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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I always have a wonderful time here. The service is excellent!
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
We had drinks only so ignore the good rating:) Great creative cocktails
Nice atmosphere and views. A little colder near the windows. Loved my jade statue cocktail!
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.
Best old fashion in town!
Funky space with creative, delicious share plates. Friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommend!
Lovely place and great cocktails. The service was friendly and attentive and we loved some of the dishes but a few we just OK
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.
Good food and drinks.
Not a wise choice if you want to have a conversation but I’ll go back for girls night out
Great place to pre-funk or for a date! Fun atmosphere, great craft drinks and delicious small plates. Great music playing too.
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.
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!
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.
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
Just amazing !!!
This is our favourite place in Van it’s by far
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!
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.
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!
Great service, great atmosphere. Great date spot.
Cocktails, food, and service was fantastic...can’t wait to go back!
Wonderful space in the heart of Gastown offering superb original covkyails.
Went for my moms birthday, staff was super friendly and accommodating. Food and drinks were top notch!
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.
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.
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 😊
Food was great, drinks were amazing and ambiance was irreplaceable. I will be going back for more!!!
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.
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.
Great food and service, just a bit pricey. Loud music, it's a bit hard to talk if you are going with a bigger group of friends.
TAPAS Food was great. Spent a little north of $70 and it was good enough to fill up 2 people and have a beverage each. Will come again for sure
I told Monica I was meeting a blind date and she was perfectly attentive and even offered to help me out of things went sideways which made me chuckle. She was wonderful, genuine and friendly and we enjoyed a few too many delicious cocktails. Will visit again, thank you :)
Brought some friends of mine here who were visiting Canada and we all had a blast! The servers were super friendly! Definitely would come back!