The Diamond

4.6
89 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Your friendly neighbourhood cocktail parlour with innovative Pacific Northwest menu.
What 89 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
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4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Team meeting!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best old fashion in town!

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C
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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 10, 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 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and drinks.

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OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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 2, 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 27, 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
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 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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JR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 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 22, 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 19, 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 9, 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 8, 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 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great atmosphere. Great date spot.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 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 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 18, 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 18, 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 17, 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 15, 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 13, 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 11, 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 6, 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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JH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

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ED
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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 :)

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CK
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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!

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RP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere in the heart of Gastown. Quality food and fantastic service. Great setting for a small or large group. Enjoy share plates or order individually. Both options work well. Excellent vibe and highly recommended.

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RG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

The sound level is simply too high because of the nature of all the hard surfaces in the space. Need to look at better sound absorbing acoustic ceiling panels or hanging something in the main space to bring the volume down about 15 to 20%. I love the Diamond but the last two times I’ve been there it’s just too loud? I love the volume of the music it’s just the sound of the people voices that makes it hard to have a reasonable conversation with someone two feet in front of you.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Short ribs are delicious. Portions were appy size.

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KP
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Food arrived cold, and took over 30mins for the food to arrive. Cocktails were really good and it’s a awesome location. Food very poor.

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ML
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

The Diamond has been one of my long time favourite places for drinks. Their old food menu had sushi and other crowd pleasing options, but now they have changed their whole menu to have fewer options and no sushi. Our table sent back 3 plates because the taste was unbarable. It’s a shame they don’t have better food options as it really is a great spot in gastown.

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TM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply amazing heritage room, great cocktails and innovative small plates.

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My experience at the diamond was a good one, having shown up on time for the reservation I requested, I was promptly seated by the window, that of which had a great view of the gastown lantern lit square , beautiful people were hosting as well as frequenting . The food seemed reasonably priced, though I had none. I tried a mixed cocktail, a creation from the bar that was different and complex in its flavor profile , though not overly presumptuous or layered . The host / general manager was a pleasure to speak with briefly and a vision to behold; as were all the staff I were fortunate enough to engage with. My friend was unable to come though I was accommodated as though this wasn't the slightest inconvenience. I thoroughly enjoyed myself in these intimate settings, and highly suggest a visit to "the diamond" if you've ever had the curiosity to know what it feels like to be guest somewhere as comfortable in comparison to the inner sanctum of your own home while still maintaining the allure and ambiance of glow of candle light.

Cheers
-Jake A

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s
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My new fav of fav's. Sooo much fun. Killer cool....but dont take my corner table!!!;)))

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s
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Had a good time overall. Enjoyed the food. Service was ok, could’ve been more friendly vs “functional”. Two of us had cocktails that tasted very strong (intense flavours), but not so tasty.

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SS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Creative cocktails, tasty but not silly. Diverse tapas that are reasonably priced & good for sharing. Service was a bit hit and miss, but friendly when it happened. Entertaining view over Powell/Abbot St.

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JA
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved sitting by those big, open warehouse windows with the summer breeze rolling in, watching night fall on Gas Town. The cocktails were creative and delicious. We are still talking about the duck pate tapas. The Diamond looks a little rough from street level, but you'll find a gem at the top of the stairs.

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