The Diamond

4.5
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116 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Your friendly neighbourhood cocktail parlour with innovative Pacific Northwest menu.
What 116 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

We’re charged regular price for drinks put in at happy hour. During a toast to a friend, a server came over and advised us to “keep it down and not disrupt” as we apparently were loud, which was interesting as the bar itself was loud and we were simply toasting to a congratulatory beverage for a friends accomplishment before we were quickly hushed. Prior to this we were not disruptive. Overall, was an odd experience and staff was not very friendly

CM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

The cocktails were great but the food was lacking, my friend couldn't even eat his main. But the server was very nice and the setting is lovely.

AA
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Outstanding inventive cocktails and great service. The beautiful room made it!

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal venue! We visited while on vacation and this was hands down our favourite spot in Vancouver! Great views of Gastown, amazing cocktails, excellent ambience and service, and the pre fixe menu was generous and affordable. If we’re ever back in the area, we’ll definitely return to The Diamond!

k
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Service …. just hard to find parking
Only had appetizers however each one was delicious

GS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was amazing! We love the ambiance! The cocktails were quite good! The service was bit slow but polite and friendly. Great for gatherings with friends!

H
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for a work client celebration, it was a good choice. The drinks were delicious and our server was very helpful in food and drink selections.

d
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the Diamond. It has such a great vibe, great service, great food and the best cocktails!!! Keep it up

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good gluten free selection and able to accommodate a dairy allergy. Everyone enjoyed their drinks. A lovely time!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Friends just got engaged

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I picked The Diamond for my bachelorette dinner before seeing the Backstreet Boys at Rogers Arena. The staff was so chill throughout our time there! They helped me secretly cover the bill. I thought their prix fixe menu was perfect for our group of 7. I enjoyed the chorizo and cheese flatbread, sea urchin orzotto with prawns AND their short rib, along with the chocolate cake

EP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The drinks were on point and the staff were super nice in recommending other locations we would like. The food was very good. A bit smaller, but having the courses and appetizers we left with a good value. Great and fun location

B
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

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

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

KH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

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

V
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

T
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

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.

r
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

CE
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience1

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.

C
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

KS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

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

J
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

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

M
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Team meeting!

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best old fashion in town!

C
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

KM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

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

R
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5Food2Service3Ambience4

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.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and drinks.

OT
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience2

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

VW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

MD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

LH
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

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.

JR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

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

AD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just amazing !!!

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

C
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!