The Diamond

4.3
104 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Your friendly neighbourhood cocktail parlour with innovative Pacific Northwest menu.
What 104 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
3.9
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4.3
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4.3
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3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Good drinks. Terrible food. The worst service. Overall, super disappointing.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and physical space. Great for people watching from windows too

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KH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Caters to a specific crowd. Wait staff assume you have been before and therefore are not forthcoming with drink or food specials. Meals arrived at different times and could not be enjoyed together

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V
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Great service. Cool location. Excellent for people with allergies (informed staff).

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T
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Lots of whacky drinks for those who don’t like alcohol, but are determined to get some down anyway, at fairly steep prices. A quite good stock of bottles if you ask for the list, at quite reasonable prices. Great service. Limited food options served in embarrassingly small portions, slowly and often no longer hot. Maybe there’s potential, but I’d say meet up here for a drink before dinner down the block.

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r
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came for drinks and the place is amazing from the decor to the views to the staff. We were treated well and they had a great vibe. Worth checking out. Drinks were very creative too!

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CE
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great ambiance and service but the music was very loud! If you’re looking for a quieter cozy place for a drink, this isn’t it.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

I’ve come here before around dinner time (6-8 pm) and have had a great time. However, on Wednesday at 7:30 pm the music was so loud I could barely hear the server asking me what kind of water I’d like. It wasn’t even dark outside, yet it felt like the inside of a nightclub...

When I asked why the music was so loud the server said “that’s how it is here.” It wasn’t like that a month ago when I was there for a friend’s birthday, so was there a change in management? If so, wrong decision. Terrible choice to have the ambiance of the room negate the ability to have a meaningful conversation over drinks. My date and I left very shortly after sitting down and I can safely say I will not be returning until this changes.

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C
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite place in the city for cocktails. Great ambience and attentive service. Cocktails are tasty and well balanced. The new menu is a bit eclectic for my taste but I’m sure it’s delicious.

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

I always have a wonderful time here. The service is excellent!

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was a great evening but we found that the music was so loud that we felt we had to yell to hear one another

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KS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We had drinks only so ignore the good rating:) Great creative cocktails

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J
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and views. A little colder near the windows. Loved my jade statue cocktail!

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M
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

It seemed like they were doing us such a big favour accommodating a couple extra people. They have no telephone number and I emailed them but was told to email Open Table next time. It felt like I kept getting instructions on how to behave and less like an experience. But mistakes happen so I let it go whatever. However then we got 2 servers who didn’t smile and reprimanded us when we suggested our drinks got taken away. We didn’t want free drinks we were just saying we didn’t want our stuff taken away. Overall the drinks are amazing and the staff needs to brush up on their service skills.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Team meeting!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best old fashion in town!

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C
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Funky space with creative, delicious share plates. Friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommend!

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KM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely place and great cocktails. The service was friendly and attentive and we loved some of the dishes but a few we just OK

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R
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

This is a great place for drinks and a really good vibe. Food is disappointing - appys and whatever they called mains were less than appealing on the menu, though not terribly priced. If you're looking for a vibrant lounge with off beat drinks then this is a great spot, just eat before or after your visit.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and drinks.

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OT
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Not a wise choice if you want to have a conversation but I’ll go back for girls night out

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VW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to pre-funk or for a date! Fun atmosphere, great craft drinks and delicious small plates. Great music playing too.

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MD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, every loved the food and cocktails. The don't have a phone number to contact for a change in reservations which is very odd and the music very loud took the whole ambience down a notch for us.

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LH
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hubby and I had a AMAZING experience at The Diamond-exceeded our expectations. Were there for over 2 hours and enjoyed every second with cocktails, food, view from our second story window, music, and ambiance. Their 48 hour short rib is to die for!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Reservations were made for a large party for a birthday celebration, but the seating did not accommodate the large group, which was communicated via email as well to ensure this would be a smooth process. Our guests had to wait outside as it was at full capacity, and couldn’t join our group till much later - which kinda defeats the purpose of having a reservation in place.

Ambience and food were okay otherwise, but was hoping this would’ve been a much smoother experience for a special celebration.

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great time. Almost burnt the place down with a fiery napkin but our server jumped in to save the day--and our date night. A+++ service

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AD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just amazing !!!

This is our favourite place in Van it’s by far

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C
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and cocktails in a special room overlooking Gassy Jack Square. Love this place! The food used to be more Japanese, but now it’s more gourmet comfort food and tapas, and it’s delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Drinks are great. Food was tasty by very, very small portion sizes for the cost. It was also incredibly loud. Too loud. You could barely hear the people across the table from you.

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MP
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We all had a fabulous time at the Diamond. The ambiance was wonderful and the view was spectacular. Only thing is we found the noise level a little loud as the night went on and harder to visit with each other. Other thing is I found the bar stools to be a bit high for the table and found myself slouching over to lean on the table. Other than that everything was wonderful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great atmosphere. Great date spot.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cocktails, food, and service was fantastic...can’t wait to go back!

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful space in the heart of Gastown offering superb original covkyails.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for my moms birthday, staff was super friendly and accommodating. Food and drinks were top notch!

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had drinks here before a dinner date - great ambiance and cool selection of cocktails. Love the interior of this place. Service was excellent! Recommend for a couple, a date, a group of friends - can't wait to come back and hopefully try the food.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

I went to the Diamond to celebrate my birthday on Friday and had a reservation for 7 people, the food and cocktails were great, however we left feeling very disappointed in the way the bills were handled. The bills were all wrong and after finally figuring out the bills after 15 minutes my friend notices after some of us have already paid and tipped that there had been 18% autogratuity added without our knowledge. When my friend noticed this she asked the waitress what the policy was for autograt and why we weren’t informed, the waitress explained that there was gratuity added to parties of 8 or more. We were only 7 people so we explained that we were not in fact 8, but 7, and she said the machine just adds it automatically when there are 8 seats? Why there were 8 seats when we were only 7 I don’t know. So , we asked to speak to a manager so as to clear up this confusion and after rolling her eyes she went and grabbed the manager who explained to us that actually the autogratuity was added for 7 people or more and if we looked it was written in the menu. Obviously that was missed on our part, but as a group of people who currently work in or have worked in the service industry we know that you tell people the gratuity is included otherwise the guest feels taken advantage of and frankly scammed. We understand the purpose of autograt, the servers have to be taken care of when there is a large party, especially on a Friday night and we get it, but this was handled extremely poorly.
I was not offered reimbursement after unknowingly tipping a total of 38% on my bill and not issued an apology either. We all left feeling really taken advantage of, angry and disappointed because up until that point it was a great experience. I hope that in the future they can get their policy straight on what the autogratuity procedure is, so that servers and guests are all on the same page and informed.

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SK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was amazing! I loved the ambiance. It was such a cool experience. Everyone that I have taken there has loved it!! The olives were to die for!! Will be back soon 😊

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MA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great, drinks were amazing and ambiance was irreplaceable. I will be going back for more!!!

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BJ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Everything was great, They were accommodating for our big party of ten.. The food was good, i accidentally ordered a hot cod dip (would not recommend) but they were friendly enough to take it off the bill, since i did not realize that was what i had just ordered.

At the end, the waitress was a little confused mentioning how we had not paid for an order of chicken. I followed up with everyone after the party and relieved all receipt copies (or similar to it) and everyone had paid for the meal. Its unfortunate that there was this confusing, it kinda let us on a poor note while leaving.

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R
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food, venue , service and location was great . The music base and level needs to be adjusted to lower though as it has a primarily cozy/ intimate kind of ambiance where conversation is sought naturally among guests so loud and/ or strong base type of music doesnt suit that very well.

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