had the gnocchi -came with half the plate bare - so he was surprised and also was not filling enough for him. I also noticed not great for vegetarians. Service was excellent - would go back but with limited menu items probably only go once a year or so. Thanks!

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice little place. Portions in the small side.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Reasonable venue, too open to road, food quality good and fresh, waiters attentive.

MM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

It was just ok, nothing special.
Disappointed over all.

PG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing, and the waiter really nice and caring. The wine list was a local one, good choices!

B
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Some of the best desserts on Main Street! The appys and entrees are a perfect size leaving you with enough room to polish off a more than reasonable size portioned dessert.

M
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, as always

K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

good place to have friends chat while having late breakfast. I came in with two 6 years old, staff was super friendly, but kids only want French fries and fried chicken. I will come with friends again for sure

NB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best cocktails in town, dealer’s choice is always so much fun’

MC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was exceptional. Very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is casual in a “chic” way. The food is pricey but not out of the norm for gourmet restaurant. The uniqueness and variety of ingredients was a little more than I bargained for. A “plain” palate might not enjoy the menu here.

KL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great! All three of us got the duck confit on potato. Love how it came with so much kale, instead of more potatoes.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

the special for the day was on the salty side...the server was a bit too formal

M
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Overall experience is poor. The server was not very pleasant. We follow up for the food and we asked why it was taking so long to serve and her answer was " I don't know." We asked if we could move the umbrella as the location we were seated the sun was directly towards our eyes. The server ignore our request. The food was very expensive and it was not worth the value.

SA
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our food took a while and although I can appreciate good food even at smaller portions, some dishes were a bit shocking in size.. ;p overall it was a good experience tho!

C
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Nice place, service was warm and friendly but we were disappointed with the food as it was quite bland and the portions were uneven in size

JK
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good for a date night. Gluten free options. Interesting, upscale dishes in a laid-back environment.

We got fries, hanger steak, pork belly, gnocchi, and duck leg. Everything but the gnocchi was gluten free (if you're okay with fryer contamination). I recommend sharing the fries between more than two people, unless you're very hungry like we were. The sourdough gnocchi was probably my favourite, but the duck leg was surprisingly good too. Pork belly was very good, but the generous serving of beans was more than we were interested in finishing. The hanger steak was a bit disappointing in terms of flavour - at least in comparison to the other dishes. Their cauliflower is very interesting and I'm glad we got side vegetables also.

I'm sensitive to noise but found the noise level pretty reasonable considering the concrete walls and it was a busy Saturday night.

Wine & cocktails were good, and the servers frequently came around to refill our waters. Very friendly and knowledgeable service.

C
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I went with a girlfriend for an 830 reservation and didn’t get seated until 9. We sat at the bar while we waited and bought a few delicious cocktails. Once we were seated we had pretty good service from a few different servers. We took their food recommendations and everything was delicious and well presented.

LO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant with innovative, delicious food at value prices. Highly recommend.

KB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service! We will be back for sure.

OT
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazingly delicious meal served by the delightful staff. It’s always a treat to eat at Nomad.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

They made an AMAZING vegan meal for me as I’d put a note on the open table reservation. All of the servers were lovely but there didn’t seem to be anyone specifically in charge of our table and so we had to wave people down a couple of times. I recommend adding the vegan option to the menu as I almost didn’t choose the restaurant because the menu on the website didn’t show anything vegan. Lovely space!

NG
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the rack of lamb, lingcob and pasta, the meadows duck breast, and their special which was sable fish ceviche. Everything tasted absolutely amazing! It took a little long for them to make our food but it was well worth the wait. I will definitely be coming back!!

RR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal, wonderful craft cocktails and very professional staff. We were all very impressed with the quality of our dinners (personally I recommend the roast duck breast). We were there for a friend's birthday dinner. Couldn't be more pleased with how everything turned out; we'll all said we'd be back.

P
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great ambience on a hip street but prices were a bit over priced.

JY
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Nomad last night for date night with the Fiancé. Service was amazing- server (Megan) provided drink and food recommendations and we were super pleased with her recommendations. Only down fall was pricing - ie think $25 vegetarian pasta. I’ll probably still come back to try another couple of dishes- enjoyed the vibe

RM
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, staff, and ambience. Very accommodating to our 1 1/2 year old as well. Looking forward to going back!

P
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great flavours! Easy to use online reservations service. Overall great experience. I will be back.

C
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu was a decent sized. The featured was good. Our server was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere and ambience was welcoming. I'd recommend my friends here :)

JC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A must for first dates in Vancouver! Excellent food, and solid drink menu. Bartenders are witty and service staff professional. A true gem of Vancouver!