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The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar, Richmond, BC

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar

4.6
4.6
1271 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
The origin of The Story Café emerged from the mantra “There is a story in everything”
So in 2018 when we fell upon a 30 year old warehouse, we saw the potential to transform the abandoned space into a warm, hospitable, unique eatery. Through consistent innovation, research and dedication we managed to blend our affinity for coffee, music, food and antique into a ambient mélange of vintage and nostalgia. Today, we proudly present our eatery to newcomers and are considered a staple in the Richmond community!

We are excited to share with you that our restaurant has been voted for the OpenTable Diners’ Choice 2023 award for multiple categories in Vancouver! This prestigious award is a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional dining experiences and top-notch service to our customers.

Vancouver / British Columbia best for : Live Music and Contemporary American
Vancouver Suburbs best for : HotSpot

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Breakfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 9:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 697-8679
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    The Owner
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for private event at reservation@thestory.cafe
  • Neighbourhood
    Richmond
  • Cross Street
    Sexsmith and Beckwith Road, there is a public parking cross the road.
  • Parking Details
    All street parking are available for customers. Paid parking crossroad.
  • Public Transit
    1 minute walk from Bridgeport Skytrain Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offers

  • 50% off all bottle wine on Tuesday and Wednesdays!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Mon - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.,Tue - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.,Wed - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.,Thu - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.,Fri - Sat - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Enjoy the 50% off all bottle wine on Tuesday and Wednesdays! All day

    50% off all bottle wine on Tuesday and Wednesdays! photo
  • Good deals everyday at Happy hour 3-5 & 9:30-close

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Enjoy the good deals we provide to the neighborhood

    Good deals everyday at Happy hour 3-5 & 9:30-close photo

What 1,271 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Contemporary American

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Great for live music

1,271 Reviews
  1. JDem

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For an unexpected stay, and reading the reviews for this gem, it lived up to it. Accurate review of most tender pork chop, lasagna, braised beef ribs and melt in your mouth beef wellington. Calamari for an app were big and thick. Outdoor heated patio was cozy.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dog friendly patio love to go with my dog and family

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  3. Tinny

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is top notch as always. Service was lacking and very slow, always had to hunt down our server for everything, took her 20mins to get us a machine to pay (the payment machine was just lying there).

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience was amazing. Love restaurants that are dog friendly on the padio! Our server was super friendly and knowledgeable about the menus. Never had to ask for water. They always filled our cups:)

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  5. MeganK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place for any occasion, the food is top notch and although may seem pricey for the fairly casual seeming setting your in, is worth every penny. They must have an amazing bartender because the drink list is amazing and such creative options, all of which were hard to choose from, definitely something for everyone in there. I love that they’ve incorporated their outdoor patio for all year round, giving more people a chance to be served. It was about 7c the evening we sat outside and with the heaters going I didn’t even need my jacket, a sweater was just comfortable. Will definitely come back, can’t wait to try their brunch!

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  6. RiFFs

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, lots of options. Great vibe inside!

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  7. GinnyC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Just found this place on google maps and thought we would give it a go as we had an unscheduled layover in a nearby hotel compliments of West jet. The accomodation and meal made up for a crap day of holdups and missed international flights. We were able to use the meal vouchers provided by West Jet too. Thanks team. Food was fresh and tasty and the ambience interesting

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  8. EdwinC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious seafood and dessert, but a little bit noisy

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  9. paulinew

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the service and food. Make sure you make a reservation. They are a very popular restaurant.

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  10. BearSouthof60

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Tried to book inside and sat on patio. A bit chilly and ate with puffer on. Table was tippy and someone tripped on heat lantern quick just about fell on us. Burgers and fries very tasty and fast served. Was not asked if want another beer. Overall 7.5 out of 10.

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  11. JerryH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dinner was fantastic the service also was fantastic. Very friendly place to go and eat. Both the wife and I loved it. You couldn't eat like that in a restaurant in Manitoba. Thank you for the experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere, and the servers were friendly.

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  13. Jenjenparedes

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! I ordered the lobster gnocchi and it was amazing. Will be coming here again for sure ❤️

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  14. YaoYaoAhead

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the Valentine's menu! Always try something new!

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  15. SirDouglas

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Valentines day set menu. Food was excellent. Service very attentive to our needs. We are regulars at this restaurant and would recommend it to friends.

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  16. DonnaB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bacon jam appetizer was excellent. It was a nice surprise to have live entertainment. Will definitely return!

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  17. RichieM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all around. Food came quick and the service was fantastic.

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  18. Sally

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Casual dinner with friends. Good atmosphere and service.

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  19. TeddyC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The environment for the place and services are very good. Only little mistake is I ordered a deep fried chicken burger with fries, and the chicken came a little bit dry not juicy.

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  20. SusanL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a lively restaurant, with excellent food and charming service. We are out of towners and select a hotel nearby, so so we can have a meal here.

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  21. Jaggy

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time for dinner there and everything was amazing from start to finish. Shay was the best server 🩷

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service by our waitress, Natascha was excellent. We took advantage of the half-price wine bottles on Wednesday and enjoyed some great wine. The food was excellent and it is a unique and warm ambience.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time dining at this restaurant. The quality of food quality and service was on point. I will be returning.

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  24. AndrewL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had brunch and it was so good we went back for dinner!

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  25. DianLeRoux

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Everythijg was great accept the behaviour of other customers. They were so loud I couldn't hear my girlfriend speak from 1 ft infront of me

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  26. EricT

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere and food is always excellent at The Story Cafe but what made our dining experience above and beyond was our server, Maia! Her amazing service and infectious smile made our dining experience a 10 out of 10! I recommend The Story Cafe to everyone!

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  27. ChristinaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Uniquely decorated and cozy with very delicious food!

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  28. winstonT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Your website event HKpop starts at 8.00 on Feb 1st, but your service ladies said it should be 8.30. It is rather confused. If that is the case, please update your web event information then we can book the table at a later hour. Thanks

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great find - highly recommended. Popular so be sure to reserve.

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  30. AndyK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience. Staff really cared. Place was clean

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  31. LaniB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! I have a shellfish allergy, and they are very accommodating and take it seriously. If I can't have an item that comes with the dish, they make substitutions and its always delicious

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  32. MarionR

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time eating here. As it was our 31 wedding anniversary we enjoyed everything about this restaurant and we will definitely return. From the music to the food and staff it was a perfect evening.

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  33. JanP

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to the Story Cafe many times when I’m in Vancouver and always come away satisfied and happy. It’s the perfect end to a hectic travel day and I look forward to my next time in the city. French onion soup, lasagne, dessert (always Killing Me Softly), a a nice red Cabernet….what could possibly be better?

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  34. PAULW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Convenient location close to Skytrain. Great atmosphere and friendly service.

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  35. victoriabob

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was superb, food excellent and the price was a little high but in keeping with that environment. We will definitely be back.

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  36. TamaraP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Preorder the tomahawk, asked for medium rare to rare, came out medium Very dry, needed more butter. Not recommended Beef Pappardelle was a hit, top choice Calamari, 2nd favourite Prawn cocktail - sauce was flavorful Honey Mussels - some massive egg shape size, others size of a quarter Beef Carpaccio - thumbs up Truffle fries - decent portion Duck, a bit dried Sablefish, thumbs up Beef wellington a bit disappointed (ordered it before and it was cooked perfectly) this time around, more well done than med rare, pastry puff was a bit soggy ** Dancing Soho, cocktail, crisp, light , refreshing!

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  37. BillM

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time visiting The Story Cafe after talking about going since it opened. It was my Wife's birthday dinner and it was outstanding. Food was great and the service impeccable. Will definitely be back.

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  38. SandraF

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was very agreeable to me continually change the time of reservation as my guests were flying into YVR and they kept experiencing delays due to weather. Service was excellent and food was tasty. The only negative is one guest is allergic to shellfish and apparently only one fryer so the French fries get cooked in same oil as shellfish.

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  39. JamiesonA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was amazing and their recommendations were spot on! Everything we had was mouth watering delicious. I’ve already recommended family and friends to check it out and when we are back on the mainland we will definitely be going back!

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  40. HB13

    West Palm Beach

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Generous portions. Very tasty clam chowder and lobster bisque. Close to airport and hotels.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar using the Order Online button. The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 697-8679.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1271 OpenTable diners.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar

2800 Sexsmith Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1V5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Sexsmith and Beckwith Road, there is a public parking cross the road.
  • Neighbourhood
    Richmond
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 9:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    All street parking are available for customers. Paid parking crossroad.
  • Public Transit
    1 minute walk from Bridgeport Skytrain Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    The Owner
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 697-8679
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for private event at reservation@thestory.cafe
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