The Collective Wine Bar & Kitchen

4.4
54 reviews
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Wine Bar
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Offering a diverse selection of fine wines, hand-crafted cocktails, craft beer and shareable eclectic food utilizing local ingredients

Private Dining

Whatever your need is, The Collective will make your event truly special! We can host private events for up to 70 people either cocktail style or gourmet meals. We have a variety of options to ensure you will have an amazing experience.

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What 54 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lambchops were delicious and perfectly prepared with the mint chimichurri a delicious complement. Loved that the wine flight choices were so flexible, allowing for substitution of any by-the-glass menu choice. We were staying overnight at The Roosevelt Empress and looking for something birthday-worthy for my celebration; something a little far from the tourist-concentrated area around the harbor. While it would be a nice walk, we took a short cab ride out to the Collective and back to the hotel after dinner. The location appears to offer many before and after dinner activities I'm encouraged to try next time I return.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was spectacular and wine was amazing!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simple and tasteful ambiance. Food was very delicious with lovely presentation - we had poached pear salad, vegan risotto, and tenderloin steak. Service was excellent and personable. If we lived in Victoria, we would frequent this spot!

MR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A very enjoyable evening! The food was delicious, the service impeccable, and I loved the ambience. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and, most definitely, eat here again.

GB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visited The Collective Wine Bar my wife stated later that it was one of two times ever eating out where she could remember wanting to lick her plate afterwards if it were socially acceptable to do so.

The service was impeccable and the experience superb.

RC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dinner with my parents. My mother has food allergies and Chef Branko assured us that he could easily accomodate her needs. Gluten free options are readily available and delicious to boot! We had a charcuterie board that was simply amazing! Their house made meats, pickled vegetables and spreads were incredibly delicious. The dinner that followed was equally delicious. It was great to go out to a restaurant and to be able to have a fine dining experience and not worry about the allergy issue for my mother. We'll be back for sure.

RM
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good food at a reasonable price, relaxing venue and Sea Cider flights!

OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quite surprised to find this little gem in the heart of Cook Street village. Highly recommended.

ZS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed our dinner and wine flights very much. Service was excellent and it is obvious that there are some very talented people in the kitchen. The room however is not conducive to loud and boisterous chatter which unfortunately is what greeted us for the first 30 minutes of our dining experience. These were folks who were there for the happy hour period. Apart from this loud talking, we absolutely loved our experience and will be back. Thank you.

ER
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some friends and I went to The Collective to celebrate a birthday and we were so impressed with food, drinks, but above all else the service. Our server went above and beyond to make our experience enjoyable. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

NV
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The menu for this place appealed to me but the execution was not as exciting. The prices seem reasonable and yet the total bill always seems more than expected. All in all this place is OK but not exceptional.

MV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great night to hang out with friends. The wine flights and charcuterie boards just make for a complete evening

CD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Heard about this restaurant and have been wanting to try it! Really glad I did, went with my bestie and had a super time, from the service, ambiance, food and of course loved the wine flights!!

LP
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We're very happy to have this great restaurant in our neighbourhood! Our meals were excellent, and we can't wait to try all the different things on the menu.

TA
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The only disappointment with the Collective is that the drinks menu does not reflect what is available. We have been in twice now looking to enjoy the Albariño and both times asked to choose another. This most recent visit two wines and a whiskey were unavailable and the suggested alternatives were not comparable.
The food, ambience, friendliness and value for money are excellent though. I would still recommend the restaurant to friends.

JW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The online reservation system was seamless and I had the best bowl of moules in ages!! Extra bread offered for me to slurp up the yummy broth!
Merci!
Judith

DW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meat and cheese board was delicious. And Nicole our server was very professional and pleasant. I really like the design of the space. Very chic.

RK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Four friends out for dinner. I ordered the halibut special, my wife and one of our friends ordered the chicken, our other friend ordered the clam dinner. Everyone enjoyed their food. Very tasty and well presented. Service, as usual, was excellent.

S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly and attentive service; quality food prepared with care and attention to flavour. Highly recommend. Worth the walk.

LT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely location with rustic feel and comfortable ambiance. We tried a butcher block which was inventive with many in-house spreads and pickled vegetables. Had the Trapiche Broquel red wine which paired very well!
Relaxing yet energetic is how I would describe the feeling of being there. Would definitely go again. This was our second time and both were great experiences.

SG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and friendly staff. Food was good. The down side was the noise level. Because of the high open ceilings, if there is a group of six or more, the sound carries throughout and it was difficult to converse with your own group. We actually asked to be moved. One of our party had asked to have his meat served rare but it wasn’t cooked accordingly, even though it was tasty enough.

RK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

My wife and I went for dinner at The Collective for our anniversary. We started with the cheese plate and followed that with the main course. We both ordered the chicken dinner. The cheese plate was tasty. It came with bread and, for my wife who can’t take gluten, they brought excellent gluten free crackers. The chicken was very good but we didn’t like the broccolini that the chicken breast was sitting on. The rest of the vegetables were excellent. We both ordered coffee, one caffeine free and the other was a regular. We found the coffee bitter. The service was good.

SK
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the perfect place for a girls night out in the neighbourhood. We shared the charcuterie board which I would definitely recommend. Great wine list and knowledgeable server. This place is a much needed addition to the village! Will be back soon.

CP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The staff were lovely and the service very good. However, it was noisy (a more accurate word than energetic), the seats were hard and the food mediocre.

JF
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

We ordered oysters which were poorly shucked and full of shells. My fathers steak was cold. My hamburger was okay but at $27 I expected much more than okay. Will not return.

QD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a really lovely evening at The Collective. Sarah was engaging (and amusing - always a plus). The food was tasty, timely and just the right amount.

DS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for dinner for family birthday, what an excellent choice! Cozy atmosphere in great location, the food was excellent.

The service took the cake, though: they were alvery accommodating l, willing to rearrange seating for our larger party, and even allowed us to bring our own birthday cake!

Would absolutely recommend to anyone, and I'll be going back again

LH
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great find highly recommended to me and happy to pass on that recommendation!

DB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Unfortunately the 3 of us all had the lamb so cannot compare with other dishes. I wasn't blown away with the chops, one very thin and overdone the other thicker one was better. I forgot to tell the server to hold the mint sauce as I do not like mint but that was my bad. So overall I thought it rather pricey for what we got. Vegetables were great.
I would only recommend with some reservations but like I said we all had the same dinner so cannot speak to the rest of the menu.

RG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere and staff were welcoming from the moment we walked in the door. The food was delicious and served piping hot, which is a big plus for me! We felt we could take our time both with ordering and eating and had a wonderful, relaxing dinner out.

A
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was good though not exceptional, portions not generous - eg, tuna tartare and moules & frites

JC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our overall experience was very good. The food was excellent however the portions were small and somewhat pricey.

PC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I submitted a review already to the restaurant so without reiterating o give this place a 9/10 overall.
Service was exceptional

LT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, good ambience, diverse menu and friendly staff! Enjoyed our evening immensely. Will definitely come back and highly recommend it. Had Salt Spring mussels with frites and scallops on mushroom risotto. Well prepared and very tasty.

MF
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Overall - pretty great. However, the service was very slow. I don't think was a reflection of the server but of the restaurant not having enough staff to cover the tables.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

It was great food good but not exceptional..

AB
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We arrived for dinner within a few minutes of our 6pm reservation and were seated right away. Our server, Sarah, was wonderful throughout with her wine and food recommendations. I love that they have wine flights so that you can try 3 different wines and then perhaps choose a glass of your favourite one to have with dinner. Dinner was very good - I, along with one of my friends, ordered the scallops with risotto and it was amazing! Two other friends had the burger and truffle fries and thought it was very good. We also shared their two feature desserts - creme brûlée ice cream and a dark chocolate mousse. I would definitely visit this restaurant again.

H
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed our food, loved the service. Place was really hoping on Friday night and it’s a great place for a meal. My only beef is the noise level, all due to the crowd and poor acoustics. I hope they find a creative way to dampen it.

RD
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was a great place. Fits right into the cook street village neighbourhood. Great food and service.

AC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve dined at The Collective Wine Bar four times.The food is tasty, nicely presented and reasonably priced.The server on my last few visits was very pleasant, attentive and charming.I highly reccomend The Collective for a pleasant evening out.

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